The Police Department will be closed
Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th.
If you need assistance during this
time please call Campbell County Dispatch 859-292-3622
to 5pm Monday - Friday
call Campbell County Dispatch (859)292-3622 if you need assistance
November 4, 2013
Driver of Hit &
To: PRESS RELEASE All Media
From: Col. Edward Burk
Date: November 4, 2013
Re: Hit and Run Death Investigation
On October 8th the Cold
Spring Police Department received a call from the Campbell County
Communication Center at 0059 for a call to 5710 Alexander Pike
(US 27) across from Speedway Super America regarding a car had
struck a person and the person was laying on the side of the
road. Further information was broadcast that the vehicle observed
leaving the area was possibly a red Toyota. Officers from this
agency along with the Central Campbell Fire Department responded
to the scene. Officers in the northern Kentucky area were notified
of the possible red vehicle and began observing for that type
of vehicle. The victim was Lenny Shay, 37 years of age who resided
at 1041 Rocky View Drive Apt. # 1, Cold Spring, Kentucky was
pronounced dead at the scene.
The Campbell County Major
Accident Reconstruction Team was called out to the scene. Through
the investigation of the scene and evidence obtained it was determined
that we were looking for a Toyota that was grey. A piece of the
grill was shown to a local auto-body shop owner who further defined
that we were looking for a 2002 to 2005 Camry with front end
damage. The press was notified that this agency was seeking assistance
in locating any information on a grey 2002-2005 Camry with front
end damage. Almost immediately after the press release the agency
received a number of calls on possible vehicles. All leads were
On October 16th the department
received a tip on a person who had not been at work since the
accident and he drove a grey Camry that matched the description.
The suspect was a male, Vanna Nay of Fairfield Ohio. Officers
followed up on the lead and discovered a vehicle that Vanna Nay
had driven in the past was a grey 2003 Toyota Camry. The vehicle
belonged to Kunthy Sok, also of Fairfield. Officers contacted
Fairfield Police for assistance in checking out the house on
October 17th. Officers discovered that no one was home and that
the residence had an attached garage. Further information indicated
that no one had been at home for some time.
Sgt. Messer checked with
Homeland Security Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
to check possibility that the suspect may have left the country.
It was confirmed that Vanna Nay left the United States from Atlanta
to South Korea on October 9th. ICE also informed the Sgt. Messer
that Vanna Nay was in the United States illegally and was going
through removal proceedings with a date set for October 30th.
Sergeant Messer and Detective
Ratcliff of this agency, along with Fairfield, Ohio, Detective
Sears obtained a search warrant for the residence in Fairfield.
The search warrant yielded the vehicle that was involved in the
accident. The vehicle was a grey 2003 Toyota Camry with Ohio
registration of FYZ-7638. The vehicle was photographed and transported
to Highland Heights Police Department for processing on October
A search warrant for the
vehicle and its contents was obtained by Sgt. Messer on October
21st and was searched.
A warrant for the arrest
charging Vanna Nay, male, 30 years of age for Reckless Homicide
and Leaving the Scene of an Accident- Failure to Render Aid has
been issued with a million dollar bond.
The Cold Spring Police
Department wants to thank all the news agencies for assisting
in the publicizing information to help find the vehicle and suspect,
in order to solve the case. Likewise the Cold Spring Police Department
wants to thank all of the citizens that called in tips on possible
vehicles matching the description to help find the person responsible.
The efforts of the media, the citizens and all the officers and
agencies involved in the investigation of all the leads and tips
helped solve the case.
Col. Edward Burk
5589 East Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076
October 8, 2013
This morning at approximately 1a.m., 37 year
old Lenny James Shay of Cold Spring was crossing Alexandria Pike
near the 5700 block when he was struck by a vehicle which continued
on. Shay was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle involved
is possibly a charcoal gray Toyota with front end damage. If
anyone has any information regarding this accident please call
the department 859-441-6289.
On 9/9/2013 these two males entered
a gas station in Cold Spring. One of the men had the clerk put
money on a Netspend card and then left the store without making
payment. Both men left in a dark colored Chevy Venture minivan
driven by a third person. If you recognize either of the men
pictured below please call 859-441-6289.
These two individuals are wanted
for using a stolen credit card. If you can identify either person
please call 859-441-6289.
AGGRESSSION DEFENSE TRAINING (R.A.D.)
Press Release: Serious accident on the
AA HWY in Cold Spring on Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Cold Spring Police
Department will be offering classes on Rape Aggression Defense
(R.A.D.) training. Please click below for more information.
Satisfaction Survey Results
In May of 2009 the Cold Spring Police Department
developed a citizen satisfaction survey to gauge just how well
the citizens felt about safety in the city and the satisfaction
with the department, its personnel, and services. The survey
was sent out that year to establish a baseline for use in future
years. The survey was sent out again in 2011 to compare the results.
The results of both surveys are posted for comparison.