Police News for April 12

April 12, 2004

Versailles man held on drug charges

HARRODSBURG - Victor L. Francis, 39, of Versailles, is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Francis was arrested about 10 p.m. Saturday at Francis Pallets on Burley Street on an outstanding warrant. When he was arrested, a search turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to city police. A jail spokesman said the suspect also is being held on a criminal littering charge.

Francis is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.

Medications reported stolen

HARRODSBURG - Marietta Watts, 54, of Maple Street, reported to city police Sunday afternoon that someone had broken into her home and stolen several items, including several kinds of medications and a carton of cigarettes.


Police said the investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending.

Cat in road causes van to run into creek

MACKVILLE - A Washington County man was injured Sunday when his car swerved to miss a cat on Mays Creek Road, state police said.

Joseph Champagne, 83, of Mackville, was treated at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon and later released.

Champagne was driving west when he swerved to miss a cat in the roadway. The 2002 Dodge Caravan ran off the edge of a bridge and into a creek, according to police.

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