Berea Police Department Chief Eric Scott was introduced to the Berea City Council Tuesday, noting he hopes citizens will feel free to communicate with his department and officers. “I”m excited to get going,” Scott said. “My office is right next door for anyone who feels the need to come by and stop to speak with us. If you guys have any concerns in the community please let us know, because we’re definitely going to address as much as we can as soon as we can.”
Scott got a laugh from council members and Mayor Fraley with his response to a request from Councilman Ronnie Terrill, who asked for Scott’s cell number. “911 is always the emergency number if you need me,” Scott joked.
Honored and Humbled: That’s how Department of Criminal Justice Class Coordinator Lee Ann Boyle says she felt after receiving word of her nomination for the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Boyle received the honor during the network’s September 2019 conference. The designation is reserved for those who spend no less than 20 years in direct support and/or service to the law enforcement community.
Need to report suspected illegal activity related to fish, wildlife or boating to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources? Now, there’s an app for that.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with tip411 to offer the public a way to submit anonymous tips using the new KFWLaw smartphone app or by text message and the web. Similar technology has helped reduce crime in communities nationwide.
Update: The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing their investigation into the death of Joseph Isaacs.
As part of the ongoing investigation an autopsy was performed this morning at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort. As a result of the autopsy, the human remains located yesterday in Jackson County have been identified as Joseph Isaacs, 54 years old of McKee, KY., who was reported missing on November 2, 2019.
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card: On 11/03/2019 officers were called to Save A Lot in reference to a stolen credit card that had been used. The victim reported that he had lost a credit card and that it had been used at three different businesses.
The offender was captured on video surveillance and officers were able to identify her. She was located at her residence and the stolen credit card and purchased items were recovered.
Officers arrested 37 year old Miranda Cole of Berea KY and charged her with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card U/$500. She also had an outstanding arrest warrant.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified just before 10:00 am this morning after a possible body was located off of Rock Lick Road.
The initial investigation indicates, an unidentified body has been recovered after being found near the side of the road. The remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification.
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/post7checkpoints/
With October being Fire Prevention Month, the Berea Fire Department conducted several public relations events, including visits to the local Girl Scouts, Madison County Public Library, Silver Creek Elementary School, Shannon Johnson Elementary School, the Berea College Child Development Lab, Cool Rides, Sunshine Friends, Farristown Church, Berea Head Start, and a home school group of about 25 students. The department also assisted with the 9/11 Never Forget exhibit at Farristown School.
Total reported crimes were down in Berea for the month of October 2019, according to recently released public service statistics.
The numbers continue a trend that stems back to August, in which reported crimes have steadily declined. In contrast, the number of reported vehicle collisions was up October compared to the previous month, according to police.
The Kentucky State Police, London Post which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at 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.
The Kirksville Volunteer Fire Department has received $53,600 worth of new equipment from the Gary Sinise Foundation’s First Responders Outreach program. This grant provided eight MSA G1 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus along with face pieces and spare cylinders. The apparatus allows firefighters to breathe clean air while operating in hazardous environments. This grant allowed the department to replace outdated equipment with modern technology, thus providing a quicker and safer way to respond to emergencies.
On October 26, 2019 at approximately 10:21 PM, The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London Post was notified by Clay County 911 of a one vehicle injury accident on HWY 149 Lockards Creek Road in the Manchester area of Clay County. The collision resulted in one fatality.
The initial investigation indicates that a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Jose A. Montero, 48 years old of Manchester, KY, was traveling south on Highway 149 Lockards Creek Road. Mr. Montero lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line and struck a deep ditch and the impact caused the vehicle to go airborne and over turn.
On Saturday October 26, 2019 at approximately 07:19 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was contacted by Rockcastle 911 requesting assistance on two gunshot victims on Mohawk Lane in Rockcastle County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that two victims were shot on Mohawk Lane Road shortly after 7 AM. The victims sustained non-life threating injuries. The suspect is yet to be identified.