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Police Beat



“Police Beat” is a summary of calls for service to local law-enforcement agencies that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law. Information used in this week’s report was taken from records provided by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

• At 8:38 a.m., an employee with Kentucky River Community Care tells the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that KRCC received a telephone call from a man in the Blackey area who is threatening to kill himself.

• At 8:52 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked to send a deputy to Frazier’s Farmer Supply in Whitesburg to unlock a car with the keys still inside.

• At 9:48 a.m., a deputy reports that he is transporting a male juvenile from Cowan Elementary School to the sheriff ’s office.

• At 1 p.m., a deputy reports that he has served a domestic violence summons at Thornton and served an emergency protective order at Cromona.

• At 1:02 p.m., a deputy reports he is assisting a Kentucky State Police trooper in the investigation of a burglary at a home along Kentucky Highway 932 near Flat Gap.

• At 1:34 p.m., Letcher Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Rogers calls the sheriff ’s office to request a welfare check on elderly Blackeyarea woman who currently hospitalized. Rogers says the woman lives with an alcoholic son and has reported an emergency two times a week over the last two years.

• At 2:58 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy serves an arrest warrant on Shannon Combs, who is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

• At 3:02 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is asked to send a deputy to Mountain Breeze Apartments at Burdine to unlock a car with the keys still inside.

• At 5:28 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office on her cellular phone asking that an officer contact the woman’s sister and ask her to quit calling her house. A deputy contacts the sister and informs her she could be charged with harassment if she continues making the calls.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

• At 12:22 a.m., a sheriff ’s office dispatcher is told an elderly woman wearing little clothing is attempting to go into the woods in the Isom area. The woman is found lying in a cemetery and taken by ambulance to the Whitesburg hospital.

• At 2:22 p.m., sheriff ’s department personnel attend the McRoberts Elementary School Fall Festival to make child identification cards for those who request them.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

• At 12:10 p.m., sheriff ’s deputies arrive in Eolia, where they have been called to check on a woman who is armed with a knife and standing in the middle of Kentucky Highway 806 trying to get a car to hit her. The woman’s boyfriend tells deputies the two fought physically the day before. The woman tells deputies this type of behavior happens when she doesn’t take her medications properly. The male advises he is “getting his things,” and if he has any more trouble he will call the sheriff ’s office.

• At 4:02 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified that one male inmate is ready to be transferred from the Letcher County Jail to the Leslie County Jail while another male inmate is ready to be transported to the Henderson County Jail.

• At 4:03 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is asked to accompany social services workers on a “child removal.”

• At 4:04 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified of the pending release from the Letcher County Jail of a male inmate who suffers mental illness and has no home.

• At 4:08 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to Jenkins to pick up a male on a mental health warrant.

• At 4:20 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher receives a call from a motorist asking that police patrol the Walmart parking lot for a possible drunk driver in a black Jeep with a Friends of Coal license plate. The dispatcher notifies the Whitesburg Police Department.

• At 4:41 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy receives a telephone call from a Fleming-Neon woman who says someone posted a note on the door of her home at Henry Hutton Drive saying they were going to change locks on the door and winterize the home. To protect against a possible scam, the deputy asks the woman to bring the note to the sheriff ’s office the next morning.

• At 5:15 p.m., a sheriff ’s office dispatcher receives a call concerning a possible child abuse case involving a teen-age boy being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.

• At 5:39 p.m., a deputy reports he just had to deploy his Taser gun to subdue a male subject in the Jenkins area who tried to fight with the deputy while a mental health warrant was being served.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

• At 8:05 a.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a call from Deputy Letcher County Judge/Executive Eddie Meade, who reports that the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center at Fleming-Neon was burglarized sometime during the previous night.

• At 10:13 a.m., a Payne Gap man contacts a sheriff ’s deputy to report that a woman came to his home and threatened his girlfriend. The caller said he told the woman to leave and that everything is OK for the time being.

• At 11:53 a.m., a deputy assists a motorist on Main Street in Whitesburg.

• At 11:58 a.m., a deputy transports a male from the Jenkins area to the Hazard ARH Psychiatric Center.

• At 12:00 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a complaint about a male damaging a home at Garner Road near Isom.

• At 12:18 p.m., a motorist tells the sheriff ’s office about suspected drug activity taking place outside a convenience store in the Mayking area. Police are unable to locate the white Chevrolet Avalanche pickup in which the drug activity was said to be taking place.

• At 3:16 p.m., a deputy tells the sheriff’s office attorneys and investigators are leaving the Fleming home near Millstone.

• At 3:16 p.m., a Deane resident asks the sheriff’s offi ce to check a black Dodge Ram pickup that is parked without permission on private property.

• At 4:24 p.m., a deputy reports he has just finished serving four summonses to civil court.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

• At 10:46 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified about a burglar alarm sounding in a home at Smoot Creek. A check of the premises shows everything is secure.

• At 10:46 a.m., Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins sends a Seco-area woman to the sheriff ’s office to have photographs taken of injuries she has suffered.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

• At 8:58 a.m., a deputy is dispatched to a home located off Thornton Road at Camp Branch where a woman wielding a knife has become very violent. The woman, who has taken pills, is disarmed by the callers before police arrive and transported by ambulance to the Whitesburg hospital.

• At 10:28 a.m., a McRoberts man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that another man is removing property from the caller’s trailer without the caller’s consent.

• At 10:48 a.m., a deputy reports he has arrived at the scene of the Blackey Days Festival in Blackey. He remains at the festival until 3:20 p.m.

• At 3:20 p.m., sheriff ’s deputies are called to a home at Kingdom Come Creek, where someone has stolen a washer, dryer, refrigerator and stove. A deputy meets with the victim of the theft and takes photographs of the scene.

• At 3:22 p.m., a man living at Henry Hutton Drive in Fleming-Neon reports that his home has been broken into. The sheriff ’s office notifies the Fleming-Neon Police Department.

• At 4:35 p.m., a deputy reports that he is leaving the scene of a reported domestic disturbance at Mack Drive between Isom and Colson.

• At 5:04 p.m., someone in a residence at Bicycle Lane near Whitesburg hangs up the phone after dialing 9-1-1. A deputy visits the home and learns that everything is okay.

• At 5:05 p.m., a deputy reports he has arrived at the scene of a domestic violence complaint in Haymond.



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