Paducah Police Department

  • Agency: Paducah Police Department
  • Address: 1400 Broadway, Paducah, 42002 KY
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Paducah Police Department is located at 1400 Broadway, Paducah, 42002 KY. The Paducah Police Department phone number is 270-444-8548.

Paducah Police Department News

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man that may have information regarding a theft from a Paducah business. Over the last several weeks several brass bushing have been taken from Precision Machine. A man was seen on surveillance in the area where the thefts have been occurring. Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

The Paducah Police Department Locates Missing Bacon. Mr. Bacon escaped from his residence earlier today and was apprehended by Officer Winebarger without incident. Bacon was said to be in good health and wagging his tail

**Attention Local Businesses** The Paducah Police Department is offering a free training on Forgery, Fraud & Counterfeit Training on November 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at CFSB- Southside Banking Center. For more information contact: Detective William Hodges at 270-444-8553 option 4 or whodges@paducahky.gov

One of two vehicles stolen last week in Paducah after they were left unlocked with the keys inside has been recovered. A silver 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck stolen Wednesday from the parking lot of Supreme Muffler, 234 S. Beltline Highway, was located Saturday near Hickory, KY, by the Graves County Sheriff’s Department. It was towed to the Paducah Police Department to be searched for evidence. A trailer the truck was towing at the time of the theft and lawn mowers on the trailer were recovered Thursday at a separate location in Graves County. A man told police he left his company-owned truck with the keys inside on the parking lot of Supreme Muffler, 2334 S. Beltline Highway, while he went inside to talk with someone. He told officers he heard someone, presumably a juvenile, come into the business and say “they should steal that truck.” The man said a short time later he saw the truck being driven off the parking lot and heading west on Jackson Street. Paducah police issued a reminder Wednesday afternoon on the department’s Facebook page for citizens to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from them. That reminder came after a man reported his gold 2005 Lexus was stolen from his home on North 36th Street. The man said he left the keys in the vehicle, and discovered it was missing about 5 a.m. Wednesday. The man was warned last month through the police department’s “Lock It or Lose It” program about leaving the keys in his vehicle. The “Lock It or Lose It” campaign is aimed at reducing the number of vehicle thefts and thefts of items from vehicles. The PPD launched the program several months ago. Anyone with information about either theft is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

We received some very kind notes from members of this year's Citizen's Police Academy. Thank you to all that participated and we look forward to next year's class.

The Paducah Police Department is honored to be featured in an article in the October edition of The Police Chief magazine which is read by law enforcement officials across the U.S. and around the world. The article is about a project in which Officer Gretchen Morgan surveyed students at Paducah Tilghman High School and had them write essays about their perceptions of police.

The Paducah Police Department is honored to be featured in an article, written in part by two of its employees, in the October edition of The Police Chief magazine. The article is about a project in which Officer Gretchen Morgan surveyed students at Paducah Tilghman High School and had them write essays about their perceptions of police. It was written by Assistant Chief David White, Crime Analyst Michael Zidar and two doctoral students at Southern Illinois University -- Carbondale. The Police Chief magazine is a publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is read by thousands of law enforcement officials and others, worldwide. The article is attached below.

Officer Hudson, Sgt. Craven, and K9 Huub visited McNabb Elementary for Red Ribbon Week. Students got to hear a message from Officer Hudson about dangers of drugs and alcohol and a K9 demonstration from Sgt. Craven and K9 Hubb. Mcnabb Elementary School

