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  • Stolen Kettle Part Of Rich Family History Play Video

    November 12, 2014 7:33 PM

    A Mason County man says his oldest family keepsake, dating back to the 1800s, was stolen right from his yard this week. For as long as Lex Turner can remember, he says the unique distillery kettle was passed down as a special relic in his family. In fact, Turner... more »
  • New Details In Pappy Heist Play Video

    November 11, 2014 3:14 PM

    It has been more than a year since thousands of dollars worth of rare bourbon was stolen from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County. Now, detectives say they are more certain than ever it was an inside job. In October 2013, just over 190 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle... more »
  • Harrodsburg Police Searching For Theft Suspect

    November 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    Harrodsburg police are searching for a suspect they say tricked the clerks of Walmart with a fraudulent return. According to the Facebook page of the Harrodsburg Police Dept, an unidentified suspect entered Walmart Thursday and purchased two PlayStation 4 game systems. The suspect then went to his vehicle, took... more »
  • Ex-Fire Chief Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail

    October 28, 2014 3:19 PM

    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - A one-time fire chief and sheriff's detective in southern Kentucky has been sentenced to a year in jail after entering an Alford plea to theft. The Times-Tribune reported that 40-year-old Tommy F. Johnston of London entered the plea in Laurel Circuit Court on Monday and... more »
  • Police: Amazon Employee Admits To Merchandise Theft

    September 17, 2014 8:15 PM

    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An Amazon employee is facing charges after police say she stole more than $10,000 from her employer. According to a citation, Amazon loss prevention confronted Angela Gibson, 45, on Sept. 16 after they caught her stealing merchandise. Police in Shepherdsville say she admitted to... more »
  • Homeowner Fights Off Alleged Gasoline Can Thief

    September 3, 2014 11:10 AM

    A Lexington man fought off an attempted thief after police say the intruder tried to steal gasoline from the homeowner's garage. It happened on Walnut Creek Drive off Richmond Road. The homeowner who did not want to be identified said he was sitting in his living room when... more »
  • Woman Accused Of Stealing More Than $10K From Richmond Business Play Video

    July 31, 2014 9:12 AM

    Richmond police say a store employee managed to steal more than $10,000 from the business. Police say the owners of Posh Tots on Meridian Way reported suspicious activities during an audit of sales reports. According to a police report, upon further investigation, the owners found that Tanya R. Horn,... more »
  • Woman Convicted Of Stealing From Vets Out Of Prison

    July 21, 2014 4:41 PM

    A woman found guilty of stealing from a veteran in Frankfort is out of prison. In June, Cammie Henson asked the court for mercy after serving six months of her 25-year sentence claiming she missed her son's graduation among other holidays. Henson was sentenced to 25 years for reportedly stealing... more »
  • Man Who Stole Ambulance During Transport Charged

    July 2, 2014 12:05 PM

    The man who police say stole an ambulance while being transported last week has been charged in the case. Kentucky State Police say Ricky Abrams, 28, overpowered EMS workers inside, left them on the side of the road and took off in the American Medical Response ambulance. Police... more »
  • Hodgenville Police Chief Charged With Misconduct

    June 30, 2014 3:18 PM

    HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police have charged the police chief in Hodgenville with official misconduct and hindering prosecution. A statement from the KSP post in Bowling Green says the charges were filed Friday in a summons against Steven Johnson, who will have a court date in July.... more »
  • Arrest Made In Nationwide Jewelry Theft Play Video

    June 27, 2014 5:28 PM

    An arrest has been made in Lousville after thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen across the country. Police say several men stole from Genesis Diamonds on Shelbyville Road and Treasure Jewelers inside Jefferson Mall at the beginning of the year. Ussuan Chamizo was arrested Thursday afternoon at a... more »
  • UK Police Search For Suspect In Fraudulent Credit Card Case

    June 26, 2014 3:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Police is asking the public for help in identifying a woman suspected of fraudulent use of a credit card in connection with four cases of stolen credit cards at the UK Chandler Hospital in May and June. Police say the credit cards belonged... more »
  • Patient Steals Ambulance While Being Transported

    June 25, 2014 10:10 AM

    A patient being transported in an ambulance Tuesday night overpowered EMS workers inside and stole the vehicle. Kentucky State Police say the patient, who hasn't been identified, became aggressive during transport and was able to somehow overpower EMS workers, leaving them on the side of westbound Interstate 64 and taking... more »
  • Two Arrested After Stealing Two Vehicles In Jessamine County Play Video

