Hit-and-run ends in arrest

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Danville Police arrested a Harrodsburg man who crashed his car into a utility pole also was responsible for a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 11.

Danville Police responded at 2:37 on Oct. 11 to a non-injury hit-and-run collision on North Third Street.

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Once on scene, officers learned that a black Chrysler PT Cruiser had rear ended another vehicle. Witnesses told police that the PT Cruiser drove around stopped traffic and traveled the wrong way through the Chase Bank drive through. After canvassing the area, officers were unable to locate the fleeing vehicle.

While still investigating the first collision, Danville Police were notified of single-vehicle crash on Jane Trail involving a PT Cruiser that had hit a utility pole. During the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle on Jane Trail was also responsible for the collision on North Third Street. The driver of the PT Cruiser was identified as 38-year-old James Leese of Harrodsburg. Leese was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police retrieve stolen bike

On Oct. 12, Danville Police investigated a call about a stolen bicycle. A 2023 Trek Domane Bicycle valued at $1,500 had been stolen the previous day and was being advertised for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Danville Police posed as a potential buyer for the bicycle and were able to set up a meeting with the seller. Officers arrived in an unmarked vehicle at the seller’s residence. Police were able to identify the seller and recover the stolen bicycle.

Leroy Hawkins, 29, of Danville was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property $1,000<$10,000. During his arrest, Hawkins was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Hawkins was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance 1st offense (methamphetamine).

Suspect with warrant arrested

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, a Danville Police officer spotted a subject known to have an active warrant walking on North Fifth Street at 2:20 a.m.

Alexandria Davis, 30, of Danville had an active arrest warrant out of Jefferson County Circuit Court for failure to appear. Davis gave a false name to the officer, but finally confirmed her identity. When being taken into custody, Davis resisted arrest and attempted to flee from officers. Officers were able to control Davis, but she continued to be combative. When being placed inside a patrol vehicle, Davis kicked one officer in the chest. Davis was eventually secured and taken to Boyle County Detention Center and lodged on the following charges: failure to appear, assault 3rd degree (police officer), resisting arrest, attempted escape 3rd degree.