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LMPD 2014 KDF Marathon & Mini-Marathon Street Closures- April 19, 2014

Posted on April 18, 2014

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Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & Mini-Marathon Street Closures

The following streets will be closed at the following times:

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9 am (Friday, April 18, 2014) - 4 pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)

  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

4 am (Saturday, April 19, 2014) - 4 pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)

  • Main Street from Jackson Street to Brook Street

  • Preston Street from Main Street to River Road

  • Witherspoon Street from Floyd Street to Clay Street

7 am (Saturday, April 19, 2014) - 4 pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)

  • Main Street from Jackson Street to 20th Street

  • 20th Street from Main Street to Market Street

  • Market Street from 20th Street to 15th Street

  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from 15th Street to 18th Street

  • 18th Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Broadway

  • Broadway from Dixie Highway to 2nd Street

  • 4th Street from Broadway to Oakdale

  • Park Avenue from 4th Street to 6th Street

  • 6th Street from Park Avenue to Magnolia

  • Magnolia from 4th Street to 6th Street

  • Central Avenue from Taylor Boulevard to 2nd Street

  • 3rd Street from Central Avenue to Southern Parkway

  • 3rd Street from Central Avenue to Main Street

  • 3rd Street from Broadway to Main Street

  • Iroquois Park

7:30 am (Saturday, April 19, 2014) - 4 pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)

  • Southern Parkway from 3rd Street to New Cut Road

  • Taylor Boulevard from Huntoon to Kenwood

8 am (Saturday, April 19, 2014) - 4 pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)

  • Breckinridge Street from 3rd Street to Barret Avenue

  • Barret Avenue to Winter Avenue

  • Winter Avenue to Baxter Avenue

  • Baxter Avenue to Broadway

  • Broadway to 3rd Street

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See Marathon Map

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If you see any suspicious items or activity, notify a Law Enforcement Officer in the immediate area or call 911.

2014 Thunder Over Louisville Street Closures

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2014 Thunder Over Louisville – No Parking

Posted on April 11, 2014

Louisville, KY  - April 10, 2014

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There will be no parking on the streets at the listed locations & times:

10 am (Friday, April 11, 2014) - Midnight (Saturday, April 12, 2014)

  • River Road from 8th Street to Bingham Way
  • Bingham Way from River Road to Witherspoon Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Bingham Way to Preston Street
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

All day (Saturday, April 12, 2014)

  • Main Street from Clay Street to 22nd Street
  • Mellwood Avenue from Spring Street to Zorn Avenue
  • Market Street from Baxter Avenue to Tenth Street
  • Johnson Street from Market Street to Story Avenue
  • Liberty Street from Baxter Avenue to Roy Wilkins Boulevard
  • Baxter Avenue from Main Street to Broadway
  • Chestnut Street from First Street to Roy Wilkins Boulevard
  • Jacob Street from Second Street to First Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Woodbine Street
  • Oak Street from Floyd Street to Eighth Street (south side only)
  • Kentucky Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Street
  • Washington Street from Second Street to Preston Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Second Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Blankenbaker Lane
  • First Street from Witherspoon Street to College Street
  • First Street from College Street to Cardinal (west side)
  • Second Street from Main Street to College Street
  • Third Street from River Road to Eastern Parkway
  • Fourth Street from Broadway to Winkler Avenue
  • Fifth Street from Main Street to Broadway
  • Armory Place from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Sixth Street from River Road to Hill Street
  • Seventh Street from Washington Street to Liberty Street
  • Eighth Street from Washington Street to Broadway
  • Ninth Street from Main Street to Market Street
  • Roy Wilkins Boulevard from Market Street to Myrtle Street
  • Seventh Street from Myrtle Street to Algonquin Parkway
  • 15th Street from Main Street to Portland Avenue
  • 22nd Street from Bank Street to Northwestern Parkway
  • Portland Avenue from 15th Street to 22nd Street (north side only)
  • Lexington Road from Baxter Avenue to Payne Street
  • Broadway from Barret Avenue to 12th Street
  • Floyd Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Clay Street to Roy Wilkins Boulevard
  • Brook Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Jackson Street from Main Street to Market Street
  • Jefferson Street from Preston Street to Roy Wilkins Boulevard
  • Adams Street from Witherspoon Street to Story Avenue
  • Spring Street from Story Avenue to Lexington Avenue
  • Frankfort Avenue from River Road to Story Avenue (tow lot and local traffic only)
  • Baxter Avenue from Broadway to Highland Avenue (west side only)
  • Bardstown Road from Broadway to Taylorsville Road (west side only)

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Please keep up with your belongings to prevent unnecessary
concerns of unattended items.
If you see any suspicious items or activity, notify a
Law Enforcement Officer in the immediate area or call 911.


For More information on LMPD and all Kentucky Derby festival events, visit:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/Derby+Festival+Information/

For more Thunder over Louisville Information, visit: http://thunderoverlouisville.org/

For additional updates follow @LMPD on twitter & Louisville Metro Police Department on Facebook.

@KDF, #thunderoverlouisville

 

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LMPD 2014 Thunder Over Louisville – What To Leave Home

Posted on April 11, 2014
Louisville, KY - April 7,2014
 
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For More information on LMPD and all Kentucky Derby festival events, visit:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/Derby+Festival+Information/

For more Thunder over Louisville Information, visit:
http://thunderoverlouisville.org/

For additional updates follow @LMPD on twitter & Louisville Metro Police Department on Facebook.

@KDF, #thunderoverlouisville

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Please keep up with your belongings to prevent unnecessary concerns of unattended items.
If you see any suspicious items or activity, notify a
Law Enforcement Officer in the immediate area or call 911.

 

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LMPD: 2014 Thunder Over Louisville – Street Closures

Posted on April 11, 2014
 Louisville, KY - April 9, 2014 
2014 Thunder Over Louisville Street Closure

The following streets will be closed at the following times:

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10 am (Friday, April 11, 2014) - 2 pm (Sunday, April 13, 2014)

  • River Road from Bingham Way to Sixth Street
  • Bingham Way west from Witherspoon Street (Joe's Crab Shack) to River Road

1 pm (Friday, April 11, 2014) - 9 am (Sunday, April 13, 2014)

  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Brook Street
  • Floyd and Washington North closed - only open to residents
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street

8 pm (Friday, April 11, 2014) - 9 am (Sunday, April 13, 2014)

  • Ramp from westbound Interstate 64 to Third Street (If concert at the KFC Yum Center, this ramp will be open) (exit south onto 3rd Street only until ramp closure - River Road will be closed on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10 am)
  • Ramp from Second Street to eastbound Interstate 64 (If concert at the KFC Yum Center, the 2nd Street ramp will be used for egress)

8 am (Saturday, April 12, 2014) - 1 am (Sunday, April 13, 2014)

  • 2nd Street north from Main Street

9 am (Saturday, April 12, 2014) - 1 am (Sunday, April 13, 2014) (Local traffic and pass traffic will be allowed provided there are no pedestrian safety issues. Residents and businesses within the closure area will need to contact LMPD for passes.)

