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

We want to recognize our civilian staff! We could not do our jobs without you!!! Thank you for all you do. #administrativeprofessionalsday

Paducah police are asking motorists to avoid the area of Hannan Plaza at Lone Oak Road and Alben Barkley Drive for the next several hours. A gas leak is significantly impacting traffic in the area. The leak is in an Atmos Energy line near Fernwood Apartments. There are limited evacutions of a few buildings in the immediate area. Please avoid the area or find an alternative route.

Recently Adelle Sansom, a federal police officer from Melbourne, Australia visited the department. It was great having her here to compare policing in the US and Australia. She also visited with the Explorer Post and answered LOTS of questions.

Have you ever wanted more information about the Paducah Police Department? Have you ever thought about a career in law enforcement? Check out our 2017 Annual Report for more information. http://www.paducahky.gov/sites/default/files/PD-Annual-Report-2017.pdf

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to steal more than $1,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart on Paducah’s southside. Employees said the man walked out of the store with a cart containing the merchandise about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Employees confronted the man and he left the cart in front of the store and fled on foot. 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.

Don't forget!!! Drawing is May 1, 2018.

As many of you know, today is the first day of the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show. With an influx of out of town visitors, please allow extra time to arrive to your destination and patience as many drivers are not familiar with our streets. Welcome to Paducah AQS Quilters!

The Paducah Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Certified Police Officer. Applications will be accepted until close of business May 11, 2018. • Certified officers may receive up to 5 years of service credit ($64,796 salary including benefits) • Paid sick leave, vacation, and holiday time • Take home vehicle • Uniform allowance • Tuition reimbursement program We are also accepting applications for Recruit Police Officer. Applications for this position will also be accepted until close of business May 11, 2018. To apply: Visit http://www.paducahky.gov/recruiting-and-hiring

A McCracken County man remains in jail after two teen-agers, reported missing from Henderson, TN, showed up at a house in Forest Hills subdivision, claiming to have been kidnapped and sexually assaulted. A resident called police after the two girls, ages 15 and 16, showed up at her house on Saturday, April 7. The girls said they had been kidnapped from Tennessee and brought to Paducah by a man who lived nearby. During brief interviews, the girls told detectives that they had been abducted from Henderson, TN, and brought to Paducah. They said they were sexually assaulted multiple times and were forced to cut and dye their hair. They said they escaped the home when the man went to work on April 7. A computer check revealed the girls had been reported missing from Chester County, TN. Authorities there were conducting a missing persons investigation, and Paducah Det. Beau Green began working with them on the case. A joint investigation revealed that one of the two girls had previously had contact through social media with a Paducah man who lived in the area where the girls turned up. Det. Beau Green located the man’s home in Forest Hills and found the girls had accurately described the immediate area, his vehicle and the suspect himself. Green interviewed the man, Joshua S. Meyer, on Tuesday, April 10. Meyer told Green he had met one of the girls on social media more a year ago and he knew that they had run away from home in Henderson. He admitted driving to Henderson and bringing the girls back to Paducah and engaging in sex acts with both of them. Meyer was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing. Additional charges are likely.

The Paducah Police Department Honor Guard will be presenting the colors during the National Anthem at the St. Louis Cardinal vs. Pittsburg Pirates baseball game on June 2, 2018 at Busch Stadium. The Honor Guard has a limited number of tickets for sale. The money from the ticket sales will be used to assist with costs incurred when traveling for line of duty deaths or as needed for supplies and equipment. Tickets are $30.00 and are in section 228. For more information or to purchase tickets call Detective Matthew Scheer at 270-444-8553 Opt.2

Thank you City of Paducah 911 - Paducah, KY The First First Responders #nationaltelecommunicationsweek

Please join the Paducah Police Department in welcoming our newest officer! Recruit Officer Matthew Strohmeier was officially sworn in Tuesday night at the Paducah City Commission meeting by Circuit Judge Tim Kaltenbach. He will begin the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, Eastern Kentucky University, in a few weeks!

Time: 9:34 a.m. Date: Monday, April 9, 2018 Location: 1100 block of North Friendship Road, Paducah Suspect(s): Charlie Hopkins, 46, of Smithland, KY, arrested on a Paducah Police Department warrant charging him with attempted murder A Smithland man has been arrested after firing several shots at an apartment where his former girlfriend was staying, then barricading himself in his house and holding officers at bay for several hours Monday morning. Charlie Hopkins was arrested early Monday afternoon at his home by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Paducah police were called at 9:34 a.m. Monday to an apartment on North Friendship Road. Allison Schnuck told officers that she had been in a relationship with Hopkins, but had fled Sunday to a friend’s home on North Friendship Road. Schnuck told officers that Hopkins had found out where she was, and had come to the apartment, cursing and beating on the door. While Schnuck was on the phone with dispatchers, Hopkins fired two shots at the door in an attempt to gain entry. Schnuck and a 13-year-old who lives in the apartment hid at the rear of the apartment until officers arrived. Hopkins was gone when officers arrived at the apartment, and Schnuck told them he probably was heading back to his home on Holland Drive in Smithland. Livingston County authorities and Kentucky State Police were notified, and Hopkins was located at the home a short time later. Hopkins opened the front door several times, but refused to come out. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department made contact with Hopkins and eventually arrested him without incident.

