Barbourville Police Department

  • Agency: Barbourville Police Department
  • Address: 196 Daniel Boone Dr # 200, Barbourville, 40906 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 606-546-3441
Fax: 606-546-4726

Barbourville Police Department is located at 196 Daniel Boone Dr # 200, Barbourville, 40906 KY. The Barbourville Police Department phone number is 606-546-3441.

Barbourville Police Department News

The Barbourville Police Department is needing the public's help identifying the 2 individuals in the pictures. You can contact us on here or call us at 606-546-3441. Officer Adam Townsley is in charge of the investigation. All information will be kept confidential.

On October 25, 2018, Officer Adam Townsley of the Barbourville Police Department had received a call of a possible Rape. During the investigation of the rape while trying to contact the suspect at his residence on Catron Ave in Barbourville, no one would come to the door. While at the door officers smelled a strong smell of marijuana and decided to back off and get a search warrant for the residence. While Officers were waiting, the suspects sister opened the back door of the residence and Officers made contact with her and then made contact with the suspect who gave officers consent to search the residence and located 969 xanax's, 7 1/2 Gabapentin pills, 3 oz. of marijuana, and cash. Through the investigation, Kenneth York age 19 of Barbourville was charged with Rape 1st Degree, Use of a Minor in a Sexual Performance, Prohibiting use of Electronic Communication System to procure minor/peace officer to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, Unlawful Transaction w/minor 1st degree - Illegal sex act U/18 YOA, Trafficking in a Legend drug 1st Offense, Trafficking in Marijuana 1st Offence(less than 8 oz.), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree 1st Offense, Possession/View Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by Minor and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Patrolman Josh Lawson, Patrolman Chad Wagner, and KSP assisted at the scene.

NEWS RELEASE Safety Checkpoint Announcement Media Release for: 08/21/2018 (Barbourville, KY) - The Barbourville Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Barbourville/Knox County. These checkpoints will be at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations, and motor vehicle equipment violations. Below is a list of traffic safety checkpoint locations. These roadway locations include, but are not limited to: KY 3439 CENTRAL ELEMENTARY/BUS GARAGE S KY 11 (SOUTH MAIN ST) AT GRAYSON ST CUMBERLAND AVE AT POPE LUMBER COMPANY MANCHESTER ST AT MINTON DRIVE COURT SQUARE AT WEST KNOX ST KY 6 AT SMOKEY BRIDGE KY 225 AT MINTON HICKORY FARM ROAD KY459 (PITZER ST) AT ALFORD LANE DANIEL BOONE DR AT SOUTH MAIN ST KY 225 AT CUMBERLAND AVE/OLD 25 UNION PLAZA US 25E AT BLUE GABLE STRAIGHT US 25E AT KY 1304 Traffic Safety Checkpoints are a valuable tool used to promote the safety and well being of the public as well as providing police with visibility and interaction with the community. Checkpoints are utilized throughout the Commonwealth to help promote highway safety.

The Barbourville Police Department is needing the public's help identifying the 2 individuals in the pictures. You can contact us on here or call us at 606-546-3441. Officer Eric Martin is in charge of the investigation.

On June 21, 2018, Officer Eric Martin was on routine patrol on US 25E when he observed a vehicle making a right turn off of Knox Ct. headed north on US 25E and did not use a turn signal. Officer Martin followed the vehicle where it then made a second right turn without a signal into Parkway Plaza from US 25E. Officer Martin stopped the 2000 Toyota in Wal-Mart parking lot where he approached the vehicle. All four occupants appeared extremely nervous and one passenger had a large hatchet in his lap. Officer Martin asked if anything illegal was in the vehicle and they stated no, but would not give consent to search. Officer Josh Lawson was called to bring K-9 Dusty to the location and check the vehicle. Dusty alerted on the back passenger side and a black box setting in the back seat. After searching the vehicle, officers found approximately 107 grams of suspected Crystal Meth., baggies, scales, gun, and other drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested: Brittany Miller of Harlan 1.Failure to or Improper signal. 2.Improper Equipment 3.Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) 4.Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 5.Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) James Southard of Harlan 1.Public Intoxication 2. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd offense (Methamphetamine) 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 4.Giving Officer False Identifying Information Travis Napier of Harlan 1.Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Ashley Stewart of Harlan 1. Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 3.Possession of Handgun by convicted Felon 4.Carrying a Concealed Weapon

We would like to congratulate Chase Henson on his graduation from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond after completing 23 weeks of training.

