While investigating drug complaint, police intercept drug delivery

Michael Moses is charged with drug trafficking.

A homeless Williamsburg man has a temporary home in the Whitley County Detention Center for what is likely at least one week and perhaps longer.

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W’burg police say local man dropped wallet when he stole truck

Elvin Blakley is facing an auto theft charge. The wallet and identification of a Williamsburg man was recovered early Sunday morning from the spot where he allegedly stole a pick-up truck, according to the man’s arrest citation. Elvin Lee Blakley, 51, of Highway 26, was arrested about 8 a.m. Sunday at a residence [...]

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W residence. The homeowner told police that he allowed a woman [...]

‘I had a gun in my hand. It went off,’ Creekmore told 911

Williamsburg police are going to leave it up to a Whitley County Grand Jury to decide whether to file criminal charges in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting that took place at a Mt. Morgan home.

Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the victim, Natasha R. Archer, 31, has been released from the hospital and Detective Bobby Freeman interviewed her late last week.

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Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

Donnie Grubb is accused of passing counterfeit $50 bills in Williamsburg and Whitley County. A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, [...]

Ex-London PD Chief, who had EPO dismissed, now serving EPO’s for W’burg PD

A former London Police Chief, who resigned in 2014 after an ex-girlfriend took out an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) against him, which was later dismissed, is the Williamsburg Police Department’s new officer in charge of serving Emergency Protective Orders.

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Shop with a Cop takes 145 kids Christmas shopping

Williamsburg K-9 Officer Brandon Prewitt helps Stanley Kidd, 9, with his Christmas shopping during the 12th Annual Williamsburg Police Department Shop with a Cop event Thursday at Wal-Mart. Thanks to a big assist from Pizza Hut, Williamsburg police were able to take about 145 children on $100 shopping sprees at Wal-Mart Thursday night [...]

White receives 2016 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White, left, recently received the 2016 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the Commonwealth, including one Williamsburg police officer, on Dec. 13 for their efforts to target impaired drivers. The 2016 Governor's Impaired Driving [...]

Confidential informant tip leads to meth bust

Williamsburg police recently arrested Gregory Sokira on a methamphetamine charge. Williamsburg police seized a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and a gun while executing a search warrant late Sunday evening. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Gregory D. Sokira, 46, of 229 Rains Street, about 12:04 a.m. Monday charging him with first-degree [...]

Corbin woman arrested with fake urine

Samantha Lawson Petrey is charged with tampering with physical evidence after allegedly getting caught with a bottle of fake urine at the probation and parole office recently. A Corbin woman is behind bars after allegedly showing up at the probation office with a bottle of fake urine. About 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 5, [...]