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

The Williamsburg Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Greg Rhoades who has succesfully completed 23 weeks of basic training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky Class 491

SAMUEL E PLOTNICK IN CUSTODY: On May 10, 2018 at 0800 Williamsburg Police Department arrested Samuel E Plotnick on Savoy Road after Plotnick was observed sitting on a bench at a local business. Plotnick requested the business call 911 so he could turn himself in. When officers arrived Plotnick was wearing only pants no shoes he was wet, tired and stated he had not eaten in three days. Plotnick still had a taser probe in his chest area and stated he could not run any longer. Samuel E Plotnick was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center he was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police, Resisting arrest, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun, Receiving a Stolen Firearm and served with a Faiulre to Appear Warrant.

MISSING PERSON Last seen April 28, 2018 in Williamsburg. Anyone with information can contact Williamsburg Police Department at 606-549-6017 or 606-549-6087

WANTED: Samuel E. Plotnick (considered DANGEROUS and may be armed) The Williamsburg Police Department has obtained warrants to arrest Samuel Plotnick for armed robbery, fleeing/evading police and resisting arrest. On May 7, 2018, officers made contact with Plotnick after he entered a Second Street home in Williamsburg, where he reportedly obtained a firearm, held it against a person's head and threatened to kill others. Williamsburg officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle in which he fled. He was non compliant, could not be controlled by taser deployments and fled on foot. The stolen handgun was found in the vehicle, but Plotnick is still considered dangerous and may be armed. Plotnick is known to frequent areas along Hwy 92 East. Anybody with information of Plotnick's whereabouts should call Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017. In case of emergency, always dial 911. Again this subject is considered dangerous and may be armed.

Road Closure Williamsburg Police have temporarily shut down Penny Lane in the area of Tractor Supply. At approximately 5:00 am this morning, police and fire responded to Tractor Supply to investigate a hazardous device. WPD and WFD are currently on scene awaiting the arrival of a KSP Bomb Squad and ATF.

Some may not be aware this became law as of July 01, 2017. The Williamsburg Police Department continues to see a growing number of these lights on motor vehicles in the city. If you currently have these lights or you are considering placing the lights on your vehicle you could receive a state citation.

MISSING PERSON- UPDATED PHOTO Williamsburg Police Department is currently working a missing person investigation and request the publics assistance involving Laura A Anderson who was last seen February 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30 PM on KY 92 W near the Pilot Travel Center. Laura exited a family members vehicle carrying a bag of clothes after an argument with family and a boyfriend. Laura A Anderson is a white female 5'5" 130 lbs red hair fair complexion and several tattoos. UPDATE: Williamsburg Police Department has received information that Anderson could have walked or asked for a ride to the TN area. There has been a possible sighting in the Scott County, TN area. Laura also uses the name Laura A Davis. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williamsburg Police Department at 606-549-6017.

MISSING PERSON Williamsburg Police Department is currently working a missing person investigation and request the publics assistance involving Laura A Anderson who was last seen February 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30 PM on KY 92 W near the Pilot Travel Center. Laura exited a family members vehicle carrying a bag of clothes after an argument with family and a boyfriend. Laura A Anderson is a white female 5'5" 130 lbs red hair fair complexion and several tattoos. Anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Eddie Cain with the Williamsburg Police Department 606-549-6017.

STOLEN PROPERTY ARREST On March 05, 2018 Williamsburg PD officers responded to 335 Happy Hollow road in regards to a storage facility burglary. Upon arrival, officers discovered forced entry was made into one of the units that was being rented by a local food vendor and used to store snack cake items for distribution to local stores. According to the owner, $400.00 in cash along with approximately 500 cases of snack cakes had been stolen from the unit. On March 05, 2018 Williamsburg PD received a tip about snack cakes being sold on Facebook. Through investigation, officers were able to establish probable cause for a search warrant at the residence of James E Carroll, located at 980 Savoy Clear Creek road. Upon execution of the search warrant officers recovered approximately 185 boxes of the stolen snack cakes valued at over $300.00. Arrested at the scene 49 year old James E Carroll. He was charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $500 and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center without incident. The Investigation is ongoing and the Williamsburg Police Department suspect other individuals are involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Mike Taylor or Detective Freeman at 606-549-6017 or 606-549-6087.