The Barbourville Police Department is needing the public's help identifying the 2 individuals in the pictures for questioning in a theft. You can contact us on here or call us at 606-546-3441. Officer Eric Martin is in charge of the investigation.

NEWS RELEASE Safety Checkpoint Announcement Media Release for: 5/22/2018 Contact: Officer Jake Knuckles (jake.knuckles@barbourville.com) (Barbourville, KY) - The Barbourville Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Barbourville/Knox County. These checkpoints will be at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations, and motor vehicle equipment violations. Below is a list of traffic safety checkpoint locations. These roadway locations include, but are not limited to: KY 3439 CENTRAL ELEMENTARY/BUS GARAGE S KY 11 (SOUTH MAIN ST) AT GRAYSON ST CUMBERLAND AVE AT POPE LUMBER COMPANY MANCHESTER ST AT MINTON DRIVE COURT SQUARE AT WEST KNOX ST KY 6 AT SMOKEY BRIDGE KY 225 AT MINTON HICKORY FARM ROAD KY459 (PITZER ST) AT ALFORD LANE DANIEL BOONE DR AT SOUTH MAIN ST KY 225 AT CUMBERLAND AVE/OLD 25 UNION PLAZA US 25E AT BLUE GABLE STRAIGHT US 25E AT KY 1304 Traffic Safety Checkpoints are a valuable tool used to promote the safety and well being of the public as well as providing police with visibility and interaction with the community. Checkpoints are utilized throughout the Commonwealth to help promote highway safety.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pikeville Police Department and the family of Officer Scotty Hamilton during this tragic time.

On 3/11/2018 officers from the Barbourville Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on northbound US 25E just north of KY 11 at the railroad tracks that cross 25E. Upon arrival officers located a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by James Foley, 38, of Corbin Ky that was completely totaled as well as a charter bus operated by Buckeye Charter Services of Lima, OH being driven by Timothy Ludwig, 56, also of Lima OH. Officers noticed significant damage to the charter bus. The bus had just left Union College with the softball team from the University of Northwestern Ohio after playing a double header. During the investigation officers were able to determine the bus had come to a complete stop on US 25E at the railroad crossing, per federal law, and did have it's emergency flashers on. The operator of the 2018 Chevrolet pickup did not see the bus stopped and collided with it. Mr. Foley stated to officers that his phone had began ringing and he had looked down to locate the phone when the accident occurred. Mr. Foley was transported to Barbourville ARH by Knox County EMS then flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center by PHI. One student-athlete was also transported to Barbourville ARH for possible non-incapacitating injuries and shortly released. Investigation is being conducted by the Barbourville Police Department. Also assisting at the scene was Barbourville Fire Department, Knox EMS, Bell County EMS, Ambulance Inc of Laurel County.

On March 7, 2018 the Barbourville Police Dept. received a call from a local business stating that a vehicle in the parking lot was acting suspicious. When Officer Josh Lawson went to check the vehicle the driver took off speeding south on US 25E toward Pineville at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pursued all the way to Pineville Community Hospital on 25E where it was boxed in and a female driver was taken into custody. The female driver has been identified as 27 year old Kristina Chandler of Middletown Ohio. She was charged with Fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, Reckless driving, Speeding 26mph or more over the limit, Wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer, Assault 3rd degree police officer, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs 1st offense, Failure to wear seat belt, Resisting arrest, Criminal mischief 1st degree. She was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Officer Lawson was assisted by Detective Steve Owens, Officer Clay Helton, Kentucky State Police, Pineville Police Department, and Bell County Sheriff's Department.

Arrest made for Knox Co school threat Barbourville, KY. On February 27, 2018 the Barbourville Police Department received a complaint from a local business who stated that a male subject came into their office stating there was going to be a school shooting and that innocent children were going to die. The threats were made toward Lay Elementary School and Central Elementary School. Kenneth Miller, 43 of Barbourville who made the threats also stated that it would take a parent with loose screws and that he had loose screws. An arrest warrant was issued for Kenneth Miller for terroristic threatening 2nd degree. Chief Winston Tye, Officer Eric Martin, Officer Chad Wagner, and Officer Elijah Broughton placed him under arrest at his residence within 1 1/2 hours of the initial call. Mr. Miller was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Officer Eric Martin is continuing the investigation.

