In April 30 Issue
A Russell Springs man was arrested after a burglary spree through several area neighborhoods early Wednesday morning, according to Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin.
He said Sgt. Troy Young arrested 30-year-old Rusty Weddle around 1 a.m. after Weddle allegedly had burglarized a total of four homes on Walnut Rd., Oak St., Russell Drive and in and around the Remington Estates community, taking with him several personal items from each home.
According to police reports, Weddle had returned to one of the alleged scenes when he was confronted by local businessman Brian Walters outside the Walters residence in Remington Estates after he broke into a car belonging to Walter's daughter. Weddle was arrested when police arrived a few minutes later just before 1 a.m.
Young charged Weddle with three charges of theft by unlawful taking under $500, two charges of third degree criminal trespassing, third degree criminal mischief and third degree burglary. Trooper Adam Likins with the Kentucky State Police filed three additional charges against Weddle that included criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and theft from unlawful taking from an automobile.
Upon his arrest Weddle was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.
Most of the items stolen from inside the vehicles was recovered during the investigation.
Young and Officer Jeremy West of the Russell Springs Police Department were assisted by Deputies Nick Bertram, Jason Warriner and Clete McAninch of the Russell County Sheriff's Department as well as State Trooper Adam Likins.