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Letcher Co. Police Beat



Monday, June 17

• At 11:40 a.m., an officer with the Letcher County Rangers informs the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that a portion of Buck Creek Road, Colson, that a resident there is claiming to own is actually part of the county road system.

• At 12:45 p.m., a Linefork man calls the sheriff ’s office and says he has been assaulted by another man who hit him in the head with an unknown object. The man is advised to contact the Letcher County Attorney’s Office to ask about obtaining a warrant.

• At 1:25 p.m., a caller phones in a tip to the sheriff ’s office concerning a woman selling drugs outside the Bull Creek Church. The caller says the woman is in a black SUV with Ohio tags and will be at the church for some time.

• At 1:56 p.m., a deputy reports he is in Pinecreek, Mayking, where he had driven in an attempt to arrest Bryce “Bo” Baker Jr. However, Baker left his home before the officer arrived.

• At 9:07 p.m., a woman using a cell phone with a Virginia number calls the sheriff ’s office to report she ran her car off U.S. 23, but is not sure whether she is in Letcher County or Pike County. The woman said she now has her car back on the highway and does not need assistance, medical or otherwise. The woman is advised to self-report the accident.

Tuesday, June 18

• At 8:11 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified about an automobile accident on Whitco Hill, Whitesburg, where a car has hit a guardrail. The incident is being handled by Kentucky State Police.

• At 8:17 a.m., a woman using a cell phone with a Michigan number calls the sheriff ’s office to report a two-vehicle traffic accident near the Mayking Dollar Store. A deputy is en route to the scene.

• At 3:07 p.m., a Thornton man tells the sheriff ’s office someone has entered his home at Gazelle Drive and taken 60 of his hydrocodone pain pills. The same man calls the sheriff ’s office four hours later to report that his Xbox game console and a camera are also missing as the result of the burglary.

• At 4:29 p.m., a child calls the sheriff’s office from a home near Sandlick Gap (KY Highway 1148) to report his mother has thrown a broom at him and is now screaming at him.

• At 4:33 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that he was traveling on KY 931N (Sandlick Road) when a white Chevy Blazer hit his vehicle and knocked the mirror off.

• At 7:20 p.m., the sheriff ’s office gets a phone call from a woman complaining that her son was bitten by a dog while riding his bicycle in Craft’s Colly. The woman said the bite did not break the child’s skin, but has caused bruising. She requests that an officer contact the owners of the dog, whose names she has provided, and tell them to keep the animal tied up. An officer visits the home of the dog’s owners to discuss the situation.

• At 8:58 p.m., a woman tells a sheriff ’s dispatcher that a man under court order not to attempt to make contact with her or her child has just called her home and spoken with the child.

Wednesday, June 19

• At 4:35 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a tip about a man who is wanted on an arrest warrant. The caller says the man is inside an apartment owned by the Whitesburg Housing Authority. The man is arrested seven minutes later and taken to the Letcher County Jail.

• At 6:35 p.m., a woman who lives on KY 317, Jackhorn, tells a sheriff ’s dispatcher that a woman and man have threatened the caller and her mother and have assaulted the caller’s sister. The woman is advised to call the Letcher County Attorney’s Office for further assistance and to call back to the sheriff ’s office if the man and woman show up again.

• At 10:25 p.m., police are urged to be on the lookout for a silver Chevrolet automobile in the Whitesburg area.

• At 11:04 p.m., a Kona woman calls the sheriff ’s department to advise someone has broken into her car outside her home at Turner Drive. Money was stolen from the car and the trunk was left open. An officer is on his way to the scene.

Thursday, June 20

• At 8 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to complain about the treatment his wife received when an officer with the Letcher County Rangers police force pulled her over for a traffic violation. A sheriff ’s deputy contacted the Ranger, who told the deputy he was traveling at a speed of about 70 miles per hour when the woman passed him. The Ranger said it was then that he pulled her over. The caller said the Ranger was “awful” to his wife.

• At 8:34 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff’s office to report she believes someone has been cooking meth on her property at Blair Branch, Jeremiah.

• At 8:53 p.m., a Little Colley man advises the sheriff ’s office about a woman who drove off KY 1148 and into his porch and trailer, causing considerable damage to both. The man said the woman left the scene in a white Chrysler automobile with a Friends of Coal license plate (Tag No. 2909) after she switched places with a male who was in the car and let him drive. The caller said the woman left her identification with him.

• At 9:08 p.m., a Craft’s Colly man complains to the sheriff ’s office that the wife of his late father will not let him take ownership of guns that are in the woman’s home but are registered to the caller.

• At 10:20 p.m., a man reports to the sheriff ’s office that his vehicle was hit on the Kingdom Come Creek Bridge by another man who left the scene in a green GMC pickup truck with a toolbox in the bed.

• At 11:10 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff’s office to report she has an emergency protective order against her ex-husband that prohibits him from calling her or members of her family. The woman says the ex has been calling and texting her 16-year-old daughter. She said he has also gotten others to come by her home to take pictures. The woman was advised to contact the county attorney’s office in the morning.

Friday, June 21

• At 8:58 a.m., a nurse from the emergency room at the Whitesburg hospital calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a man who lives at Hall Branch, Little Cowan, was bitten on the hand by a dog belonging to another man.

