Woman charged after stuffing bra with drugs

September 25, 2014

A Center Street woman was arrested by OPD narcotics investigators Wednesday evening, after detectives found the woman was carrying a pharmacy full of drugs in her bra.

OPD reports say detectives from the street crimes unit were called to a home in the 1500 block of Center Street at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, to investigate reports of drug activity. When they arrived, the occupants of the home agreed to let detectives search the residence.

Reports say during the search, detectives found scales believed used in drug trafficking.

Reports say the detectives asked one of the home’s occupants, Ruth M. Goatee, 27, if she had any drugs on her. At first, Goatee denied she was holding any drugs, but then “pulled out a large bag of drugs from her bra,” reports said.

The bag contained what investigators believed was several grams of methamphetamine, heroin, Percocets, Lortabs, Xanax, marijuana and MSM, which is mixed with drugs to increase the quantity, the reports say.

Goatee was taken to the Daviess County Detention Center. At the jail, deputy jailers found two additional bags in Goatee’s bra, which contained a substance investigators believe to be methamphetamine, reports say.

Goatee told investigators, “she did not know the drugs were still in her bra,” reports say.

Goatee was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.


Isn’t that stuff supposed to make you mellow?

September 3, 2014

Owensboro police are investigating an assault that occurred Tuesday, where the victim says he was assaulted over allegations of missing marijuana.

OPD reports say officers were called to a home on Hughes Avenue Tuesday to respond to an assault. Reports say the victim told officers he and an acquaintance got into a disagreement, after the acquaintance accused the victim of stealing some marijuana. 

The victim protested his innocence, OPD reports say. The victim told officers he even “got butt naked” in order to show his friend that he was not hiding any marijuana on his person, reports say. The victim told officers the acquaintance then picked up a belt and began beating the victim.

The victim did not require medical treatment. 


Owensboro man charged with burglary, sexual abuse

June 11, 2010

An Owensboro man was charged with burglary and sexual abuse Thursday, for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and performing a sexual act.

According to Owensboro Police Department reports, Robert A. Brice, 37, of the 500 block of East 26th Street, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary in the incident.

Police reports say on May 24, 2009 Brice allegedly broke into the home of an 18 year-old Owensboro woman and performed a solo sexual act on her. The woman later told police she did not know Brice and had not invited him into her home.

According to the Daviess County Detention Center inmate log, Brice has been arrested 35 times since 1991.


Man issues bizarre bomb threat at Owensboro business

June 10, 2010

Owensboro police were called to an auto repair shop Wednesday evening, after a man told employees there was going to be a bomb.

According to police reports, the man – described as a white male with dark curly hair and wearing a “Jack Daniels” t-shirt, approached workers at Strehl’s Chevron Auto Repair on Carter road about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. The report says the man told employees “there was going to be a bomb that goes off, killing the terrorist.”

The report says the employees described the man “appeared to be mentally unstable and also smelled like marijuana.” The employees also told police the man did not seem to have anything resembling a bomb, and they did not see him place anything in the area.

Officers conducted a search, but could not find anyone matching the man’s description.


Alleged thief arrested in woman’s hotel room

June 1, 2010

An Owensboro man was charged with burglary Monday afternoon, after allegedly entering a hotel room without permission and attempting to steal money and personal items.

According to Owensboro Police Department reports, a woman staying at the Sleep Inn in Bon Harbor Hills reported discovering a stranger in her room about 2:20 p.m. Monday. The report says the woman was taking a shower when she saw the man attempting to hide from her between the beds.

The woman called her boyfriend, who came to the room to help her. Reports say the woman and her boyfriend told officers the man was attempting to steal both cash and several pairs of the woman’s underwear.

Police charged Michael E. Aldridge, 24, of the 4100 block of Mayflower Drive, with second-degree burglary in the incident. Aldridge was being held Tuesday in the Daviess County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.


