Benton Police Department

  • Agency: Benton Police Department
  • Address: 1009 Main St, Benton, 42025 KY
  • Chief: Gary West (Chief of Police)
Phone: 270-527-3126
Fax: 270-527-7026

Benton Police Department is located at 1009 Main St, Benton, 42025 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary West. The Benton Police Department phone number is 270-527-3126.

Benton Police Department News

Public Service Announcement: these are made for cleaning your clothes, not your mouth. That's all

Thanks to some ingenuity from Benton Electric System Mayfield Hwy is now open.

Mayfield Hwy is currently closed due to a semi stuck in roadway. Closed from W 14th street at the fire dept to Walnut street where the old middle school gym is. It may be closed for several hours

I 24 westbound is shut down in Marshall Co. No traffic will be able to get onto I 24 from either the parkway at exit 25 or exit 27 in Calvert. Currently have 2 semi's that are jacknifed and multiple other cars off in median or side of road.

Just a reminder that the roads are still slippery, especially now with the current snow. We are currently working several collisions, please avoid traveling if at all possible.

Due to the snow accumulation on top of the prior sleet, the roadways have worsened. Please avoid traveling.

The roads are covered in sleet and they're slick! Please avoid getting out, unless you absolutely have to. 🌨❄

The footbridge just south of W 24th Street is closed until further notice. It was damaged from a vehicle collision earlier today and is not safe to cross. Both ends have been marked with yellow caution tape. Please use caution moving around it and watch for oncoming vehicles.

On Thursday morning 12/28/2017 around 06:40 Mrs. Fern Heiston called to report her vehicle stolen. Within a few minutes Sgt. Treadway located the vehicle wrecked on Eggners Ferry Road at the intersection of Steve Poole Road. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 8:00PM on Wednesday 12/27/17 and 06:40 AM Thursday 12/28/17. The vehicle is a white 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. If anyone has any information on who was in this vehicle during that time, please contact Benton PD either thru dispatch at 270- 527-1333 or message us here.

On Sunday 12/24/2017 Officer Nick Spears was off duty at Walmart when he observed a male attempting to leave the store with a shopping cart of unpaid merchandise. Officer Spears contacted dispatch to report the incident. Before officer's arrived, the suspect left the store with the merchandise and began putting it into a vehicle parked in the fire lane in front of the store. Officer Spears confronted the man and identified himself as an Law Enforcement officer with Benton Police Department. The suspect then jumped into his car and attempted to leave. Officer Spears and another unknown citizen attempted to get the keys to the vehicle but was unsuccessful. The suspect left the scene striking Officer Spears, knocking the unknown citizen down, and nearly hitting another citizen that was walking into the store. Within minutes of the incident, the vehicle was located by Deputies of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at the Dollar General Store in Draffenville. Deputy Rudd and Trooper Propes ( KSP) located the suspect and after a short foot pursuit were able to detain him. After a short onscene investigation, Officer Curtner arrested Christopher R Wright ( Marion, KY) charging him with: Theft by Unlawful Taking under $ 500- Shoplifting, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree- Police Officer, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication, and Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree- Motor Vehicle. He was taken to the Marshall County Jail. Neither Officer Spears or the unknown citizen were seriously hurt in the incident. We remind readers that all suspects in post's made are innocent until proven guilty in court.

On Sunday 12/24/2017 Sgt. Treadway was coming in to work a security detail for Walmart. Employees called dispatch to report a shoplifting suspect had left the store and was at a vehicle. As Sgt. Treadway was entering the parking lot, he observed the vehicle leaving. Sgt. Treadway was able to get the vehicle stopped on the northbound ramp to the Purchase Parkway ( I 69). Officer Caleb Curtner went to Walmart to obtain additional information about the call. Sgt. Treadway arrested Allan M. Stewart ( Benton) charging him with Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500- Shoplifting and Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree. Mr. Stewart had previously been issued a trespass notice from Walmart property on 4/07/2016. He was taken to the Marshall County jail. We remind readers that all suspects in post's are innocent until proven guilty in court

Merry Christmas from the Benton Police Department!

The Benton Police Department, needs your help in identifying this male subject. We need to identify him for questioning. If you believe you know who this is, please contact us at 270-527-3126 or message us on Facebook. Thank you.

Everyone come out to the Dickens Christmas Festival this Saturday. The event starts at 2:30 and the parade starts at 6 PM. The parade will start at 5th and Main and travel to East 13th Street and back up Poplar Street to 11th. We look forward to seeing everyone out having fun.

The Benton Police Department is requesting assistance in an ongoing criminal mischief investigation. Sometime between November 30th and December 5th, an unknown individual or individuals entered the Benton Community Building and removed the fire extinguisher and sprayed the building with the contents. This created an extremely large mess and has caused people to have to cancel their reservations for the building. If anyone has information as to who committed this crime then please contact the Benton Police Department at 270-527-1333. Thanks

On Wednesday 12/06/17 Sgt. Treadway began investigating a shoplifting case that happened on Sunday 12/03/17. Anyone that may know the identity of the man in the photo is asked to contact Benton PD either by phone at 270-527-1333 (dispatch) or message us here. He may have ties to the Henry County/Paris, Tn area. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

On Sunday 11/26/2017 Officer Caleb Curtner observed Mr. Damon Turner around the 600 block of Poplar Street. Officer Curtner knew that Mr. Turner had active warrants for his arrest. Upon Mr. Turners arrest, Officer Curtner located 2 syringe needles in a pocket. A field test was conducted on the liquid inside and tested positive for methamphetamine. Mr. Turner was arrested and charged with: Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Appear in Court warrant from marshall County, and a Contempt of Court- Failure to Pay Fines warrant from Marshall County. Officer Curtner was assisted By Deputy Greenfield.

Officer R. Moore, is currently investigating a theft that occurred at Walmart, on 11/14/17. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Benton Police Department at 270-527-3126, Marshall County Dispatch at 270-527-1333, or contact us through Facebook. Thank you

The Benton Police Department needs your help identifying a suspect involved in a theft from Wal-Mart. If you have any information on the suspect's identity please contact Sergeant Sanderson at 270-527-1333 or send a message on Facebook. Thank you.

If anyone is missing their hay bale, we found it in front of Benton gas office.