By SARAH LYNCH - The Independent

The following information was taken from Raceland Police Department reports:

Theft, wanton


—An anonymous caller informed police that prior to Sept. 5 grounding rods were cut off telephone poles on Franz and Center streets as well as Greenup Avenue.

Police contacted an AEP representative who said the rods were being sold for their copper and that this was not only a big problem in this area but also a dangerous electrocution hazard.

An AEP service crew repaired the damaged poles.

—A resident of the 900 block of Greenup Avenue reported that a chain hoist and chain binder had been stolen from his truck while parked in front of his residence prior to Sept. 5. The estimated value is $300.

—A resident of the 600 block of Brown Street reported that her green mountain bike had been stolen prior to Aug. 31. The bike had loose handlebars and was a 15-speed.

The woman reported to police that her husband had run three young boys out of their yard and suspected they took the bike. She also reported seeing a bike like the one that had been stolen on Pond Run Road.

On Sept. 7, a Raceland resident reported that a subject in an old, red, 4-wheel drive pickup truck pumped $43 in gas at the Super Quick on Pond Run Road and drove away without paying.

Animal complaint,


—A Raceland woman reported being attacked by four dogs on Sloan Street on Sept. 8.

Responding officers reported that the woman had not been “attacked” only scared by the dogs, which had gotten loose. Officers told the owners to put up the dogs.

—Police received a complaint that a resident of the 2000 block of Caroline Road reported a loud party and possibly underage drinking.

Officers responding to the residence in question and talked to the owner of the home who said the noise was coming from her daughters who were arguing over a cell phone.

Suspicious persons

—On Sept. 3, a Raceland man reported seeing five juveniles trying to climb the fence at the old BP Gas Station. The reporting party said he believed the juveniles where in their early teens and riding bicycles. Police did not make contact with the subjects.

—A resident of Pond Run Road reported seeing a suspicious male sitting in a parking lot on Saturday for more than an hour. The reporting party said the male appeared to be approximately 40 years old, Hispanic, had his hair in a ponytail and was carrying a backpack.


—On Saturday, two residents of Rodgers Avenue called the police on each other. Both parties reported being harassed.

The following information was taken from Flatwoods Police Department reports:

Theft, criminal mischief

—A Worthington man reported on Sept. 3 that several tools were stolen from his truck, which he thought he locked but later realized the rear-door locks were not functioning.

Among the items taken were a Craftsman cordless tool set and a wrench set with a total estimated value of $450.

—A resident of the 2700 block of Indian Run Road reported on Sept. 3 that her son’s stunt bicycle had been stolen. The bike is red, silver and black with “Jonathan Collins 31” painted on the left side.

—A resident of the 2800 block of Bellefonte Road reported on Sept. 5 that $590 in cash had been stolen from her home.

—A resident of the 400 block of Blackburn Avenue in Ashland reported that her identity had been stolen when another woman used her Social Security number to reactivate her cell phone without permission.

The police report stated that the reporting party’s son is now in possession of the phone, which has to be deactivated again.

—Two residents of Turley Avenue reported on Sept. 6 that the tires on their cars had been slashed.

Drug arrests

—Earl Horsley II was arrested Sept. 3 for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and possession of narcotics.

The 27-year-old was pulled over for no taillights and expired tags when police searched the vehicle, discovering 14 hydrocodone and another unmarked prescription bottle with 12 small, white, round pills, which were sent off for identification.

—James Perkins, 18, was arrested on Sept. 4 and charged with possession of narcotics.

Officers discovered a prescription bottle made out to Perkins containing hydrocodone and what police believed was Xanax. The bottle was concealed in a rolled up Doritos bag, which had been stuffed in between the seats.

—Timothy Ritchie, 24, was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of narcotics. Upon pulling Ritchie over for suspicious driving, a search was conducted and yellow pills, believed to be Percocet 10, were found in a cigarette box.

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