Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Charges Breathitt Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Dustin J. Coomer, 29, on a charge relating to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Coomer 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 distributing sexually explicit images online. Continue reading KSP Charges Breathitt Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the Commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.

“Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility,” says KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “It can be a deadly combination if you’re not prepared.”

KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,772 crashes and 69 highway deaths in 2017. Continue reading KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

Beshear: Christmas Shopping Scammers Posing as Your Favorite Retailers

Kentuckians shopping online this Christmas season should be on the lookout for scam emails, Attorney General Andy Beshear warned today.

With Christmas shopping in full swing, and the National Retail Federation predicting spending to increase by more than 4 percent this season, Kentuckians say they are receiving what appear to be legitimate emails from popular retailers that are actually scams. Continue reading Beshear: Christmas Shopping Scammers Posing as Your Favorite Retailers

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

KSP Charges Letcher Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On November 30, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Charles E. Hall, 45, on charges related child sexual exploitation.

Hall was arrested as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect using social media to engage in sexual conduct and communication with a minor. Continue reading KSP Charges Letcher Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Missing Person Investigation / Whitley Co.

Brenda J. Harmon

UPDATE: Monday, December 03, 2018 Subject has been located.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Sunday, December 02, 2018 at approximately 8:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call of a missing person in the Wofford community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Jeremy Elliote learned that Brenda J. Harmon, 67, of Williamsburg has Alzheimer’s disease and left her residence around 4:00 PM, operating a gray 2004 Kia Sorento and has not been seen since.

Harmon is described as a white female 5’06, 193lbs, with blue eyes and gray hair.

A Golden Alert has been issued, anyone with any information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

Richmond Police Report Dec. 2, 2018

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Arrest: On 11/30/2018, police charged Hennessey Lashae Tevis, age 21, London, KY, for several offenses after responding to a stabbing in the area of Red House and Union City Road in Richmond.

On 11/29/2018 at approximately 2:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the above location to investigate a report of a male subject suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers found a male in the area suffering from visible stab wounds and immediately called for medical assistance. The male was then Continue reading Richmond Police Report Dec. 2, 2018

KSP, EKU Unveil New Digital Forensics Lab on Richmond Campus

(left to right) Dr. Ka-Wing Wong, Professor at EKU Computer Science Department; Kim Bradley, KSP Forensic Computer Examiner; Lt. Col. Jeff Medley, Kentucky State Police Technical Services Division Director and Dr. Michael T. Benson, Eastern Kentucky University President cut the ribbon to open a new digital forensics laboratory on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus on Nov. 30.

The Kentucky State Police have teamed up with Eastern Kentucky University to create a new digital forensics laboratory on the school’s Richmond campus. The laboratory will provide forensic examinations on electronic media for KSP investigators as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Continue reading KSP, EKU Unveil New Digital Forensics Lab on Richmond Campus

KSP Charges McCracken Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On November 29, 2018, at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Joseph Ashley, 45, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Ashley 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 sharing files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges McCracken Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Nov. 29, 2018

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen to Berea Police Department on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 around 6:45 p.m.

Deputy Jennifer Kermeen located the vehicle in the city limits of Berea and conducted a traffic stop. As Deputy Kermeen exited her vehicle the driver sped off which started the pursuit.

Deputy Kermeen pursued the vehicle on U.S. 25 south into Rockcastle County. The pursuit continued into Mount Vernon with the driver entering I-75 north bound with the Kentucky State Police assisting. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Nov. 29, 2018

KSP Charges Boyd Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On November 28, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Chad T. Trusty, 22, on charges related to the distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Trusty 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 Boyd Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Third Annual Food Drive

Richmond Police Dpt.

The Richmond Police Department in partnership with Walmart in Richmond will be conducting its 3rd annual food drive. We have a Richmond Police cruiser parked outside Walmart that is ready to stock full of food that is purchased and donated by our community to help others. All proceeds will go to God’s Outreach to help those in need. We will be running the food drive through the remainder of the holiday season and fill our cruiser with as much food as it will hold. When it is full, we will unload it into a truck and then hopefully fill it up again. To help, go to Walmart in Richmond and drop off any non-perishable goods in the bin located at the front of the grocery entrance, and we will do the rest! Continue reading Third Annual Food Drive

KSP/EKU To Open Digital Forensics Lab in Richmond

WHAT: News Conference and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for new Ky. State Police Digital Forensics Laboratory at Eastern Kentucky University

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Memorial Science Building, Room 184, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.

WHO: Lt. Col. Jeff Medley, Kentucky State Police Technical Services Division Director; Dr. Michael T. Benson, Eastern Kentucky University President; Dr. Ka-Wing Wong, Professor at EKU Computer Science Department.

WHY: Through a partnership between KSP and EKU, a satellite digital forensics laboratory of the KSP Electronic Crime Branch will be established to process evidence more efficiently for law enforcement in the eastern region of the state while providing students with advanced educational opportunities.

Berea Police Report Nov. 28, 2018

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Alcohol Intoxication: On 11/26/2018 officers were called to McDonald’s on Brenwood Street in reference to subjects arguing in the parking lot. They made contact with the subjects and one of them was intoxicated and became belligerent when they tried to speak to him.

Officers arrested 24-year-old Daniel Stachulski of Berea KY and charged him with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree. Continue reading Berea Police Report Nov. 28, 2018

Missing Person Investigation / Whitley County

Kristi B. Lee

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call of a missing person in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Gary Ridener learned that Kristi B. Lee,43, of Woodbine was last seen on Monday, September 10, 2018 and hasn’t been seen since.

Lee is a female white, 5’06, 120lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

KSP is asking anyone with any information or knows the whereabouts of Lee to contact Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

Berea Police Department launches Christmas with a Cop

Berea Police Chief David Gregory showing his support for Christmas with a Cop.

The Berea Police Department hopes to lend a helping hand to some needy Berea families with a new program: Christmas with a Cop.

Christmas with a Cop was a concept created by the officers in the department, according to Berea Police Chief David Gregory. They were looking for a way to help local families when the idea came to mind. “Ninety-nine-point nine percent of them said they wanted to do something to help families, to shop with them, and we’re going to do it,” Gregory said. Continue reading Berea Police Department launches Christmas with a Cop

KENTUCKY CONNECTION TO PARADISE WILDFIRE INSPIRES DONATION EFFORT

Ed Fortner

Paradise, California and Berea, Kentucky are 2,363 miles apart but the ongoing wildfire tragedy has shortened the distance between the two communities. Former Berea City Utilities Director Ed Fortner, who was also one of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency’s original board members and the former Vice President of Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association, recently took the position of District Manager for Paradise (CA) Irrigation District. The PID delivers water to approximately 10,500 municipal and residential/commercial customers. Continue reading KENTUCKY CONNECTION TO PARADISE WILDFIRE INSPIRES DONATION EFFORT

Citizens Police Academy Graduates

Last night was graduation night for the Citizens Police Academy. This was a great group of folks, and we enjoyed seeing them each week. Special thanks to KY Dept of Criminal Justice Training for partnering with us again this year. Without them, this program would not be a success. Thanks also to our partners at the Richmond Police Department, EKU Police Department, Kentucky State Police Post 7, and the Madison-County Sheriff KY. We can’t wait to do it again next year.