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Local police investigating several local crimes and a car vs. pedestrian accident

The Leitchfield Police Department is currently investigating a burglary that occurred at Corner Electronics located at 410 Embry Drive in Leitchfield. Someitme between January 25th and January 27th perpetrator(s) entered the business and stole numerous electronic devices, including 7 flat screen televisions.

The value of the items has not been determined as of the time of this release.T he investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the Leitchfield Police Department at (270) 259-3850.
In other police news, on February 4th the Leitchfield Police Department responded to a complaint of vandalism at James Beville Park in Leitchfield which occurred sometime during the evening of February 3rd.  

Vandals had caused significant damage to a grassy area near the athletic fields of the park by driving a four-wheel drive vehicle in an area that was not intended for traffic.
During the course of the investigation, officers learned that a video had been posted on social media of the incident that caused the damage. 

Timothy J. Mercer, 30, of Leitchfield, was arrested on Thursday, February 6th and charged with Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.  He was transported to the Grayson County Detention Center.
The incident caused in excess of $2000 in damages to the property.  The investigation is ongoing.

And in a coincidence of monumental proportions, Mercer was struck by a vehicle last night at approximately 8:52 while crossing West White Oak Street in Leitchfield in front of the Mi Camino Real restaurant.

The vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 20-year old Brittany Brooks of Caneyville, was traveling west on West White Oak at the time of the accident. Brooks originally left the scene of the accident, but quickly returned when she realized she had struck a pedestrian.

Mercer was treated at the scene and transported to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by Grayson County EMS and later transferred to U of L Hospital for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Det. Kevin Smith is investigating.

Finally, the Leitchfield Police Department has recently been contacted by several people in the north Leitchfield area concerning items that have been taken from the inside of unlocked vehicles.

Police would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to never leave valuable items in your vehicle.  However, if you must, make sure the items are stored out of sight, such as in the trunk or under a seat, and always make sure the doors are locked.  
If you have any information about these crimes, or any crime, please contact the Leitchfield Police Department. You can also submit information or tips to the agency through our website, www.leitchfieldpolice.org, and you may remain anonymous.



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