• At 4:22 p.m., a nurse from the emergency room at the Whitesburg hospital calls the sheriff ’s office to report that an 82-year-old woman was bitten three times by a dog on Bartesta Branch, Cowan. The E.R. nurse said the woman was bitten in the arm, knee and leg by the dog after the woman hit the dog with her automobile and went to check on it. The woman said she knows the dog, which is owned by a retired Whitesburg city police officer, and that the animal is usually friendly. Animal bites are logged and then sent to the Letcher County Health Department.

• At 4:53 p.m., an employee with the Dollar Store, Mayking, asks the sheriff ’s office to be on the lookout for a red Jeep Cherokee with a Friends of Coal license plate. The caller said the Jeep is being driven by a woman who fled after being caught shoplifting from the Dollar Store.

• At 8:37 p.m., a deputy sheriff is en route to Airborne Road, Colson, where a man has locked his keys inside a burnt orange Mitsubishi Galant automobile.

• At 11:23 p.m., a Whitco man tells the sheriff ’s office a woman was jumped by her neighbors and has suffered a black eye as the result of the melee.

Saturday, June 22

• At 8:19 a.m., the sheriff’s office is told by an anonymous caller that a man in a Whitco trailer court is selling drugs 24 hours a day. The caller says the antiwithdrawal drug Suboxone and the painkiller oxycodone are the two top sellers. The caller identifies the vehicles the alleged dealer drives and also gives up the names of a woman and man who are said to hang out at the alleged dealer’s house on a regular basis.

• At 12:04 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is assisting with a court-ordered escort while a subject gathers belongings from a home on KY 343, Neon. A deputy reports that all subjects appear to be complying with the order and that items are being removed from the home without any problems.

• At 12:51 p.m. a man from North Carolina calls the sheriff ’s office to complain that someone has been stealing his late father’s belongings during the two-plus years since his father died. The caller said a man watching the house located on KY 805 between Dunham and Potters Fork has seen two females in a white Dodge truck at the location. The caller provided the sheriff ’s office with the truck’s license plate number. He said the women driving the truck took a bed without permission.

• At 4:05 p.m., a resident of Burton Hill, Blackey, calls the sheriff ’s office to report a burglary at a home across the street. The owner of the home in question has also called to report that someone had entered her home and caused a lot of destruction.

• At 5:31 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to conduct a welfare check on children at a home at Yonts Fork, Hemphill.

• At 6:46 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to assist social services workers on a complaint at Collier Court, Whitesburg.

Monday, June 24

• At 10:14 a.m., a woman from Malibu Drive, Kona, reports to the sheriff ’s office that a man continues to drive by her home, stopping and harassing her continuously. The woman is referred to the Letcher County Attorney’s Office. Meanwhile, deputies will be on the lookout for a silver truck the man drives.

• At 4:12 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a complaint about marijuana growing in the Deane area.

• At 10:54 p.m., a deputy sheriff is at Buck Creek, Colson, to answer a complaint about stolen guns. A person or persons riding in a gray Chrysler may have committed the theft.

Tuesday, June 25

• At 4:29 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff’s office from an Isom business to file a complaint against the owner of an Isom scrap yard. The woman says the owner punched her in the mouth after crushing her car without her permission.

Wednesday, June 26

• At 6:21 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to a home on KY 1148, Isom, to unlock a white Ford F-150 pickup with the keys still inside.

• At 7:29 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified that two teens have found the body of another man in the woods at Friday Branch, Ermine. It is later determined that the deceased, Jason Riley, was electrocuted while cutting into copper wire.

• At 8:44 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to a home on KY 317, Deane, where a woman has locked the keys inside her gold Jeep Cherokee.

• At 9:37 p.m., a man and woman from Craft’s Colly, Ermine, report that a woman is being held against her will in the bedroom of a man’s home at Bo Fork, Cowan. A sheriff ’s deputy reports he made contact with the woman in question, who says she is at the Cowan home because she wants to be there.

Thursday, June 27

• At 5:04 p.m., a Dry Fork man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that four children he believes to be around the ages of 2 through 4 are playing in the creek at Little Dry Fork.

Friday, June 28

• At 9:11 a.m., a man from Rush Drive, Isom, tells the sheriff ’s office someone has broken into a house that belongs to him. The man says a window has been broken out and that he’s not yet sure what is missing. The caller said the Kentucky State Police responded to a similar crime at the house before, but did nothing else about it. He is now requesting assistance from Sheriff Danny Webb.

• At 3:09 p.m., a Sergent man calls the sheriff ’s office to report the theft of property from the home of his late father, who died in January.

• At 3:20 p.m., a woman from Eagle Road, Sandlick, reports the theft of two old guns from her family’s home.

• At 9:06 p.m., a woman from Cinnamon Drive, Smoot Creek, reports that a man and woman are fighting outside the house.

• At 9:20 p.m., a woman from Connie Lane, Haymond, calls the sheriff ’s office to report that she believes her son and his girlfriend have burglarized someone’s home. She says the two are outside with a guitar and a weed trimmer.

• At 10:40 p.m., a man from Tom Biggs Hollow, McRoberts, reports a drunken driver heading toward Neon from McRoberts in a silver Ford pickup. The Neon City Police Department is alerted.

Saturday, June 29

• At 6:22 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to Thornton, where a man has locked his keys inside a black Ford Ranger pickup.

• At 10:10 p.m., a woman from Brickyard Hill, Jenkins, calls the sheriff ’s office requesting that a deputy be sent to her home to speak with her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, who are arguing with her.

• At 11:34 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to Jackhorn, where a woman has locked her keys inside a silver Aztek.



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