Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 9, 2014

POLICE BEAT: Mud heist in Ashland

ASHLAND — A burglar got away with a bucketful of mud in a recent home breakin, according to Ashland police.

It was a five-gallon bucket of drywall mud, also known as joint compound, the plaster-like substance builders use to smooth out drywall joints. Also stolen was a washer and dryer, brand unknown, according to a police report.

The burglar, or burglars, broke into a home in the 3000 block of Crescent Street sometime between Wednesday and Friday. The homeowner estimated the appliances and the mud were worth $115 all together.

Police are still looking for the mud thief.

In other reports:


-A patron of the city pool told police someone stole his wallet and keys when he left it on a table Friday. He told police the wallet had $300 in cash, a bank card, Social Security card, driver’s license and work ID card.

-A resident of the 1600 block of Lawrence Avenue reported the theft of a lawnmower worth $400 from his driveway Saturday.

-JC Penney reported shopliftings on Saturday and Sunday; merchandise stolen was worth $230. Police arrested suspects in both incidents.

-Walmart reported a shoplifting Friday. The value of the stolen merchandise was $123. Police arrested a suspect.


-Police arrested a man early Monday in the 1800 block of Winchester Avenue on a warrant from West Virginia.

Criminal mischief

-A resident of the 3800 block of Peachtree Road told police someone damaged her Ford Expedition sometime between Tuesday and Friday and that the damage would cost $400 to repair.

-A resident of the 300 block of 18th Street told police someone damaged her Toyota Camry Saturday, breaking out one of the windows, and that the repair would cost $400.

MIKE JAMES can be reached at mjames@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2652.

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