Man charged with series of thefts from cars

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police say a man with a recent history of stealing things out of vehicles, was charged with three additional thefts. Investigators say 55-year old John C. Hacker, II, of Richmond, is accused of stealing a purse, cash, gift cards and clothing from a car while a woman was in a drug store on Kim Kent Drive on March 16, 2016.

Police say Hacker stole electronics, gift cards, checkbooks and a backpack from a vehicle while the owner was in a convenience store on Merrick Drive on March 17. The next day, police were called to the University Shopping Center parking lot to check out a man who was reportedly looking in vehicles and had broken out a window of a truck in the lot near a restaurant. Witnesses gave police a description of the man and the vehicle he was driving. Police say they found the vehicle and the suspect at a nearby convenience store on the Eastern Bypass, who they identified as Hacker.

Police say he appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. He was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Investigators say in addition to the three most recent reported crimes, Hacker was cited or arrested five other times for reportedly stealing from vehicles between January 27, 2016 and March 7, 2016. Police say on two occasions Hacker was arrested. They say in one instance he was released on an unsecured $500 bond and the second time on a $1,000 cash bond. Investigators say Hacker has at least five prior felony convictions in Madison County.

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