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Letcher Co. Police Beat



Following is a selection of calls for service made to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office during the past several days. The information included in this report is available to the public under Kentucky state law.

Friday, October 19

• At 3:45 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff’s Office is notified that someone has stolen all the electrical wiring from the shooting range at the American Legion’s Douglas Day Post on Pine Mountain near Whitesburg. The loss is not insured.

• At 4:06 p.m., a member of Mayking Community Watch reports that prowlers are seen in an abandoned house located about 300 yards from the Mayking Fire Department.

• At 5:04 p.m., and anonymous caller tells a sheriff ’s dispatcher that a mother who is high is threatening to beat the baby out of her daughter who is pregnant.

• At 5:17 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is told a house is on fire at Sheas Fork at McRoberts.

Saturday, October 20

• At 3:56 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked by Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation to send a deputy to the Eolia area to conduct a welfare check at the home of a couple who are more than 90 years old.

Monday, October 22

• At 5:05 p.m., an Isom woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report a call she received from a law office on Third Avenue in New York City. The woman says she was told she is responsible for a $500 cash loan that has ballooned to $5,400, and that if she agrees to pay $221 the attorney “would put the investigation on hold.” The woman says she has no idea what the attorney is talking about. A dispatcher advises the woman to contact her own attorney the next morning.

Tuesday, October 23

• At 2:14 p.m., a Millstone couple reports their car was hit while visiting MCHC’s Whitesburg Clinic. The couple says MCHC personnel told them the accident occurred in view of the clinic’s security camera, and that a recording will be made available.

Wednesday, October 24

• At 10:02 a.m., a McRoberts resident reports that copper was stolen from under her home located on Bedrock Drive.

• At 2:18 p.m., a woman reports to a dispatcher that a man contacted her in a threatening manner about another employee at the place she works in Whitesburg.

The caller said the other employee lives in a secluded area and asks that deputies patrol her home.

• At 2:49 p.m., a Haymond area woman reports that numerous items have been stolen from her home at Sharp Branch.

Thursday, October 25

• At 1:07 p.m., a man reportsthata9mmRuger handgun was stolen from him the night before. The man says he does not have a serial number for the gun.

• At 2:47 p.m., a WYMTTV employee calls the sheriff ’s office to report that an Isom man has threatened to shoot a WYMT news reporter in the face if she does not leave his home or place of business immediately. The reporter was in Isom to interview the man in connection with a criminal investigation involving the theft of copper grave markers.

Saturday, October 27

• At 3:10 p.m., a caller reports that the windows have been broken out of a CSX Railroad vehicle at Blackey.

Monday, October 28

• At 10:21 a.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that two laptop computers and some jewelry were stolen from her home located on KY 7S between Isom and Colson. The woman says she does not want to file a police report, but wants the theft put on the police log.

• At 11:52 a.m., a woman who lives on KY 7N between Blackey and Red Star calls the sheriff ’s office to report she lost a ring at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg on October 20. She describes the ring as oval-shaped with a 1/2-carat diamond in the middle with wires all around it and diamonds around the edge. The white gold ring also has tape on it so that it fit better.



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