Piatt County Sheriff, David Hunt, announced that the Piatt County Sheriff's Office will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a Piatt County student wishing to pursue higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year. Click here to download the application. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
Piatt County Journal-Republican, 07/28/2015
Story and photo: Steve Hoffman - Used by permission
A $53,000 private donation has helped the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office purchase and equip a Chevy Tahoe SUV for its K-9 unit.
Investigation into a methamphetamine ring in the Cerro Gordo area resulted in the arrest of 12 suspects.
Last September, the Piatt County Sheriff's department was asked by Cerro Gordo police to look into the possible meth ring in the Cerro Gordo area. Sherrif's investigator, J. D. Russell said that by December, at least seven suspected manufacturing locations had been found.
Two Decatur men along with a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the armed robberies of the Monticello and Bement Subway sandwich shops. They are also being charged in connection with a Macon County robbery.