Owensboro Police department investigating firearm discharge

Owensboro Police reported to a firearm discharge at a residence on Baybrook Street at around 1 p.m. Sunday.

According to a press release from Owensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess, a residence had been struck once by gunfire.

Police said the residence that was struck was occupied at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.

Police said the incident is still under investigation.

If anyone has any information on the incident, call OPD at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip at 270-687-8484.

Whitesville man charged

after firing a handgun

A Whitesville man is being charged with several counts of wanton endangerment after police say he aimed a pistol at four people and shot it toward an unoccupied vehicle.

Alan Caldera, 27, of Whitesville, was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespassing, trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to an Ohio County Sheriff’s Office release, deputies, alongside the Kentucky State Police and Hartford Police Department responded to a call about a male subject making threats with a firearm on Sunday at an address on Kelly Cemetery Lane in Fordsville.

Police say Caldera had pulled out a pistol, aimed it at four people inside the residence and then discharged the gun toward an unoccupied vehicle. He reportedly left the scene in a black Ford truck before deputies arrived. 

That afternoon, police say, the vehicle was located at Hunter Trailer Court in Hartford. While attempting to make contact, the release stated, Caldera fled in the vehicle and sheriff’s deputies, KSP troopers and police officers with the Hartford and Beaver Dam police departments attempted to stop the vehicle north on U.S. 231. Troopers reportedly set spike strips at the U.S. 231 and Pleasant Ridge Road and the vehicle was disabled, allowing officers to apprehend Caldera.

Ohio County man charged

with indecent exposure

An Ohio County man is being charged with indecent exposureafter police say surveillance footage that went viral online showed him committing a sexual act while looking inside the window of a home.

Jacob Stewart, 20, of Cromwell, is being charged with second-degree indecent exposure, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree trespassing after Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies say he trespassed onto a Cromwell residence on Mt. Pleasant Road last week and committed a “sexual act” while looking into the window of the home.

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by the homeowner Thursday after surveillance footage showing the crime was posted on social media.

Stewart is being housed in the Ohio County Detention Center.

Caldera is being held at Ohio County Detention Center.

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