police light barsBOWLING GREEN, Ky. – While a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy was investigating a separate incident Wednesday, the deputy gained information regarding a stolen radar.


Joseph Earl Nearn, 27, of Scottsville, is accused of experiencing the radar in his possession before trading it to somebody who sold it to a Christian County constable, according to his Wednesday arrest citation. The radar is valued at $1,495. He was charged with receiving stolen property.


Nearn was charged last month with improper usage of red lights, possession of a radio that sends or receives police messages and improper sound device when another deputy pulled him over on Ky. 185 and noted that he previously a light bar in his back window, spotlights, multiple antennas, and a police-type cage divider between the front and rear seats, based on the arrest citation in that incident.


Nearn told the deputy throughout that end that he was authorized to possess red lights. The deputy observed Nearn is not a first responder. In addition to the light bar, the deputy discovered a police radio and an operating siren box inside Nearn’s vehicle, in accordance with his arrest citation.


He was lodged Wednesday, on the new charge, in the Warren County Regional Jail. His bond is set at $1,000.