Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

MADISON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT 6/22/2018

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On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Deputy Roy Johnson responded to Slate Lick Road in reference to a drug complaint.

Deputy Johnson was unable to locate any persons at the residence however, he observed a male German Shepherd with multiple sores over his body and missing fur on most of the hind quarter of the animal. The dog was also extremely emaciated and its claws were over grown. The German Shepherd with assistance of the Humane Society was taken to Barnes Mill Animal hospital for treatment. Continue reading MADISON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT 6/22/2018

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrest two for Endangering Welfare of a Minor

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Just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Deputy Donovan Nolan was flagged down on Merrick Drive by a person who had witnessed a male child running naked in the roadway. The witness mentioned to Deputy Nolan the child was nearly struck by a vehicle on Merrick Drive.

Deputy Nolan made contact with the child’s mother at her apartment and upon inspection, Deputy Nolan contacted the Cabinet for Health and Family Services due to the deplorable living conditions. Upon recommendations of social services, the child along with six additional children found inside the apartment were removed from the residence. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrest two for Endangering Welfare of a Minor

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Estill County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 9:00 pm last night, in reference to a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Millers Creek Road (HWY-1571), just east of Ravenna in Estill County.

The initial investigation indicates that Stephen D. Rison, 48 years old of Irvine, was driving east on HWY-1571, where he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline before colliding with a vehicle being operated by 39-year-old Aimee Elliott. As a result of Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Estill County

Murder Investigation and Arrest / Laurel Co.

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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 1:50 PM, KSP Troopers located and arrested Larry D. Hensley, 52, of London at a residence on Village Street in Laurel County.

Hensley has been the subject of a 6-month long investigation after Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call in January 2018 to check on his mother’s welfare. Lue F. Hensley, 81, of London was located in her residence on Rocky Continue reading Murder Investigation and Arrest / Laurel Co.

Berea Police Report June 20, 2018

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DUI/Drug Arrests: On 06/15/2018 officers were called to I-75 Southbound in reference to an injury collision. A witness observed one of the passengers of one of the involved vehicles throw a handgun, a glass bottle, and two plastic bags into the woods before officers arrived. The handgun, a liquor bottle, and one plastic bag containing Marijuana were eventually located. The subject who threw the items was placed under arrest, and did some minor damage to the police cruiser once inside. He was also a convicted felon. The driver of the vehicle showed several signs of impairment and was also placed under arrest. Continue reading Berea Police Report June 20, 2018

Investigations, Arrests of Five Cyber Predators by AG’s Office Lead to Federal Court Convictions

Andy Beshear

Investigations and arrests of five online predators by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team have led to a combined projected federal prison time of nearly 60 years.

In securing the five convictions, federal prosecutors used testimony and casework by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit who conducted online undercover investigations before making arrests of the men from Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson and Meade counties. Continue reading Investigations, Arrests of Five Cyber Predators by AG’s Office Lead to Federal Court Convictions

Nine KSP Trooper Cadets Earn Degrees in New College Credit Program

One year ago, the Kentucky State Police announced a change to its hiring policy that would allow trooper cadet applicants, who did not have 60 hours of college credit, to earn those hours while attending the training academy. This legislative change is already paying dividends as nine cadets in the current academy class have earned an Associate’s Degree in General Occupational and Technical Studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. One of those cadets has achieved the distinction of being Cadet Class #96 Valedictorian. Had it not been for this new program, these nine individuals would not have had the opportunity to apply for the academy. Continue reading Nine KSP Trooper Cadets Earn Degrees in New College Credit Program

KSP Charges Jefferson Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On June 12, 2018, at approximately 1:21 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Larry Schaub, 45, on a charges relating to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Schaub 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 was uploading sexually explicit images online. Continue reading KSP Charges Jefferson Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Berea Fire Chief Shawn Sandlin keynote speaker

Fire Chief Shawn Sandlin

Berea Fire Department Chief Shawn Sandlin was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a meeting of the Berea Rotary Club. The meeting took place at the Kentucky Artisan Center. Chief Sandlin touched on a variety of topics, including his background as a first responder, how Berea’s firefighters are trained, and he also offered safety tips. Rotary Club members then asked several questions.

