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Cops & Courts

  • Tipster asked to contact Crime Stopper

    Police are asking the individual who left a tip on the Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers tip line about a murder case in Florence to call back because they need more information.
    The tip concerned the murders of Bill and Peggy Stephenson, both 74, who were found dead in their home Memorial Day weekend.

    Police say the caller’s identity is not an issue, but they only need to see if the caller could provide additional information.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 14, 2011

    DUI

    Michael A. Rudhart, 22, of 7390 Bald Knob Road in Frankfort was arrested Aug. 28 at Mount Eden Road and Old Seven Mile Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shelby County Fire Chief: Fire may have started with child, lighter

    A fire that destroyed a barn on Taylorsville Road on Saturday could be the result of a child playing with a lighter, fire officials say.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said a call came in at 10:34 a.m. Saturday of a barn fire at 2471 Taylorsville Road. While firefighters were on their way, they received another call that there was an apartment attached to the barn.

    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire throughout the barn, Cowherd said.

  • Court report: Sept. 9, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Mary Mandoza, fourth-degree assault minor injury – plead guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

    John J. Medley, giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Jessica Dutschke, no tail lamps and person 18-20 poss/pur/att purchase/have another purchase alcohol – plead guilty – $269 fine and costs.

  • Teacher facing sex charges has resigned

    Shannon Hirchert, the Collins high school teacher who has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving two students, resigned from her position as a special needs teacher last month.

    Despite Superintendent James Neihof's statement at the school district's press conference when Hirchert was arrested that "charges are not conclusive of guilt," Hirchert resigned on Aug. 5, just two days after her arrest.

    Neihof confirmed the resignation and added that it was "voluntary" and not asked for by the district.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Sept. 9, 2011

    Brandon L. Pham, 27, of 45 Harmony Court was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse, first-degree sexual abuse, intimidating a witness in a legal process, fourth-degree assault, and possession of marijuana.

    Charles Johnson, 33, of 537 Birchwood Circle was indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, complicity to first-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender.

    Daniel P. Burkhammer, 26, of 10606 E. Pavilion Way No. 1 in Louisville was indicted for first-degree arson.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 9, 2011

    DUI

     

    Oscar Carballo, 25, of 7961 SW 20th St. in Miami was arrested Sept. 4 on KY 53 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

     

    No Operator’s License

     

    Ruiz Rodrigo Pineda, 19, of an unknown address in Campbellsburg was arrested Sept. 3 at Midland Trail and Mack Walters Road and charged with no operator’s license.

  • Court report: Sept. 9, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Mary Mandoza, fourth-degree assault minor injury – plead guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

    John J. Medley, giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Jessica Dutschke, no tail lamps and person 18-20 poss/pur/att purchase/have another purchase alcohol – plead guilty – $269 fine and costs.

  • Police seek woman for information

    Shelbyville Police are attempting to locate a Shelby County woman to get more information about a crime that  she is a victim of, they said.

    Police are trying to contact Angel M. Samples, 26, whose last known address was 81 Kent St. No. 8 in Shelbyville.

    She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall and weighing 152 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

    Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this woman is asked to call Shelbyville Police at 633-2326.

  • Shelby County Sheriffs Reports Sept. 7, 2011

    DUI

    Penelope A. Rodgers, 50, of 1315 Oak Ridge Court in Simpsonville was arrested July 31 at 1300 Oak Ridge Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    Guillermo T. Huerta, 25, of 416 E. Washington St. No. 4 in La Grange was arrested July 30 on Harrington Mill Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense and no operator's license.