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Police Beat



Tuesday, December 23

• At 12:37 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department receives a call from a Camp Branch man who was recently the victim of identity theft. The man, who lives on KY 931N, reports that he received a statement from the PayPal ecommerce company advising him that he owes $977.32 on an account opened in his name. The caller denies opening the account.

• At 2:12 p.m., a Premium woman who lives along KY 588 reports that a neighboring landowner is cutting trees and worries they are going to hit the back of her house. She says she owns the land, but advises that the man who is cutting the trees would claim that he owns the land if asked. She also advises that neither she nor the adjoining landowner have had the property surveyed. She is referred to the office of Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton for legal advice.

• At 6:12 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy arrives at a home in the Jenkins area, on KY 805 near Dunham, to accompany Social Services on a visit.

Wednesday, December 24

• At 11:06 a.m., a resident of Mountain Breeze Apartments, Burdine, reports that a woman he has identified has used his BB&T debit card (number provided) to make more than $4,000 in illegal purchases without his consent.

• At 1 p. m., a woman from Miamisburg, Ohio, calls the sheriff ’s office and requests that a deputy asks a Letcher County woman whom she has identified to stop harassing her through a fictitious Facebook social media account. The caller says the woman from Letcher County is “slandering her name.”

• At 3:57 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy asks that an incident be logged in which a woman contacted him to tell him about another woman who has a voice recording of a 13-year-old boy talking about killing his baby sister by hiding her in a closet and stabbing her to death. The deputy has made attempts to contact the woman who is said to have the recording, but has been unsuccessful.

Thursday, December 25

• At 12:18 p.m., a woman from Gideon Road, Isom, calls the sheriff ’s office to ask about a telephone call she has received, purportedly from Reader’s Digest, informing her that she has won money and would be receiving a package containing the barcode EK247721US with a callback number of 1-876-887-9604. A dispatcher advises the woman that the call she received is a scam and asks her not to divulge any information to “Reader’s Digest.”

Monday, December 29

• At 8:13 a.m., a caller from Big Branch, Hallie, reports that her grandson went to visit his other grandmother over the weekend, and that the grandmother with whom he went to visit took the grandson’s cellphone, which actually belongs to the caller’s husband since it is part of his plan, and is refusing to give it back. The caller is advised to contact County Attorney Hatton’s office.

• At 5:11 p.m., a deputy has arrived at Gazelle Drive area of Thornton Road in reference to an emergency protective order.

• At 6:48 p.m., a deputy has arrived at 1071 KY 931S (Whitco Road) in reference to a reported break-in.

• At 6:49 p.m., a caller from Cowan Road (KY 931S) reports that someone has broken into property he owns during the last week and stolen a number of items in addition to causing considerable damage.

• At 9:09 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy arrives at Low Gap Branch to serve warrants, but reports that he is leaving after being unable to locate the subject.

• At 10:56 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy has arrived at Subway Restaurant, Isom, to check on an alarm that is sounding.

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