Williamsburg Police Department

  • Agency: Williamsburg Police Department
  • Address: 423 Main St, Williamsburg, 40769 KY
  • Chief: Denny Shelley (Chief of Police)

Williamsburg Police Department is located at 423 Main St, Williamsburg, 40769 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Denny Shelley. The Williamsburg Police Department phone number is 606-549-6038.

Williamsburg Police Department News

DRUG ARREST: On October 22, 2017 at approximatley 06:00 AM Williamsburg PD Officers Mike Taylor and Cody Jeffries responded to a local motel after receiving calls about a female juvenile in the parking lot asking for a ride back to Indiana. Upon arrival the Officers made contact with the juvenile who stated she was left at the motel by a friend and was staying in room 115 with a male subject but did not know his name.When Officers knocked on the door of that room they encountered 48 year old Allen Jewell Bradley from Louisville, Kentucky. Bradley stated the juvenile was staying in the room with him but he did not know her name. Officers then asked for consent to search and discovered 1 pound of Crystal Methamphetamine ( ICE) along wth 29 grams of Marijuana and 95 suspected Ecstacy pills. Arrested at the scene 48 year old Allen Bradley Jewell he was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree Methamphetamine, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st Degree, and Possession of Marijuana. The Juvenile was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st Degree and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center.

The Williamsburg Police Department will be hosting a Women’s carry concealed class on Saturday September the 16th at 8 am and should end by 6 pm at the Williamsburg Tourism center. The class is free except the state required $25.00 fee that must be paid to the Department of Criminal Justice Training for providing the class materials. The check or money order for the fee needs to be made out to the Williamsburg Police Department. All attendees are required to bring a working firearm that they know how to disassemble and reassemble to clean, 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm, a gun cleaning kit, eye and ear protection. There is a limited amount of spaces available for the class. If anyone is interested in attending please call 606-549-6087 by Friday the 15th by 3 pm to get a space in class. Any changes will be updated on Facebook. Thank you

UPDATE: Johnny E Mullis has been apprehended in Anderson county TN.

WANTED Area Law enforcement is requesting assistance locating Johnny E Mullis Jr he is wanted on multiple warrants and he is considered armed and dangerous anyone with information is asked to call Whitley County dispatch at 549-6017.

All fireworks after midnight are prohibited by order of the Mayor. Please respect those who must return to work in the morning.

On March 30, 2017 at approximately 7:43 PM Williamsburg Police Department responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident located on Cemetery Road in the city limits of Williamsburg. Upon arrival officers learned a 3 year old female child was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Cemetery Road. Preliminary investiagtion indicates the child was crossing the roadway attempting to reach her father who was standing on the opposite side of the roadway. Witnesses at the scene told investigators the child crossed in front of the oncoming vehicle driven by Richard Smith and the driver did everything he could have done to avoid the accident. Investigators have ruled out speed and impairment as contributing factors. Despite statements from other agency officials and news outlets weather was not a contributing factor. The child was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS and transported to Baptist Health where she was later released. The driver of the vehicle Richard Smith was cited by investigators for permit violation and no operators License. Williamsburg Police was assisted at the scene by Williamsburg Fire Department.

Here are some photos from the March 24th and 25th Ladies Shooting Fundamentals Class held by Williamsburg PD.

Williamsburg Police to Host FREE Ladies Shooting Fundamentals Class (THIS IS NOT A CARRY CONCEALED COURSE) This class is designed for ladies 21 years old and up with little to no shooting experience with a handgun. We will cover stance, grip, sight picture, and finger placement. drawing and holstering the weapon, loading/unloading and reloading, malfuctions, holsters, cleaning and firing from different positions. This class will consist of 3 hours classroom and range time ( Everyone Feels Comfortable!!). Items needed: Handgun/Holster ( Something you are comfortable with) Ammunition- Minimum of 100 rounds (practice rounds not hollow points) Safety glasses, hearing protection (ear muffs or ear plugs) Gun cleaning kit. The class will be held March 24-25 at the Wiliamsburg City Hall starting at 6:00 PM on the 24th and will continue on the 25th starting at 0900 AM for safety reasons we can only take 25 students at a time. if you are interested in the class please come by Williamsburg City Hall and pick up a registration form or if you have any questions please call Chief Wayne Bird, Lt Jim Pool, Deputy Chief Jason Caddell or K-9 officer Brandon Prewitt at 606-549-6087 or 606-549-6038

