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Accepting Applications

Richmond Police Dpt.

Richmond Police Dpt.

The City of Richmond will be accepting applications for Police Officer from April 20th through May 13th.

To apply contact Human Resources at the link below or call 859 623-1000 Ext 1200.

http://richmond.ky.us/index.php/human-resources/employment-opportunities/93-departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/full-time/150-police-officer-sworn-position

Drug Arrest and Investigation

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On Friday, April 17, 2015 at approximately 1:52 AM, KSP SGT Steve Walker stopped a 2004 Ford Explorer for a minor traffic violation on KY HWY 80 West in Laurel County.

SGT Walker suspected that the driver, Shawn B. Asher, 26, of London was under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle, 28 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was located along with two (2) handguns, one (1) set of scales, a portable handheld police radio and a (more…)

Robbery Investigation

Robbery Investigation

Robbery Investigation

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at approximately 7:56 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a robbery at the Richard White Wood Products logging yard located off KY HWY 11 in Clay County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detective Nick Metcalf determined that two male subjects approached a Richard White Products employee as he arrived for work. The two males allegedly entered the office, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado company pickup truck with an undisclosed amount of company cash, as well as, an undisclosed amount of the victim’s personal (more…)

Update (Grand Jury Findings) – KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison County

Grand Jury Findings

Grand Jury Findings

Update: This morning, the Kentucky State Police investigation into the Officer Involved shooting that occurred on September 13, 2014, involving Jesse Aaron Gibbons, was presented to the Madison County Grand Jury.

A copy of the investigation will be available when the case is closed and submitted to the KSP Records Branch. All requests for the investigation will be (more…)

Richmond Police Report Apr. 15, 2015

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Drug Trafficking Charges: On 04/13/2015, police charged Kevin A. Johnson, age 44, Detroit, for drug trafficking offenses following a covert investigation.

In August and September 2014, the RPD Narcotics Unit purchased quantities of heroin from Johnson on two separate occasions during a covert investigation. On 4/13/2014, detectives charged Johnson for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2 counts. The charges were placed against Johnson at the MCDC where he was incarcerated on related charges stemming from an earlier incident.

On 04/08/2015, police stopped a vehicle being driven by Larry A. Smith, age 35, Race Street, for a traffic violation. Johnson was a passenger in the vehicle. During the course of the contact, officers recovered seven packets of heroin from the vehicle.

Smith and Johnson were both charged for Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree and lodged in the MCDC.
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On 4/13/2015, police charged Billy Chadwell, aka Billy Carpenter, age 35, Hallie Irvine Street, for drug trafficking following an investigation.

In July 2014, the RPD Narcotics Unit purchased quantities of heroin from (more…)

Death Investigation

DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

DEATH INVESTIGATIONS

According to Sheriff Mike Coyle, on April 14, 2015, at approximately 2:49 p.m. Sergeant Chris Sizemore and Deputy Phillip Sizemore were dispatched to a possible injury accident on Paint Lick Road. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a vehicle submerged in high water near 7078 Paint Lick Road.

Emergency crews from the Madison County Rescue Squad, Madison County Fire Department, Berea Fire Department and the Richmond Fire and Rescue were eventually able to get to the submerged vehicle to determine if the vehicle was still occupied or not.
After emergency crews made contact with the vehicle, they determine the (more…)

Flooded Road

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Flooding

Flooded Road: A section of Walnut Meadow Road is now closed near Peggy Flats Road due to flooding. We will have barricades put up shortly. Please use Peggy Flat Road onto Cooper Drive near tractor supply as a detour.

If you see a flooded road please do not try to go through it.The Berea Police Department also have several barricades and signs put up. Please do not drive around the barricades or parked police cars with lights on.

Berea Police Report Apr. 14, 2015

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Public Intoxication: On 04/13/2015 Officers were called to Spring Circle Drive in reference to a female in the middle of the road acting suspicious. She was located and near an apartment and appeared to be under the influence.

Officers arrested 28 year old Natasha Spires of Berea KY and charged her with Public Intoxication.
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Monday Member Spotlight

Will Gover

Will Gover

For today’s Monday Member Spotlight, we would like to introduce Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s Will Gover, one of our lieutenants. Will has been serving as BVFR 308 for our department since 2008, and was a member of the fire explorers in 2007. Will has been serving as a lieutenant for three years and has held many offices within the department, including president and vice president. Will is a career firefighter with Nicholasville Fire, is IFSAC 1&2 and IFSAC Instructor 1 certified, is an EMT, and is a Hazmat Technician.

Will is married to his awesome wife, Megan, and in his down time enjoys hunting, fishing and restoring classic vehicles. In the above picture, he is seen here with a 1945 Seagrave fire engine that served Berea from 1945 to the early 70s. The truck will be a future project of Will’s to restore to how it served.

Update – KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison County

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Update: This morning, investigators with the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post arrested and charged a Richmond resident with the murder of Francisco J. Martinez-Castillo.