Some highlights of Sandlin’s presentation included:
1.) Because it carries rescue equipment, the Berea Fire Department’s new ladder truck is deployed for possible injury accidents in city limits and on I-75. The new equipment allows first responders to begin rescue efforts more rapidly than in the past. Continue reading Berea Fire Chief Shawn Sandlin keynote speaker

Berea Police Report June 12, 2018

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Shoplifting Arrest: On 06/10/2018 Walmart employees observed a subject conceal several items in his clothing before attempting to leave the store. As officers were arriving, the store employees confronted the subject who ran on foot. After a short foot chase, the subject was apprehended and placed under arrest.

Officers charged 38 year old Thomas Carpenter of Berea KY with the following: Continue reading Berea Police Report June 12, 2018

Richmond Police Report June 10, 2018

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Murder Investigation: On 6/9/2018 at approximately 2:05 PM Richmond Police responded to a residence located on Landon Lane regarding a disturbance where shots had been fired. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive male victim who had been shot multiple times. The victim was pronounced dead by the Madison County Corners Office at the scene. Continue reading Richmond Police Report June 10, 2018

KSP Charges One with Murder Following Ongoing Death Investigation

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post has arrested a Somerset man as the result of an ongoing death investigation, after human remains were found in a rural portion of Lincoln County early Tuesday morning.

Based on the initial investigation it is believed that the human remains found on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 are those of April Neikirk, who was last seen in Lincoln County on April 25th. April Neikirk was reported missing to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on May 11th after family members were concerned for her safety. Continue reading KSP Charges One with Murder Following Ongoing Death Investigation

KSP Asking for Volunteers to Claim Unowned New Dodge Chargers

Each year the Kentucky State Police offers top of the line Dodge Chargers to the general public. For the last few years, many have gone unclaimed.

“It’s quite baffling. These are top of the line vehicles,” says Sgt. Josh Lawson, commander of the Public Affairs Branch. “You’re talking an all-wheel drive sports car with a custom paint job. You can’t get a vehicle like this at your local dealership.”

Continue reading KSP Asking for Volunteers to Claim Unowned New Dodge Chargers

Scott Co. Grand Jury Indicts Three In KSP Stolen Property Case

Following a special investigation by Kentucky State Police, a Scott County grand jury has returned indictments on three individuals involved in forgery and theft of KSP property.

Master Trooper Mitch Harris was indicted on two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. Scott County Coroner John Goble was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property over $10,000, receiving stolen property (firearm), abuse of public trust less than $10,000, trafficking in controlled substance and two counts of official misconduct first degree. Michael Crawford, a retired KSP lieutenant colonel, was indicted for receiving stolen property over $10,000 and receiving a stolen firearm. Continue reading Scott Co. Grand Jury Indicts Three In KSP Stolen Property Case

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Jun 7, 2018

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 around 6:00 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit received a complaint of suspected drug trafficking in a room at Country Side Inn in Richmond.

Detective Kevin Crutcher and Deputy Jeff Bol obtained information two people involved may have active warrants. The deputies made entry into two rooms at Country Side Inn and located Steven Roden, Timothy Burns and Lori Murphy.

Deputy Crutcher and Deputy Bol determined Timothy Burns and Lori Murphy were both wanted on active warrants. Upon further investigation, deputies seized suspected Methamphetamine, suspected Heroin and drug paraphernalia. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Jun 7, 2018

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Complaint of Jury Duty Scam Calls

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is once again receiving complaints of an unknown male representing himself as a deputy and asking for money due to missed jury duty.

All of these calls are a scam. The number provided by a complainant was 859-353-3662. This number provides a recording stating you have received the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. This number is not associated with this office. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Complaint of Jury Duty Scam Calls

KSP Post 7 Traffic Safety Checkpoint Announcement


The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-7/post-7-checkpoints/ .