Cops & Courts

  • Crime rate up slightly ln 2009

    Crime in Shelby County grew slightly in 2009, the county’s police agencies report – but so did arrests.

    Kentucky State Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department and the Simpsonville Police Department all reported that both criminal arrests and traffic citations were up – in some cases significantly – from 2008, and traffic accidents declined.

  • Teen charged with sodomizing 3-year-old in Spencer County

    A 3-year old from Spencer County was hospitalized at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Tuesday with multiple serious injuries, and the child's babysitter has been charged with seven counts of sexual and physical abuse, state police said.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris said that a 16-year-old male from  Spencer County has been charged with three counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 19, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence


    Timothy L. Easley, 52, of 89 Beechwood Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 16 at 800 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohols/ drugs, second offense.




  • Stand-off in Waddy ends peacefully

    A 7-hour standoff in Waddy on Tuesday night between police and a woman who had barricaded herself in her residence ended without gunfire, police said. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that about 5 p.m.

  • Shed burns to ground

    A storage shed at Kinser and 9th Street churned out a "copious amount of flames and black smoke," as it burned down Friday afternoon, Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Troy Ethington said.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," he said.

    Ethington said the cause of fire is going to be considered accidental.

    "It was caused by the man who owns the shed, who was burning some documents in a wood-burning stove," he said.

  • Shelbyville adds new cop

    Wednesday was a special day for Shelbyville Police Officer Terry Putnam, and it started off on a serious note as he raised his right hand before Judge Charles Hickman to be sworn in as the department’s newest officer.

    “It’s good to have Terry on board,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    “He brings a variety of experience from various communities, including Florida and Hawaii, and he will definitely be an asset to us.”

  • Man dies when tree falls on him

     A Shelby County farm worker was killed by a falling tree Monday afternoon, Shelby County EMS Deputy Director Todd Early said.

  • Shelby suspects apprehended in Canada

    Two members of a family that was arrested Jan. 5 in a local theft ring have fled to Canada, said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    Evelyn Montez and Vielman Palencia Turcois are wanted in connection with a string of thefts that occurred in Shelby County toward the end of last year.

    Police arrested five people in connection with those thefts—all Hispanics: Angel Palencia, Rosbin Palencia, Marvin Palencia, Edna Guterrez and Ariana Hernandez.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Feb. 16. 2010

    Shannon Scott Bailey of 23 North Belmont Ave. in Indianapolis was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

    Ricky Wells of 5509 Ridgecrest Road in Louisville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Arthur Russell Martin of 3791 Rose Lane in Crestwood was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Steven Crouch of 2021 West Ford Road in Murray was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Jeremy W. Rion of 657 Burks Branch Road in Shelbyville was charged by the Shelby Circuit Court with flagrant nonsupport.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 8, 2010



    Edwin T. Karem, 47, of 3111 Bank Street in Louisville, was arrested Feb. 5 at 220 Frankfort Road and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, third offense, driving on a DUI suspended license, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    Nadia Lozpez, 22, of unknown address, was arrested Feb. 5 at Main and Ashland and charged with no operator’s license and no insurance.