Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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August 27, 2013

Man charged with tampering with evidence after wreck

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


An Ashland man was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, after he allegedly tried to conceal his involvement in a hit-and-run accident by removing the license plate from his vehicle and hiding it under a residence.

Melvin Cade, 34, allegedly hit another vehicle with his car at 31st and Railroad streets about 2:20 p.m. Saturday. He then allegedly left the scene and was located after he had concealed the plate from his vehicle, the APD said.

In addition to evidence-tampering, Cade was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, operating on a suspended or revoked license and failure to maintain insurance. He was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center, where he remained on Monday.


A resident of the 2000 block of Belmont Street on Friday reported the theft of a decorative vine tree with clear lights, valued at $25, from her front porch.

A man on Friday reported $60 cash was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the 2900 block of Blackburn Avenue.

J Maxx in the Ashland Town Center on Friday reported the theft of $200 cash from one of its registers.

A man living in the 3200 block of Winchester Avenue on Saturday reported the theft of a bicycle valued at $30 from his back yard.

A man on Sunday reported an in-dash CD player valued at $200 was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the 1400 block of Winchester Avenue.

A resident of the 500 block of Hagan Court on Sunday reported the theft of morphine and Lortab pills valued at $300 from his home.


A woman living in the 2100 block of 13th Street on Saturday reported someone had entered her home and removed her purse.

Criminal mischief

The City of Ashland last week reported someone had vandalized a restroom at Southside Park, causing $100 damage.


A 36-year-old Ashland woman was arrested Friday at Walmart for allegedly trying to steal merchandise valued at $119.70.

Two juveniles were arrested Sunday at Walmart for allegedly trying to steal merchandise valued at $109.05.

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

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