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Berea Police Report Apr. 7, 2015

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Alcohol Arrest: On 04/07/2015 Officers were called to Lena Street in reference to an intoxicated male walking down the street. The subject was located between two houses in the area, and had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol.

Officers arrested 31 year old Randy Gabbard of Berea KY and charged him with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.
(Click read more for more police reports) Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 7, 2015

Death Investigation

Death Investigation
Death Investigation

On Monday, April 06, 2015, at approximately 7:04 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call of an abandoned vehicle on Crooked Creek Road in rural Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, Troopers determined the vehicle was connected to a missing person from Fayette County. After a search of the immediate area, a body was discovered a short distance away and was later identified as Amelia E. Jones, 41, of Lexington.

The cause death has not been determined at this time, but foul play is not Continue reading Death Investigation

KSP Post 7 Combats Distracted Driving with Operation R.A.I.D.

Distracted Driving Month
Distracted Driving Month

April is the ‘National Distracted Driving Awareness Month’ and the Kentucky State Police is combating distracted driving with an enforcement campaign called Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways). The effort was developed by KSP Commanders across the state to target driving behaviors that cause most crashes in Kentucky. Operation R.A.I.D. began on April 1st and runs through April 30th.

KSP Director of Operations, Lieutenant Colonel Jack Miniard says the unique aspect about Operation R.A.I.D. is that although it will have the same objectives, each post will have a different operational plan based on crash Continue reading KSP Post 7 Combats Distracted Driving with Operation R.A.I.D.

KSP, Richmond Post, Activity for March 2015

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of March, 2015.

Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 1,281 citations, which included 81 for speeding, 4 for no child restraint and 91 for no seat-belts. There were 32 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Troopers issued 290 courtesy notices, assisted 118 stranded motorists, and investigated 58 traffic collisions while inspecting 1,180 vehicles. Detectives and Troopers also responded to and investigated 1,320 complaints, opened 59 criminal cases, and made 269 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.

Richmond Police Report Apr. 6, 2015

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Hit & Run/Drug Charges: On 04/03/2015, police charged John D. Farthing, age 22, Four Mile Avenue, for several offenses following two hit and run collisions.

At approximately 2:43 P.M., officers were dispatched to investigate two hit and run traffic accidents on E. Main Street. The first occurred at the intersection of Smith Ballard Street and E. Main Street. A pickup truck being driven by Farthing turning from Smith Ballard Street onto E. Main Street (eastbound) struck an eastbound passenger car in the right front side. The collision sent the passenger car Continue reading Richmond Police Report Apr. 6, 2015

KSP to Conduct Safety Checkpoints

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KSP

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://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post7_checkpoints.htm

Monday Member Spotlight

Johnathan Dooley
Johnathan Dooley

Monday Member Spotlight! Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue would like to introduce Johnathan Dooley, BVFR 305!

Johnathan was a member from 2006 to 2009, and returned to the squad in August of last year. John received his EMT-B in 2010 and is First Aid and CPR certified. Johnathan works for Berea City Street Department and, when he’s not working hard with the volunteers, he enjoys hiking, building furniture, and doing martial arts.

We’re proud to call Johnathan our brother in the fire service!

Richmond Police Department Receives Grant

Richmond Police Dpt.
Richmond Police Dpt.

The Richmond Police Department has received a $15,000.00 grant to enforce Distracted Driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety, nearly 80% of crashes and 65% of near crashes involve some form of distraction within three seconds before the event. There were over 52,500 crashes resulting in over 9,000 injuries and 163 fatalities due to distracted driving. House bill 415 bans texting for all ages. For drivers under 18 no cell phone use is allowed while driving.

Distracted driving can be:
Reaching for an object
Using Music Controls
Reading or writing Continue reading Richmond Police Department Receives Grant

Resident Drowns in Floodwaters

KSP
KSP

On Friday, April 3, 2015, just before 10:00 am EDT, Lee County Dispatch was notified that a vehicle was swept off of HWY KY-52 near Old Landing Road, and traveled out of sight into Sinking Creek.

Lee County first responders, including the Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and the Fire & Rescue responded to the area and began searching for the vehicle.

The Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, and Lexington Fire Department were contacted by Lee County authorities and responded to the scene to assist with the search.

As the floodwater’s receded, the vehicle was found submerged in the creek, just before 7:00 pm EDT. The vehicle was recovered and a female was found Continue reading Resident Drowns in Floodwaters

Berea Officer Graduates

Lt. Leann Boyle
Lt. Leann Boyle

Lt. Leann Boyle of the Berea Police Department recently graduated from the Criminal Justice Executive Development Class XVII. This Class is a 5 week intensive learning for Police Administrators taught by instructors from DOCJT, and Professors from EKU. The Berea Police Department is proud of her accomplishments, and the leadership she will bring to the Berea Police Department.