    June 19, 2014 10:32 AM

    Two people have been arrested in Jessamine County after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle and trying to steal a second one early Thursday morning. Jessamine County authorities say Brittany Vanmeter, 24, and Travas Stevens, 31, stole a vehicle from Miles Road and ended up crashing against a tree on... more »
  • Police: Brothers Stole Copper From Monticello Plant For 10 Years Play Video

    June 18, 2014 7:15 PM

    The investigation continues into how two brothers managed to steal more than $2 million worth of copper form the Belden Company during a 10 year period. "I think it was just hiding in plain sight," Monticello Police Department Detective Derek Lester said. "I think that the people were just... more »
  • Vehicle Taken In Carjacking Found In Lexington

    June 3, 2014 12:43 PM

    A vehicle that was taken early Tuesday morning during a carjacking in Lexington has been found. The PT Cruiser stolen at gunpoint from its owner near Versailles Road, was tracked down around noon on Caywood Drive in Lexington with the help of OnStar. Police say a man told them... more »
  • Two Accused Of Stealing Thousands Of Pounds Of Copper From Monticello Plant

    February 26, 2014 11:52 AM

    Two men have been arrested accused of stealing several thousand pounds of copper from the Belden plant in Monticello. Christopher C. Pruitt, 36, and Jimmy Lee Pruitt, 45, both of Burkesville, Ky., were arrested Tuesday charged with theft by deception over $10,000 - a class C felon. Christopher... more »
  • Woman Accused Of Planning Fake Funeral To Go To Trial

    December 31, 2013 11:51 AM

    A Campbell County woman accused of using a fake funeral to steal money will go to trial in 2014. Tara Harmon was accused of burglary and illegal use of a credit card. Police say she went into a restaurant in November claiming to be raising money to bury... more »
  • LEX 18 Crime Stoppers: Silverware Thief Caught On Cam Play Video

    December 10, 2013 8:53 PM

    Several homeowners in a Lexington neighborhood made an unsettling discovery as they prepped their tables for Thanksgiving dinner: their expensive silverware was missing. Jamie Lamonica has joined a neighborhood list he didn't want to be on. A number of homeowners in the Chinoe Road corridor have become victims to... more »
  • Morgan County Elected Official Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Crimes

    December 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley was released from custody Tuesday after he pleaded not guilty to federal fraud, theft and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court. However, Magistrate Judge Robert Wier set strict conditions in exchange for the elected official's freedom. Conley will be confined to house arrest... more »
  • Woman Steals Good Samaritan's Car Play Video

    December 9, 2013 6:56 PM

    A Russell County woman is in jail, accused of taking advantage of a couple of good Samaritans. Police say Vickie Maynard stole one of the trucks when two people stopped to help her on the highway in Pulaski County. Frank Adams, Jr. was heading to church when he... more »
  • Some Charges In Bell Clerk Case Dismissed

    December 2, 2013 9:16 PM

    PINEVILLE (AP) - Some charges against Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins have been dismissed, but a judge allowed one charge to move forward. Circuit Clerk Colby Slusher's office told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) that the judge dismissed charges of theft and official misconduct. Slusher's office said the judge... more »
  • Two Lincoln County Men Accused Of Breaking Into Police Cruiser Play Video

    December 2, 2013 9:09 PM

    Two Lincoln County men have been arrested Monday night accused of breaking into a police cruiser and stealing items from inside. The two men are accused of breaking into an undercover Kentucky State Police detective's car, stealing a gun and breaking a laptop about a month ago. 22-year-old Gerald... more »
  • Police: Husband, Wife Steal Nearly $40,000 In Merchandise From Dept. Store

    November 25, 2013 9:34 PM

    A husband and wife in Louisville are accused of teaming up to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from a department store where the man worked. Police say Lucien Desselle and his wife Lindsay Desselle stole about $40,000 in merchandise from Dillard's. An arrest report states Lucien was... more »
  • Police Search For Women Caught On Camera Cashing Stolen Checks

    October 29, 2013 8:22 PM

    Police across Kentucky are looking for several women caught on surveillance camera at a bank. Jeffersontown Police say the women may be connected to a series of car break-ins in Lexington, Louisville, Jeffersontown, Elizabethtown and Bowling Green, that date back to last month. The women are accused of... more »
  • LEX 18 Crime Stoppers: Thief Leaves Behind Photo Trail