*SHOOTING UPDATE** Lonnie J. Moore has been located and arrested on his warrant from Massac County. Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting which led to the death of Sheila Lang and the severe injury of Clifford Moore. Further details concerning the incident will be released when they become available. Anyone with information about the incident 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

Today begins Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. Take a few minutes this week and publicly thank your local dispatchers. #thefirstfirsrresponders

SHOOTING UPDATE: Please note the attached picture is of Lonnie Moore (person of interest) Arrested: Michael Evers, 21, of Belknap, Il Person of Interest: Lonnie J. Moore, 34, of Vienna, Il ​A Belknap, Illinois man has been charged in connection with a shooting in the early morning hours of April 5th, which left one dead and another injured. ​ Michael Evers was arrested by the Metropolis Police Department on a Kentucky warrant charging him with Assault, 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Massac County Jail. Police are still seeking a person of interest in the case, Lonnie J. Moore. Moore is described as being a 34 year old black male, 5’10”, 245lbs, bald head, and facial hair (see attached picture). Moore currently has an outstanding warrant from of Massac County, Illinois charging him with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer. Moore is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information about the incident or Moore’s whereabouts 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.

** UPDATE** The Paducah Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which left one dead and another severely injured as a homicide investigation. The Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, KY performed an autopsy this morning on the body of one of the victims, identified as 42 year old Sheila A. Lang of Paducah. Preliminary results indicate Ms. Lang died due a gunshot wound she received in the early morning hours of April 5, 2018. The other victim injured in the shooting, 31 year old Clifford D. Moore of Paducah, was transported to a local hospital where is currently listed as being in critical condition. Detectives are actively following up on information about the incident and who may be responsible for the shooting. 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.

The Paducah Police Department responded to a “check welfare” request at an apartment in the 2300 block of S. 25th Street in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 5, 2018. Upon arrival, officers located two victims inside the residence who had apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims was found to be deceased and the other victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. At this time, the victims’ information is being withheld pending family notification. More information will be released as it becomes available. 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 investigating a break-in at Paducah Running and Cycling Co., 102 S. 31st St. Officers said someone broke into the business through a window and took two bicycles: a white and baby blue Revolution mountain bike valued at $7,000, and an iridescent purple Ozonys trail bike valued at $3,000. Anyone with information about the bicycles or the break-in 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.

Please be aware of strong storms that will be moving into our area this afternoon/evening.

The Paducah Police Department is continuing an internal review after a man arrested on various drug and assault charges died. Joshua A. Fuson, 33, of the 500 block of County Park Road was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, March 25, after his brother called police to report Joshua had overdosed. Joshua Fuson initially agreed to go with Mercy Ambulance personnel for medical treatment, but fled when they got outside of his brother’s apartment building. He fought with officers and spat at them and ambulance personnel before he was handcuffed and transported to McCracken County Regional Jail. He was booked into jail on charges of public intoxication (controlled substance), resisting arrest, two counts of third-degree assault, menacing and disorderly conduct. A short time later, medical personnel were summoned to the jail after Fuson became unresponsive. Kentucky State Police are investigating Fuson’s death, and the Paducah Police Department is assisting them, as needed. “On behalf of the police department, I extend my deepest sympathy to Mr. Fuson’s family,” said Chief of Police Brandon Barnhill. “This is a tragic death, and evidence that drug use continues to tear our families apart.” Out of respect for the Kentucky State Police investigation, the Paducah Police Department will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.

If you are near The University of Tennessee at Martin today and have an interest in law enforcement, go visit the Paducah Police Department’s information table. Officer Kelly Drew is there to answer any of your questions.

Please join the Paducah Police Department in wishing Assistant Chief Brian Krueger a happy retirement! A/C Krueger joined the Paducah PD on Nov. 30, 1998, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was promoted to Sergeant on July 7, 2005, to Captain on Dec. 21, 2006, and to Assistant Chief on Jan. 23, 2014. He has served in both the Operations and Support Services divisions, and was commander of the latter at the time of his retirement. Enjoy your well-earned retirement!

Our hearts are breaking as we hear of another fallen officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the Hopkinsville Police Officer that lost his life earlier this evening.

Interested in a career in law enforcement? Visit Officer Kelly Drew at John A. Logan’s Career Fair John A. Logan College