Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 6, 2014

Charity jar thief sought

Kenneth Hart
The Independent

ASHLAND — The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:


Police are investigating a second incident in two weeks involving the theft of charity donation jars from convenience stores.

The most recent incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Avenue Speedway. According to the APD, an unknown woman made off with a jar containing about $10 in donations intended for the Children’s Miracle Network.

The incident was captured by the store’s security cameras and the suspect’s likeness is posted on the APD’s Facebook page. Anyone with information about the woman’s identity should call the APD’s Silent Witness hotline at (606) 329-1771.

The previous donation jar theft occurred Dec. 22 at the Lexington Avenue Speedway. Police charged a 25-year-old Ashland man with misdemeanor theft for allegedly swiping abut $40 in cash intended for the Children’s Miracle Network.

A man on Tuesday reported a prepaid Visa card was stolen from his room while he was a patient at King’s Daughters Medical Center.

A man living in Bruce Apartments on Tuesday reported the theft of $200 cash from his mailbox.

Police on Saturday received a report of a man stealing light bulbs from the Winter Wonderland of Lights displays in Central Park. Upon investigation, it was found 25 bulbs, valued at $50, had been taken.


A woman living in the 2400 block of Adams Avenue on Sunday reported someone had entered her residence sometime during the previous night, stole $252 cash from her purse and opened her bathroom window.


A 35-year-old Ashland woman was arrested Saturday at Walmart for allegedly attempting to steal merchandise valued at $119.88.

A 32-year-old Grayson woman was arrested Sunday at Belk for allegedly trying to take merchandise valued at $88.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.