Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Trooper Saves Woman from Flood Waters

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at approximately 9:44 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from Clay County 911 reporting that a vehicle had been swept away while traveling through high rising waters on Chop Bottom Road in Clay County.

Trooper Logan Wolfe, along with Manchester Police Officers Ryan Jackson and Jeremy Garrison, responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle about 200 feet out in swift- moving water with a female screaming for help. All three officers waded out to the vehicle and discovered three females trapped inside. Continue reading KSP Trooper Saves Woman from Flood Waters

Berea Police Report Feb. 25, 2019

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Assault Arrest: On 02/22/2019 officers were called to Circle K on Richmond Road in reference to a subject who had been cut with a knife. The assault was the result of an altercation that occurred in the Circle K parking lot. Officers were able to identify the offender and he was located at his home in Berea.

Officers arrested 20 year old Caleb Hendrickson of Berea KY and charged him with Assault 1st Degree. The victim was transported to the hospital by Madison County EMS. This incident is still under investigation. Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 25, 2019

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Beshear: 30-year-old Russell Springs Man Arrested, Charged with Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that a 30-year-old Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Michael John Davidson traveled from Russell County to Frankfort on Friday, Feb. 22 attempting to meet a minor for sex as part of the AG’s cyber unit’s undercover operation.

During the cyber investigation, Davidson sent sexual images of himself over the internet and discussed meeting the “minor” to perform sex acts. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On February 21, 2019, at approximately 4:34 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Brian R. Schramm, 48, on charges related to the distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Schramm 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 Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP to Host Free Car Seat Safety Check in Frankfort

Kentucky State Police will host a free car seat safety check event on February 28, 2019 at the KSP headquarters location (919 Versailles Road, Frankfort) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Troopers who will be performing the car seat safety checks have completed a training course and are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit that offers programs meant to help communities keep children safe from injuries. Continue reading KSP to Host Free Car Seat Safety Check in Frankfort

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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AG Cyber Crimes Unit Finds No Threat to Georgetown Middle School after Investigation

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit has determined after a thorough investigation that there is no threat against Georgetown Middle School in Scott County.

Earlier this week students and parents shared a post on Instagram about a threat against “GMS” that was to occur on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The post told students not to go to “GMS” because violence could occur. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Berea Police Report Feb. 19, 2019

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Disorderly Conduct/Drug Arrest: On 02/14/2019 officers were called to Elm Street in reference to arguing and causing a disturbance. The subjects were located walking on the roadway, and they were still yelling and screaming.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Clarissa Richmond of Berea KY and 34-year-old Samuel Lancaster of Berea KY.

They were both charged with Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree. Lancaster was in possession of a syringe and a small amount of suspected Methamphetamine. He was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 19, 2019

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On February 16, 2019, at approximately 4:09 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Milton Kruger, 41, on charges related to unlawful possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Kruger 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 had been communicating about his activities with juveniles online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Madison Co. Sheriff Report Feb. 16, 2019

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation on the Eastern Bypass around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, Deputy Jeff Bol deployed the Madison County Sheriff’s Office K-9 GoKu during the course or the stop. The deployment of the K-9 led to the seizure of suspected Buprenorphine, Dilaudid pills, Alprazolam, and digital scales. In addition, approximately $2485 in U.S. currency was seized. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff Report Feb. 16, 2019

KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

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The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Responded to a Theft of Mail Matter complaint near Georgetown in Scott County. After finding the suspect a pursuit started. This lead to shots being fired and later the suspect was apprehended.

A Scott County Deputy responded to a complaint of a person stealing mail in the area of Paris Pike. A deputy encountered the suspect vehicle, a grey 2003 Buick Le Sabre. When the deputy attempted to make contact with the suspect, the vehicle fled the scene. The deputy then began to pursue the suspect. The suspect was speeding and driving reckless toward Fayette County. Continue reading KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

On February 13, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William G. Randolph, 28, on a charge related to unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.

Randolph 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 had been communicating with a minor online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Investigation, Arrest of Tennessee Man on Sex Crimes by AG’s Cyber Investigators Leads to 25-year Federal Prison Sentence

A 2017 investigation and arrest of an online predator by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team has led to a 25-year federal prison sentence.

In October of 2017, cyber investigators arrested Billie Gene Spears, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, 47, after he traveled to Frankfort seeking sex with a minor. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

BURN BAN

Another forest fire hazard season will soon be upon us, and forestry officials are reminding people to be mindful of when and where they burn things.

This forest fire hazard season is February 15 through April 30.

During this time, it is illegal to burn any material capable of spreading fire between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Burning is also illegal within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land.

If you are unsure of whether you can burn or not, contact your local Kentucky Division of Forestry Office.

KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Ty’rell Pounds and Skylar Williams

On February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:24 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch was contacted by Gallatin County dispatch in reference to a 911 call from a witness, stating they observed a distressed female at a gas station that was forced into a vehicle by a male. The caller stated it appeared that the female was asking for help and that the vehicle then sped off traveling towards Interstate 71 Southbound. Troopers from Post 5 were dispatched to attempt to locate the vehicle, which was described as a dark colored Dodge Caravan with a Quebec registration plate. Continue reading KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Murder Investigation and Arrests

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On Monday, February 11, 2019 at approximately 11:39 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from Whitley County 911 about an individual that had been located deceased inside a building in the Williamsburg community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives located Billy R. Lawson, 45, of Williamsburg deceased of an apparent stab wound. Lawson was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

During the course of the investigation, Detectives developed three suspects: Jordan L. Miracle, 22, of Pine Knot, James L. Muse, 27, of Williamsburg and Jamie, C. Muse, 27, of Williamsburg. Continue reading Murder Investigation and Arrests

Berea Police Report Feb. 12, 2019

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Trespassing Arrest: On 02/09/2019 officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of Chestnut Street in reference to an unknown subject inside the victim’s home. The victim reported that he was gone from the home for a short time and located a male subject on his couch when he returned. The subject had entered the home through the victim’s front door which was unlocked. The subject was placed under arrest and showed several signs of impairment. He was also in possession of a small pipe and a small amount of Marijuana. Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 12, 2019

Mayor: Support services key to fighting drug epidemic

When it comes to solving the drug epidemic in Madison County, preventing youths from getting addicted in the first place is a key component to success. However, providing support and services for those who already struggle with drug addiction is another crucial piece of the puzzle, say local officials.

That was the message at a seminar last week hosted by Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) Madison County, which sponsored a series of presentations about the state of the drug epidemic in the region. Continue reading Mayor: Support services key to fighting drug epidemic