Multiple incidents reported over last few days by authorities 

Published 5:09 pm Monday, November 4, 2019

Local authorities have reported various incidents over the past weekend. 

On Friday, two juveniles were charged with burglary for allegedly stealing merchandise from a local store last month. 

On Oct. 21, a burglary was reported at Bo’s Smoke Shop at 1714 Perryville Road, where thousands of dollars of merchandise was taken and damage was done to the building, according to Danville Police.

Email newsletter signup

On Nov. 1, following an investigation and assistance from the Boyle County School Resource Officer Ricky Sellers, Detective A.J. Mullins identified two juveniles, ages 14 and 16, as the suspects. The offenders were charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking of property valued less than $10,000.


Female charged with stealing items off of porches

A female who was allegedly stealing items off of front porches Saturday night in Danville was located and arrested after police found some of the items in her vehicle. She is also facing drug charges.

At about 10 p.m. Saturday, Danville Police responded to an area off of Hustonville Road due to a report of a female approaching homes and stealing items from the front porches.. Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate her.

Within an hour, police received a second call about a female who was stealing items off of porches in a neighborhood off of Lexington Road.

According to police, the officers stopped a suspicious vehicle leaving the Indian Hills neighborhood and found numerous items inside that were related to front yard decorations and porch patio furniture accessories.

Ashley N. Keith, 36, of Stanford, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking of property, valued less than $500; driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; possession of an open alcoholic container in a vehicle’ possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Some of the items were identified and returned to their rightful owners. Anyone who had similar items stolen on Saturday night can contact the DPD at (859) 238-1224 or (859) 238-1220.


State inmate finds bag of pot

While cleaning litter from the side of West Knob Lick Road Friday, a state inmate found a discarded bag of marijuana, said Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford.

Inmate Cory Joe Wicker found the drug, and then turned it over to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office, Wofford said. “I think the inmate did the right thing by turning it over. He could have attempted to conceal the marijuana and bring it into the jail,” Wofford said. The jailer said marijuana is a “valuable commodity” in jail. 

“I’m proud of Mr. Wicker and his good judgment. … We will notify the Department of Corrections about his positive actions,” Wofford said. “We will also reward him for his good choice.”

Wofford said the reward for a prisoner turning in an item like this may either be a pizza or items from the canteen. 


Man charged with assault after breaking and entering 

A man who broke into his estranged girlfriend’s apartment Sunday evening has been charged with her assault, as well as wanton endangerment of a juvenile. 

At 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Danville Police Department responded to Shakerpoint Apartments for a burglary that had just occurred. John A. Graves, 50, of Danville, had kicked in the rear door of his estranged girlfriend’s apartment, and made entry inside. 

Police say Graves allegedly assaulted the female victim, and then threw a glass jar, narrowly missing an 11-year-old child who was inside the apartment. 

Police say Graves fled the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement, but was soon after located at a relative’s apartment near by the scene. 

Graves was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary; fourth-degree assault; and first-degree wanton endangerment. He was also served nine Boyle County warrants for failing to appear in court.