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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Police Round-Up: Grand Ave. Shooting, Dispatch Stats Stabilize

Lt. Rich Whitford addresses the media following Tuesday morning's shooting on Grand Ave.

If you're a loyal FTM follower, you'll know that Tuesday was a long, dramatic day for the Fort Thomas Police Department. Here's this week's round-up of news coming out of the FTPD:

Shooting on Grand Ave.

Around 8:30 Tuesday morning, Alisha Waters was pursued by her estranged husband, Dennis Mathis, into her office building at 20 Grand Ave. in Fort Thomas. Upon entering the premises, her husband shot her multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

Reports indicated that the couple was currently going through a divorce, and that earlier this year Ms. Waters reported being harassed with repeated phone calls and verbally abused by her husband. WLWT Channel 5 has reported that, when Ms. Waters reported these events and requested a restraining order, a judge found that she had not established proof of abuse or violence. Her request for a restraining order was denied.

Ms. Waters is currently being treated at University Hospital, in critical condition but expected to recover. Mr. Mathis did not survive.

Stay tuned to FTM as more information becomes available. Also, here is Lt. Rich Whitford's press conference yesterday morning.

Police Call Breakdown, July 28 - Aug 3

This week saw a total of 396 calls to dispatch in Fort Thomas, a number consistent with previous weeks. Most call category statistics held steady, and Sunday continues to be the day that sees the most calls to dispatch across the board.

  • Area checks - 89 (half on Sunday/Monday)
  • Disturbance - 12
  • Suspicious Person/Vehicle - 25
  • Traffic Stop - 118 (Sunday continues to lead the week)
  • Disorderly Juveniles - 4

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