Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

KSP
KSP

KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on September 26, 2015 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal Continue reading KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

Richmond POlice Report Sept. 16. 2015

WANTED
WANTED

Wanted: Do you know the name of these two subjects? Both subjects were together and the subject on the right stole another persons wallet and left the scene in a white older Monte Carlo in the photograph.

If you know the names of these two, contact Officer Corey Barron at 859 623-1162.

Update: In the Murder- Suicide, Jesse L. Rose age 23, shot his wife, Jacqueline S Rose age 23. Both lived on Blackwell Court, Richmond, Continue reading Richmond POlice Report Sept. 16. 2015

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Sept. 16, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

According to Sheriff Mike Coyle, on Tuesday 09-15-2015 at 6:59 p.m. Deputy Jeff Bol initiated a traffic stop on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond, KY. Through the course of the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located inside. At this point, Deputy Bol deployed the Madison County Sheriff’s Office K-9 which alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle.

Charley E. Hensley, 43 years of age, of Richmond was charged with Trafficking In Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense-(Methamphetamine), Trafficking In Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense-(Heroin), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, Possession of Marijuana, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Sept. 16, 2015

Traffic Advisory

Madison Southern
Madison Southern

The Madison Southern High School Homecoming Parade will take place this Thursday at 6:00pm. The parade will exit MSHS to Rash Road, right onto Ellipse Street up to Chestnut Street, right on Chestnut, right onto North Broadway and will disperse at North Broadway and Jefferson Street.

Berea Police Officers will begin stopping traffic shortly before the parade starts. The above streets should be avoided if possible and delays should be expected.

Berea Police Report Sept. 15, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Shoplifting Arrests: On 09/08/2015 Walmart store employees observed two male subjects place several items in a shopping cart before pushing it out of the store. The subjects did not make any attempts to pay for the merchandise which was valued at $329.63.

Officers arrested 46 year old Mark Jackson of Berea KY and 31 year old Ronald Webb of Berea KY.

They were both charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking Shoplifting and the merchandise was returned to the store.

Theft: On 09/11/2015 a Berea College employee reported that her purse was stolen from the Alumni Building.
(Click read more for more police reports) Continue reading Berea Police Report Sept. 15, 2015

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Sept. 15, 2015

Bobby K. Chism
Bobby K. Chism

WANTED: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a wanted person. Bobby K. Chism 31,of Richmond is wanted for several warrants of arrest, and is part of an active investigation being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Bobby K Chism, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at (859)623-1511. If you see this individual, please contact 911.

Joseph Cameron Ponder

Joseph Cameron Ponder
Joseph Cameron Ponder

Joseph Cameron Ponder

Trooper, Joseph Cameron Ponder, 31, of Rineyville, KY passed away in the line of duty on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Trooper Ponder was a member of the Church of Christ, Elizabethtown, KY. He was stationed at the Kentucky State Police at Post #1, Mayfield, KY and he was a combat veteran with over 5 years of service in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter & fisherman who loved the outdoors.

Survivors include His father, Joseph Ponder of Radcliff, KY; his mother, Brenda Tiffany & her husband, Allan of Rineyville, KY; his fiancée, Chrystal Coleman of Radcliff, KY; a sister, Kelly Ponder of Elizabethtown, KY; two brothers, Damon Tiffany, Travis Tiffany; his grandma, Erika Shook of Vine Grove, KY; a niece, Mahlea Starks of Elizabethtown, KY; and a host of family Continue reading Joseph Cameron Ponder

Richmond Police Report Sept. 14, 2015

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ARRESTED

Abandonment Arrest: On 09/10/2015, police charged Charlie B. Richardson (female), age 37, Arlington Drive, in connection with the abandonment of a minor.

On 08/18/2015, police were alerted to the fact that Richardson’s 16-year-old son was not living with her and had not been in her custody and care since 06/23/2015. It was learned that Richardson had left the child in the care of another individual who was not related to the child or to Richardson and had no contact with the child since that time.

On 08/25/2015, a warrant was issued for Richardson’s arrest, charging her Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 14, 2015

Gov. Beshear’s Statement on the Death of Trooper Ponder

Governor Stephen L. Beshear
Governor Stephen L. Beshear

“Jane and I are deeply saddened by the death of Trooper Ponder. Senseless acts like this are a tragic reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every day, just by putting on their uniform and doing their job. That he was killed in the line of duty makes his death memorable, but we must never forget the most significant part of Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder’s story – how he lived, his selfless service to others, and his willingness to give his life for that commitment.” – Gov. Steve Beshear

Senator McConnell Comments on Shooting Death of KSP Trooper Ponder

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today regarding the shooting death of Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Joseph Ponder:

“Elaine and I were heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Ponder. This is a sad day for the Commonwealth and for our law enforcement community. Please join me in praying for Trooper Ponder’s family, his friends and his fellow officers.”

