Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Arrests Suspect in School Threat Investigation

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The Kentucky State Police has arrested a suspect in a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties.

On Wednesday, KSP received a complaint that an Anderson County man was threatening and harassing a female residing in New Jersey. While investigating, KSP discovered that the suspect, Dylan Jarrell, 20, was previously questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May over social media threats to a school in Tennessee. Continue reading KSP Arrests Suspect in School Threat Investigation

KSP Charges Clark Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On October 16, 2018, at approximately 8:34 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Allen C. Martin, 40, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Martin 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 distributed files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Clark Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Missing Juvenile Investigation and Arrest / Laurel County

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On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 6:54 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by Michigan authorities about a female juvenile that was entered as a missing person from the state of Michigan. Michigan authorities advised KSP the missing juvenile was possibly in a semi-truck traveling through the state of Kentucky. KSP Post 11 Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers attempted to locate the semi-truck on I-75. Continue reading Missing Juvenile Investigation and Arrest / Laurel County

MISSING Girl Found

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UPDATE: Eden Hines was found shortly before 4:30 a.m. She has been transported to the hospital by Madison County EMS for evaluation.

UPDATE: Eden Hines is still missing and it is now dark outside. We are asking everyone in the Red Lick Road area to check security and game cameras ASAP for pictures of Eden Hines starting at 1:15 PM today. She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and blue rain boots. Continue reading MISSING Girl Found

Expect Heavy Traffic During President’s Visit

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

As our city continues to prepare for the Presidential visit Saturday remember this. Heavy traffic congestion is expected from 6 a.m. Saturday through midnight that evening surrounding Alumni Coliseum. If you do not plan to attend the rally or neighboring demonstrations, you are advised to avoid the Alumni Coliseum area throughout the day Saturday. There could be rolling, short-term road closures at any time that could cause temporary delays. Travel to and from campus could be delayed throughout the day Saturday. More information about the rally can be found at https://www.eku.edu/rally

Beshear: Facebook Cyber-tip Leads to Arrest of Dry Ridge Man

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Attorney General Andy Beshear said a cyber-tip from Facebook led his office to arrest a 25-year-old Dry Ridge man for allegedly exchanging sexual images with a Kentucky minor over the Facebook Messenger app.

On Oct. 8, Tyler Lee Day was arrested by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit. Day was charged with 12 counts of use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance, Class B felonies; two counts of the prohibited use of a communications system to procure a minor for a sex offense, Class D felonies; and two counts of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, Class A misdemeanors. Continue reading Beshear: Facebook Cyber-tip Leads to Arrest of Dry Ridge Man

KSP Charges Allen Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On October 9, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark E. Scoby, 51, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Scoby 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 discussing the sexual abuse of children online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Scottsville on October 9, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading KSP Charges Allen Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 9:10 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on KY HWY 3041 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Craig Sutton determined that a 2016 Kenworth commercial vehicle operated by Larry W. Lyle, 57, of Lexington, KY was traveling eastbound when he was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet 7500 commercial vehicle traveling westbound, operated by Mitchell T. Shelton, 40, of Williamsburg. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County

Department of Corrections Expanding Public Alert System to Include Halfway Houses

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The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) is expanding its automatic notification system to provide public alerts in the event of an inmate escape from a halfway house, Commissioner Jim Erwin announced today.

The department has already used the notification system, AlertXpress, for more than a decade, providing alerts in instances where an inmate escapes from a prison. By the end of this year, the system will also include all halfway houses in Kentucky. One halfway house is active now – Keeton Corrections in Paducah. Continue reading Department of Corrections Expanding Public Alert System to Include Halfway Houses

Berea Police Report Oct. 10, 2018

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Drug Arrest: On 10/07/2018 officers were called to Clark’s BP in reference to a subject asleep inside of a vehicle. The subject was located and gave the officers a name that they later discovered was not his real name. Several pills were located in the cup holder of the vehicle and were identified as Gabapentin tablets. A small amount of Marijuana was located outside the vehicle where the subject had been standing, in an attempt to hide it. Continue reading Berea Police Report Oct. 10, 2018

Two Students in Custody Following School Threat in Estill County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted on Monday, October 1st by Estill County authorities, and asked to investigate an alleged threat that was called into Estill County High School.

The initial investigation alleges that two juveniles made a phone call to Estill County School personnel reporting that there was someone shooting at the school. As a result of the ongoing investigation, two juveniles were taken into custody by KSP Post 7 investigators yesterday afternoon, and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center charged with Terroristic Threating 3rd Degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident. Continue reading Two Students in Custody Following School Threat in Estill County

Beshear: Boyd County Man Convicted on Sexual Abuse Charges

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the 10-year conviction of a Boyd County man on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Timothy Ray Sr., 63, of Catlettsburg, was convicted Sept. 27, on the abuse charges for crimes that occurred between 2014 and 2015 to minors. Ray will have his final sentencing hearing in Boyd Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Nov. 8.

This case was investigated by the Catlettsburg Police Department and is being prosecuted by Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions. Continue reading Beshear: Boyd County Man Convicted on Sexual Abuse Charges

Beshear: Scott County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, Sentenced to Five Years

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In an effort to protect Kentucky’s children, Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a Scott County man has pleaded guilty to possessing or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Aaron Cormier, 37, of Georgetown, pleaded guilty Aug. 6 in Scott Circuit Court and was sentenced by Judge Jeremy Mattox Oct. 1.

Cormier was arrested and charged with 10 counts of possessing or viewing child pornography April 12, 2017, following the execution of a search warrant at his residence by cyber investigators with Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit. Continue reading Beshear: Scott County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, Sentenced to Five Years

Death Investigation / Clay County

On Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at approximately 8:00 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from Clay County 911 about a possible human body lying in a ditch off KY HWY 421 in the Manchester community of Clay County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Don Trosper located Carol Miller, 68, of Manchester deceased.

Miller was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Clay County Coroner’s Office. Her body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Continue reading Death Investigation / Clay County