Missing Person Richard Leoni of Swatara Township, PA

The Swatara Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing person.

Richard Leoni has not appeared for work the past few days and family members are concerned since they have not been able to get in touch with him, police said.

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There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Leoni’s disappearance, according to police.

Anyone who has seen Leoni or knows where he is should call the Swatara Township Police Department at 717-564-2550.

(Swatara Township Police Department)

 

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Missing Person Search Continues For Knott Co. Child 35 Years Later

Nearly 35 years ago, a young boy disappeared in Eastern Kentucky.

Kelly Junior Hollan was just 6-years-old the last time he was seen in 1982.

“For lack of a better, a better term, he just kind of disappeared into thin air,”
said Trooper Jody Sims with the Kentucky State Police.

Although tips and leads have turned up little to nothing in the investigation, KSP Detective Chris Collins has taken on the case that has little evidence.

Family members of Kelly Hollan say that he was outside playing in the middle of the day, but when his mother went outside to get him, he was gone without a trace.

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“There was nothing in and around the residence to indicate that injury or struggle or anything like that,” said Trooper Sims. “It was just a matter of, he was there, and then when they went to check on him again, he wasn’t.”

Trooper Sims told LEX 18 that there has never been a named suspect in the case.

At one point, Kelly’s mother, Jude Moore, was a person of interest.

Four years ago, Moore spoke with LEX 18.

“If I had done anything, I’d come forward and say, ‘I did it.’ But, I didn’t do it,” Moore told LEX 18.

The house where Kelly Hollan was last seen alive is no longer there. A couple years ago, working on tips, police came back out to the area. They dug up some ground underneath concrete, but found nothing.

Trooper Sims said that anytime new information comes in, KSP checks on it right away.

Some people wonder if Kelly Hollan may still be alive.

“I don’t know that that would be a stretch, but you still have to be cautious about how you talk about those things, because there always is that chance that he is still alive,” said Trooper Sims.

The decades-old case of Kelly Hollan is the only missing child case that the KSP Post in Hazard is working.

Police hope that with the passage of time, someone with a guilty conscience will come forward with information.

“I think it’s safe to say someone, still in this world, knows what happened to him,” said Trooper Sims.

The last time police got a tip was in 2015. They hope people will continue to talk about the case and report information to State Police.

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Private Detective: OH Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin in Northern KY

A Milford, Ohio, man who previously admitted to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, has been sentenced 168 months in federal prison.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 34 year-old Thomas Kimbro for the offense.  The sentence was enhance because of Kimbro’s  criminal record.  Under federal law, Kimbro must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

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Kimbro pleaded guilty in August 2016 and admitted that he possessed approximately six grams of heroin with the intent to distribute it in Kenton County.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Covington Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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Private Detective: Employee Stole $30K From Store Safe

Police in Versailles are investigating a theft of thousands of dollars from a Midway gas station.

The crime occurred overnight at the Shell gas station off Leestown Road. The manager of the store tells LEX 18 that the theft was committed by their own handyman and that the entire thing was caught on surveillance camera.

Managers say the handyman, identified as Greg Smith, was working on ceiling fixtures last night when this theft happened. Smith allegedly broke into the office, got into a safe and stole possibly more than $30,000.

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Smith was employed by the Midway Food Mart for about four months as the company handyman. Previously, managers say he took the company truck and disappeared for two days before bringing it back.

Last night, investigators say Smith unplugged a surveillance camera and proceeded to unlock the office door through the ceiling tiles.

Police say after breaking into the safe, he took the keys to the same truck and left the store with about three days’ worth of cash deposits.

Managers say Smith is driving a black 2006 Ford F-150, owned by the owners of the gas station. Versailles Police are actively searching for him. If you know his whereabouts, you are asked to contact law enforcement.

 

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Private Detective: Shooting Death of Missing Woman’s Father Investigated as “Possible Homicide”

The shooting death of a Nelson County man is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to the Kentucky Standard newspaper. The newspaper cites private sources who are close to the investigation in their report.

The shooting victim has been identified as 54-year-old Tommy Ballard, the father of Crystal Rogers, who has been missing since July of 2015. The coroner tells LEX 18 that it appears that Ballard was shot in the chest and the bullet exited his back. Ballard was shot and killed during a hunting trip Saturday morning off Ed Brent Lane in Bardstown.

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At this point, Kentucky State Police will only say that they consider the case a death investigation. Ballard’s family members tell LEX 18 they do not believe the shooting was an accident.

Ballard’s daughter, Crystal Rogers, is a Nelson County mother of five who has been missing for more than a year. It is unclear if the shooting was related to her unsolved disappearance, but family members say Ballard was currently recruiting people to help with another search for her body.

If you have any information on the shooting death of Tommy Ballard, or the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, call police immediately.

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Private Detective: Lexington Police Searching For Attempted Robbery Suspect

Lexington police are hoping surveillance video will help them identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery. It happened at the Family Dollar on Race Street around 7:30 Sunday night.

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According to police, an employee was outside taking a break when a man approached her with a handgun and demanded she go get all the money inside.
When she told him she didn’t have access, the employee said the suspect was shocked and ran off.

Police say they will review surveillance footage and try and identify the suspect.

