Whitesburg KY

Letcher Co. Police Beat

“Police Beat” is a summary of calls for service to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

• At 3:50 p.m., a caller from the Whitesburg hospital tells the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office a male subject is causing trouble while his daughter who has overdosed is waiting to be seen by an emergency room doctor.

• At 11:12 p.m., a Millstone woman asks that a sheriff ’s deputy be dispatched to her house to talk to her husband, who she says arrived home drunk and trying to fight with her.

• At 2:23 p.m., the sheriff’s office opened a criminal investigation after a Colson man called to report that someone had obtained a Kohl’s credit card in his name and attempted to do the same at J.C. Penney.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• At 9:20 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked to assign a deputy to speak with a male subject who lives at Little Colley and has been driving recklessly in a silver Neon. The caller said the driver has been passing vehicles in curves while driving at high speeds.

• At 5:34 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that a neighbor’s children are shooting their BB guns at her children and their home at Johnson’s Fork, Premium.

• At 6:56 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report her husband showed up at her house in the Jeremiah area threatening to kill her while she was completing paperwork necessary to obtain an emergency protective order against him.

• At 8:37 p.m., a caller tells the sheriff ’s office that about 15 people, some of them underage, are high on drugs at a home in the Dry Fork area.

Thursday, Sept. 5

• At 7:57 p.m., a representative from Florida’s child protective services calls the sheriff ’s office to request a welfare check on a two-year-old child whose mother reportedly has been seen with her in a car driven by a man who has been arrested for drug possession.

Friday, Sept. 6

• At 1:46 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives an anonymous tip from a caller who says marijuana plants can be found growing in multiple patches behind and across the river from a home at Black Bottom, Jeremiah.

• At 2:58 p.m., a female calls the sheriff’s office to report she observed a woman screaming at her young children before leaving them alone in her dark blue or green car while the mother went into the Food City grocery in West Whitesburg. The Whitesburg Police Department is notified.

• At 3:11 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a report from a caller who says a juvenile is threatening to kill someone at Letcher County Central High School.

Saturday, Sept. 7

• At 8:20 p.m., a female from Whitco calls the sheriff ’s office to report her mother has been hitting her. The matter was referred to social services.

Monday, Sept. 9

•At 12:54:06 p.m., the sheriff ’s office advises an Isom man to talk with the Letcher County Attorney’s Office after the man phones in a report that he has just been threatened by a man wielding a steel rod. The complaining party says the threat occurred while he was talking to the man about a tailgate stolen from him.

• At 12:54:28 p.m., the sheriff ’s office notified the Fleming-Neon Police Department about a stolen car complaint filed by a man who lives at Unicorn Drive, Neon. The man said his son stole a black 2000 Chevy Cavalier and refuses to bring it back. The fourdoor car with primer paint on a fender was last seen in the Fleming area at 12:11 p.m. today.

• At 1:06 p.m., the Whitesburg Police Department is asked by the sheriff ’s office to unlock a Chrysler 300 automobile that has been locked with the keys still in the ignition at Whitesburg Post Office.

• At 5:40 p.m., an anonymous caller alerts the sheriff ’s office about a possible drunk driver in Craft’s Colly. The caller says the apparently impaired driver is in a blue Dodge Ram pickup with South Carolina tags.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

• At 11:06 a.m., a woman calls the sheriff’s office from the Whitesburg hospital to report that a suicidal woman is trying to leave the hospital. The Whitesburg Police Department has been notified and an officer is en route.

• At 1:06 p.m., ADT Security reports to the sheriff ’s office that an alarm is sounding at a home at 240 South Highway 7, Jeremiah.

• At 3:43 p.m., the sheriff’s office notifies the Kentucky State Police concerning a case involving a Premium man who is behaving belligerently while complaining that someone stabbed him the night before. At 4:46 p.m., the man tells police he got into a fight with another man the night before and was cut when a window was broken. The man said he no longer wishes to press charges.

• At 3:44 p.m., a man calls the sheriff’s office to report a neighbor’s donkey has torn down the caller’s fence. The caller, whose address is not listed, says he does not wish to file charges.

