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BPD: Woman Robbed at Knifepoint on Burchwood Drive

10.29.15 01:01 PM – Andy McDonald
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Michael Evans was arrested Sunday in connection with a robbery on Sunday, according to police.
Press Release
Courtesy of
Sergeant Jake Reed
Berea Police Department

BEREA - A Lexington man was arrested after police say he robbed a Berea woman at knifepoint.

Officers were called to Mary Street Sunday in reference to an armed robbery. The victim reported that she was in her vehicle with her children when a male subject walked up to her and pulled a large knife before demanding that she give him her cell phone. The subject then ran on foot towards Burchwood Drive.

Officers located the subject sitting a in a vehicle that was parked in a driveway on Burchwood Drive. They attempted to place the subject under arrest and he began to pull away from the Officers and refused to comply with their commands. After he was arrested they located the knife and several cell phones in the vehicle, along with a Marijuana cigarette. Officers arrested 30 year old Michael Evans of Lexington KY and charged him with the following:

-Robbery 1st Degree
-Theft By Unlawful Taking $500 or More
-Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Marijuana

In other police news:

Drug Arrest: On 10/26/2015 Officers were called to Circle K in reference to a suspicious person in the parking lot. The caller stated that a female had been sitting in a vehicle for over an hour. Officers located the subject and observed that she was reaching for something as they were speaking to her. Inside of the vehicle they located a small amount of Methamphetamine. Officers arrested 45 year old Dora Hendren of Berea KY and charged her with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine).

Drug Arrest: On 10/24/2015 Officers were called to Liberty Avenue in reference to a suspicious male subject in the area. The subject was located and Officers learned that he had an active arrest warrant. In his pants pockets they located several different prescription drugs including Alprazolam and Hydrocodone, and a small amount of Methamphetamine. Officers arrested 33 year old Shannon Durham of Berea KY and charged him with the following:

-Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
- Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (2 Counts)
- Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree
-Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug.

Theft: On 10/19/2015 a resident in the 30 Block of Old Wallaceton Road reported that items were stolen from a vehicle overnight. Estimated Loss: $500.00.

Shoplifting Arrest: On 10/20/2015 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a female who attempted to leave the store without paying for several items. Officers arrested 49 year old Lisa Sizemore of Berea KY and charged her with Theft By Unlawful Taking Shoplifting. She was also charged with Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree after previously being banned from the property.

Theft Arrest: On 10/21/2015 Officers arrested 42 year old Edna Sparks of Berea KY as the result of an investigation. Sparks cashed several checks from a closed account totaling $1,060.00. She was charged with Theft By Deception U/$10,000 and Forgery 2nd Degree.

Criminal Mischief: On 10/21/2015 a resident in the 100 Block of Brushwood Court reported that some Halloween decorations were damaged. Estimated Loss: $50.00.

Theft: On 10/21/2015 a resident in the 100 Block of Rose Street reported that a package was stolen from the front porch of the residence. Estimated Loss: $275.00.

Theft: On 10/21/2015 Walmart employees observed a female subject take several clothing items outside the store without paying for them. She then got in a vehicle that was waiting for her and left the area. Estimated Loss: $114.82.

Fleeing/Evading Arrest: On 10/22/2015 an Officer observed a male subject at McDonalds on Glades Road who had an active arrest warrant. When the Officer attempted to stop the subject, he ran on foot and was apprehended a short time later on Laurel Drive. Officers charged 21 year old Kevin Lamb of Berea KY with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.

Shoplifting Arrest: On 10/23/2015 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter that had been detained by store employees. The subject attempted to leave the store with merchandise totaling $40.40. The subject had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Officers arrested 38 year old Jack Hudson of Berea KY and charged him with Theft By Unlawful Taking Shoplifting and Public Intoxication.

Alcohol Arrest: On 10/24/2015 an Officer observed a subject walking on Ellipse Street in the early morning hours. The subject appeared to have trouble keeping his balance and had a strong odor of alcohol. Officers arrested 21 year old Brandon Hatcher of Berea KY and charged him with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.

Receiving Stolen Property: On 10/24/2015 Officers were called to Interstate 75 North in reference to an injury collision. They located a vehicle on the side of the road that was smoking a disabled. Officers discovered that the vehicle was stolen out of Williamsburg KY after running a license plate check. They arrested 42 year old Wylie Crum of Bowerville OH and charged him with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000.

Burglary: On 10/26/2015 a resident in the 200 Block of Scruggs Street reported that a lawnmower was stolen from a storage shed. Estimated Loss: $3,079.00.

Theft: On 10/26/2015 Officers were called to the Berea Health Care Center in reference to a purse that was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot. Estimated Loss: $20.00.

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