Police Incidents


According to reports, the Washington C.H. Police Department responded to the following calls:

Nov. 28

Failing to Comply: At 1:18 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop and continued to try and flee/elude the officer. After several blocks, the driver nearly crashed his vehicle and was taken into custody. Jason Nevels was arrested for failing to comply, driving under suspension and speeding.

Assault: At 3:26 a.m., officers responded to 526 Gibbs Ave. in reference to an assault complaint. After officers arrived and spoke with the victim, it was determined that probable cause existed to make an arrest. The male barricaded himself in the victim’s home and refused to come out. After a short time, officers forced entry into the home and arrested the male. Richard Rickman was arrested for assault, aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Nov. 27

Disturbance: At 2:38 a.m., an officer was on Independence Court investigating an unrelated call. While on the call, the officer heard a disturbance in the parking lot. Two subjects were found in the parking lot yelling at each other in a domestic dispute. The officer contacted the two and both refused to identify themselves. Both were subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct. The male was additionally charged with obstructing official business for refusing to identify himself. The female was charged with obstructing official business for failing to identify herself and refusing to exit the vehicle after she was told she was under arrest. Bradley Stepster and Erin Blackwell were both arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

Drug Overdose: At 12:12 p.m., the Washington C.H. Police Department and Fayette County EMS responded to 1171 Commons Drive in reference to a drug overdose. After officers arrived, they discovered a male and female suffering from a drug overdose. Officers also discovered that the two were using drugs while juveniles were in the residence. Nathan Phillips and Cherie Flynn were charged with child endangerment.

Nov. 26

Harassment: At 4:13 p.m., Nadine Burlile reported that a known male has been contacting her for quite some time. Burlile stated that the male’s pattern of conduct has caused her mental distress. A report was taken for menacing by stalking and she was referred to the city solicitor for the filing of charges.

Wanted Person: At 6:22 p.m. while on patrol, an officer observed a wanted person on the Kroger lot, located at 548 Clinton Ave. The officer attempted to stop the person, however he fled on foot. After a short foot chase, the male was apprehended. Austin Bristow was arrested for several warrants, obstructing official business, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wanted Person: At 11:48 p.m. while on patrol, an officer observed a suspicious person cutting through yards. The officer stopped the female and discovered that she had an active warrant for her arrest. During a search incident to the arrest, she also found to be in possession of a needle. Rebecca Hall was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of a drug abuse instrument.