Police News for Oct. 27

October 27, 2004

Driving lesson ends at City Hall

A driving lesson turned into an injury accident when a Danville man backed a pickup truck over a curb and into Danville City Hall.

According to a police report, Juan Duran Lorenzo, 43, of 411 W. Main St., was trying to learn to drive Sunday night in the empty parking lot of the former Save-A-Lot grocery store at 419 W. Main St. Lorenzo apparently put the car in reverse by accident and backed over a curb into the east side of City Hall.

The accident caused only slight damage to the building, but Lorenzo was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, according to the report.


Passenger Mario Juan Duran, 36, also of 411 W. Main St., was not injured in the mishap. Duran was teaching Lorenzo how to drive, police said.

Perryville man injured in crash

A Perryville was injured Monday when his vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle on Hustonville Road between Lisa Avenue and the bypass, Danville police said.

According to an accident report, Clifton H. Jones, 48, suffered possible injuries in the accident and was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment after the accident, which occurred about 12:30 p.m. The driver of the second vehicle, Maurice T. Baker, 18, of Harrodsburg, was not injured, police said.

Baker told police that he was traveling behind Jones when traffic stopped in front of them and he could not brake in time to avoid rear-ending Jones' car.

Vehicles damaged in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG - Nelson Green, 57, of 502 N. College St., reported to city police Monday morning that someone went onto his property and made scratch marks on the paint of his 1983 Chevrolet El Camino over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, someone broke out the rear side window of a 1992 Cadillac belonging to Gary and Carolyn Wrobleski of 560 Bellows Mill Road.

Officer Granville Peyton is investigating both cases and said in a police department press release that these are among three or four such incidents this month. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311 or stop by the police station on Greenville Street.

License plate stolen from vehicle

HARRODSBURG - Dusty K. Ogle, 47, of 227 E. Broadway, reported the theft of a license plate from his vehicle early Friday morning. The license number is 4857LS.

Woman charged with drug possession

HARRODSBURG - Brenda Savage, 27, of 280 Carson Court, is charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop late Sunday night.

Harrodsburg police stopped a vehicle because the license plate did not match the vehicle on which it was displayed. While speaking to the driver, Officer Josh Devine saw a clear plastic bag in plain sight on the console of the vehicle, police said.

Police were given permission to search the vehicle and confiscated the plastic bag, which contained what police believe was marijuana. Savage was arrested but posted bond before she was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center.

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