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'Broken his oath.' Former Kentucky police officer jailed in drug thefts from office March 1st, 2024 A former Kentucky police officer who stole drugs from the evidence room because of his addiction was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Michael Correll, a former captain with the Somerset Police Department, pleaded guilty to a total of 20 fe...

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Guilty! Next stop prison.

Former Kentucky officer pleads guilty in connection to drug thefts from evidence room January 20th, 2024 A former Somerset police officer has pleaded guilty in connection with stealing drugs from the evidence room at the police department. Michael Correll, 45, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to 11 charges of third-degree burglary; four charges of tapering w...

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During a DV investigation cops find stolen firearms.

Former Kentucky FBI agent pleads guilty to federal charges, admits taking guns from storage November 28th, 2023 LEXINGTON, Ky. — A former Central Kentucky FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges after he illegally took guns from an FBI storage office, according to court records. Michael Van Aelstyn, 45, pleaded guilty to obstruction of j...

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Ex-Chief "accidently" takes home $18,000 from the evidence room

Former Kentucky police chief accused in $25,000 theft going to jail in federal case September 15th, 2023 A former Kentucky police chief was sentenced Friday to five months behind bars after being accused of stealing more than $25,000. Jason D. Cross, who was police chief in Columbia, took the money between February 2020 and February 2021, according...

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Former Bullitt Co. chief deputy arrested for stealing, defacing firearm

The 2017 indictment stems from Cottrell stealing drugs from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office August 14, 2023 A former Bullitt County Sheriff's Office chief deputy has again been arrested. John Cottrell, 54, was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of a defaced firearm. He was arrested Wednesday at UPS Worldport in Loui...

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Sheriff's office correcting evidence warehouse issues

Department detectives have "been out there every Friday" clearing out old evidence, Youngman said, and that the warehouse looks "so much more like an evidence room after the hard work they've done." May 31, 2023 May 31—The Daviess County Sheriff's Office has corrected some of the issues identified by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police tha...

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State won’t file charges in Pulaski Sheriff’s Office missing money case

no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. November 29, 2022 According to a report in the Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. The K...

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KSP detective testifies about missing PCSO money

An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop for a Kentucky State Police (KSP) detective to publicly testify about the ongoing investigation of money missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office's evidence room. Septemeber 19, 2022 An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop Monday for a Kentucky State Po...

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KSP investigating theft from PCSO evidence room

Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash August 23, 2022 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash from within the Sheriff's Office evidence room, as reported this week by Sheriff Greg Speck. The money was discovered missing after ...

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Former police chief charged with stealing from city

Jason Cross, of Columbia, is accused of stealing more than $25,000 from the police department's evidence locker and drug purchase fund March 12, 2022 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A former police chief in Kentucky has been charged with stealing from the city where he worked. A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Jason D. Cross, 44, of Columbia, all...

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Jury awards 3 KSP troopers $900K in whistleblower case

"This gentleman thought it was a good idea — if, for whatever reason — to steal this evidence from an open case," Burton said. "And then stamp the property form, evidence form, destroyed by fire when in fact they weren't destroyed by fire." February 11, 2022 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A jury awarded three Kentucky State troopers nearly $1 million as...

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Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Cooper made cash withdrawals from the agency's asset forfeiture fund, which holds proceeds from properties seized in drug investigations that can only be used for law enforcement purposes, the indictment said. January 25, 2022 COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enfo...

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Officer is 'going to be fine' after accidental shooting at LMPD Property Room, chief says

Shields said the officer was cleaning his service revolver when he accidentally discharged the weapon, suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach area. September 8, 2021 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville Metro Police officer was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach Wednesday afternoon in the LMPD Property Room, Chief ...

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Sheriff’s office upgrades evidence room with grant

Money was used to complete ventilation work in the department's evidence room for the health and safety of the evidence custodians. May 31, 2021 The Hardin County Sheriff's Office updated its evidence room thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Association of Counties. Sheriff John Ward said the association recently awarded the department a $1,000 saf...

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Potential key evidence missing in case against KY lawmaker accused of assault

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office lost the recording of the interview with Ashley Goforth, January 14, 2021 Police have lost a potentially important piece of evidence in the case of a Kentucky state representative accused of strangling his wife, according to defense attorneys. The evidence at issue is a digital recording of police interviewing the...

