Murray Police Department

Murray Police Department

UPDATED 8/5/14 3:07 p.m.

The Murray Police Department has arrested Gary Vanderwerff in the CVS robbery. Police took the 62 year old into custody Tuesday without incident.

Vanderwerff is charged with with first degree robbery, a Class B felony and is lodged at the Calloway County Jail.

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The Murray Police Department is seeking a suspect in a robbery of the local CVS pharmacy.  MPD Crime Prevention Seargant Dave Howe says that  approximately 4:20 p.m. officers responded to a reported robbery at the pharmacy located on 12th and Main Street.

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Sergeant Dave Howe of the Murray City Police Department joins us on Sounds Good today to talk about the National Night Out event on August 5th at Chestnut Park, 7 to 9 p.m. It's a national program where police departments partner with neighborhoods to provide a block party and public safety fair.



Trice's preliminary hearing has been set for May 7th.

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The Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant charged with five counts of third degree rape against an underage student has been charged with additional sexual offenses. 


  The Murray Police Department says identity thieves are attempting to gain personal information from Murray residents via a robocall scam.

Citizens are receiving calls from unusual numbers, then a computerized voice informs potential victims that their credit or debit card has expired.  The voice then asks them to enter their credit card number.


The Murray Police Department is investigating an overnight armed robbery and shooting on Main Street.

Officers responded to a call at 3:49 AM and found Tonya Cavitt (age 43 of Murray), Kelsey Cavitt (age 22 of Murray), Keith Jenifer (age 31 of Murray), as well as three juveniles at the residence. The victims reported three black males kicked in the home's front door and demanded money. Witnesses said during the altercation, one of the suspects shot Keith Jenifer in the leg and left the scene with an undisclosed quantity of cash. Jenifer was transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital for treatment. 

Each year, nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving, which is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year and killing all aboard. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every state and most US towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Labor Day. Murray Police Department Crime Prevention Sergant speaks with Chad Lampe about the crackdown.

Murray Police Warn of Dog Thefts

Aug 21, 2013

The Murray Police Department is investigating several dog thefts from homes in the city.

The MPD says possibly more than one suspect is taking easily accessible dogs from backyards or porches.  Police describe one suspect as a heavy-set, six-foot white male with long, shaggy hair. 

Officials are urging residents to keep their pets nearby and be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior in and around neighborhoods. 

If you have any information regarding the case or possible suspects, call Detective Angel Clere at 762-0356.


The Murray Police Department says a local woman faces murder charges in a shooting death on Oxford drive in the city's Canterbury Subdivision. Sergeant Dave Howe says police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 12:30 p.m. today. Howe says Michelle Baxter, 50, of Murray  is lodged at the Calloway County Jail.  The investigation is still ongoing.

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Starting a new job is usually a pretty stressful proposition. Now imagine that starting that new job involves having to tackle some of the most contentious issues facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We’ll speak with someone who doesn’t have to imagine that: former Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries, who now represents Kentucky’s 1st State Senate District. Also, Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston will rundown the top stories he covered last week in Frankfort.  Plus, we’ll learn about some big changes happening at Murray’s City Police Department.

There is a lot going on at the Murray Police Department. It is welcoming 10 new officers, a new vehicle fleet, and a new revenue source from the taxes placed on package alcohol sales. The department's new Crime Prevention Sergeant, Dave Howe speaks with Chad Lampe about a 70% change in leadership, two new school resource officers and a new  Alcohol Beverage Control officer.