Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 19, 2013

APD investigating impersonation case

ASHLAND — Police are investigating a reported incident of a juvenile impersonating a peace officer, which occurred on Monday just before 7 p.m. at a public place in the 700 block of Central Avenue. A juvenile female told police that a juvenile male dressed like a police officer approached her and stated he was working under the authority of the Ashland Police Department and had a warrant for her arrest.

The following information was taken from APD reports:


‰An Ashland man living in the 3100 block of Geiger Street reported Monday that a 50-inch Sony tube television valued at $100 was stolen from his porch within the last three weeks.

‰An Ashland man living in the 800 block of Montgomery Avenue reported Monday that he has noticed several items missing from his home over the last month and a half. Items missing included: Xbox games, an Xbox controller, a Wii Controller, a size 6 ring with blue stones and diamonds. Items had a combined value of $650.

‰An iPad, valued at $800, was reported stolen from a vehicle on Tuesday. The man reported to police the passenger side window of his vehicle was broken and the iPad removed while was in the movies.  

‰Police arrested a man in the area of 2200 block of Carter Avenue on charges of theft by deception. The suspect’s address was listed as homeless.


‰A man living in the 1600 block of Belmont Street reported Monday that his home was broken into and a laptop computer was removed.

‰A man living in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue reported Tuesday that his home was burglarized. Jewelry valued at $500 was stolen. The garage and rear doors of the home were damaged.

Fleeing and Evading

‰Police say a man stopped in the 900 block of 29th Street early Tuesday morning gave them false information in an attempt to conceal his identify. When confronted, the suspect fled creating substantial risk of physical injury to officers and others. Police have a suspect.

Criminal Mischief

‰A man living in the 3300 block of Floyd Street reported Wednesday that the front window of his home was damaged when an unknown suspect threw a rock through it. The damages were estimated at $150.

‰Police arrested an Ashland man on criminal mischief charges Tuesday in the area of 4th Street. The man had outstanding warrants for his arrest on drug paraphernalia and public intoxication charges.


‰A 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night in the 2500 block of Winchester Avenue after police received reports that a man had pointed a gun at a female employee of Taco Bell. The suspect, identified by police as Mark Riffe, was found intoxicated in the alley behind McDonald’s, and a search revealed he had a concealed handgun.

Police subsequently found that Riffe is convicted felon. The possession of a handgun by a convicted felon is a Class C felony. Riffe is lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center. He has also been charged with receiving stolen property and alcohol intoxication.

‰A Sissonville, W.Va., man was arrested Tuesday in the 2500 block of Winchester Avenue and charged with alcohol intoxication.

CARRIE STAMBAUGH can be reached at (606) 326-2653 or by email at cstambaugh@dailyindependent.com

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