Whitesburg KY

Sheriff, staff busy with calls for help

Police Beat



Monday, February 22

• At 10: 41 p. m., a caller from Rodie Lane, Sandlick, reports to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that his wallet has been lost or stolen.

• At 11:06 a.m., a caller from Kingdom Come Creek reports to the sheriff ’s office that her Social Security card is missing from her home, and that her late husband’s Social Security card is missing also.

• At 11:10 a.m., a caller who wishes to remain anonymous reports a Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover SUV with Indiana tags parked near the shoulder of the road a Johnson’s Fork, Premium.

• At 11:11 a.m., a caller asks for assistance with getting medication filled at Parkway Pharmacy in Whitesburg delivered to her home at Ice.

Saturday, February 21

• At 5:26 p.m., a deputy sheriff checks a house at Mayking and finds all is OK except for a burst water line in an outbuilding.

Friday, February 20

• At 2: 05 p. m., a deputy arrives at a home on Sandlick, Whitesburg, to check on a man who is blind and in a home without heat. The deputy finds that the man’s nephew is with him and preparing to take him to the grocery store. The man is told to contact the sheriff ’s office if he needs additional help later.

• At 3:31 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy answers a call at a location on Camp Branch, where one automobile has backed into another.

• At 4 p. m., a deputy is en route to check on a woman who lives on Heartbreak Ridge, Little Dry Fork, Whitesburg. The woman says she is afraid her supply of propane will run out before the night is over. She also says she is in need of groceries.

• At 5:15 p.m., Sheriff Danny Webb leaves for a home at Pert Creek to unlock an automobile with the keys still in the ignition.

• At 8:07 p.m., a deputy reports checking on a home at Payne Gap where a burglar alarm has been sounding and finding everything OK. The deputy also reports delivering needed medication to a home at Allen Branch, Craft’s Colly.

• At 11:12 p.m., a male caller asks a dispatcher to log an incident in which he says his child’s grandfather will not let the caller take custody of the child even though it is his weekend. The child apparently has flu.

Thursday, February 19

• At 5:29 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports that slick roads make it impossible to visit a home located on a hill on Nashville Drive, Thornton, for a requested welfare check. A neighbor tells the deputy that he took the man to the store recently and that he is OK.

• At 6:39 p.m., a deputy sheriff is instructed to disregard a report about a car stuck in the snow blocking the road at Gazelle Drive, Thornton.

Wednesday, February 18

• At 3:18 p.m., a woman calls the sheriff ’s office to report that her elderly mother at Ice received three phone calls the night before from a male subject who was attempting to harass her. The woman identifies the cellular telephone number that appears on her mother’s caller I.D. as 335-3528.

• At 3:54 p.m., a deputy reports that a welfare check at a home at Hampton Branch, Cowan, shows that the house in question does have heat.

• At 4:13 p.m., a caller from the Colson area tells the sheriff ’s department that a water main has broken at Love’s Branch.

• At 9:07 p.m., a caller from the Isom area tells the sheriff ’s office she has been receiving a number of telephone calls from the number 877-224-6529 for at least three weeks, but that no one ever speaks to her. The woman is told the call is a known scam and is advised to block the caller’s number.

• At 9:07 p.m., a deputy reports leaving a location on KY 931 at Camp Branch, where a car has been stuck in the road.

• At 9:20 p.m., a man calls the sheriff ’s office to report that he and his daughter’s mother have been in an altercation that resulted in the mother leaving the Big Cowan home on foot. A deputy patrols the area but is unable to locate the woman on foot.

Tuesday, February 17

• At 6:28 p.m., a sheriff ’s deputy reports that he is leaving a home on KY Highway 160, where he has been delivering needed medication to a patient stranded by heavy snowfall.

Saturday, February 14

• At 12:14 p.m., a Virginia man calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office to request a welfare check on his two-year-old daughter, who the callers says lives with her mother and nine other people in a mobile home in Premium. A dispatcher contacts social services workers and is told a case cannot be opened into child-neglect charges claimed by the caller. Still, the dispatcher sends a deputy to the home to check on the little girl. The visiting deputy determines the girl is fine and that her mother shows no signs of being intoxicated. The mother tells the deputy she turned the father away from her home the night before because he appeared to be drunk. The dispatcher then makes contact with the Virginia man again to tell him his daughter is fine, after which the Virginia man begins to curse him and call him names. The dispatcher says he then hangs the phone up rather than take the verbal abuse.

• At 4:14 p.m., a Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department deputy is dispatched to Ulvah to unlock a tan Chevy Tahoe.

• At 6:12 p.m., the sheriff ’s office is receiving multiple calls about automobile accidents across the county. Deputies will work the worst accidents first.

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