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OPD: Juvenile arrested during narcotics investigation; faces dozens of charges for multiple incidents

June 22, 2022 | 11:09 am

Updated June 22, 2022 | 11:45 am

A juvenile was armed with a handgun Tuesday when the Owensboro Police Department conducted a search warrant in the 2000 block of West 9th Street related to an ongoing narcotics investigation. The juvenile was arrested and faces dozens of drug- and weapon-related charges among others — both for this incident and priors. The juvenile was previously lodged in a detention center for a brief time for prior charges.

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According to a release, the OPD Street Crimes Unit along with patrol officers conducted the search Tuesday. The juvenile was charged in that incident with: 

  • possession of handgun by a minor (first offense)
  • escape – third degree (2 counts) 
  • fleeing or evading police – first degree 
  • resisting arrest 
  • disorderly conduct – second degree 
  • terroristic threatening – third degree 
  • possession of controlled substance – first degree, first offense (opiates)
  • possession of marijuana 
  • drug paraphernalia – buy/possess 

The juvenile was transported to the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center for these charges along with three juvenile pick-up orders. These orders stemmed from three separate investigations in which officers have been attempting to locate the juvenile. The charges listed on the juvenile pick-up orders included: 

  • wanton endangerment – first degree (police officer) 
  • menacing 
  • receiving stolen property – under $10,000 
  • fleeing or evading police – second degree 
  • resisting arrest 
  • theft by unlawful taking – automobile under $10,000 
  • receiving stolen property – under $500 
  • fleeing or evading police – second degree 
  • criminal trespass – third degree 

This juvenile had previously been lodged at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center briefly on one occasion, but had numerous other charges that include: 

  • Assault – third Degree (Police Officer) 
  • Abuse of a Teacher 
  • Receiving Stolen Property – Under $10,000 
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking – Automobile under $10,000 
  • Promoting Contraband – first Degree 
  • Assault – fourth Degree (2 Counts) 
  • Fleeing or Evading Police (3 Counts) 
  • Resisting Arrest (3 Counts) 
  • Disorderly Conduct (6 Counts) 
  • Receiving Stolen Property – Under $500 
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking – Shoplifting under $500 
  • Giving Officer False Identifying Information 
  • Criminal Mischief – third Degree (3 Counts) 
  • Terroristic Threatening – third Degree 
  • Menacing 
  • Criminal Trespassing – third Degree (3 Counts) 
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess 
  • Possession of Marijuana (2 Counts) 
  • No Operators License

June 22, 2022 | 11:09 am

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