WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (1/9/13) - The following is your weekly update of law enforcement activity in and around the Webster County area.
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell Reported the following arrests:
Wed., Jan. 9, 9:00 a.m.
•Jamie Pearson-Starks, 39 of Providence, was cited to court for No/Expired Registration Plates.
•David Miller, 54 of Dixon, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol 2nd Offense.
•Page Little, 17 of Dixon, was cited to court for speeding.
•Amanda Robinson, 30 of Providence, was arrested for 4th Degree Assault (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury.
•Chris McKay, 26 of Providence, was arrested for 4th Degree Assault (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield reported the following activity for the month of December:
•27 Accidents with no injuries
•9 Accidents with injuries.
•12 Criminal Arrests
•17 Arrest Warrants Served
•61 Subpoenas Served
•55 Summons Served
•44 Juvenile Summons Served
•3 EPOs served
•8 out of county adult prisoners transported
•40 vehicle inspected
•9 concealed carry deadly weapon permits processed.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield also reported the following accidents:
Mon., Dec. 24, 5:44 p.m.
An accident occurred on KY983 near Dixon.According to Deputy Scott Starkey, John Morgan, 56 of Calhoun, was traveling eastbound when he encountered a cow in the road. He swerved to miss the animal and went into a ditch. There were no injuries reported and Morgan was able to drive his 1994 Mazda Miata from the scene.
Fri., Dec. 28, 1:38 p.m.
An accident occurred on KY493 near Wheatcroft. According to Deputy Scott Starkey, Joseph Hedges, 59 of Clay, removed his seatbelt to get a pack of cigarettes from his pocket. When he was refastening the restraint his vehicle drifted towards the shoulder. He over corrected and caused his 2003 Ford Ranger to overturn. There were no injuries reported but the vehicle had to be towed.
Sun., Dec. 30, 12:37 p.m.
An accident occurred on KY109 near Clay. According to Deputy Scott Starkey, Timothy Earls, 42 of Marion, was traveling eastbound when the steering went out on his 1986 Chevy pickup. He grazed the 1991 Chevy pickup of Steven Jones, 23 of Clay, and went into a ditch. According to the accident report Earls left the vehicle at the scene with a passenger, but later contacted the Sheriff’s Department with a statement. There were no injuries reported, but Earls’ vehicle was towed.
Tue., Dec. 31, 3:29 p.m.
An accident occurred on near Dixon. According to Deputy Scott Starkey, Kevin Melton, 16 of Manitou, was driving east on Mt. Myra Road when he topped a hill and saw another vehicle coming at him. He swerved to miss the second vehicle and went into a ditch. There were no injuries reported, but Melton’s 2003 Ford F-150 was towed.
Webster County Jailer Terry Elder reported the following activity for the week of Dec. 30, 2012 to January 5, 2013:
Total number of hours worked: 4,526.
•Jail Maintenance: 3,568
•Road Department: 320
•City of Dixon: 64
•City of Clay: 88
•City of Providence: 128
•Dog Warden: 62
There were a total of 263 inmates housed in Dixon. Of those, 39 were local inmates and 224 were from the state.
Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Fleming County. One of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.
Two single-fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Jefferson County. The suspected use of alcohol was involved in both.
One single-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Lincoln and Ohio. The victim in Lincoln County was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was involved.
Through Jan. 6, statistics indicate that six people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 2 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the six motor vehicle fatalities, two victims were not wearing seat belts. A total of three fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Sebree Fire Dept.
Sebree Fire Chief Don L. Edwards issued the following annual report:
The Sebree Fire Department responded to 243 calls in 2012, 33.5% less than the previous year. A change in the department’s operating procedures resulted in the reduction of more than 120 runs by the year’s end. All other areas saw little or no change on the average; with the exception of motor vehicle accidents, which increased 8%. None Fire related incidents accounted for 83% of the run volume, This included medical assist (62%) and vehicle accidents (19%).
The department responded to 12 structural fires; five of which occurred within its protection district. There were three incidents where mutual-aid was received and eight separate occasions where the Sebree Fire Department provided assistance to neighboring departments. Of the total responses made during 2012, 52% occurred outside the corporate city limits of Sebree,
•Cory Caton and Amber Caton to Wayne Stone, property in Webster County.
•Joseph Arnold Bentley and Kathryn M. Bentley to John E. Hudson and Kristin Hudson, property in Webster County.
•Mark G. Hopper and Deborah S. Hopper to Jeffrey Hanor and Kelley Hanor, property in Webster County.
J-E News Editor
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