Friday police news 1017

October 17, 2003

Coins, pills

taken in theft

Danville police investigated a theft at 10 a.m. Wednesday from 664 Linda Ave. Jack Shepherd reported to police the theft of rolled coins and prescription pills, valued at more than $300. The investigating officer is Joedy Gilliland.

Local man

treated after crash

A Danville man was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Thursday for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-car collision on U.S. 27 in Lincoln County, state police said.

Christopher Harlan, 33 was treated and released after his Geo Prizm was hit in the rear by a Chevrolet van while stopped in traffic, according to a report by Trooper Clyde Bertram. The driver of the van, Garnett L. Atwood, 65, of Lexington, told police he saw Harlan stopped in traffic but was unable to stop his van, Bertram said.


Atwood and his passenger, Margaret P. Freeman, of Lexington, were uninjured.

Driver falls asleep at wheel

STANFORD - A single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 is being blamed on the driver falling asleep at the wheel on his way to work at 5: 50 a.m. today.

Kyle Cupp, 37, of Stanford, was headed south on U.S. 27 when he drove his Chevrolet pick-up off the left side of the highway into the culvert, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Shelby Lakes.

Lincoln County dispatchers received the call at 5:50 a.m.

"He went off the left side of the road and struck a mailbox and a campaign sign," said Lakes.

Waynesburg EMS were on the scene, but Cupp refused treatment or transport.

"He just told me he had a pain in his neck," said Lakes.

Lakes said he believed the vehicle to be totaled.

Break-in under


HARRODSBURG - Police are looking for the subjects who burglarized Tobacco Stix on 205 North College Street early Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the Harrodsburg Police Department, an officer was flagged down around 2 a.m. and told that the store had been broken into and that the perpetrators were fleeing on foot. Officers searched the area but made no arrests.

The owner of Tobacco Stix, Bill Wickliffe, reported that several case knives and an undisclosed amount of money and checks were missing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Harrodsburg Police and/or Mercer County Crimestoppers.


at business

HARRODSBURG - An early morning act of vandalism resulted in a broken window for a business on Marimon Avenue Thursday.

Harrodsburg police say a piece of concrete was thrown through a window at Thomas/Moore Company on 166 Marimon Avenue. The complaint was called into police at about 3:00 a.m. Police estimate that $150 in damage was done to the window.

Jamestown couple

charged after raid

JAMESTOWN - Two people were charged Thursday after state police allegedly discovered a methamphetamine lab and illegal drugs at their residence 9 miles south of on Veterans Point Road.

Toby Grider, 44, and his wife, Kathy J., 33, were arrested at their residence on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, state police said.

Both were lodged in the Russell County Jail.

State police, led by Detective Scott Hammond, executed a search warrant for the Grider residence. After entering the house, they reportedly discovered a methamphetamine, cocaine, a meth lab, three firearms and other controlled substances.

Hammon was assisted by members of the state police post in Columbia, Russell County Sheriff's Department, James Police Department and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers.|10/15/03***

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