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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on criminal mischief

    The public is urged to help Crime Stoppers locate the person(s) responsible for an act of criminal mischief which took place on May 30 between 8 and 9 p.m. on the 80th block of Bland Avenue.

    At that time, someone used a knife or other sharp instrument to cut a section of vinyl out of soft top on a Jeep.

    Damage to the vehicle is estimated at about $500.

  • Woman jailed for falsely reporting rape

    A Shelby County woman was arrested Thursday night after she confessed to lying about being raped, police say.

    Kera Hudspeth, 18, of Shelbyville is charged with falsely reporting a rape.

    A police report provided by Kentucky State Police, the arresting agency, said that on Jan. 2 Hudspeth went to Jewish Hospital at 3 a.m., where she reported having been raped earlier that evening by a Shelbyville man.

  • Traffic checkpoints coming up

    Motorists will soon be seeing more traffic safety checkpoints being conducted by Kentucky State Police.

    Troop Ron Turley with KSP media relations said the locations for these safety checkpoints are determined by need. KSP conducted one such checkpoint on U.S. 60 at Fields Lane, east of Simpsonville, on Tuesday night. No statistics were available for that evening.

    “We generally pick high accident areas, because this is where the need is most urgent,” he said.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burglary

    The public is asked to call in with any information anyone has about a burglary that happened on Monday morning.

    Between midnight and 7:30 a.m., the Dollar General Store, located at 21 Mount Tabor Court, was burglarized, police say.

    Someone cut a hole through an exterior wall, and once inside, the intruder damaged another wall, alarm system components, a safe and computer equipment.

    Items were moved, but it appears that nothing was removed from the business. The intruder(s) caused nearly $3,000 in damage to the business.

  • Newspaper vending machine stolen

    Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a theft that happened sometime between the early morning hours of May 24 and May 25.

    At that time, someone took a Courier-Journal vending machine that was located in front of the Save-A-Lot store at 22 Village Plaza.

    The box is valued at more than $300 and contained about $10 cash.

  • Money stolen from concession stand at country club

    Money stolen from concession stand at country club

    On Memorial Day weekend some money was stolen from the concession stand at Shelbyville Country Club.

    The police report states that $100 was taken on Sunday, May 24, and has not been recovered.

    No suspects have been identified and no arrests have yet been made in the case, which was reported by Dan Iceman at the Country Club.

     

  • EARLIER: Arson suspected in house fire

    Fire officials suspect arson in a fire on Jail Hill Road that destroyed a home in the predawn hours Wednesday morning, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    "We sent an arson dog in last night, and he picked up some evidence that was suspicious," Cowherd said.

    The fire is being investigated by Maj. Andy White of the Shelby County Fire Department and Senior Deputy Rob Goodwin of the State Fire Marshal's Office, and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

  • Six cars torched at repair shop

    Crime Stoppers is appealing to the public for any information anyone has about six cars that were torched Thursday night at a local auto repair business.

    Shelby County Detective Jason Rice said the vehicles, which were awaiting repair, were parked on the lot of Bailey's Service Center on Hill 'n' Dale Drive behind Walmart when the vandalism occurred.