Alert neighbors foil burglars
by Alan Reed
Jul 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects last week for the alleged theft of two picnic coolers and the burglary of a trailer on Rockcastle Road. Deputy Dane Hughes charged Raymond C. Crisp, 19 and Daniel G. Perdue, 21, both of Eddyville with the offenses of Second Degree Burglary and Theft by Unlawful Taking, under $300.

Hughes said that on June 30, the dispatch received calls from “two or three” witnesses near the trailer complaining that Crisp and Perdue allegedly burglarized a trailer on Rockcastle Road around 6:10 p.m./

According to Hughes, one witness heard a crash and saw a pick up truck pull away from the alleged crime scene. “The guys that broke in fled through a back window of the trailer. The witness got the tag number of the truck and a brief description of the suspects.”

With help from the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Vehicle enforcement, authorities cast a wide net for the two suspects. Hughes said that other reports of the suspects came to the dispatch, including one where another neighbor reported two suspicious men sitting in a truck matching the description of the vehicle in a cul-de-sac. The witness said that the truck’s bed transported two large picnic coolers.

“In the mean time, we received a report from Prizer Point Marina and Campground that two coolers were missing. A manager notified Sheriff Randy Clark about the dissapearance and we believed that those coolers were on the back of the truck,” said Hughes.

Authorities obtained further leads on the case when a KVE officer recognized the tag number and vehicle description. Hughes said that the officer knew the owner and learned that the vehicle was with his sons. “They found the truck with the two suspects and then conducted a field investigation where we recovered the coolers and gathered evidence to charge them with the burglary.”

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