Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On April 17, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William C. Edwards, 29, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Edwards 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 possessing files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

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Fugitive from Another State: On 04/16/2019 officers were called to McDonald’s in reference to a suspicious person in the parking lot. The subject was located, and the officer recognized the subject and attempted to detain him because of an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer attempted to detain the subject, but he pulled away and attempted to run. He was stopped by another responding officer. He was placed under arrest and it was discovered that he had an active warrant out of Ohio. A female subject that was with him was also placed under arrest for outstanding warrants. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

Death Investigation / Laurel County

On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at approximately 7:46 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Sugar Lane in the Lily community of Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the Lily Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:25 PM and discovered Charles R. Barton, 58, of Lily deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Death Investigation / Laurel County

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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​​ Beshear: Efforts of Cold Case Unit Lead to Indictment of Hardin County Man

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Cold Case Unit today announced the indictment of a Hardin County man for a 2011 sexual assault.

Beshear’s office began investigating the 2011 sexual assault after the Elizabethtown Police Department turned it over as cold. DNA from the case’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kit subsequently matched that from a once backlogged rape kit, which led to the indictment. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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​​Beshear: Fourth Motion to Dismiss Denied in Opioid Lawsuits

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that four of his nine lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors have withstood motions to dismiss and are moving forward in Kentucky courtrooms.

Most recently, Judge Johnny Ray Harris issued an order denying AmerisourceBergen’s motion to dismiss on Monday, April 1, in Floyd Circuit Court. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Berea Police Report Apr. 10, 2019

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Criminal Mischief Arrest: On 04/02/2019 officers were called to PGW in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers were advised that am employee got upset and damaged several items in the business, causing approximately $1,000.00 in damage. He was located walking on Menelaus Road and taken into custody without incident.

Officers arrested 18 year old Tavion Robertson of Berea KY and charged him with Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

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Drug Arrest: On 04/03/2019 an officer observed a subject walking on Prospect Street who had an active arrest warrant. The subject was placed under arrest and syringes, suspected Heroin, and Suboxone were located in his pockets.

Officers charged 30 year old Brian McIntosh of Berea KY with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin), Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession.

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Giving an Officer a False Name: On 04/04/2019 an officer conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 75 southbound for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle did not have an operator’s license but gave the officer his name and birthdate. It was eventually discovered that the subject had given a false birthdate and had an active arrest warrant.

Officers arrested 22 year old Brendan Chapman of Richmond KY and charged him with Giving an Officer False Identifying Information, as well as some traffic offenses.

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Alcohol Intoxication: On 04/05/2019 officers were called to Redi Mart on Glades Road in reference to an intoxicated subject. The subject was located walking in the road and had a strong odor of alcohol.

Officers arrested 54 year old Jeremy Locker of Berea KY and charged him with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.

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Burglary Arrest: On 04/06/2019 officers were called to Water Street in reference to a burglary. The victims reported that they caught someone inside of their RV that was being used as their residence. The subject ran to an apartment complex across the street, where he was located by officers. The subject admitted that he was inside of the RV and was placed under arrest.

Officers charged 23 year old Canon Ruble of Berea KY with Burglary 2nd Degree.

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Drug Arrest: On 04/06/2019 officers were called to Hong Kong Buffet in reference to subject who left the restaurant without paying. One of the subjects had gone inside of the flea market next door, and officers made contact with him inside. The subject gave a name that turned out to be false and was in possession of suspected Heroin and a loaded handgun.

Officers arrested 31 year old Lucas King of Berea KY and charged him with the following:

-Giving an Officer False Identifying Information
-Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin)
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

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Public Intoxication: On 04/07/2019 officers were called to the Econo Lodge in reference to a subject who was under the influence. The subject was located and showed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest. As he was being booked into the Madison County Detention Center, blue pills and a powder substance were located on his person.

Officers charged 36 year old Justin Morris of Lexington KY with Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, and Promoting Contraband 1st Degree.

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families.

Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van driving around paying Medicaid participants $20 for a DNA sample and health insurance information, while other senior Kentuckians are receiving calls offering medical devices through Medicare. One Warren County senior reported $1,300 in medical bills for back braces that were not medically necessary. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

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. Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

Berea Police Department public service in March

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The Berea Police Department responded to 1,367 service calls for the month of March, 2019. Additionally, two officers attended 80 hours of in-service training, the department hosted the second Coffee with a Cop public outreach event, which was well-attended, and two new police officers were formally introduced to the Berea City Council.

Service calls for March included: Continue reading Berea Police Department public service in March

Berea Fire Department Public Service Statistics for March 2019

The Berea Fire Department kicked off spring with several public relations events. Firefighters attended Career Day at Farristown Middle School, as well as two events at Madison Southern High School, including Ghost Out, an event to raise student awareness of the dangers of impaired or reckless driving. Bethel Baptist Church hosted a First Responders Day, and Silver Creek Elementary students toured City Hall and the Berea Fire Department. Additionally, the department completed 72 business Continue reading Berea Fire Department Public Service Statistics for March 2019

Murder / Arson 1st Degree Investigation

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ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 1:04 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located in the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park in Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the London Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 12:27 AM and discovered 2 year old Joseph Brock deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Murder / Arson 1st Degree Investigation

Berea Police Report April 3, 2019

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Receiving Stolen Property: On 03/30/2019 officers were called to a residence on Brown Court in reference to stolen property from a local factory. There were several pieces equipment located at the home, and an investigation revealed that several subjects had taken the items from the factory without permission.

Officers arrested 21 year old Dustin Samples of Mount Vernon KY, 42 year old Christopher Pearson of McKee KY, 33 year old Joshua Sparks of McKee KY, and 30 year old Israel Neeley of Berea KY.

They were all charged with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000. Continue reading Berea Police Report April 3, 2019

KSP Conducts Death Investigation After Human Remains Found in Lincoln County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 1:00 pm yesterday afternoon in reference to possible human remains that were located under the Norfolk Southern Bridge off of Tunnel Creek Road in a rural area of Lincoln County.

KSP Post 7 investigators responded to the scene, and located the remains of a man that had severely decomposed. The remains were removed by the Lincoln County Coroner, and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. As a result of the initial investigation, the deceased has been identified as Patrick W. Cook, 57 years old of Waynesburg, KY, who was reported as missing in December to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Frank Thornberry.

Death Investigation

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 1:04 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located in the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park in Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the London Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 12:27 AM and discovered 2 year old Joseph Brock deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Death Investigation