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Monday police news 122903

December 29, 2003

Danville police

investigate

thefts, burglaries

Danville Police Department has been investigating the following thefts and burglaries, reported during the period Dec. 21-Saturday:

n On Saturday a Yamaha dirt bike was taken from a storage building at 502 Dogwood Drive. Christopher Benedict of that address reported the theft to Officer Greg Hilliard.

n On Thursday several items belonging to Jimmy Lair of Danville were reported stolen from a building at Glenn Raines Storage on Freys Lane. Forcible entry was gained through the door of the building. All of the stolen items were later recovered. Office Sally Bustle investigated.

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n On Tuesday a handgun belonging to John Girtley of 364 Proctor St. was taken from his residence by way of forcible entry through the front door. Officer Jamie Perry is investigating.

n On Dec. 22 a black 1992 GMC Sonoma pickup truck belonging to James Parks of Danville was reported to have been taken from the parking lot of Wal-Mart SuperCenter. The pickup was later recovered, but a CD player inside the cab had been removed. Officer Nicolae Jilek investigated.

n On Dec. 21 an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from Guadalajara restaurant at 275 Jane Trail. Forcible entry was gained through the front door. Manager Luis Magana of Danville reported the break-in to Officer Jilek; Detective Bob Williamson is investigating.

Casey man

injured in crash

LIBERTY - Charles D. Lynn of Liberty was injured Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash near the Casey-Lincoln county line on U.S. 127, police said.

He was taken to Casey County Hospital, then transferred to another facility.

The accident occurred as Lynn was headed south, apparently crossed the center line and drove into the path of a northbound car driven by Donald Brock of Liberty, according to Casey County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen.

Man fatally shot

during confrontation with police

ADOLPHUS (AP) - A man wanted on an arrest warrant was fatally shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper on Saturday after the suspect raised a weapon toward officers, state police said.

James E. Snyder Jr., 37, of Bowling Green, was shot once after he ignored repeated orders to drop his weapon, police said.

Snyder was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County coroner.

The confrontation occurred at a rural residence near Adolphus when state police and Allen County deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Snyder, police said.

Snyder was wanted on a Todd County bench warrant on charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and tampering with anhydrous ammonia.

Snyder was armed with a handgun when confronted by the officers in a garage, police said.

Police did not say where Snyder was struck and did not identify the KSP officer who shot him. Police did not say whether Snyder fired on the officers.

The state police investigation is continuing.|None***

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