Whitesburg KY

Letcher Co. Police Beat



Monday, June 9

• At 12:08 p.m., a woman from Cane Hollow, Camp Branch, complains to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that someone has stolen around 60 feet of copper wire from her home. She says she discovered the wire, which was cut from the home to the breaker box, was missing on June 2. Also missing is a propane tank.

• At 12:17 p.m., a motorist complains that a tractortrailer truck with Virginia license plates cut her off in the merge lane at a high rate of speed.

• At 12:32 p.m., two sheriff ’s deputies visit Fishpond Lake, but are unable to locate a Haymond woman and the allegedly abusive husband with which she has reconciled. The woman’s mother says her daughter had been living with her for three months after being burned with a cigar by the husband, but left with the mother’s home with her husband and two young children on May 31. Others report the couple is living out of a “very nasty” car at Fishpond Lake. One relative says the husband, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant in Knott County, has been hitting his young son on the head with his knuckles. The mother denies seeing her son-in-law hit the children, but has witnessed him hitting her daughter. The daughter is known to obtain emergency protective orders against the husband, but then drops them.

• At 3:39 p.m., a Little Colley woman complains to the sheriff ’s office that a man is on her property at Buck Creek Road, Colson, and is trying to stop her from holding a family reunion at the location. The woman says the man has hired Collins Towing of Isom to remove trailers, swing sets, etc., from the property.

• At 3:48 p.m., a Scottsville, Ky., man complains to the sheriff ’s office that a man has been calling him names because he is trying to remove trailers off property at Buck Creek Road, Colson. The caller, who is at Buck Creek now but says he is getting ready to leave, reports that he hired Collins Towing of Isom to remove the trailers, but said the towing company’s owner left the scene because of the altercation. The caller adds that he contacted Kentucky State Police more than 90 minutes ago but has gotten no response. A deputy is dispatched to the scene and reports that he has contacted both sides in the property dispute, and that all is OK.

• At 5:32 p.m., a singlevehicle accident is reported on KY 805 near the Martha Jane Potter Elementary School at Kona.

• At 7:27 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that someone has stolen her wallet from her while she was shopping in Walmart. The woman asks for a police report on the incident. The case is referred to the Whitesburg City Police Department.

• At 7:47 p.m., a concerned citizen informs the sheriff ’s office that an elderly man living on KY 588 between Blackey and Roxana is being taken advantage of by a female caregiver who has access to the man’s banking account. The caller says the man, who has to use a walker after suffering several strokes, has been having to ask the caller for coffee and food because the caregiver has been spending the man’s money on drugs instead. The caller also reports that the caregiver abandoned the man on June 1 to go to North Carolina with a daughter who faces a D.U.I. charge there, but is now living with a boyfriend in the Whitesburg Housing Project. The caller says that on June 1, the man’s power was disconnected for nonpayment. The caller also says the man has had nothing to eat in his home since the caregiver brought him a package of hotdogs and buns for which she charged him $ 30. A deputy makes contact with the elderly man, who says the caregiver had been living with him for eight years and said they were “like brother and sister” before the caregiver left. The man says his water service has also been disconnected for nonpayment. The man says the caregiver told him she had receipts showing payment to Kentucky Power Company and Letcher County Water and Sewer, but has never showed the receipts to him. The deputy notes the man has some canned food and water in the “extremely hot” trailer, but adds “that’s about all.” Because it has been so hot in the trailer, the man has been having to sleep on his porch at night until the home cools.

Tuesday, June 10

• At 10:09 a.m., a Blackey man reports that someone broke into his home and stole a Ruger hand gun and other items.

• At 5:07 p.m., a burglar alarm sounds from a home on Band Mill Road, McRoberts. Kentucky State Police are notified.

• A 5:57 p.m., a burglar alarm sounds from a home on Panther Branch, Hallie.

Wednesday, June 11

• At 10:19 a.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports the arrest of a man who reportedly had been living with his wife and children in a vehicle at Fishpond Lake. The man is wanted on an arrest warrant issued in Knott County.

• At 10:57 a.m., a burglar alarm is sounding from Community Trust Bank’s Isom Branch. A deputy contacts bank officials, who tell him the alarm sounded when the power kicked off, but that everything is OK now.

• At 2:06 p.m., a Blackey man reports to the sheriff ’s office that his first cousin and her husband drove upon a man stealing power lines on Bull Creek the night before. The caller says the alleged thief was driving a small red Chevy truck, possibly a Colorado model, and is living with his girlfriend at Colley Gap.

• At 2:33 p.m., a Sergent man reports that someone has stolen ATV rims and wheels from his home and traded them to a Pine Creek man for an ATV which does not have a key switch. The caller says the man who stole the ATV rims and wheels has a drug problem and visits the home of another Sergent man after he gets paid. The caller also reports that another man tried to sell him a generator yesterday which apparently had been stolen as well.

• At 4:20 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports being en route to the Whitesburg ARH hospital to serve an emergency protective order.

