Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

Murder Investigation Update / Whitley Co.

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.

Troopers arrived on scene and located Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. Conner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Irvine Road (KY-52) near Bybee Loop Road in Madison County just after 1:50 pm July 2, 2019.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2008 Maroon Toyota Highlander, operated by Kimberly Isaacs, 35 years old of Irvine, KY, attempted to make a left turn into a driveway just east of Bybee, KY, when it collided with a 2011 Gray Toyota Camry that was traveling east, operated by Farris Marcum, 57 years old of Irvine.  As a result of the collision, Farris Marcum was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with injuries, and his passenger, Donna R. Marcum, 56 years old of Irvine, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner.

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New Kentucky Concealed Carry Law Now In Effect

Effective June 28, 2019, citizens of Kentucky were no longer required to have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth. The change came from the 2019 Legislative Session via Senate Bill 150, which removes the requirement for a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon (CCDW) permit. The new concealed carry law applies to those 21 years of age or older and otherwise qualified to carry a firearm in Kentucky. Restrictions on where the carry of weapons are permitted remains unchanged from the existing CCDW law.*

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KSP Increases Traffic Enforcement during the Fourth of July Holiday

 Kentucky State Police is participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Fourth of July holiday season.  Beginning on July 3, 2019 and extending through July 5, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. – KSP Troopers will be taking part in a national effort to increase officer presence on Interstate and U.S Highways. Occurring during specific high crash periods, troopers will focus on keeping the roads safe during times of holiday traffic.

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Prisoner Escapes from Work Release Detail / Rockcastle County

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On Friday, June 28, 2019 at approximately 1:17 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified that a Rockcastle County Jail inmate had escaped custody while working on a work release detail on KY HWY 1955 in the Red Hill community of Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Adam Hensley learned through an investigation that inmate Joseph D. Morris, 30, of Livingston, fled on foot from a Rockcastle County employee while mowing grass on Daughtery Ridge Road.

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Beshear: Tested Backlogged SAFE Kit Links Hardin County Man to Second Alleged Sexual Assault

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Testing of a backlogged Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kit has led to a Hardin County man’s second indictment, now in connection with an alleged 2014 sexual assault, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.

Thaddeus Artis, 37, of Elizabethtown, was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury Thursday on first degree rape, a Class B felony. 

Following testing of the victim’s backlogged kit, Beshear’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Cold Case Unit assumed prosecution of the case in September 2018 and began further investigating Artis.

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KSP Charges Pulaski Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On June 26, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Rex A. Doane, 34, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.

Doane 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 communicating with a juvenile online, exchanging illegal files and meeting the juvenile for illegal sexual acts.

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berea police report 6/26/2019

Counterfeit Money: The Berea Police Department have taken several reports in the last few weeks regarding counterfeit money being passed at businesses. Some fake bills look real but have the words “for motion picture use only” or “copy” written on them, and some do not. The counterfeit bills we have seen lately have been $10s and $100s.

People who have yard sales or make private transactions such as Facebook marketplace should use extra caution when receiving payment in cash.

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KSP Charges Wayne Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On June 25, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Cletius D. Jones, 30, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

Jones 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 communicating with an undercover investigator whom he believed to be a 14 year old female online. 

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Madison Co. Sheriff’s REPORT 6/25/2019

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office along with Richmond Police Department and the Kentucky State Police responded to a complaint of a reckless driver traveling on Boonesborough Road Sunday, June 23, 2019 around 1:00 p.m.

According to the complaint, the driver struck a vehicle on Interstate 75 and exited the interstate at mile marker 90, continuing to downtown Richmond. The driver stopped in traffic to confront and threaten a motorist before driving onto the lawn of First Presbyterian Church nearly striking two pedestrians. The driver drove into the parking lot of Combs, Parsons, and Collins where the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, RPD, and KSP made contact.

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Berea Police Report Jun. 24, 2019

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Drug Arrest:  On 06/22/2019 officers were called to Circle K on Richmond Road in reference to a subject passed out in the parking lot.  They were able to wake the subject and observed needles and suspected methamphetamine in plain view inside of the vehicle. 

Morphine pills, suspected heroin and more suspected methamphetamine was located on her person. 

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Beshear: Former Somerset Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Abusing, Neglecting Adult

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced the guilty plea of a Pulaski County woman on one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult, a Class C felony.

Ashley Grimes, 23, of Somerset, pleaded guilty in Pulaski Circuit Court June 20, acknowledging the abuse of a resident at the CAKY Somerset in Pulaski County, where she worked as a direct care professional. On July 28, 2018, Grimes sat on the victim while the victim was on the floor. 

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KSP Fallen Troopers, CVE Officers and Highway Patrolmen Honored at Annual Memorial Service

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders salutes the memorial of fallen troopers, officers and patrolmen.

 Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized the fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony on June 21. Held at the KSP Training Academy, this service honored the memory of the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

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Twenty Officers Graduate from Sergeant’s Course

Law enforcement officers from agencies across the commonwealth were recognized today for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

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KSP Charges Woodford Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On June 20, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, executed a search warrant at 105 Plum Tree Court, Versailles. Electronic equipment was seized and is pending a forensic examination.

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online and promoting the sexual performance of juveniles online.

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Beshear: Two Graves County Women Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding State Medicaid Program

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced two Graves County women have been indicted for allegedly submitting and approving false timesheets that defrauded the state Medicaid program. 

Last week, a Graves County grand jury indicted Kelli L. Frazier, 44, and Anna M. Pritchett, 55, both of Mayfield, each on one count of Kentucky Medical Assistance Program fraud, a Class D felony, and one count of theft by deception over $500, a Class D felony. A Graves County judge signed the indictments Wednesday. 

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