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It is the mission of the Boone County Sheriff Department to develop a highly trained, efficient, and professional law enforcement officer in order to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Boone County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and our Country. In order to reach this goal, I have attempted to build an organization with outstanding individuals that clearly display high moral integrity coupled with excellent capabilities and the drive to work with pride to accomplish this goal. I have long recognized that outstanding accomplishments can be obtained when each member of the department not only understand the goals and objectives of the department but also identifies with them to the extent that ownership of these goals and objectives are shared by all.

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On Friday, February 21, 2020, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the AT&T Store located at 2010 North Bend Road in Hebron for a reported robbery in progress.

At approximately 12:56 PM, two (2) black males entered the store and began looking at the iPhone display. After a short period of time, both males began to cut the cable cord which attaches the phones to the display. An AT&T employee began walking towards the display as the phones were being cut away and as the employee approached, one (1) suspect verbally threatened the employee. A weapon was not brandished and no one was injured. The suspects fled the scene by running north through the parking lot and there is not a vehicle description at this time.

If you have any information about the robbery or can identify the suspects then please submit a Crime Tip – crime@boonecountyky.org. Information can also be submitted by calling the Boone County Sheriff’s Office – 859.334.2175 or by calling Crime Stoppers – 513.352.3040

*Charges in a criminal complaint are accusations only. It is the government’s burden to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.
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UPDATE: David Brown has been safely located in Whitley County, Kentucky. His family has been notified.


This evening, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were made aware of a missing Union, KY man who has Dementia. A Golden Alert has been issued.

David L. Brown, 81, Union, was last seen this morning at 10:00 AM and is believed to be driving a white, 2017 Ford Escape bearing Kentucky Registration: 050WEM. Mr. Brown is described as a white male, 5’9”, gray hair, blue eyes and is possibly wearing a bright orange jacket along with a NASA baseball cap with an image of a space shuttle depicted on it. Mr. Brown is diagnosed with Dementia and does not have any medication with him. He tends to frequent restaurants and gas stations.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of David Brown then please dial 911 immediately. He will be entered into a national database that can be accessed by any member of law enforcement throughout the country.
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On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a social media post that was being shared which alleged that a child abduction was attempted at the Burlington Kroger location on Patrick Drive. Through investigation, it has been determined that the allegation is false and criminal charges have been filed in this case.

Halie Snyder, 26, Florence reported to deputies that on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at approximately 7:45 PM, she and her young son were shopping at the Burlington Kroger when a middle aged man, possibly in his 50’s began following her and her son throughout the store. Snyder alleged that the man attempted to grab her son by the arm as they were exiting an aisle way in the store. Snyder reported that she then grabbed her son and ran to a Kroger store clerk to report what had happened. Kroger employees looked for the man, but according to her report, he had already left the store and was not located. Snyder did not report the incident to deputies until Thursday, January 30.

An investigation was launched after receiving Snyder’s report in conjunction with a multitude of phone calls and social media inquiries about the allegation. Kroger management fully cooperated with the investigation and detectives worked closely with their team to review hours of video surveillance. It was apparent that the surveillance did not match what Snyder had initially reported on January 30th. The next day, Snyder was interviewed by detectives and maintained that her report was accurate. On Saturday, detectives again met with Kroger management to compare the footage against Snyder’s statement. It was determined that the man in question at no time ever acted suspicious in the store and did not attempt to grab Snyder’s son. The allegation was determined to be false. Once confronted with the findings from the surveillance, Snyder apologized to detectives, claimed she was scared but couldn’t specify as to why she feared the man that she had accused.

This afternoon, a Boone County Criminal Summons was issued and Halie Snyder has been charged with one (1) count of Falsely Reporting an Incident, a Class A Misdemeanor.

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Public Auction

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will from time to time declare seized items or items that no longer have use for the County to be surplus property. These items are then available to the public for bid. As of January 2019, surplus items are available for view and bid on the website, Public Surplus.

Current Items available for bid can be viewed at: https://publicsurplus.com/