Kentucky State Police arrested an Edmonson County man Thursday on an indictment warrant charging him with arson, fraudulent insurance acts and burning personal property to defraud insurer.
Arson Investigator Terry Scott presented testimony to an Edmonson County grand jury about the Sept. 29, 2013 fire that destroyed Ring’s Crossroads Market at Ky. 259 and U.S. 31-W, according to a release from KSP. The market owner, David Kevin Ring, 53, of Brownsville, is in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond.
Ring awaits trial in January on felony weapons and drug charges that stemmed from the same investigation. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bowling Green-ATF Arson Task Force assisted KSP in the investigation.
Burglary — A thief or thieves stole $13,250 in cash and merchandise from the Food and Fuel Mart, 2229 Nashville Road, between 11 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday, according to Bowling Green Police Department records.
Owner Vick Darbar told police that when he arrived Monday to open his business, the front door had been pried open. Darbar saw from outside that the safe in the store had been broken into and several cartons of cigarettes were missing. Darbar did not go inside the store for fear someone might still be inside. The store has both an alarm and surveillance cameras, records show.
Police made sure no one was inside before Darbar took inventory. The cabinet around the safe appeared to have been cut to get to the door hinges. The door, with cut marks on the hinges, was on the floor.
A burglary alarm did not activate, record show.
No arrests have been made.
Attempted burglary — Between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, someone tried to break into United Refrigeration, 973 Lovers Lane, city police records show.
The would-be thief or thieves attempted to pry open a front window. No entry was made into the business.
A burglary alarm did not activate, records show.
Dog attack — A Bowling Green woman told police she was attacked by a dog Saturday in the 2700 block of North Mill Avenue.
The woman was walking through her apartment complex and was approached by a large, red dog that was not leashed, records show. The woman petted the dog and it began to follow her. The woman asked the owner if the dog was nice.
When the woman started walking away from the dog, it jumped on her and began to bite her and rip her clothing. The woman was able to run to a neighbor’s apartment to get away.
The owner told police that she was walking her American Staffordshire terrier when it got off the leash. She told police the dog had never been vicious before.
The victim had puncture wounds on both arms, buttocks and her left leg. She also had an abrasion on her left hip and a small scratch near her lip. The dog owner was ordered to quarantine the dog until animal control could visit. The owner told police the dog was up-to-date on all shots.
The dog owner’s name was redacted from police records.