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February 21, 2022
At approximately 2:10pm on January 3rd, 2022 an individual walked into a business in the 1900 block of Pavilion Way. The suspect then removed merchandise from the shelves throughout the store and placed them in bags she was carrying. The suspect then exited the store without paying for the items as multiple alarms went off. The total value of the items taken was several thousand dollars.
At Home store fire
February 07, 2022
At approximately 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, Lexington Fire crews responded to the At Home store located at 1996 Pavilion Way in Hamburg following a report of smoke in the structure. Upon arrival, fire crews found visible smoke and flames in the store and upgraded the incident to a working structure fire. The store’s sprinkler system activated and contained the fire to the area of origin. The commercial business sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage. Fire Investigators conducted an origin and cause investigation and determined the fire was intentionally set.
Newtown Court Homicide
January 31, 2022
Officers responded to the 1000-block of Newtown Pike around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, August, 16 for a report of a large disorder with shots fired. Upon arrival officers located the 18-year-old victim deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Mykel Waide of Lexington.
Three additional victims were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Jewelry Theft at Fayette Mall
January 24, 2022
On Thursday, December 30th around 4:00pm two individuals, a male and female black, entered a jewelry store at the Fayette Mall. The male suspect grabbed several bags of jewelry that were left on the jewelry counter and concealed them in his pockets. He and the female ultimately exited the store without paying for the items.
Vehicle Theft on Vine Street
January 17, 2022
On Saturday, November 20th around 6:30 pm the Lexington Police were contacted reference a vehicle theft. The victim stated she arrived at a restaurant located in the 100 block of West Vine Street just before 6:00pm. She said a valet service parked her vehicle and returned the keys to her. When she went out to get her vehicle a short time later it was gone. Video provided by the business revealed her vehicle was stolen.
Theft from Vehicle/Stolen Credit Card
January 10, 2022
On Thursday, December 16th at approximately 7:30pm an individual called the Lexington Police Department to report a theft from her vehicle. The victim had been parked in the parking lot in the 3000 block of Tates Creek Road where she said a suspect broke into her vehicle and stole her purse and credit cards. The credit cards were unlawfully used at several other businesses around town by the individuals below.
Price Road Homicide
January 03, 2022
On Thursday, October 28th, 2021, at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of Price Road and Fairdale Drive in reference to an injury accident. On arrival, officers located a black Chevrolet Impala on its side with two occupants trapped. A 19-year-old female victim had a reported non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported by the Lexington Fire Department to a local hospital. A 17-year-old male victim, Sergio Villarados, identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, was also located in the vehicle and pronounced deceased. After further examination of the male victim a gunshot wound was located.
N. Upper Homicide
December 27, 2021
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, police were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of N. Upper Street. When officers arrived, a man with life-threatening injuries was located inside a vehicle.
On Friday, January 29, the 18-year-old male victim, Dominico Cloyd, was pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner’s office.
Florence Avenue Homicide
December 20, 2021
Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, officers responded to the 700-block of Florence Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds; a 67-year-old male victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury, a 27-year-old male victim suffered serious injuries, and a 17-year-old victim suffered life-threatening injuries.
All reported injuries are based on initial contact with officers.
The 17-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Mar’quevion Leach.
Hedgewood Court Homicide
December 13, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, around 11:35 p.m., Lexington Police responded to the 200 block of Hedgewood Court for a report of a subject shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old victim in the driver’s seat of a passenger car deceased from gunshot wounds. The victim was identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office as Shon Davis.
Danielle Lane Double Homicide
December 06, 2021
On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at approximately 1:18 hours, officers responded to the 2500-block of Danielle Lane regarding an individual possibly having a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers located the 26-year-old female, Tyler M. Sandusky, identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, deceased from a gunshot wound. The victim was located near a Toyota Camry.
After further investigation, officers located a second victim, a 27-year-old male, Shaquille L. Newby, identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, in the front passenger seat of the Toyota Camry. The victim was also suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Payne Street Homicide
November 29, 2021
In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 29, at approximately 2:12am, officers responded to the 100 block of Payne Street regarding subjects down. When officers arrived they located a 34 year-old victim and a 22 year-old victim with critical injuries. Officers also began CPR on a third victim but she was pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. The deceased victim was later identified as 20 year-old Madilyn Grisham.
Homicide on De Porres
November 22, 2021
Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, March 4, officers responded to a home in the 900-block of De Porres for a reported shooting. The victim, a 28-year-old man, was struck by shots fired from outside the home. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Jesse M. Averitt.
A second man who was inside the home at the time of the shooting was not hurt.
A witness reported seeing a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed immediately after the shooting. Police do not have any suspect description at this time.
November 08, 2021
On Tuesday, September 7th, at approximately 4:00 a.m. the victim stated the suspect broke into her vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a business in the 1100 block of New Circle Road when someone unlawfully entered and stole her purse. Her purse and the contents inside were valued over $1,000.
November 01, 2021
On Monday, October 18th at approximately 3:50pm Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Larkspur Road reference a robbery. The victim stated an unknown suspect was armed with a firearm when he used force to enter his residence. The suspect ultimately stole an item from the victim valued over $1,000.
National Avenue Burglary
October 25, 2021
On Sunday, August 1st, an individual unlawfully entered a building in the 900 block of National Avenue. Ultimately he gathered numerous power tools in a large bag and exited the premises. The total value of the items taken was well over $1,000.
Eckart Supply Theft
October 18, 2021
On Thursday, July 29th, at approximately 0430, hours the Lexington Police Department responded to a possible burglary in progress at a business located in the 1000 block of Sunshine Lane. Officers learned two individuals used force to enter the business and ultimately stole several items. The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle at a high rate of speed prior to Officers arriving on scene.
Catalytic Converter Theft
October 11, 2021
On Saturday, August 21st the Lexington Police Department responded to a theft report in the 1000 block of Majestic Drive. It was learned that several nights prior, two individuals entered the parking lot in a pickup truck and took nearly 15 minutes to remove the catalytic converter from the victim’s vehicle, causing damage well over $1,000.
Gas station burglary
October 04, 2021
On Sunday, September 5th around 1:00am Officers responded to a gas station in the 3000 block of Mapleleaf Drive in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival Officers learned that the suspect had fired three shots into the business and then forced entry inside causing substantial damage. No items were missing from the business but we are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who was caught on surveillance.
September 28, 2021
On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 around 11:16 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Colchester Drive for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they were advised the victims had left the scene. Two individuals arrived separately at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Officers were advised a 19-year-old victim was in stable condition. The other 20-year-old victim was pronounced deceased.
The Fayette County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Herbie Booker, of Lexington.