CRIME & SAFETY
Livingston County Sheriff's Office investigating multiple car break-ins
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY — Sheriff's deputies in Livingston County, Kentucky, are investigating after multiple car break-ins were reported in Ledbetter on Thursday. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says items were taken from multiple unlocked vehicles in the community early Thursday morning. Multiple car break-ins were also reported in the Reidland area of McCracken County, and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office says it’s working with the McCracken County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.
Manhunt underway for armed and dangerous suspect in Melber, Kentucky
Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are searching for Bryan Ditto of East Prairie, MO, who fled on foot after abandoning a vehicle in Melber, KY. Ditto is wanted in Missouri for violating an order of protection.
Kentucky State Police capture wanted Missouri man
MELBER, Ky. (KFVS) - Troopers with Kentucky State Police arrested a wanted Missouri man after an hours-long search in Graves and McCracken County. Troopers were notified early on June 1 that 43-year-old Bryan Ditto was wanted out of Missouri and may had been in the northern Graves County area. Around 10 a.m., a trooper spotted Ditto’s vehicle along Highway 1820. The vehicle failed to yield to the trooper and fled into a field just inside of McCracken County.
State police conducting traffic checkpoints
Kentucky State Police announced they will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints across the area. Troopers said they would be checking for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence. In addition, KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for drivers using public roadways and provide a deterrent for those who violate laws. Drivers that encounter a traffic safety checkpoint are asked to have their driver's license, vehicle registration receipt, and proof of insurance readily accessible.
Benton pair face trespassing, fleeing charges
Two Benton residents were arrested on warrants Tuesday in connection with a trespassing incident. Marshall County deputies said 41-year-old Jacob Burpo and 22-year-old Amanda Farmer were arrested on a criminal complaint warrant out of Marshall District Court. Officers accuse the pair of trespassing at Marshall County refuse and recycling last...
Attorney representing Sandra Guess files notice of rejection of plea deal offer in identity theft case
PADUCAH — An attorney representing the wife of a Paducah City Commission member charged with identity theft says she has rejected a plea deal offered by the commonwealth. Attorney Jeremy Ian Smith sent Local 6 a copy of a notice of rejection filed on behalf of Sandra Guess Wednesday evening.
The Kentucky mystery of the Paducah Plane Jumper, the 8-year search for answers
In 1991, a young man walked up to an airport worker at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah and asked to trade a bomber jacket for a plane ticket to the West Coast. What happened next confused investigators for years.
Paducah police taking applications for Junior Police Academy program
The Paducah Police Department is now accepting applications for its Junior Citizen's Police Academy. The program, for children ages 11 through 17, will allow children to learn about the police department and its special units including K9, bomb squad, SWAT, digital forensics, and more. The class takes place June 12-16,...
Who stole the antlers? Marshall County Sheriff’s Office wants to know
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office wants help finding a set of antlers. Antlers were stolen from a yard of a home in Marshall County. The antler are bronze and fit onto the elk in the photo. Anyonw who has information is asked to...
Metropolis Police Report
METROPOLIS – The following information was released by the Metropolis Police Department on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. A Metropolis officer observed Jacqueline D. Oliver, 49, of Metropolis at the Spence Apts. near 7th and Yasoda. Oliver was wanted on a warrants. The warrants were issued by Massac County for FTA – Possession of Methamphetamine, 3 counts of Possession of Controlled Substances and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Oliver was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Marshall County Sheriff announces roadway checkpoints
Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hilbrecht has announced motorists in the county should be aware his office will implement traffic safety checkpoints during June. The idea is to to reduce impaired and distracted driving, collisions, and other traffic violations. A list of checkpoint locations is available for viewing on the West...
ATV crash claims life of Mayfield man in Marshall County
An ATV accident in Marshall County on Monday claimed the life of a Mayfield man. Deputies said the driver, identified as 51-year-old James Burgess, appears to have lost control of the ATV during a sharp curve on Harrison Road. The ATV flipped over and landed on Burgess. He was pronounced...
Mayfield man dies in ATV crash in Marshall County
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A third person died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eight days in Marshall County. A Mayfield man died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on Monday in Marshall County. James Burgess, 51, of Mayfield was driving an ATV on Harrison Road. He lost control...
Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office reminding drivers to be careful as 400 Mile Yard Sale is underway
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - The sheriff’s office is warning drivers to be aware of heavy traffic for the 400 Mile Yard Sale. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the yard sale started Thursday, June 1 and will continue through Sunday, June 4. They say there will...
Good Samaritan honored for helping save children’s lives after crash
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A good Samaritan was recognized for her life saving efforts. Chelcie Lynch stopped to help with a crash on Interstate 69 on Sunday, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say there were two small children trapped inside a vehicle that had...
Benton, KY man, 4 juveniles face burglary charges
LOWES, Ky. (KBSI) – A Benton man and four juveniles face charges after a burglary in Lowes. On May 24, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a burglary had taken place at a building in the Lowes community on May 20. Graves County Sheriff’s Sgt....
Hickory woman facing multiple drug charges after traffic stop in Graves County
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Hickory woman faces multiple charges after a traffic stop in Graves County on Thursday. Bailey Guzman, 22 of Hickory, faces charges of bail jumping first degree, speeding, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic charges.
Deadly off-roading wrecks
Marshall County emergency responders urge people to keep safety in mind after 2 deadly off-road crashes. People not wearing helmets and too many riders loaded onto ATVs: That’s what local emergency responders say they witnessed over the Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, two men died in crashes just a few miles from each other in Marshall County.
Deputies searching for stolen Ledbetter golf cart
Authorities in Livingston County have requested the public's help with finding a stolen golf cart. The Ezgo golf cart was stolen last Friday from 1501 US 60 West in Ledbetter. The sheriff's office said they've received several tips, but none that have helped them get closer to recovering the vehicle.
Paducah couple facing multiple drug charges after month-long investigation
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah couple faces multiple drug charges after the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office completed a month-long drug investigation. During the month of May 2023, McCracken County Sheriff’s Office Drug Division detectives began an investigation after receiving information alleging that Carruthers was selling illegal drugs.
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