  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Preston Street
  • Frankfort Avenue from River Road to Story Avenue (local and Vehicle Impoundment Lot traffic only)
  • Witherspoon Street from Brook Street to Second Street
  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street
  • Washington Street from First Street to Second Street
  • Preston Street from Washington Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Floyd Street from Washington Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Brook Street from Washington Street to Witherspoon Street
  • First Street from Washington Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Second Street from Main Street to River Road
  • Third Street from Main Street to River Road (access will be allowed to parking garages)

6 pm - 11:30 pm (Saturday, April 12, 2014)

  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Interstate 65 northbound

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm (Saturday, April 12, 2014)

  • Interstate 65 northbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 65 southbound from Interstate 265 (Indiana) to Interstate 64
  • Interstate 64 westbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to 22nd Street
  • Interstate 64 eastbound from Interstate 264 (Shawnee Expressway) to Interstate 65
  • Interstate 71 southbound from Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 65

Clark Memorial Bridge (Second Street Bridge) Closures

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:30 am - Midnight
Friday, April 11, 2014 All day
Saturday, April 12, 2014 All day
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Midnight - 2 pm

Emergency Route Only authorized emergency vehicles can use the following routes from 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014:

  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins Boulevard (9th Street) to Clay Street
  • Second Street from Main Street to Jacob Street
  • Northbound Second Street traffic will be diverted at Breckenridge Street

2014 Thunder Over Louisville Street Closures

For More information on LMPD and all Kentucky Derby festival events, visit:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/Derby+Festival+Information/

For more Thunder over Louisville Information, visit: http://thunderoverlouisville.org/

For additional updates follow @LMPD on twitter & Louisville Metro Police Department on Facebook.

@KDF, #thunderoverlouisville

 

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unnecessary concerns of unattended items.
If you see any suspicious items or activity,
notify a Law Enforcement Officer
in the immediate area or call 911.

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LMPD: 2014 Thunder Over Louisville – Traffic Tips

Posted on April 11, 2014
 
 Louisville, KY - April 10, 2014
 
 
 

Come Early, Stay Late, Be Patient, & Enjoy the Festivities!

 

LMPD 2014 Thunder Over Louisville Traffic Tips

For More information on LMPD and all Kentucky Derby festival events, visit:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/Derby+Festival+Information/

For more Thunder over Louisville Information, visit: http://thunderoverlouisville.org/

For additional updates follow @LMPD on twitter & Louisville Metro Police Department on Facebook.

@KDF, #thunderoverlouisville

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Law Enforcement Officer in the immediate area or call 911.

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Fatal Collision – 7400 St. Andrews Church Rd – April 2, 2014

Posted on April 3, 2014
Louisville, KY  April 2, 2014
 

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4/2/14, at 2148, LMPD 3rd Division officers responded to the 7400 block of St Andrews Church Rd. on an injury collision.
Officers located two vehicles that were involved in the collision.  A gold Mazda that was headed south on St. Andrews Church Rd. crossed over the center line for an unknown reason and in the direction of a blue Honda that was headed north on St. Andrews Church Rd.  The Blue Honda was not able to avoid the collision and the vehicle was hit head on by the gold Mazda.
The Honda was driven by a 22yr old female who was transported to UL Hospital in critical condition.  The gold Mazda was driven by a female in her early 20's and occupied with two juvenile passengers.  This female operator was transported to UL with a serious leg injury. A 5yr old male passenger was transported to Kosair in critical  condition and an 11 month old male was transported to St Mary's Hospital nearby unresponsive.  The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision.  The infant was in the back seat in a car seat.  It is unknown at this time if seat belts were used with all other occupants.   St Andrews Church Rd remained closed  until 0130 Thursday.  LMPD Traffic Investigators are investigating this fatal collision .
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2014 NCAA Detail Press Release

Posted on March 28, 2014
Louisville, KY  - March 27, 2014
                 Updated. March 28, 2014
 
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Join Us for the latest “Coffee with a Cop” March 28, 2014

Posted on March 27, 2014
Louisville, KY - 3/26/2014
 

4th division Officers invite you to  stop by the Hardee's 3459 Taylor Blvd. from 7-10am tomorrow and join us for this month's, Coffee With A Cop. we look forward to sharing coffee & casual conversation with you once again.  

Coffee With a Cop March 28

 

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Remembering Our Hero, 216D Officer Grignon: Gone But Never Forgotten!

Posted on March 23, 2014
Louisville, March 23 2014  - 8:07 a.m.
          updated March 24, 2014  - 2:20 p.m.
 

Officer Peter A. Grignon

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Gone but never forgotten, Rest in Peace, 216D Officer Peter Grignon.

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Life can change in an instant, and the loss of a loved one forever changes our lives.  Our lives were forever changed on March 23, 2005. On the morning of March 23, while investigating an incident in which a car was seen driving through a homeowner's yard in the 2600 block of Accasia Drive, Officer Peter Grignon was shot and killed. Peter responded to the scene at approximately 0630 hours. After a short search, he located the suspected vehicle burning nearby. Moments later, he was confronted by two subjects and was shot twice in the head and neck. One of the suspects, shot Peter before turning the weapon on himself and committing suicide.  Peter was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds about two hours later. The second suspect was taken into custody.
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Peter lost his life serving this community.  He died a Hero.  Officer Peter Grignon was 27 years old at the time of his death and had recently married to his wife, Rebecca Grignon.  He served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for just over two years.

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Peter's platoon along with many LMPD brothers and sisters, family and friends, convoyed this morning as we do each year to visit the grave site together. Many prayers are offered in memory of Peter, Our Brother, Our Hero.

 

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Please take comfort in knowing that when an officer is taken, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished, our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened, and  our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade. Peter's life was dedicated to the same principles that we continue to uphold, Honor, Duty, and Courage. 

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Please continue to keep Peter’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Thank you Peter!  Rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten!  

