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Tuesday police news 0819

August 19, 2003

Fires damage Casey mobile homes:

LIBERTY - Two mobile homes in Casey County have been damaged by fire.

A vacant mobile home on Cannon Road was damaged by fire Monday, according to Brush Creek firefighter Nick Scott. The cause of the fire that originated in the middle of the house has not been determined, he said. The state fire marshal's office is investigating.

The center of the mobile home was damaged by fire and the rest had smoke and water damage, Scott said. Ruby Pennington owns the mobile home.

A mobile home on Ky. 49 was damaged Friday by fire that started at one end of the structure, Scott said. Edward Taylor owns the structure.

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About a fourth of the structure was burned. A representative from the state fire marshal's office said the blaze was stared in a fuse panel.

Brush Creek Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Poplar Springs and Liberty volunteer fire departments.

Casey man charged with assault:

LIBERTY - A Casey County man has been arrested on assault and illegal drug charges, state police said.

Phillip W. Sears, 52, of Liberty was arrested Monday on Strong Branch Road six miles east of here and charged with fourth-degree assault and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.

Playstation, other items taken in theft:

A theft Aug. 11 netted thieves a Playstation, several games, a weed trimmer and a yard blower. The theft occurred at 1 a.m. at 920 Rosemont Ave.

Saw stolen:

Danville police are investigating the theft Aug. 9 of a Porta Cable reciprocating saw, taken by apparent forced entry at 402 N. Sixth St. The victim is John Cloud of Nicholasville.

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