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October 24, 2003

Three arrested in

Casey auto theft

LIBERTY - Three people were apprehended this morning on auto theft charges, police said.

Keith T. Callinan, 18, of Liberty, and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with theft by unlawful taking of an automobile valued more than $300, said Casey County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen.

Callinan also was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of marijuana.

Brandon L. Polston, 19, of East Fork Road, Liberty, was arrested on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle concerning the Harmon auto.

Polston also is charged with third-degree sexual abuse. He is accused after an incident with a 15-year-old female.

The arrests came after a 1991 Chevrolet S10 pickup was stolen Wednesday from the Jeff Harmon residence on Bee Lee Cove Road. The suspects were arrested on Turner Ridge Road at 7:35 a.m. by Allen and city police officer Steven Garrett.


The truck was recovered on East Fork Road and had no major damage except for a flat tire.

Callinan and Polston were taken to Casey County Detention Center; the juvenile also is in custody.

Log truck wrecks

near Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG - A tractor trailer truck carrying large logs turned over Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of the Harrodsburg bypass and U.S. 127 S.

The driver, Kerby Russell Jr. of Russell Springs, was not injured, Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Barkman said.

Barkman said the truck was attempting to turn left onto U.S. 127 from the southern intersection of the bypass and failed to negotiate the turn. The truck turned over onto property across the road from the bypass belonging to Allen Whitenack, damaging some fencing and the highway guardrail.

Russell told Barkman that the accident occurred because a car cut him off on the bypass. Barkman reported that witnesses said the truck seemed to be going too fast to make the turn. The deputy said Russell was wearing his seat belt.

Although the logs had to be picked up and put on another vehicle, the accident did not block the road and had little impact on traffic.

Women report

purse snatchings

HARRODSBURG Two women visiting Beaumont Inn reported their purses were stolen.

Gladys Lutz, 78, of Dayton, Ohio, reported to the Harrodsburg Police Department at 10 a.m. Thursday that the room in which she was staying had been broken into and her car keys were taken. Lutz later reported her purse was taken while she was playing cards with other visitors at the inn.

She said the contents, including cash and property, are valued at $440.

Gertrude Winter, 71, of Cincinnati, reported someone took her purse Wednesday night while she was checking into the inn. The purse, cash and property contained in it are valued at $445.

Sgt. Terry Cornish and Officer Jason Eldridge are investigating the cases. Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.

Harrodsburg man

facing drug charges

HARRODSBURG - Howard James Craddock, 43, of 561 E. Office St., is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on drug charges following his arrest Tuesday morning.

Harrodsburg police were called to Berkshire Apartments on a complaint about an impaired person. Craddock was arrested and charged with public intoxication, and criminal trespassing. During a search, officers found drug paraphernalia and an off-white substance they believed was methamphetamine.

Craddock was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. He also is charged with felony theft by unlawful taking on a warrant from Elliott County. His bond is $8,000.

Officers Scott Elder and Granville Peyton are the investigating officers.|10/21/03***

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