Time: Approximately 2:30 AM
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Location: 2600 Block of HC Mathis Drive/ 300 Block of Strathmoor Drive
Arrested: Steven L. Davis, 52, of Mayfield, Charged with receiving stolen property u/$10,000
Jeffery Bennett, 34, of Paducah, Charged with theft by unlawful taking u/$10,000
Two Paducah men were charged with crimes relating to the recent theft of mopeds.
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, a resident in the 1600 block of Jefferson Street reported to the Paducah Police Department that they had returned home in the evening to find that their 2009 Vespa moped had been stolen sometime during the day. A description of the stolen moped was distributed among officers in the department in order for them observe for it when on patrol.
On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at approximately 2:20 AM, Officer Steven Thompson observed the stolen moped in the 2600 block of HC Mathis Drive. The operator, identified as Steven L. Davis, was interviewed and arrested for Receiving Stolen Property u/$10,000.
Detective Travis Watson was contacted and responded to the scene to investigate the incident. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was issued for a residence in the 300 block of Strathmoor Drive. There, police located and seized and another stolen moped, as well as several moped parts that had been taken from the stolen Vespa moped. The individual in possession of the stolen moped and moped parts, identified as Jeffery Bennett, was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking u/$10,000.
Both Davis and Bennett were lodged in the McCracken County Jail.
Police are continuing to investigate the thefts.