Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Jan. 31, 2010

    Criminal Trespass

    Joseph Shearer, 21, of 626 Hollow Creek Road in Lexington was arrested Jan. 31 on the 500th block of Washington Street and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree unlawful trespass with a minor and second-degree fleeing and evading on police on foot.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports: Jan. 27, 2010

    Robert S. Newton Jr., 29, of 3718 Mareli Court in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 3 at the detention center and charged with first-degree assault on a fellow inmate.

    Laura Y. Elfast, 45, of 334 Ardmore Lane in Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 11 at 500 Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Charles W. Gray, 24, of 3188 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 11 on Frankfort Road and charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on stolen trailer

    On Thursday, Jan. 7, a small box trailer was stolen from a truck parked at Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle.

    The theft occurred at about 11:15 p.m., when someone unhitched the trailer from the owner's truck and stole it, along with its contents.

    Video surveillance photos show the suspect's pickup truck arrive at the hotel without a trailer, then leave a minute later pulling the victim's trailer.

    The suspect's pickup truck is described as a dark green or blue regular cab pickup truck with no tail gate.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Jan. 27, 2010



    Carl C. Tingle, 43, of 1047 Herndon Lane in Eminence, was arrested Jan. 24 at 1533 Midland Trail and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, first offense.




  • Arrest of 1 man leads to lots of loot

    Shelbyville Police made an amazing discovery recently when they arrested several people for various charges. Police discovered stolen property that, after being confiscated, nearly filled up the evidence room at the police station with flat-scre

  • Gentry promoted to sergeant

    Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry has been promoted to sergeant and was sworn in Wednesday at the police station by Judge Donna Dutton.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty, who was present at the ceremony, said Gentry's promotion was well-deserved.

    "He's a good police officer and an asset to the community," he said.

    Gentry, a Shelbyville native, has been with the department for nearly seven years. Before that, he was a police officer in New Orleans, from 1999 to 2003.

    He has a daughter, Kaycie Gentry, and a finance, Myrranda Baker.

  • Shelbyville Police reports: Jan. 21, 2010


    Gerardo Vazquez Garcia, 33, of 2189 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 16 on Washington Street between 4th and 5th Streets and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, first offense, no operator's license, reckless driving, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and failure to wear a seat belt.


  • Three graduate from drug court

    Three participants have graduated from the Shelby County Drug Court Program.

    The graduation, held Friday, included recognition of both the graduates and Community Partners, as well as guests, by Judge Charles Hickman. Program Supervisor Elizabeth Nichols introduced the Drug Court Team, and Case Specialist Grace Hall presented Community Certificates of Appreciation.

    Recovery Coordinator C.L. Jordan concluded the program with closing remarks.


  • Shelby woman leaves baby in car while shopping

    Jeffersontown Police have charged a Shelbyville woman with leaving her 9-month-old son in her minivan while she went shopping.

    The incident happened at Lowe's on Hurstbourne Parkway around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures were below freezing.

    Erica Robison, 26, of Bald Mountain Circle was cited for second-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    She told police she left the child in the car while she was shopping because the infant was sleeping.

  • One killed, one injured in separate but related crashes

    A Finchville man was killed Saturday night when he ran off the road and hit a tree head-on. After that accident, an elderly man was injured when he struck the first vehicle, which had spun back out in the road after hitting the tree.A report from Kentucky State Police said that Dennis C. Murphy, Jr., 28, died from injuries he sustained when he was ejected from his 2001 pickup truck. The report said that Calvin A.