Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Kentucky News Briefs



Military flight suit among stolen items

COVINGTON - A military flight suit and other aviation gear were stolen overnight Sunday from a Northern Kentucky hotel room.

Kurt Kroger of Texas reported to Covington police that more than $400 worth of military and personal items were taken from his room at Radisson Cincinnati Riverview Hotel, at the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 71/75. The military gear included a green flight suit, flight boots and two fuel cards.

A Covington police report did not say whether Kroger was in the military.

Innocent plea entered after car hits two

LUDLOW - A 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of attempted murder after a house party went out of control.

Police say John Carl Lee of 216 Deverill St., hit two Ludlow residents with his car after they kicked him out of a party early Saturday on Kenner Street. Police say Lee, who had been drinking, drove his 1994 Dodge Shadow over a curb and toward bystanders. A parked car was also hit.

Lee remained in the Kenton County jail Monday afternoon in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Police said the two people hit were Christopher Victor and Tiffany Grossman. Victor was recovering at home Monday from a broken foot. Grossman remained hospitalized at University Hospital with a head injury.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 15 in Kenton District Court.

Gas fire explodes,man in fair condition

BURLINGTON - A man was burned when he tried to start a fire in his back yard with gasoline, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Shaun Rowland, 48, of Burlington was is fair condition Monday afternoon at University Hospital with burns to his arms and face.

He was burned at 11:30 a.m. Monday when the gasoline he was using to start a fire exploded, deputies said. Burlington Life Squad took him to the hospital.

Vandals taped at Holmes High School

COVINGTON - Police say they have security videos of juveniles vandalizing Holmes High School last week.

Several juveniles were caught on tape vandalizing Holmes High School at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Jars containing animals to be dissected were broken in the science building, cleaning solution was thrown on the gym floor, lockers were vandalized, computers in administrative offices were thrown on the floor and graffiti was written on desks.

No damage estimate was available.

Covington police say they have suspects but they haven't completed their investigation or made arrests.

11 people arrested in drug investigation

DRY RIDGE - A year-long drug investigation has resulted in the arrest of 11 people from central and northern Kentucky, state police said Monday.

The operation included five arrests in Grant County, two in Harrison County and four in Bourbon County. Each person was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance or marijuana.

The Grant Count, Harrison County and Bourbon County sheriff departments, along the Paris police, helped make the arrests.

Business council head wants input

COVINGTON - Betty Sander, the new executive director of the Covington Business Council, will meet with people at "Covington After Hours" Wednesday at Tiara's Cafe, 724 Madison Ave. Sander, 46, started her new job May 17. She was the neighborhood development specialist for the Covington Community Center for the last three years. She said the Northern Kentucky regional farmers market effort has been the most prominent project the business council has worked on in recent months.

Police academy is just for citizens

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is looking for up to 25 people to apply for a 10-week citizen's academy that begins Sept. 14. The academy will meet from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Applications are available at the sheriff's office in the Boone County Administration Center, 2950 Washington St., Burlington. To request an application by mail, e-mail or fax, call (859) 334-2175. News briefs




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