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The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London has received several reports of a scam / fraud that targets victims on the internet.
The scam/fraud is being referred to as “Esteemed Secret Shopper”. Victims are reporting that they were sent a fraudulent check by mail to deposit in their bank account in order to purchase pre-paid credit cards at various local businesses in the area. Victims are told this is part of a private company that evaluates employee performance and reports back to their supervisors. After the cards are purchased, the victims are asked to text the card information to different phone numbers that were provided to them by “Esteemed Secret Shopper”. For the victim’s participation, they are told to keep a portion of the money only (more…)
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Lincoln County, just after 8:00 am this morning.
The initial investigation indicates that Jessica R. Moberly, 34 years old of Crab Orchard, was driving north on KY-643 in a 1992 Chevrolet S-10. Moberly attempted to cross US-150 and drove into the side of a commercial vehicle that was traveling west. The impact of the collision caused Moberly to be ejected from her vehicle. Moberly was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lincoln County Coroner. It does not appear that she was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Jeff Stith. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County EMS, Lincoln County Fire and Rescue, and the Lincoln County Coroner.
The Berea Fire Department is currently selling the shirts pictured below to raise money for their annual Toy Drive and Breast Cancer Research. The short sleeve shirts are $15 and the long-sleeve are $20 (extended sizes, 2X and up, add $2).
For more information or to place an order, please call Fire Station #1 at 986-2898 or Fire Station #2 at 986-3375. Deadline for orders is Friday, November 7, 2014.
KSP Driver’s Testing Branch Closure
WHAT: The written and road exams will not be administered in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, Jessamine, Madison and Clark Counties on Friday, October 31, 2014.
WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014
WHERE: The KSP Driver’s Testing Branches in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, Jessamine, Madison and Clark Counties.
WHY: The offices will be closed due to mandatory training of driver’s testing personnel.
According to Sheriff Mike Coyle, deputies received the call at 10:46 p.m. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 931 South Dogwood Drive in Berea, Kentucky. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found the victim; Daryl Pigg had been shot multiple times. Mr. Pigg was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. The condition of the victim is unknown at the time of this press release.
The suspect was identified as John H. Durham, age 67, 931 South Dogwood Drive, Berea, Kentucky. He was charged with assault 1st degree and lodged into the Madison County Detention.
The investigation is still under investigation.
Mount Vernon, Brindle Ridge, Brodhead and Berea Fire Departments responded to a residential structure fire today on Flat Gap Rd. Multiple departments responded due to low manpower during day time responses.
No injuries occurred and all personnel have returned to service.
Parole Violation and Hindering Arrests: On 10/27/2014, police charged Jeffrey S. Marcum, age 40, N. Second Street, for fleeing and evading police and Amanda C. Parker, age 33, for hindering his apprehension.
On 10/21/2014, RPD Detectives investigating another offense went to Parker’s residence on N. Second Street in search of a party other than Marcum. Unbeknownst to the detectives, Marcum was at the residence. At the time, Marcum was wanted on a Parole Violation warrant. Parker intentionally delayed and distracted the detectives in an effort to prevent Marcum from being discovered and arrested. Marcum then ran from the rear of the home and escaped arrest despite officers’ attempts to locate him.
On 10/22/2014, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Parker for Hindering Apprehension 2nd Degree. At the same time, a warrant was issued for (more…)
Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Berea and Richmond will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on October 31, 2014.
With that in mind, RPD would like to offer the following tips to ensure a safe and fun event for the youngsters.
Drug Arrests: On 10/22/2014 Officers were at a residence in the 200 Block of Washington Street following up on a complaint. As they were attempting to make contact with someone at the home, they observed someone run out the back door. The subject was located a short distance away and this led to a search of the home. Inside of the residence they located 13 separate bags of Marijuana inside of a larger bag, scales, rolling papers and packing materials. Officers learned that one of the subjects flushed some Marijuana before they entered the home. The total weight of the seized Marijuana was 14.0 oz.
Officers arrested 32 year old Jacqueline Cain of Berea KY, 20 year old David Lawrence of Gross Point Farms MI, and 21 year old V’Sean Crump of Detroit MI. All three were charged with Trafficking in Marijuana over 8 oz, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lawrence was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.
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The Berea Fire Department, the Berea Volunteer Fire & Resuce, alongside the Forestry Service, kept a forest fire in the Scaffold Cane area from spreading out of control Monday afternoon (10-27-2014).
Around an acre of forest was burnt but no structures were involved.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.
“The crime of copper wire theft from lights that illuminate our roadways is literally highway robbery of Kentucky drivers,” KSP Major Mike Crawford said at a news conference today. “This type of theft results in damage that far (more…)
MVFD, Livingston Fire, and Rockcastle Sheriff’s Office cleared the scene of a structure fire on Brush Creek Circle around 2PM today. No injuries occurred. RSO is investigating.
Due to water supply issues and the rural location of today’s fire, tanker crews were able to use nearby Wolf Creek as a water source. Nearly 6000 gallons (more…)
(Oct 25, 2014) – The Madison County Rescue Squad in conjunction with the Red Lick Vol. Fire Dept., the Waco Vol. Fire Department, and the Blue Grass Army Depot Fire Dept. responded to the Pinnacles to assist Madison County EMS and Berea Volunteer Fire & Rescue extricate a patient from the top of the East Pinnacle who was experiencing a medical emergency.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon in Boyle County.
The initial investigation indicates that William C. Edwards, 55 years old of Harrodsburg, was traveling South on KY-33, just north of Danville. Edwards drove of the right side of the road and struck a culvert. His vehicle overturned causing him to be ejected. Edwards was transported to Ephraim McDowell hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It does not appear that Edwards was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and alcohol may be a factor in the collision.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Tpr. Frank Thornberry. He (more…)
Twenty-five civilian employees were honored today by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony highlighting their performance and public service during the past year.
Walton-resident Dacia Wood was named KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. An eight-year veteran of the agency, Wood is a Police Telecommunications (more…)