W’burg mother arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor

Barbara Vanderpool is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor after her four-year-old was found walking alone along US25W. A Williamsburg mother, whose four-year-old son was found wondering alone off US25W last Wednesday afternoon, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor. Williamsburg Police Detective Bobby Freeman said this [...]

Two remained jailed after police pursuit

A Williamsburg man remains in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen car last week that he allegedly drove onto a sidewalk where he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to police. “This was the wildest vehicle pursuit I’ve been in since I started [...]

Lovitt charged with two felonies after alleged incident with gun

Roger Lovitt is charged with unlawful imprisonment following an alleged incident at his home. A Williamsburg man was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor offense following an incident at his home Saturday afternoon that involved a gun. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Roger Dale Lovitt Jr., 48, of 506 Moore Road, [...]

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]

Three-year-old banged up after being hit by car Thursday evening

If the driver had been going much faster, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road. “I am glad the kid is OK. It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird. The accident happened about 7:43 p.m. when, [...]

W’burg police seize crystal meth during traffic stop

Williamsburg police seized methamphetamine and various pills following a traffic stop Thursday evening on Cemetery Road.

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Six arrested in jail contraband conspiracy case

Four Whitley County jail inmates, one inmate’s mother and another’s girlfriend are all facing drug trafficking and promoting contraband charges after deputy jailers found an extremely potent form of crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice,” hidden in a package of diabetic medication that was intended for one of the inmates.

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While investigating drug complaint, police intercept drug delivery

Michael Moses is charged with drug trafficking.

A homeless Williamsburg man has a temporary home in the Whitley County Detention Center for what is likely at least one week and perhaps longer.

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W’burg police say local man dropped wallet when he stole truck

Elvin Blakley is facing an auto theft charge. The wallet and identification of a Williamsburg man was recovered early Sunday morning from the spot where he allegedly stole a pick-up truck, according to the man’s arrest citation. Elvin Lee Blakley, 51, of Highway 26, was arrested about 8 a.m. Sunday at a residence [...]

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W residence. The homeowner told police that he allowed a woman [...]