Is Your Teen Using? Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse There’s no easy way to figure out if your teen is using drugs or alcohol. As you’ll see, many of the signs and symptoms of teen substance abuse listed below are also, at times, typical adolescent behavior. Many are also symptoms of mental health issues, including depression or anxiety disorders. If you’ve noticed any of the changes related to substance abuse listed below, don’t be afraid to come right out and ask your teen direct questions like “Have you been offered drugs?” If yes, “What did you do?” or “Have you been drinking or using drugs?” While no parent wants to hear a “yes” response to these questions, be prepared for it. Decide, in advance, how you’ll respond to a “yes”. Make sure you reassure your child that you’re looking out for him or her, and that you only want the best for his or her future. Of course, not all teens are going to fess up to drug or alcohol use, and a “no” could also mean your child is in need of help for mental health issues. That’s why experts strongly recommend that you consider getting a professional assessment of your child with a pediatrician or child psychologist to find out what’s going on. In the case of teen substance abuse, don’t be afraid to err on the side of caution. Teaming up with professionals to help your teen is the best way to make sure he or she has a healthy future. Personal Appearance •Messy, shows lack of caring for appearance •Poor hygiene •Red, flushed cheeks or face •Track marks on arms or legs (or long sleeves in warm weather to hide marks) •Burns or soot on fingers or lips (from “joints” or “roaches” burning down) Personal Habits or Actions •Clenching teeth •Smell of smoke or other unusual smells on breath or on clothes •Chewing gum or mints to cover up breath •Heavy use of over-the-counter preparations to reduce eye reddening, nasal irritation, or bad breath •Frequently breaks curfew •Cash flow problems •Reckless driving, car accidents, or unexplained dents in the car •Avoiding eye contact •Locked doors •Going out every night •Secretive phone calls •“Munchies” or sudden appetite Behavioral Issues Associated with Teen Substance Abuse •Change in relationships with family members or friends •Loss of inhibitions •Mood changes or emotional instability •Loud, obnoxious behavior •Laughing at nothing •Unusually clumsy, stumbling, lack of coordination, poor balance •Sullen, withdrawn, depressed •Unusually tired •Silent, uncommunicative •Hostility, anger, uncooperative behavior •Deceitful or secretive •Makes endless excuses •Decreased Motivation •Lethargic movement •Unable to speak intelligibly, slurred speech, or rapid-fire speech •Inability to focus •Hyperactivity •Unusually elated •Periods of sleeplessness or high energy, followed by long periods of “catch up” sleep •Disappearances for long periods of time School- or Work-Related Issues •Truancy or loss of interest in schoolwork •Loss of interest in extracurricular activities, hobbies, or sports •Failure to fulfill responsibilities at school or work •Complaints from teachers or co-workers •Reports of intoxication at school or work Health Issues Related to Teen Substance Abuse •Nosebleeds •Runny nose, not caused by allergies or a cold •Frequent sickness •Sores, spots around mouth •Queasy, nauseous •Seizures •Vomiting •Wetting lips or excessive thirst (known as “cotton mouth”) •Sudden or dramatic weight loss or gain •Skin abrasions/bruises •Accidents or injuries •Depression •Headaches •Sweatiness Home- or Car-Related •Disappearance of prescription of over-the-counter pills •Missing alcohol or cigarettes •Disappearance of money or valuables •Smell in the car or bottles, pipes, or bongs on floor or in glove box •Appearance of unusual containers or wrappers, or seeds left on surfaces used to clean marijuana, like Frisbees, •Appearance of unusual drug apparatuses, including pipes, rolling papers, small medicine bottles, eye drops, butane lighters, or makeshift smoking devices, like bongs made out of toilet paper rolls and aluminum foil •Hidden stashes of alcohol

Traffic Advisory WPD is currently working a single vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle on West Main Street between Becks Creek and Brush Arbor. The roadway is shutdown all traffic should use an alternate route.

