According to Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS), a person is guilty of harassing communications when, with intent to intimidate, harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she:
If the harassing communication fit into one of the three (3) categories below, call 9-1-1 and file a report with a police officer:
After completing your report online, contact your phone service provider, as noted on your telephone bill, and give them your report number that you received at the end of this process. Follow your phone service provider's instructions and keep track of when calls occur and the number they are from (see below for how to do this).
After receiving a harassing communication , attempt to trace the origin of the communication by using the Customer Originated Trace. To use: hang up the phone and immediately pick the receiver back up and dial "*57". You will hear a message indicating whether or not the trace was successful.
If unable to trace the call using the above method, but a number is displayed on caller identification, record that phone number along with the date and time.
If harassing communications continue after filing a report, continue to use "*57" to attempt to trace the call or recording the number from your caller identification and keep a log of the phone calls noting the above information for each call. Once at least three (3) phone calls have been recorded it’s important to speak to a police officer (call 911) to determine if it is possible to identify the suspect and to file criminal charges for harassing telephone calls.
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Call 9-1-1 for police assistance if:
If your incident is an emergency, call 9-1-1. If it is a non-emergency, call 502-574-7111.
If you are aware of the individual or have a license plate of the suspect's vehicle that caused damage to your vehicle, please contact 9-1-1 if this occurred in the last 10 minutes. If more than 10 minutes have passed since the damage occurred and you know the individual or you have a license plate of the suspect's vehicle that caused damage to your vehicle, please call 502-574-7111 or 502-574-2111. If you have sustained any type of injury, please contact 9-1-1 and do not use online reporting.
No, If a crime took place outside of the city of Louisville, please call the police department for that city.
A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.