Tuesday police news 090203

September 09, 2003

Burgin woman injured in two-car crash:

HARROSBURG - A Burgin driver suffered multiple injuries Sunday when her vehicle collided with another car on U.S. 68 six miles east of here, state police said.

Susan Evans, 42, was driving west when an eastbound car driven by Robert J. Showers, 51, of Danville skidded on the wet pavement. Showers' 1999 Mercury Sable went over the center line and struck the Evans vehicle head on, state police said.

Air bags in both vehicles deployed and all victims were wearing seat belts. Evans was transported by Mercer County Emergency Medical Service to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment.


Three face marijuana charges in Casey:

LIBERTY - Three people have been charged with marijuana cultivation in Casey County, police said.

Melissa and Greg Southerland of 545 Penn's Store Road, Gravel Switch, were charged Aug. 26 with cultivating more than five marijuana plants, said Casey Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

The Southerlands were charged after Casey and Boyle County sheriff's officers found 382 marijuana plants growing inside the Southerland residence. Coffman said the plants were from 6 inches to 7-8 feet tall and were growing in the basement. Lights, fans, heat and fertilizer were confiscated.

The officers hauled three truck loads of marijuana plants and burned them at the Casey County Road Department property in Liberty.

Assisting with the raid were Casey sheriff's deputies Bob Weddle and Dennis Allen, special deputy Brent Delp, Constable Freeman Luttrell and state fish and wildlife officer Roger Weddle plus two officers from Boyle County.

In a separate incident, Cindy Cox of 2765 Brush Creek Road, Liberty, was cited Monday for cultivating less than five marijuana plants behind her house.

Weapons, dog taken from Casey residence:

JACKTOWN - Someone broke into a residence Thursday on Ky. 49 in northern Casey County and took weapons and a small dog, police said.

The intruders broke a window at the back of the residence of Jason and Joyce Bruner about noon while no one was home, said Sheriff Jerry Coffman. Stolen were 11 pocket knives, a 12-gauge shotgun, a pocket watch and the small spotted dog.

Coffman said he has a suspect in the break-in. |9/2/03***

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