Whitesburg KY

Addicts steal heat pump

How low are some of Letcher County’s drug-addicted thieves willing to go?

The most recent answer to that question was found at Mayking last week when a heat pump was stolen from the Thornton Regular Baptist Church.

Sgt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department said the heating and air-conditioning unit of an HVAC system was stolen from the church on March 16.

Damron said the unit, estimated in value between $3,500 and $5,000, was located in a fenced area outside the church.

Damron said the church was broken into a few years ago, and that copper was stolen from a heating and cooling unit located near the rear of the building.

Anyone with information about the American Standard unit is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 633-2293.

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