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Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, July 8

• At 3:10 p.m., a representative of Chesapeake Energy calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office to report a burglary at a natural gas well site at Eolia. The representative asks to speak with Deputy Bert Slone, who opened a similar felony theft case last week.

Tuesday, July 9

• At 1:59 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to Branded Drive, Mayking, to unlock a car that has been locked with the keys still inside.

• At 5:17 p.m., a deputy visits Racetrack Hollow, Isom, on a noise complaint involving allterrain vehicles and dirt bikes. The deputy finds a group allegedly making the noise and advises them to show respect for the people who live there.

• At 9:10 p.m., the sheriff ’s department receives a call about fight between a man and his girlfriend at a house on KY 588, Blackey. The fight is said to verbal only.

• At 10:03 p.m., a deputy reports he is en route to the Perry County Jail in Hazard with a male prisoner.

• At 10:07 p.m., a deputy reports a woman has just knocked on the door of his Whitesburg home and said she wanted to kill herself. The subject, described as extremely intoxicated, had attempted to cut her wrists and was taken to the Whitesburg hospital emergency room.

Wednesday, July 10

• At 9:02 a.m., the sheriff’s office opens an investigation into a case of identity theft after man from Appletree Branch, Deane, reports that his stepmother has opened an account with AT&T in his name.

• At 9:33 a.m., a deputy is dispatched to Pirate Drive in Neon, where keys have been locked inside a car.

• At 10:17 a.m., a caller from Eolia complains that coal trucks are driving too fast up and down KY 932.

• At 10:42 a.m., a caller from Jeremiah reports that a pit bull dog that has been running free for more than a year has attacked a dog this morning. After the caller identifies the owner of the pit bull as living on the left fork of Doty Creek the Letcher County dog warden is notified.

• At 10:51 a.m., a deputy returns from the Leslie County Jail after going there to pick up a female prisoner.

• At 12:51 p.m., contact is made with a Millstone resident who is complaining about the spraying of herbicides on his property.

• At 2:53 p.m., a deputy returns to Letcher County with Donnie Baker, a prisoner from the Shelby County Detention Center.

• At 3:12 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to Haymond to assist social services workers on a visit to a home at Ramey Fork.

• At 5:24 p.m., an employee at a Double Kwik convenience store calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a Whitco woman has just stolen items from the store where the caller works and left in a red Pontiac Grand Am. The woman is already under indictment on unrelated felony theft charges.

• At 11:06 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports having made contact with people in a black van selling vacuum cleaners in the Bottom Fork area, between Mayking and Kona. Citizens have been calling the sheriff ’s office and saying they don’t feel the van’s occupants are trustworthy.

Thursday, July 11

• At 9:25 a.m., a Kingscreek man calls to report that he was harassed the night before by a son-in-law who was angry that social services workers had taken his children. According to the father-in-law, the children were taken after his daughter dropped an emergency protective order against her husband and the couple left their children at home while they went to look for pills to buy.

• At 9:41 a.m., the sheriff’s office learns from Kentucky State Police Post 13 that Hemphill residents are concerned about the safety of a woman seen staggering between the Hemphill Community Center and Jackhorn Post Office while searching for a signal on her cellphone. Police are unable to find the woman.

• At 12:28 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is alerted by Howard’s Carpet, Whitesburg, about a possible scam involving a caller from the “859” area code. The possible scam artist, a male, calls businesses, identifies himself as an employee with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and asks for $70 for a book that will be sent by mail.

• At 12:31 p.m., a caller from Gordon asks for extra patrol at the rock quarry, where he says trucks are speeding and forcing other drivers off the road.

• At 12:36 p.m., a social worker requests assistance at Smiley Drive, Partridge, where a woman is being uncooperative.

• At 1:21 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office and says a Premium man has her son’s stomach and sleep medicine and is refusing to let the son have it back. Contact is made with the man, who says he has no problem with the son coming to his home to retrieve the medicine.

• At 1:24 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, to escort a procession to Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine.

