Police News for March 5

March 05, 2004

Lancaster driver involved in crash

A Lancaster man driving in Lexington early Thursday morning was struck by a motorist who may have been driving under the influence, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported today.

Karl Janssen, 44, was stopped at a red light on Nicholasville Road at Man o' War Boulevard when his van was rear-ended by a car driven by Bobbie Burford, 29, of Nicholasville. The impact pushed the van about 26 feet into the intersection. He was uninjured.

Burford's car spun and stopped about 51 feet from the impact area and caught fire. Burford was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, where her condition is unknown. Police said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash.


Mercer Crime Stoppers issues report

HARRODSBURG - The theft of a trailer is the Mercer Crime Stoppers' crime of the month for March.

Someone took a trailer Jan. 24 from Azalea Street. Valued at $1,100, the trailer is black, has duel axles and was manufactured by Gator Made. It was parked at a new construction site on Azalea Street.

Crime Stoppers will pay a $300 reward to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. Call Crime Stoppers at (859) 733-9115.

The organization has a standing $200 reward for information about methamphetamine labs. The reward will be awarded if the lab is found and destroyed. A caller does not have to wait for a conviction to receive $200.

Crime Stoppers also will pay $100 to anyone providing information of people trafficking in controlled substances. The reward will be given once police complete a purchase of drugs from the trafficker.

Drug charges filed against Harrodsburg man

HARRODSBURG - Larry W. Fairchild, 31, of 544 N. College St., was arrested Saturday night after police allegedly witnessed him using marijuana.

City police said officers were investigating an unrelated complaint and saw Fairchild using marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Police investigate computer theft from high school

HARRODSBURG - A Dell laptop computer valued at $1,400 was taken from Harrodsburg High School.

The theft occurred Jan. 28, but police did not receive the particulars of the case until last week, according to investigating officer Sgt. Terry Cornish.

The computer was taken from the computer room when it was unoccupied. The case remains under investigation.

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