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Cops & Courts

  • Man charged with multiple arson counts goes to court

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville went to court Monday for a status hearing on arson charges.

    Clark was arrested last October  on nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires.

    He  is currently being charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and four counts of criminal mischief related to the fires.

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  • Garage heavily damaged by fire

    Fire caused heavy damage to a garage at a residence on Shelbyville Road just west of before Shelbyville early Monday afternoon.

    The home owner, Renee Simon, said she was working in the backyard when the fire broke out.

    "I just flipped on the light in there, and the ceiling light started melting," she said. "I called the fire department quick because there is a gas stove hooked up in there."

  • Info wanted on wallet theft and two car break-ins

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on three different crimes.

    In the first, a wallet was taken Saturday from a woman's purse at the Dollar General at 21 Mount Tabor Court in Shelbyville when she left her purse unattended on a shelf.

    She said when she retrieved the purse after less than a minute, the wallet had been removed. The billfold contained no money, but held her credit cards and driver's license were gone. That incident happened at about 8:30 a.m.

  • Crimestopper: Info wanted on theft from auto, vandalism from B.B. gunshots

    Between midnight and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the 4900 block of Bell Avenue, nearly $700 worth of property was stolen was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

    The stolen property included a GPS, a cell phone and a digital camera.

    Then, on Oct. 8, at about 7:30 p.m., a resident on Baker Drive reported that three white males in their late teens shot and damaged a window in his house with a B.B. gun. Officers were unable to locate anyone with a B.B. gun in that area.

  • Court Reports Oct. 7, 2009
  • County gets grant money for traffic safety

    Local law enforcement officials were on hand Wednesday at the Stratton Center to accept more than $21,000 in state grant money.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety presented two checks, one to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for $10,300 and the other to the Simpsonville Police Department for $10,900.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Oct. 14, 2009

    Casey D. McCall, 23, of 5264 Dobson Lane in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 5 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, third offense, failure to notify the Department of Transportation of address change, trafficking in marijuana, second offense and possession of drug paraphernalia, second offense.

    Clayton A. Chatterton, 22, of 1261 Pebble Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 6 on the 500 block of Veechdale Road and charged with DUI.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 9, 2009

    Ricky Davis, 55, of 1327 Lagrange Road No. 3 in Louisville was arrested Thursday at 7th and College streets and charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

    James Anthony Watkins, 38, of Shelbyville was served Thursday with a warrant at the detention center, where he is in custody, for bail jumping.

  • House fire leaves Graefenburg area family homeless

    A fire at 576 Grafenburg Road on Wednesday has left an elderly woman and her grandson homeless.

    "It's still standing, but the house is a total loss," East 60 Fire Department Lt. Jeremy Younger said.

    He said the fire started in the living room of the two-story frame house just at dinnertime around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

    "She was cooking, and the breaker popped," Younger said. "Her grandson flipped the breaker and went outside.