• At 1:54 p.m., an anonymous caller phones the sheriff ’s office with a tip that a Millstone man is selling drugs from his home.

• At 2:24 p.m., a deputy reports he has returned prisoner Donnie Baker to the Shelby County Detention Center.

• At 2:39 p.m., a caller tells the sheriff ’s department that a man is beating a woman at a home on Little Dry Fork near Whitesburg. Police visit the home, but the woman who lives there says no assault took place.

• At 3:11 p.m., a deputy visits a Sandlick home where tires were believed to being burned. The deputy finds that only wood and some paper are being burned and advises the man not to burn any tires.

• At 4:58 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s department and says a sister living with their parents at Sandlick is poisoning the parents and giving them pills to make them sleep. The woman says the sister is also selling pills from the Sandlick home. Adult protective services has been notified about the complaint.

• At 6:29 p.m., a Jeremiah man reports that a woman has come onto his property at Sycamore Loop and threatened to kill him. The man is advised to obtain a warrant against the woman.

• At 6:56 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report a man who comes onto her land when he buys wood from a another man who lives adjacent to her property. The woman says her young teenaged daughter has to be home alone during the day and she does not want the man near her home.

• At 10:10 p.m., a deputy is sent to patrol the Craft’s Colly area after a caller complains of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes making noise on Licking Rock Branch Road.

• At 11:32 p.m., a deputy reports he is leaving a home at Cane Branch, Jenkins, after social services workers have placed a child who was living there with relatives.

Friday, July 12

• At 9:27 a.m., a two-vehicle accident is reported in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store at Mayking.

• At 9:37 a.m., a Colson man calls the sheriff ’s office to report two horses are running loose at the mouth of Love’s Branch. The county’s animal control officer is notified.

• At 10:07 a.m., a deputy reports he left a Haymond home after being unable to locate a man named in a warrant, then served an eviction notice on a man at Oasis Drive near Deane.

• At 6:09 p.m., an anonymous caller reports a man is high and causing a disturbance at a woman’s home in Allen K. Hollow at Little Colley near Isom. Police visit the man at his home and find him intoxicated. He is told if he leaves his house again anytime during the night he will be arrested.

• At 8:54 p.m., a woman from Chissom Road, Jeremiah, reports a pit bull dog is in her yard keeping her pinned inside her house. The woman says the pit bull has already killed two of her dogs, and that she is very afraid of it.

• At 9:08 p.m., a caller tells the sheriff ’s office that the owners of a home are dealing drugs off their front porch at Chopping Branch.

• At 11:18 p.m., a burglar alarm sounds at the Dollar General Store, Neon. Fleming-Neon Police respond, but find no sign of an attempted break-in.

Saturday, July 13

• At 4 p.m., police are called to Donnelly Drive, Van, where neighbors are said to be fighting.

• At 7:03 p.m., a caller to the sheriff ’s office says the occupants of a blue Ford Ranger pickup at the old Kingdom Come School have a blue cooler full of alcoholic beverages. The caller also says the truck has no tags or insurance.

• At 11:12 p.m., a deputy reports serving an emergency protective order at Unicorn Drive, McRoberts, to a man involved in a divorce case.

Monday, July 15

• At 9:51 a.m., deputies respond to a call from the Isom Double Kwik convenience store, where a female has been with a male juvenile since midnight. The woman, described as acting as if she is on something, says she has lost the keys to her red Pontiac G6 automobile. A male subject is also found passed out in a silver Nissan. The male and female adults and the male juvenile are taken into custody and the two cars are impounded.

• At 11:19 a.m., a caller informs the sheriff ’s office about an 80-year-old woman with dementia being taken advantage of at her home at Partridge. The caller says the woman’s granddaughter and the granddaughter’s husband have being taking the elderly woman’s pain medication and scamming her out of money by not doing work after she had already paid them. The caller says another man has also been in the elderly woman’s house.

• At 1:05 p.m., a caller tells the sheriff ’s office a convicted sex offender is selling drugs from his home on Rozeboom Road, Neon.

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