Lyon County Sheriff Brent White reported the county is receiving mutual aid and undertaking additional patrol measures to enhance the safety and security of its residents.
“We have received one report of looting off KY 93 South this week,” White said. “We have turned many people from outside of our county who have no legitimate reason to be here, out of the storm-affected areas.”
He confirmed looting in Caldwell, Graves, and Hopkins counties this week. He explained many families are vulnerable in the aftermath of the tornado.
“Local and state law enforcement, in conjunction with the Kentucky National Guard, continue to safeguard personal property in the storm-affected areas of our county,” White said.
The boost in patrol is provided by the Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky National Guard, and outside agencies.
The priority is amplifying monitoring in areas affected by the tornado “until the majority of the property owners can secure their possessions.”
Establishing access control points throughout the county prevents auspicious actors from entering unauthorized areas. White added patrol units enable volunteers, contractors, and county personnel to perform and complete recovery operations.
“If you do not have legitimate business in these areas, or are not a resident or property owner, you are not allowed to be there. This is meant for your safety and the security of personal property," White said.
To make a claim, report, or provide the sheriff’s office with theft incident information, call 270-388-2311 or visit the office.