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Cops & Courts

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on break-in

    Information is wanted about a break-in that occurred on Sunday, June 7, at about 1 a.m. in the morning.

    On that date, someone broke into a business at 1012 Main Street.

    A tenant who lives at that address noticed when she came in that the window screen had been removed and that the window and curtains were open. She returned to her and called police. She did not see the intruder and so was not able to give police a description of the suspect(s).

  • Four recovering from crash on Taylorsville Road

    Four people were hospitalized Thursday morning after a two-car crash at the intersection of Brooks Industrial Road and Taylorsville Road.

    Two of them, Gabriella Reynoso, 31, of Shelbyville and Michelle Isenberg, 45, of Simpsonville received minor injuries and were treated at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and the other two, Jesse Raisor, 21, and Facunda Lopez, 33, both of Shelbyville, were taken to the University of Louisville with multiple, more serious injuries, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Cresap said.

  • State police ask for help

    The Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in solving a Spencer County burglary.

    The break-in happened on Feb. 28, when someone broke into a mobile home at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road by prying open the front door, Trooper Ron Turley said.

    Three suspects were involved in the burglary and were captured on video taken by a hunting camera set to detect motion.

    The suspects took a PSE hunting bow, a 7-inch Kenwood touch screen TV, an Orion subwoofer speaker and a PlayStation 2 from the residence.

  • Cresap comes on as new sheriff’s deputy

    Shelbyville-native Shawn Cresap has joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff.

    “I’ve always loved trying to solve problems. I just love people and think I always wanted to be in law enforcement,” he said.

    The new position is just one of many new and exciting recent developments in Cresap’s life.

    After finishing an 18-week program at the Department of Criminal Justice Training center in Richmond, he bought a house and got started at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on April 12.

  • Investigation follow-up: Gang problem still growing

    Elizabeth Lafferty thinks Shelby County has a gang problem and that it's time to do something about it.

    Lafferty, the new director of the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, recently made presentations to both Shelby County Fiscal Court and Shelbyville City Council to outline what she says are signs that gangs are active in this area. She is seeking a federal grant to address this issue.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 7, 2009

    DUI

    Francis E. Silas, 53, of 1515 Flood Road in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 5 at Main and 8th streets and charged with DUI, careless driving and expired tags.

    Angela G. Snow, 26, of 14 Olympia Drive in Bardstown was arrested Aug. 6 on I-64 West at mile marker 32 and charged with DUI.

  • Scammers targeting newspaper advertisers

    Scam artists have found yet another new way to try to separate people from their money, and this one involves classified ads.

    At least four newspapers around Kentucky, including The Sentinel-News, are being used by scammers who are calling phone numbers listed in classified ads and soliciting payments and important personal information.

    Reanna Smith, communications director at the Better Business Bureau in Louisville, said the calls started Tuesday afternoon.

  • Charges added for man jailed for shooting, eluding police

    A Shelbyville man already jailed for having fired shots at a sheriff's deputy was indicted July 8 on charges filed previous to the alleged shooting.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 19, of 7609 Hempridge Road was inducted on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault (domestic), violation of a protective order, and third-degree terroristic threatening.

    Court records state that Loving is charged March 24 with intentionally damaging his live-in girlfriend's car and assaulting her.

  • Suspect in rash of burglaries indicted

    A man who police believe is responsible for numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby and surrounding counties has been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on two counts of third-degree burglary and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested in June and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires, which had just been broken into. After being arrested, he confessed to burglarizing Big O Tires as well as Goodyear on June 15, police said.

  • Minister charged with sodomy out on bail

     

    A minister of a Shelbyville church who has been jailed for sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile is out on bail.

    James H. Bell, 47, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, bonded out of jail on Monday, after his bond was reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 cash at his pretrial hearing.

    Bell had confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old while knowing that he was HIV positive, according to court records.