News and Press Information

Shoplifting Investigation Leads to Two Arrests


An investigation into shoplifting at Potter’s Ace Hardware resulted in the arrests of two Somerset residents on Tuesday afternoon, March 17.

A few minutes after receiving the initial complaint, Sgt. John Hurd stopped a vehicle on West KY 90 matching the description of the suspect's vehicle provided by store employees. The ensuing roadside investigation lead to the recovery of an item stolen from the hardware store as well evidence that supported several addition charges.

Robert Moore, 35, was taken into custody on charges of DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Shoplifting under/$500 in Value, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Shelby Williams, 26, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (methamphetamine).

Moore and Williams were processed and lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

Sgt. Hurd was assisted by MPD officer Zachary Bybee and Wayne County deputy sheriff Derek Dennis.


Monticello Wal-Mart Donates Laptop Computer to the Police Department


On Tuesday, March 10, Monticello Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Mark Herrin presented Captain Tony Morris with an HP 15 laptop computer that our officers will use to assist victims in preparing Emergency Protective Orders (EPOs), Individual Protective Orders (IPOs), and criminal complaints in a secure space inside the police department.

This computer will expedite the process as each of these forms are now available on-line.  Previously, the forms had to be handwritten.

The Monticello Police Department greatly appreciates the management and associates of the Monticello Wal-Mart for their donation and continued support! 


Collision on South Main Leads to Injuries and Arrest


Toyota crashed into abandoned buidling

At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, March 5th a 2010 Toyota car struck an abandoned building on South Main Street in Monticello, injuring four children.  Three of the victims were airlifted from the scene and flown to the U.K. Chandler Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.  The fourth child was transported by Wayne County EMS to the Wayne County Hospital for treatment/observation and later released.

The driver, David Wayne Rigney, 28, of Monticello, was taken into custody by Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Parmley and charged with DUI, multiple counts of Assault, Failure to Use Child Restraint Device, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, and various other offenses.  Rigney was processed and lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

The Monticello Police Department extends our sincere appreciation and thanks to the Monticello-Wayne County 911 dispatchers, Wayne County EMS, PHI Air Medical, Air-Evac, Air Methods, Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Street Department, Courtney Floyd (RN), Rebecca Kulpa and Margie Morrow for their response and assistance at the incident scene.