The Barbourville Police Department has received enough funds through donations to place an officer at Barbourville City School for the remainder of the school year. We hope this will help ease the kid's fears and protect them to the best of our ability.

On February 18, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Barbourville Police Department and the Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan began receiving calls about a social media post threatening Knox County schools. Barbourville Police Officers along with Kentucky State Troopers initiated a joint investigation immediately. KSP Electronic Crimes Branch assisted by obtaining an address from where the threat was made. Two juveniles were taken into custody and were placed under arrest and taken to Barbourville Police Department for questioning. Knox County Court Designated Worker was contacted and was able to send both juveniles to Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center for their charges. Tpr. Jonathan Corey charged both juveniles with terroristic threatening 2nd degree. Megan Scott, 19, of Corbin who attends Knox Central High School was also arrested for her involvement in this investigation. Ms. Scott was aware of the threats and failed to notify authorities. Ms. Scott was charged with complicity to terroristic threatening and lodged into the Knox County Detention Center. Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Jonathan Corey and Barbourville Police Department. Also assisted at the scene was the Knox County Sheriff's Department.

Looks like the river has crested around 37.8 ft.

Water is still rising in Barbourville, 36.8. Water is crossing S. Main St.

The Cumberland River in Barbourville will crest around 37.6 sometime tonight. That will shut off S. Main St. across the river bridge, Manchester St. At the floodwall to 25e. Please do not drive through the water covered roads. Also no flood gates have been shut and do not anticipate having to shut any. We will keep you up to date if anything changes.

The Barbourville Police Department would like to welcome our newest recruit Chase Henson. Welcome to the family.

Merry Christmas everyone. Please be careful in your travels and responsible in your celebrations.

We had another great day continueing our annual Shop with a Cop. We got to take another great group of kids to Walmart and had a blast.

December 12 marked the annual Shop With a Cop for the Barbourville Police Department. Each year our officers are fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to have our day, year even, brightened by some awesome little children in the community we serve. Tremendous Thank You's to the Barbourville Fire Department for their continued cooperation, assistance and location as well as to Wal-Mart, whom hosts the shopping each year, and every business and individual that provided support to make this possible. It is an honor for the community we serve to allow us the joy of spending the day with a few local children. Thank you again. Thank you to Tosha Stewart for photos.

Today's 5K event is still on as planned. Put on some sleeves and come on out for the run, a walk, cheer someone on, or just pick up a shirt.

Friday, October 27,2017. On Thursday October 26 officers of the Barbourville Police Department were notified that a Barbourville home had been burglarized and a vehicle stolen. According to victim statements the homeowner had laid down for a nap and awoke to discover a purse missing from the dining area of the house. Upon further inspection it was discovered that the Lexus SUV parked outside had been taken by someone entering through a window. Before noon October 27 officers were notified that credit cards from the stolen purse had been used in the area and that one transaction was very recent at a location of South KY 11 just outside Barbourville. A Barbourville officer drove down S KY 11 in an unmarked vehicle observing for the stolen Lexus. A short time later he passed the Lexus and notified nearby units. Officers were able to stop traffic through a construction area allowing them to surround the stolen SUV and take the occupants into custody. Two males, Carmen Yates of Barbourville and Brandon Warren, also of Barbourville were arrested. Both were transported to the Knox County Jail and lodged. Yates (who was driving) was lodged on several different charges and Warren was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000.00. Arrested: Carmen Yates, Barbourville Burglary 2nd Theft by Unlawful Taking O/$10,000 Criminal Mischief 1st Theft of Identity Theft/Rec. Of Stolen Credit Cards Receipt of Card in Violation of KRS Brandon Warren Receiving Stolen Property O/$10,000 Barbourville Officers: Chief Winston Tye SGT. Robert Brown Ptl. Chad Wagner Ptl . Eric Martin Ptl. Adam Townsley Det. Steve Owens