One suspect in last month’s theft of donations from the Isaac F. Umberhine Library in Richmond has been arrested and two more suspects still are being sought.

Richmond police Chief Scott MacMaster said Patrick Roy Alexander, 19, of Richmond, was arrested Thursday after a witness confirmed he was one of the two men who came into the library to warm up on the cold morning of Jan. 20.

“He was the one who grabbed the jug and ran,” MacMaster said.

MacMaster said Officer James Donnell recognized the car that was seen in photos captured from the library’s security camera on the day of the theft. Donnell stopped the car at the Family Dollar store on Main Street and questioned the car’s occupants. With a photo taken during the stop, Donnell was able to get the witness identification.

MacMaster said Alexander was arrested for violating the conditions of his release and was charged with theft.

Police are seeking two additional suspects: Trevor Korineck, 20, of Richmond, and Alexander Nappe, 20, whose last known address was in Auburn. Nappe’s Facebook page lists his hometown as Hartford, Connecticut.

“If we don’t locate them, we’ll do arrest warrants,” MacMaster said.

Library officials estimated they lost around $150 when the donation jug was taken two weeks ago. A gofundme campaign was set up with a target of $500 to replace the lost donations. Within a day, that target had been exceeded. As of Tuesday, the total donated was $1,620.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

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Twitter: @JLowellKJ


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