 

 

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Street Closures – March 22 – 2014 Papa John’s 10 Miler

Posted on March 21, 2014

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STREET CLOSURE AND NO PARKING AREA LIST

Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

The following streets will be closed, or have their traffic diverted, during the following times on the above date;

6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 Central Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street

Central Avenue from Floyd Street to Third Street (Central Station traffic only)

Third Street from Central Avenue to Southern Parkway

6:00 a.m. to Noon

Southern Parkway from Florence Avenue to Southern Heights Avenue

6:30 a.m. to Noon

Southern Parkway from Third Street to Florence Avenue

Southern Parkway from Southern Heights Avenue to New Cut Road/Taylor Blvd.

7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Floyd Street from Central Avenue to Boxley Avenue

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Taylor Blvd. from Huntoon Avenue to Southern Parkway

New Cut Road from Southern Parkway to Palatka Road

Iroquois Park (All Park Streets)

No on street parking will be permitted on Third Street from Heywood Avenue to Southern Parkway from 5:00 a.m. until Noon.

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Street Closures – March 15 – 2014 Green Derby Gallop

Posted on March 14, 2014

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STREET CLOSURES

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2014 Green Derby Gallop

The following streets will be CLOSED and/or may have their traffic

impacted on Saturday, March 15th from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

  •  Eighth Street: Muhammad Ali Blvd. to Washington Street
  •  Muhammad Ali Blvd. from 4th Street-8th Street.  (access will be allowed to the Seelbach Hotel parking garage, 4th Street Live & Eddie Merlots)
  • Liberty Street from 4th Street to 8th Street
    Adjacent Streets may be affected. Cross traffic will be allowed if possible and when safe to do so.
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Street Closures -March 8th – 2014 Rodes City Run

Posted on March 7, 2014

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STREET CLOSURE LIST AND NO PARKING AREAS
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
th, 2014

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See the list below for streets  that will be closed, or have their traffic disrupted, during the following times;

 

6:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Broadway from Brook to Second

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Broadway from Fifth Street to Third Street (Fifth will remain open N/B)
  • Third Street will remain open to cross traffic until 7:30am

7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Broadway from Brook Street to Baxter Avenue

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Baxter Avenue from Jefferson Street to Breckinridge Street

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Cherokee Road from Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive to Lexington Road
  • Lexington Road to Liberty Street/ E. Chestnut
  • Liberty Street from Lexington Road to E. Chestnut

The following streets will have No Parking from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Broadway from 5th Street to Baxter Avenue
  • Cherokee Road from Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive from Cherokee Road to Lexington Road
  • E. Chestnut from Liberty to Broadway
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LMPD Major Crimes Division in the Spotlight

Posted on February 26, 2014

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LMPD detectives showcased in “One Hundred Fascinating Louisville Women “
Nancy Miller, Author

Louisville Metro Police Department Detectives, Angie Merrick, Financial Crimes Unit, and Leigh Maroni, Homicide Unit, were showcased in Nancy Miller’s book “One Hundred Fascinating Louisville Women “ which hit bookstores this past Fall.  Detectives Merrick and Maroni are part of a diverse group of women who tell their personal stories, share their experiences, and reveal a few surprises in the book.  Detectives Merrick and Maroni join the ranks of well‐known leaders, media personalities, and other women “who lead extraordinary lives out of the public eye.” Nancy Miller wanted to focus on how these fascinating women live their lives. It took Nancy Miller three and a half years to complete the project. The book can be purchased at most bookstores in the Louisville Metro area.

http://100flw.com/#

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LMPD Solving Cold-Case Homicides

Posted on February 26, 2014

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140221/NEWS10/302210035?nclick_check=1

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 Louisville police refocus efforts on solving cold-case homicides

Written by Claire Galofaro The Courier-Journal
Feb. 21, 2014 | courier-journal.com

Jean Denise Howe; Murder still unsolved. Published on Feb 11 1985.
By the time a stranger found 13-year-old Jean Denise Howe, dead and discarded in an alley, her body
was so frozen the coroner had to let her thaw for days.

It was February 1985, an unusually bitter winter.  Someone had picked up a concrete block and with it, ended the short and pitiful life of Jean Denise, an orphan pregnant by a man no one could name.  Her killer bludgeoned her to death with the block, then stabbed her, over and over, in the abdomen that bulged from her skeletal frame.
“Two lives were taken, and nothing’s been done about it,” said Dorothy Beasley, a relative of the child’s foster mother. “It’s something that will forever stick with me.”  Nearly three decades later, Beasley still thinks of the little girl, dead in that alley — and the person who appears to have gotten away with murder.

Stalled investigations
The hard-worn police file titled “Jean Howe, 1985” occupies 2 feet of a cabinet drawer on the second floor
of Louisville Metro Police headquarters, alongside 474 other cases labeled “cold” because there’s been no
development in at least two years.

The oldest Louisville police cold case is “George Brooks, 1961,” and the pile is growing: homicide
detectives have started carting in 21 unsolved killings from 2011.  “The investigation hit a brick wall. That’s the reason they ended up here,” said Sgt. Donny Burbrink, standing in his office surrounded by dozens of cabinets, stuffed with phone book-thick files of crime-scene photos, police reports and tips that led nowhere. “We have to jump-start them all over again.”  Resurrecting cases that bedeviled everyone else in the building is slow going: Burbrink considers four arrests in 12 months a banner year. The cold case squad solved two murders in 2013, and another two in the first month of 2014. They’re closing in on a few more, he said.

Across the county, cold-case clearance rates are notoriously low. A 2011 analysis by the non-profit RAND
Center on Quality Policing estimated one in 20 active investigations resulted in an arrest, and just one in
100 resulted in a conviction.

The police department could not estimate how much is costs to run the squad: its budget is taken out of
the major crimes line item, with includes active homicides, sexual assaults, robbery, fraud and so on.

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad believes his unit — with some of the most seasoned detectives in the
building — is worth the comparably low return on investment. He goes to vigils for murdered citizens, and
he’s noticed a common theme among the relatives of those whose killings have gone unsolved.
“They want to know we’re not going to forget and we are going to continue to try. I wish we had the
resources to be working on every case, 100 percent of the time,“ Conrad said. “"It’s beyond symbolism,
it’s not lip service. We're truly trying to solve these cases.”  Some will eventually be solved by DNA hits. Others when witnesses get arrested and decide to start talking to save their own skins.  Occasionally, the detectives get lucky: last month, 34-year-old David Satterfield called police, out of the blue, to confess that he murdered an 86-year-old woman in a nursing home six years earlier.

