Richmond Police were recently called to investigate suspicious activity occurring in the Lake Street area. The complainant called police around 3 a.m. and informed dispatch that two males were moving around their apartment complex.
When officers arrived, they located Aaron Noland of Tyner and Harold McIntosh of Waco on the property of a local towing agency. According to police, the duo had to cross over a fence which had signs providing notice against trespassing on the grounds.
McIntosh reportedly told authorities that Noland had given him a ride to the site to look at a car. He added that he was considering buying the vehicle at a cheap price due to the owner of the car being incarcerated at the time. When questioned about this individual, McIntosh was unable to tell police which detention center they were lodged in.
According to officials, McIntosh stated that details regarding the sale of the vehicle had previously been discussed between his girlfriend and an individual close to the owner. When police contacted McIntosh’s girlfriend to verify his story, she reportedly was unaware of both his current location and the fact that he was searching for a vehicle. Officers say no mention of the vehicle in question or its location was made during this exchange.
When police questioned Noland, he allegedly stated that he was unsure of the purpose for driving McIntosh to the Lake Street location but maintained that they were friends even though he could not recall McIntosh’s last name.
Following a review of the vehicle, the listed owner was contacted who told police they had no knowledge of a transaction with McIntosh and that he did not have permission to enter the automobile. Golf clubs and fishing poles which were previously located inside the trunk of the vehicle were discovered nearby.
An employee of the towing agency confirmed that the vehicle’s doors had been secured upon delivery, and that it appeared as though a window was broken into in order to gain access to the car.
McIntosh and Noland were arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center where they were charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Auto, Under $500) and 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing.