‘Police Beat’ returns
Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Eugene Slone has repaired continuing computer problems that has kept “Police Beat” from its usual spot on the pages of The Mountain Eagle for the past several weeks.
Monday, May 19
• At 11:47 p.m., Letcher County Sheriff ’s deputies knock on the door of a Craft’s Colly residence but get no answer. The deputies were dispatched to the home after a man called and said he had an arrest warrant for his stepson and wanted him picked up.
Saturday, May 17
• At 10:08 p.m., a Thornton woman calls the sheriff ’s office to complain that a neighbor’s coon dogs are running around in a pack terrorizing the community.
• At 9 p.m., a resident whose address is not listed calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a man shot a pit bull that was tied up with a chain. The man calls back to report the owner of the pit bull and the man who shot it have talked the situation over and “everything is 10-4.”
• At 4:57 p.m., a “suspicious” loiterer is reported hanging around the Isom Double Kwik convenience store in a dark Toyota Camry automobile.
Friday, May 16
• At 10:05 p.m., a Seco woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report two females driving a maroon SUV while apparently under the influence. The caller said the two women threatened to beat up a 12-year-old girl. The Whitesburg Police Department and Jenkins Police Department are advised to be on the lookout for the SUV.
• At 4:51 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to Breeding’s Plumbing and Electric at Isom to unlock a gray Mazda with the keys locked inside.
• At 4:51 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to the Sergent community for a “property escort.”
• At 2 p.m., a caller notifi es the sheriff ’s office that an “extremely intoxicated” man has wrecked his pickup truck at Big Cowan but doesn’t “want anyone to call the cops.” Deputies and Kentucky State Police units are enroute.
Thursday, May 15
• At 4 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports deploying his Taser at a home at Whitco where five or six cars are blocking the road at the first blue house across the bridge.
Wednesday, May 14
• At 9:01 a.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that two bronze markers have been stolen from the graves of two brothers at Pennington Cemetery near the foot of Pine Mountain.
• At 9:26 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports that a female contacted him to report a male prisoner in the Letcher County Jail has been contacting the female and threatening to kill himself.
• At 9:26 p.m., a Neon man calls the sheriff ’s office to report two prowlers are at his home, both of whom have flashlights. The man said one of the prowlers is threatening to kill him. The Fleming-Neon Police Department is notified.
• At 5: 29 p. m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office from Wendy’s restaurant in Whitesburg asking if officers know of any place he can stay for the night. The man says he is not a felon, and background checks show that to be the case. After no place could be found, the man said “he would keep on going.”
• At 3:49 p.m., a woman calls to report her white Cadillac Escalade has been hit in the Walmart parking lot.
• At 2:58 p.m., a resident of Yonts Fork, Neon, reports that an eight-foot python snake is on the loose somewhere in the neighborhood and has been missing from the caller’s home for about a month. The caller is not sure whether the snake is still inside the house or whether it has escaped outside. Officers with the Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife have been notified.
Tuesday, May 13
• At 11:28 p.m., a resident of Cargo Lane, Payne Gap, calls the sheriff ’s office to report a man in a camouflage outfit walking up and down the road in a suspicious manner.
• At 8:46 p.m., an anonymous caller reports watching the driver of a newermodel silver Nissan Pathfi nder exchange money for pills and a blue package.