July 28, 2011
HARRODSBURG - In an effort to fight crime, create a stronger sense of community and educate the citizens of Mercer County about prevention, the county's Crime Stoppers program and the sheriff's department have joined forces to hold a series of meetings for anyone interested in assisting. “A neighborhood watch program is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear,” said Earl Motzer, board chairman of Mercer County Crime Stoppers. “Moreover, the program fights the isolation that crime creates and feeds upon, forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and other crimes, and improves relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” Sheriff Ernie Kelty feels strongly about the program.
July 8, 2011
Lt. Detective Garry Bradshaw of the Harrodsburg Police Department released this month’s list of crimes in which the public could receive cash rewards. On May 12, unknown subjects entered a McCroskey Pike residence and stole three handguns. The first was a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber pistol with a blue finish. The second weapon was a .38 caliber pistol with a steel finish. The third pistol taken from the residence was a High Standard .22 caliber gun. Other items taken from the McCroskey Pike residence included antique coins, jewelry and personal items.
December 24, 2009
Crime of the Week Police in Lexington are continuing to search for suspects in an Oct. 11 robbery of the LaQuinta Inn on Stanton Way in Lexington. Investigators say a white male dressed in black entered the hotel at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 11 and demanded cash from the clerk. He then put the cash in a plastic Wal-Mart shopping bag and fled in an unknown direction. Investigators retrieved images from the hotel's surveillance system, but have not identified the suspect due to his face being completely covered.
December 8, 2009
Crime of the Week Police in Lexington are investigating a theft and fraud case that began with a stolen wallet. On Aug. 23, a woman was shopping at Kroger in Tates Creek Center when someone took her wallet from her purse. Her bank statements later showed more than $5,000 in fraudulent charges on her credit cards. Investigators have surveillance of a suspect using the cards, but have not identified the suspect. Images are available at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com/crimeoftheweek.