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KSP Investigating Theft Of Equipment

Date of News Release: 04/14/2014

Jewel City, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating the theft of equipment belonging to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) in reference to a theft. The KTC had placed two, temporary traffic signals along KY 281, approximately two miles south of Jewel City, that were providing traffic control due to a roadway collapse. Locks on the panels of the two traffic signals were cut and communication equipment from both signals was stolen, rendering both signals inoperable.

Trooper Ben Sawyer is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the KSP Post 2 Madisonville at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free, in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous.