Burgin man charged in motor mall thefts

March 10, 2004

Police arrested a Burgin man Monday in connection with two recent thefts at Bob Allen Motor Mall on Maple Avenue.

Joshua D. Grimes was arrested after he was stopped by a police officer who recognized his car from a surveillance video at Bob Allen's business.

Officer David Prather recognized the vehicle and reported its location to Detectives A.J. Mullins and Robert Estill, who confirmed the vehicle was in the video.

Mullins and Estill saw two people get into the car, and followed it for a short time before pulling it over and interviewing the two people inside.


Those people initially were released while the car was impounded as evidence, according to police.

Mullins said during a search of the car, evidence was found linking it to the thefts at Bob Allen.

Those thefts occurred Feb. 9 and March 4, and in both instances wheels and tires were taken from vehicles. During the second theft, customers' vehicles were targeted, with other items being stolen.

The evidence led to Grimes being charged with receiving stolen property more than $300, a felony.

Tuesday afternoon, Danville police and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at Grimes' residence at 115 N. High St. in Burgin, where he was arrested.

He is lodged in the Boyle Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond.

Mullins said the case is still under investigation.

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