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Police

  • Trooper, prisoner receive minor injuries in wreck

    A state trooper crashed his cruiser on May 19 while transporting a prisoner to jail.

    The wreck occurred at 1:22 a.m. on Ky. 22 when the cruiser driven by Trooper Ron Gilbert slid off the road in a curve and struck a tree.

    Gilbert and the prisoner, Justin Malott, 19, were taken to St. Elizabeth Hosptial Grant County were they were treated and released.

    Malott, of Williamstown, was then lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. He had been arrested on a felony warrant. State police are investigating the crash.

  • POLICE WARN OF SUMMER SCAM ARTISTS IN AREA

    The Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge want to inform citizens of criminal activity that is occurring in the Morehead and Dry Ridge Post areas.

    Two white males are going to residences of elderly people and approaching the occupants about giving them an estimate for a new heating and air conditioning unit. Once inside the residence, one of the male subjects will distract the victim while the other male subject goes around measuring the residence. While pretending to take the measurements, that male subject is taking jewelry and any other valuable items.

  • W-TOWN MAN CHARGED IN BANK ROBBERIES

    A 27-year-old Williamstown man has been arrested for allegedly robbing three banks in less than two weeks.
    Matthew Grant was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department on May 9 after he is believed to have robbed Heritage Bank in Crescent Springs, Ky., earlier in the day.

    The Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office also has charged Grant with aggravated robbery of the Guardian Savings Bank on April 26.

  • 7 CHARGED IN METH RING

    Seven Northern Kentucky men were indicted by a federal grand jury May 12 for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Grant County.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Kentucky State Police jointly announced the charges May 16.

    Four of the seven men indicted also lived in Grant County.

  • Police Beat 5.12.11

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge Police

  • 2010 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

    Mayor Skinner presents Officer David Osborne with the Wiliamstown Police Department 2010 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award.

    Osborne lead the department in DUI arrests in 2010.

  • Police Beat 4-28-11

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge Police
    Chief Rick Kells charged Jerry C. Fogle, 31, of Dry Ridge, with receiving stolen property valued less than $500 at 1:36 p.m. April 20 on Meadow View Circle. Fogle was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury, which met April 6, returned indictments against eight people.
    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:
    • Allan Wayne Hess, 33, possession of a controlled substance first degree, second or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense and persistent felony offender first degree.

  • Police Reports - April 21, 2011

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • DRFD adds carbon monoxide monitors

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department now has the capability to monitor every residence it  enters for the “silent killer” of carbon monoxide.

    All three DRFD ambulances have a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor attached to the medical bags that are taken into homes during a medical call.

    The monitors were purchased for $510 thanks to the Dry Ridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.