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Letcher Co. Police Beat



Wednesday, June 5

• At 4:48 p.m., a Letcher man calls the sheriff ’s office to identify a woman he accuses of stealing a Sony PlayStation 3 home video game console, clothing and other items from an apartment at Burton Hill.

• At 4:50 p.m., a motorist calls the sheriff ’s office to ask for an “unlock” on a white Pontiac Sunbird at Wendy’s Restaurant in Whitesburg. Whitesburg Police Officer Henry Day is dispatched to the scene, but finds the car’s owner has already managed to gain entry into the car.

• At 4:55 p.m., a motorist calls from the Blair Shopping Center at Ermine to report that a Chevrolet Equinox has been locked mistakenly by a female with the keys still in the ignition and a child, 3-1/2, alone inside. Kentucky State Police and the Whitesburg Police Department are dispatched to the scene.

• At 5 p.m., a motorist calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a female is driving a white Honda Prelude while intoxicated from Kingscreek toward Whitesburg. The caller says a male passenger in the Honda is also intoxicated.

• At 10:11 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a silver car has driven through her yard at Meadow Fork, Millstone, and is now turning around two houses above. A deputy is dispatched to the scene. At 10:57 p.m., the deputy reports he has arrested a female subject and is en route to the Letcher County Jail.

Thursday, June 6

• At 1:23 p.m., an Isom woman calls the sheriff ’s office for assistance in removing a man she no longer wants living in her home near Daniels Branch. After a deputy spoke to the man, the man agreed to pack his belongings and leave the home. The woman called the sheriff ’s office again at 3:47 p.m. to report the man has left the home and everything is okay.

• At 3:42 p.m., an anonymous caller contacts the Letcher County Road Department to report horses being left to “live in pure mud” at Tom Wright Hollow, Haymond, with “no dry spot for them at all.” The caller asks that an animal control officer investigate.

• At 3:55 p.m., the manager of Dollar General Store at Whitco Hill, Whitesburg, calls the sheriff ’s office to report a woman passed out while shopping in the store, then woke up and passed out again after making her way outside the store to a blue Chevrolet Blazer. An ambulance is dispatched to the scene, along with a sheriff ’s deputy and Whitesburg Police officer.

• At 4 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a tip that a green Mercury Cougar automobile with Pike County tags is on its way to Mitchell Wright’s scrap yard at Isom to try to sell telephone wire.

• At 4:47 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports he has stopped by Mitchell Wright’s scrap yard at Isom. The deputy said he was told a green Mercury Cougar in question had stopped at the yard, but Wright’s did not buy telephone wire or anything else from the car’s occupants.

• At 5:01 p.m., an Isom man calls the sheriff ’s office to report his neighbor’s goats are getting on the caller’s land and causing damage. A deputy visits the caller and advises him to obtain a warrant against the goat owner to compel him to pay for the damages.

• At 5:32 p.m., a representative of the Carlisle Police Department in Nicholas County calls the sheriff ’s office to ask for assistance in locating a 30-year-old male subject believed to be staying at Thomas Hollow, Little Cowan. The man is wanted on charges of theft by unlawful taking of more than $1,000 and failure to pay child support.

• At 7:01 p.m., a man from Pine Creek, Mayking, calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a man came onto the caller’s property and threatened to kill him. Since the alleged offender has already left the caller’s property, the caller is advised to obtain an arrest warrant against him.

• At 7:55 p.m., a woman from Pine Creek calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a man with a gun was on her property threatening her nephew. Extra patrol is assigned to the area.

Friday, June 7

• At 3:14 p.m., a Colson area woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that the aunt and uncle of her boyfriend have threatened to kill her after accusing her of being involved in pornographic activities with their daughter she was watching while her boyfriend was in jail. The woman is advised to take the matter up with Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton.

• At 7:02 p.m., a McRoberts man reports to the sheriff ’s office that his son is driving by his house in violation of a restraining order the father has against the son. Deputies patrol the area but are unable to locate the son.

• At 9:21 p.m., a woman from Straight Row, Jenkins calls to report her husband came home very upset and got his gun, which is loaded with hollow point bullets. The woman said she is afraid of what her husband might do and is going to try to leave the house with her two children. The Jenkins Police Department is dispatched to the scene. An officer reports that the woman and children are out of the home and safe.

Saturday, June 8

• At 7:58 a.m., the manager of Super Dollar Store, Isom, calls the sheriff ’s office to report that someone had broken into the store sometime during the night before. The manager thinks culprit who has a key to the store’s doors. Kentucky State Police are contacted and have units en route.

• At 12:44 p.m., a woman from Dollar General Store, Whitco Hill, reports to the sheriff ’s office that a male caller had been calling the store from a phone with a blocked number and “talking perverted.” The woman says the caller forgot to block his number today and gives police the number to his cellular phone.

• At 2:49 p.m., a resident of Unicorn Drive, Neon, reports that his son, who he says is a bad drug addict, has assaulted him and been stealing from him. The man says he would like to obtain an emergency protective order against the son but can’t afford to buy gas to get to Whitesburg.

• At 3:37 p.m., a caller from Super Dollar Store, Isom, calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a man and woman came into the store threatening employees and using foul language. The couple left in a Buick. A sheriff ’s dispatcher tells the Super Dollar employee to call back if the couple returns.

• At 5:03 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to Panther Branch, Hallie, where a man says he has had guns and a phone system stolen from him.



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