2012-10-03 / Front Page


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This is the first installment of “Police Beat,” a summary of calls for service to local law-enforcement agencies that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law. We begin with information provided by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Of- ce, whose cooperation we appreciate, and will include information from other agencies later.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

• At 1:19 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to unlock a car with the keys left inside at Church Street in Whitesburg.

• At 1:20 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to unlock a Pontiac Sunfire at Pine Creek Road, Mayking.

• At 2:34 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a complaint about elder abuse and neglect at a home where an elderly woman is living at Millstone. The complaining party said those abusing the woman, who she says is not in her right mind, are using her money to buy drugs.

• At 9:14 p.m., a deputy reports to the sheriff ’s office that while patrolling Millstone he came into contact with a male subject walking and brandishing a firearm at the deputy, which the subject then tossed into the creek. The deputy reports using his Taser after the subject resisted arrest.

• At 10:04 p.m., a woman from the Kingdom Come Creek area calls the sheriff ’s office to advise that a 19-year-old male was fighting with a female, threw her into his truck and fled the scene for a short time before returning.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• At 7:46 p.m., a man from Eileen Drive, Pine Creek, Mayking, reports that he awoke to find a man stealing his wallet which contained $400. The caller identifies the alleged thief as another Pine Creek man, who he said ran from the home with the wallet in hand.

• At 8:03 pm., a Whitesburg woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that her husband is inside her home and refuses to leave even though they are separated. The information is relayed to the Whitesburg Police Department.

• At 8:20 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff’s office to report that her medication has been stolen from her purse, which she said she left on top of her car in the parking lot of the Mayking Mall. The woman says she had no idea who took her purse.

• At 8:30 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy visits the home of a Pine Creek man accused of stealing a wallet and $400 a short time before. The man tells the deputy the accuser threatened him with a baseball bat. At 8:44 p.m., the deputy makes contact with the accuser, who says he will obtain an arrest warrant.

• At 11:31 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to the community of Woodrock near Blackey to assist other offi- cers on a domestic violence complaint about a woman fighting with her son.

Thursday, Sept. 27

• At 1:18 a.m., a Michigan woman reports that her son’s grandmother, who lives in Whitesburg, is threatening her and harassing her. She says her son’s father, who lives on Smoot Creek, did the same thing to her three days ago.

• At 5:39 p.m., a deputy contacts the grandmother of a person who has complained of being sexually abused in the past.

• At 7:15 p.m., a caller tells a deputy he just saw three men come out of the woods — one driving a black (Jeep) Cherokee — about one mile past Mill Branch near Roxana. The deputy sets a time to meet the caller at Amburgey’s Store. At 7:54, the deputy arrives at the scene and follows tire tracks but is unable to locate anyone.

• At 7:15 p.m., a deputy reports he is on his way to the Breathitt County Detention Center in Jackson with a male juvenile in custody.

• At 9:56 p.m., a deputy meets with a social services worker in reference to a telephone call to a child abuse hotline.

• At 10:50 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is called in reference to a subject with a ladder possibly stealing copper wire in the Sergent area. A deputy is dispatched but is unable to locate the subject.

• At 11:16 p.m., a Pine Creek, Mayking, man advises that his brother’s dirt bike, which the caller says he pays for, has been stolen.

Friday, Sept. 28

• At 7:14 p.m., a woman reports that a building beside her home at Big Cowan was broken into and a gas generator and chainsaw were stolen.

• At 9:44 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to transport a male subject to Hazard for involuntary commitment to the ARH Psychiatric Center.

• At 9:52 p.m., an anonymous caller reports to the sheriff ’s office that a male and female are out in the road in Henry Ison Hollow, near Kingdom Come Creek Road, on a four-wheeler drunk and arguing.

Saturday, Sept. 29

• At 4:24 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified about a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier automobile that is flipped over in a ditch on Little Cowan. An officer with the Letcher County Rangers says no one is inside the car.

• At 8:02 p.m., a man with a number listed in the Cumberland telephone exchange calls the sheriff ’s office and reports that a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier that was found wrecked on Little Cowan earlier was stolen. A deputy speaks to the man, who is intoxicated and gives two or three different stories about the vehicle being stolen the day before.

• At 8:27 p.m., a Pine Creek, Mayking, man reports that while leaving Pine Creek 10 minutes ago another Pine Creek ran him off the road and cursed him. The caller says he has a restraining order against the other man and asks that officers remind the alleged offender about the order if they see him.

• At 9:07 p.m., a caller from Indian Creek, Deane, reports that a man looks like he is beating a woman beside the pool hall. A deputy answers the complaint and says that everything is OK, with no visible sign of physical abuse to either party at the scene.

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