Burbrink took over the squad of four detectives last April and acknowledges the system is imperfect. Each
detective is assigned six cases, so no more than a couple dozen can be actively investigated at any given time. Many of the other 450 case files, including Jean Howe’s, remain in their drawers, unopened for months at a time.
“It becomes overwhelming,” he said. “I have a lot of family members who call me — their brother was killed, or their son was killed. It’s hard to tell somebody that their case is sitting on the sidelines.  But there’s no point in getting anybody’s hopes up.”  The squad is now blueprinting a plan to triage the cases, the latest in a string of overhauls for the 14-year-old unit. They are creating a point system and intend to analyze each case’s solvability based on
an algorithm of factors, including DNA evidence and surviving witnesses.  Burbrink believes it will take six months to complete, but will give his unit a comprehensive understanding of the cases — who the victims were, how they died, and the likelihood that detectives will ever learn who killed them.

Beasley believes it’s not too late to solve Howe’s murder.  “I want somebody to pay for it,” she said . “I don’t think somebody should get away with doing something so wrong.”  She needed somebody to love her' Jean was a tiny girl with sad, old eyes, Beasley said. Nobody knew exactly where she’d come from — in 1973, when she was 2 years old, employees at a liquor store heard wailing in the attic. The owner went upstairs and found the baby, alone and abandoned there.  No one knew how long she’d been there — but long enough that the grate she was lying on had seared permanent scars across her back, Beasley said.  The store owner took her in and raised her for five years. But the woman was diagnosed with terminal cancer and begged her childless neighbors — Beasley’s cousin and her husband — to adopt her.

Lillie Mae Howe was already 61 years old. Her husband, Charlie, was 86 when they adopted the 7-year-old girl, who lived with them at their house on West Chestnut Street. Lillie Mae Howe meant well, Beasley said. But she was too old to understand the struggles of a forsaken child.

Jean ran away and sometimes stayed gone a day or two before police tracked her down. She confided in Beasley, calling her Aunt Dot.  But Jean never told her about the man she’d started seeing when she was 13 years old.  After Jean was killed, one of her classmates told Beasley that Jean had met a married man at a park.  “She needed somebody to love her,” Beasley said. “... And I just think he showed her the affection she hadn’t gotten from anybody else in her life.”  Jean told Lillie Mae Howe she was pregnant in December 1983. She was in the seventh grade. Beasley said her cousin was devastated, and the Howes considered kicking the child out of their home.  But Jean promised she’d finish school at the Teenage Parent Program, raise her child and make them proud. They let her stay.

On the morning of Jan. 28, 1985, Lillie Mae Howe watched from the window as Jean left for school, wearing her red and black wool coat. She walked to the bus stop, at the corner of Chestnut and 27th Street, but as the bus pulled up, she sprinted around the corner.  At first, the Howes believed Jean ran away again. But the phone started ringing: a man called to tell them Jean was fine but couldn’t talk, the family told The Courier-Journal in a 1985 story. In another call, he gave an address that didn’t exist. He phoned again to say he’d bring the girl home at 4 p.m. the next day.  He never showed. She didn’t either.

A week passed. Then another.  On Feb. 9, a man walking through the alley just around the corner from Jean’s home saw a hand poking out from under a discarded door, among a pile of trash behind a garage. A concrete block lay broken and bloody nearby. Jean Howe lay frozen, still wearing the red and black wool coat. Police determined she had been killed the day she disappeared, and had been there, just around the corner, all along.  An autopsy determined she died of blunt-force trauma, then her killer plunged a knife deep into her pregnant belly.  The only motive police could find was the 6-month-old fetus that died inside her, according to newspaper archives. The coroner held an inquest, before a six-person jury, but detectives testified they could not determine the father. They had no suspects.

The jury unanimously concluded that the girl was “murdered at the hand of an as-yet-unknown assailant.”  Burbrink said a person of interest is named in the file. He could not say whether it was the unborn child’s father, or if that has even been determined. But last year, evidence — he would not say what sort — from the Jean Howe file was sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab for DNA testing.  Cold-case investigations go to the back of the line, behind active cases with hot leads and pressing deadlines, and sometimes results take 18 months or more. So in the meantime, Burbrink’s team put the case file back in its cabinet and wait, while they work on other files.

'A real whodunit'  Some families are relentless in seeking answers.

For a while, Tammy Borders and Denise Watson, whose sons were shot dead together in a Portland alley
four years ago, called detectives every day for years. Now, they limit themselves to once a week.
“It’s not fair; they destroyed me when they done it,” Watson said of the people who killed her son. “They
destroyed my life, they turned my whole world upside down. And I hate them for it.”

Her son, 17-year-old Timothy “Frogg” O’Connor and his half-brother, 21-year-old Brandon Borders, were
ambushed in a car in a Portland alley in 2009. Borders was shot twice; his little brother, six times.
Tammy Borders knows know that her son was dealing drugs. His little brother, the mothers say, was an
innocent, who just came along for a ride.

Their case is among the two dozen being actively investigated by cold case detectives, in part because
detectives have come to know their mothers so well.  “This one is a real whodunit,” Burbrink said. “But it has a lot of promise, a lot of moving parts. I think we can absolutely solve it. Or we’ll die trying.”

In the meantime, Borders and Watson have tried, on their own, to piece together what happened to their
sons. They’ve gone door to door, surveying neighbors on whether they heard gunshots, and how many.
They started tape recording phone calls with their sons’ friends. They’ve confronted their suspects. And
they’ve been threatened, hung up on, chased off porches with baseball bats.
“A lot of people know what happened. And a lot of people want to see something done about it,” Borders
said. “They’re just too scared to speak.”
The mothers call Burbrink with every bit of news: last month, a person they suspect was involved was
sentenced to a decade in prison. Maybe, they said in a voice message left for the detective, a looming
prison stint might encourage him to start talking.

“You always try to remember the good things about them,” Tammy Borders said in the alley behind St.
Xavier Street where the young men were gunned down. “But it always falls back to the bad, to what
happened here.” Borders and Watson build memorials and host candlelight vigils for their sons. Their photos are
everywhere — on the refrigerator, on the table, in the car.

But many of the victims in Burbrink’s files have no one left.  Many had few to begin with.

Jean Denise Howe was buried in an unmarked grave beneath a spruce tree in Louisville Cemetery. She has no headstone. There are no memorials, no vigils in her memory.  Beasley said Lillie Mae Howe was heartbroken the rest of her life. She died in 2000.  Beasley said she and another relative called detectives once, years ago, asking if there had been any movement in the case of Jean Howe.  They were told, she said, that the case was a lost cause. They never tried again.

Reporter Claire Galofaro can be reached at (502) 582-7086. Follow her on Twitter at @clairegalofaro.

