Wednesday police news 1126

November 26, 2003

Two injured in three-vehicle collision Monday

Wet roads contributed to a three-vehicle injury accident at 6:55 a.m. Monday on the bypass near the access road to Shoney's Restaurant.

City police said a 1986 General Motors Sierra driven by Marshall Blevins, 38, of Liberty, was traveling east on the bypass. Blevins told police he applied his brakes when cars in front of him began to stop, and his vehicle spun on the wet road into the path of a 1995 Ford Contour driven by Beverly Crouch, 41, of Stanford, who was headed in the opposite direction.

The two vehicles hit head-on, and Blevins' vehicle spun into the side of a 1990 Ford Ranger driven by Stevenson D. Combs, 35, of Stanford. Crouch and Combs were transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.


Fire destroys house on Beech Street

Fire destroyed a house Monday night at 120 Beech St.

Assistant Danville Fire Chief Woody Ball said Danville and Boyle County firefighters responded to the blaze at 11:44 p.m., and when they arrived, three rooms were engulfed in flames.

"We had a difficult time early controlling the fire because it was so intense," said Ball. Firefighters were on the scene until 4:18 a.m. Ball said the structure is still standing, but because of the damage, is deemed a total loss.

Owner Peggy Burgess was home at the time of the blaze but suffered no injuries, Ball said.

Man gets probation in federal seizure case

Ronnie Thompson of Mount Vernon was sentenced Nov. 14 in U.S. District Court to two years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of trying to hinder the government from seizing or securing property. He cannot possess a firearm, destructive device or dangerous weapon and must pay a $200 assessment fee.

Thompson is the brother of Larry Gene Thompson Sr., the former Mount Vernon police officer charged with heading up a major drug trafficking ring. Several people from this area were among the 25 defendants arrested in the case.

Van stolen on Lexington Road

Danville police investigated the theft of a van Monday at 1821 Lexington Road. A blue and white 1988 Ford Econoline van, owned by Michael Grimes of Lancaster, was taken at an undetermined time. Sgt. Tony Gray investigated.|None***

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