Berea police arrested a man for second-degree burglary after officers arrived to Spring Circle, where the door of a vacant apartment was broken Wednesday.

An employee of the apartments said that Randall Parker, 55, Paint Lick Road, Berea, was inside, along with his wife, according to a citation. However, she escaped before police arrived.

Officers spoke with Parker, who said he and his wife had been staying in the apartment, and that they had permission from a neighbor, the citation states.

Apartment employees, however, said that no one should be living there, according to the citation.

Parker was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Stephen Short, 33, Rice Court, Richmond, for resisting arrest, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence after an officer saw him walking down the sidewalk in front of the Madison County Courthouse Wednesday night.

Short kept his head down and kept glancing back at the officer as they tried to talk to him, according to a citation. He kept walking away until he eventually stopped, looked at the officer and asked, "What the (expletive) do you want?"

The officer identified Short and knew he was wanted on a Madison County warrant for failure to appear, the citation states. The officer went to detain him while confirming he was wanted on the warrant, and Short tried to rip his arm out of the officer's grasp and kick up his leg.

The officer took Short to the ground to try and detain him again, but he rolled onto his back and kept trying to get something from his waistband, the citation states. The officer was able to get Short back onto his stomach and detain both his hands.

Short, however, continued to reach for his waistband while detained and continued to curse at the officer during the entire encounter, according to the citation. After a search, the officer found Short to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Short was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Johnathon Jones, 29, Way Cross, Berea, on eight charges Wednesday after officers noticed a vehicle traveling on Robert Martin Bypass with expired registration.

Officers pulled over the vehicle, driven by Jones, who said he didn't have a license and it might be suspended, according to a citation. He also couldn't provide proof of insurance or registration. Police confirmed his license had been suspended, but the suspension order had expired.

Jones also told officers that the vehicle wasn't his, the citation states. Officers asked if there was anything in the vehicle that they needed to be aware of, and Jones said there was nothing he knew about. Jones allowed officers to search the vehicle.

Officers found a needle with a clear liquid suspected to be heroin and an orange blow torch, the citation states. Jones said he didn't know anything about those items, but that he took suboxone earlier in the day.

Jones was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and no operator's license (mo-ped).

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Berea police arrested Michael Todd, 49, Eubank, Kentucky, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not properly contained after an officer noticed a car in the parking lot of Silver Creek Baptist Church near the church bus Wednesday night.

The officer approached the vehicle, which Todd was inside, according to a citation. Police asked to search the vehicle, and Todd agreed.

The officer found two small baggies containing about 2 grams of crystal methamphetamine, about 16.5 pills identified as clonzapam and an empty syringe, the citation states. Todd told the officer that "he shoots up crystal meth," the citation states.

Todd was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Marcus Childers, 23, Redhouse Road, Richmond, on a Kentucky Department of Corrections warrant Wednesday night.

The warrant, dated Nov. 29, states that Childers, a convicted felon, was confined in the electronic monitoring program. He had escaped the program, and the warrant charges him with second-degree escape. According to the warrant, his last known address as of Nov. 29 was in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.

Police arrested him at Walmart, and he was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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