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LPD gets two new officers
"The Louisa Police Department still has one more opening for anyone who is interested in law enforcement," Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said as he introduced two new officers to their department during the Louisa City Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Julius R. Musick and Hunter V. James both have been sworn in as the newest members of the department.
“These young men are the future of the Louisa Department and once they have completed their training I feel like they will be excellent officers for the city," chief Fugitt said.
According to Fugitt, both officers will be heading off to the Department of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy in February for 19 weeks of training. Afterwards, they will have to complete the LPD Field Training Program which is an 8 week program under direct supervision of a senior officer.
"These officers were among 13 applicants that were called in for a written test and oral interview. The top 7 scorers were then sent to take the physical agility test and physiological test in which only 3 passed. Those 3 applicants then went through a drug screen, background investigation and polygraph test in which these officers were the ones that passed and completed all phases.
“The police department still has one position open, anyone wish to be considered for employment should submit their applications to the city clerk.”
Lawrence Sheriff' Arrest Report
Jan. 14, 2014
Everett Scott, 24, Inez, was arrested Jan. 11, four miles west of Louisa at Five Forks Hill, and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. According to the police report, a disturbance complaint call was received on the above subject, who left the scene on foot before officer arrived. Scott was in the roadway on Rt. 3 North, at Five Forks Hill. Deputy Bowen observed that Scott had a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage and he admitted to drinking beer and whiskey. Officer Bowen was concerned for Scott's safety and was afraid Scott would get hit by oncoming traffic. He was manifestly under the influence.
Alison Fitzgerald, 26, Louisa, KY, was arrested Jan. 11, at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, and charged with Burglarly and Criminal Mischief.
Subject was served a warrant.
Scott M. Donahoe, 18, Louisa, KY, was arrested Jan. 8, 18 miles north of Louisa at 830 North Hwy. 3, and charged with Fleeing and Evading Police.
According to the police report, Deputy Mark Keefer went to the above subject's house to serve warrants from Boyd Co. and Lawrence Co. While knocking, Keefer said Donahue made eye contact with him and then jumped into a bedroom and then to another bedroom, and then jumped from the second story to the ground and fled into the woods. Subject was apprehended when trying to get back into the house. Donahue had the intent to flee from police in order to avoid court. Subject recognized officer as a Sheriff's Deputy.
On a separate citation, Donahoe was arrested for Failure to Wear Seatbelt and Operating on Suspended License. Donahoe was also charged with Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance.
Daryl W. Hensley, 36, was arrested Jan. 8, seven miles west of Louisa at Hwy. 321, Millers General Store, and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle.
According to the police report, Deputy Mark Wheeler responded to Millers General Store on Hwy. 32, in reference to male subject passed out in vehicle with beer cans and liquor bottles in the vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Wheeler located Hensley who was passed out, with vehicle running, in drive with foot on brake. Officer put the vehicle in park and turned it off. Hensley said he had dropped a friend off, then stopped there, and said he had been drinking. Subject was unsteady on his feet, lethargic, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Odor of alcoholic beverage was about person, and he was not able to perform sobriety test.
On a separate citation, Hensley was charged with Tampering With Physical Evidence. Hensley was asked multiple times if he had anything on him. Pat down did not produce anything. Once turned over to transport, subject took a Fentanyl patch off upper arm and put it in his mouth, trying to get rid of, and destroy it. Transport officer saw him, told him to throw it out, he then produced, and admitted to officer what he had done.
Louisa City Council
January 14, 2014--7:00 PM
Louisa City Hall
1. Call to order.
2. Pledge of allegiance and prayer.
3. Mayor comments.
4. Public Service Commission
5. Approve minutes for 11-12-13, 12-10-13 and 12-12-13.
6. Schooley Mitchell, Marla Balakaw.
7. Open bids (water treatment plant intake structure improvements.
8. Second reading of Ordinance 2013-05 “Ordinance Establishing the Budget for the Water and Sewer Commission (Now Louisa Water and Sewer Department) for June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014”.
9. Second reading of Ordinance 2013-06 “Compensation of Water and Sewer Department Pursuant to KRS 83A.070”.
10. Louisa Police Department.
11. Louisa Fire Department.
12. Louisa Street & Sanitation Department.
13. Louisa Water & Sewer Department.
14. Audience comments.
15. Executive session.