Burke Jevon Rhoads, 35, husband of Melissa Suzanne Mason Rhoads, of Sugar Creek Pike, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident while on duty as a officer with the Nicholasville Police Department. He was born July 2, 1979 in West Branch, Iowa, the son of Carolyn Ann Walker and Mark Edward Rhoads.
Burke was a member of St. Raphael Episcopal Church, NPD Honor Guard, a Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol, a Army Veteran and a Nicholasville Police Officer.
In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by three children, Jacquelyn, Bryan and Kevin Rhoads and three sisters, Tera Denial, Tristi Ellis and Miki Brockett.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Southland Christian Church with Rev. Johnny Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00AM until 1:00PM and 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Southland Christian Church.
Nicholasville Police Department will serve as Bearers and do honors at the cemetery.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at approximately 7:37 a.m. EDT, the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post received a report of a traffic collision involving a Nicholasville Police vehicle and two other vehicles in Garrard County. The collision happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Highway 27 in Garrard County, just south of the Jessamine County line.
The initial investigation indicates Officer Burke Rhoads, 35 years old of Nicholasville, was traveling south on HWY 27 in his issued Nicholasville Police cruiser. A White 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by Chasity Gordon, 41 years old of Lancaster, turned left off of HWY 1845, colliding with Rhoads’ vehicle, causing Rhoads to lose control. Rhoads travelled into the oncoming lane, and collided with a 2010 Black Cadillac SUV, operated by Sean Abraham, 47 years old of Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision→
On Monday, March 09, 2015 at approximately 6:15 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call for assistance from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on a possible barricade / hostage situation at a residence on KY HWY 834 in Wayne County.
Upon arrival, Troopers learned Theresa A. Williams, 47, of Bronston, KY was inside the residence and alleging that she had her husband held hostage.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Honor Guard is trying to raise money so they may go to Washingon D.C. to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial in May. Print off the ticket above and present it to your server on the specified date and time. Donations are also appreciated. Just drop by the Sheriff’s Office and ask for Sgt. Chris Sizemore to drop off your donation.
Drug Arrests: On 03/07/2015 Officers were called to Speedway in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. They located one subject sitting in the vehicle and one subject in the store, and both had slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence. Inside of the vehicle they located Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and several different pills. They also located rolling papers and needles.
Officers arrested 19 year old Cory Cope of Berea KY and 31 year old Christopher Shewmake of Berea KY. Shewmake was charged with Public Intoxication and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Cope was charged with the following… Continue reading Berea Police Report Mar. 10, 2015→
Berea Rescue and Berea Fire responded to a structure fire off of Walnut Meadow Road on 3-8-2015. Fire personnel responded to a barn fire and were able to quickly extinguish the fire, minimizing the damage done and isolating the fire to the attic area.
Stalking/Burglary Charges: On 03/02/2015, police charged Ivan C. Watts, age 30, no address given, Richmond, for burglary, stalking and several other offenses related to the improper contact with, and harassment of, a woman with who he has a child-in-common.
On Thursday, March 05, 2015 troopers from Post 11, along with Detectives from KSP Cannabis Suppression Unit executed two search warrants at two separate residences in Rockcastle County that yielded the arrests of eight (8) individuals also the seizure of a 2014 Nissan passenger car, twenty (20) firearms and $6,032.00 in US currency.
The first search warrant was executed at a residence on Kelsey Lane in Mount Vernon, KY where the following individuals were arrested.
On Thursday, March 06, 2015 at approximately 11:57 PM troopers from Post- 11, along with Laurel County Constable Denver Mays executed an arrest warrant at a residence located on US 25, eight (8) miles north of London in Laurel County.
Arrested on the warrant was Leonard Jones, 49, of East Bernstadt, KY and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense, Drug Paraphernalia Possession and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd.
The investigation began on Friday, February 27, 2015 after KSP SGT Steve Walker and Constable Mays conducted a traffic stop on Jones on an access road in the city limits of London. During the traffic stop Jones was placed in Continue reading Drug Arrest and Investigation→
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of February, 2015.
Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 1,283 citations, which included 102 for speeding, 4 for no child restraint and 69 for no seatbelts. There were 17 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Troopers issued 229 courtesy notices, assisted 444 stranded motorists, and investigated 47 traffic collisions while inspecting 1,162 vehicles. Detectives and Troopers also responded to and investigated 1,019 complaints, opened 44 criminal cases, and made 278 criminal arrests.
Richmond Post provides law enforcement service for Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Clark, Lee, Estill, Owsley and Jackson counties. To contact the Richmond Post you may call (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.
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.
Unlawful Imprisonment: On 03/02/2015 Officers were called to a disturbance at 100 Miracle Street, where the caller stated that a male subject forced a female into an apartment. The apartment was located and once inside they located both subjects locked in a bedroom. An investigation revealed that the female had been assaulted before she attempted to leave, and the male forced her back in the apartment. There was also a domestic violence order in place at the time.
Drug Charges: On 02/27/2015, police charged Craig F. Shearer, age 35, College Hill Road, for drug trafficking following a stop for a traffic infraction.
At approximately 7:14 P.M., an officer stopped a vehicle being driven by Shearer for disregarding a stop sign on Keri Ann Drive. During the course of the stop, officers learned that there existed a bench warrant for Shearer’s arrest from the Estill Circuit Court for violating the conditions of his release on bond in connection with pending criminal charges (Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Degree).
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeks 12 conservation officer recruits; applications being taken.
Applications are now being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 9.
The department plans to fill positions in Christian, Graves, Marshall, Henderson, Breckinridge, Cumberland, Marion, Grant, Casey, Johnson, Martin and Elliott counties.
Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields. Applicants are not hired as full-time employees until they pass a series of tests and Continue reading Job Opportunity→