Two accused of stealing hospital vehicle, abandoning minors
GLASGOW, Ky. -Two men were arrested after being accused of stealing a T.J. Samson Community Hospital vehicle.
On Saturday, the Glasgow Police Department responded to T. J. Samson Hospital in reference to a disturbance complaint.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with hospital security and were advised of two men who were being belligerent with staff, according a release on the Glasgow Police Department Facebook page.
Officers identified the men as Daniel J. Taylor and Edward F. Kiper and confirmed that both have suspended driver’s license, according to the release.
After further investigation, officers determined that Taylor and Kiper had arrived at the hospital in a vehicle that was pulling a small trailer that had been confirmed to be stolen from Green County, according to the release.
Taylor is accused of abandoning children who were with him at the hospital while he and Kiper were accused of stealing a hospital vehicle and leaving, according to the release.
Officers located the stolen vehicle on West Main Street with no one inside, according to the release. However, they were able to locate Taylor hiding in a creek bed where he was taken into custody, according to the release. Police later found Kiper on West Liberty Street.
The children were not harmed.
Taylor was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property auto $500 or more but under $10,000, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, four counts of abandonment of minor, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault of a police officer non-communicable bodily fluid and third-degree terroristic threatening.
Kiper was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property auto $500 or more but under $10,000, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.