Note to thieves: Don’t push shopping cart full of stolen TVs down Ashland Avenue

Two people walking down Lexington’s Ashland Avenue Thursday night with a shopping cart full of flat-screen televisions, Bose speakers, and several bottles of liquor were charged with the burglary of a closed Mexican restaurant. Someone saw the two pushing the cart near the intersection of East High Street and reported it to police. Further investigation revealed the two had stolen the items from the former Rincon Mexicano Restaurant at 818 Euclid Ave.


Man accused of preying on teen girls has been arrested for second time

London police say they have charged a 23-year-old man with rape of a minor after finding him in a hotel room with two teen girls. The same man was charged last year after police say he tried to pick up a 12-year-old girl for sex. Joshua L. Wagers, of London, was arrested Saturday after he took a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old to the Shell Truck Stop on Ky. 80, “where he had a semi-truck waiting, stocked with alcohol,” according to a news release from London police.


Help catch the man who robbed the Central Bank on Maple Leaf Drive

Police are asking for your help to catch a bank robber. If you have information about this crime, don’t try to take action on your own. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Feb. 22, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo gallery features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.


Pulaski County sheriff investigates homicide

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 37-year-old man dead. Josh Oakes, 37, of Somerset, was pronounced dead at a home on Pumphouse Road, said Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk. Erik Hardwick is charged with murder.


Harrison County High School student shoots passenger, then kills himself

An 18-year-old Harrison County High School student driving a car shot his female passenger and then shot and killed himself, Bourbon County Sheriff Mark Matthews said. The sheriff identified the 18-year-old as Emery Collins of Cynthiana. The 17-year-old girlfriend, whose name Matthews did not release, was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment.


Central Bank robbery

Surveillance video from the robbery of the Central Bank branch on Maple Leaf Drive on Jan. 30, 2017.
Central Bank robbery 0:34

Central Bank robbery

Fox Harbour Drive burglar 0:59

Fox Harbour Drive burglar

Convicted killer: He 'did not mean to stab him so many times' 3:41

Convicted killer: He 'did not mean to stab him so many times'

Surveillance video of lottery ticket thief 0:18

Surveillance video of lottery ticket thief