Category: Police Beats

Police beat April 10, 2014

An EKU Police officer observed William Lawson, Jr., 41, from Richmond, lying on the ground at the corner of University Drive and Lancaster Avenue at 6:57 p.m. Lawson smelled like alcohol, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Lawson could not recite the alphabet and the officer believed doing any balance tests would endanger Lawson. He was transported to the Madison County Detention Center.

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Police beat Mar.20

EKU Police responded to Keene Hall at 11:50 a.m. after the odor of marijuana was detected on the 15th floor. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with Isaiah Hill, 18, from Louisville. Hill consented to a room search where the officer found marijuana on the desk. Hill was cited for possession of marijuana.

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Police Beat March 6

An EKU Police officer responded to the New Residence Hall at 4:13 p.m. after a smoke detector activated on the second floor. Upon arrival, the officer found the detector only activated in a suite and was caused by shower steam. The Richmond Fire Department responded and allowed for the alarm to be reset.

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Police Beat Feb. 13

A resident in Clay Hall contacted Eastern Police after he found his PlayStation 3 controller and his roommate’s bed comforter missing. The resident later contacted Eastern Police saying one of his football teammates played a prank on him by taking the items. The property was returned with no damage.

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Police Beat Jan. 30

Jan. 22

Eastern Police and the Richmond Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Telford Hall after it was activated. Upon arrival, the police officer noticed two to three inches of standing water on the first floor. Facilities Services was at the building and said a coil in the water heater burst causing the leak.

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Police Beat Jan. 23

Jan. 16
Eastern Police and the Richmond Fire Department responded to the 15th floor of Commonwealth Hall after a fire alarm activated. An officer entered an unoccupied room and it was filled with smoke. Richmond Fire Department couldn’t find any hot spots that may have caused the smoke. Facilities Services arrived and determined the room heater malfunctioned.
Jan. 17
An Eastern Police officer responded to Keene Hall after it was reported there was an intoxicated individual on the first floor. Upon arrival, the officer identified Jeanna Friend, 31, from Lexington and said she smelled of alcohol. EKU Dispatch advised Friend had an active warrant from Estill County District Court. Friend was transported to the Madison County Detention Center.

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Police Beat Jan. 16

Jan. 6
A student reported her cellphone and driver’s license was stolen from the Fitness and Wellness Center at 8:10 p.m.
Jan. 7
A student contacted Eastern Police at 8:04 a.m. after finding one of his tires damaged in the Lancaster Lot. He also advised that a rosary and a Gerber pocket knife were taken from the vehicle.

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Police Beat Nov. 21

An officer detained Bradley Renfrow, 19, from Nicholasville, at 12:56 p.m. after he noticed Renfrow was in the smoke shack by Case Hall. Renfrow was previously given a criminal trespass warning on Nov. 4, according to police records. Renfrow was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Eastern Police responded to Martin Hall at 7:55 p.m. after a student complained about the odor of marijuana on the fourth floor. The officer spoke with Dylan Patman, 19, from Vallonia, Ind. Patman said he was not smoking and the officer spotted a joint lying on Patman’s desk. Patman admitted to smoking and also gave the officer a glass pipe he had used. Patman was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Police Beat Nov. 14

Nov. 4

Eastern Police officers were dispatched to Case Hall at 11:23 a.m. to serve a warrant to Bradley Renfrow, 19, from Nicholasville, after a warrant was issued from the Jessamine County District Court. While searching Renfrow, an officer located a broken glass pipe with marijuana residue and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. The RHC for Case Hall advised that Renfrow was not welcome at Case Hall after he was involved in an altercation with a student on Nov. 3. The officer then gave Renfrow a trespassing warning and that he was no longer welcome on campus.

Nov. 5

Eastern Police investigated the report of a theft from the C-3 Express Store in the Wallace Building at 6:16 a.m. The value of stolen candy bars and chips totaled $260.

An Eastern Police officer and the Richmond Fire Department responded to the Moore Building at 9:51 a.m. after the fire alarm system activated. Upon arrival, no cause for the alarm was found and the Richmond Fire Department requested for Eastern Police to reset the alarm.

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