A Hopkinsville man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a Westwood Drive man late last year.
Charged with theft by unlawful taking is 53-year old Anthony Wayne Shelton of Hopkinsville, who allegedly stole a 1965 Chevy Impala from Jeffrey Caldwell on December 17th before selling it to Transtar Recycling for $356.80.
Police were able to recover Caldwell’s car soon after the theft. Shelton remains in the Christian County Jail on $5,000 bond.
A traffic stop led to a drug trafficking arrest late Friday morning.
The arrest card for 34-year old Terrance Dubose of Hopkinsville says he was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over at West 2nd and Riverfront when K-9 Diesel indicated on the vehicle.
Officers say they found five individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine in Dubose’s shoe. Dubose was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, his second offense. He remains in the Christian County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Bradford Square Mall was packed this morning with hundreds of area residents determined to get into shape for the New Year, including WHOP’s Marie Fainter.
The kick-off for the 3rd Annual Hopdown the Pounds Challenge began at 9 a.m. with long lines already formed outside the mall prior to registration.
Kevin Meacham with the Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA stated he was thrilled that so many people showed up to participate in this year’s weight-loss challenge.
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a single vehicle injury wreck that occurred on North Jackson Highway in Hart County on Friday.
State Police say 39-year old John G. Price of Canmer was driving Northbound on U.S. 31-East when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a curve.
Police say as a result, Price’s vehicle left the roadway, struck an earth embankment, went airborne, struck a fence, and overturned.
Police also say Price was ejected from the vehicle through the driver’s side window and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and was transported by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital where his condition was listed as stable.
Police say alcohol is a suspected factor in the collision and the investigation into the wreck is being handled by Trooper Daniel White.
Trooper Jeremy Smith, Constable Bobby Tweedy, the Hardyville Fire Department, Hart County EMS , and Air Methods also provided assistance on the scene.
Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office have determined a Warren County residence was intentionally set on fire Thursday night.
State Police say around 8 p.m. the Woodburn Fire Department responded to a residential fire located 38-88 Woodburn-Allen Springs Road.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was concentrated in back of the residence.
Police identified the homeowners as Melvin and Nora Williams, who were not at home when the fire occurred.
Police say the couple was in the process of relocating to a second home located in Butler County.
Officials with the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office responded to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire and preliminary investigation indicated there were multiple areas of origin.
Police say the arson was an attempt to conceal a burglary.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact 1- 800-27-ARSON.