    October 29, 2013 7:32 PM

    In an attempt to sell a stolen laptop computer, a man left behind a trail that police hope will identify him. It wasn't a paper trail, but the suspect's face is on surveillance cameras, which will hopefully lead police to the man who stole Madison Ray's MacBook Pro. And... more »
  • Louisville Couple Arrested In Organized Retail Theft Investigation

    October 14, 2013 8:55 PM

    A Louisville couple is accused of organized retail theft and other charges. Police say the husband and wife, along with at least five others, have been stealing merchandise from retail stores, then returning the items for gift cards. The couple would then allegedly take the gift cards and sell... more »
  • Water District Says Theft May Impact Rates

    June 1, 2012 8:56 AM

    PIKEVILLE (AP) - An official of the Mountain Water District in eastern Kentucky says metal thieves targeting the company's equipment could adversely affect the rates customers pay for service. The district's project manager, Grondall Potter, said in the last 12 months, thieves have taken more than $30,000 in equipment and... more »
  • Police Arrest Theft Suspect

    September 2, 2011 5:58 AM

    After a short foot-chase and an extensive search, Lexington police captured a man suspected in a string of thefts early Friday morning. Police say officers spotted a man matching the description of a theft suspect along Young Drive around 3:30 a.m. and gave chase. He initially eluded police but... more »
  • Georgetown Police Investigate Motel Theft

    August 10, 2011 11:53 AM

    Police are investigating a theft at a Georgetown motel. Police say the night clerk at the Comfort Inn Suites told them a man came into the motel around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. He told the clerk he was a guest and went to a second floor pop machine. He then... more »
  • Purse Stolen At Lexington Filling Station

    July 22, 2011 6:16 AM

    A brazen thief reached through a car window and stole a woman's purse at a Lexington gas station early Friday morning. Police say the incident happened in the parking lot of the Speedway at Liberty Road and New Circle Road around 12:45 a.m. The thief took off on foot.... more »
  • Deputies Make Second Arrest In Laurel County Church Thefts

    January 28, 2011 5:30 AM

    Laurel County Sheriff's deputies say they believe they have a second man responsible for stealing from two difference churches and a pastor's home in custody. Deputies arrested Joshua Woods, 26, on Thursday and charged him with theft over $10,000. They arrested Jordan Woods, 25, back on Jan. 18.... more »
  • Former Ft. Campbell Soldier Sentenced For Theft Of Government Property

    December 15, 2010 6:55 PM

    PADUCAH. Jonathan Morgan Harris, age 25, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to five and one-half months' imprisonment in United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky, for theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Thomas B. Russell, Chief Judge, United... more »
  • Thieves Drive Across State Hauling Stolen Electronics

    October 2, 2010 7:14 PM

    Lying among the leaves and grass on a deserted road in Harrison County police made an unusual discovery over the weekend. Harrison County deputies say two burglars ditched an ATM, change machine and juke box after carrying it all in the back of their vehicle for miles. Law... more »
  • Washington Woman Burned In Acid Hoax Charged With Theft

    September 21, 2010 8:25 AM

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A prosecutor in the case of a Washington state woman who falsely claimed a stranger had thrown acid in her face says the decision to charge her with theft was an easy one. Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that... more »
  • Walmart Parking Lot Theft Caught On Video

    May 25, 2010 6:55 AM

    Richmond police hope surveillance video will help them catch a thief. The crime happened on Thursday, May 20. Investigators say cameras caught the crook stealing from a truck in the Walmart parking lot, just off the Richmond bypass. While the driver of the white pickup was shopping inside, the driver... more »
  • Pikeville Woman Suspected Of Widespread Theft

    May 20, 2010 10:11 AM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky prosecutor says a woman charged with theft by deception is suspected of stealing more than $100,000 from stores in Kentucky and elsewhere. Kentucky State Police arrested 44-year-old Linda Music of Pikeville on April 28 in Floyd County on a theft charge from Murray.... more »
  • Police: Triple Murder Suspect Took Money Out Of One Victim's Bank Account

    April 21, 2010 4:37 PM

    A suspect in a triple slaying in Indiana who was arrested in Kentucky has been charged with withdrawing money from his estranged girlfriend's bank account three days before she and two other people were found stabbed to death. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal's website , Jeremy Blanchard, 30, was served... more »
  • Thieves Steal Thousands In Equipment From Laurel County Business

    March 15, 2010 6:00 PM

    The owner of a Laurel County business is offering a reward after police say thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Gary Cunagin said he arrived at London Farm Services Monday to find that thieves had used a forklift and a truck used by the business to steal four... more »
  • Bill Would Let Judges Decide If Theft Conviction Means License Suspension

