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“Stay in the Game” Media Campaign

Madison County Youth in Action

Madison County Youth in Action

Madison County Youth in Action is pleased to announce the kick-off of this year’s “Stay in the Game” media campaign to reduce underage drinking. The 2015 campaign coincides with graduation and summer break, a time when celebrations can turn dangerous for underage drinkers. Statistically, one-third (more…)

KSP Investigates Collision Involving School Bus

School Bus

School Bus

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a collision involving a school bus that happened around 3:48 p.m. this afternoon, on HWY 52, in Lee County.

The initial investigation has revealed that Timothy W. Osborne, 50 years old of Beattyville, was driving a school bus on Blaines Branch road. While making right turn on KY 52, the school bus crossed into the west bound lane, striking a 2006 Ford F-150 driven by Thomas R. Reese, 70 years old of Beattyville. Osborne then overcorrected, ran off the roadway and over an embankment. The bus was occupied by 20 children. One child was (more…)

KSP Charges Madison Co. Man With Attempting To Procure A Minor For Sex Online

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ARRESTED

On May 26, 2015, at approximately 5:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Richmond Police Dept., arrested Owen P. Taylor, 49, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer for sex.

Taylor 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 posting on a popular website. During the conversations, Taylor (more…)

Berea Police Report May 26, 2015

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Unlawful Transaction with a Minor: On 05/07/2015 Officers were called to Red Roof Inn in reference to drug activity.

After locating several people in the hotel room they arrested Natasha Graves and Michael Hafley on numerous charges.

Officers learned that one of the subjects they encountered during that investigation lied about her age and is actually 16 years old.

On 05/20/2015 Hafley was also charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st Degree.

Officers also charged 27 year old Ashley Lamb of Berea KY, who was also in the hotel room.
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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co. (Update)

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash

Update: The initial investigation has revealed that William G. Brewer of Richmond, lost control of his 1995 Chevrolet van while driving north bound on I-75 at the 97.2 mile marker. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and up an embankment overturning. As a result of the collision, the passenger a Patricia Hobson 54 years old of Irvine KY, was ejected from the vehicle, and sustained fatal injuries. Hobson was pronounced deceased at the scene by Madison County Coroner. The driver William G. Brewer was transported to University of Kentucky Hospital with non- life threatening injuries.

Original Release Below:

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal collision that happened just before 5:30 p.m. this evening on I-75 north bound at the (more…)

KSP Death Investigation

Death Investigation

Death Investigation

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 4:12 AM Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Wayne County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with three subjects located inside deceased at the Ridgewood trailer Court in Monticello.

The Monticello Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:56 AM and discovered the victims after extinguishing the flames.

The victims were identified as Hobert Piercy, 66, of Monticello, Laurina Piercy, 54, of Monticello and James Piercy, 36, of Monticello.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but no foul play is (more…)

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison County

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal collision that happened just before 5:30 p.m. this evening on I-75 north bound at the 97 mile marker in Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates that a single vehicle was traveling north bound on I-75 when it left the roadway. After overturning, the vehicle came to rest on the right side of the interstate.

As a result of the collision, one passenger was ejected from the vehicle, sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner. The other passenger was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life (more…)

KSP Conducts a Fire and Death Investigation

Fatal Fire

Fatal Fire

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called at approximately 6:51 a.m. EDT, on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in reference to a possible fatal house fire on Ann St. in Estill County.

Estill County Fire Department located two people deceased in the residence. The cause of the fire and deaths are under investigation.

The Kentucky State Police is asking anyone who observed any suspicious activity in the area or with any information to call (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Arson Investigator Pat Alford. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Irvine Fire Department, Irvine Police Department, Estill County Coroner’s Office, and State Fire Marshall Office.

Free Cook Out Dinner

Red Lick  Volunteers

Red Lick Volunteers

The Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department is holding their 2nd annual open house with a free cook out dinner (donation jar by the door). There will also be a dessert auction to help raise money for new turn out gear as their present gear is approaching 10 years old. The event will be Saturday May 23, 2015 at the fire station at 699 Red Lick Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. If any one wants to bring a home made dessert to be auctioned off please feel free to do so.

Richmond Police Report May 21, 2015

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Burglary Charges: On 05/18/2015, police charged Kayla Agee, age 31, and Elizabeth D. Rothwell, age 31, both of Race Street, in connection with a burglary that occurred in early May 2015.

