Richards
Richards
Police arrested two men in Trimble County on burglary charges after a state trooper noticed a truck carrying a four-wheeler that had been reported stolen.

Paul Crutcher, 39, and Chadwick Richards, 41, both of Lawrenceburg, Ky., were arrested Monday on theft and drug charges after a traffic stop by Kentucky State Police found the two men in possession of stolen property taken from a Bedford farm just hours earlier, Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said.

Law enforcement received a call around 8 a.m. from a property owner in the 1300 block of Wises Landing Road reporting the theft of a four-wheeler and other items.

While responding to the scene, Kentucky State Police trooper Dave Roberts saw a pick-up truck traveling on U.S. 42 with a four-wheeler in the back of the truck, Coons said. The truck also was pulling an empty trailer.

Roberts completed a traffic stop on the pick-up, where he found the four-wheeler and other things that matched the description of items taken from the Wises Landing Road property.

Coons credits Roberts' instincts as a veteran member of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 for the arrests of the two men and the recovery of the stolen items.

Crutcher faces preliminary charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, possession of stolen items, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

Richards faces preliminary charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of stolen items, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, failure to wear seat belts, driving without insurance, no registration receipt and no registration plates.

Crutcher and Richards were arraigned in Trimble County District Court Tuesday, where they pleaded not guilty. Both men remain lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center in Carrollton on $10,000 bonds.

Roberts was assisted by the Trimble County Sheriff's Office.

An investigation into the case is still ongoing.