A Lexington business is asking for the public’s help in identifying the people they say tried to steal a motorcycle.
Brad Stinnett shared the surveillance video with LEX 18 of a man trying to take the bike but crashing into a wall at Central Kentucky Motorsports.
He said that it happened around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of East New Circle.
The man and his accomplice got into an older model Chevy truck.
If you know who these people are, call police.
An associate pastor at Betania Baptist Church in east Austin wanted by authorities for the past two months has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child.
Fifty-nine-year-old Ruben Garcia, of Buda, was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at around 2 p.m. Monday on Torrington Street in Buda.
In April of this year, Nueces County issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with a 2015 sexual assault or a child investigation in Corpus Christi.
The task force also learned that Garcia had a warrant out for his arrest from Hays County. A grand jury indicted him on two counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact. The grand jury indictment is based on an investigation that began in early 2016.
Task force officers set up surveillance of Garcia’s church, Betania Baptist Church at 1117 Tillery St., where he served as an associate pastor.
“We would urge anyone having reason to believe their child or children may have been encountered inappropriately to contact their local law enforcement agency,” the task force said in a statement.
Garcia is in Hays County custody where bond has been set at $300,000.
A woman is accused of trying to abduct two children from their backyard.
Police say it happened back in May in Elizabethtown.
Chantelle Coates, 28, is accused of grabbing a five-year-old girl.
The girl’s grandmother saw it, and got into a fight with Coates.
Then, police say, Coates tried to take a 10-year-old autistic child from the same yard, but the child fought back by biting her.
Deputies say Coates told them she was trying to protect the kids from ‘viscious dogs,’ but they didn’t see any.
Coates is also accused of trying to punch a deputy and kicking him in the leg.
An arson investigation is underway in Eastern Kentucky and officials tell EKB News that the suspects in the fire are the very ones the community depends upon to keep them safe.
As a result of an investigation into a fire involving abandoned structure, EKB News learned that two volunteer firefighters are suspected of starting the blaze.
Elkhorn City Fire Chief, John Moore says the suspects are two of his own.
The names of the suspects have not been released pending further investigation. If you have any information regarding arson, you are urged to call the Kentucky State Police at 606-433-7711 or the Elkhorn City Police at 606-754-4030. Callers may remain anonymous.
A suspected drunk driving crash has claimed the life of a teenage girl.
According to police, there were three people in the vehicle, and the victim was a passenger in the front seat. Police say the vehicle was traveling north on Bridgeport Benson Road at 2 a.m. when the driver lost control, left the roadway and hit a tree.
The coroner identified the victim as 18-year-old Alyssa Hutcherson, of Frankfort. She was killed on impact.
The driver, identified as 18-year-old Austin Moore has been charged with DUI, assault and murder. He is in the Franklin County Jail.
Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the body of a female who was found 32 years ago.
The victim was located on April 1, 1985 at a rural dumpsite alongside U.S. 25E in Knox County, in an area commonly known as Gilliam Hill. The body had been placed in an old refrigerator and an autopsy revealed she had been murdered.
The unknown female was estimated to be between the ages of 25 and 35 years old.
She was wearing two different necklaces, one with a heart pendant and the other with an eagle pendant.
Witnesses reported seeing the unknown female the day prior at a truck stop in Corbin. She was allegedly attempting to get a ride to North Carolina.
Additional information can be found on NAMUS.gov. If you have any information, please contact Kentucky State Police-Post 10 606-573-3131
Two Elkhorn City volunteer firefighters have been suspended without pay after a string of fires at abandoned houses in the area.
The fires have been happening since November, according to EKB. EKB reports that as the result of an investigation, the two suspects may be connected to a May 30th fire of abandoned residence within city limits.
Their names are not being released pending further investigation.
The Elkhorn City Police Chief and Elkhorn City Fire Chief are investigating.
If you have any information regarding arson in the Elkhorn City area, please call KSP at (606) 433-7711 or the Elkhorn City Police Department at (606) 754-4030. Callers may remain anonymous.
Police say that a woman’s home was ransacked by a burglar who also stole her credit cards.
Several months ago, detectives say that a man broke into a home on St. Phillips Drive through an unsecured window while the homeowner was at work.
Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department said that the man took a laptop, money, jewelry, and a credit card that was used at the Shell Station on Richmond Road near the home.
The man was caught on surveillance video at the gas station.
“More than anything, this is just such a violation of someone’s privacy, this is their home,” said Detective Thomas. “This is somebody that works hard in our community. She was at her job, and she’s a good, upstanding person in the community.”
Detectives say that the man behind this break-in could be behind other break-ins and burglaries in the area around the same time.
If you have any information about what happened, your tip could get you a cash reward from Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. You can call in your tip at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to ‘CRIMES’. Just put “LEX PD’ in the message along with your tip.