Area police news for June 27

June 27, 2004

Stereo equipment, CDs reported stolen in Danville

Danville police are investigating a theft from a vehicle that occurred Monday morning in the parking lot of dentist Carolyn Moody, 303 S. Fourth St. Jo Savage of Harrodsburg told police that someone took a Pioneer CD player, an amplifier and some CDs from her vehicle. Officer Sally Bustle is investigating.

Junction man found with stolen signs

HARRODSBURG Luis Rafael Berdecia II, 22, of Junction City and formerly of 106 Ewing Ave., Harrodsburg, was arrested June 2, after members of the Harrodsburg Police Department received a tip from citizens that there were items at the suspect's former address that possibly had been stolen.

Officer Scott Elder began an investigation and found county road signs, stop signs, wooden post street signs, railroad crossing signs and railroad directional signs. Most were lying in plain view at the back of the Ewing Avenue property, according to a police department press release. More stolen property was found inside the home, police said.


Berdecia was charged with two counts of misdemeanor receiving stolen property. He was released on 10 percent of $5,000 bond.

Harrodsburg man faces drug charges

HARRODSBURG Tony Preston, 33, of 115 Berkshire Apartments, was arrested June 19 after police were called to an altercation at 830 N. College St., Apartment 113. During an investigation, officers located Preston who was hiding in a bedroom.

Preston had been ordered to stay away from the apartment complex by apartment management. Officer Gerald Wooldridge said in a Harrodsburg Police Department press release that Preston had a small amount of marijuana and rolling papers.

He was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on 10 percent of $4,000 bond.

Suspect allegedly threatens police

HARRODSBURG - David L. Dowling, 25, of 698 Fairview Court, allegedly threatened three Harrodsburg Police officers when they tried to arrest him at Country Hearth Inn on June 17. Police had been called there to investigate a report of juveniles consuming alcohol and illegal drugs.

Officers found Dowling, who was renting the room, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia lying in plain view. When he was told he was under arrest, he became violent, a police department press release stated. He held a pocket knife to his own neck and said he would kill himself and all of the officers in the room.

Investigating Officer Jason Eldridge said that Dowling then cut his forearm three times and officers used pepper spray to subdue him. Dowling then threw the knife in the direction of the officers, the press release said.

Dowling remains in the Boyle County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond. He is charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

Eldridge was assisted by Officer Gerald Wooldridge and Sgt. J.L. Thomas.

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