• At 4:30 p.m., the Letcher District Court Judge’s offi ce brings an order to the sheriff ’s office involuntarily committing a subject for mental health evaluation. A deputy is notified and says he is busy but will serve the order when he can.

• At 4:59 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy responds to a call about an injured dog being starved by its owner at Whitco. Whitesburg City Police referred the call to the sheriff ’s office.

• At 6: 14 p. m., a man walks into the sheriff ’s offi ce and reports he has been assaulted by another man whose name he provides to police.

• At 8:32 p.m., Kentucky State Police ask the sheriff ’s office to respond of a vehicle accident at or near the Isom Double Kwik. State police say their two officers are at a firing range in Knott County and couldn’t be reached by phone.

• At 10:54 p.m., a wheelchair bound woman says reports that someone left a box bearing the name Cash Express on the doorstep of her home beside KY Highway 15. The woman says she is afraid.

Thursday, June 12

• At 11:53 a.m., a Thornton woman reports that a license tag has been stolen from a 1998 Ford Ranger that was parked at Loggy Hollow. The woman reports the name of the man she believes stole the plate.

• At 11:55 a.m., a woman from Stinking Branch Drive, Camp Branch, requests a police report for an iPod she says was stolen from her three weeks ago. The woman said she needs the report for A-plus Rental.

• At 12:37 p.m., a Pert Creek woman asks the sheriff ’s office to send a deputy to talk with a boy who is riding a very loud dirt bike up and down Pert Creek Road.

• At 1:38 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports being en route to Whitesburg ARH hospital with a male prisoner the deputy says he arrested after pursuing a white van that he says tried to hit him head-on while he was turning around in KY 1862. The deputy says he saw a white female with black hair get out of the van, after which the van began driving at speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour before turning onto Thornton Road. Still driving at the same speeds up and down Thornton Road, the van turned onto Stinking Branch Road before turning onto the first gravel road on the left. A foot pursuit began after the driver left the van and ran.

• At 4:26 p.m., a Craft’s Colly woman reports that a 21-year-old man has sent a threatening Facebook message to a boy after showing up at school to threaten the boy in late May. The woman said the boy’s sister had dated the man for 10 months, and that he is still stalking her.

• At 10:04 p.m., an anonymous caller reports that a bent-up and torn-down stop sign at Pine Mountain Junction has been dragged across the road to the Double Kwik convenience store. The state highway department has been notified.

• At 11:36 p.m., a Blackey man complains that another man came to his home yesterday and started a fight with the caller’s mother. The caller says the same man is now threatening him. The caller is advised to contact the Letcher County Attorney’s Office to ask about obtaining arrest warrants.

Friday, June 13

• At 5:54 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to the Busy Bee at Neon in reference to a verbal dispute. The deputy advises a male subject to leave the area and not return.

• At 7:32 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to Henry Hutton Road, Neon, where neighbors are fighting.

• At 8:17 p.m., a woman from Johnson Fork, Premium, reports that a truck belonging to a rental company almost hit her children as they were riding their bicycles. An officer was sent to the company’s local store to discuss the incident, but it was already closed for the day.

• At 8:17 p.m., a representative of the Whitesburg ARH hospital tells the sheriff ’s office that a white and tan stray dog has bitten a resident of Woodrock, Blackey.

• At 8:17 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that he is being threatened by a man who he says is living with the owner of a tire service. The caller said the man is demanding payment of $1,000 after an agreement the two had made about tires and a Mustang automobile. The caller is advised to obtain warrants.

• At 8:20 p.m., a woman tells the sheriff ’s office she received a phone call from a man with cellular number who threatened her and accused her of hitting his vehicle and leaving he scene. The woman says neither she nor anyone else in her family has hit a vehicle and left the scene. The woman is advised to let the sheriff ’s office know if the caller, whose number she left with a dispatcher, contacts her again.

• At 10:32 p.m., a resident of Henry Hutton Road, Neon, reports that four subjects are on his property stealing scrap metal. A deputy is dispatched to the home. The deputy leaves the home at 10:59 p.m. after he is unable to locate the alleged thieves.

Saturday, June 14

• At 3:15 p.m., a Deane woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that her husband began arguing with her and told her, “Bitch, you just signed your death warrant” before leaving the home. The couple is named in an emergency protective order that was later amended to allow contact between the two.

• At 5:35 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified by a representative of Lewis Tattoo, Whitesburg, that a man and woman are fighting inside and outside the Main Street business. The Whitesburg Police Department is notified.

• At 5:43 p.m., an anonymous caller tells the sheriff ’s office that a fugitive from Letcher County is staying in a motel in Nicholasville, Ky. The Nicholasville City Police are notified and will go by the hotel to see if the fugitive is there.

• At 8:02 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to a Sandlick home where a man and woman are having a domestic argument.

Monday, June 15

• At 10:17 a.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that caller identifying himself as J. M. Kingston told him he needs to go to Rite-Aid to buy a money card. The man is advised the call is a scam.

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