Police and Fire

  • Suspect charged in armed robbery

    UPDATED May 16, 2018:

    Two men accused of breaking into a home in New Haven last month were indicted Wednesday on various charges.

    Douglas J. Blanton, 19, of Bardstown, was indicted on two counts of attempted murder for accusations that he shot through a door in the direction of two of the home’s residents. Blanton’s bail was set at $500,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Jail logs, April 19-20, 2018

    Joseph Edward Wimsett, 39, failure to comply with sex offender registration.

    Patrick Shea Ramsey, 23, second-degree rape (no force) (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Jordan Kyle Gay, 27, driving on a DUI-suspended license (aggravated circumstance, 2018 traffic case).

    Robert Roy Wells, 36, contempt of court (2018 misdemeanor case).

    Jeffery Monty Harrison, 52, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • Jail Logs, April 17-19, 2018

    Chaylin Montgomery, 40, parole violation.

    Brant Joseph Sheckles, 28, shoplifting (Hardin).

    David Anthony Buckler, 25, speeding 25 mph over limit, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (PCP).

    Bryan Anthony Hutchins, 38, failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor case).

    William Sherlie Page Jr., 26, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) (all 2017 criminal case).

    Kody Alexander Claycomb, 25, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

  • Police, Fire Department nearly fully staffed

    After being several officers down for the past year, the Bardstown Police Department is one sworn officer short of being fully staffed, and Chief Kim Kraeszig hopes to have that position filled this week or next.

    She made the announcement to the City Council at its meeting Tuesday.

    Kraeszig said that when she took the helm in September, the department had 21 sworn officers and six vacancies, and with the one who’ll start in a few days, they’re back up to 27.

    She also has three civilian employees for a department staff of 30.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from April 4, 2018

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for April 19.

  • Loose horse causes crash

    A horse running loose on Louisville Road was struck and killed early Sunday morning, injuring two drivers in the process. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. in the 11000 block, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Patrick Briney, of Bardstown, was traveling south when he struck the horse, knocking it into the other lane of travel and killing it. Charles Shively, of Lebanon, was traveling north and did not see the dead horse in the roadway in time to avoid striking it. The impact caused Shively’s vehicle to overturn.

  • Jail Logs, April 5-6

    William Forsee Rogers, 60, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Bryan Keith Baldwin, 43, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) (2017 criminal case).

    David Anthony Aldridge, 34, probation violation (2017 criminal case).

    Sabrina Anna Jarrett, 29, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) (2017 criminal case).

  • Jail Logs April 3-5

    Erica Lynn Maraman, 31, failure to appear (2018 criminal case).

    Jacob Michael Linton, 26, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Travis E. Greenwell, 40, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence.

  • Jail logs, March 29-30, 2018

    Scotty Darrell Johnson, 52, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. fourth or greater offenses (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).
    Leanna Beth Drewing, 28, contempt of court (2017 criminal case).
    Joseph Samuel Williamson, 39, contempt of court.
    Robert Wesley Landram, 38, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, first-degree criminal mischief (both 2014 criminal case), bench warrant served for court.
    Betty Jean Downs, 44, second-degree burglary.

  • NCSO’s third Citizens Police Academy about to begin

    Judy Cederholm had her cell phone ready to call 911 when the deputy sheriff she was riding with got out of a patrol car and approached the car in front of them.

    “It was a nasty, rainy night,” she said, and the car had been going slow and weaving when it stopped near Fairfield.

    “My heart just flipped,” she said.

    The officer was out there in the rain all alone, and she was alone in the car.

    “It was hard to see” what was happening, she said.