Police news for May 11

May 11, 2004

Cash stolen from car

Danville police investigated a report of cash stolen from a parked vehicle at the Wal-Mart parking lot at 12:05 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim was Sharon K. Hale.

Vehicle windows broken

Veanitia Smith filed a police report of criminal mischief Monday after windows were broken on a vehicle on Old Shakertown Road.

Bike stolen in Danville

Terry Naylor, of 135 N. Third St., reported the theft of a bicycle at 7 a.m. Monday. According to the police report, the bike is a red, Hercules three-speed.


Three charged after traffic stop

HARRODSBURG - Two Danville men and a Harrodsburg resident were arrested by city police early Sunday morning.

Gregory Rogers, 39, of 221 Allene Drive, Danville, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants. During a search of the vehicle, police found what appeared to them to be a marijuana roach clip and a green leafy substance in a small plastic bag, which the officers said may be marijuana.

Two passengers, Timothy I. Tatum, 37, of 508 Tabler Ave., Harrodsburg, and Robert A. Complin, 40, of 423 Harding St., Danville, were charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Warrants served in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG - Two Harrodsburg residents were charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop here late Saturday morning.

When Harrodsburg police officer Scott Elder approached a vehicle he had stopped on U.S. 127 at Anderson-Dean Community Park for disregarding a traffic control device and having one headlight, he allegedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from the 1994 Ford Explorer.

The driver was not charged. Charged with possession of marijuana were Germaine M. Dunn, 30, of 537 Arden Ave., and Katherine Murphy, 23, of 445 E. Factory St., Apt. 4. Dunn also was served a Mercer County warrant for failure to appear in court. John Tompkins, who told officers he lived on Marimon Avenue, was served a Boyle County warrant, also for failure to appear.

Man charged with DUI

HARRODSBURG - Charles Travis Abrams, 31, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving with license suspended for DUI and tampering which physical evidence.

City police officer Jason Elder said officers got a call about a reckless driver on Belmont Street at Lewis Court. When officers arrived, Abrams allegedly had driven through two yards and then hit two cars with his vehicle. While at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, as workers were trying to get a urine sample, Abrams allegedly threw the bottle into the toilet.

Multiple charges filed against man

HARRODSBURG - Jerry D. Johns Jr., 36, of 350 Vonlinger Lane, Stanford, was arrested Friday night after an automobile chase that began at U.S. 68 and the U.S. 127 bypass and ended on Faulkner's Station Road.

Officer Jason Eldridge tried to stop a 1989 black Nissan, but Johns fled, heading south on the bypass. In the pursuit, officers say Johns struck a police cruiser with officers Josh Devine and Scott Elder inside at the intersection of U.S. 127 and the bypass. Johns allegedly lost control and wrecked the vehicle as he tried to turn onto Faulkner's Station Road. He fled on foot and soon was apprehended.

Johns was charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, expired registration plate, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, possession of a police radio in a motor vehicle, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, evading police, first-degree criminal mischief and tampering with physical evidence. He also was being sought by Jessamine County Probation and Parole.

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