Police News

December 31, 2003

Six cars involved in accident

A woman complaining of dizzy spells struck the rear of a car stopped in traffic Tuesday on the Danville bypass, causing a chain reaction accident that ultimately involved six vehicles.

Police said Zulay Maldondo, 35, of Springfield, Kan., was southbound in a 2002 Ford Explorer when she felt dizzy and didn't see vehicles ahead of her stopped in traffic at the intersection with Skywatch Drive.

Her vehicle struck the rear of a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Sandra K. Collins, 18, of 1926 Gose Pike, which then struck the rear of a 1991 Cadillac driven by Mary W. Moore, 57, of Junction City. Moore's vehicle hit the rear of a 1992 Mercury driven by Kenny Pendygraft, of Hustonville, pushing it into the rear of a 1982 Chevrolet S10 driven by Howard Case, 38, of 261 Scott Lane. Case's vehicle struck the final vehicle in the chain reaction, a 1999 Oldsmobile driven by Avonda Noe, 52, of Lancaster.


Zulay and a passenger in her car, Richard Maldondo, 12, of Springfield, Kan., as well as Collins and Moore, the drivers of the first and second vehicles struck, were injured. All were taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Stolen auto investigated

Sherri Prewitt, of Danville, reported the theft of a tan, 1996 Toyota 4-door from 507 Denmark Drive at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Man faces drug charges

LANCASTER - City police and Garrard County sheriff's deputies raided a Danville Street apartment and arrested a man on multiple drug trafficking charges Sunday.

James E. Demaree, 45, of 409 Danville St., was arrested after officers, who were serving a warrant, allegedly found methamphetamines, OxyContin, methadose, loratabs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with seven drug offenses, including trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.

Woman charged in stabbing

LANCASTER - A woman was arrested on felony assault charges after she allegedly stabbed two men last week.

Stella Wilson, 25, was taken into custody early Christmas morning at 127 Highland Ave. Officer Allen Weston said Wilson allegedly stabbed Tim Brown, her boyfriend's brother, in the chest "multiple times," then slashed her boyfriend on the arm. The name of the boyfriend could not be confirmed by press time.

Both men were taken to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, then transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center and have since been released.

Wilson also was accused of tampering with evidence. Police Chief Ron Lamb said the knife Wilson is accused of using could not be found.

Cocaine found after traffic stop

LANCASTER - City police arrested a man on cocaine charges after a routine traffic stop Friday.

Richard Buford, 24, of 448 Cardinal Circle, is accused of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of intoxicants and disregarding a stop sign.

After stopping Buford, Officer Allen Weston smelled "a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana" on him and performed a field sobriety test. During the test, Weston said, Buford refused to keep his hands out of his pockets. The officer said he searched Buford and found what tests showed to be cocaine.

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