Nicholasville police have arrested three men in connection to a July 11 burglary at 605 Cannonball Drive.
According to a Nicholasville police news release, Aaron Nichols, 26, of 417 Nottaway Drive; Joshua D. McIntosh, 26, of 1049 Pinoak Drive, and Steven Welch, 20, of 623 Miles Road, were arrested and each charged with receiving stolen property valued at more than $10,000. Welch has an additional charge of tampering with physical evidence.
According to Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes, the trio allegedly broke a window using a rock at the Cannonball house, entered and stole a safe containing more than $19,000 worth of old gold and silver coins and various other jewelry items.
Later that same day, officers responded to a call from Kroger on South Main Street reporting a that three men were in the store trying to cash in and sell silver and gold coins.
After reviewing the surveillance video, officers identified Nichols; the video also showed three men getting into a silver car, and a witness from the burglary said a silver car had been parked near the residence.
Later that evening, officers on foot patrol at the Jessamine County Fair saw Nichols, who was allegedly carrying a bag and getting into a small silver Pontiac car.
Police conducted a traffic stop shortly thereafter, and a search of the vehicle turned up some jewelry that was taken in the burglary. In addition, several firearms were found in the car.
“It started early in the day, and everything transpired throughout the day,” Grimes said.
Receiving stolen property is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted.
The three men were lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center.