Hazard Police Department

  • Agency: Hazard Police Department
  • Address: 800 HIGH STREET, Hazard, 41701 KY
  • Chief: Ronnie Bryant (Chief of Police)
Phone: 606 436-2222
Fax: 606-439-0956

Hazard Police Department is located at 800 HIGH STREET, Hazard, 41701 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Ronnie Bryant. The Hazard Police Department phone number is 606 436-2222.

Hazard Police Department News

This morning at 11:53, we received an attempt to locate on a male in a gray hoodie carrying a LG tv in the backwoods behind the Pavilion. Officers responded and was unable to locate the male or the TV. At 14:48 a local resident behind the Pavilion called indicating the above TV was in their backyard. If anyone knows the owner of this TV or can help identify the male carrying the TV please contact us so we can return to owner and possibly charge this male if the TV is stolen. The screen is cracked in several places and it is unknown whether it works. It appears to be a 50” screen.

The City of Hazard is accepting applications for telecommunicator with the Hazard Police Department. Qualifications: Legal resident of the U.S., 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent and no felony convictions. Applicants will be required to attend a 5 week academy in Richmond Kentucky at the Department of Criminal Justice Training unless applicant has current certification from the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Applications should be picked up at the Hazard Police Department, 800 High Street Hazard, KY. The City of Hazard is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring Procedures include: • Polygraph examination • Drug screen • Suitability screener Benefits include: • One sick leave accrued one day per month • Vacation is accrued at three weeks per year after completion of one-year probationary period. • Paid holiday leave • Health Insurance • Life Insurance • Longevity Pay • CERS Retirement • Membership to Hazard Pavilion

Shortly after 4pm this evening, Hazard Police made an arrest in the robbery of the Cash in a Dash on Morton Boulevard that occurred on Saturday morning. Major James East served a warrant on 23 year old Dillon Ray Allen of Leburn, Kentucky charging him with Robbery 1st Degree. It is alleged that Allen entered the business shortly after 10am on Saturday and brandished a hunting knife while demanding money from an employee. Surveillance video obtained indicated that Allen was a passenger in a white Chevy Cobalt. Through investigative efforts, Allen was identified as a suspect. The driver of the car was also identified and, when interviewed, admitted to driving Allen to and from the business on the morning of the robbery in Allen’s white Chevy Cobalt. Allen was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.

**Please Share** Update: We’ve just added a still photo of the suspect pulled from the video from inside the business. At approximately 10:15 this morning, an armed robbery occurred at the Cash in a Dash on Morton Boulevard. The suspect is described as a man wearing an orange hoodie, an orange mask with black stripes, and light colored jeans. The suspect was a passenger in the vehicle pictured below and was armed with a black hunting knife. We are working to obtain video and more photographs and will release them when possible. The incident remains under investigation by Major James East. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Hazard Police Department at 436-2222 or submit information through Tip411. Either way, you may remain anonymous. NOTICE: Any posted comments will be monitored. The Hazard Police Department reserves the right to remove obscenities, off-topic comments, and personal attacks. Speculation, insinuations, conjecture, or revealing confidential investigative details will be deleted. This Facebook page and any content posted or submitted is subject to public disclosure.

*TRAFFIC ALERT* A major traffic pattern change is scheduled to take place on Saturday. Please slow down and proceed with caution when traveling through this area.

We need your help identifying the person in this photo. If you know who he is, please contact the Hazard Police Department. As always, you may remain anonymous.

Run for the Hills 5K is scheduled to take place this morning in Downtown Hazard. Please use caution in the areas of North Main Street, Main Street and the Woodland park area as runners and walkers will be in the streets. The race begins at 10:00.

The City of Hazard - Queen City of the Mountains is hosting a friendly pumpkin decorating contest between all the departments in City government. City Hall, the Water Plant, Maintenance Garage, Sewage Treatment Plant, Fire Department, Bobby Davis Museum, Gas, and the Pavilion were all invited to submit entries. Beginning on Monday, the public can go into City Hall and view all of the pumpkins and vote on them throughout the month of October. Our entry was delivered this afternoon by Officer John Holbrook, Chief Minor Allen, Deputy Chief Joseph Engle, Clerk Kaytlin Wooten, and Officer Daniel Gross. Our entry is modeled from Chief Wiggum from The Simpsons, complete with Pantry Shelf Donuts. Stop by City Hall and show us some love!

Colt Ford taking the Black Gold stage momentarily.

A set of keys have been turned in at the police department that were found in a parking lot on Main Street. Stop by HPD at 800 High Street to identify them.

A message regarding the upcoming Black Gold Festival.