NOW HIRING CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY WILLIAMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT P.O. Box 119 WILLIAMSBURG, KY 40769 The Williamsburg Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer until Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Applications are available in the Administrative Assistant's Office located at 423 Main Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are also available online at www.williamsburgky.com. To be eligible for consideration, all applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate, be age 21 or older, possess a valid KY driver’s license, be medically and physically fit, and pass a background investigation and a drug screen. All selected applicants must either be Academy Trained or pass Peace Officer Professional Standards testing conducted at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. The testing will include physical fitness, polygraph, drug screen, and written suitability screener prior to employment. Upon hire, non-certified applicants must attend 23 weeks of basic police officer training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Kentucky. If you have questions, contact Chief Wayne Bird or Deputy Chief Jason Caddell at 606-549-6087. “The City of Williamsburg is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” The City of Williamsburg is a “Drug Free Workplace”.

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 3:15 PM the Williamsburg Police Department received multiple calls from various locations throughout the city in reference to counterfeit fifty dollar bills being passed. Witnesses described a late model white Chevy Colorado pickup truck and one witness identified the suspect as 35 year old Donnie E Grubb. At approximately 4:00 PM Officer David Rowe and Captain Eddie Cain observed the suspect vehicle on US 25W and conducted a traffic stop. Grubb admitted to officers after he was confronted by McDonalds employees he destroyed a counterfeit fifty that he attempted to pass at that location. After reviewing video surveillance officers determined Grubb had passed three counterfeit bills at three different locations in the city of Williamsburg. Donnie E Grubb was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence, 3 Counts Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

SHOOTING UPDATE On January 12, 2017 around 9:00 am WPD responded to a shooting at a Mt. Morgan road residence. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim, 31-year-old Natasha R. Archer. The victim suffered from a single gunshot wound to the shoulder/chest. The victim was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS and later transported by helicopter. Officers secured the weapon and shooter, Chris Creekmore. WPD has learned Creekmore and Archer were acquainted, and Archer had stopped by to visit Creekmore. WPD investigators have interviewed two witnesses and Creekmore. The preliminary investigation suggest the shooting may have been accidental but no conclusion will be made until after the victim can be interviewed. At this time, such an interview will not likely occur before Monday. At this time no charges have been filed against Creekmore. The victim is currently at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in stable condition. WPD is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by members of the Whitley County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police.

On January 12, 2017 at approximately 09:00 am the Williamsburg Police Department responded to a shooting at 137 Mt. Morgan Road. Upon arrival officers discovered a female lying outside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the right shoulder. Officers quickly secured the shooter and the scene the victim was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS and was air lifted to the University of Tennesse Medical Center in serious condition. Due to the location of the shooting the Williamsburg Independent School was placed on temporary lockdown that lockdown was lifted once the scene was secured. At this time investigators are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and no arrest have been made.

I-75 Traffic Alert: WPD has traffic blocked from entering or exiting I-75 at the Exit 11 ramps as of 12:45 p.m. January 5, 2017. Northbound I-75 is blocked due to a serious wreck and traffic is being diverted at Exit 15. The closure at Exit 11 is for public safety purposes.

CONGRATULATIONS SGT. BRANDON WHITE Sgt White is the 2016 recipient of the Governor's Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement for outstanding achievement in the apprehension of impaired drivers. Sgt White serves as the Williamsburg Police Department Drug Recognition Expert and does an outstanding job taking impaired drivers off the streets.

The Williamsburg Police Department is selling T-Shirts, all prceeds from the T-Shirts go to "Shop With a Cop". You can stop by City Hall to pick yours up. We will also have on sell at Wal-Mart on Thursday December 15, 2016. The cost of the T-shirts are $12.00. Thanks for your support to our community.

