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

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Missing Person: David G. Boggs Jr., 49, of the 600 block of Broadway The Paducah Police Department continues to search for David G. Boggs, who has been missing from his home since early Sunday. Boggs was reported missing by a friend Sunday afternoon. He left his home about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and has not been seen since. Very few leads have been received since Boggs first was reported missing. Detectives believe Boggs was seen Sunday in a tan or gold car near 25th and Jackson streets. Anyone with information about that car or about Boggs’ disappearance, no matter how insignificant you believe it to be, is asked to call authorities. You may call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers

Lots of activity at the police department today!!! New officers receiving defensive tactics training and a wonderful visit from Hendron Lone Oak Elementary School 2nd graders!! McCracken County Public Schools

Members of the department are participating in the department's annual professional development training. This year's speaker is Mr. Alex Ferguson (bio below). Alex Ferguson retired as a Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police in 2002 with experience at the command level for many years in both administrative and operational capacities. Following his state police career, he served as Chief of the Bluffton (SC) Police Department and as the Associate Director of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville. He left SPI in 2009 and currently teaches and consults on a contract basis. He has instructed thousands of command level officers from jurisdictions throughout the United States. He focuses primarily on strategic leadership and thinking interactive presentations and exercises. He developed the Administrative Officers What Makes Me-Me course concerning the leadership authenticity and the importance of personal stories in leadership. He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Sergeant and served in Viet Nam from 1969 through 1971. Following his service, he obtained his B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration and M.S. in Criminal Justice Education from Eastern Kentucky University. He served with the Kentucky Department of Justice, Bureau of Training, and began his career with the Illinois State Police in the fall of 1977. He is the recipient of the Award of Achievement and Problem Solving Award from the Illinois State Police and the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Police Institute. He also received one of ten honorable mentions by the International Chiefs of Police and Parade magazine in 1988. He lives in Springfield, Illinois with his wife, Carol. Speaking Topics: Leaders in organizations face increasing challenges to employ professional workers, establish a common purpose, affix accountability for individuals and programs and respond to community demands. Police organizations, individual officers and employees are specially challenged by increased oversight and differing community expectations. In an environment of complex events, requiring immediate decisions and actions, the expectations of facile explanations may be unrealistic. Police organizations expect accountability at multiple levels – an individual, a unit of individuals and the organization itself. These organizations also face expectations of a ‘millennial’ workforce, whose characteristics may differ from organizational leadership. Complicating matters, the relationship between the community and the organization must be well established, analyzed and invested in or aspects of the community itself may differ.

Paducah's two newest police officers were sworn in Monday afternoon by McCracken District Judge Todd Jones. Adam Brown, left, comes to the PPD from the Russellville Police Department, where he has been an officer nearly four years. (And yes, he walked through pouring rain to get to his swearing-in ceremony!) Derek Muscovalley, center, has been an officer with the Murray Police Department and the Murray State University Police Department for six years. Please join us in welcoming them to our department and our city!

UPDATE * UPDATE * UPDATE * UPDATE * UPDATE Date: Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 Missing Person: David G. Boggs Jr., 49, of the 600 block of Broadway The Paducah Police Department is aware of a report of money missing from an account associated with the annual Barbecue on the River. We also are aware that other sources have linked the missing money to co-organizer David G. Boggs. Mr. Boggs was reported missing by a friend Sunday afternoon. He left his home about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and has not been seen since. Paducah police are conducting parallel investigations into the missing money and Mr. Boggs’ disappearance, with the priority being Mr. Boggs’ safety and well-being. Further information will be released when possible. Anyone with information about Mr. \Boggs’ whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers.

Time: 3:50 p.m. Date: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 Location: 600 block of Broadway, Paducah Missing Person: David G. Boggs Jr., 49, of the 600 block of Broadway Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man missing from his home since early Sunday morning. A friend reported David G. Boggs left his home about 6:30 a.m. Sunday and hasn’t been seen since. Boggs is 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds with graying hair and hazel eyes. He last was seen wearing blue jeans and a button-up shirt. Anyone with information about Boggs’ whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers.

