Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Post 11, to host the 3rd annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 3rd annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 24, 2018. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the tournament. You can also register the morning of the tournament.

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Berea Police Report Jan. 17, 2018


Burglary/Receiving Stolen Property: On 01/14/2018 officers were called to a residence on Short Line Pike in reference to a burglary. When they arrived, they located a female standing outside of the residence holding a pick hammer. The owner of the home stated that she had been inside without permission and had made threats to him. The homeowner also stated that two male subjects were with her, and they attempted to steal his side by side ATV. The ATV had been loaded on to a trailer that was being pulled by the truck that the subjects arrived in. The two subjects ran before officers arrived, but they were located a short distance away and taken into custody. The truck that they were driving was a stolen vehicle out of Richmond. Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 17, 2018

UPDATE: Murder Investigation

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 2:39 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Whitley County 911 of a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on Jordan Hollow Road in Whitley County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered Curtis Lawson, 55, of Siler, KY deceased of an apparent stab wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading UPDATE: Murder Investigation

KSP Conducts Murder Investigation in Jackson County

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 5:00 pm yesterday evening following a fatal shooting that occurred outside of a residence on KY-89 North in Jackson County, near the Estill County line.

The initial investigation alleges that Jason R. Gabbard, 44 years old of McKee, KY, was fatally shot by his father, Larry R. Gabbard, 62 years old of McKee, during an altercation. Jason Gabbard was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner and has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Continue reading KSP Conducts Murder Investigation in Jackson County

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Crash

On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 3:24 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on US HWY 25 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Jeremy Elliotte determined that a 2002 Chevrolet cavalier operated by Kyle A. Stoerger, 28, of Jellico, TN was traveling southbound when he crossed the center-line and struck a 2001 Ford F-250 head-on which was traveling northbound operated by Martin O. Myers, 41, of Williamsburg. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash

KSP – Murder Investigation

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On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 2:39 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Whitley County 911 of a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on Jordan Hollow Road in Whitley County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered Curtis Lawson, 55, of Siler, KY deceased of an apparent stab wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading KSP – Murder Investigation

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On January 9, 2018, troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, with the assistance of the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, arrested Jeffrey D. Elmore, 49, on charges related to promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 16 and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Mr. Elmore was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Post 4 began the Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Beshear: Somerset Doctor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison Will Stay in Custody

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A Somerset doctor sentenced in April to five years in prison for committing thousands of dollars in Medicaid fraud will not be released from jail, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said today.

Ezekiel O. Akande, 58, of Somerset, is currently serving a five-year sentence in the Grayson County jail after a Somerset jury convicted him at trial in March for Medicaid fraud, a Class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony. Continue reading Beshear: Somerset Doctor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison Will Stay in Custody

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.  These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.  A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post7_checkpoints.htm

KSP Investigates Triple Fatality Collision

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 12:40 pm today in reference to a triple fatality collision on US-150, approximately 2 miles east of Stanford in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling east on US-150 and attempted to pass another vehicle that was also driving east. When the Hyundai pulled into the oncoming lane of traffic, it collided head-on with a 1998 Toyota T-100 pickup. Continue reading KSP Investigates Triple Fatality Collision

Beshear: Ohio Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a 45-year-old Ohio man was arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Nathaniel Bice Gillette, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, located 190 miles north-east of Frankfort, was arrested after a Franklin County grand jury returned a 6-count indictment for unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sex, Class D felonies.

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KSP Motor Carrier Compliance Program Removes Unsafe Driver

The Kentucky State Police Motor Carrier Compliance Investigation Program, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, was successful in removing a dangerous driver from public roads.

Through a joint effort, Scotty Kinman, who held a Kentucky commercial driver’s license, had his commercial driving privileges permanently revoked after being declared an Imminent Hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Through Officer First Class William Rein’s investigation, it was discovered that Kinman was involved in several alarming incidents involving controlled substance use while operating commercial motor vehicles.

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Berea Police Report Dec. 24. 2017

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Receiving Stolen Property: On 12/20/2017 an officer was on his way back to Berea from district court, when he observed a stolen vehicle on Berea Road in Richmond. A traffic stop was conducted at the Marathon station on Berea Road. Inside of the vehicle he located a black box containing spoons, syringes, and a small amount of a white powder substance.

Officers arrested 44 year old Wendy Brock of Berea KY and 37 year old Gwenivere Hart of Berea KY. Brock was charged with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Hart was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree and Drug Paraphernalia Possession.

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On December 21, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Ardyth R. Prather III, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Prather was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Science Hill on Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On December 20, 2017, at approximately 7:36 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Timothy S. Acker, 48, on a charge related to the distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Acker was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

KSP Charges Men With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

On December 19, 2017, at approximately 8:37 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Ronald C. Dieck, 22, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Dieck was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Dieck sharing files of child Continue reading KSP Charges Men With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses