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Cops & Courts

  • Man buys car with stolen check

    A Shelbyville man is in custody after he purchased a car with a stolen check,  police said.

    James M. Hinkle, 22, of High Street was arrested and charged with felony theft (over $300) and first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, which was a stolen check.

    The police report says that on March 31 Hinkle purchased a 2005 Chevy Impala at Cars of Shelbyville, located on Midland Trail.

    The report says that Hinkle later admitted to Shelbyville Police Officer Susan Marcum that he knew the check was stolen when he used it to buy the car.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 8, 2009

    Traffic Related  

    James E. Justice, 45, of Cincinnati was arrested Saturday on LaGrange Road and charged with DUI, first offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Dana M. Miller, 26, of Bagdad was arrested Wednesday on College Street and charged with DUI, second offense, operating on a suspended operator's license, having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and failure to surrender a revoked operator's license.

  • Fugitive indicted for murder

    A local man police have been seeking for two months in the death of a local teenager has been indicted for murder.

    Salomon Caballero Gomez, 22, was indicted Wednesday by the Shelby County Grand Jury in the death of Joel Diego Mena, 17.

    Gomez is accused in the shooting death of Mena, who was shot in the street at the intersection of 9th and College streets on Feb. 18.

    Mena was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Shelby man arrested for burning child

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend's young daughter, police said.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Juan Carlos Queriapa, 25, of Seven Mile Road, after they said he held the four-year-old's foot to a hot cooking stove.

    The girl's injuries were so severe, she had to be hospitalized.

    Queriapa is charged with first degree assault. He is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

  • Simpsonville FD saves barn

    Because of the quick response time qetting to a fire, Simpsonville firefighters were able to save a barn on Scott Station Road, Fire Chief Walter Jones said.

    “We did a very good job getting there in a timely manner, and were able to confine the fire to an 8 X 8 foot corner of the barn,” he said. “Timing was everything on saving this barn.”

    The fire was called in at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at the residence of Ralph Peed at 1205 Scott Station Road, Jones said.

  • Train hits car on 7th Street

    No one was injured in an incident last Wednesday when a train hit a car on South 7th Street, police say.

    According to the police report, Patricia Nichols, 36, of 300 Main Street in Shelbyville, stopped her car on the railroad tracks with a train coming.

    The report said the Nichols told officers her brakes failed. Police told her to step away from the car, and she did so before the train hit it.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said when the train hit the car, it knocked it into a ditch.

  • Fire destroys house in Mount Eden

    The state fire marshal is looking into the cause of a house fire that destroyed a home in Mount Eden Sunday night, said Fire Chief Doug Herndon.

    “It was a vacant house, so at least no residents were injured, although we did have a firefighter with a minor injury, but he is OK now,” he said.

    Herndon said the call came in at about 2 a.m. and when firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was already totally engulfed by flames.

    “It wasn’t safe for us to go inside, so we had to fight the fire from the outside only,” he said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 1, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Traffic Offenses

    Lorenzo Barris, 23, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 28 on 2nd Street and charged with No operator’s license, disregarding a stop sign and no insurance.

    Steven R. Rollins, 41, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 28 on Main Street and charged with operating on a suspended license, failure to register or transfer a motor vehicle and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

    Alcohol Intoxication

  • District Court Report April 20

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Teresa M. Brown, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- 150-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    Stacie L. Hope, theft by deception under $300 -- plead guilty -- $174 costs.

    William Seay III, failure of parent/custodian to send child to school -- plead guilty -- $244 fine and costs.

    Arthur Grigsby, non support -- plead guilty -- 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Elian Hernandez Morales, 20, of Louisville, was arrested April 16 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI and no operator's license.

    Paul Greenwell III of Shelbyville, was arrested April 19 at 8th and Henry Clay streets on warrants from Bullitt and Jefferson counties and charged with no insurance.

    Higneo Manquez, 45, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 16 on 3rd Street and charged with alcohol intoxication and assault.