**Don’t forget the new stop signs got into effect tomorrow. ** Here's a reminder that two intersections in Paducah are turning into all-way stops on Monday. Stop signs have been installed but are covered with plastic until Monday. The intersection of North 21st Street and Clay Street will become a four-way stop. Adding stop signs on North 21st Street will enhance the safety for pedestrians as they use the crosswalks at that intersection which is adjacent to McNabb Elementary School. The intersection of Pecan Drive and Buckner Lane also will become an all-way stop. Currently, traffic must stop on Buckner Lane, but traffic is not required to stop on Pecan Drive at that intersection. During peak traffic times, it is difficult for cars to turn from Buckner Lane onto Pecan Drive. Adding stop signs on Pecan Drive will assist with the traffic movement on Buckner Drive. The stop signs are covered with bags until Monday, November 5. The new stop signs will become active on that date.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight!!

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a subject who stole merchandise from Walmart on Hinkleville Road. Employees told Officer Kevin Wilson that a male entered the store and went to the jewelry counter. He damaged the counter and removed jewelry and left the store. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

Time: 12:45 a.m. Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Location: 800 block of North 7th Street, Suspect(s): Tyler I. Marktez, 18, of the 800 block of North 7th Street, arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault, seconddegree criminal mischief and receiving stolen property A teen-ager was arrested after he assaulted his girlfriend and fired a handgun over her head late Wednesday night. Police were called to Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital emergency room about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. There they talked with a 21-year-old woman who told them that an argument between she and her boyfriend, Tyler Marktez, had escalated and he had assaulted her. The young woman said Marktez smashed her cellular phone against a wall, pulled a handgun and fired two or three shots over her head. She said he kicked and struck her several times. Officers went to Marktez’s home in the 800 block of North 7th Street and spoke with him. Marktez eventually admitted there had been a physical altercation between him and his girlfriend. He denied, however, having or knowing anything about a handgun. Marktez was arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. Officers obtained a search warrant for his home, and located a Glock 9mm handgun in a bedroom. A computer check revealed the gun was stolen from McCracken County on Oct. 6, 2018. A charge of receiving stolen property was added to Marktez’s list of offenses.

Time: 1:06 p.m. Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Location: 1600 block of Clark Street, Paducah Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who used another person’s debit card at a local credit union. Blake A. Franklin told police he lost his wallet last week in Calvert City. He said he checked his statement, and someone used his debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM at Signet Federal Credit Union, 1600 Clark St. Surveillance video shows a person wearing a jacket with the hood pulled up and a bandana over their face using the card at the ATM. The person’s face is not visible, but police hope someone can identify the jacket the person is wearing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, was Officer Will Gilbert's last day to wear the badge of a Paducah police officer. He is retiring after 19 years of service to the citizens of Paducah. Officer Gilbert's fellow employees lined up to wish him well as he left the department, and signed off the radio for the very last time. We wish you a wonderful retirement, Badge #226!

Time: 11:07 a.m. Date: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 Location: 5191 U.S. Highway 60, Paducah Paducah police are seeking information in connection with the theft of a trailer from the parking lot of a local department store. Richard S. Carter of New Holt Road told police he locked and left his trailer on the parking lot of Kohl’s, 5191 U.S. Highway 60. When he returned Sunday morning, it was gone. Surveillance video shows a red pickup truck leaving the parking lot with the trailer at 3:25 a.m. Sunday. The trailer is described as black, 16 feet long with white wheels and two spare tires in the front. It was valued at $2,500. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

It is with both great excitement and fond sadness that I announce my formal retirement from the position of Police Chief for the Paducah Police Department. During these years of service to you, I have had the honor to serve a community filled with caring and genuine people. Paducah in so many ways defines the very meaning of community, a place where neighbors and friends care for one another. The Paducah Police Department’s position as a professional and progressive agency is only possible through the efforts of many. I owe many thanks to the Mayors, Commissioners, City Managers, fellow employees, and have made many lasting friendships through the years. Additionally, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the finest law enforcement officers, dispatchers and staff any city could ask for. Last but most importantly, I owe a huge thank you to my family for the continued support and patience allowing me to serve in this capacity! This department is well established and moving forward. I can't say enough about how everyone has worked together to make everything we have done a success. This was a very difficult decision to make, although it was eased by knowing what capable hands I am leaving the department in. While I look forward to the next chapter and what new adventures await me, I’m leaving this position with a sense of pride and accomplishment of more than 23 years in public service. This community should know that I leave you with well-trained staff who can lead this department to the next level, and a command staff that is prepared to make the critical decisions that best serve this community and department. Brandon L. Barnhill Chief of Police Paducah Police Department (*Note: Chief Barnhill will retire effective Dec. 31, 2018)

