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Cops & Courts

  • Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers are scheduled to participate in the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

    Troopers Hunter Martin of Louisville and Jason Palmer of Lexington, both of Post 12, which includes Shelby County, have been selected to go to the nation's capitol for the historic event. They will be in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, Jan. 18, to Wednesday, Jan. 21. They will be part of a detail that will provide assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department there.

  • KSP: Arrests, deaths both increased in 2008

    The Kentucky State Police's Post 12 in Frankfort conducted more than 30 percent more arrests in 2008, based on statistics released this week for criminal investigations, arrests, collisions, fatalities, traffic enforcement and calls for service.

    In 2008, Post 12 troopers and detectives responded to 10,890 calls for service, up by just more than 1 percent from 2007, but criminal investigations increased by about 13 percent (to 866), leading to the explosion in arrests.

  • Prison escappe still at large

    The Kentucky State Police have reported that a convict has escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington and could be in this vicinity.

    Post 12 officials report that on Saturday at 8:33 p.m., Charles Ray Locke escaped.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Ron Turley said Locke may be headed to the Daviess County area.

  • Lexington woman killed in crash on I-64

    A  Lexington woman was killed in an accident on 1-64 eastbound just inside the Shelby County line Monday morning.

    Natasha Lewis, 24, was killed when she was ejected through the back window of a vehicle driven by Ieshia Ford, 19, also of Lexington, at 8:49 a.m.

    Kentucky State Police said Ford apparently lost control of her 1989 Chevrolet, over-corrected, clipped another vehicle, and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on an embankment after striking a group of trees.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 14, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    No Operator's License

    Margarito Gonsalez-Mendoz, 21, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 at 4th and Main streets and charged with no operator's license.

    Henry Tillis, 22, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator's license and reckless driving.

    Juan Doe of Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 7 on Main Street and charged with no operator's license.

    Burglary

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 16, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Elizabeth Lancaster, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 11  on I-64 West and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a minor, expires plates and failure to provide an insurance card.

    Roy Hartell, 41, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 10 on Hearthside Circle and charged with violaton of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order.

  • Woman dies in fiery crash

    An accident on I-64 West in Shelby County early Saturday morning claimed the life of an Ohio woman who was killed when her car hit a tractor-trailer head-on and burst into flame, Kentucky State Police said.

    Patricia L. Browning, 28, of Ironton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers.

    The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m., when Browning's black, 1988 Chevy struck a guard rail on the westbound side of I-64 at the 26-mile marker, according to KSP.

  • Police ask for help catching burglars

    Shelbyville Police are asking for help in solving two burglaries that happened on

    Monday.

    Sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, a home on the 4900th block of

    Bell Avenue was burglarized while the resident was not at home, according to

    police. Items stolen included a handgun and a laptop computer.

    The value of the items is estimated at nearly $1,400.

    The other burglary happened in the same time period on Cyprus Court, and a laptop computer was taken from that residence also.

  • Jeep vandalized on Nora Avenue

    A Jeep was badly vandalized last weekend on Nora Drive and police are asking for the public's help in solving the crime.

    Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning someone busted the windshield on a Jeep Wrangler with a brick and cut all four of its tires and the spare, according to Shelbyville Police. The brick was also used to damage the body of the Jeep, which was parked next door to where the owner lived. Police say the owner of the Jeep does not know who or why someone would have done this to his vehicle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 9, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Carlos Gonsalez, 30, of Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 4 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, no operator's license, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.

    Masha Hardin, 30, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 6 on Boone Station Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Elida Luciano-Jauregui of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 6 on Baker Drive and charged with identity theft and first-degree possession of a forged instrument.