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Missing Person Family Members Believe Remains Found Belong to Missing Casey County Woman

An anonymous tip received by the family of a missing Casey County woman may lead them to the bittersweet answer they’ve been wanting for more than a year.

Whitney Copley went missing nearly 14 months ago. Her family tells LEX18 they are confident human remains found in a wooded area behind the Dogwalk Market off Highway 127 in Dunnville belong to her.

Whitney Copley was last seen September 28th, 2015 in the area where the remains have been discovered.

“She had actually been seen on the dogwalk camera there, walking behind dogwalk,” said Whitney’s sister, Sarah Copley

Whitney told her family she was going to a party, and never came home. The family members say a few days ago, they received an anonymous tip.

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“We actually had received a tip about this skull in the woods in this area,” said Sarah.

The Copleys passed on the information to investigators and between Saturday and Sunday, the Copleys say investigators recovered nearly an entire skeleton, as well as clothes consistent with what Whitney would have been wearing.

“We’re pretty sure you know, that it’s her but, we’re just waiting for the positive identification to come in for us,” said Sarah.

Family members are hoping that identification will provide the closure they’ve been seeking for more than a year. They also hope it will help investigators understand what happened.

“They told us if anyone was involved that they were going to try and charge them with whatever they can charge them with, especially holding evidence because it’s been so long,” said Sarah.

The state medical examiner is working to positively identify the remains. Then, a forensic research facility in Knoxville will try and determine the exact circumstances of what led to the death.

The Copley family tells LEX18 News it could take up to 6 months to get all those test results back but, they tell us investigators say they should be able to I.D. the remains by Thanksgiving.

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Missing Person Golden Alert Canceled for Juvenile in Whitley Co.

UPDATE: The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office says 15-year-old Benjamin Woodson Harvey was safely located early Saturday morning. No other information has been released.

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Whitley County 9-11 announced that a Golden Alert has been issued for a teenager in Whitely County.

Benjamin Woodson Harvey, 15, left a residence on Ova Lane in Williamsburg around 3:32 p.m. Friday, according to Whitley County 9-11.

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They say he left due to placement with social services. The teen is described as mentally incompetent and has required medicine that he left at the residence.

The teen is described by Whitley County 9-11 as a white male, 6’0” and 130 pounds. He has blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. He is supposed to wear glasses. Harvey has earrings in both ears.

Last seen, Harvey was wearing jeans and a camo hoodie with brown boots.

If you have any information on the teen’s whereabouts, please call (606) 549-6017.

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Pedophile Tracking 76 Year Old Man Will Spend Life in Prison in Maryland

A 76-year-old man convicted of sexually abusing a Baltimore boy, 11, was sentenced to the rest of his life in prison.

Jerome Floyd, 76, was given the maximum 45-year sentence on August convictions of sex abuse of a minor and a second-degree sex offense.

“As a mother, I’m mortified that this man would have the gall to prey upon the vulnerabilities of an innocent 11-year old child, which is why I am grateful that this sexual predator will no longer see the light of day,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement.

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In April 2014, prosecutors say, Floyd saw the victim waiting for a bus to school at Mondawmin Mall. Floyd approached and showed him a video of a magic trick on a portable device. Floyd followed the victim onto the Maryland Transit Administration bus and sat next to him. Floyd was waiting at the boy’s bus stop upon his dismissal from school. Floyd then bought the boy snacks at a nearby store, then took him to Lexington Market for some food, then to an Inner Harbor candy shop. The victim testified that the two “watched birds,” then the child took the bus home after having been persuaded by Floyd the following day.

The next day, the boy left his Central Park Heights Home without telling his family. Floyd took him to his apartment in the 500 block of Preston Street, then bought him Chinese food and let the victim play video games and play with Floyd’s cell phone. Floyd sexually assaulted the boy while they were watching movies, before they fell asleep.

The following day, Floyd took the victim to Arundel Mills and gambled at the casino while a child played at an arcade. He retrieved the boy and went back to Mondawmin Mall, where the victim took a bus home home.

All along, the victim’s mother had been frantically searching for her son.

“The mother had formed a search party that consisted of friends, family and people in the neighborhood,” Assistant State’s Attorney Seth Giller said in a statement. “She was extremely worried about her child, and the only reason she didn’t call the police right away is because she was under the impression that she had to wait 24 hours before filing a missing person’s report. After checking a website, and learning that she did not have to wait a full day, she immediately called the Baltimore Police.”

The boy told his family about the man he only knew as “Mr. Hollywood,” and shared Floyd’s whereabouts with police. The boy identified Floyd in a photo array, and police found a bag of cell phones and the boy’s jacket in Floyd’s home.

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Wrongful Death Coroner Identifies Teen Fatally Shot in Head

The Lexington teen killed after being shot in the head Friday evening has been identified.

The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victim as 17-year-old David Fletcher Jones.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at a home on Honey Jay Court near Center Parkway.

When responders arrived to the scene, they discovered the teen suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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According to authorities, the victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say three or four teenagers and one adult were in the basement of the home when the teen was shot.

Police say they have identified a juvenile person of interest and are working to locate that person.

The incident is currently under investigation.

If you have information, you are asked to contact police at (859) 258-3600.

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