Time: 11:07 a.m. Date: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 Location: 5191 U.S. Highway 60, Paducah Paducah police are seeking information in connection with the theft of a trailer from the parking lot of a local department store. Richard S. Carter of New Holt Road told police he locked and left his trailer on the parking lot of Kohl’s, 5191 U.S. Highway 60. When he returned Sunday morning, it was gone. Surveillance video shows a red pickup truck leaving the parking lot with the trailer at 3:25 a.m. Sunday. The trailer is described as black, 16 feet long with white wheels and two spare tires in the front. It was valued at $2,500. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

Some of our civilian staff got into the Halloween spirit this year. The Chief’s secretary will get lots of work done today being a Minion!!!

With the forecast of heavy rain on Halloween, the City of Paducah is encouraging families to trick-or-treat on Tuesday, October 30 so that they can enjoy the pleasant weather expected on that date. Paducah residents are asked to turn on their porch lights tomorrow evening if they would like to have trick-or-treaters.

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three people who stole merchandise from Dicks Sporting Goods. Employees told Officer Codey Strong two black males and a black female came into the store, placed merchandise into a bag and left the store. The missing merchandise was valued at over $2,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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 Wall that Heals, a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, is in Paducah October 25-28 at Carson Park.

Time: 9:46 p.m. Date: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 Location: Paducah, KY Suspect(s): Carrie Renell Hageland, 37, of the 1200 block of Broadway, arrested on a charge of human trafficking (victim less than 18 years of age) Aubrey Keith Mackly, 51, of the 1200 block of Broadway, arrested on charges of human trafficking (victim less than 18 years of age) and unlawful transaction with a minor A man and woman were arrested after Paducah police detectives learned they were having their daughter perform sex acts for money, drugs and cigarettes. Carrie Renell Hageland and Aubrey Keith Mackly were arrested after being interviewed by detectives Thursday night. Detectives began investigating after receiving information about the family Thursday afternoon. They found that the 16-year-old is pregnant, and her mother admitted both she and her husband have had the girl perform oral sex and engage in sexual intercourse in exchange for drugs, money and cigarettes. She said this has been occurring since April. Aubrey Mackly told detectives he had his daughter bring him cigarettes and ask older men for money to pay rent. Mackly admitted he knows the girl smokes marijuana and that he has smoked it with her on occasion. Hageland and Mackly were arrested on the above-listed charges and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. The girl and her younger siblings were placed in the custody of Department of Child-Based Services. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information about Hageland, Mackly or this investigation is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

Time: 7:07 p.m. Date: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 Location: Cigarettes For Less, 2223 Cairo Road, Paducah Suspect(s): Dark-skinned black male, possibly in his early 20s, 5-feet-7 with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie and a red bandana across his face Paducah police are searching for a man who robbed a local store at gunpoint Thursday evening. An employee of Cigarettes For Less, 2223 Cairo Road, told police a man entered the store, approached the counter and pulled a small black handgun. She said he demanded money from the cash register and her cellular phone, then fled after she gave him the items. The robber was described as a dark-skinned black male, possibly in his early 20s, 5-feet-7 with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie and a red bandana across his face. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. 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.

** Fun Fact Friday ** Did you know that where the McCracken County Court House once stood there was a "rotary jail" Check out this cool article from Paducah Life http://paducahlife.com/cells-turn-twisted-tale-paducah-jail #funfactfriday

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Paducah Police Department will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the main entrance of Kentucky Oaks Mall, 5101 Hinkleville Road, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills and patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. In the years since the national Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug take-back program began, law enforcement agencies across the nation have collected thousands of tons of unwanted prescription medications. Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. “This is a perfect opportunity for residents to get rid of their unwanted medications,” said Assistant Chief Brian Laird. “Many families have left-over prescription drugs, or a loved one has died and the family is left with their medications to dispose of. The drug take-back day gives them a chance to do so in a safe manner.”

Sometimes our new officers don’t get the best car in the fleet, but they make do with what they have!! 😂😂

The police department recently held an interview preparation seminar for current police officer applicants. We work together with the human resource department to help the applicants prepare for their upcoming interview.