Time: 2:35 p.m. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 Location: 2334 S. Beltline Highway, Paducah For the second time in two days, the Paducah Police Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle that was left unlocked with the keys in it. A man left his company-owned truck with the keys inside on the parking lot of Supreme Muffler, 2334 S. Beltline Highway, while he went inside to talk with someone. He told police he heard someone, presumably a juvenile, come into the business and say “they should steal that truck.” The man said a short time later he saw the truck being driven off the parking lot and heading west on Jackson Street. Missing is a silver 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck, pulling a black trailer. On the trailer were a Ferris 72-inch lawnmower and a Husqvarna push mower. Total value was estimated at $18,300. Paducah police issued a reminder Wednesday afternoon on the department’s Facebook page for citizens to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from them. That reminder came after a man reported his gold 2005 Lexus was stolen from his home on North 36th Street. The man said he left the keys in the vehicle, and discovered it was missing about 5 a.m. Wednesday. The man was warned last month through the police department’s “Lock It or Lose It” program about leaving the keys in his vehicle. The “Lock It or Lose It” campaign is aimed at reducing the number of vehicle thefts and thefts of items from vehicles. The PPD launched the program several months ago. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

Paducah police are reminding citizens again to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from them. This reminder comes in the wake of the theft of a vehicle last night from North 36th Street. The owner said he left the keys in the vehicle and found it was missing about 5 a.m. today. The man was warned last month through the Paducah Police Department's "Lock It or Lose It" program about leaving the keys in his vehicle. The "Lock It or Lose It" campaign is aimed at reducing the number of vehicle thefts and thefts of items from vehicles. The PPD launched the program several months ago.

We understand that feeling safe is extremely important. The ability to observe public spaces is too, especially when it causes someone to consider what he or she might do and, unfortunately in some cases, after a crime has been committed. The primary purpose of the overall camera system is Observation and Crime Control/Prevention, and cameras that have existed for years have assisted with accomplishing these efforts. The recent contract approval with Alert Alarms Incorporated is part of an ongoing project to improve existing infrastructure. The three new cameras will be located along the westerly section of the earthen flood wall beginning at 6th & Campbell Streets and ending on the west side of US Highway 45.The camera locations will allow monitoring of this section of the floodwall, barge and boat traffic along the Ohio River, the Brookport Bridge, and nearby critical infrastructure. Several thousand feet of the Greenway Trail, including the area of the pedestrian tunnel that runs beneath Highway 45, will also be observable. We feel it is important to note that the contract amount also pays for a key piece of the overall camera system known as the Network Video Recorder, parts, software, hardware, equipment rental, labor, and annual maintenance of the entire system. Alert Alarms Incorporated was the only company that submitted a bid for this project.

Time: 12:15 a.m. Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 Location: 3300 block of Central Avenue, Paducah Suspects: Juveniles, ages 16 and 17, both charged with misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking and curfew violation Two teen-agers were charged early Thursday morning after a resident heard dogs barking and saw people inside his car parked outside. Officers were called to the 3300 block of Central Avenue and found the car with an interior light on. Less than a block away, Officer Cody Santel found two juveniles matching the description given by the resident. One of the youths had in his possession several items identified by the resident as having been taken from his car. The youths were cited on charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking and curfew violation, and released to their parents or guardians.

Lots of fun reading today at Paducah Headstart!! We love all the relationships we are building. Chief Brandon Barnhill, Officer Dana Davie, Officer John Smith, and Officer Gretchen Morgan read to students at Paducah Head Start Preschool

Incredible little girl. It was an honor to meet her. RosalynLoves

The Paducah Police Department received a wonderful visit today from a 7-year-old bundle of love named Rosalyn. Rosalyn has made it her mission to travel around the United States showing her love to law enforcement officers by giving them hugs!!! Kentucky is the 24th state Rosalyn has visited. Chief Brandon Barnhill appointed Rosalyn as an Honorary Paducah Police Officer and presented her with a certificate. Her story can be found at RosalynLoves.com and on Facebook at RosalynLoves

Time: 5:32 a.m. Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 Location: Hinkleville Road (U.S. 60) in front of Michael’s Driver 1: Lawrence Dickey, 68, of Paducah, driving a passenger car Driver 2: Quincy Gary, 69, of Erlington, KY, driving a semi-tractor and trailer A Paducah man was killed in a two-vehicle collision early Saturday morning on Hinkleville Road. Quincy Gary told police he was driving a semi-tractor and trailer west on Hinkleville Road when a passenger car ran a red traffic light in front of Michael’s arts and crafts store and pulled into his path. His truck hit the car broadside in the driver’s side. The driver of the car, Lawrence Dickey, was pronounced dead at the scene. Westbound traffic on the highway was shut down for about two hours. The collision is being investigated by the Paducah Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Team.

