Two adults and three juveniles were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with two stolen vehicles in Lexington.
The chain of events that led to the five arrests began at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday when a caller told police dispatchers that she saw multiple people with firearms in her backyard on the 600 block of Rolling Creek Lane, police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said in a news release. The group was observed getting into a Toyota Corolla that had been reported stolen.
When officers arrived, “the subjects bailed from the car and fled,” Angel said. “The car was left in neutral on an incline and started rolling backwards towards a house on Rolling Creek. Officers were able to stop the car from striking any property by parking behind the vehicle, which did cause a collision with a police cruiser.”
Police placed Veterans Park Elementary School on lockdown briefly. Police observed and stopped a vehicle circling the neighborhood on Clearwater Way at Watertrace Drive. Two people from that vehicle were arrested, Angel said.
During the traffic stop, a witness saw three people below a deck at a home in the neighborhood.
Those three were arrested in connection with the first stolen vehicle, Angel said.
“An additional stolen vehicle was reported during this incident from Shady Springs which is also in this neighborhood. It was recovered after this incident on Expo Court.”
Additional firearms were found in the first stolen vehicle. Angel released the charges against all five people late Wednesday evening. Patricia Green, 20, and Sugary Hosley, 19, were both charged with receiving a stolen firearm. An unnamed 16-year-old girl was charged with receiving stolen property greater than $10,000. A 16-year-old boy was was charged with receiving stolen property greater than $10,000 and being a minor in possession of a firearm, and a 14-year-old girl was was charged with receiving stolen property greater than $10,000 and fleeing police.
Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @fernalfonso