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State police deny allegations in whistleblower lawsuit

The troopers contend evidence was stolen by a KSP sergeant for "personal gain and to benefit his family members." February 1, 2020 The Kentucky State Police deny any wrongdoing in response to a civil lawsuit filed by three current and former Kentucky State Police Post 4 employees, who claim other employees stole evidence and they faced retaliation ...

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Kentucky State Police troopers claim fellow officers stole evidence

The only stolen evidence specifically identified in the suit are three pairs of Eddie Bauer shoes. December 12, 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Three Kentucky State Police commanding officers have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the state and department, claiming they were retaliated against for reporting that troopers were stealing evidence se...

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Former Bella Vista Officer Sentenced For Drug Thefts

Roberts, who was given access to the evidence room in 2015, said he had an addiction and began taking pills from the narcotics room because he liked the way they made him feel. October 23, 2018 BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A former Bella Vista police officer was sentenced Tuesday (Oct. 23) to 60 days in jail and six years probation for stealing prescriptio...

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COLD CASE: Man charged with 1983 rape; victim now 88

Prosecutors say justice will finally be served against a man who raped a woman, more than 30 years after the crime. July 18, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Testing of a backlogged rape kit resulted in an indictment more than 30 years after police say a man raped a woman in Louisville. According to a news release, Henry Crawford, age 54, was in his 2...

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Indictments accuse Scott County coroner, state trooper, retired officer of multiple crimes

More than $40,000 in ammunition had been unlawfully removed from the KSP Supply Branch June 7, 2018 The Scott County coroner, a Kentucky State Police trooper and retired state police colonel were indicted Thursday on charges involving the theft of $40,000 worth of ammunition and weapons. A grand jury indicted Coroner John Goble on multiple charges ...

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Owner found for prosthetic leg found in the LMPD property room

Louisville Metro Police thanked social media for finding Mr. Frederick Owens. Enter Article DATE HERE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The owner of a camouflage prosthetic leg found by police has been found. Louisville Metro Police thanked social media for finding Mr. Frederick "Fred" Owens. The Indian Creek Health and Rehab director Chris Allen reac...

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Gun meant as evidence in criminal trial and sold at KSP auction now at center of police debate

A real life "who done it" is swirling around Louisville's police agencies after a gun meant for a criminal trial was sold at a state auction in error. May 19, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A real life "who done it" is swirling around Louisville's police agencies after a gun meant for a criminal trial was sold at a state auction in error. The Louis...

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Sheriff improves evidence room tracking

The system the sheriff's department is now using is called "evidence tracker" and it is provided by Progressive Microtechnology, Inc. (PMI); a company that designs custom inventory and asset management systems that incorporate barcoding for use by police departments to help keep track of evidence. Enter Article DATE HERE Logan County Sheriff W...

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Louisville to pay $7.5M to Kerry Porter for wrongful conviction and 11 years in prison

Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Stengel dropped the case against Porter, citing Cunningham's statement and DNA on the duct tape that belonged to someone other than Porter who couldn't be identified. Porter, who was serving a 60-year sentence, was freed. March 21, 2018 Kerry Porter, who will receive $7.5 million in compensation from the city of Louisvi...

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Former Morganfield Police Chief Arrested

Bolds was arrested and charged with abuse of public trust, December 8, 2017 The former Chief of Police for the Morganfield Police Department has been arrested. In July 2016, Kentucky State Police received a complaint of possible theft from the Morganfield Police Department in Union County. At the time of the theft, authorities say Craig Bolds was t...

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Former Morganfield Police Chief Sentenced

Craig Bolds was sentenced to three years in prison for abuse of public trust and theft. October 3, 2017 The former chief of the Morganfield Police Department in Union County is sentenced after admitting to stealing evidence. Craig Bolds was sentenced to three years in prison for abuse of public trust and theft. Bolds was charged for taking money an...

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Testing old rape kits leads to first indictment in Louisville

The testing has led to 110 matches to national or state DNA databases, possibly providing police new leads in old cases. But the matches were not necessarily linked to known people July 23, 2027 A convicted rapist on the state's lifetime sex offender registry is the first person to be indicted as part of the statewide push to test old rape kits. Th...

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Police begin reopening rape cases as Kentucky tests old DNA evidence

Kentucky has shipped 3,173 untested rape kits to a private laboratory in Utah for forensic analysis, to determine if DNA evidence can be retrieved. April 15, 2017 Kentucky prosecutors must prepare for a wave of newly reopened sexual assault cases as several thousand previously untested sexual assault evidence kits — some dating back to the 1970s — ...

