Wednesday police news 0917

September 17, 2003

Armed burglars steal nothing:

Danville police are investigating a burglary at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Shakerpoint Apartments.

Heather Logan told police two black males, one of them armed with a handgun, entered her apartment through the front door but took nothing.

Police said the first suspect was short and wore a red bandana with a black hat. The other suspect is approximately 6 feet tall and wore a black bandana with a black hat and clothing.

Store manager accused of forgery:

LANCASTER - A criminal summons recently was served on the manager of the Lancaster Dollar General Store based on 14 counts of forgery.


According to a complaint filed by Officer John Ballard, Mary Denson, 47, of 109 McKinney Court, Stanford, allegedly forged refunds totaling $504 on several occasions.

The summons was served by Linda Demaree with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department on Aug. 29 based on the alleged forgery taking place on May 17, 23, 26 and 31 and June 2 and 5. Denson has been summoned to appear in Garrard District Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

Man severs finger in fall:

WAYNESBURG - A man with a severed finger had to be airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Tuesday night after walking into a local gas station for help.

According to Lincoln County 911 dispatchers, an unidentified middle-aged man walked into Leach's Shell Station on U.S. 27 about 6:30 p.m., bleeding badly from a cut on his hand. One finger was amputated and one was partially amputated.

"They (the clerks present) told me he said he fell off a ladder," said Jeanna Ellis, a clerk at the station. "They said there was quite a bit of blood outside." An employee called 911, which dispatched a Waynesburg rescue squad.

The man was later flown to UK on the hospital's Aeromed unit. No other information was available.

Northpoint visitor arrested:

A visitor was arrested Monday at Northpoint Training Center after allegedly attempting to smuggle prescription drugs into the prison.

John Justice Sr. of Pikeville was charged with first-degree promoting contraband and taken to the Boyle County Detention Center.

Man charged with DUI after pursuit:

LANCASTER - A pursuit that started in city limits and ended about five miles out of town resulted in a bevy of charges recently against a Garrard County man.

Lancaster police Officer Allen Weston reported that Michael Steven Crawley, 31, of 2685 Maywood Road was observed driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed down a one-way street Sept. 10. Weston said Crawley allegedly led him on a pursuit from Ky. 39 onto Perkins Lane and crossing Ky. 1174.

Once Crawley was stopped, he was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants. Crawley had two prior DUI suspensions, according to Weston. He also was charged with fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

A preliminary hearing is set for Monday in Garrard District Court.

Warrant served on Lancaster man:

LANCASTER - An arrest warrant recently was served on a Lancaster man for burglary, assault, and criminal trespassing charges.

Joshua Fain, 25, of 3589 Crab Orchard Road was arrested Sept. 2 by Garrard County Deputy Sheriff Tim Davis on charges of second-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, and second-degree criminal mischief.

Fain is accused of entering Tammy Lay's residence Aug. 31, injuring her son and taking a VCR, according to the warrant.

Nicholasville man charged in shooting:

LANCASTER - Nicholasville police arrested a man there based on charges that he shot at a Garrard County man.

According to the arrest warrant, Johnathan Regester, 22, allegedly fired a shotgun at Roger Brown when Brown was looking for a marijuana patch on his leased farm.

The warrant said Regester threatened to commit a crime likely to result in death by yelling into the forest where Brown was hiding and telling him. "I'll be at your house tonight to take care of ya."

Regester has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday in Garrard District Court.

One injured in merge-lane accident:

One person was injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident in a merge lane near the Hustonville Road and Danville bypass intersection.

Police said a 2000 Chrysler Sebring driven by John T. Crow, 66, Stanford, was stopped in the lane waiting to pull onto Hustonville Road when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by Lisa G. Cooper, 37, of Hustonville.

A passenger in Crow's vehicle, Mildred C. Crow, 65, of Stanford, was treated at the scene by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service before being transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.|9/17/03***

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