The London Police Department is reporting a London Kmart employee is accused of taking a picture of an 11-year-old boy under a bathroom stall at the store. The boys mother called police and told them an employee there had followed her son into the bathroom and had taken a picture of him with his cell phone while he was using the restroom. Richard Frisk, age 18, was immediately questioned by police and charged with voyeurism. Frisk bonded out of the Laurel County Detention Center Wednesday morning and now waits for his court date. The investigation continues.
There's a search underway in Clay County for a man wanted in a hit and run involving a school bus. Investigators say Gary Daniels hit the school bus in Perry County on Wednesday morning. There were some students on the bus, but none of them were injured and the bus was minimally damaged. Authorities have tracked Daniels to the Oneida area of Clay County. Deputies from both Perry and Clay County are searching for him along Highway 1482. We're told Daniels has a long criminal history. Police say Daniels side-swiped a bus in his gold Intrepid and took off. Daniels is about six feet tall, 200 pounds with sandy brown hair. In addition to the charges on Wednesday, he is also wanted on outstanding warrants. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
The Laurel County Sheriff's office is investigating an attempted theft at a motel. Deputies say two men tried to break into vending machines at the Quality Inn Motel on G.O.P Street, near London. It happened Wednesday morning around 3 a.m. Deputies say the men caused extensive damage to the machines. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 878-7000 or 864-6600.
The Kentucky attorney general's office says an election fraud hotline will be available on Election Day next week to help combat vote fraud. Attorney General Jack Conway says Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are urged to call the hotline. The number is 800-328-8683. Conway says the hotline is an important tool to ensure honest and fair elections in the state. His office says the hotline received 205 calls from more than 60 counties during this year's primary election. During the 2012 general election, there were 183 calls to the hotline from nearly 60 counties. Investigators from the attorney general's office will also be patrolling precincts and polling places across the state during Tuesday's general election.
The London Police Department received a report of a hit and run on East 4th and Hill Street. Officers began looking for the vehicle and found it at a nearby parked unoccupied. During the investigation Brandon Tilley of London, contacted police to report that vehicle stolen. When officers went to Tilley's residence to do a report, he reportedly admitted he was the driver in the hit and run and the vehicle had not been stolen. Tilley was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, operating on a suspended license and falsely reporting an incident. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Last April a man walked up to Wildcat Tobacco with a gun. Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says the man peeked in the glass, brandished a firearm at the clerk but when he saw some men inside the store, he fled the scene. As he ran away he dropped his hat which turned out to be a key piece of evidence. Acciardo said they took the cap, got DNA, got DNA from a suspect, matched it up and now have 35 year old Shawn Stehlin of Lily under indictment. Stehlin was actually arrested the day after the incident when he robbed a store on 229. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Police say he was always a suspect in the Wildcat Tobacco case. Police say the charges from the attempted robbery could be added on to the time he’s already serving.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a man wanted for an armed robbery on Saturday evening. Deputies said the man entered the Saddlebrook Dollar General store on KY 192 around 6:00 p.m. with a semi automatic handgun. The man robbed the store clerk and ran off on foot. The man is described as a white man, wearing dark colored clothing and a hood over his head. Anyone with any information on the man is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-878-7000 or 606-864-6600.
The London-Laurel County Wellness Center is complete and phase one of the park is now open. There are trails, tracks and courts for adventure seekers, plus playgrounds and picnic areas. Laurel County and London City officials partnered to create the wellness center for skaters, walkers and cyclists. Something they say will promote safety for children and increase tourism in the area. The park has a little something for everyone from beginners to more serious bicyclists. The grand opening of phase one was Tuesday and featured skills demonstrations, prizes and a chance to try out the new tracks.
Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson says an argument between a father and son led to a shooting in Clay County. It happened at a home on Kentucky 66 in Oneida. Police say the son, Herbert 'Herbie Davidson, Jr., was going after his father, Herbert Davidson, Sr. Police say the son was angry and demanding money. Police say the father got a gun and shot his son in the stomach. Herbie Davidson was taken to UK Hospital where at last report, police say, he is in critical condition. Herbert Davidson, Sr. was not charged. Sheriff Johnson says initial evidence points to self defense. Police say they suspect alcohol was involved. The case is still under investigation.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting a man called them claiming he had just hit a deer, but when they showed up, they discovered he had just run off the road. Deputies say the man was extremely drunk and was belligerent with dispatchers and police. Police say Zachary Morgan never hit a deer and simply ran off the road, while drunk, and blew a tire. Deputies say he became impatient when officers didn't show up fast enough. Morgan was charged with DUI first offense and lodged in the Laurel County jail. He has since been released.