Whitesburg KY

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Wednesday, Dec. 26

• At 6:33 p.m., a Neonarea man telephones the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office asking about the status of a complaint he filed December 21.

• At 7:01 p.m., a man asks a sheriff ’s dispatcher if a welfare check can be conducted at the home of his father. The son, who lives out of town, has not been able to contact his father for five days. Neighbors in Haymond tell the son they have not seen his father in five days, either. The call is referred to Kentucky State Police.

• At 8 p.m., a caller from the Smith Creek area of Eolia reports seeing the occupants of a grey van trying to gain entrance into a house. The caller says the van is a Dodge Caravan with West Virginia tags, and that its occupants say they work for a warehouse located in Virginia. When police arrive at the scene to investigate, the van is gone.

Thursday, Dec. 27

• At 11:35 a.m., a deputy sheriff reports leaving the Letcher County Jail with a female prisoner he is transferring to the Hope Center in Evarts, Ky., where the prisoner will be treated for drug addiction.

Friday, Dec. 28

• At 4:25 p.m., a deputy sheriff reports to a dispatcher that a black KIA Sorento is heading toward Whitesburg on U.S. 119 at a very high rate of speed and driving recklessly. The Whitesburg Police Department and other sheriff ’s deputies are notified.

• At 6:12 p.m., sheriff ’s deputies are notified by Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard of an assault in the community of Pistol City, Sandlick Mountain, where a 32-year-old woman has suffered a broken back. Deputies are dispatched to the home, along with EMS workers from the Letcher Area Fire & Rescue Squad.

Saturday, Dec. 29

• At 1:29 p.m., a caller from Cram Creek, Mayking, tells the sheriff ’s office a white Dodge pickup truck is out of gas and sitting in the road. The caller says the occupants of the truck have left the scene to get gas.

• At 1:32 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office asking for assistance with a burgundy Jeep Cherokee that is locked with the keys in the ignition in Fleming-Neon.

• At 1:33 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked by a representative of the state highway department to assist with unlocking a 1996 Nissan pickup that has been locked up with the keys still in the ignition.

• At 2:11 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to home beside KY 160 in the Kingscreek area to assist another officer on a complaint involving domestic violence.

• At 3:40 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a complaint involving a customer at an Isom-area scrap dealership. The complaining witness, a female, has a “court order’ pertaining to items she is attempting to sell, but the order has not been signed by a judge. A deputy sheriff says there may be a lien on the items in question, which is why the dealer may have refused to take them. The deputy advises the woman to pursue her complaint in court. The deputy also advises the woman to consider court action against a male who has been driving by taking pictures of her.

• At 4:22 p.m., the Whitesburg ARH hospital informs the sheriff ’s office that a man is being treated there after being assaulted by his stepson.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

• At 9:41 a.m., Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb leaves Whitesburg for Carousel Drive, Pine Creek, Mayking, to unlock a 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup locked up with the key still in the ignition.

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