Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

Berea Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

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Shoplifting Arrests: On 01/21/2017 officers were called to Walmart in reference to two shoplifters. Store employees observed two females remove merchandise from the packaging before concealing it. The two then attempted to leave the store.

Officers arrested 44 year old Edna Sparks of Berea KY and 35 year old Christal Johnson of Berea KY.

They were both charged Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Richmond Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Death Investigation

Richmond police responded to a man hit and killed by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in Madison County near the 87 mile marker. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison says Charles Gilbert, 20, of Madison County, died in Sunday night’s crash. Cornelison said investigators think Gilbert was walking parallel to the slow lane when he was hit by a southbound semi near mile marker 87 in Richmond. Investigators don’t know why Gilbert was Continue reading Richmond Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Beshear Warns of IRS, Tax-Related Identity Scams

Scam Alert

As tax season begins, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families avoid falling victim to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax-related identity fraud.

The start date for electronic filing of tax year 2016 federal and Kentucky returns begins Jan. 23, 2017, and, as a Continue reading Beshear Warns of IRS, Tax-Related Identity Scams

KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

Death Investigation

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon after a vehicle was spotted in a Madison County creek, and is now conducting a death investigation.

KSP Post 7 and Madison County First Responders responded to Silver Creek at the end of Duck Branch Road near Poosey Ridge Road in rural Madison County, and located a Dark Gray Toyota passenger vehicle partially submerged in the water. A male was located inside the vehicle, and pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner Continue reading KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 10:30 this morning in reference to a fatal collision that occurred on KY 1781 in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that Johnnie Estep, 59 years old of Waynesburg, was driving a Silver Nissan Frontier south on KY 1781 near Broughtontown Road. The vehicle travelled across the oncoming lane of traffic before striking a tree off the left side of the roadway. Estep appeared to be unrestrained at the time of the collision, and Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Scam Alert

PHONE SCAM

On Friday, January 20, 2017 Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received several reports of a scam / fraud that targets victims by phone.

Victims are reporting that they were contacted by an automated call from Cumberland Valley National Bank advising that their credit card had been locked. The automated call advised the victims in order to unlock the credit card they had to enter their credit card number & social security number. All the victims are reporting that the phone call came from the same number (844-201- Continue reading Scam Alert

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On January 19, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen D. Preston, 67, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Preston 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 images Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Berea’s Volunteer Firefighters Fill Vital Role

Left Photo: From left, Berea Firefighter Rick Reichert helps Firefighter Brad Cole demonstrate the self-contained breathing apparatus at a recent training session of the Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad. The volunteers are a crucial part of the city’s fire protection.
Right Photo: Berea Firefighter Brad Cole gives some equipment tips to Madison Southern student Ryan Smith, who is a member of the city’s junior firefighter volunteer program.

They don’t get paid, and they don’t often receive the kind of recognition they deserve, but Berea’s volunteer firefighters have become an important element in insuring the safety of local citizens Continue reading Berea’s Volunteer Firefighters Fill Vital Role

Update to the Officer Involved Shooting and Murder Investigation

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Original Release: On January 13, 2017 at 10:44 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London received a call from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department needing assistance involving an officer involved shooting on U.S. 25W (south) in Williamsburg.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Whitley County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a shooting at 10:12 p.m. that occurred at a residence off of U.S.25W in Williamsburg. Two deputies arrived at the residence and entered Continue reading Update to the Officer Involved Shooting and Murder Investigation

Berea Police Report Jan. 11, 2017

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Drug Arrests: On 01/06/2017 an officer observed a vehicle parked after hours in the parking lot of Indian Fort Theatre.

There were three subjects inside of the vehicle, and one of them had an active arrest warrant. Inside of his wallet he had a small plastic bag with a white crystal substance. In the backseat where a female had been sitting, officers located a spoon with a white substance on it and a water vile. The third person in the vehicle showed several signs of impairment.

Officers arrested 32 year old Brandon Long of Berea KY, 33 year old Swan Halstead of Berea KY, and 29 year old Brandy Lanham of Berea KY. Halstead and Lanham were both charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 11, 2017

KSP Post 7 to conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints

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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 Continue reading KSP Post 7 to conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints

KSP Lab Employee Honored By Victim Advocacy Groups

Laura Sudkamp

A Kentucky State Police employee has been recognized by two advocacy groups for her work on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims throughout the state.

Laura Sudkamp, director of the Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory System, received a Champion for Justice Award on Dec. 2, 2016 from the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs Inc. (KASAP) and the Kentucky Coalition Against Continue reading KSP Lab Employee Honored By Victim Advocacy Groups