Police News for Jan. 22

January 22, 2004

Harrodsburg police probe forgery cases

HARRODSBURG - Police Detective Bobby Durham is investigating at least five cases of check forgery. Four alleged forged checks were passed at Gateway of Harrodsburg and a fifth at Wal-Mart in Harrodsburg.

Checks ranging in amounts from $38.71 to $426.56 were written on three different bank accounts between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5. The complaints were received Monday, according to a Harrodsburg Police Department press release. The investigations are ongoing.

Prescription drug theft reported

HARRODSBURG - Local police are investigating the theft of a prescription medication, food and clothing that occurred around Jan. 14. Kimberly D. Shouse, 29, of 108 Ewing Ave., reported to police on Jan. 15 that someone took from her home several items of clothing, food and a bottle of prescription medication.


Officer Gerald Wooldridge is the investigating officer.

Purse found, contents taken

HARRODSBURG - James B. Ogle, 51, of 1110 Johnson Branch Road, Danville, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking following the theft of the contents of a purse belonging to Elizabeth Mays, 37, of 626 W. Office Street.

Officer Tim Gambrel reported in a Harrodsburg Police Department press release that Ogle found the purse at Save-A-Lot Jan. 12.

Ogle reportedly found the purse and returned it, but kept the $50 in cash that was in the purse.

Ogle was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center and later released on 10 percent of $2,000 bond.

Woman reports vehicle set on fire

HARRODSBURG Madonna Tharp, 35, of 257 Boone St., reported to the Harrodsburg Police Department that her car had been set on fire.

Tharp said she and her niece went out at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 16, and when she returned, the vehicle was unharmed. However, at about 11 p.m., Tharp was told there was smoke coming from the car. The back seat of the car had been burned and the rest of the car received smoke damage.

Officer Gerald Wooldridge is the investigating officer. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Harrodsburg police at (859) 734-3311.

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