On October 26, 2016 at approximately 8:00 PM Williamsburg Police Department executed a state search warrant on a residence at 156 Trails End located in the Tattersall community of Corbin, KY. The search warrant was the result of an 8 month investigation into the illegal sale of Crystal Methamphetamine conducted by the Williamsburg Police Department, Corbin Police Department and the London DEA. Upon arrival at the residence officers made contact with 37 year old Gary Williams who fled on foot out a back door and was taken into custody. Officers recovered approximately 11 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine , Cash and numerous firearms including one federally prohibited assault weapon. Williams has been arrested and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st degree more than 2 grams of Methamphetamine. The investigation will continue and Federal charges are pending. Williamsburg Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Kentucky State Police, Corbin Police Department, Whitley County Sheriffs Department, London DEA, London ATF and Constable Ronnie Bowlin.

On October 26, 2016 at approximately 5:45 PM the Williamsburg Police Department received a call from the Pilot Travel Center reporting a Black female who passed a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill. The caller stated after checking the one hundred dollar bill and realizing the note was counterfeit the female exited the store in a hurry and got into a 2012 silver Chrysler traveling East on KY 92W. WPD officers along with Kentucky State Police observed the vehicle on South 10th street and conducted a traffic stop. Officers located a printer, paper and ink used to manufacture counterfeit money along with the original one hundred dollar bill that matched the serial numbers of the counterfeit note. WPD officers arrested 25 year old Sharee Richerson she was charged with Possession of a Forgery Device, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking under 500. 18 Year old Prince D Antoine and 23 year old Ishmeal E Wahid both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree and Possession of a Forgery Device. All three were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center without incident. K-9 Officer Brandon Prewitt is conducting the investigation and was assited by Captain Eddie Cain and Officer David Rowe of the Williamsburg Police Department. Also assiting with the investigation was Kentucky State Trooper Dewayne Foley.

Pursuit results in attempted murder, drug and other charges - On October 5, 2016, Williamsburg officers were in the Candatown community in reference to a theft investigation. While in the area, Deputy Chief Jason Caddell attempted to stop a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck due to multiple violations. The truck refused to stop. A pursuit continued for several miles, reaching speeds of approximately 80 MPH. During the pursuit, the truck nearly struck a Kentucky State Police Trooper's car. At one point, the truck accelerated and steered in the direction of Chief Wayne Bird and Detective Bobby Freeman. Both officers had run from the detective's Tahoe out of fear of being hit head-on by the truck. Chief Bird discharged his firearm. No person sustained any gun-related injuries. A female passenger in the truck was injured when the driver lost control and wrecked. She was transported by Whitley County EMS to Baptist Health Corbin. The driver, Brandon J. Stinnett, 24, of the Piney Grove area, was arrested. He is charged with several counts of attempted murder of a police officer, attempted murder, unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police and other violations. Pursuant to WPD policy, an outside agency, Kentucky State Police, is investigating WPD's use of force. Please Note: No person was actually murdered. Stinnett's charges as listed on JailTracker do not include "criminal attempt to commit murder" because the system does not recognize an additional code officers use to indicate attempt. We apologize for any confusion.

On October 05, 2016 at approximately 7:40 Am the Williamsburg Police Department received a call hit & run accident on KY 92W in front of Pilot. Upon arrival Officers made contact with one adult and two children who were occupants in a 2003 Cadilac. One of the children suffered facial injuries due to airbag deployment. Through investigation Officers learned the run vehicle a 1998 Black Toyota Camry fled the scene and headed South on I-75 several minutes later Jellico Police Department located the driver and the vehicle at the McDonalds in Jellico,TN. The driver was identified as 21 year old Ricky F Stidham of Madison, Indiana. Stidham was brought back to the scene and charged with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Operating on a Suspended License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/ Fail to Render Aid and No Insurance he was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Chief Bird will be investigatng the accident he was assisted by Deputy Chief Jason Caddell, Detective Freeman and Jellico Police Department.