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Police remind residents to always lock vehicles; rate of firearms stolen from vehicles is increasing

The Lexington Police Department has a message for residents, especially gun owners: Never leave valuables in your car or truck, and always make sure that vehicle is locked. So far this year, 132 guns have been reported stolen from vehicles in Lexington. In the vast majority of those cases, the vehicle was left unlocked. Lawrence Weathers “We are on pace to have the highest number of guns stolen from...

Lawrence Weathers named police chief of Lexington Police Department, takes office March 5

Mayor Jim Gray has announced that Lawrence Weathers, a former assistant Chief of the Lexington Police Department, will be Lexington’s next police chief. Weathers, 54, is currently Director of Law Enforcement for Fayette County Public Schools. He retired from the Lexington Police Department in 2016, after 27 years of service to the City. During his career, Weathers held a variety of assignments within...