An alert group of friends and neighbors in eastern Pulaski County assisted deputies in the arrest of two people, while a separate incident on the other end of the county has landed a Burnside man in jail.

Last Wednesday, a property owner, accompanied by friends and neighbors, went out canvassing an area east of Somerset looking for a stolen 2002 Yamaha four-wheeler that had been taken earlier in the day from an outbuilding on Plato-Vanhook Road.

During the search, the owner of the stolen property and a friend encountered two people riding four-wheelers on Ky. 1675. They detained the riders until the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department could be contacted. Police determined both four-wheelers had been stolen from the Ky. 1675 area.

Deputies Jon Williams and Adam Childress arrested Justin Dykes, 20, Sinking Valley Road, and Chrissy L. Slavey, 28, Burdine Road, of Somerset. Each has been charged with receiving stolen property, over $300.

Sheriff Todd Wood commended the community’s efforts in locating the stolen merchandise and helping to apprehend the suspects.

“The relentless endeavor of the victims in these thefts to catch these perpetrators proves, once again, how valuable and important the public is to law enforcement in combating criminal activity in our community,” Wood said.

In a separate incident, Amos J. Breen, 24, Cordell Drive, Burnside, was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a purse.

According to Deputy Glen Bland, a suspect stole a purse, valued at $600, from a parked vehicle on Rowena Drive Thursday. Medication prescribed to the victim was inside the purse.

Shortly after the theft, Burnside Police Department stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car. Officers uncovered the victim’s purse as well as drug paraphernalia — including a straw with residue and rolling papers — inside the vehicle, authorities said.

At the Pulaski County Detention Center, the drug Xanax was found concealed in Breen’s underpants, authorities said.

Breen has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, over $300; second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense; and first-degree promoting contraband. He faces additional charges on two Pulaski District court warrants of arrest for failure to appear in court on other unrelated charges.

In other news, a Somerset woman has been arrested on two Pulaski Circuit Court bench warrants.

Christy L. Head, 26, Jasper Street, was arrested April 28 and charged with two counts of flagrant non-support. Warrants for her arrest were issued after she failed to pay child support as ordered by the court. According to police, she is behind in her child support payments in the amount of $4,100.

Nelson L. West, 36, Chandler Street, Somerset, was arrested last Tuesday on a Pulaski Circuit Court warrant of arrest. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and three counts of first-degree persistent felony offender. Five counts of theft by deception, under $300, and one count of contempt of court also have been lodged against West.

Pulaski District Court warrants of arrest were issued last week for Alma C. Mayfield, 44, Middleton Drive, Bronston. She has been charged with two counts of failure to appear in court, terroristic threatening, six counts of theft by deception, under $300, three counts of theft by deception, over $300, and contempt of court.

All are lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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