Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police Make Arrest in Theft Case
Date of News Release: 09/23/2013
(Richmond, KY.) - On Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted by Honda of Richmond concerning a fraudulent check that was passed at their motorcycle shop. Employees of the store stated that a male had come into the business and passed a check for more than $7,000. The unidentified male left the store with a Honda Foreman ATV.
Troopers assigned to Morehead Post located the vehicle in Powell County on the Mountain Parkway and recovered the stolen ATV.
William Dale Steele, 37 years old of Hazard, was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500. 26 additional warrants from Kentucky and other states were also served. Steele was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
Trooper Charles Brandenburg is the investigating officer and was assisted by other KSP personnel.