Police News for May 17

May 17, 2004

Danville police investigate 3 burglaries

About 5 p.m. Sunday, Benjamin P. Roberts, 30, of 316 High St., was charged with third-degree burglary in connection with a break-in at 2 p.m. at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Forcible entry was used to get into the church; nothing was taken.

Roberts remained in the Boyle County Detention Center this morning under a $5,000 cash bond.

About 6 a.m. Saturday, Anthony M. Stigall, 24, of 112 Franklin Ave., was charged with first-degree burglary, violation of an emergency protective order and disorderly conduct in connection with a break-in that morning at 210 Wilderness Road residence of Jennifer Allen. Forcible entry was used to get into Allen's house; nothing was taken.

Stigall remained in the Boyle County Detention Center this morning; bonds had not yet been set.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a safe and a cash register at Howard Carpenter Remnants, 541 S. Fourth St.


Fire damages Locust Street house

A fire damaged two rooms of a house Sunday afternoon at 427 N. Locust St., but no one was hurt, a city fire official said.

The fire was called in at 4:59 p.m., and Danville firefighters arrived at the one-story wood, frame structure at 5:02 p.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Woody Ball. Damage to the house was described as "medium."

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen and utility room, said Ball. The fire apparently started in a dryer in the utility room, he said.

The owner, Michael Clark, was not at home.

A total of 19 firefighters were at the scene, along with a Danville-Boyle County emergency medical services vehicle. The local chapter of the Red Cross was notified to find temporary shelter for Clark.

Hit and run investigated in Casey

MIDDLEBURG - A hit and run traffic accident was investigated Sunday night by Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

A 1986 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Randall Peyton, 39, 1925 South Fork Lake Road, Hustonville, was hit by another vehicle at 9:30 p.m. as Peyton was driving along Ky. 198 east of Middleburg.

Coffman said a small car crossed the center line and collided with the pickup and kept going. The rear end of the truck was heavily damaged.

Neither Peyton nor his son, Brian, 11, was injured.

Casey woman injured in crash

LIBERTY - Nettie Cochran, Ky. 49, Liberty, suffered head and back injuries Friday in a one-vehicle crash on Ky. 49, Casey Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Cochran was driving over a hill when her vehicle went out of control on the wet pavement and ran into an embankment. She was taken to Casey County Hospital, then transferred to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

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