Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On May 6, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Reed E. Benningfield, 34, on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

Benningfield was arrested as the result of an anonymous tip to the KSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect had successfully installed a video recording device to capture a female child in the shower. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Lancaster Road (KY-52W) near Milton Lane in Madison County at approximately 8:00 am on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The initial investigation indicates that Marcus X. Lewis II, 18 years old of Harrodsburg, KY, was driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata toward Richmond, when the vehicle drove off the road, and collided with a tree. As a result of the collision, Marcus Lewis II sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner. Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

KSP Arrests Former Clark County High School Employee Following Theft Investigation

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post arrested a formed George Rogers Clark High School secretary on Friday, May 3, 2019 as a result of an investigation that began on January 28th.

The initial investigation alleges that Dixie Rigney, 61 years old of Winchester unlawfully took more than $219,000 from the high school over the course of ten years. It is Continue reading KSP Arrests Former Clark County High School Employee Following Theft Investigation

Berea Fire Department public service statistics for April 2019

The Berea Fire Department had a total of 62 calls in the month of April, including responses to strong storms that downed powerlines in the city. In addition, the department tested 365 fire hydrants, completed of 250 hours of training in categories like ventilation, forcible entry, driver’s training, pump operation, and water supply.

A Girl Scout troop and a group of Berea Community Elementary School students were welcomed to Station 1 for tours. Continue reading Berea Fire Department public service statistics for April 2019

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

On May 2, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Chad Crouse, 44, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Crouse 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 uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Berea Police Report May 1, 2019

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Public Intoxication: On 04/29/2019 officers were called to Walmart in reference to subjects in a parked vehicle smoking marijuana. Both subjects in the vehicle showed signs of impairment and marijuana was located in the car, along with a glass pipe and grinder.

Officers arrested 23 year old Bobby Couch of Manchester KY and 19 year old Madison Christopher of Manchester KY. They were both charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Continue reading Berea Police Report May 1, 2019

Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Awards $48,000 in Scholarships

College scholarships totaling $48,000 have been awarded to 26 Kentucky students by the Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship endowment.

Three, $5,000 scholarships each were awarded to surviving children of Kentucky officers who died in the line of duty. They include children of Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington (end of watch, Dec. 20, 1988), Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jason Cammack (end of watch, April 23, 2000) and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Walls (end of watch, Nov. 13, 2001). Continue reading Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Awards $48,000 in Scholarships

Richmond Police Report Apr. 26, 2019

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Attempted Murder Investigation: On April 26, 2019 at approximately 12:15AM, Richmond Police responded to a complaint of a gunshot being fired in the area of East Main St. and Short St. Upon arrival, police found a female victim that had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim was pregnant and was transported to a local hospital where the baby was delivered, and mother is being treated for her injuries. The victim has been identified as Kalin L. Burton of Richmond, KY.

Police have identified a possible suspect of Tyler J. Gibbs and we are continuing to investigate this case. We encourage anyone who may Continue reading Richmond Police Report Apr. 26, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled For April 27, 2019

The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are partnering on April 27, 2019 to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely.

“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands,” he notes. “That’s dangerous and often tragic. This event gives people the opportunity to turn in their prescription drugs safely and anonymously.” Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled For April 27, 2019

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Jackson County


The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday afternoon on HWY-3630 in Annville, KY.

The initial investigation indicates that Flora Grubb, 70 years old of Manchester, unintentionally drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle while she was pulling out of the Town & Country Market parking lot just before 4:00 PM. As a result of the collision, Don C. McQueen, 86 years old of Annville, who was a passenger in Grubb’s vehicle was fatally injured, and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner. Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Jackson County

Berea Police Report Apr. 23, 2019

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DUI Arrest: On 04/20/2019 officers were called to the area of Chestnut Street in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. The vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted on Richmond Road. The driver of the vehicle had a strong odor of alcohol and showed several other signs of intoxication.

Officers arrested 54 year old Jerry Locker of Berea KY and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 2nd Offense. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 23, 2019

Madison Co. Sheriff Report Apr. 22, 2019

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WANTED: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying four persons of interest pictured below in regards to a theft investigation from Silver Cliff Landscaping on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 around 3:50 a.m.

Anyone with information about this theft or can identify these persons are asked to contact Sergeant Josh Petry at 859-623-1511 or Madison County 911 at 859-624-4772.

Drug Arrests and Investigation / Laurel County

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On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at approximately 11:30 PM, Trooper Steve Walker stopped a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck on Cromer Ridge Road in Laurel County after he observed the operator commit several traffic violations.

Upon further investigation, Trooper Walker determined the operator Timmy L. Fields, 57, of East Bernstadt to be under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle approximately 2 ½ pounds of suspected methamphetamine was located along with drug paraphernalia. Continue reading Drug Arrests and Investigation / Laurel County

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week KSP Post 7 Honors Silent Heroes Behind The Headsets

Telecommunicators at the Kentucky State Police Post 7 in Richmond are being recognized along with more than 200,000 of their fellow communicators nationwide April 14-20 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

These silent heroes behind the headsets are more than just a voice on the other end of the line. They often save lives on a daily basis. In addition to taking calls for service, and relaying information to responding personnel, our telecommunicators have received Emergency Medical Dispatching, which allows them to give the caller instructions to help treat the patient until the emergency responders arrive. Continue reading National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week KSP Post 7 Honors Silent Heroes Behind The Headsets

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On April 17, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William C. Edwards, 29, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Edwards 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 possessing files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

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Fugitive from Another State: On 04/16/2019 officers were called to McDonald’s in reference to a suspicious person in the parking lot. The subject was located, and the officer recognized the subject and attempted to detain him because of an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer attempted to detain the subject, but he pulled away and attempted to run. He was stopped by another responding officer. He was placed under arrest and it was discovered that he had an active warrant out of Ohio. A female subject that was with him was also placed under arrest for outstanding warrants. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

Death Investigation / Laurel County

On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at approximately 7:46 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Sugar Lane in the Lily community of Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the Lily Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:25 PM and discovered Charles R. Barton, 58, of Lily deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Death Investigation / Laurel County