We have been receiving a lot of reports about missing dogs in the tri-state area. Most are purebred and just vanish without a trace from the yard with no tips or leads. We also cannot help but notice a lot of the missing dogs listed on Craigslist are purebreds.
We wonder if lot of the dogs are being stolen and held for the reward money to become available. The best way to handle this situation if your pet comes up missing is do NOT let anyone know how much the reward is that you are offering. If someone is holding your dog for ransom money and something “smells fishy” with the situation you do not have to give them as much money as you offered once the dog is returned.

To avoid your pet from coming up missing  try not to leave your pets unattended while outside or try to keep an eye on them. Locking your gates with pad locks may make the thieves jobs a little harder when they are trying to steal your pet. You can purchase ID tags for your pets collar in case they accidentally get out or have your pet micro-chipped.

Here are a few tips in case your pet comes up missing:

1. Conduct a thorough search of your house and yard (pets fall asleep in strange places all the time)

2. Contact the local pounds, vets offices, animal control officers and animal rescue organizations. A lot of the rescues and pounds can be found on facebook as well, most will share the photo and the information about your pet if you ask.

3. Get the word out by printing flyers and hanging them in grocery stores, vets offices, laundry mats, local businesses, utility companies and pass them out to all your neighbors. Also in most cases it is best not to post the pets name to the public just in case they were stolen. Most dogs will go to anyone if they have a friendly voice, call them by saying “come on girl/boy” or simply offer food.

EXAMPLE INFORMATION FOR FLYER

ALERT: MISSING CAT
My cat has been missing since Friday,
May 22. He is predominantly black with white
tummy, white paws, and a white bib. (insert color or collar or ID tags, if dog was micro chipped, rabies tags can be used to get owner information from vet)

(Insert most recent photo of pet here)

If you have seen him or have any information
regarding his whereabouts, please contact me. I love
him very much and am desperate to bring him home.
My contact information is:
Name
Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone number (including area code)
E-mail
Thank you very much.

4. Utilize online websites such as:
http://www.thepetrescue.com
http://www.lostpetsos.com
http://www.pets911.com
http://www.craigslist.com (community/pets, and community/lost & found)
http://www.petfinder.com (classifieds)
http://www.missingpet.net
http://www.petharbor.com
http://www.tabbytracker.com (for cats)
http://www.fidofinder.com (for dogs)
http://www.tradnsell.net
http://www.hoobly.com
http://www.zipply.com
http://www.facebook.com -upload a photo and tag friends and family so they can keep their eyes open and share the picture with friends, make sure the photo is marked PUBLIC

5. Look for your lost pet daily by driving around the neighbor, speak to neighbors again or to see if they have spotted your pet.

6. Follow up with all rescue organizations, shelters, animal control officers once you find your pet. This is an excellent way to thank them as well.

We have received reports from pet owners who have found their dogs miles away from home. For instance the lost pit bull from the Grayson, KY area was found in Ashland which is 30 miles away. The family received the call 1 month and 1 day after he came up missing. Never lose hope and remember being persistent does pay off!

We actually posted about Jeffrey Roe from Olive Hill, KY on our facebook page and he started claiming that KSP knew where he was at and they had his phone number. We explained to Mr. Roe that he was wanted by the police and to call them as soon as possible
 
 
CAPTURED
 
 
On January 6th, police captured Jeffrey Roe.  In addition to the Sodomy charge with a victim under 12-year-of-age, Roe was also charged with 1st degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
 
 
 
WANTED
Jeffrey Wayne Roe, 51 of Grayson is wanted by the Kentucky State Police.

Roe was recently indicted on sodomy and sexual abuse charges in Carter County. His victim was 12 Years-Old.

Police believe the family may be hiding Roe in Elliott, Fleming or Carter Counties.

If you know the whereabouts of this man or any information, kindly contact KSP at 606-928-6421.

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is who is being accused of helping hide Roe out:
 
———-Wonder if she was plowing crops on Farmville with Jeffrey Roe while she was hiding him out?——–

Debbie A Thompson, 42 woman of Olive Hill, KY is being lodged in the Carter County Detention Center for 1st Degree charges of Hindering Prosecution-Apprehension

 
 
 
 
WANTED
Police are looking for 29-Year-Old Rachel Johnson of Louisa.
Johnson is wanted on an indictment for a possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and driving on a revoked license.
If you have any information, please call 606-638-4058 or email Greg Powers at gpowers@louisapd.org

James Hall aka Diamond Jims Olde Tyme Photos at the Ashland Town Center Mall aka Sex Offender

In the current edition we are featuring a story on a KY Registered Sex Offender known to most as Diamond Jim.  His legal name is James Hall.  Last week we posted information on this man on our Facebook Page and we had an abundant amount of feedback.

The offender himself made a couple of posts which we found disturbing.  He is what is considered a “classic” sex offender.  Someone who has committed a sex crime and to no avail thinks they have done nothing wrong. This man has justified his actions by first placing the blame on his 17-year-old victim and second by implying the sex with her was consensual.  Children can’t consent.  He has surrounded himself with cronies who are defending him to the end.  the thing is, not of his friends were there, they are taking what he has told them as gold.  Does anyone know the adage, “Don’t drink the cool aid”.

Look at this mans frame and build and body weight.  Ask yourself, could a young girl overtake Grisly Adams?  I think not.

The absolute most disgusting part of our dealings with this man is that he owns and operates a photography studio at the Ashland Town Center mall which gives him unlimited access to photograph children.

Diamond Jim’s photographs are distasteful and he is pushing the envelope to what may be borderline illegal.  We told him our thoughts about the pictures and he made a facebook post defending his position stating this would be typical to what you would see in similar studios.  I find it hard to believe but even if it were the case, it doesn’t make it right.

If these photographs were taken one step further, they would be considered kiddie porn.  As it stands right now, the pictures are inappropriate to say the least.  These are adult poses with children as the subjects.  He has a collection of photographs of young children posed to appear as if they were naked.  Some of the children photographed with their clothes off are holding whiskey bottles and are posed with other unclothed children.  We are not just talking about one picture, there are many.  We are going to display some of the pictures here and will keep them up until Diamond Jim removes them from his Facebook page.  We encourage you to contact Diamond Jim and demand him to remove these pictures.  The pictures are wrong and for them to be taken by a sex offender and published on his website to encourage future business done in this manner is just absolutely WRONG!

We encourage you to visit Diamond Jim’s facebook site and tell him to take down these inappropriate pictures.  Don’t harass him though, be kind.   We don’t want you to get in trouble.  The laws are made to protect people like him and we want you to just be careful.  The First Amendment of the Constitution gives you the right of Freedom of Speech but doesn’t give you the right to harass or threaten people.

If you scroll down you can click on the PDF of the court docket and review his rape case which was reduced to Sexual Battery charge through a plea bargain.

Here is Diamond Jim’s facebook link  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Jims-Olde-Tyme-Photos/220219613144?sk=photos  

If the link doesn’t work, just copy and paste it into your address bar.