Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

3 Ways Syringe Exchange Could Impact the Local Heroin Epidemic

Berea Police Department Chief David Gregory (left) touched base with Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Slinker after the two lawmen addressed a Tuesday forum about a proposed syringe exchange program.

Last week at a forum staged in Berea by the Madison County Health Department, Berea Police Chief David Gregory addressed the merits of a proposed syringe exchange program.

Health and medical professionals at the meeting advocated the program to help prevent the spread of deadly communicable Continue reading 3 Ways Syringe Exchange Could Impact the Local Heroin Epidemic

UPDATE: KSP Conducts Missing Person Investigation in Madison Co.

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Update: The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post has confirmed that Mikayla R. Wolney, 16 years old of Berea, was located unharmed this afternoon in Indiana, and is being transported back to Kentucky.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper John Northern.

Original release below:
RICHMOND, Ky. (February 24, 2017) –The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing Madison County juvenile. Continue reading UPDATE: KSP Conducts Missing Person Investigation in Madison Co.

KSP Conducts Missing Person Investigation in Madison Co.

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing Madison County juvenile.

KSP Post 7 was called this evening and informed that Mikayla R. Wolney, 16 years old of Berea, did not return home from school today. The initial investigation indicates that Mikayla was last seen at approximately 8:00 am this morning when she got off the bus at Madison Southern High School. She was last seen wearing a white Madison Southern shirt and skinny blue jeans. Mikayla is described being 5’ 7” tall, 206 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes. She also has gauges in both ears, a small piercing in the top of her left ear, as well as a lip and nose Continue reading KSP Conducts Missing Person Investigation in Madison Co.

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED

On February 23, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Gary L. Weaver, 66, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Weaver 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 Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

First Woodland Arson Arrest of the Year

This spring’s first arrest for woodland arson was made Wednesday, February 22, by Sgt. Homer L. Pigman of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).

Sgt. Pigman arrested Johnathan Shepherd of no known address for allegedly setting a fire off HWY 1210. Mr. Shepherd was charged with KRS 149.380 (2)(3) setting fire on land owned by another and KRS 508.060 wanton endangerment in the first degree. This is a Class D Felony. Continue reading First Woodland Arson Arrest of the Year

Beshear Warns of Facebook Customer Service Scam

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians that a popular web search could result in them becoming a victim of a scam.

Reports suggest “Facebook customer service” is searched for about 27,000 times a month in the U.S. and scams linked to those searches are being reported.

“A quick online search for a Facebook customer service phone number could connect Kentuckians to a real, live con artist and not a legitimate Facebook employee,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians need to Continue reading Beshear Warns of Facebook Customer Service Scam

RICHMOND POLICE REPORT FEB. 22, 2017

ARRESTED & CITED

Burglary and Criminal Trespass: On 02/20/2017, Richmond police arrested Elicia Cooper,30 of Villa Drive Richmond, Kentucky with Burglary 3rd and Criminal Trespass 3rd, along with Peggy Eversole, 26 of Turpin Drive, Richmond, Kentucky.

Both were arrested at Richmond Walmart. Cooper had been trespassed in the past for shoplifting at Walmart.

Eversole was cited for shoplifting.

Cooper was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Continue reading RICHMOND POLICE REPORT FEB. 22, 2017

Richmond Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

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Robbery 1st Degree: On 02/17/2017, Richmond Police arrested Jesse Riddell 27 of North Madison Ave. and took him into custody for outstanding warrants. Riddell was the suspect in both recent robberies at CVS Pharmacy. and a search warrant for Riddell’s apartment on North Madison Ave. Officers located clothing worn by the suspect in the security video from both Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

Berea Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

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Alcohol Intoxication: On 02/19/2017 an officer observed two people at the Berea Skate Park just before 3:00am. Both subjects had a strong odor of alcohol and showed other signs of intoxication.

Officers arrested 18 year old Andrew Allen of Berea KY and 18 year old Randall Pigg Jr of Berea KY.

They were both charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

KSP Accepting Applications for Trooper Island Camp

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KSP is accepting applications for children to attend Trooper Island Camp this summer. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem- Continue reading KSP Accepting Applications for Trooper Island Camp

DOCJT graduates 21 dispatchers from Public Safety Dispatch Academy

Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 110th telecommunications academy class, Continue reading DOCJT graduates 21 dispatchers from Public Safety Dispatch Academy

KSP Death Investigation

Death Investigation

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 8:15 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Childers Ridge Road in McCreary County.

KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis arrived on the scene and discovered the victim Grover C. Abbot, 70, of Stearns deceased inside the residence.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. However, Continue reading KSP Death Investigation

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On February 16, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Joseph A. Koger, 28, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Koger was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison Co.

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Update: The Kentucky State Police has confirmed that Kenneth B. Huntzinger, 51 years old of Richmond, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the University of Kentucky Hospital this evening. He will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the KSP Critical Continue reading KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison Co.

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses


On February 15, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Robert M. McIntosh, 45, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

McIntosh 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 Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses