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Police Beat

Friday, May 31

• At 4:30 p.m., a Letcher County deputy sheriff reports he is in pursuit of a vehicle with the license plate number of 653-HBE, heading in the direction of Cowan.

• At 4:33 p.m., a second deputy joins the pursuit of a blue, beat-up Chevrolet Silverado pickup with license plate number 653-HBE. The chase is now past the Cowan school.

• At 5:03 p.m., a third deputy joins the pursuit of an old Chevrolet Silverado pickup near the Cowan school. The truck stops near Mountain View Road and the subjects riding in the vehicle, one female and two males, run from the scene. The deputies capture the female and are looking for the two males. The Whitesburg Police Department’s K-9 unit is en route to the scene to search for the two escapees.

• At 5:51 p.m., a deputy involved in the pursuit of a fleeing Chevrolet Silverado pickup reports that he is on his way to the Letcher County Jail with one of the male subjects who abandoned the truck and tried to run.

• At 10:32 p.m., two sheriff ’s deputies report they are in the area of Kentucky 805 conducting a welfare check. The deputies report to a dispatcher at 10:50 p.m. that everything is okay, and that only a man and his wife are in the residence.

• At 11:53 p.m., a deputy sheriff is dispatched to Roark Lane, Kingscreek, to answer a domestic abuse complaint involving a husband who has been physical with his wife tonight. The man allegedly dragged the woman outside the home they share and hit her.

Saturday, June 1

• At 12:12 a.m., a dispatcher receives a complaint of suspicious activity taking place about a mile in Thornton, where a four-wheeler has been spotted several times near a home. Extra patrol is sent to the area.

• At 12:23 p.m., a deputy reports he is en route to the Letcher County Jail with a male prisoner taken into custody after a domestic dispute at Roark Lane, Kingscreek.

• At 7:08 p.m., a woman from Wheaton Hollow Road, Jenkins, tells the sheriff ’s office she has locked her keys inside her vehicle and needs it unlocked.

• At 9:13 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified by Kentucky State Police in Hazard of a domestic dispute at Seco. A weapon may be involved. A woman told state police a male subject came into her home and assaulted her with a sharp object. She is now locked in the bedroom while he sits on the porch.

• At 9:25 p.m., a deputy sheriff reports he is leaving a domestic dispute at Seco with a prisoner in tow.

• At 10:21 p.m., ADT Security reports to the sheriff ’s office that a burglar alarm is sounding at a home located at Highway 7 North, between Locust Drive and Ragweed Drive. Police contact the homeowner and learn that everything is OK.

• At 10:36 p.m., a caller from Win Branch, Partridge, reports a woman wearing a backpack is going from door-to-door asking someone to take her to pick up a check. A deputy is dispatched to the area.

• At 11:01 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard notifies the Letcher County Sheriff’s Office that it has received a complaint from a Blackey woman who says a man is sitting in her driveway and is very intoxicated. Police arrive a the scene, but are unable to locate the intoxicated man. They advise the woman who made the complaint to contact the Letcher County Attorney’s Office after learning he made threats toward her and her husband concerning some tools. The woman claims she does not know the man very well at all.

• At 11:52 a.m., a caller from Black Bottom, Jeremiah, complains that her family can’t sleep because of a loud party taking place at a home straight across the railroad tracks from where she lives.

Sunday, June 2

• At 12 a.m., a deputy sheriff learns of a chicken fight and informs everyone involved the practice is illegal and will be reported to the office of Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton.

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