THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVISES THAT TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON WILL CAUSE ANY WET ROADWAYS TO QUICKLY BECOME SLICK. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AS UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL QUICKLY BECOME TREACHEROUS.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Campbellsville, KY— This holiday season, Campbellsville Police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement. From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
Campbellsville Police is giving fair warning to all partygoers. “You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving,” said Chief Tim Hazlette.
Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions– and serious legal consequences.
Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads, and the Campbellsville Police Department is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep roads safe.
Nationally, in the Decembers from 2007 to 2011 there were 4,169 people killed in crashes that involved drivers with blood Alcohol concentrations of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes across the nation in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes.
On December 14, 2013, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to 107 West Hord Stret in reference to a physical altercation. Upon officer arrival, officers made contact with Thomas Guajardo at 107 West Hord Street. Guarjardo had been stabbed during the altercation with an unknown black male. Guajardo was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville – Taylor Co. EMS.
The officers were able to identify the assailant as Marvin Brown (BM age 34) of Campbellsville, KY. Marvin Brown was located in the area of High Pine Apartments. Brown was arrested for Assault 1st degree. Brown was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville – Taylor Co. EMS where he was treated for his injuries that had occurred during the assault. Brown was released by TRH and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
On Thursday, December 05, 2013 at approximately 5:30 A.M., the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint of a disturbance at 103 Vintage Lane. Once officers arrived on the scene, it was determined that 28 year old Joel C. Yarberry of Columbia had broken into the residence and was attempting to rape the resident.
Joel C. Yarberry age 28 was arrested by Campbellsville Police and charged with;
Burglary 2nd, Assault 4th (Domestci), Rape 1st (Attempted), and Resisting Arrest.
Yarberry was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
The Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating a suspected rape that occurred in July 2013.
The investigation was initiated on 11/16/13 and led to the arrest of Jeffery Watson (7/23/72) of 337 Puryear Road on 12/2/13. Watson was arrested for Rape 3rd Degree on a Taylor District Warrant and was released on a $5000 bond.
The incident was investigated by Ben Riggs (Campbellsville PD) and Brian Pickard (TCSO).
The charge of Rape 3rd is defined as:
(1) A person is guilty of rape in the third degree when:
(a) He engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent because he or she is mentally retarded;
(b) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than sixteen (16) years old; or
(c) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than eighteen (18) years old and for whom he or she provides a foster family home as defined in KRS 600.020;
(d) Being a person in a position of authority or position of special trust, as defined in KRS 532.045, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under sixteen (16) years old with whom he or she comes into contact as a result of that position; or
(e) Being a jailer, or an employee, contractor, vendor, or volunteer of the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, or a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010, or of an entity under contract with either department or a detention facility for the custody, supervision, evaluation, or treatment of offenders, he or she subjects a person who he or she knows is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated, or treated by the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, detention facility, or contracting entity, to sexual intercourse.
(2) Rape in the third degree is a Class D felony. 8.2.16 ()
The Campbellsville Police Department on December 3, 2013, responded to an injury accident on Ingram Ave at 9:08 P.M.
77 year old Alice M. Robinson of Campbellsville was driving a 1997 Buick Lesabre. 34 year old Lucretia R. Vaughn of Campbellsville was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram.
1 patient was transported to Taylor Regional by CTCEMS.
Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.
Campbellsville Fire/Rescue & CTCEMS assisted on the scene.
Accident is still under investigation by Officer Dexter Colvin.
The Campbellsville Police Department, today (Tuesday December 3, 2013), received a report of a traffic collision on KY 210 at the intersection of KY 3212 (Old Pitman Creek Road).
The Campbellsville Police Received a report of a traffic collision with possible injuries at 7:14 AM. Officers Ryan Jewell and Nelson Bishop responded and conducted an investigation.
A tractor trailer driven by Charles J. Conley; w/m; age 52; Guston, KY was traveling east on KY 210 and was attempting to turn left onto KY 3212. A pickup truck operated by Allen J. Reckelhoff; w/m age 46; from Indiana was also traveling east on KY 210 following the semi-tractor-trailer.
The investigation reveals that the pickup truck was unable to stop as the semi-tractor-trailer was turning and struck the trailer. Both vehicles came to rest in the east lane of KY 210.
Neither driver required treatment at the scene. Reckelhoff did receive scratches to his hand.
The collision remains under investigation by Campbellsville Police.
The Campbellsville Police Department, today Friday, November 22, 2013, responded to an injury accident on Green River Plaza at 11:11 A.M. hours.
45 year old Sherri Morgan of Greensburg was driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonnieville .
67 year old Dorothy Underwood of Summersville was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo.
2 patients were transported to Taylor Regional by CTCEMS.
CTCEMS and Campbellsville Fire/Rescue assisted on the scene.
Accident is still under investigation by Sgt. Shannon Wilson.
Updated 11/24/2013: The Golden Alert issued for Mr. John Kessinger has been cancelled. Mr. Kessinger went missing on October 20th and returned home safely today.
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton would like to extend a thank you to the community and the news media for all the assistance in locating Mr. Kessinger.
A Golden Alert has been issued for 55 year old John Kessinger of Saloma Road in Campbellsville.
Mr. Kessinger left his residence at approximately 1:0o p.m. last date. Mr. Kessinger was last seen in the Russell County / Jamestown area at 9:00 p.m. last date but has since left the area. Mr. Kessinger is walking and was last known to be wearing dark colored pants, dark colored shirt with the words “Got Jesus” written in white and a Notre Dame jacket. Mr. Kessinger is a white male, 5’11, 160 lbs with hazel eyes and gray hair.
Mr. Kessinger has stated in the past he was going to Tennessee to tend to a farm. The family is unaware of any farm he would be going to. Mr. Kessinger does have family in Dandridge, TN, but has had no contact with the family in several years. Mr. Kessinger is known to be delusional and possibly suffering from early stages of dementia.
If anyone see Mr. Kessinger, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Taylor County Sheriff Department at 270-465-4351
The Campbellsville Police Department, today November 18, 2013, responded to a bomb threat at Taco Bell, 800 E. Broadway. The management of Taco Bell had evacuated the restaurant prior to emergency services arrival. The restaurant was searched by emergency services and nothing was found during the search. A investigation is being opened into this incident and being investigated by Ofc. Roy Rodgers.
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department and Campbellsville Fire/Rescue