Commonwealth Journal

Local News

February 17, 2009

Recent Arrests

February 10

Somerset Police Department

Blain Short, Pulaski District warrant - failure to appear

Santos G. Vasquez, fugitive from another state

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Kristina Marie Sams, failure to appear, manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense

Eugene C. Moore, manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense

Rebecca Louise Decker, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, 1st offense

Benjamin Andrew Strunk, failure to appear

Adam Daniel Padgett, theft by unlawful taking

Johnny R. Farmer, failure to appear

Thomas J. Festian, theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting

William K. Isabelle, sexual abuse 1st degree

Blaine Short, contempt of court

Vinson Lester Durham, probation violation

February 11

Somerset Police Department

Santigheo Cortez, alcohol intoxication

Dewayne L. Calhoun, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Gary L. Carter Jr., Pulaski District warrant - theft over $300

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department

Jonathan Edward Mounce, theft by unlawful taking

Johnathon Lee Cook, failure to appear

Adam Oakley Crabtree, bench warrant served

James G. Ladd, theft by unlawful taking - from auto, 2 counts theft by unlawful taking

Sandra S. Gleason, warrant served for another agency

Ronald E. Hancock, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. 1st offense

Shane Coots, failure to appear

Danielle Marie Hart, manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense

Frances Ann Richardson, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., operating on suspended/revoked license, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, reckless driving

Jackie L. Sweet, theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting, public intoxication

Joseph W. Waddle, failure to appear

Matthew A. Duncan, flagrant non-support, failure to appear

Michael W. Flinchum, assault 4th (domestic violence)

Gary Lee Carter, theft by unlawful taking

February 12

Somerset Police Department

Melissa C. Woods, theft over $300

Charles D. Purkerson Jr., Russell District warrant - failure to appear

James C. Cox, Pulaski District warrant - theft under $300

Troy A. Poore, Pulaski District warrant - theft under $300

Jeffery L. Allen, Pulaski Circuit indictment - burglary

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  • City agencies dealing with gas leak

    From the Somerset Police Department:

    If you use East University Drive between KY 1247 and KY 39 or live in the area, your drive may be affected by a gas pipeline leak.


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