Police in Murray are investigating after a woman was found dead off the road in her vehicle.
A news release from the Murray Police Department says officers responded to a vehicle in the ditch near the 1200 block of Diuguid Drive around 5:15pm Saturday. When officers arrived on the scene, the vehicle was still running and appeared to have just run off the road.
The driver, 51-year old Gina Roberts of Murray, was found deceased behind the wheel. The exact cause of the death has not been determined.
The price of gasoline continues to rise and someone in Clarksville apparently found a creative and costly way to steal it undetected.
Clarksville Police were called to the Trenton Road BP around 8:15am Friday after a good Samaratan pumped a full tank of gas and got a receipt with all zeros. He went inside and showed the clerk that he had not been charged for any of the gas and that’s when the clerk discovered that someone had broken into the pumper to manipulate the technology.
Police believe it was done sometime Thursday night, but the station couldn’t say how many people had gotten free gas through the overnight and early morning hours. The BP was out at least 27-hundred dollars in losses from damage to the pump and stolen gas.
No suspects are listed on the report.
A burglary on Big Blue Court from over the weekend is under investigation by Hopkinsville Police.
The incident happened between 10:30am and 6pm Saturday at 101 Big Blue, where unknown suspects gained entry into a residence and stole a 50 inch television and Playstation 3 valued at a total of 11-hundred dollars.
The victim is listed as 32-year old Alisha Monk of Hopkinsville.
An attempted home invasion on Sanderson Drive Sunday night ended with the alleged perpetrator going to the hospital after the home owner fought back and shot him in the face.
The incident happened around 10:45 at 600 Sanderson, where 41-year old Byron Williams was at home with his wife and child when they heard someone apparently trying to force their way inside a back door.
A struggle ensued between Williams and the perpetrator, according to Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Mary Holland, who says Williams fired his gun into the suspect’s face when he saw the suspect reach for his waist band.
Sgt. Holland says the perpetrator did, in fact, have a gun on him when crews arrived at the scene. The would-be perpetrator was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he came out of surgery early this morning.
An arrest warrant against the alleged burglar is expected to be filed sometime early this week. Police have declined to release his name at this time.
Two Hopkinsville children are dead after an apparent drowning near Carbondale, Illinois.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says they received a 911 call around 7:24pm Saturday night regarding a possible drowning at a Dogwood Road residence in Carbondale. Two brothers, 12-year old Alik Monson and 14-year old Lewis Monson of Hopkinsville, were visiting friends in the southern Illinois city and had reportedly been swimming unsupervised.
An adult at the residence discovered the boys at the bottom of the pool and a family member pulled them from the water and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived. The brothers were taken to Carbondale Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Police say the incident is being investigated as an accidental drowning and that an autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.
The boys were students at Christian County Middle School and would have returned to school Wednesday, according to sources.