Barbourville Police Department

  • Agency: Barbourville Police Department
  • Address: 196 Daniel Boone Dr # 200, Barbourville, 40906 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 606-546-3441
Fax: 606-546-4726

Barbourville Police Department is located at 196 Daniel Boone Dr # 200, Barbourville, 40906 KY. The Barbourville Police Department phone number is 606-546-3441.

Barbourville Police Department News

On March 7, 2018 the Barbourville Police Dept. received a call from a local business stating that a vehicle in the parking lot was acting suspicious. When Officer Josh Lawson went to check the vehicle the driver took off speeding south on US 25E toward Pineville at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pursued all the way to Pineville Community Hospital on 25E where it was boxed in and a female driver was taken into custody. The female driver has been identified as 27 year old Kristina Chandler of Middletown Ohio. She was charged with Fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, Reckless driving, Speeding 26mph or more over the limit, Wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, Assault 3rd degree police officer, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs 1st offense, Failure to wear seat belt, Resisting arrest, Criminal mischief 1st degree. She was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Officer Lawson was assisted by Detective Steve Owens, Officer Clay Helton, Kentucky State Police, Pineville Police Department, and Bell County Sheriff's Department.

Arrest made for Knox Co school threat Barbourville, KY. On February 27, 2018 the Barbourville Police Department received a complaint from a local business who stated that a male subject came into their office stating there was going to be a school shooting and that innocent children were going to die. The threats were made toward Lay Elementary School and Central Elementary School. Kenneth Miller, 43 of Barbourville who made the threats also stated that it would take a parent with loose screws and that he had loose screws. An arrest warrant was issued for Kenneth Miller for terroristic threatening 2nd degree. Chief Winston Tye, Officer Eric Martin, Officer Chad Wagner, and Officer Elijah Broughton placed him under arrest at his residence within 1 1/2 hours of the initial call. Mr. Miller was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Officer Eric Martin is continuing the investigation.

The Barbourville Police Department has received enough funds through donations to place an officer at Barbourville City School for the remainder of the school year. We hope this will help ease the kid's fears and protect them to the best of our ability.

On February 18, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Barbourville Police Department and the Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan began receiving calls about a social media post threatening Knox County schools. Barbourville Police Officers along with Kentucky State Troopers initiated a joint investigation immediately. KSP Electronic Crimes Branch assisted by obtaining an address from where the threat was made. Two juveniles were taken into custody and were placed under arrest and taken to Barbourville Police Department for questioning. Knox County Court Designated Worker was contacted and was able to send both juveniles to Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center for their charges. Tpr. Jonathan Corey charged both juveniles with terroristic threatening 2nd degree. Megan Scott, 19, of Corbin who attends Knox Central High School was also arrested for her involvement in this investigation. Ms. Scott was aware of the threats and failed to notify authorities. Ms. Scott was charged with complicity to terroristic threatening and lodged into the Knox County Detention Center. Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Jonathan Corey and Barbourville Police Department. Also assisted at the scene was the Knox County Sheriff's Department.

Looks like the river has crested around 37.8 ft.

Water is still rising in Barbourville, 36.8. Water is crossing S. Main St.

The Cumberland River in Barbourville will crest around 37.6 sometime tonight. That will shut off S. Main St. across the river bridge, Manchester St. At the floodwall to 25e. Please do not drive through the water covered roads. Also no flood gates have been shut and do not anticipate having to shut any. We will keep you up to date if anything changes.

The Barbourville Police Department would like to welcome our newest recruit Chase Henson. Welcome to the family.

Merry Christmas everyone. Please be careful in your travels and responsible in your celebrations.

We had another great day continueing our annual Shop with a Cop. We got to take another great group of kids to Walmart and had a blast.

December 12 marked the annual Shop With a Cop for the Barbourville Police Department. Each year our officers are fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to have our day, year even, brightened by some awesome little children in the community we serve. Tremendous Thank You's to the Barbourville Fire Department for their continued cooperation, assistance and location as well as to Wal-Mart, whom hosts the shopping each year, and every business and individual that provided support to make this possible. It is an honor for the community we serve to allow us the joy of spending the day with a few local children. Thank you again. Thank you to Tosha Stewart for photos.

Today's 5K event is still on as planned. Put on some sleeves and come on out for the run, a walk, cheer someone on, or just pick up a shirt.