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WARNING! Report of Scam Artist Soliciting Money for Police Department

Posted on February 19, 2014

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LMPD Detective to Focus on Missing Person Cold Cases – WDRB 41 News

Posted on February 12, 2014
 Shared from: WDRB 41 Louisville News
Posted: Feb 03, 2014 6:31 PM EST
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 6:44 PM EST
By Stephan Johnson - sjohnson@fox41.com
 

LMPD Detective to Focus on Missing Person Cold Cases 

Click on photo for complete WDRB 41 Louisville News story:

LMPD Detective to Focus on Cold Case Missing Persons

http://www.wdrb.com/story/24623604/lmpd-detective-to-focus-on-cold-case-missing-persons

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of Louisville families are looking for answers in the disappearance of their loved ones. And now LMPD has one man in charge when the trail goes cold.

LMPD Detective Mike Perry has the new assignment, but it involves some old cases.

"I take over the case when it is six months old," Det. Perry said.

Perry is one of three detectives assigned to LMPD's missing persons unit.

"Two of the detectives handle the fresh cases that come in on a regular basis or a daily basis, and then once they reach that six-month window, then they're reassigned to me," Perry explained.

A set of drawers at LMPD Headquarters contains files with the names of people who are missing and on Perry's list.

The department has also added a link on the city's website to help find the missing.

"In an effort hopefully, the public will look at it -- look at that photo, look at the information on it and maybe we may be able to get some tips," said Det. Perry.

One of the pictures on the website is Michael "Mikey" Jones, who disappeared in August 2000.

"I have been looking for him for 13 years," said Tina Lee, Jones' sister.

Lee says in the beginning authorities assumed her brother left on his own.

"They told me that if he was a missing person, that all they could do was tell him that his family was looking for him," Lee explained.

But after months and then years passed, both police and family members realized something wasn't right.

"It just doesn't seem right that he would be gone so long and not try to reach out to somebody," Lee said.

Lee admits her brother had gotten into some trouble and fears that could be why he disappeared.

"I don't feel like he is dead, I just feel like if he's somewhere and he is still alive it is because he needs to be there to stay alive."

Whatever happened to Michael Jones, Detective Perry says finding him is not out of the question.

"There is hope, just last year we had a gentleman turn up who had been missing for three years," Det. Perry said.

Police are also partnering with the Exploited Children's Help Organization (ECHO) and Safe Place.  The goal of the partnership is to help spread the word when it comes to missing juveniles.

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Click on any photo below to be directed to LMPD's Unidentified Victims and Missing Persons Boards.

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**UPDATE** CANCEL SERIAL ROBBERY WANTED

Posted on February 12, 2014
February 15

**UPDATE**

CANCEL ROBBERY WANTED

CANCEL WANTED
On 2/15/14 Serial Robbery Suspect, Brandon W. Wight, W/M, DOB 11/7/80 Robbed Bowman Field Wine/Spirits. Shortly after, an alert 5th Div Officer initiated a traffic stop on Dundee Rd, which ended w/ the suspect fatally shooting himself. Wright had committed 9 robberies in previous month.
Previous dates/locations:
1/18 Marathon - Poplar Level Rd
1/23 Dairy Mart - Bardstown Rd
1/29 Vault Liquors - Bardstown Rd
2/2 Vault Liquors - Bardstown Rd
2/3 Mo's - Goss Ave.
2/3 Schreck's - Baxter Ave
2/8 Marathon - Poplar Level Rd
2/9 Subway - Bardstown Rd
2/11 Our Place - Poplar Level Rd
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January 18,2014

WANTED – Robbery 1st

We are requesting assistance identifying the person depicted in the photos below. On 1-18-2014,  the suspect entered Marathon Oil, 3130 Poplar Level Rd, pointed a handgun at the clerk & demanded money.  After obtaining the business cash, he fled on foot. SUSPECT: white male / 30-40 yrs old / 5’9” / 170lbs / medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call 574-LMPD (5673) or,  Text “LMPD” along with your Tip to (CRIMES) 274637.

Help ID Robbery 011814

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LMPD Fraud Unit – Tips To Avoid Telemarketer Scams

Posted on February 10, 2014

Beware fraudulent telemarketers

If you have ever received a telephone call or a postcard announcing that you have won a prize, BEWARE! It could be from a dishonest telemarketer out to get your money. These high pressure sales people may claim you are the winner of a prize and then may lure you into phony investment schemes, may try to sell you expensive "promotional items" or subscriptions to magazines, and may cause you to lose a substantial amount of money.

Unfortunately, fraudulent telemarketers are very hard to track down. Because enforcement is so difficult, it is essential that consumers be aware of the common ploys used by fraudulent telemarketers. The following suggests how you can detect telemarketing fraud and avoid becoming a victim.

10 Tip-Offs

10 Tip-offs the caller may be a crook:

  1. High Pressure Sales Tactics.
    The caller may realize you are not going to be an easy sale if you say you are not interested in the sales pitch. The caller may be reluctant to accept "no" as an answer and may use scare tactics and other high pressure sales tactics to get you to purchase whatever is being sold.
  2. Insistence on an immediate decision.
    The caller may use the urgency pitch telling you that "the offer is about to expire" or "you must make a decision today." They always give a reason why the offer cannot wait.
  3. The offer sounds too good to be true.
    If it does, it probably is. Some callers may make statements that sound just reasonable enough to keep you from hanging up. Others may make statements you know to be true so that when they spring the big lie for what they're selling, you'll be more likely to believe that, too.
  4. A request for your credit card number or your bank account number.
    A telemarketer may ask for this information for "identification", or for "verification" that you have won something. Whatever the ploy, once the swindler has your number, it is likely that unauthorized charges will appear on your account or a draft will be made on your bank account without your consent or knowledge. Never give account numbers to callers.
  5. An offer to send someone to your home to pick up the money, or some other method such as overnight mail to get your funds more quickly.
    This is likely to be part of their "urgency" pitch. It could be an effort to avoid mail fraud charges by bypassing postal authorities or simply a way of getting your money before you change your mind.
  6. A statement that something is "free" followed by a requirement that you pay for something.
    With swindlers, you generally have to pay in some way to get whatever it is said to be "free." The charge may be labeled as shipping and handling fees or shipping charge. Whatever you pay, far exceeds the true value of the "free" item.
  7. An investment that's "without risk."
    If there were any such thing as a risk-free investment with profits assured, the caller certainly wouldn't have to dial through the phone book to find investors.
  8. Unwillingness to provide written information or references that you can contact.
    The caller may be reluctant to answer your questions and inquiries about the firm by phone and may tell you that printed material isn't available yet.
  9. Unresponsiveness to questions or objections.
  10. The telemarketer is not registered with the Attorney General's Office as required by law.

