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Letcher Police Beat



Saturday, Dec. 8

• At 4:39 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office receives a telephone call from a Neon woman about an older-model blue Mustang doing burnouts and disturbing the peace. The woman’s complaint is referred a Fleming-Neon City Police officer who says he will check into the matter.

• At 4:41 p.m., a Neon area woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report a stolen 2003 Yamaha 660 Raptor all-terrain vehicle.

• At 4:58 p.m., ADT Security notifies the sheriff ’s office about a burglar alarm sounding from the living room of a home located in Raven Rock Estates, Jenkins.

• At 6:40 p.m., Sheriff Danny Webb unlocks a car parked outside the Ermine Double Kwik with the keys still in the ignition.

• At 8:06 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher is told by a deputy that everything is in order at a home near Hemphill, where police had accompanied a social worker. Children at the center of the visit will be staying with their grandmother.

• At 8:32 p.m., the sheriff ’s department is asked for assistance from a caller complaining about a man she no longer wants staying at her house. After deputies learn there is no court order requiring the man to leave the home, deputies advise the woman to contact the office of Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton.

• At 10:10 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports he has arrived in Millstone to perform extra patrol.

• At 10:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Eugene Slone reports a non-injury accident at Haymond Hill, where a vehicle is on its side. The vehicle’s owners have requested Holbrook Towing be assigned the task of recovering the vehicle.

• At 11:26 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13, Hazard, asks the sheriff ’s department for assistance in contacting a Craft’s Colly man who is accusing a woman of stealing his wallet while he was passed out. State police say they have tried calling the man more than five times on his cellular phone, but the call goes directly to voice mail each time.

Monday, Dec. 10

• At 10:48 a.m., a Millstone woman walks into the sheriff ’s office and reports that her medication was stolen while she was visiting the Roxana home of her mother on December 8. The woman was advised the sheriff ’s office does not open formal investigations into such complaints, but will make note of her complaint.

• Tuesday, Dec. 11

• At 8:48 a.m., a Sergent woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report a non-injury, one-vehicle accident caused by ice on the road in front of her house. The woman said a truck occupied by two people flipped after hitting the ice at her driveway. She said the two people, described as juveniles, said they were not injured. Sheriff ’s Lt. Brian Damron responds to the report, but finds no one at the scene. After learning the father of the two has recovered the truck, Damron alerts the state highway department about the black ice in the area.

• At 6:13 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report he is being followed and harassed by a woman who has been ordered by the court to stay away from him and his family. The caller asks that the incident be logged.

• At 7:15 p.m., two deputies report arriving at Highland Branch, Haymond, for extra patrol.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

• At 10:41 a.m., a Redstar man calls the sheriff ’s offi ce to request a copy of a police report he may need for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

• At 10:59 a.m., a Kingscreek homeowner reports arriving home last night to find someone had cut the wires leading to the pump house and stolen all the copper pipe connecting the home with the pump house.

• At 11:47 a.m., the sheriff ’s department learns of a witness who saw two men in possession of property stolen from another man. Among the items stolen is a four-wheeler buggy that can be found under an old railroad bridge at Whitaker, near Neon Junction.

• At 1:57 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office from Knoxville, Tenn., to report he has been notifi ed by neighbors here that someone is stealing items from a storage building located on his property. The caller is unable to provide a description of the vehicle the thief was seen driving.

• At 6:30 p.m., police visit a Kona address in reference to an ongoing investigation.

• At 6:40 p.m., a man from the UZ-Dry Fork area reports the theft of a chainsaw worth at least $1,000 from the back of his pickup truck the night before. The man says the saw was stolen by an ex-employee whom he just had to fire.

Thursday, Dec. 14

• At 4:22 p.m., the sheriff ’s department receives a telephone call from the Whitesburg hospital advising that an Eolia woman’s husband has been admitted as a patient to the Whitesburg hospital, and that the woman is unable to stay alone in the couple’s home. The caller asks if the sheriff ’s office can transport the woman from Eolia to the home of her sister at Dry Fork.

Friday, Dec. 15

• At 9:24 a.m., a Jenkins man tells the sheriff ’s office he was awakened during the night by teen-agers damaging his car. The man identifies two boys responsible for the damage and says they have also been making threatening telephone calls to his home.

• At 9:59 a.m., a Thornton woman reports a horse running loose in her neighborhood.

• At 10:55 a.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is en route to Love’s Branch near Colson, where a man has called to complain about a dog.

• At 11:03 a.m., a woman who lives in West Whitesburg calls the sheriff ’s office to report that she is afraid because someone in a white Dodge automobile has been following her and driving around her neighborhood with a video camera. The complaint is referred to the Whitesburg Police Department.

• At 11:43 a.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports from Love’s Branch that he has spoken to the owner of a dog who is the subject of a complaint from a neighbor, and that the woman has agreed to keep the dog inside her house.

• At 11:45 a.m., the sheriff ’s department refers a caller to an address at Chip Drive, Thornton, where the caller’s dark brown horse which is missing was last seen running loose earlier this morning.

• At 6:11 p.m., a man calls from Rite Aid in Whitesburg asking for assistance in unlocking his car, the keys for which are still in the ignition. A Whitesburg City Police officer handles the request.

• At 7:40 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports he had to shock a man with a Taser stun gun four to five times after being called to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional hospital for assistance with a patient suffering violent withdrawal from alcohol. The deputy said he used the Taser to help subdue the patient after the patient kicked the deputy so hard it sent the deputy and a nurse both falling to the floor.

• At 9:53 p.m., a man calls from Little Caesar’s restaurant at Ermine to request help with his car with the keys locked up inside. The Whitesburg City Police Department answers the call.



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