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Cops & Courts

  • Crime stoppers seeks information about graffit, break-in

    Crime Stoppers is asking for help in solving two vandalism-type crimes that happened last week.

    The first occurred between 11 p.m on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday in the 40 block of Plantation Drive.

    In that incident, someone used white spray paint to write offensive words and symbols on a brick house.

  • Court Reports, April 3, 2009

    Court report 3/31/09

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Rogelio Corrca, no operator's/moped license, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and no/expired Kentucky registration receipt -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $793 fine and costs.

  • Police Reports, April 3, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Steven D. Lear, 29, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with first-degree assault and alcohol intoxication.

    Gilda Ravelo, 55, of Louisville was arrested Tuesday at Boone Station Kroger and charged with theft by unlawful talking under $300.

    Edward D. Farmer, 18, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

  • District Court Report, 03-11-09

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Randy G. Graham, second-offense aggravator DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle -- plead guilty -- 60-day sentence, serve 14 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $913 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 31, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Antonio Prado, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at Lynn Acres, and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

    William H. Lafolette, 30, of Simpsonville was arrested Friday on Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense and careless driving.

     

  • Local man indicted for failure to register on sex offender list

    A local man has been indicted for not reporting his new address with the Kentucky State Police's Sex Offender Registry.

  • Manhunt continues for man suspected of murder

    Joe Mena is buried, but there are few leads on the man police believe shot him. A family has laid a loved one to rest, but the search for his killer is far from over.

    As 17-year-old Joel Mena was being buried Tuesday in Shelbyville, police continued a diligent search for the man who they believe fired the shot that killed him.

    Mena died Wednesday night on the sidewalk where he fell after being fatally wounded. Police say he managed to stagger several feet before collapsing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 3, 2009

    Steven D. Lear, 29, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with first-degree assault and alcohol intoxication.

    Gilda Ravelo, 55, of Louisville was arrested Tuesday at Boone Station Kroger and charged with theft by unlawful talking under $300.

    Edward D. Farmer, 18, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

    Arcellius Palmer, 22, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

  • Have you seen my couch?

    This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for help in two different thefts.

    In the first theft, a couch was stolen last weekend from the 300 block of Midland Boulevard.

    In that incident, the thief broke into the apartment through a window and stole a black couch with large pillows.

    In the second theft, someone stole $400 worth of stereo equipment from a pickup truck in the 900 block of Brown Avenue between 8 p.m. on Sunday and 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

  • Spencer County students promote awareness of underage drinking

      Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets on Wednesday.

      The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.