These consumer protection tips, as well as many others, can be found on the Office of the Attorney General’s web page @ ag.ky.gov, under the heading Protecting Consumers and Families.

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Street Closures: March 15th – 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on February 10, 2014

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STREET CLOSURES

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day Parade

Noon - 6 pm

  • Baxter Avenue from Rosewood to Windsor

  • Baxter Avenue from Broadway to Highland Avenue

  • Bardstown Road from Highland Avenue to Midland Avenue

  • Broadway from Barret Avenue to Baxter Avenue

  • Barret Avenue from Broadway to Rubel Avenue

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Street Closures: 2014 ANTHEM 5K – February 22nd

Posted on February 10, 2014

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STREET CLOSURES

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Anthem 5K

7 am - 11 am

  • Magisterial Drive will be closed
  • Eastpointe Parkway will be north bound ONLY
  • Nelson Miller will be north bound ONLY from Eastpointe Parkway to LaGrange Road
  • Stanley Gault Parkway will be south bound ONLY from Magisterial Drive to Lagrange Road
  • Nelson Miller Parkway will operate in both directions in the north bound lanes only.
    - please use English Station Road and access area from Lagrange Road
  • Lagrange Road will operate in both directions in the west bound lanes only from Stanley Gault Parkway to Nelson Miller Parkway
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Street Closures: February 15th – 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run/Walk

Posted on February 10, 2014

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STREET CLOSURES

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Cupid's Undie Run/Walk

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Fourth Street from Main Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Liberty Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street
  • Jefferson Street from Third Street to Fourth Street
  • Market Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street

The following streets will be CLOSED Saturday, February 15th from approximately 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM.

4th St. will be closed from Main St. to Muhammad Ali Blvd. (4th Street Live)

Cross Streets that will be blocked are:

  • W. Liberty St. from 4th-5th St.
  • W. Jefferson St. from 3rd-4th St.
  • W. Market St. from 4th-5th St. 

Adjacent Streets may be affected.  Cross traffic will be allowed if possible and when safe to do so. 

 

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LMPD’s 1/20/2014 “Coffee with a Cop” Was a Huge Success!

Posted on January 23, 2014

LMPD's "Coffee with a Cop” 1/20/2014 was a huge success!  Thanks to all who came by! Shively Police, University of Louisville Police & Jefferson County Sheriff's Office  joined us for coffee & conversation with our neighbors. Over 50 neighbors attended and enjoyed getting to know the Law Enforcement working in their community .

Check out the pictures from the recent "Coffee with a Cop" and be sure to watch for our next event and plan to join us!  We look forward to getting to know you too.

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Coffee With A Cop - McDonalds, Warnock Street 1/20/2014 8-11

Coffee With A Cop - McDonalds, Warnock Street 1/20/2014 8-11

 

 

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Join Us for “Coffee with a Cop” January 20, 2014

Posted on January 17, 2014

**Update**

LMPD's "Coffee with a Cop” 1/20/14 was a huge success!  Thanks to all who came by! Shively Police, University of Louisville Police & Jefferson County Sheriff's Office  joined us for coffee & conversation with our neighbors. Over 50 people attended.  Be sure to watch for our next "Coffee with a Cop" and plan to join us.

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Come join us Monday, January 20th, from 8-11 am at the McDonald's located at 301 E. Warnock St. for "Coffee with a Cop" hosted by LMPD's 4th Division.  

Officers and Detectives from LMPD, Shively Police, University of Louisville Police and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office welcome you to stop by and visit with us.  We will be available to answer questions in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Coffee With A Cop - McDonald's, Warnock Street 1/20/2014 8-11

Coffee With A Cop - McDonald's - 301 E. Warnock St. 1/20/2014 8-11am

  

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Louisville Prepares For Snow and Bitter Cold

Posted on January 5, 2014

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 January 5, 2014

Over the next 48 hours, our community is expected to experience some of the coldest temperatures we have seen for many years. The danger of frostbite and hypothermia are very real and can happen very quickly.

According to information from the National Weather Service, the rain we are experiencing now will change over to snow by 9pm.    The snow is expected to last until about 0100 hours, and we are only expected 1” to 2” of snow.  However, between 2000 hours and 2100 hours, the temperatures are expected to fall very fast and we may experience something they refer to as  a “flash freeze.”  Wind chill will make the conditions even more dangerous.  Public Works personnel are already working to treat the streets

Local homeless shelters are operating on White Flag, meaning that no one is turned way.

The following shelters will be open and will take people in, however, there is no promise that a bed will be available.

  1. St. Vincent DePaul, 1034 S. Jackson (Men only)
  2. Salvation Army, 831 S. Brook Street (Men, Women and Families)
  3. The Healing Place, 1020 W. market Street (Men Only)
  4. The Healing Place, 1503 S. 15th Street (Women Only)
  5. Wayside Christian Mission, 432 E. Jefferson Street (Men, Women and Families)
  6. Jefferson Street Baptist Center, 733 E. Jefferson Street -
    Will serve as an overflow shelter if needed, and will be open tomorrow and
    Tuesday to serve as a Day Shelter from 0800 - 1600 hours.

Please see the press release from Mayor Greg Fischer's office below for more information.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      

January 5, 2014

Media Contacts:
Chris Poynter, 574-4546 / 396-2015
Harold Adams, 574-6153 / 419-7843

 

Mayor Fischer, City Leaders Urge Community to be Prepared for Major Winter Storm, Extreme Cold

 

LOUISVILLE (Jan. 5, 2014) – Mayor Greg Fischer and emergency response officials are urging citizens to be prepared for a major winter storm headed toward Louisville that is likely to bring snowfall along with bitterly cold temperatures.

“From all indications, this storm will bring sustained cold weather that the city hasn’t seen in many years,” Fischer said. “People should be prepared to protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors.”

The mayor met this afternoon with the city’s emergency and first responders to ensure the city is prepared for the coming storm. “From our Public Works Department — which is ready to treat roads — to our police, fire and EMS, we stand ready to respond rapidly,” Fischer said. The city has created the Twitter hashtag #lousnow for updates, reports, etc.

Local homeless shelters are operating on White Flag, meaning that no one is turned way.

To help keep people safe during the day, Jefferson Street Baptist (733 E. Jefferson) will be extending its Day Shelter on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to 4 pm.  To keep folks safe at night, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and Wayside Christian Mission will be providing White Flag lodging and Jefferson Street Baptist is also adding additional beds for 20 men today and Monday.

