grateMADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/9/13) – The Madisonville Police Department has reported that there has been a rash of storm grate thefts from yards and streets throughout the city.
 
These thefts have been continuous from May to July. According to MPD official Jason Lutz, roughly 30 grates have been taken, leaving potentially dangerous openings exposed to both vehicles and pedestrians. These openings could possibly lead to very serious injuries and vehicular damage.
 
Police officials have stated that they believe there is a white pickup truck possibly involved in the thefts. It has been seen on video that the truck stops, the driver and passenger exit the vehicle and remove the grates, and leave the scene.

LT. Lutz with the Madisonville Police Department has stated that they have gotten several leads on possible suspects, but nothing set in stone at this point. Lt. Lutz told SurfKY News that it is suspected, but not positive, that the truck in question is possibly a white Ford F150.

Various size grates have been reported as stolen.
 
Police officials suspect that the suspects are scrapping the grates for money.
 
Crime Stoppers is offering a $250.00 reward for the apprehension of the individuals involved. Any tips can be made to Detective Jason McKnight or Ptl. Bill Strader with the Madisonville Police at 270-821-1720. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 270-825-1111.

GRATE MAPClick on map to enlarge. 

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jason Lutz (Madisonville Police Department)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14408

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6617

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5084

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3867

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3610

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45260

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14408

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 14408

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6617

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2566

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 03, 2015 2549

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 02, 2015 1567

North Middle School Welcomes New Principal

by Julie Wischer
July 02, 2015 1338

Hanson Approves Budget on Second Reading

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 1245

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
July 02, 2015 1164

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 969

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 874

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News