Whitley County Police Investigating Car Found In Lake

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the Hightop Boat Ramp where a silver SUV was spotted floating in Laurel Lake. The 2013 Buick Enclave was unoccupied and was approximately 30 feet into the lake from the end of the ramp. Deputies later learned the car had been reported stolen to London Police. However, nothing had been removed from the car such as the stereo or other items and the owner's wallet was still inside. The driver’s license and Toyota employee identification identified the owner as David Mayes of London. The investigation is continuing.

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Man Arrested After Trying To Break Into South Laurel Middle School

The London Police Department says officers were called out to South Laurel Middle School after someone at Bojangles noticed someone trying to break into the school. The witness said they saw the man wearing white shorts and no shirt throwing objects at the school’s windows in an attempt to break out a window to get in. When officers arrived they found 21 year old Clarence Elkins of Warfield, Ky. pulling on one of the school’s windows. Elkins had caused damage to two windows in his attempt to break in. When Elkins saw the police he fled on foot, but was caught. He was arrested and charged with attempted burglary, public intoxication, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. Elkins was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Corbin Woman Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Liquor Bottle At Police Cruiser

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a woman after she allegedly threw a liquor bottle at a police cruiser while she was driving. Officers say they tried to pull over 26 year old Rachel Durham of Corbin, for driving slowly in the Flat Lick area. Durham is accused of throwing a liquor bottle out her window and hitting the deputy's cruiser. After stopping, deputies say they noticed she had something inside her mouth. Durham ended up spitting out 14 pills. Durham was reportedly combative during her arrest. She was charged with DUI, criminal littering, prescription controlled substance not in the original container, reckless driving, resisting arrest and others.

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Eight People Arrested In Laurel County Drug Bust

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies executed a search warrant at a home off Keavy Road after numerous complaints off drug activity. The raid led to eight arrests, seven of those were drug related. Police confiscated a large number of used syringes, five sets of digital scales, two glass pipes used to smoke crystal meth, numerous plastic baggies, snorting straws, a plastic container with suspected crystal meth residue, a handgun and suspected crystal meth. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo said it's a big arrest. Those arrested were 24 year old Ryan Hall, 28 year old Joshua Morgan, 23 year old Jessica Boone, 65 year old Patricia Ann Webb, 27 year old Kindra Cox, 62 year old Donna Reed, 27 year old Steven Bruce Maggard and 26 year old Jordan Glancy. They were all lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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KSP Investigating Pulaski County Shooting

The Kentucky State Police say an investigation is underway after a shooting at a home on Suncrest Drive in the Bend of Lakes community in Pulaski County. Troopers say 31 year old Joshua T. Abbott of Somerset had been shot while standing in the yard outside the home by an unknown person who fled the scene driving a black or silver minivan. Abbott was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London at 878-6622.

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After 6 Years, Police Still Investigating The Case Of A Missing Knox County Man

The Kentucky State Police says it's been a little over 6 years since a Knox County man went missing, never to be seen or heard from again. Cecil Baker was last seen on May 1, 2011, driving a 1994 green GEO. His disappearance remains a mystery, and no news has been bad news for the family, as they continue to wait for closure. Troopers say there are no new leads in the case, but they are still investigating what happened to Baker. If you have any information you are encouraged to call KSP Post 10 at 573-3131.

Laurel County Man Arrested On Assault And Indecent Exposure Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out on a domestic violence complaint south of London. When officers arrived at the scene 47 year old Eric Parsons was standing in the doorway exposing himself. Parsons was arrested and charged with assault and indecent exposure. Parson's 83 year old mother and his 63 year old sister both told police he had assaulted them. Parsons was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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London PD Announces 2017 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble

The London Laurel Co. D.A.R.E. Program is hosting their 2017 Golf Scramble Fundraising event on Saturday, May 13th, at the Crooked Creek Golf Course. Funds raised benefit two Laurel County teens through the Don Wattenbarger D.A.R.E. Scholarship Fund. The scramble will be played through four-person teams and check-in/registration begins at 8 a.m. with light refreshments provided, and Tee Time is at 9 a.m. Skirts and mulligans are available for purchase. Entry fees are $50 per-player or $200 per-team, with lunch provided. Guests are welcome and individuals will be paired with other players. Prizes include 1st-3rd place prizes, a longest drive prize, a closest to the pin prize, a hole-in-one prize, and door prizes. Over the past six years, the London-Laurel Co. D.A.R.E. Board has provided a dozen Laurel County teens with financial assistance to the college of their choice to help make their future dreams come true. The Don Wattenbarger Scholarship Fund awards $1,000 to two Laurel County high school seniors. D.A.R.E.’s objective is to teach all students good decision-making skills to lead safe, healthy lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors. The London Police Department has been spearheading the local D.A.R.E. program since the early 1980s. To pre-register for the scramble or for more information call the London Police Department at (606) 878-7004 and ask for Magen, or visit londonpd.com/daretogolf.

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Laurel County Police Investigating Gas Station Robbery

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says an investigation is underway after a gas station robbery. Deputies say around 10:30 p.m. Sunday an armed man went into the Marathon gas station on Keavy Road near London. They say a man took cash and cigarettes before getting into a car driven by another person. Anyone with information is asked to call Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000.

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Robbery Investigation In Knox County Leads To The Arrest Of Three

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies' investigation into an April burglary lead them to a home on Decatur Drive in Flat Lick. Stolen items from the burglary were found inside two vehicles there. Prior to having the vehicles towed for evidence, 20 year old Kendra Gambrel wanted to remove her purse from one of the vehicles. While checking the purse, deputies found two baggies of suspected Methamphetamine. Gambrel was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two others were also arrested, 38 year old Kevin J. Carter on an EPO violation and 32 year old Crystal G. Messer on a Knox County warrant. All three were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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