Wayside, Seven Counties and the Veteran's Administration all have outreach teams working to get the homeless inside during the extreme weather.

The city’s MetroSafe leadership, along with the Department of Public Health and Wellness, released the following tips for dealing with cold weather.

Dress Warmly and Stay Dry

Dress in layers.

Wear a hat.

Be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton.

Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly.

Excess perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.

Avoid getting gasoline or alcohol on your skin while de-icing and fueling your car or using a snow blower. These materials in contact with the skin greatly increase heat loss from the body.

Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.

Infants less than one year old should never sleep in a cold room because infants lose body heat more easily than adults.

Hypothermia

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced.

Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature.

Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

Victims of hypothermia are often (1) elderly people with inadequate food, clothing, or heating; (2) babies sleeping in cold bedrooms; (3) people who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.; and (4) people who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.

Recognizing Hypothermia

Warnings signs of hypothermia:

Adults:

shivering, exhaustion

confusion, fumbling hands

memory loss, slurred speech

drowsiness 

Infants:

bright red, cold skin

very low energy

What to Do

If you notice any of these signs, the situation is an emergency — get medical attention immediately.

Be a good neighbor

A winter emergency like this is a time for all of us to be good neighbors.

We especially need to look out for the elderly. Older adults often make less body heat because of a slower metabolism and less physical activity.

Many elderly live alone and have limited mobility…some even have no family close by. They may even have special medical needs so check in on them. 

Eat and Drink Wisely

Eating well-balanced meals will help you stay warmer.

Do not drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages—they cause your body to lose heat more rapidly. Instead, drink warm, sweet beverages or broth to help maintain your body temperature. If you have any dietary restrictions, ask your doctor.

Look out for pets

Bring pets inside

When you take pets outside, go with them. Don’t let them go alone.

The city has many community cats -- before starting your car, tap on the hood. Cats will seek shelter in engines during cold weather 

Avoid Exertion

If you haven’t exercised or been very physically active, now is not the time to go out and shovel your driveway in a hurry.

Cold weather puts an extra strain on the heart.

If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or performing other hard work in the cold. Otherwise, if you have to do heavy outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly. Remember, your body is already working hard just to stay warm, so don’t overdo it.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If power outages occur, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a home, garage, or camper and then poison the people and animals inside.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled.

Every home should have at least one working carbon monoxide detector. The detector’s batteries should be checked twice annually, at the same time smoke detector batteries are checked.

Never use a gas range or oven to heat a home.

Never run a generator or any gasoline-powered engine inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented.

Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.

Exposure to CO can cause loss of consciousness and death. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.

 

 


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2013 LMPD Holiday Safety Tips

Posted on December 4, 2013
Louisville, KY  - December 4, 2013

 

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Do You Recognize These Shooting Suspects? Please Call 574-LMPD (5673)

Posted on December 2, 2013
Louisville, KY - December 2,  2013

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Do You Recognize These Suspects?  Call 574-LMPD (5673)

We are asking for your assistance in identifying this suspect in these surveillance pictures.  The photos depict 2 b/m’s that where involved in a shooting November 17th around 2:00 a.m. outside the Prime Liquor Store at 22nd and Standard Ave. 
Two male victims were shot and were treated and released from the University of Louisville Hospital. We are looking for the identity of the 2 gunmen.

 

 

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LMPD Metro Academy Class 26 Graduates 15 Recruits December 4, 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013

MAC 26 graduation press release

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LMPD and Greater St. Mark Baptist Church 13th Annual Thanksgiving Delivery

Posted on November 26, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
November 26, 2013                                    
 

LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT


MEDIA ADVISORY

LMPD and Greater St. Mark Baptist Church
13th Annual Thanksgiving Delivery 

 

WHAT:
Officers from throughout LMPD and members of Greater St. Mark Baptist Church will team together once again for preparation and delivery of Thanksgiving meals.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE:
Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church           
1425 Bland Street
11:00 a.m.

Lourdes Hall Nursing Home                  
735 Eastern Parkway
12:00 p.m.

Flaget Senior Center                          
4425 Greenwood Avenue
12:00 p.m.

 
MORE:
Volunteers and members of Greater St. Mark Baptist Church will spend the day cooking and preparing meals at the church while officers with LMPD will serve up home deliveries.  Residents of Lourdes and Flaget will all receive home cooked turkey dinners in addition to individual seniors that officers have befriended while working their beat. 

Last year more than 700 meals were prepared and served throughout the Metro Louisville area.   The media is invited to attend any of the above locations for interviews and photo ops. 


MEDIA CONTACTS:
On Call PIO Pager:     502.574.7682
Alicia Smiley              502.574.7761

                                                                     
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LMPD, Kentucky Harvest & Portland Auxillary Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Posted on November 26, 2013

 

LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT


MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference – LMPD’s 1st Division


LMPD, KENTUCKY HARVEST & PORTLAND AUXILLARY

DELIVER THANKSGIVING MEALS 

 

WHO:
LMPD’s 1ST Division Officers, Portland Auxiliary & Kentucky Harvest

WHAT:
100 complete Thanksgiving meals will be prepared and delivered to families in the Portland neighborhood. 

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. 

WHERE:
LMPD’s 1st Division           
416 N. 29th Street
 
MORE:
This is LMPD’s 1st Division, 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program.  Kentucky Harvest has donated the turkeys and side food items.  Volunteers from the Portland Auxiliary and Kentucky Harvest will assist with packaging and loading the meals for delivery.  1st Division officers will deliver the meals to families in the Portland Neighborhood.  Over 100 families will receive a complete meal to prepare for the holiday.  Last year over 100 meals were delivered in less than 3 hours.
 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sgt. William Hibbs:       502.817.5227 (will be on site)

On Call PIO Pager:     502.574.7682

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2013 LIGHT UP LOUISVILLE (PRE EVENT SET UP)

Posted on November 26, 2013

Light Up Louisville Festival-Pre Event Set Up

The following streets will be CLOSED on the following days and times:

Fourth Street between Liberty St. & Jefferson St.

Monday, November 25

th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Access will be allowed to local businesses when safe to do so.

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PLEASE DRIVE RESPONSIBLY – Students To Be Educated On Driving Dangers

Posted on November 21, 2013

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Mock Crash Presentation traffic posters

 

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UPDATE – WANTED for Robbery – Mark E. Hambric Jr. – Please Call 574-LMPD (5673)

Posted on November 13, 2013
 UPDATE - November 13,  2013

Thank You For Your Tips!

