Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

Student in Custody Following School Threat in Jackson Co.

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted this morning by the staff at Jackson County High School alleging that one of their students made a threat to bring an explosive device to school.

The initial investigation indicates that a 15-year-old student commented that she would be bringing a bomb to blow the school up. The alleged student was identified and a search of the school was conducted. There were not any explosive devices located during the search, and as a result of the ongoing investigation, the student was taken into custody. The juvenile has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree and lodged at the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center. Continue reading Student in Custody Following School Threat in Jackson Co.

Beshear: North Carolina Man Arrested For Allegedly Attempting to Sexual Exploit Children

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A North Carolina man has been arrested on child sex exploitation charges in North Carolina and Kentucky following an investigation by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office.

Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit announced the arrest of Kenneth Bradley Nelson, 33, of Burlington, North Carolina. Continue reading Beshear: North Carolina Man Arrested For Allegedly Attempting to Sexual Exploit Children

Arrest made in Clay Co. School Threat

On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at approximately 1:20 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call about a social media post threatening school violence at the Clay County Middle School.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 13-year-old male who attends Clay County Middle School had posted on his Facebook page that he was going to bring a gun to school on Monday. Shortly after sending the post, the juvenile was located, arrested, and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center on the charge of Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree. Continue reading Arrest made in Clay Co. School Threat

Arrest made in Laurel Co. School Threat

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at approximately 1:45 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call about a social media post threatening North Laurel Middle School in Laurel County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 14-year-old male who attends North Laurel Middle School sent a message to another student threatening to shoot up the school. The juvenile was located several hours later, arrested, and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center on the charge of Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree. Continue reading Arrest made in Laurel Co. School Threat

Berea Police Report Feb. 19, 2018

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DUI/Drug Arrests: On 02/13/2018 officers were called to North Broadway in reference to a drug complaint. The vehicle that was involved was located in a parking lot on North Broadway, and was occupied by a male and female. The driver had an odor of alcohol, and there were several open alcohol containers in the vehicle. An officer observed the female passenger attempt to conceal something in her purse. Further investigation revealed she was in possession of rolling papers and 1 pill.

Officers arrested 51 year old Dewayne Dillard of Berea KY and 49 year old Peggy McQueary of Somerset KY. After the two were Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 19, 2018

Senate Confirms General Norman Arflack of Kentucky to be U.S. Marshal

Brigadier General Norman Arflack

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on 2-15-2018 following the Senate confirmation of General Norman Arflack to serve as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky:

“I would like to congratulate retired Brigadier General Norman Arflack on his confirmation to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. His impressive record of service to the Commonwealth and the nation, both in the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky State Police, have prepared him well for this important position. I would like to once again commend President Trump for this nomination, and I was proud to support General Arflack in the Senate.”

Beshear’s Statement on House Lawmakers’ Attempt to Delay Drug Company Lawsuits by AG’s Office

Andy Beshear

“Today most House Republicans voted against their communities in favor of the drug companies that have flooded their districts with opioids. Their actions are yet another attempt to hamstring my efforts to drag these multinational drug companies into a Kentucky court to answer to our people. Kentucky families support my efforts to address our drug epidemic and to hold these drug companies responsible, and that’s what I will continue to do.” – Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Beshear: Louisville Woman Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges

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Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the arrest of a 22-year-old Louisville woman on human trafficking charges as part of a joint investigation with Louisville Metro Police Department.

Abigail Varney was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with two counts of human trafficking with both victims under 18 years of age; two counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor; two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor; two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor; and drug paraphernalia. Continue reading Beshear: Louisville Woman Arrested on Human Trafficking Charges

Two Charged with Murder Following Death of a Two Year Old in Madison County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted on Monday, February 12, 2018 after a two year old child was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The initial investigation alleges that two year old Tristan Clements was injured while in the care of his mother and her boyfriend at a residence on Dreyfus Road in Madison County. The child was admitted into the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he remained until he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, February 14th. Continue reading Two Charged with Murder Following Death of a Two Year Old in Madison County

Beshear: Carrollton Spa Manager Charged for Allegedly Promoting Prostitution

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced a spa manager has been charged for allegedly promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) out of the Blue Accu Spa in Carrollton.

Jackie June Hong, 69, of Carrollton, was charged with the Class D felony Feb. 8 after Beshear’s office obtained a search warrant for Blue Accu Spa, located at 2529 U.S. Highway 227, Suite D, in Carrollton, Kentucky. Continue reading Beshear: Carrollton Spa Manager Charged for Allegedly Promoting Prostitution

KSP Selling Raffle Tickets For Dodge Charger R/T 392

The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five passenger ride that combines legendary muscle car heritage with safety and comfort features suitable for family duty.

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Beshear: Clinton County Man Indicted After Discharging Firearm in Home

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a Clinton County man for firing a handgun in the home of his estranged wife, while their son was present.

Daniel R. Guffey, 53, of Albany, was indicted in Clinton County Circuit Court on Feb. 8, on two counts each of first-degree wanton Continue reading Beshear: Clinton County Man Indicted After Discharging Firearm in Home

Move-in Day at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building

It was move-in day Tuesday at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building. Workers arrived to install furniture in the new facility, and some city employees began to unpack. Though the whole staff isn’t expected to be fully settled in until the first week of March, the Berea Fire Department may occupy their space as early as this weekend. The new building will provide long-overdue Continue reading Move-in Day at the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building

Beshear: Kansas Man Arrested For Attempting to Purchase Child for Sex to be Extradited to Kentucky

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says a Kansas man who attempted to purchase a Kentucky child for $250 and in exchange for drugs will be extradited to Kentucky to face charges.

Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crime Unit made the announcement today, following the arrest of Ernest Merle John Anziana, 48, of Fredonia, Kansas, last week. Continue reading Beshear: Kansas Man Arrested For Attempting to Purchase Child for Sex to be Extradited to Kentucky

Berea Police Report Feb. 13, 2018

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Sex Abuse: On 02/02/2018 Investigators arrested 31 year old Jessi Clark of Berea KY as the result of a sex abuse investigation.

The investigation revealed that Clark had sexual contact on several occasions with a family member under the age of 10.

Clark was charged with the following:
-Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Victim Under 12 Years of Age
-Promoting a Minor (U/16) in Sex Performance Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 13, 2018

Beshear: Jefferson County Man Arrested For Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

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A 45-year-old Jefferson County man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor online, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.

Following a weeklong undercover investigation by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit, Jeffrey Shawn Baunach, of Jefferson County, was arrested Feb. 9, 2018. Continue reading Beshear: Jefferson County Man Arrested For Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Feb. 12, 2018

Animal Neglect: On Monday, February 12, 2018 around 9:00 a.m., The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of animal neglect on Kentucky River Road in Madison County. This was the same complaint which was being circulated through social media.

Deputy Donovan Nolan and Deputy Todd Chitwood responded to the complaint and spoke with the horse owner. Upon investigation, Deputies determined one of the horses had died as a result of a possible gunshot believed to have been caused by a hunter during Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Feb. 12, 2018

KSP Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash in Rockcastle Co.

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On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at approximately 9:00 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on US HWY 25 in the Mount Vernon community of Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Seath Whiles determined that a 2009 Chrysler van operated by Anthony Frederick, 56, of Paint Lick, KY was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree head-on. Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash in Rockcastle Co.