• At 4:10 p.m., Arlie Boggs Elementary School Principal Freddie Terry calls the sheriff ’s office to report a fight involving a 12-year-old boy. Principal Terry says the fight broke out as the boy and another student were walking to the bus after school. Terry says he has been unable to reach the boy’s grandmother, with whom the boy lives, even though a bus driver transporting the boy’s two siblings to the grandmother’s home told the grandmother she needed to contact Terry about the incident. At 4:16 p.m., the sheriff ’s office learns from school personnel the grandmother just showed up at the school, and that social services will be notified about the incident.

• At 4:27 p.m., a Blackey woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report a scam involving a Las Vegas telephone number. According to the woman, the caller, a female with a foreign accent, said she has been authorized to deposit $1,500 into the Blackey woman’s bank account, but must first have the checking account number. The sheriff ’s department has learned the scammers also use a website: www.todaywepay.com.

• At 4:43 p.m., a Kingscreek woman calls the sheriff ’s office to ask for assistance with unlocking a 2004 Mustang with the keys locked inside.

• At 8:07 p.m., a non-injury two-car traffic accident is reported on the Right Fork of Doty Creek.

• At 9: 50 p. m., the Whitesburg hospital alerts the sheriff ’s office about a possible rape case.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

• At 3:08 p.m., the sheriff’s office is asked to check a home at Scrapeshin Branch, Isom, where someone has activated a panic alarm.

• At 7:52 p.m., a Deane man contacts the sheriff ’s office to express his fear of contracting rabies from a black German shepherd dog that bit him about 6:30 p.m. The man was treated at the Whitesburg hospital and urged to contact the Letcher County Health Department.

• At 8:05 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports having to activate his Taser weapon during an altercation between two men at Seco. Events leading up to the incident began when a man called the sheriff ’s office at 7:09 p.m. to report another man who the caller said “had been running his mouth on him” and threatening to kill a dog. The caller said the other man is on probation and is not permitted to contact him. When a deputy arrived at the scene about 7:40 p.m. to talk to both men, a fight broke out between the two. The man accused of being the aggressor, James Griffith, was taken to the Letcher County Jail.

Thursday, Sept. 12

• At a time not documented, a Colson woman calls the sheriff ’s office to complain about being bitten on the left arm by a chocolate Labrador retriever dog. The woman said that when she confronted the dog’s owner, who lives near the Beckham Bates Elementary School building, the owner denied that his dog had bitten the woman and heated words were exchanged. She said she does not want to press charges against the dog’s owner.

• At 1:29 p.m., the owner of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier calls the sheriff ’s office asking for help with unlocking her car that is locked up with the keys inside at the Dollar General Store in Whitesburg. The unlock is taken care of by the Whitesburg Police Department.

• At 3:01 p.m., a man tells a sheriff ’s deputy a missing microwave oven can be found in an outbuilding near a home at Whitco. The microwave — along with a refrigerator and other items — was reported stolen a short time before by an Ermine man who said they missing when he went to claim them at a home he had shared until the end of August with a couple on Beaver Dam Road, Colson. The complaint was later referred to the Letcher County Attorney’s Office.

• At 5:12 p.m., a caller from Beetree Branch, Premium, asks a sheriff ’s dispatcher if it is okay to go ahead and bury a goat that he says was killed by a neighbor’s donkey. The caller is told it is OK to bury the goat, but is also advised to take pictures of the fence he said the donkey tore down to get to the goat.

• At 10:46 p.m., a police officer makes contact with a woman who reportedly threw her baby off an old railroad bridge and into the North Fork of the Kentucky River near Dairy Queen in Whitesburg. The contact with woman and baby, both of whom are okay, was made after the sheriff ’s office received a telephone call from a female who said she thought she saw the mother throw a baby wrapped in a blanket over the bridge. The caller said she had been eating at Dairy Queen with an Arlie Boggs Elementary School sporting team at the time and decided she better call the sheriff ’s office after she got home in case something terrible had happened.

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