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Police Blotter

March 1, 2:54 a.m.

Police receive several reports of a bad odor, which might be natural gas. Officers discovered it was only lingering effects after a truck of cattle passed by.

March 1, 9:28 a.m.

A man came into the police station lobby to report that he “slightly hit” a black and white dog. The dog jumped up after the accident and ran away into a nearby neighborhood.

March 1, 5:21 p.m.

A man called to report that he dropped $140 out of his pocket and believes his ex-girlfriend has the money and won’t return it. About 30 minutes later, the man’s mother called and said she wanted to speak with whoever was in charge because the money was “clearly” stolen from her son and he had text messages to prove it. She wanted an officer to file a report or she would call an area television news program to say the city no longer had a police department. The mother also said the money was taken out of her son’s wallet, which he had dropped in a car. The original call from the son failed to mention text messages, the wallet or a car. A little later the mother called back and said the issue had been resolved.

March 2, 11:11 a.m.

A person came into the police department’s lobby to thank an officer for his help.

March 2, 12:41 p.m.

Someone from the post office called to report that suspicious people have been seen by local mailboxes. A “fishing kit” of a plastic card with glue on it attached to a string was found at one location.

March 2, 8:17 p.m.

Officers were called about a 13-year-old girl that had appeared to have run away from home. They contacted several friends where she might be but was not located. The girl returned home at 8:19 a.m. the following day and cited for violating curfew at the request of her parents.

March 3, 8:20 a.m.

A woman called officers about an unruly 6-year-old boy who was hitting and biting her. She was advised that the boy was too young for juvenile detention. Officers then spoke with the boy about why he had to go to school and that he should stop hitting and biting people, which he denied doing.

March 4, 3:55 p.m.

Officers were called about a white SUV that appeared to have a man slumped over the steering wheel. The vehicle was found a short time later at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and the man said he was lost.

March 4, 4:39 p.m.

Officers pulled over a driver who was holding onto a dog that was standing part way out of the window. The driver was advised that although it was not a crime to drive with a dog on one’s lap, it prevented him from paying full attention to his driving, for which he could be cited.

March 6, 9:03 a.m.

A man called police about three men who came to his home demanding money from his daughter for drugs she purchased. The daughter said she and her boyfriend did not know who the men were, and that they told her to call when she had the money or she would “regret it.”

March 6, 10:34 a.m.

A woman called after seeing two men with buckets walking up to her neighbors’ home. The woman believes her neighbors were at church and not home. The men told the woman they were from Cox Cable and were installing cable. Officers verified the men were indeed installing cable.

March 7, 11:09 a.m.

A person came into the lobby to report receiving harassing phone calls and letters referring her to the Kentucky department of revenue about mine property taxes. The person was advised that this was a scam.

March 9, 7:29 p.m.

A woman reported finding a safe that appeared to have been broken into on the sidewalk.

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