As a result of the initial investigation, Billy J. Chadwell, 35 years old of Richmond, was arrested just before 2:00 am this morning. He is charged with Murder and is lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Jesse (more…)

Traffic Advisory

Berea Police

Berea Police

Traffic Advisory: On April 11, 2015 we will be hosting our annual Foot Pursuit 10K Race. The race starts at Farristown Middle and crosses Menelaus Road onto Mayde Road. Part of the course will go from Mayde Road across Highway 956 (Berea Bypass). The race starts at 9:00am and traffic in that area will be impacted. Please use caution and look out for our Officers who will be directing traffic as well as runners in the area. The race usually lasts about an hour.

Update (Autopsy) – KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison County

KSP

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Update: The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy this morning on the body that was recovered in Madison County on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. As a result of the autopsy, the victim was identified as Francisco J. Martinez-Castillo, 29 years old of Richmond.

Francisco J. Martinez-Castillo was last seen on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Richmond, KY and was reported missing to the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post on Saturday, March 21st. While the exact details about the victim’s death are still under investigation, it has been determined that his death does not appear to be accidental and (more…)

Corinth, Ky. Man Wins Calipari Mtrcycle Raffle‏

Fred Scheffler of Corinth, Ky WINNER

Fred Scheffler of Corinth, Ky WINNER

Paige Peel, an employee of Man O’ War Harley-Davidson in Lexington, Ky., picked the winning entry in the basketball-themed Coach Cal Road King motorcycle raffle on April 9. Fred Scheffler of Corinth, Ky. was selected as the winner. The raffle generated more than $65,000, which will be shared by the Calipari Foundation and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Project.

Update (Arrests Made) – KSP Investigates Escaped Inmates in Lee County

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UPDATE: The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post has been notified that the two inmates who escaped from the custody of the Wolfe County Jailer on March 25, 2015, are back in custody.

John Trent, 23 years old of Campton, was found yesterday, April 8, 2015, and arrested by the Clay City Police Department. Dallas Trent, 19 years old of Campton, was found this afternoon in Powell County and arrested by Trooper Britt Rollins from the KSP Morehead Post. Both individuals have been lodged in the Powell County Detention Center, charged with Escape 2nd Degree.

Original news release below:

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified that two inmates escaped from the custody of the Wolfe County Jailer, on HWY-498 in Lee County today.

The initial investigation alleges that cousins, Dallas Trent, 19 years old of Campton, and John Trent, 23 years old of Campton, escaped this afternoon (more…)

Collision on I-75

Collision

Collision

On the early evening hours of April 9. 2015 the Mount Vernon Fire Department along with Rockcastle EMS, Rockcastle Sheriff’s Office, KSP, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Constable Donnie Cope responded to the report of a collision on I-75 between commercial vehicles at the 53 mile (more…)

Berea Volunteer Fire & Rescue Welcomes New Members

L-R BVFR 307-James Clay,  BVFR 347- Anna Whitaker, BVFR 346- Zach Damrell, and BVFR 306-John Willis

L-R BVFR 307-James Clay, BVFR 347- Anna Whitaker, BVFR 346- Zach Damrell, and BVFR 306-John Willis

Berea Volunteer Fire & Rescue is very excited to welcome four new members to our ranks. Please join us in welcoming BVFR 306-John Willis, BVFR 307-James Clay, BVFR 346- Zach Damrell, and BVFR 347- Anna Whitaker.

KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison County

Death Investigation

Death Investigation

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 7:30 pm today, after a body was found in Silver Creek, near Curtis Pike in Madison County.

Investigators from KSP Post 7, Madison County Coroner’s Office, and the Madison County Rescue Squad responded to the scene, and recovered an unidentified male from the creek.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner, and the cause of death is currently under investigation.

The Kentucky State Police is asking anyone that saw 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 Trooper Jesse Armstrong.

Richmond Police Report Apr. 8, 2015

Richmond Police Dpt.

Richmond Police Dpt.

Assault Investigation Outcome: On 01/25/2015, at approximately 5:00 P.M., a complainant reported to Richmond Police that he had been assaulted at a local bar by several male subjects.

The complainant reported that he was at Jerzee’s, 122 E. Main Street, at approximately 12:30 A.M. when he was grabbed by three to four males who began hitting the complainant repeatedly in the head.

The incident involved students and football players from both EKU and UK.

The investigation into this matter was completed and presented to the Madison County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury heard testimony regarding the incident that occurred at Jerzee’s as well as a second incident that occurred (more…)

Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest

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On Tuesday, April 07, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, Troopers from Post 11 were investigating a methamphetamine lab complaint at a residence on KY HWY 92 East in Whitley County.

While conducting the investigation at the residence, a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro pulled in the driveway. When the operator later identified as Robert Mattie, 39, of Williamsburg observed the officers at the residence he backed out of the driveway and fled eastbound at a high rate of speed. KSP SGT Tony Dingess activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but Mattie refused to stop and a (more…)

Methamphetamine Lab Arrests

On Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at approximately 5:19 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received an anonymous tip about several subjects manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence on KY HWY 92 East in Whitley County.

Upon arrival troopers observed several individuals running from the residence into a wooded area. After a short foot pursuit all four (4) individuals were apprehended and taken back to the residence. Once back at the residence, officers located an active one step methamphetamine lab along with meth precursors and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested at the scene and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center were:

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