- UPDATE -

Hambric wanted 112013
 

Click the link below to submit your online tip to 574-LMPD (5673).

574-LMPD(5673) Your Tips Solve Crimes

 
 
 
 
Louisville, KY - October 29,  2013

574-LMPD(5673) Your Tips Solve Crimes

 

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Do You Recognize This Suspect?  Call 574-LMPD (5673)

 

We are asking for your assistance in identifying this suspect in the attached surveillance pictures.  This suspect has  carried out Robbery’s and “Snatch and Grabs” in LMPD’s  2nd, 5th, and 6th divisions and one in Shively over the past two weeks. 

 This suspect is responsible for recent crimes at the Family Dollar, Dollar General, Thorntons, BP, and Marathon. This suspect does not display a weapon but has used physical force against the employees to take the money once the cash drawer opens.   

 

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Please ask the viewers to call 574-LMPD with any information.

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Street Closures – November 10, 2013 – Half Marathon

Posted on November 8, 2013

Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon
November 10, 2013 

 

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Louisville Sports Commission half marathon 2013 map

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Fatal Collision – 2nd Street Bridge – October 30, 2013

Posted on October 30, 2013
Louisville, KY  October 30, 2013
 
 
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10/30/2013, Just before noon today, LMPD's Traffic Unit responded to an injury accident on 2nd Street Bridge.  The preliminary investigation indicates that a female operating a gray BMW was traveling North on the Clark Memorial, 2nd Street Bridge at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, the vehicle swerved, crossed over to the southbound lanes, struck a bridge pillar and railing before coming to rest on the bridges sidewalk.  The operator of the vehicle, a female in her 20's, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The bridge was shut down for approximately 3 hours in both directions. 
All lanes are now open to vehicle traffic on the 2nd Street Bridge.  KYTC has advised that KYTC bridge engineers  inspected the bridge and found it to be safe for vehicular travel.  A temporary railing has been installed in the area that was damaged by the vehicle along the sidewalk.  KYTC also advised,  permanent railing will be installed at a later date.  
LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating this collision.
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Do You Recognize This Suspect? Call 574-LMPD (5673)

Posted on October 29, 2013
Louisville, KY - October 29,  2013

574-LMPD(5673) Your Tips Solve Crimes

 

574-LMPD (5673)

Do You Recognize This Suspect?  Call 574-LMPD (5673)

We are asking for your assistance in identifying this suspect in the attached surveillance pictures.  This suspect has  carried out Robbery’s and “Snatch and Grabs” in LMPD’s  2nd, 5th, and 6th divisions and one in Shively over the past two weeks. 

 This suspect is responsible for recent crimes at the Family Dollar, Dollar General, Thorntons, BP, and Marathon. This suspect does not display a weapon but has used physical force against the employees to take the money once the cash drawer opens.   

 

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Please ask the viewers to call 574-LMPD with any information.

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LMPD 2013 Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on October 29, 2013
Louisville, KY  - October 28, 2013

 

LMPD Halloween Safety Tips 2013

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LMPD and DEA Sponser Drug Toss Event – Oct. 26, 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013

Louisville, KY  -  DRUG TOSS - Tomorrow Sat. Oct. 26 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LMPD and the DEA are providing another opportunity to get rid of  expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to one of these sites below. The service is FREE and ANONYMOUS, no questions asked.

                                         CVS Pharmacy – 4249 Outer Loop Rd.  - 40219 
                                         CVS Pharmacy – 2106 Brownsboro Rd.  - 40206 
                                         CVS Pharmacy – 9575 Taylorsville Rd.  - 40299
                                         CVS Pharmacy – 2311 Lime Kiln Ln.  - 40222  
                      drug toss 10262013 

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LMPD, Bone Dry, GE Appliances, & Metro Parks Celebrate Iroquois Park Riding Stable Renovations

Posted on October 11, 2013
October 11, 2013
 
LMPD Mounted Patrol

 

LMPD has graciously utilized funds and services provided by GE Appliances and Bone Dry Waterproofing Systems.

Bone Dry and GE are being recognized for their continued efforts to support a safer community by providing services, funding and sponsorshito LMPD and the Louisville Metro Police Foundation.  The public-private partnership is valued at over $57,000. GE is donating over $15,000 for materials for the arena which include a new riding surface in the arena and new lumber, paint and supplies for the paddock fence. They are also contributing over 140 volunteers for a full day of work today equating to a value of nearly $20,000. Bone-Dry is donating, materials, machinery and labor that equates a value of over $22,000. The Bone Dry staff has been working continuously the last 4 weeks preparing the site for the volunteer project.  Chief Steve Conrad, LMPF Barry Denton, Metro Parks Mike Hietz, Gretchen Hilbert with Bone Dry and Earl Jones with GE Appliances were featured speakers.

 

LMPD Mounted Patrol Gate     Riding Stable Renovation Press Conference   Riding Stable Renovation Volunteers

 

 

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LMPD EXPIRED DRUG TOSS OCT. 5, 2013 (Drive-thru)

Posted on October 4, 2013

EXPIRED DRUG TOSS OCT 5

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Street Closures – St. James Court Art Show Oct. 4-6, 2013

Posted on October 4, 2013
posted October 3, 2013 

Street Closures - St. James Art Show Oct. 4-6, 2013 

ST. JAMES ART SHOW

STREET CLOSURES AND NO PARKING AREAS

  

STREET CLOSURES

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 

Alley between Third Street and Fourth Street from Magnolia Street to Hill Street

Alley between Fourth Street and St. James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street 

R Chin Alley from Sixth Street to Hill Street

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Saint James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street 

Magnolia Street from Third Street to Sixth Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 

Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 

Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street 


NO PARKING AREAS
 

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Park Avenue (south side) from Fourth Street to Sixth Street 

Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street 

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013  

Saint James Court from Magnolia Street to Hill Street

Magnolia Street from Third Street to Levering Street  

From 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Third Street (west side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street 

Third Street (east side) from Burnett Street to Hill Street

Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street 

Sixth Street (east side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street

From 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Hill Street from Second Street to Sixth Street 

Fourth Street (east side) from Hill Street to Gaulbert Avenue

From 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4th, 2013 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 

Hill Street (north side) from Second Street to Sixth Street will be restricted to Handicapped Parking 


HANDICAP PARKING AREAS

  • Northwest corner of Third and Hill (in front of Root Cellar Gas Station)
  • East side of 6th Street along Central Park

NOTE: No Handicap Parking at St. James Court and Fountain Court (across from the fountain on the east side of street)

For more information on St. James Court Art Show go to:  http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com/

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