Cops & Courts

  • Court report: April 13, 2011

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 8, 2011



    Catherine M. Olvera, 38, of 1116 Kelley St. in Carrollton was arrested April 3 on Lee Nor Mack Street in Shelbyville and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and no registration plates.

    Gustavo G. Hernandez, 25, of 171 Kentucky St. in Shelbyville was arrested April 3 at 1830 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no operator’s license and no insurance.

  • Shelbyville resident charged with smuggling cigarettes into reformatory

    LA GRANGE – He told prison guards they were ankle braces.

    James H. Petrey of Shelbyville is charged with promoting contraband by delivering tobacco to inmates at the Kentucky State Reformatory for $350 per pound.

    But just before his arrest, Petrey, 62, was working as a teacher at the Kentucky State Reformatory and admitted to police that he had a pound of tobacco pressed, bundled and taped to each foot.

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  • EARLIER: Crime Stoppers seeks info on thefts from autos

    The practice of stealing metallic parts from automobiles for sale as scrap metal has led to another theft, police say.

    Sometime between 3 and 7 a.m. Thursday someone cut the catalytic converter off two vehicles on the lot of Clear Creek Auto at 87 7th St.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department said that catalytic converters are frequently targeted by thieves, who sell them to recycling centers as scrap metal.

    The converters will cost more than $200 each to replace.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports April 6, 2011



    Robert W. Jones, 55, of 583 Hawthorne Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.




    Duron Campbell, 23, of 28 7th St. in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 on Midland Trail and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and possession of a license when privileges are revoked.

  • 5 arrested in drug raid on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville Police arrested five people Friday and removed  child from a home Brown Avenue where they found drugs being prepared to be sold.

    Officers arrested Dereck Richmond, 20, Chauncy Johnson, 36, Michele Penn, 43, Cheryl Abell, 24 and Casey Abell, 22.

    Johnson and Richmond are charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled (cocaine) and possession of marijuana.

    Penn and Cheryl Abell are charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, and Casey Abell is charged with possession of controlled substance.

  • Court Report: April 4, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Michael Barnett, alcohol intoxication in a public place, loitering and giving officer false name or address – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence and $194 fine and costs.

    David G. Donnelly, alcohol intoxication in a public place and third-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty – 5-day sentence.

    Kenneth R. Downey, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – pleaded guilty – 12-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Court report: April 1, 2011

  • Shelby man arrested on marijuana charges

    A Shelby County man was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police narcotics detectives who were responding to information that he was trafficking marijuana out of his residence on Aiken Road. 

    Patrick Moore, 26, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Info sought on break-in and vandalism

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a break-in where vandalism occurred.

    The incident happened at 500 Midland Blvd., in a neighborhood behind Midland Plaza, where stores such as Tractor Supply are located.

    The break-in happened between 3 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, when someone kicked in the door of a vacant residence, damaging the door and its frame.

    Once inside, the intruder also damaged the floor and knocked several holes in the wall.

    The damage is estimated at more than $500.