    February 3, 2010 9:41 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill aimed at revising a law that has led judges to automatically suspend the driver's licenses of people convicted of theft until they pay restitution. The bill would give judges more discretion in deciding whether to suspend the driving privileges... more »
  • Bronze Bust Of Colonel Sanders Stolen From Berea KFC

    February 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    Police in Madison County are investigating after a bronze bust of Colonel Sanders was stolen from a KFC. Berea Police say the theft happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday. They say four high school or college aged men stole the bust from the restaurant on Chestnut Street. Workers at the... more »
  • Police in Knox Co. Search For Credit Card 'Spoofing' Suspects

    January 13, 2010 3:39 PM

    Police in Knox County have released surveillance photos of two suspects who they say used "spoofed" credit and debit cards to buy electronics and gift cards at a Barbourville Wal-Mart. Barbourville Police say the incident happened just prior to Christmas. They say a white male and black male entered the... more »
  • City of Georgetown Loses, Finds Christmas Lights

    December 4, 2009 8:32 AM

    It turned out to be an early Christmas present for one Kentucky city. Two days after Georgetown's Christmas lights went missing, a box containing the $2,000 worth of decorations turned up underneath a city public works truck. The Georgetown News-Graphic reported that the box contained no hint of who may... more »
  • Lexington Man Charged With Taking Money From Church

    November 6, 2009 4:52 PM

    A Lexington man has been indicted after police say he took money from his own church. Delbert Francis Ault, 51, faces theft charges stemming from his volunteer work at Centenary United Methodist Church on Tates Creek Road. Court records state he used the church's Speedway gas credit card to make... more »
  • Police ID Thieves Who Allegedly Stole Over $2,000 In Baby Food From Wal-Mart

    November 5, 2009 11:37 AM

    Police in Scott County say they have identified three thieves caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars of baby formula from the Georgetown Wal-Mart last week. Police say that after LEX 18 aired the story, one of the people allegedly caught on camera called them and said they wanted to... more »
  • Gobb, 3 Other Former Airport Officials Plead Not Guilty In Theft Case

    October 30, 2009 10:32 AM

    Four former Blue Grass Airport officials accused of running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses all pleaded not guilty in the case Friday. The airport's former Executive Director, Michael Gobb, along with John Rhodes, John Coon and John P. Slone were arraigned on felony theft charges. They... more »
  • Former Airport Exective Director, Four Others To Appear In Court

    October 30, 2009 5:30 AM

    Four former Blue Grass Airport officials are due in court Friday. The airport's former Executive Director, Michael Gobb, along with John Rhodes, John Coon and John P. Slone are all scheduled to be arraigned on felony theft charges. Those charges stem from questionable expenses that run into the hundreds of... more »
  • West Liberty Police Say Sorghum Festival Thief Is From Lexington

    October 6, 2009 8:13 PM

    West Liberty Police say they have found the Sorghum Festival thief and he is from Lexington. Investigators say Austin Guilfoil came to the police department with a lawyer and confessed to the crime. Detectives say they received several tips after surveillance photos were shown on LEX 18. The... more »
  • Police Look For Thief Who Stole $5K From Festival

    September 30, 2009 12:11 PM

    West Liberty police are looking for a man who they say stole a box of money from the Morgan County Sorghum Festival. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Sunday. Police say a man walked into a tent near Commercial Bank and took a box with about $5,000 in cash and... more »
  • Officials Say Six People Illegally Sold Cable Services

    September 25, 2009 9:06 AM

    Six people in central Kentucky pled guilty or have been found guilty of illegally selling cable services, according to officials with Time Warner Cable. We're told the services were sold in Boyle, Clark, Lincoln, Madison, Marion and Mercer counties. Joe Johnson, a former telecommunications contractor, pled guilty to theft of... more »
  • Police: Thieves Damage Business Stealing Copper And Aluminum

    September 24, 2009 8:25 AM

    A Richmond business is hoping to find the person responsible for damaging their property and stealing copper and aluminum. Richmond Police said sometime over the weekend, someone damaged four air conditioning units at P-K Tool and Manufacturing on Duncannon Lane. We're told the units were heavily damaged when thieves stripped... more »
  • Former UK Star Miller Arrested In Alleged Ticket Scam

    September 15, 2009 9:40 AM

    LEX 18 has learned that a former UK basketball player has been arrested in Clark County and charged with theft in an alleged ticket scam operation. Derrick Miller, 41, is charged with two counts of theft by deception. Miller also faces one count of theft by deception in Fayette County... more »