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Cops & Courts

  • Police Reports Jan. 6, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Roman Yoc, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 25 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI, no operator's license, speeding, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle, and second-degree forgery.

    Ronald L. Cook, 57, of Bagdad, was arrested Jan. 1 at Bagdad Square and charged with DUI under aggravated circumstances, reckless driving, having an open alcoholic beverage container and no registration.     

  • Police ask for help solving theft

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public's help in locating a trailer that was stolen over the weekend on Washington Street.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs reported that between 5 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, someone stole a utility trailer by cutting the lock off the trailer, which was locked to a post.

    The trailer is described as a black 5 foot by 10 foot, 2006 “Carry-On.”

    The trailer has a winch attached, bearing a red and white banner which says, “We buys ATVs.”

  • Police and BBB warn of new scam

    A new type of scam involving text messages and cell phones has surfaced, and police want you to be alert for it.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department, said that he first became aware of the scam when he received a text message recently on his cell phone that told him his bank account at a certain bank (not his) was temporarily locked, and to unlock it, he should call a certain phone number.

  • 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.