KSP Trooper Killed In Shooting

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder
Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at approximately 10:20 P.M CST, Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 24 around the 58 mile marker westbound. After making contact with the driver, the vehicle fled from the stop. A pursuit ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly around the 49 mile marker, causing the front of Trooper Ponder’s police cruiser to make contact with the rear of the suspect vehicle. At this time, the driver of the suspect vehicle fired several shots into the police cruiser striking the hood, windshield and Trooper Ponder multiple times. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Trooper Ponder was transported via ambulance to the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton, KY where he succumbed to his injuries at 11:41 P.M. CST.

Trooper Ponder, 31, was a native of Rineyville, KY. Upon graduation from the KSP Training Academy in January 2015, he was stationed at Post 1, Mayfield Continue reading KSP Trooper Killed In Shooting

Cops Trade in Handcuffs for Aprons and Wings

Photos of previous events.
Photos of previous events.

Local Law Enforcement agencies and Buffalo Wild Wings for Special Olympics Kentucky. Participating law enforcement agencies include: Kentucky State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Police Department.

WHAT: Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and wings at the Richmond Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant location at Continue reading Cops Trade in Handcuffs for Aprons and Wings

Homicide Investigation and Arrest

Homicide Investigation
Homicide Investigation

On Friday, September 11, 2015, KSP Post 11 Detectives discovered the body of Amber N. Decker, 25, of London in a wooded area off Arrow Wood Drive in Laurel County.

The victim has been the subject of a missing person investigation since Tuesday, September 08, 2015 after family members reported her missing.

Upon further investigation, Joseph M. Nester, 48, of London, the estranged boyfriend of the victim was arrested for the murder after he was located in a hotel room in London.

The exact cause and time of death is pending an autopsy that will be Continue reading Homicide Investigation and Arrest

Richmond Police Report Sept. 11, 2015

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ARRESTED

Burglary Arrest: On 09/09/2015, police charged Joshua J. Oliver, age 29, Baldwin Street, Berea, for burglary in connection with two residential break-ins.

During the mid-afternoon hours, a resident in the 200 block of McDaniel Avenue reported that her residence had been broken into and several items were stolen, including a pair of earrings, SD cards, and a laptop computer. A description of the suspect was obtained during the investigation of the burglary.

A short time later, an officer observed Oliver in the 100 block of S. Killarney Lane carrying a backpack. Oliver fit the description of the suspect. When police approached Oliver to confront him, he fled on foot. After a lengthy foot Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 11, 2015

KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

KSP
KSP

KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on September 26, 2015 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal Continue reading KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

Richmond Police Report Sept. 10, 2015

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ARRESTED

Fleeing/Evading Police Charge: On 09/09/2015, police charged Stacie L. Lawell, age 29, Willow Drive, for fleeing or evading police in an attempt to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant.

At approximately 11:42 A.M., an officer arrived at Lawell’s residence to serve an arrest warrant on her. The warrant was issused by the Madison Circuit Court for a Probation Violation in connection with Lawell’s previous conviction for felony theft. When Lawell answered the door and observed the police officer, she quickly shut the door and sent a male back to the door to tell the officer that she was not the person being sought. At the same time, Lawell fled out the rear door of Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 10, 2015

KSP Responds to Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Crash
Fatal Crash

On Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at approximately 9:09 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on southbound I-75 near the 64 mile marker in Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival Trooper Brian Maupin determined that a 1995 Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Kevin W. Savage, 33, of London, was traveling southbound on I-75 when he lost control of his vehicle, struck the cable barrier and overturned at least once.

Savage the only occupant of the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt was Continue reading KSP Responds to Fatal Traffic Crash

Richmond Police Report Sept. 9, 2015

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ARRESTED

Burglary Arrest: On 09/06/2015, police arrested Danny Sebastian, age 40, Dixie Plaza, in connection with the theft of a firearm from a residence.

At approximately 11:30 P.M., an officer was dispatched to a residence in Dixie Plaza in response to a burglary that had occurred earlier in the evening. Upon arrival, the officer met with the resident who reported that he had just returned home and neighbors informed him that an unknown male had entered his unsecure residence while he was away and left after a very short Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 9, 2015