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Wanton Endangerment 1stSTATUS
February 01, 2023
At 4:48 a.m., on Sunday, January 22, 2023, officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Polo Club Boulevard for two male individuals breaking into vehicles. When an officer arrived, they observed an occupied vehicle and got out of their cruiser. The officer attempted to make contact with the vehicle and gave a verbal command to the driver. The driver accelerated in the direction of the officer who responded by discharging their firearm. The suspect fled in the vehicle towards Polo Club Boulevard and has not been located at this time. Officers are still attempting to locate the vehicle, described as a gold or silver 2010-2015 Hyundai Elantra.
Lexington police release photos of subject who tried to run over officer.
Criminal Mischief 1stSTATUS
January 24, 2023
On November 25, 2022, the suspects approached the victims leaving the Bar Complex on E. Main Street, and began yelling derogatory comments at the victims. The victims attempted to enter their vehicle to leave, but the suspects tried to remove the victims from the car and spit in one of the victims face. They then caused approximately $1000 worth of damages to the victim's vehicle by breaking the windshield. Due to the nature of the comments, it is being investigated as a hate crime.
Credit Card Theft
January 20, 2023
On 11-17-2022 the victim reported to the Lexington Police her wallet was stolen from her vehicle while parked at the Waterstone Apartment Complex on Polo Club Blvd. Six credit cards were stolen and used for over $20,000. The suspects went on a shopping spree to multiple supermarkets, gas and clothing stores in Lexington. The suspects purchased multiple prepaid debit cards, clothing and electronics.
Smart Point Criminal Mischief
January 16, 2023
On 12/22/2022 at approximately 0120 the Lexington Police Department was dispatched to 1120 Industry Road(Smart Point) reference an attempted burglary. An employee in a back room heard a loud bang as he entered the front of the store he observed a subject smash the window from outside of the store with a hammer. As the employee ran towards the window three suspects fled towards a dark colored Nissan pickup truck. The estimated damage to the window is $6000 to repair.
Bradley Court Homicide
January 03, 2023
On Friday, December 30 at approximately 1920, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 400 block of Bradley Court. When officers arrived they located a victim partially inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound who was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second victim was located suffering from a serious, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. A third victim approached officers and advised he suffered a graze wound. The Fayette County Coroner identified the deceased as Tyron Shaw.
Magic Vapor Shop RobberyThe Lexington Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on 08/21/2022 at the Magic Vapor Shop on Richmond Road. Four male’s subjects entered the store wearing masks and proceeded to fill backpacks with various merchandise. The store employee advised one of the subjects slapped his phone out of his hand and struck him in the face before all fled the store.
December 26, 2022
Fayette Mall Theft
December 21, 2022
On 11/16/2022, The Lexington Police Department responded to a theft at Fayette Mall. The suspect unlawfully entered the mall via an employee service corridor prior to the mall being opened. He is then observed on camera removing the cash drawer as well as other items from a kiosk. He then leaves the scene in what appears to be a silver/grey Chrysler 300 with front end damage.
Kay Jewelers TheftSTATUS
December 15, 2022
The suspect has been identified, but investigators are still asking for information regarding his location.
On 11/29/2022, the Lexington Police Department responded to a theft at Kay Jewelers in Fayette Mall. The suspect used a jacket to conceal two spinner display cases of jewelry valued over $10,000 and exited the store, ultimately leaving the mal with the jewelry concealed in a backpack.
Darby Creek HomicideThe Lexington Police Department is investigating a Murder that occurred in the 300 block of Darby Creek. The victim was located by responding officers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to University of Kentucky Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was identified as William Edwards by the Fayette County Coroner
December 15, 2022
November 22, 2022
The Lexington Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred in the 2800 block of Yellowstone Parkway. The victim was located by responding officers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as Brandon Walker by the Fayette County Coroners office.
Almaza Jewelry Theft
November 14, 2022
The Lexington Police department is investigating a theft that occurred at Almaza Jewelry Store. Two suspects enter the store and break open cases and remove jewelry valued at an estimated $2000,000.
N. Locust Assault 1st
November 07, 2022
The Lexington Police Department is investigating an Assault 1st that occurred in the 100 block of N. Locust. The victim was located by responding officers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
Nandino Commercial building Theft
October 30, 2022
The Lexington Police Department is investigating Criminal Mischief 1st as well as a felony theft at a commercial building. The suspect punctured the gas tank of a vehicle causing $2,200 worth of damages and then unlawfully removed $2,425 worth of tools that where being used to renovate the building.
Betsy Lane Homicide
October 24, 2022
The Lexington Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred on 12/30/2021 in the 300 block of Betsy Lane. The juvenile victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
PNC Bank RobberySTATUS
October 19, 2022
On October 1, 2022 the Lexington Police department responded to PNC bank at 280 W. New Circle for a robbery. The suspect entered the bank and passed the teller a note demanding money and advising he had a firearm. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.
Locust Avenue Homicide
August 01, 2022
At 4:16 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2022, officers responded to the 400 block of Locust Avenue for a report of subject that had been shot. When officers arrived, they located a 29-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and was identified by the Fayette County Coroner as Malcom Long.
Haggard Court Homicide
July 25, 2022
At around 2:08 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, officers responded to a call for assistance from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for a shooting that occurred. When officers arrived at the Unity Worship Center on Haggard Court they located a male and female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Fayette County Sheriff Deputies rendered first aid until paramedics arrived.
The female victim was transported to a local hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries. The male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. He was identified as Joseph Demetrius Richardson by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
Wintergarden Mail Theft
July 19, 2022
On Monday, May 29th a white male entered an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Wintergarden Drive. The individual knocked on several doors before taking a package that had been delivered for one of the residents.
Kay Jewelers Theft
July 05, 2022
On Thursday, June 16th at approximately 3:45pm a male black subject entered the Kay Jewelers store at the Fayette Mall. The subject indicated he was interested in purchasing a specific type of jewelry and an employee removed that jewelry out of the jewelry case and laid it on the counter. The subject then grabbed the jewelry and fled the store without paying for it. The value of the jewelry was several thousand dollars.
Meadow Lane/New Circle Homicide
June 27, 2022
At around 5:57 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, officers responded to the 400 block of East New Circle Road, near the intersection of Meadow Lane, for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The Fayette County Coroner identified Eric Boone, 42, as the man killed in the shooting.