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Springfield officer in the right place at the right time

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By Jesse Osbourne

 

Springfield Police Department Sgt. A.J. Lewis was in the right place at the right time around midnight on Nov. 26 in Springfield.


According to the police report, Lewis was traveling on KY 555 when he noticed an Adair County Sheriff Department cruiser pull off the road in the north-bound lane of KY 555.
Lewis wrote in the report that he turned to see if the deputy was OK and saw the deputy getting a male subject out of the vehicle to apply handcuffs.
Lewis got out to assist when the subject attacked the deputy, according to the report.
Portions of the report that describe what seemed to be an altercation between the subject, Lewis, the Adair County deputy and a dispatcher were redacted (blacked out) in the report.
The report did say that Lewis rushed in and grabbed the subject. Lewis also called Officer Daniel Baker for assistance over the radio.
Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Redmond and Lewis advised the subject to stop resisting as he continued to get up.
In the report, it said Lewis told the deputy and Dispatcher Crystal Redmond to break away from the scene.
While parts of the report are redacted after that, the report does say that Lewis called in over the radio that his taser was deployed.
Lewis said he asked Deputy Redmond and Dispatcher Redmond if they needed medical assistance, which they declined.
Baker and Deputy Redmond placed the subject in ‘iron legs’ and then in the cruiser, according to the report.
Lewis and Baker said they followed the deputy to the Greenline tractor store and then came back to town.
- An injury accident occurred at around 1:12 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the intersection of KY 55 and the US 150 bypass.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department report, Bobby B. Brown of Glasgow was southbound on KY 55 and had stopped or slowed at a stop sign at the intersection with US 150.
Brown told the sheriff’s deputy that he didn’t see Deandra S. Johnson’s vehicle, so Brown attempted to cross US 150 and struck Johnson’s vehicle. Johnson is from Lebanon.
According to the sheriff’s department report, Johnson had the right-of-way.
First aid was given at the scene by Washington County EMS and the injured were removed to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
- An injury accident occurred at around 4:34 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the intersection of Logan Road and Pottsville Road.
According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Callie T. Smock of Harrodsburg was traveling north when she came to a curve at the same time another vehicle was coming from the opposite way.
Smock veered to the right, going off the roadway and up a slight embankment. The right front area of the vehicle hit a boulder, according to the report, which caused the vehicle to overturn onto its roof.
Smock told the sheriff’s deputy that she slid due to the wet roadway.
First aid was given at the scene by Washington County EMS and the injured were removed to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Leura Buck of Harrodsburg was a passenger in the vehicle.
- An injury accident occurred at around 8:06 p.m. on Nov. 23 on Lawrenceburg Road.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department report, William J. Wright of Springfield was traveling south on Lawrenceburg Road when he lost control, crossed the center line and ran off the roadway on the wrong side of the road.
Wright’s vehicle then hit a small tree and embankment, then into a large tree before coming to a stop.
First aid was given at the scene by Willisburg Rescue and Wright was taken via ambulance to Flaget Memorial in Bardstown.
- An injury accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the intersection of KY 555 and Industry Drive.
According to the police report from the Springfield Police Department, Connie H. Smith of Springfield was going north on KY 555 while Rachel A. Mattingly, also of Springfield, was going east on Industry Drive and pulled across KY 555 in front of Smith’s vehicle.
First aid was given at the scene by Washington County EMS and the injured were removed to Spring View Hospital.
- An injury accident occurred at around 2:29 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the intersection of KY 555 and the US 150 bypass.
According to the police report, Terry Y. Mattingly of Springfield told police that he was going straight ahead when another vehicle ran a red light. Mattingly swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle.
After swerving, Mattingly ran through the guardrail and went down the hill.
A witness at the scene told police that he wanted to follow the vehicle that ran the red light, but stayed at the scene because he was afraid Mattingly may have been injured.
First aid was administered at the scene by Washington County EMS.
- Damage to a vehicle was reported on Nov. 28 at Cecconi’s Restaurant parking lot.
Mary J. Nally reported to the Springfield Police Department that she parked her vehicle in Cecconi’s Restaurant back parking lot on Nov. 28. When she came back to her car, she noticed that her rear window had been shattered.
According to the police report, it is unknown how the window was shattered.
Estimated damage is $800. The offense carries a second-degree criminal mischief charge.
- An apartment break-in was reported on Nov. 26 at 315 East Main Street, Apt. 3.
William T. Riley, the apartment tenant, told police that he didn’t know when the incident occurred. Nothing was reported missing from the residence and nothing looked out of place, according to the police report.
- A burglary at 133 Main Street in Springfield was reported by Juan U. Mendoza on Nov. 17.
According to the police report, Mendoza told police he was gone for a few days due to his job and when he returned home, he noticed that his television and laptop were missing.
The case is still open and under investigation. Estimated value of the property is $1,215.
- Tools valued at $500 were reported stolen at Downy and Sons Pallet Company on Nov. 1.
According to the police report, the owner of the company called the police to advise that an employee was in the Kwik Kash Pawn & Gun store and noticed one of the company’s tools inside.
When they checked for the tool at the factory, it was missing. The tool was identified as the missing property of the company.
The case is still open and under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding any of these cases can call the Springfield Police Department at (859) 336-5450 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (859) 336-5400.