Robbery Charge: On 07/21/2015, police charged Johnathan Tye, age 19, Powderhorn Drive, in connection with a robbery that occurred earlier in the month.
On 07/04/2015, at approximately 1:00 A.M., officers were dispatched to E. Walnut Street to investigate a report of an attempted carjacking. Upon arrival, officers met with two males who reported that they had been robbed. It was further learned that the two men had met with a female at the Redi Mart on N. Second Street when two men, one of which was Tye, entered the back seat of their vehicle uninvited. The two suspects then assaulted both victims while holding them at gunpoint. The victims then drove to the area of E. Walnut Street where the suspects demanded their valuables. The suspects took an iPhone from one of the victims and attempted to take the vehicle but were unsuccessful. The two suspects then fled on foot.
The follow-up investigation identified both male suspects. On 07/13/2015, a warrant was issued for Tye’s arrest, charging him for Robbery 1st Degree.
On 07/21/2015, the warrant was served on Tye at the police station. He was lodged in the MCDC. The other involved party is still being sought.
Wanted: Richmond Police is looking for Stefanie R Hensley, DOB 06/15/1968. Last known address Kirksville Rd. Paintlick, Ky. Stefanie Hensley is wanted for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Felony). If you know her location call us at 859 623-1162. She is entered in NCIC.
Scam: On 07/22/2015, a Richmond resident reported a scam attempt. The resident indicated that he received a call from a male stating that he was with “Windows” and identifying himself as a “Windows Tech.” The telephone call came from the 247 area code. The caller went on to say that the residents firewall and security protections had expired and that the resident was vulnerable to hackers and other computer intruders. The resident was given directions on how to supply the caller with the information needed to allow the caller to remotely access the resident’s computer, which the caller did. The caller then offered the resident a firewall software plan to protect his computer at a cost of $199.00 or $249.00, depending on the plan selected. The caller even sent the resident a form with price quotes on it. The caller identified himself as “Jerry, Senior Tech Expert” on the form.
When the resident indicated that he was not interested in the offer and asked that the caller exit his computer, the caller became angry and directed a profanity toward the resident. The caller then told the resident he could not have his computer back and started deleting forms from the resident’s documents folder. The resident then shut down his computer.
This is the second report received with a variation of this scam. Citizens are cautioned that they should not allow access to their computers as a result of receiving unsolicited calls or messages. And they certainly should not sent money to anyone in connection with such solicitations. When in doubt, the police should be contacted or the resident should independently authenticate the solicitation in some fashion. It is rarely a good idea to respond to such unsolicited contacts.