Tuesday police news 090903

September 09, 2003

Berea man arrested on burglary charges:

LANCASTER - State police arrested a Berea man last week on charges that he allegedly broke into the home of a Garrard County resident and stole property.

According to an arrest warrant by Trooper Eric Taylor, Jason M. Durham, 24, of 633 Mount Vernon Road allegedly entered the home of L.M. Lake and took property, including several checks, while the owner was away. Durham was arrested Sept. 3 in Lancaster and charged with second-degree burglary.

Welding equipment stolen:

Danville police are investigating the theft of welding equipment Thursday from a truck parked at Taco Bell on Hustonville Road. According to the police report, Trampis G. Porter, Danville, reported the theft, which occurred at 6:50 p.m. There were no witnesses.


Louisville student dies in crash:

(AP) - At least four people were killed in weekend traffic accidents in Alabama, including an Auburn University student from Kentucky.

Lauren Tonini, 21, of Louisville died from injuries suffered Sunday night when she lost control of the car she was driving on Interstate 85 near Opelika. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Tonini was ejected as the car flipped over several times in the accident about 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Judge to decide on shock probation for cop:

LOUISVILLE (AP) - The wife of a former police detective who pleaded guilty to creating bogus search warrants and other felony charges urged a judge to grant shock probation for her husband.

Virginia Watson said her husband, Mark Watson, had spent the last six months in prison with some of the criminals he had sent there when he was a Metro narcotics detective. She said the time in prison, plus the strain of being separated from his four children, the loss of his job and public humiliation were punishment enough for him.|9/9/03***

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