Bethel resident credited with stopping robbers

Bethel resident Branden Smith is being honored, said Bethel Police Chief John Wallace, for his help in stopping a group of store robbers from leaving town.

According to Chief Wallace, Smith’s quick thinking helped police catch the thieves who had tried to rob Gramma’s Pizza.

“I got word that a Bethel citizen which I nominated for an award from the Law Enforcement Committee of Clermont County was approved,” said Chief Wallace. “He is Branden Smith. He helped foil a robbery that occurred at Gramma’s Pizza last year. It’s my opinion that, without the solid, sane actions of Smith, the guys would have got out of town. As it was, they were arrested and have been convicted.”