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Kentucky State Police Lab becoming training ground for other state labs because of low pay, lab director says

Analysts in Kentucky are now ranked as the lowest paid in the entire United States, and KSP Forensic Laboratory System Director Laura Sudkamp told Pure Politics she is the lowest paid director in the nation, "by a long shot." March 23, 2017 Editor's note: This is part two in a two-part series on Kentucky's attempts to clear the backlog of untested ...

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Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

Arrested Jan. 7, 2016, in connection with the November 2015 burglary of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, March 6, 2017 Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016, ...

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Pipe bursts in evidence room at LMPD HQ

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Former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective guilty of theft from interstate shipment

Willett admitted to stealing cash from a United Parcel Services (UPS) shipping sorting facility in Louisville, while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.​ December 22, 2016 United States Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. on Wednesday announced the guilty plea of a former Louisville Metro Police Department detective, in United States District ...

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Cold case murder, sex crime solved

Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from the federal government for helping them solve both crimes. November 16, 2016 Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from...

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Suspect in Jessamine Co. murder wants case dismissed over missing evidence

David Peel's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him because they say a significant portion of the investigation file is missing Enter Article DATE HERE JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man charged with a high-profile Jessamine County murder is hoping to have the case against him dismissed. Police arrested David Peel a...

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State police crime lab loses evidence in Laynee Wallace murder investigation

Less than a month after being sent for analysis, the T-shirt went missing and is not likely to be recovered. Oct 13, 2016 GLASGOW — In early April of this year, an infant-size blue T-shirt linked to a murder investigation was sent to the Kentucky State Police Central Lab in Frankfort for forensic analysis, about seven months after the murder suspec...

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Detective testifies about when police discovered evidence was missing

Two notebooks full of evidence Brennan collected during that investigation have gone missing. August 24, 2016 SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - New information came out during a court hearing on Wednesday about missing evidence in a Scott County murder case. Former Kentucky State Police detective Jason Lovins took the stand and testified about the weeks f...

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Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s e...

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Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful ta...

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Simpsonville police officer arrested for burglary

An investigation is underway into a breakin at the Simpsonville Police Department in which $30,000 was stolen in addition to guns and drugs.

The Sentinel-News, sentinelnews.comBYLINE: Lisa KingPutnam, KYPutnam charged with break-in at Simpsonville P.D.Terry PutnamTwo months after the Simpsonville Police Department was burglarized, and robbed of thousands of dollar...

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Inmates get 90 days in isolation over contraband

Harlan Daily Enterprise, Ky., STATE AND REGIONAL NEWSBYLINE: Debbie Caldwell The Harlan Daily EnterpriseHarlan County, KYOct. 05--Warrants have been issued on 11 inmates at the Harlan County Detention Center for a charge of p...

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Grand jury indicts Whitley Sheriff Lawrence Hodge on 21 felonies

www.kentucky.comBy Bill Estep - to ArticleWhitley County, KYLawrence HodgeGrand jury cites theft of money, gunsWhitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...

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Former LMPD recruit accused of theft

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WDRB Fox 41, fox41.comLink to ArticleLouisville, KYTroy Hilpp, former LMPD recruitLMPD Property RoomLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A man who wanted to be a Louisville Metro Police Officer has been accused of stealing from t...

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Arrest Made In 30-Year-Old Cold Case

www.wlky.comLink to ArticleOne VideoLouisville, KYPrison Inmate Accused Of 1980 Rape Of Louisville WomanLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After nearly three decades, the brutal raping and sodomizing of a woman in downtown Louisville may hav...

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Indictment alleges $98,000 of stolen public money

The Ledger Independent, maysville-online.comBYLINE: MARLA TONCRAY , KYMARLA TONCRAYThe former executive director of the Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force will appear in federal court on ...

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Accused Former Whitley County Sheriff May Face More Charges, lex18.comLink to ArticleLink to VideoWhitley County, KYThere's already been a lot of speculation that the former Whitley County sheriff had something to do with missing guns from the department. After a lengthy inv...

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Officers testify Day moved evidence-room camera,

Georgetown News-Graphic, news-graphic.comBYLINE: Dan Adkins Georgetown News-GraphicScott County, KYadmitted stealing narcoticsDay in court: Former Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Day leaves the courtroom following a hear...

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