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

On October 20, 2018 at approximately 02:18 am Williamsburg Police responded to a suspicious person complaint at the Super 8 motel located on KY 92 West. Upon arrival officers discovered two females in the back parking lot. Both females provided officers with false names which prompted further investigation. Officers discovered digital scales and approximately 20 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine on the female subjects. Further investigation prompted a search warrant for a motel room that was rented by the females and two other males subjects. The search resulted in approximately 1 pound of suspected crystal methamphetamine and other controlled substances a large amount of US currency and the seizure of three vehicles. Arrested at the scene 35 year old Tasha L Lovett, 54 year old Bobby L Owens, 40 year old Darrell Murphy and 31 year old Nancy J Doran. All four subjects were charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. The Investigation was led by Officer Johnny Fulton he was assisted by Officer Dorman Patrick JR, David Rowe, Trevor Teague, Sgt. Brandon White, Greg Rhoades and Cody Jeffries.

25w is back open to one lane with traffic lights.

25w Traffic Update: Both North and South bound lanes are being shut down at this time between Campbell Hill and G&E Drive Inn in order to move a utility pole. The closure is expected to last for about 3 to 4 hours. Traffic will be re routed around this area until the KU workers have completed the move.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: After further monitoring the decision has been made to close a 200 yard section of 25w south between Campbell Hill and G&E drive inn. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to control the flow of traffic.

Traffic Advisory Update: The state highway department has inspected the road and has made the decision to leave the road open at this time. Please use caution in this area especially pedestrians. The roadway will be monitored and re-evaluated if the erosion continues.

Traffic Advisory Due to water erosion along 25w in the area of G&E drive inn all traffic North and South will be re routed until the road is deemed safe.

ARMED ROBBERY On September 21, 2018 just before 10:00 PM a black male wearing all black clothing entered the Dollar General store located at 1678 highway 25w south. The suspect waited until all customers had exited the store when he approached two clerks and brandished a semi automatic handgun demanding cash from the register and the safe. The suspect then ordered the clerks to an office located in the back of the store and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a slender build black male 5'8" to 5'9" late 20's to early 30's with slight facial hair on his chin. The suspect is armed and should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information should call Whitley County 911 Center or the Williamsburg Police Department at 606-549-6017 or 606-549-6038.

IMPORTANT ADVISORY FOR PERSONS WHO PARK AT KENTUCKY SPLASH TO WATCH FIREWORKS: Anybody who parks at Kentucky Splash should know that after the fireworks display no vehicle from the water park will be allowed to turn left toward Walmart/Exit 11. Instead, all vehicles leaving the water park must turn right (West) on Hwy 92. Those who do not need to continue on Hwy 92 toward McCreary Co. can turn onto Main Street. Unless you turn off on a residential side street, the Main Street traffic must continue to downtown Williamsburg, until reaching US Hwy 25 (near IGA). At that point, Corbin-bound travelers can turn left and follow US 25 to I-75's Exit 15. This procedure is to minimize congestion at the Exit 11 area. WPD appreciates your patience following the fireworks display. The attached photo shows the route water park traffic will take to bypass the Exit 11 area following the city fireworks display.

The Williamsburg Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Johnny Fulton who has succesfully completed 23 weeks of basic training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky Class 492

The Williamsburg Police Department will be hosting a carry concealed class on Saturday June 9th at 8 am and should end by 6 pm at the Williamsburg Tourism Center. The course will be open to both male and female applicants. Instructor fee is $25.00 per person including 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 and will be collected on the morning of the class. All attendees are required to bring a working firearm and must know how to disassemble and reassemble for cleaning purposes, 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm, a gun cleaning kit, eye and ear protection. If anyone has questions please call 606-549-6087. Any changes will be updated on Facebook. Thank you

CAR SEAT INSPECTION On May 24, 2018 the Williamsburg Police Department will hold a car seat inspection site at the Whitley County Health Department during the hours of 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you have recently purchased a car seat and would like assistance with installing the seat or you just want to make sure the seat you currently have has been installed correctly please stop by. Williamsburg Police Department will have three officers at the site who are certified technicians and there will be NO CHARGE for the inspection.

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.