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Police Beat: A look at law-enforcement activity

This is the second installment of “Police Beat,” a summary of calls for service to local law-enforcement agencies that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law. We continue with information provided by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office and will include information from other agencies later.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

• At 1:53 a.m., a sheriff ’s deputy is dispatched to a home at Big Cowan where a possible drug overdose has occurred.

• At 1:12 p.m., a caller from the Letcher area tells a sheriff ’s dispatcher he is the victim of a theft of game cameras.

• At 2:01 p.m., a Millstone woman reports to the sheriff ’s office that she is the victim of an attempted theft. The woman said she arrived from out of town late the night before to find someone had tried to pry her front door open.

• At 4:48 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a call from a man with a criminal mischief complaint that his gate is torn down. The man quickly calls back asking that the complaint be disregarded, that the gate is fine.

• At 4:57 p.m., a deputy serves a “show cause” summons on a man charged in a domestic violence case. The man’s address is not listed.

• At 4:59 p.m., a deputy reports he is unable to locate a person named in an emergency protective order. The deputy says the subject no longer lives at the address, which is not listed.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

• At 8:01 a.m., the sheriff ’s office is notified about a residential alarm sounding at Mayking. A woman calls to report her granddaughter set off the alarm by accident.

• At 9:38 a.m., a deputy reports to the sheriff ’s office that he is en route to the Hazard ARH Psychiatric Center with one female and two males.

• At 12:50 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a report that a shoplifter is in Rite- Aid Drug Store in Whitesburg. The Whitesburg Police Department is notified, but the subject has already left the store. Officers say they will view images from a video surveillance camera.

• At 1:54 p.m., a Neon area woman reports to the sheriff ’s office that she has received four harassing calls from someone using the same cellular telephone each time. A deputy says he will investigate, using the cell phone number provided.

• At 3:35 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is requested by Kentucky State Police to respond to a report of a burglary at Ramey’s Fork at Haymond. A woman tells police she found a man dressed in a blue sweater and black pants in her home going through her jewelry box.

• At 4:28 p.m., Kentucky State Police call the sheriff ’s office requesting assistance on a domestic violence complaint at Big Cowan involving a man and woman fighting.

• At 4:55 p.m., a deputy arrives at the scene at Burton Hill near Letcher to investigate a complaint about a CSX Railroad crossing being blocked. The deputy takes pictures of the scene and will forward them to CSX officials for further action.

• At 5:01 p.m., a deputy reports from Big Cowan that a reported domestic violence case was a verbal argument only.

• At 5:13 p.m., the sheriff ’s office opens an investigation into the theft of a heat pump and air conditioner from a home near Pine Mountain Junction at Whitesburg.

Thursday, Oct. 4

• At 8:33 a.m., the sheriff ’s office dispatches an EMS crew to Letcher County Central High School at Ermine where a male juvenile fell while going up the stairs and hit his head.

• At 11:31 a.m., someone from Fleming-Neon City Hall calls the sheriff ’s office to report the assault/abduction of a female who walked into the Neon Public Library and stated she had been dropped off there after having earlier been abducted. The caller says the alleged victim says she is hurting, and that Neon’s police car is not in service at the time.

• At 1:06 p.m., a woman from Pert Creek near Whitesburg calls the sheriff ’s office to report her Weed Eater has been missing for two or three weeks and has apparently been stolen.

• At 1:38 p.m., a McRoberts man advises a sheriff ’s office dispatcher that his nephew’s dog had puppies, and that the nephew brought the puppies to the caller’s home and put them under the caller’s building. The caller remarks that his nephew is going through a divorce and his wife has an emergency protective order against him. He says he is taking a kennel to his father’s house to keep the dogs in.

• At 2:42 p.m., Sheriff Danny Webb and a deputy report they are escorting a funeral from Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg to Blackey.

• At 3:21 p.m., a warrant is served on a woman whose address is not listed for failure to pay child support.

• At 5:10 p.m., a deputy begins patrolling Highway 931 South after receiving a complaint that male subjects appearing to be intoxicated are on the road.

• At 5:12 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to Jenkins to unlock a car with the keys locked inside.

• At 5:20 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to a Whitesburg neighborhood to unlock a car with the keys locked inside.

Friday, Oct. 5

• At 11:19 a.m., the sheriff ’s department opens an investigation into a possible scam when a Jenkins man calls to report he had agreed with an asphalt company to have his driveway blacktopped for $1,000. The caller said that on the day before (Wednesday) two men representing the company, driving a red and white truck, then tried to charge him $7,000 even though the work wasn’t finished.

• At 1:31 p.m., a deputy reports that the front door of a home at Millstone sustained minor damage during what appears to have been an attempted break-in. The incident is being logged for future reference.

• At 2:41 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is contacted by a representative of McRoberts Elementary School who asks if an officer can visit the school to talk about fingerprinting with a group of about 65 students.

•At 4:24 p.m., a deputy arrives at the scene on Garner Mountain to help locate a subject missing from a van service. The male is located and calmed down after becoming upset because the worker wouldn’t allow him to call his mother.

Saturday, Oct. 6

• At 9:31 a.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a complaint from Walmart in Whitesburg regarding a shoplifter who placed items outside the lawn and garden department and then picked the items up in a blue Geo Metro with Pike County license plates. The complaint was referred to the Whitesburg Police Department.

• At 1:59 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy escorts a funeral procession from the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg to Cowan.

• At 3:48 p.m., a deputy is dispatched to the Camp Branch area to answer a complaint concerning a domestic disturbance.

• At 3:52 p.m., a deputy is called to the scene of an accident on Pert Creek Road near Whitesburg. No injuries are reported.

Sunday, Oct. 7

• At 3:57 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher is notified an alarm is sounding at a home in Deane. A deputy arrives to learn all is secure at the scene.

• At 3:58 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher receives a report concerning an assault at a home located beside Highway 160 at Premium.

• At 4:05 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher receives a complaint concerning animal abuse in Seco. The matter is referred to the Letcher County Attorney’s Office.

• At 4:05 p.m., a sheriff ’s dispatcher receives a report concerning a fight at Bates Fork Road in Linefork.

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