Friday, October 27,2017. On Thursday October 26 officers of the Barbourville Police Department were notified that a Barbourville home had been burglarized and a vehicle stolen. According to victim statements the homeowner had laid down for a nap and awoke to discover a purse missing from the dining area of the house. Upon further inspection it was discovered that the Lexus SUV parked outside had been taken by someone entering through a window. Before noon October 27 officers were notified that credit cards from the stolen purse had been used in the area and that one transaction was very recent at a location of South KY 11 just outside Barbourville. A Barbourville officer drove down S KY 11 in an unmarked vehicle observing for the stolen Lexus. A short time later he passed the Lexus and notified nearby units. Officers were able to stop traffic through a construction area allowing them to surround the stolen SUV and take the occupants into custody. Two males, Carmen Yates of Barbourville and Brandon Warren, also of Barbourville were arrested. Both were transported to the Knox County Jail and lodged. Yates (who was driving) was lodged on several different charges and Warren was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000.00. Arrested: Carmen Yates, Barbourville Burglary 2nd Theft by Unlawful Taking O/$10,000 Criminal Mischief 1st Theft of Identity Theft/Rec. Of Stolen Credit Cards Receipt of Card in Violation of KRS Brandon Warren Receiving Stolen Property O/$10,000 Barbourville Officers: Chief Winston Tye SGT. Robert Brown Ptl. Chad Wagner Ptl . Eric Martin Ptl. Adam Townsley Det. Steve Owens

Many times the action and service of police officers everywhere will go unnoticed and unappreciated. It is great when people take a moment from their day to express gratitude for a job well done.

Please remember these men, and all serving across our great land.

Since there has been an unavoidable delay in providing the media an official Release of yesterday's event we are providing our followers with this update via our official release. January 28, 2017 Complaint of armed male harassing a female in Bimble leads to manhunt/stand-off. At 2:39, Friday, January 27 officers of the Barbourville Police Department were dispatched to the Bimble Shell where a female had reported a man armed with a handgun was harassing her. Upon officer arrival an unknown male exited a pick-up, and approached officers in a threatening manner. When confronted by officers he then turned and started away from the officers. A tow truck driver passing through noticed the man and drove around the back of the station in an attempt to cut the man off and slow him down. At that point he drew the firearm on the driver causing him to retreat. The man then continued accross KY 3439 into fields and woods where he was cautiously pursued by officers. Back-up units soon arrived and surrounded the area, forcing the suspect into the woods. Knox Central High School was notified to go into lock-down and Central Elementary was advised to hold their school buses.Officers were able to observe that the man was armed with a firearm, a large knife and brass knuckles while in pursuit. The suspect remained non-complaint but did not present the firearm in a threatening manner in officer's presence. Knox County S.O. and Kentucky State Police responded to assist in the search, creating a large perimeter surrounding the area. Flight into a thick wooded area lead to a search of the area lasting over two hours at which point the suspect was flushed from the woods and sought refuge in a new, unoccupied home that was being built on Hobbs Hollow Road in Stephen Trace. Carpenters at the house flagged down officers that were passing in front notifying them he was behind the house. When the rear corner of the house was cleared by an officer the suspect walked out the back door, he was given commands at gun-point to get on the ground, looked at the officer, ignored commands to place his hands in the air and get down, placed his hand in his coat while turning away from officer and went back into the house, locking the door. He then walked through the house, locking the doors while responding units surrounded the house. Repeated attempts were made by Barbourville Police to negotiate with the man's exit of the house but went without response. Additional BPD, KSP and KCSO units arrived, securing the area and setting a safety perimeter. After additional attempts to negotiate KSP placed a phone in the window and attempted to make contact but attempts were ignored. Kentucky State Police SRT was requested, and responded while police obtained arrest and search warrants. The female, second party to the call, Melissa Drummer, who was transported from the call by BPD was uncooperative in identifying the male and provided no information. Knox S.O. returned to the call scene and recovered two suit cases that were found in the womens restroom at Shell. Video showed that Drummer had taken the cases into the store. Upon examination it was found that one case contained drugs, packaging materials and other paraphernalia, the second case contained a .38 revolver and other items. Drummer was charged in connection to the cases and lodged in the Knox County Jail. Kentucky State Police SRT responded to the location, at which time the scene was turned over to them. While SRT was assessing the scene and attempting to make contact with the suspect a joint off-sight investigation identified the suspect as David R. Wilson of Lexington. All further information has been provided by Kentucky State Police. Assisting were various members of the Barbourville Police Department, Knox County S.O., Kentucky State Police, KSP SRT, Knox EMS SORT, Knox EMS, Barbourville Fire Department, Barbourville Utilities and other individuals and entities that provided information or assistance. Information contained within this release is for informational purposes only. The parties involved are, by rights afforded in the United States, considered innocent until proven guilty. Any errors or ommissions are fully unintentional. As an addition I would like to say that this was the finest multi-agency, cooperative response that I have witnessed in almost 20 years. Thank You to all who provided assistance, relief and support. SO