The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:

Fleeing, assault

‰A Greenup County man was charged with a number of offenses, a pair of felonies among them, after leading a police officer on a vehicle and foot pursuit early Saturday morning.

Fred J. Topping, 40, of Flatwoods, was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center following the incident, which began about 12:25 a.m. on 13th Street when APD LT. William Bare tried to stop Topping’s vehicle.

Topping refused to pull over and led Bare on a chase that ended on Winslow Road, according to records.

Topping was charged with first- and second-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault on a police officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, no insurance, no operator’s license and improper registration. The first-degree fleeing and assault charges are both felonies

Topping remained in custody Tuesday under $25,000 bond.


‰A Flatwoods woman reported Monday her purse and another unspecified item were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at Movies 10. The stolen items had a total value of $680.

‰A Greenup woman reported Sunday her purse and its contents, valued at $223, were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in the 2200 block of Hilton Avenue. The woman’s vehicle also sustained an estimated $250 damage.

‰A woman living in Bruce Apartments on Sunday reported the theft of an unspecified item valued at $150.

‰A woman living in the 2900 block of Dale Street on Saturday reported her vehicle, valued at $2,000, had been stolen. The vehicle was recovered later that day, but had been damaged, police said.

‰A man living in the 3400 block of Central Avenue reported Friday a bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from his front porch.

POLICE BEAT is published every Monday and Wednesday. Tips about unsolved crimes may be submitted anonymously to the Ashland Police Department by calling the Silent Witness hotline at (606) 329-1771.


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