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Letcher Co. Police Beat



Monday, December 21 At 10:12 a.m., an anonymous caller tells the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department that a resident of Bill Moore Branch is setting off homemade bombs about a mile up the hollow.

. At 10:32 a.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is notified that a female prisoner is ready for pickup at the Harlan County Detention Center.

Tuesday, December 22 At 11:33 a.m., Alarm Systems Inc. notifies the sheriff ’s office about a “teller alarm” sounding at the Neon branch of Community Trust Bank. The Fleming- Neon Police Department is notified.

Wednesday, December 23 At 11:19 a.m., Alarm Systems Inc. notifies the sheriff ’s office about a “teller alarm” sounding at the Neon branch of Community

Trust Bank. The Fleming- Neon Police Department is notified.

Monday, December 28 At 11:51 a.m., Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb opens a theft investigation after a Thornton man reports missing a Smith & Wesson Model 6 .38-caliber revolver with a hairline trigger. The gun does not have a serial number.

Tuesday, December 29 At 9:57 a.m., a woman from Shelby Fork, Deane, contacts the sheriff ’s office to report that Neon Food World has called to advise

her of the identity of a male who has cashed $700 worth of checks drawn on her bank account.

. At 2:12 p.m., a Jeremiah woman files a complaint with the sheriff ’s office concerning four harassing telephone calls during which a male subject talks about sexual acts. The call is from the number 239-400-1383. The woman says she has no idea who the caller may be. A sheriff ’s deputy dials the number and receives a message from the magicJack Internet phone service. The woman is advised to contact her telephone provider to obtain a “call block” on the number.

Wednesday, December 30 At 11:05 a.m., a Blackey man telephones the sheriff ’s office to report that his attorney discovered during a Social Security hearing that someone using the name J. Pozos has been

using his Social Security number since September 2013 to receive wages from employers in Georgia and Texas. The caller said Blue Cross/Blue Shield notified him in January 2014 that his information was included in a breach of the company’s information.

. At 11:52 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked to unlock a silver Mustang parked outside Dairy Queen in Whitesburg with the keys locked inside. The call is referred to Whitesburg City Police.

. At 11:53 a.m., two sheriff ’s deputies respond to report of domestic violence involving a married couple who live along Highway 160 at Linefork.

. At 1:43 p.m., a fraud investigation is opened after a Jenkins woman tells the sheriff ’s office she has received notification from LVNV, a firm that purchases credit card debts, that a credit card account with Credit One Bank has been

opened by someone using her personal information. The woman says she told LVNV the account was set up without her knowledge. LVNV responded by telling the woman she needs a police report concerning the fraud complaint before it can proceed with an investigation.

. At 12:29 p.m., the sheriff ’s department is asked to unlock a red Ford Focus with the keys locked inside at the animal clinic.

. At 12:37 p.m., a woman from Allen Branch Road, Ermine, tells the sheriff ’s office that her boyfriend hit her in the left cheek after he grew angry with her when his truck broke down. The woman says the man has spent the last three nights at her home trying to fix the truck.

Thursday, December 31 At 1:58 p.m., a Richmond, Ky., woman calls the sheriff ’s office to express her fear that her 19-yearold sister and the sister’s newborn baby may be hurt during an ongoing domestic disturbance at Jenkins. The woman said a man who has been drinking even though he is enrolled in Letcher County Drug Court assaulted her sister during the last hour. The caller said the man has been charged previously after assaulting her sister.

. At 2:47 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is in a foot pursuit after a male requested assistance near the former Super 8 Motel in West Whitesburg. Two suspects are caught and detained at the Food City Gas ‘n’ Go. Additional units are being requested.

. At 3:43 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to ask for assistance with unlocking her car, which is parked in the garage of her home at Dye Addition, Mayking.

. At 3:44 p.m., ADT Security reports to the sheriff ’s office that an alarm is

sounding at North Precision Inc., located along U.S. 119 at Eolia.

Monday, January 4 At 8:36 a.m., a Jeremiah man tells the sheriff ’s office that his wife witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign on a bus and nearly hit the children who were boarding.

. At 8:41 a.m., a Morristown, Tenn., woman calls the sheriff’s office to ask that a deputy conduct a welfare check on her brother, with whom she hasn’t been in contact for the past three years. The caller said her brother was last living with his wife at Mayking.

. At 1:59 p.m., a Whitesburg woman tells the sheriff ’s office she has retrieved her 2009 Ford Taurus automobile from the home of her ex-boyfriend, who had refused to return it to her. The caller said her ex had several of his personal items still in the vehicle and arranged for those items to be picked up at the sheriff ’s office.

. At 2:16 p.m., a Premium woman tells the sheriff ’s office that a man has been sending threatening text messages to her daughter, stating in them that he is “bringing backup” with him to Premium and “will fight anyone he has to and will kill himself after all is done.” The caller says the man is a methamphetamine user who has been beating her daughter’s sister “and threatening everyone.” She says her daughter’s sister has a warrant against the man that remains outstanding. The caller is advised to call 911 immediately if the man shows up.

Tuesday, January 5 At 11:25 a.m., a Florida woman reports the apparent theft of a will from a camper that belongs to her sister and her sister’s husband at Mayking. The caller fears that the person who took the will from one of two briefcases in the camper may even try to hurt her sister.



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