Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

SUMMER CAMP

The Berea Fire & Police Departments will be hosting its first ever summer camp starting July 24 thru July 28th. The event will start each day at 8:00 AM with free breakfast and lunch everyday.
We will be taking field trips, and fun activities for kids to do. We are seeking participants from the Berea Area age 10-13.

If you have any questions and would like to pick up an application packet please contact Will Rodgers at the Fire Department and Brent Bradley at the Police Department.

Trooper Teddy Lifts Sprits of Kids At Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville

Kentucky State Police personnel visited Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville on April 25 to distribute Trooper Teddy bears to patients. Shown left to right are: Sgt. Brad Arterburn, Officer Stevie Douglas, Trooper Josh Brashears (standing) and 11-year-old Dale.

Kentucky State Police personnel visited Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville on April 25 to help lift the spirits of pediatric patients Continue reading Trooper Teddy Lifts Sprits of Kids At Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville

Berea Police Report Apr. 25, 2017

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Shoplifting Arrests: On 04/12/2017 store employees at Walmart observed two female shoplifters conceal merchandise before attempting to leave the store. Both of them were detained until officers arrived. One of them was in possession of a glass pipe and a grinder with a small amount of Marijuana.

Officers arrested 18 year old Shaina Melton of Berea KY and 19 year old Sierra Denova of Louisville KY. They were both charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Shoplifting. Denova was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 25, 2017

Beshear: Former Campbell County District Judge Charged with Human Trafficking

Timothy Nolan

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Friday April 21, 2017 that a former Campbell County District Judge has been charged with human trafficking, a Class B felony; first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class C felony; and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.

Timothy Nolan, 70, of California, Ky., was arraigned today in Boone District Court by Elizabeth Chandler, Special Campbell District Judge. An arrest warrant was sought for Nolan April 20 by Campbell County Police Department for the crimes that occurred in August 2016. Continue reading Beshear: Former Campbell County District Judge Charged with Human Trafficking

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Nelson, 59, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Nelson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Update and Arrests to the Murder Investigation / Rockcastle Co.

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ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Friday, January 06, 2017 at approximately 7:04 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call about a home invasion with shots fired at a residence on Abway Street in the Mount Vernon Community of Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered Bennie Sanders, 71, of Mount Vernon, deceased inside his residence of an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE:

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM, Kentucky State Police Detectives arrested three suspects in the January murder of Mr. Sanders after a Continue reading Update and Arrests to the Murder Investigation / Rockcastle Co.

UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

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The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

“Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “However, leftover or expired drugs can be harmful in a variety of Continue reading UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

Utility Scam Phone Calls Targeting Customers in KY

PHONE SCAM

Today Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of reports of suspicious calls being made to utility customers in southeastern Kentucky.

Kentuckians in Harlan, London and Pineville reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be a utility company employee who asks for a utility bill payment over the phone. If the customer refuses to pay immediately, the scammer threatens to Continue reading Utility Scam Phone Calls Targeting Customers in KY

KSP – Death Investigation

Death Investigation

(Update) Preliminary autopsy results indicate drowning as cause of death. Complete results are pending toxicology testing.

Detective Armstrong is continuing the investigation.

(Original release) On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at approximately 12:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a human body in the water near the Marsh Branch boat ramp on Continue reading KSP – Death Investigation

Fatal Hit and Run involving a Pedestrian in Rockcastle Co.

On April, 13, 2017 at approximately 10:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of an unresponsive female lying in the roadway on US HWY 25 at the intersection of McCollum Road in Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Willie Cowan discovered Amy M. Bingham, 37, of Mount Vernon deceased. Through further investigation it was Continue reading Fatal Hit and Run involving a Pedestrian in Rockcastle Co.

Beshear: Man Arrested, Charged for Possession of Child Pornography

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In an effort to protect Kentucky’s children, Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a Scott County man has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Aaron Cormier, 35, of Georgetown, was arrested April 12 following the execution of a search warrant at his residence by cyber investigators with Beshear’s Cyber Continue reading Beshear: Man Arrested, Charged for Possession of Child Pornography

Beshear: Oklahoma Man on Ky Death Row for 1991 Murder of Bardstown Man Pleads Guilty on Kidnapping Charge

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Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Francis Brady, of Bardstown, in 1991.

Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison. Continue reading Beshear: Oklahoma Man on Ky Death Row for 1991 Murder of Bardstown Man Pleads Guilty on Kidnapping Charge

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On April 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Drew L. Gibson, 36, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Gibson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses