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Crime

October 15, 2013

Man flees from police, receives third DUI charge

BEREA — Berea police arrested a man early Saturday morning who they say was speeding and refused to stop for officers.

Justin Smith, 23, was charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (third offense), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and driving 26 mph over the speed limit.

A BPD officer saw a vehicle traveling more than 90 mph on Richmond Road, and he activated his sirens and lights in an attempt to perform a traffic stop, according to the police report.

However, the vehicle kept going and it was found shortly afterward abandoned in a driveway along the road, the report stated.

The driver, Smith, was found hiding in a wooded area nearby and smelled strongly of alcohol, and the officers found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.

Berea man arrested on drug charges

Shannon Coffey, 23, of Berea, was charged Thursday with first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were called to a Herndon Street residence to to assist workers with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

According to a Berea police news release, when officers arrived at the residence they made contact with Coffey and found drug paraphernalia in his bedroom along with Suboxone strips and a baggie containing white residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers searching the home also found several syringes, metal spoons with residue on them and digital scales, the release stated.

Coffey was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, but was released Tuesday morning, according to the jail’s online records.

Berea burglaries and thefts

Saturday


• A resident in the 1000 block of Brooklyn Boulevard reported two firearms were stolen from inside his residence. Estimated loss: $550.

Friday

• Officers responded to a theft report in the 400 block of Chestnut Street. The victim reported that several items were taken from his vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot. Estimated loss: $180.

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