Police News for July 21

July 21, 2004

Truck crashes into residence

A 1979 Ford F-250 operated by Giovonia D. Coleman Jr., 21, of Westwood Court, Danville, crashed into a residence at 631 Apache Trail about 5:24 a.m. today.

The truck penetrated the masonry wall of the unoccupied garage area of the home, rupturing the natural gas meter. The house was evacuated while the Danville Fire Department shut off the gas line and contacted Atmos energy. There were no injuries in the accident.

Coleman was charged with driving under the influence and taken to the Boyle County Detention Center. Investigation indicates that alcohol and excessive speed were the contributing factors for the collision, police said.


Lincoln firefighters battle trailer blaze

STANFORD - A trailer fire Monday evening on Ky. 1770 in Lincoln County brought four fire departments to the scene with six water trucks.

Three rooms of the singlewide trailer were saved, said Station One Chief Bill DeBord. "We got to it quick enough the fire didn't spread," said DeBord. The three rooms that were spared contained important documents of the owners.

According to DeBord, the fire started in an unknown location for unknown reasons about 6:15 p.m. County fire stations 1, 2,4 and 8 were joined on the scene by Stanford Emergency Medical Service. EMS treated two firefighters, one for smoke inhalation and another for exhaustion, said emergency dispatchers.

Arson is not suspected, said DeBord.

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