Kentucky State Police Arrest Multiple in Recent String of Thefts

Thefts took place in Henry and Oldham Counties.

Kentucky State Police Post 5 Troopers have made three arrests in an ongoing investigation involving numerous thefts. Post 5 has received an increased number of theft reports in Henry and Oldham Countys over the last week, beginning around Tuesday July 21st, often involving thefts of guns. Several vehicles had also been reported stolen, along with other various items.

On Sunday morning (July 26th) shortly after 6:00am, Troopers were notified of suspicious vehicles on Walker Lane in Henry County. The vehicles were not reported stolen and unoccupied at that time. However only a short time later one of the vehicles, a 2019 GMC Sierra pickup truck, was reported stolen by it's owner. Troopers returned to the area to attempt to locate the vehicle and discovered it was no longer parked in it's earlier location. While speaking with nearby residents, Troopers noticed the same truck returning to the scene, and attempted to stop the vehicle. Four occupants in the truck then fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, three of whom were caught and arrested.

Kyle Watson, 19, of Lagrange was arrested and charged with theft of a vehicle, theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a forged instrument (1st and 2nd degree), criminal mischief, and criminal tresspassing; he was lodged in the Oldham County Detention Center. The other two individuals arrested were juveniles. Both juveniles were lodged in a Juvenile Detention Center

During the investigation, several stolen items were recovered from the vehicle and from the arrested individuals. The recovered items included the 2019 GMC Sierra, a 2012 Ford Expedition, one (1) pistol, and several gun holsters. Drugs were also seized from the individuals, as well as a large sum of cash.

Troopers believe these individuals are connected to many of the recent break-ins and thefts in the areas of Smithfield, Pendleton, Sulphur, Lagrange, and other areas in west-Henry and  Oldham Counties.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with any further information is encouraged to contact Post 5 at 502-532-6363. The investigating Troopers also ask that any victims of recent thefts or break-ins in the specified area reach out to Post 5 if they have not already done so.

 

-Press release from KSP-

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