Time: Approximately 2:30 AM Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Location: 2600 Block of HC Mathis Drive/ 300 Block of Strathmoor Drive Arrested: Steven L. Davis, 52, of Mayfield, Charged with receiving stolen property u/$10,000 Jeffery Bennett, 34, of Paducah, Charged with theft by unlawful taking u/$10,000 Two Paducah men were charged with crimes relating to the recent theft of mopeds. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, a resident in the 1600 block of Jefferson Street reported to the Paducah Police Department that they had returned home in the evening to find that their 2009 Vespa moped had been stolen sometime during the day. A description of the stolen moped was distributed among officers in the department in order for them observe for it when on patrol. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at approximately 2:20 AM, Officer Steven Thompson observed the stolen moped in the 2600 block of HC Mathis Drive. The operator, identified as Steven L. Davis, was interviewed and arrested for Receiving Stolen Property u/$10,000. Detective Travis Watson was contacted and responded to the scene to investigate the incident. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was issued for a residence in the 300 block of Strathmoor Drive. There, police located and seized and another stolen moped, as well as several moped parts that had been taken from the stolen Vespa moped. The individual in possession of the stolen moped and moped parts, identified as Jeffery Bennett, was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking u/$10,000. Both Davis and Bennett were lodged in the McCracken County Jail. Police are continuing to investigate the thefts.

It's Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO, today! Sgt. Kelly Drew and Officer Jason Montgomery are ready to answer all your questions about employment at the Paducah Police Department. Stop by the job fair and see them if you're interested in a career in law enforcement!

Sgt. Kelly Drew is at Murray State University's job fair today, spreading the word about the Paducah Police Department! Go by and see him if you're interested in a career in law enforcement!

Date: Oct. 10, 2017 Location: Victoria’s Secret, Kentucky Oaks Mall Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying several women suspected of stealing from a store in Kentucky Oaks Mall. There have been a number of thefts from Victoria’s Secret over the past month, resulting in the loss of several thousand dollars in merchandise. There are multiple suspects, five of whom have been caught on surveillance video. One of the suspects is shown on two separate dates. Anyone with information about the women’s identities is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

The Paducah Police Department offers its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of retired Police Chief Robert Lee Patterson, who died Sunday morning. He served as chief of our department from 1985-1992. "It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of former police Chief Patterson," said current Chief Brandon Barnhill. "Not only was Chief Patterson the first African-American police chief in Paducah, he is credited with being the first in the state." Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Burial with Naval military honors will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. "Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chief Patterson during this difficult time," Chief Barnhill said

Fun day at The Home Depot!! Learning safety tips and building projects too!! Thank you Home Depot for supplying the fun activities.

Great story about our Citizens Police Academy. Look for the 23rd class in August 2018.

Time: 12:57 p.m. Date: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 Location: J.C. Penney, 5101 Hinkleville Road Suspect: White female, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10 and 220 to 240 pounds, with platinum blonde hair Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who stole cosmetics from J.C. Penney in Kentucky Oaks Mall last month. An employee reported an inventory revealed more than $1,000 in cosmetics was missing from the store. Video surveillance showed the woman taking the items was a white female, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10 and 220 to 240 pounds, with platinum blonde hair. Anyone with information about the woman’s identity is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

Congratulations to all of the graduates of this year's Citizens' Police Academy. This is the 22nd class the department has hosted. We hope they enjoyed the class as much as we enjoyed getting to know each one of them.