To register for this training hosted by WPD, please use this link: http://www.cvent.com/events/alice-instructor-certification-training-williamsburg-police-department-williamsburg-ky/event-summary-4915975d2f6b48ea9d5bf34babf4c2e8.aspx?Refid=00000

ATTEMPTED THEFT/PURSUIT On February 26, 2018 at Approximately 12:30 AM WPD officer Cody Jeffries along with officer Mike Taylor responded to Forcht Bank after receiving a report that the atm machine was smoking. Upon arrival both officers noticed the atm had been cut with a torch in an attempt to gain access to the machine. While on scene both officers observed a white dodge pick up truck parked at the Super 8 motel exit the parking lot at a high rate of speed. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle the suspects fled West on Ky 92 and turned North on I-75 officers pursued the suspect vehicle for approximately 9 miles reaching speeds of 125mph at times. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police deployed spike strips bringing the suspect vehicle to a stop at the 19mm North I -75 two suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed burglary tools such as drills, cutting torches and acetaline tanks along with a loaded 40 caliber handgun. Arrested at the scene 36 year old Michael W Parks charged with Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Attempted Theft over $10,000, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree and Possession of Burglary Tools. Jeremy Ellison 37 year old charged with Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Attempted Theft over $10,000, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, Possession of Burglary Tools and several traffic violations.

The Williamsburg Police Department has received several calls about the sirens. We have been told the sirens are being repaired and tested.

MERCHANTS BEWARE The Williamsburg Police Department recovered one of these notes that was passed to a local business this week. The one hundred dollar note gives the appearance of a legitimate US note however it has Chinese writing and is completely counterfeit. Anyone who has received one of the notes or has information should contact there local police Department.

During the past 4 weeks the City of Williamsburg has been hit hard with thefts from vehicles with the latest being early morning hours on December 11, 2017 in the Florence Avenue and North 10th Street areas. The suspects took 3 handguns and ammunition from a vehicle and then proceeded to North 10th street and were captured on home surveillance stealing a bicycle and two scooters. The suspects then took several hundred dollars in fireworks from an outbuilding on North 10th street and ditched the scooters and bicycle. On December 12, 2017 an overtime detail was put together comprised of 7 officers who conducted saturated patrols throughout the city. At approximately 11:00 PM Officer Mike Taylor got in foot pursuit with an unknown male subject in the Moore Avenue area and was unable to locate that individual. One hour later Chief Bird encountered 18 year old Charmon L Spring walking in the Moore Avenue and 25w area Spring was very evasive and matched one of the suspects in the video. Spring was found to be in possession of marijuana, $120.00 in cash and 45 caliber ammunition that matched the caliber of a stolen weapon. Further investigation led officers to a residence on Cliff End Street where officers recovered two stolen handguns along with stolen fireworks and other items. The investigation then led officers to an apartment in Brush Arbor where an additional stolen firearm was recovered along with more stolen fireworks. A juvenile at that residence was a match for one of the suspects on the surveillance video and was taken into custody. Approximately 3:30 AM Officers were provided with a general location of an additional firearm hidden in a wooded area in Highland Park. At that time K-9 Officer Elijah Hunter deployed his partner “VICKO” in that area and recovered a stolen rifle that was taken from a vehicle in early November from a residence on Old Corbin Pike. Charmon L Spring was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4 counts receiving stolen firearm and unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd degree. The juvenile was charged with multiple felony offenses and released to a relative. Additional charges and arrest are expected as the investigation continues . I would like to thank all of the officers of the Williamsburg Police Department who did an outstanding job on this investigation and put many long hours in to solving the case and recover the victims property. The officers took the thefts personal and served the community well.

December 12, 2017 Additional arrest have been made in a 4 week string of thefts including the most recent. Several firearms and other property have been recovered. More details will be available later today.

Video from 10th street theft.

On December 10, 2017 at approximately 4:30 AM three male suspects took a bicycle and two scooters from a residence located at 435 N 10th street. If anyone can identify this individual or has information on the theft contact the Williamsburg PD at 549-6017 or 549-6038

THEFT ALERT: In the past two weeks Williamsburg PD officers have worked numerous thefts in the Highlandpark and downtown Williamsburg areas where the suspect or suspects have stolen items from parked vehicles. At this time all of the vehicles involved were left unlocked and the suspects have taken cash money, debit cards, change, and electronic items. Citizens please be aware and take measures to ensure your vehicle is locked and none of these items are left in your vehicles. The Williamsburg Police Department has stepped up patrols in these areas and asked the public to report any suspicious activity to the Williamsburg Police Department at 549-6038 or 606-549-6017.

WANTED PERSON UPDATE: On November 30, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM WPD officers received information that Edward Smith was at a residence on Rice street in Williamsburg. Upon arrival at the residence 22 yr old Edward Smth and 28 yr old Dustin Robertson attempted to flee out a back door when they encountered WPD K-9 "VICKO" and officer Elijah Hunter . Both were taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Edward D Smith was charged on the warrant for 10 counts wanton endangerrment 1st degree and leaving the scene of an accident. Dustin Robertson was charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd degree.