A Fort Campbell soldier is now behind bars after Clarksville Police say he lied about being a victim of an armed robbery.
Police say 14 officers were tied up for over an hour yesterday in response to a robbery, which turned out to be a lie.
Police say around 4 p.m. officers were positioned throughout the city to catch an alleged armed robber after 25-year old Keith Ferrero of Fort Campbell called 911 and told the dispatcher that a man had just taken his vehicle and was headed toward town on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Officers across the city started setting up at potential travel routes to intercept the stolen vehicle and around 4:30 pm, the vehicle was spotted by officers on Providence Boulevard near Beech Street.
Since the vehicle was reported as stolen and the suspect potentially had a gun, high risk traffic stop procedures were used when the vehicle was pulled over on Beech Street.
Police say the suspect was taken in custody and transported to the detective division to be interviewed and the course of the interview, the robbery story conveyed by Ferrero quickly unraveled.
Ferrero admitted to police he had actually loaned his car to a friend in exchange for money and the friend was only supposed to have the vehicle for a half hour and return it to him, but when an hour had passed and the vehicle had not been returned, Ferrero became concerned and concocted the robbery story.
Ferrero was charged with false report and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by high school students, after alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco according to a national survey conducted last year.
Officials with the Christian County Public School District are taking a stand against prescription drug abuse and is hosting a Parent University Session Thursday night to discuss that very topic.
School District Spokesperson, Heather Aubin gives more details about the upcoming session.
Two people are now behind bars as part of an increased effort by Clarksville Police to apprehend impaired drivers off the roadways.
Police conducted the impaired saturation patrols from Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th.
In addition to the two DUI arrests, 18 people were also cited for speeding.
During the weekend enforcement period, 61 vehicles were stopped.
The saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred near Princeton this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on KY 672, about six miles west of Princeton, around 6:20 a.m.
Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that 25-year old Michael H. Phebus of Dawson Springs was driving eastbound on KY 6-72 when his vehicle struck a patch of ice on the roadway causing him to lose control, exit off the right side of the roadway, cross both lanes of traffic and end up in a ditch.
Phebus was given a ride by a passerby to Dawson Springs where he was treated by Medical Center Ambulance Service and then transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Hospital for treatment of injuries.
The investigation into the wreck remains ongoing by Trooper First Class John Komar investigated the collision.
A large crowd gathered together this morning as officials with Wayne Supply Company of Hopkinsville celebrated the grand opening of another facility.
Company President, Monty Boyd says he is excited to showcase months of hard work in making the expansion possible.