It's Black Gold Festival week in Hazard! We have a few announcements and reminders to make in order to have a smooth and safe setup. -All vehicles in the Municipal Parking Lot on Memorial Drive, near the Health Department need to be moved by 5pm on Tuesday to allow the carnival to begin setting up. -All vehicles parked on Main Street will need to be moved by 5pm on Wednesday evening to allow for the set up of vendor booths. -All vehicles parked near Triangle Park will need to be moved by 5pm on Tuesday to allow the craft tents to be set up. -Traffic flow on High Street will be reversed at 8am on Thursday morning and will be returned to the normal flow at 8am Sunday morning. -The parade will take place at 11am Saturday morning and will follow the same route as last year. Floats will line up on East Main Street and will travel up East Main, across Memorial Drive and then down North Main Street and end at the intersection of Highway 15 near the Combs Motel. The parade WILL NOT travel down Main Street. -Beginning at approximately 9am Saturday, traffic on East Main Street will be restricted between the Vendors Mall and Pizza Hut. ONLY RESIDENTS OF EAST MAIN STREET AND VEHICLES DRIVING IN THE PARADE WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO EAST MAIN STREET AFTER 9AM. -We will start clearing and restricting traffic from the parade route beginning at approximately 10:30am. To find out more information regarding the schedule of events, we recommend following the official Black Gold Festival Facebook Page at 2018 Black Gold Festival Sept. 20-22 Have a fun and safe week!

UPDATE: This test has been postponed until Oct 3rd. This Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of Emergency Alert System, which will include Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

Shortly after 6am today, the Hazard Police Department received a report of a collision involving a car and a bicycle on North Main Street between Memorial Drive and Turner Avenue. HPD Collision Reconstructionists responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Preliminary information, as well as video recovered from a nearby security camera, indicate that the bicyclist, 29 year old Jennifer Hunt of Hazard, was traveling north on the right shoulder of the road when she attempted to cross the street and pulled into the path of a car approaching from the rear. The car was operated by 62 year old Ruben Miller of Hazard. Hunt was transported to Hazard ARH Hospital and then airlifted to the UK Medical Center where she is listed in critical but stable condition. Miller was not injured. The collision remains under investigation by Major James East.

UPDATE: The Street has reopened. Please avoid the area of North Main Street near the old Coastal and Riverview Dairy Bar area. The street will be closed for a while for a collision investigation. This post will be updated once the street has been reopened.

Electric power line work on Main Street is scheduled for this morning. Be aware that alternate routes will need to be taken this morning. Several road closures in the Main Street area. Please use caution and follow different routes. Roads will be clearly marked with workers and safety equipment. North Main from the basketball courts to taxi alley will be affected. High street beginning behind the court house will also be closed.

At 7:06 this morning we received a call that a 1993 Ford Ranger was stolen from a female while she was shopping at a local store. The owner reported also that her dog was in the truck. Hazard Police responded and at the time was not able to locate the vehicle. Officer John Holbrook immediately entered the truck as a stolen vehicle. We were able to locate the victims cell phone that was in the truck at the time of the theft and determined the vehicle was in or around Winchester Ky. We made contact with law enforcement agencies in the area and gave them a description of the vehicle as well. At 12:01 we were contacted by Clarke County Sheriffs Department. The truck,along with the dog were located on the Mountain Parkway. The truck appeared undamaged and the dog was also in good shape. Arrangements to return both to the owner have been made.

COMBS ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY, ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER Shortly after 1pm this afternoon, off-duty HPD Officer Johnny Begley was shopping at Tractor Supply on Village Lane when he observed a man exit the store without paying for merchandise. Begley notified a store employee and then exited the store and identified himself as a police officer to the suspect. The suspect told Officer Begley, “you’re not taking me anywhere”. While Begley was attempting to detain the man, the suspect reached into his truck and armed himself with a knife. Officer Begley used force necessary to disarm the suspect. During the struggle, the suspect again reached inside of his truck and attempted to grab a loaded sawed off shotgun. Officer Begley was able to detain the suspect until on-duty officers arrived. Officer Begley sustained minor injuries during the incident. The suspect initially provided a false name to officers but was eventually identified as 45 year Allen Combs of Bulan. Further investigation revealed that Combs was a convicted Felon and the license plate on his truck had been reported stolen yesterday. Stolen merchandise from two other businesses was also located inside Combs’ truck along with the barrel that had been sawed off the shotgun. After being medically cleared, Combs was charged with the following and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail: -Robbery 1st Degree -Attempted Murder - Police Officer -Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon -Giving an Officer False Identifying Information -Failure to Appear (Warrant) NOTICE: Any posted comments will be monitored. The Hazard Police Department reserves the right to remove obscenities, off-topic comments, and personal attacks. Speculation, insinuations, conjecture, or revealing confidential investigative details will be deleted. This Facebook page and any content posted or submitted is subject to public disclosure.

The property owner in this case is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire. If you have any information regarding this incident, call Officer Jessica Cornett at 436-2222. You can also submit a tip by texting Tip411 (847411) and including HAZARDPD in the body of the text.