Richmond Police Report Apr. 3, 2015

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Theft Charges: On 03/31/2015, police charged Lindsey McDonald (female), age 26, Foxhaven Drive, in connection with the theft of drugs.

At approximately 5:40 P.M., an officer was dispatched to Walmart to investigate a theft of controlled substances. Upon arrival, the officer met with a Walmart representative who reported that he had uncovered a theft committed by McDonald, an employee of the store. It was learned that on two occasions between 03/23/2015 and 03/24/2015, McDonald had stolen a total of 120 oxycodone pills and two Continue reading Richmond Police Report Apr. 3, 2015

Arrest Made in the Union City Church Theft

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that Michael Lee Lakes was arrested last night by the Lexington Police Department. This arrest would not have been possible without the help of all the agencies working together. We would like to thank the Lexington Police Department and the Kentucky State Police for the assistance in bring this suspect into custody.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has charged Mr. Lakes for Theft by unlawful taking from a vehicle (felony) and Criminal Mischief 2nd involving the Union City Church Theft.
Mr. Lakes is currently in the Fayette County Detention Center on charges from the Lexington Police Department.

Richmond Police Report April 1, 2015

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Wanton Endangerment Charge: On 03/31/2015, police charged Thomas D. Moyer, age 53, Lexington, for wanton endangerment in connection with a road rage incident.

At approximately 5:00 P.M., officers were alerted to a report that a motorist was following another motorist on I-75 that had pointed a firearm at him. The caller reported to the dispatch center that the offender had cut him off on I-75 north near mile marker 69, nearly causing a collision. The offender then pulled beside the caller and pointed a small handgun at him before speeding away. The caller continued to follow the offender who left the interstate at exit 83 Continue reading Richmond Police Report April 1, 2015

Berea Police Foot Pursuit 10K

BPD 10K
BPD 10K

Registration is now open for the annual Berea Police Foot Pursuit 10K.

The BPD Foot Pursuit 10K Run & 5K Walk will take place on Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Farrristown Middle School 751 Farristown Industrial Drive Berea, KY. Start Time will be 9:00am and end at 11:00am. Price: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee. Registration ends April 10, 2015 at 5:00pm. Click on the following link for registration form. http://bereaky.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-10K-Flyer.pdf

This race will be benefiting the Supporting Heroes Foundation. Their mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty – by caring for the loved ones that they leave behind.

Berea Police Dept. Report Mar. 31, 2015

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Alcohol Arrest: On 03/31/2015 Officers were called to a noise complaint on Chestnut Street in the early morning hours. There were several subjects at the home who were outside yelling and causing a disturbance. One of the subjects was visibly intoxicated and refused to go back inside of his residence, and instead continued to yell.

Officers arrested 19 year old Christopher Mathew Boone of Richmond KY and charged him with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and Disorderly Continue reading Berea Police Dept. Report Mar. 31, 2015

Monday Member Spotlight

Brandon Buckner
Brandon Buckner

It’s Monday, and today’s member spotlight is Berea Volunteer Fire & Rescue 304, Brandon Buckner!

Brandon has been a member since 2012, and is a 150hr certified firefighter and an EMT. He is also a Confined Space Rescue Technician, and has been a top-five responder over the last two years.

Brandon is an EMT for Laurel County EMS. Thank you, Brandon, for your dedication to the preservation of the gift of life, and for all your hard work!

Richmond Police Report March 30, 2015

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RSP Charge: On 03/29/2015, police charged Allen G. Fraley, age 27, Big Hill Avenue, in connection with a theft that occurred in November 2014.

On 11/10/2014, a resident in the 100 block of Woods Trail reported that an Apple iPad 2, black in color, 16GB, in a dark gray smart cover case, had been stolen from her parked vehicle over the weekend. There were no signs of forced entry.

On 03/29/2015, the investigating officer developed Fraley as a suspect in the case. On the same date, the officer contacted Fraley at his residence to inquire about the iPad but was unsuccessful in his attempts to locate it. A Continue reading Richmond Police Report March 30, 2015

Structure Fire

Structure Fire
Structure Fire

At around 10 pm March 30th the Mount Vernon Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire on Terry Street in the city of Mount Vernon. En-route Chief Bales observed heavy fire conditions.

No injuries occurred and MVFD was assisted at the scene by automatic aid from Brodhead Fire Department.

The fire is currently under investigation.