Crime Stoppers warns of thieves posing as salesmen in Owensboro

May 27, 2010

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about men who are going door to door in Owensboro, posing as laminate salesmen.

According to an Owensboro Police Department press release, the men were invited into a home in the 900 block of Hall Street. While one of the men distracted the home owner, the other stole cash from the home.

The men are described as white males – one in a dress hat. They were driving a mid-to-full size passenger car, possibly tan or pewter in color.

Crime Stoppers will give cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest of this, or ANY crime. To report information, call Crime Stoppers 687-8484.

Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous.


Four arrested on meth charges after traffic stop

May 27, 2010

Four Daviess County residents were arrested Wednesday night, after officers found materials used to make methamphetamine in their vehicle.

Owensboro police reports said detectives from the department’s street crimes unit were driving on Breckenridge Street at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed a driver drinking a can of beer.

The report says when the detectives searched the vehicle, they found what they believe to be methamphetamine and several items used to make the drug.

Dennis R. McKinney Jr., 31, of the 1900 block of Stonewall Court, Joseph I. McKinney, 28, also of the 1900 block of Stonewall Court, William E. Cameron, 34, of the 4600 block of Towne Square Court and  Shelly D. Daugherty, 36, of Maceo, were all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daugherty was also charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle.

All four were lodged Thursday in the Daviess County Detention Center.


Morganfield man charged with murder, rape

March 2, 2010

A Morganfield man was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder, rape and sodomy in the death of a 29 year-old woman in her home.

Kentucky State Police reports say James Matthew Hedgepath, 35, of Morganfield was arrested on Jan. 18, the day after Mary Reyes, 29, was discovered assaulted in her home in Whispering Meadows subdivision in Morganfield.

State Police reports say a visitor found Reyes unconscious and unresponsive in her home on the morning of Jan. 17. Reyes was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, where she died of her injuries on Feb. 13.

KSP reports say Hedgepath was Reyes’ boyfriend. A Union County Grand Jury heard the evidence against Hedgepath on Tuesday and indicted him on charges of murder, rape with serious injury, sodomy with serious injury, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

Hedgepath is being held in the Union County Jail.


Two charged with arson after man allegedly burns his own vehicle

March 2, 2010

Two Owensboro residents are facing felony arson charges, after a man allegedly burned up his own vehicle.

Daviess County Sheriff’s department reports say Dustin W. Leonard, 23, of the 2200 block of Middleground Drive and Veronica J. Blincoe, 22, of the 600 block of Chuck Gray Court, were charged Tuesday with third-degree arson.

Jeff Jones, chief deputy for the sheriff’s department, said Leonard reported his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe stolen from a residence on Kentucky 279 on June 7. Department reports said the vehicle was found burned on Hamilton Ferry Road several hours later the same day.

Fire investigators and insurance investigators later determined the fire was intentionally set. Jones said officials believe gasoline was doused on the vehicle to set the blaze.

The department reports says investigators “were able to determine that Leonard falsely reported the vehicle stolen and then set the vehicle on fire …”

Leonard and Blincoe were indicted Monday by a Daviess County Grand Jury and arrested Tuesday. Third-degree arson is a Class D felony.

Both Leonard and Blincoe were taken to the Daviess County Detention Center.


Whitesville man charged with attempted murder

February 25, 2010

The Kentucky State Police charged a Whitesville man with attempted murder Thursday, for an Feb. 11 incident were he allegedly tried to shoot his wife.

Wilfred Gene Rummage, 64, of the 9800 block of Herbert Road, was arrested Thursday in Louisville, where he was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

State troopers were called to Rummage’s home about 1 p.m. on Feb. 11 on reports of an altercation. State Police reports say an officer confronted Rummage, who was armed with a handgun, outside the home. Rummage refused to drop the weapon and shot himself.

Investigators believe Rummage attempted to shoot Truc Rummage during a domestic dispute.

Rummage was arrested after being released from University of Louisville Hospital. Rummage is charged with one count of attempted murder.

Rummage is being held in the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange.