Police News

December 30, 2003

Motorcycle stolen in Danville

Danville police investigated the theft of a 2001 green Kawasaki KX500 motorbike at 1 a.m. Sunday. The theft occurred at 324 N. Fourth St. and was reported by Roger Blair of the same address.

Two injured in Stanford Road accident

Two people were injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision at Stanford Road and McClure Drive.

Danville police said a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Brittany D. Strunk, 16, of Stanford, was turning left from McClure on to Stanford Road and pulled into the path of a 2001 Suzuki Esteem driven by Roger W. Cox, 43, of Stanford.

Cox and a passenger in his car, Destiny N. Cox, 5, same address, were transported by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service to Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital for treatment. Officer Chris Stratton investigated.


Two pedestrians struck in parking lot

Two Versailles residents were injured at 5:15 p.m. Friday when they were hit by a car in the Cracker Barrel parking lot.

Danville police said a 1999 Buick Regal driven by Randy E. Kilby, 22, of Richmond, was turning from Cassady Drive into the parking lot when it struck Amanda Johnson, 27, and her son, Samuel Johnson, 2. Both were treated at the scene by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service and transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Kilby told police he didn't see the two pedestrians, and Amanda Johnson told police she had just removed her son from the car and was crossing the lot when she was hit.

Man jailed after shoplifting is reported

HARRODSBURG - Thomas Edward Jones, 41, of 136 North Lane, faces various charges after city police were called to investigate a reported shoplifting at Minit Mart on North College Street.

The arrest came about 10:15 p.m. Friday on charges of shoplifting, third offense driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change.

Police were called to Minit Mart by customers who said they saw Jones allegedly stuffing merchandise in his pants. Officers waited outside and arrested him when he came out of the store. They administered field-sobriety tests after witnesses said Jones drove to the store.

After he was searched, officers found merchandise, including two CDs valued at about $16, allegedly stolen from the store, police said.

Jones was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center where he later posted bond. Officer Scott Elder along with officers Anthony Pinkston and Jay Eldridge arrested Jones.

Harrodsburg police chase suspect

HARRODSBURG - A Mercer County man is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center after he allegedly led members of the Harrodsburg Police Department and Mercer County Sheriff's Department on a chase Friday afternoon.

Harrodsburg police list his name as Howard J. Craddock Jr., 43, of 926 Riverside Drive; the Danville lockup lists his name as James Howard Craddock Jr.

Officers saw Craddock's vehicle after a report of an assault was called into dispatchers. Police said once Craddock saw law enforcement vehicles, he sped up and ran stop signs.

When officers turned on the cruisers' blue lights, he failed to stop his car and officers gave chase on Cornishville Road. When officers tried to box in his vehicle, Craddock allegedly sped up and nearly sideswiped one of the cruisers. After crossing the railroad tracks on Cornishville Street, police were able to stop the vehicle.

Craddock is being held on 10 percent of a $30,000 bond. He is charged with first-degree fleeing police, disregarding stop signs, disregarding a traffic-control device, driving under the influence of drugs, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one of which was endangering a police officer, the police report said.

Officers Gerald Wooldridge, Josh Devine, Jay Eldridge and Mercer County Deputy Sheriffs Chris Edwards and Chris Kehrt were the arresting officers.

Danville man arrested in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG - Jeremy S. Presley, 24, of 351 Holtzclaw Lane, Danville, was arrested by Harrodsburg police Friday afternoon after he allegedly was involved in an assault in Danville.

Officers Josh Devine and Jay Eldridge went to 594 Crozier Ave. in an attempt to locate him. They allegedly saw him throw a small silver object into a trash can inside the residence.

When officers approached him, they found the silver object to be aluminum foil containing methamphetamine. He also allegedly had a plastic tub in his possession, police said.

Presley was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. He is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.

Two men charged after high-speed chase

HARRODSBURG - Two Harrodsburg men, Chad F. Hardin, 28, of 731 Angie Ave., and Billy G. Devine II, 29, of 657 Belmont St., were arrested early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase.

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