Richmond Police Report June 11, 2015


Drug Arrests: On 06/09/2015, police charged Michael G. Moren, age 44, Berea Road, and Larae A. Williamson (female), age 24, Caleast Road, for drug offenses after observing a drug transaction.

At approximately 12:34 A.M., a patrol officer observed Moren and Williamson standing in front of Redi Mart on N. Second Street. Redi Mart was closed at the time. As the officer was observing, Moren and Williamson engaged in a hand-to-hand transaction that the officer suspected to be a drug transaction. When the officer approached the two suspects, they separated and started walking away in different directions. As the two were attempting to walk away, Williamson was observed hiding an object near a parked vehicle. Upon further inspection, officers found a baggie of heroin and a woman’s purse containing two syringes and a spoon.

As Moren was walking away, he also discarded an item on a metal rack beside the store. Officers retrieved the item and found it to be a cigarette pack containing two hydrocodone pills, five clonazepam pills, a small amount of cash and several empty plastic baggies.

It was subsequently determined that Moren had transferred the heroin packet to Williamson. Both parties were taken into custody and lodged in the MCDC, charged for the following offenses:

As to Moren:

– Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree
– Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree
– Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
– Tampering with Physical Evidence

Moren falsely identified himself to the arresting officers by using his brother’s name and identifiers. This was discovered by the MCDC staff on 06/10/2015. It was further discovered that there existed a Parole Violation warrant for Moren’s arrest. The parole violation warrant was served on Moren and the additional charge of Theft of Identity of Another was placed against him.

Moren had previously been convicted in the Madison Circuit Court on 04/05/2013 for Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison. He was paroled on 10/01/2014. A parole violation warrant was issued for him on 03/24/2015 for absconding parole supervision, changing his address without approval of parole officer, and failure to make restitution as directed by the court.

As to Williamson:

– Possessing of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree
– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
– Tampering with Physical Evidence

A bench warrant from the Clark District Court charging Williamson for Failure to Appear was also served on her.


Forgery Arrest: On 06/09/2015, at approximately 8:20 P.M., officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male walking on Norwood Drive. Officers located the male, identified as Caleb Chavez, age 25, Norwood Drive, and took him into custody for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. During a search of Caleb’s person subsequent to his arrests, officers discovered a Permanent Alien card in his possession that was found to be a forged document. He was also in possession of a social security card that also appeared to be a forged document. Chavez was further charged for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument First Degree and lodged in the MCDC.

The U.S. Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was alerted and is conducting a follow-up investigation.

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