On 05/15/2015, a resident of Madison Towers reported that sometime in late April or early May 2015, $1050.00 in cash and 18 hydrocodone pills had been stolen from her residence. The follow-up investigation established that the theft likely occurred on 05/02/2015 and Agee and Rothwell were identified as suspects in the (more…)

Drug Arrest and Investigation

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at approximately 2:08 AM, KSP SGT Bill Elliotte stopped a 2014 Nissan Altima on I-75 around the 11 mile marker in Whitley County after receiving a complaint of and observing the vehicle reckless driving.

After a roadside interview was conducted, SGT Elliotte suspected the driver Dewayne T. Farmer, 30, of Richmond, KY was under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle, suspected methamphetamine was located along with drug paraphernalia and a stolen handgun.

Farmer was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. He was charged with DUI, Possession of a Controlled (more…)

I-75 Wreck

Wreck

Wreck

May 19, 2015 around 1pm the Mount Vernon, Brodhead, Brindle Ridge and Berea Fire Departments responded to a injury accident on I-75 at the 71mm SB. The accident involved multiple tractor and trailers and one passenger car. Two drivers did not survive the incident.

I-75 Southbound Closed Due to Wreck

Crash

Crash

Kentucky State Police are reporting that I-75 Southbound lanes are closed due to a serious multi-vehicle collision involving tractor-trailers at the 73 mile marker. Police are saying A total of three vehicles are involved.

Police are detouring traffic at Exit 76 in Berea onto Highway 25 South around the crash scene. They estimate that the road will be closed for several hours.

KSP Participates in Multi-State Enforcement Initiative

KSP

KSP

The Kentucky State Police is participating in a combined enforcement effort with other state police agencies to target seatbelt use and proper child safety seat use. This combined initiative, known as the 6-State Trooper Project, runs from Monday, May 18, through Monday, May 25. In addition to the Kentucky State Police, other participating agencies will be the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

In the event of a crash, seatbelt use can increase your chances of survival by up to 60%.
An unbelted person hitting a windshield in a 40-mph crash would feel the same force as hitting the ground after falling off a five-story building.
Kentuckians pay over $2 billion each year for car crash victims. Citizens not (more…)

Monday Member Spotlight

Andy Hurt

Andy Hurt

Andy “Farmer” Hurt, BVFR 319 is today’s Monday Member Spotlight! Andy has been with Berea Rescue for 8 years, and is the current Secretary for our department. Andy, who’s known by the name “Farmer” at the firehouse, is a valuable member of our department as he’s over our maintenance. Andy is a (more…)

KSP Issues Golden Alert for a Madison County Woman

Golden Alert

Golden Alert

(UPDATE) A Golden Alert for a Madison County woman has been cancelled. Barbara Pollard was found near Kirksville Elementary School at approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight.

(ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW)
A Golden Alert has been issued for Barbara A. Pollard, 58 years old of Richmond, KY. Mrs. Pollard suffers from stages of dementia and was last seen in the area of Elk Garden Branch in Madison County at approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening. It is believed that Pollard left her residence on foot and she is described as a white female, approximately 5’7″ tall and weighing 120 lbs. She has hazel eyes, gray hair, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants.

Anyone with information about a possible location of Barbara Pollard is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at 1-800-222-5555 or at 859-623-2404.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Kenny Sandusky.

Free Cook Out Dinner

Red Lick  Volunteers

Red Lick Volunteers

The Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department is holding their 2nd annual open house with a free cook out dinner (donation jar by the door). There will also be a dessert auction to help raise money for new turn out gear as their present gear is approaching 10 years old. The event will be Saturday May 23, 2015 at the fire station at 699 Red Lick Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. If any one wants to bring a home made dessert to be auctioned off please feel free to do so.

KSP to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

KSP

KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley 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.

KSP Charges Estill Co. Man With Distribution Of Child Pornography

KSP

KSP

On May 13, 2015, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 7-Richmond and the FBI, arrested Alexander A. Ramos, 31, for charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Ramos 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 of child sexual exploitation online. This included videos of sexual acts involving children.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Ramos’ residence on May 13, 2015. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is (more…)

Update (Additional Arrests Made) – KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Clark County

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ARRESTED

There have been additional arrests made as a result of an ongoing murder investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post.

Kristi A. Mattingly, 45 years old of Richmond, was arrested this morning by KSP and has been charged with Murder and Attempted Murder. Mattingly has been lodged in the Clark County Detention center.

Kirk A. Garrett, 47 years old of Richmond, and Christopher W. Coleman, 35 years old of Richmond, were located and arrested last night by Columbus Police Department, following a tip about their possible location. They have been lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center in Ohio, and are (more…)

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