Robbery/Theft Arrests: On 02/02/2015, police charged Kimberly Kirby, age 51, and Melinda Osborne, age 34, both of Walnut Creek, Berea, for offenses related to a shoplifting incident that occurred a week earlier.
On 01/25/2015, an employee of Kroger, Richmond Plaza, reported that two females, later identified as Kirby and Osborne, were observed exiting the store without paying for several items of merchandise in their possession. Kirby exited first and entered a vehicle at which time she was confronted by two store employees. Kirby refused to cooperate and accelerated her vehicle rapidly in reverse, nearly striking both employees. The vehicle then began to flee from the scene, nearly striking two occupied vehicles, before stopping to pick-up Osborne, who had exited Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 3, 2015→
The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to the scene of a structure fire on Low Gap Road in Rockcastle County this morning around 8:00 AM. MVFD personnel where assisted at the scene by Pongo, Western Rockcastle and Brodhead with extinguishment of the fire. The occupant of the structure did not escape the fire and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner. Kentucky State Police are in charge of the investigation.
On Tuesday, February 03, 2015, at approximately 7:54 AM Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Low Gap Road in Rockcastle County.
KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis along with Detective John Barnett arrived on the scene and discovered the victim Morris Cromer, 55, of Mount Vernon deceased in the bedroom area of the residence.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time however, foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow in Frankfort.
UPDATE: The Golden Alert for Curtis “Curt” J. Rose 83, of Waco, KY has been cancelled. Mr. Rose was found in good condition at approximately 2:50 am this morning in Cabell County, WV.
Original news release below:
(Richmond, Ky.) – A Golden Alert has been issued for Curtis “Curt” J. Rose 83, of Waco, KY. Mr. Rose suffers from stages of dementia and was last seen in the area of Dreyfus Road in Madison County at approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Rose is described as a white male, approximately 6’1″ tall and weighing 240 lbs. He has brown eyes, gray hair, and may be wearing glasses. Rose was last seen driving a Red 2011 GMC Sierra Extended Cab pickup, with a KY license plate of 101-MKF. The vehicle has damage to the Continue reading Elderly Madison County Man Found in West Virginia→
Drug Arrests: On 01/31/2015 Officers were called to McDonald’s on Brenwood Street in reference to suspicious activity in the parking lot. They located a male and female who both had slurred speech and appeared to be unsteady on their feet. The female was also in possession of prescription medication that did not belong to her. Both were placed under arrest and Officers later discovered they were in possession of 23 Oxycodone tablets and 18 Alprazolam tablets.
Officers arrested 37 year old Evelyn Long of Evarts KY and 44 year Anthony Carr of Kenvir KY. They were both charged with Public Intoxication, Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree, and Trafficking Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. Long was also charged with Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug and Prescription Controlled Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 3, 2015→
Wanted: On 01/22/2014 this subject attempted to steal $252.43 in meat from Save a Lot. This subject is wanted for Robbery 2nd. The suspect got out of the small red vehicle in the photograph. If you know his name call Patrolman Sharp at 859 623-1162. Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 2, 2015→
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of January, 2015.
Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 2,544 citations, which included 193 for speeding, 8 for no child restraint and 176 for no seatbelts. There were 31 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Troopers issued 398 courtesy notices, assisted 69 stranded motorists, and investigated 56 traffic collisions while inspecting 1,789 vehicles. Detectives and Troopers also responded to and investigated 1,013 complaints, opened 71 criminal cases, Continue reading KSP, Richmond Post, Activity for January 2015→
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 Golden Alert has been issued for Curtis “Curt” J. Rose 83, of Waco, KY. Mr. Rose suffers from stages of dementia and was last seen in the area of Dreyfus Road in Madison County at approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Rose is described as a white male, approximately 6’1″ tall and weighing 240 lbs. He has brown eyes, gray hair, and may be wearing glasses. Rose was last seen driving a Red 2011 GMC Sierra Extended Cab pickup, with a KY license plate of 101-MKF. The vehicle has damage to the right and left rear quarter panel and a diamond plated toolbox in the bed.
Anyone with information about a possible location of Curtis J. Rose is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at 1-800-222-5555 or at 859-623-2404.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Aaron Hall.
Berea Fire and Berea Rescue responded yesterday (Jan. 31, 2015)as mutual aid for a structure fire in Rockastle County off of Flat Gap Rd. Flames were extinguished and no injuries occurred. Brindle Ridge, Mount Vernon, and Brodhead Fire departments also responded.
Earlier this afternoon (Jan. 29, 2015), Mount Vernon and Brodhead Fire Departments responded to a possible apartment fire on West Main Street in Mount Vernon. Upon arrival, smoke was observed coming from an upstairs apartment. Fire crews made entry to the apartment and begin a quick search Continue reading Apartment Fire→
Drug Arrests: On 01/27/2015, police charged Duran A. Estill, age 48, Belmont Drive, and Christopher R. Dean, age 39, Turpin Drive, for drug offenses following an investigation at a local motel.
At approximately 9:11 P.M., Bike Patrol officers investigating reports of drug trafficking from a local motel room made contact with Estill and Dean at the room. A subsequent search of the room produced small quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana along with drug paraphernalia commonly utilized in the trafficking of controlled substances, such as packaging materials and scales. Drug use paraphernalia was also found throughout the room, which was rented by Estill. A search of Dean’s person produced a small amount of methamphetamine and two Continue reading Richmond Police Report Jan. 28, 2015→
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted by Estill County Dispatch just after 10:30 pm last night, in reference to a male that had been shot on Sugar Hollow Road in Estill County.
The initial investigation indicates that Millard E. Dixon, 47 years old of Irvine, was fatally shot during an altercation with his elderly father. The shooting occurred inside his father’s residence at 115 Sugar Hollow Road in Irvine, just before 10:30 pm last night, Tuesday, January 27th. Following the shooting, Dixon was transported to Marcum and Wallace hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. There have not been any arrests made or charges filed against Continue reading KSP Conducts Fatal Shooting Investigation→
The City of Berea is now accepting applications for two positions.
SEASONAL PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER
Applicants MUST be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid KY Drivers License, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), be able to lift 50 pounds, and be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays from March-October. Applications are available online or may be picked up at City Hall, 212 Chestnut Street or Berea Parks & Recreation, 8 Pirate Parkway. For questions, please call the Parks & Recreation office at (859)986-9402. The City of Berea is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Certified Drug-Free Workplace.
Deadline for applications is 4:00pm on Friday, February 6, 2015
Applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age, hold a valid Kentucky Drivers License, and have a high school diploma (or equivalent). Applications are available online or may be picked up at City Hall, 212 Chestnut Street. The Continue reading Job Opportunity→
The Brodhead Fire Department cleared the scene of an early morning trailer fire on Fuzzy Duck Rd. No one lived in the residence at the time of the fire. Brodhead fire responded with Engine 11, Tanker 14, Tanker 15 and Rescue 13 with 7 firefighters. BFD was assisted at the scene by Mount Vernon Fire Department. No injuries occurred and all units returned to service.
DUI/Drug Arrest: On 01/22/2015 Officers were advised of a reckless driver on Paint Lick Road. They located the vehicle on Jefferson Street and observed that it was weaving in the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted after the vehicle drifted into the opposing lane and nearly ran on to the sidewalk. The driver of the vehicle had slurred speech and seemed disoriented.
Officers determined that the driver was under the influence and they arrested 62 year old Betty Speaks of Stanford KY. She was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense as well as other traffic offenses. A passenger in the vehicle also had slurred speech and was Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 27, 2015→