Wednesday police news 1203

December 03, 2003

Police investigate hit-and-run

HARRODSBURG - Randall Bartleson, 44, of 115 S. Magnolia St., and William Curry, 42, of 675 Cane Run St., reported to city police that they witnessed a hit-and-run incident near Bartleson's home Thursday.

Both men reported that someone driving south on Magnolia Street hit two vehicles parked in front of Bartleson's house and then left the scene without reporting the collision.

Pool Hall burglarized

HARRODSBURG - Someone broke into the Pool Hall at 120 S. Main St. on Sunday by kicking in the back door glass. Police said it is not known if anything was taken.


Liberty man charged with rape

LIBERTY - An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, state police said.

Edelfo Valasquez Ramirez of 1843 Poplar Springs Road, Liberty, was charged Nov. 24 after he allegedly used force to rape 13- and 14-year-old girls, according to a report by state police Detective George Atwood. The incidents allegedly occurred at the Ramirez residence.

Ramirez was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Dec. 11 in Casey District Court.

Boyle man faces Casey charges

LIBERTY - A Boyle County man faces drug charges after his arrest Friday at the intersection of Ky. 78 and Ky. 49, according to a police report.

Michael W. Pickett, 27, of Spring Valley Road, Junction City, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication, according to Casey County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen.

Pickett was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident, according to Allen's report. As Pickett was walking down the road, a bag of marijuana allegedly fell out of his pocket. He also allegedly had five pills in a cigarette package and told Allen he had eaten two of the pills.

He was taken to the Casey County Detention Center.|None***

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