The suspect is seen with the victim in this photo. Call police if you know who she is.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman responsible for conning an elderly Oak Grove man out of four hundred dollars last week by impersonating law enforcement.
The incident happened last Tuesday around 1pm near the Clarksville Marina when 81-year old Edward Burt of Oak Grove was flagged down by a black female. Burt is the husband of former Oak Grove City Council member and former mayoral candidate Bea Burt.
The woman had been following him very closely and told him his wheels were sparking in violation of a city ordinance once he was pulled over. She said the citation was normally for 600 dollars, but that she would give him a break and only make it 400 dollars.
Burt and the perpetrator went to a bank together, where he withdrew 400 dollars and gave her the cash. He later went to the police station and told officers giving her the money was against his better judgment, but he did it in case there was a legitimate infraction.
The woman is described as being about 40 years old and a photo of the suspect is in the local news section of our website. Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to call the Clarksville Police Tipsline at 931-645-8477.
A burglary in the Pembroke area is under investigation.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to 548 Pembroke-Fairview Road last week after the residence of 82-year old Freddie Cole was broken into while he was away.
The suspects entered through a rear door of the home and stole a handgun belonging to Cole valued at $500. Two named suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A recently hired Hopkinsville Police Officer has graduated from the police academy.
A news release says Officer Spencer Loftus graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Friday. The training was on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and provides instruction to all officers in the commonwealth.
The course is 18 weeks long and deals with all aspects of being a police officer. Officer Loftus will now be assigned to a training officer for the next few months until he becomes comfortable in transitioning his academy knowledge to the streets.
The first fireworks injury of the year in Hopkinsville is being investigated as an assault and the suspect is a juvenile.
Hopkinsville Police were called to the Pennyrile Apartments on Means Avenue around 9 last night to investigate after a 10-year old male was injured by a bottle rocket. Witnesses told officers that a 11-year old male suspect had a female light a bottle rocket for him and that he then held the firework about three feet from the victim’s face.
The rocket made impact with the victim about an inch from his eye, causing bruising and burns to his face. The suspect got away on a blue and white bicycle and police were unable to locate him last night.
The incident is being investigated as a second degree assault.
A medical condition led to a wreck with injury on Central Avenue Saturday afternoon.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 48-year old Debra Alexander of Hopkinsville blacked out while driving on Central due to being a diabetic around 12:30 and that she ran into a parked vehicle on the side of the roadway.
She hit the parked vehicle going between 25 and 30 miles per hour and was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. Police say she was wearing her seat belt.
The unoccupied parked vehicle belonged to 34-year old Amyia Polite of Hopkinsville. Police say her SUV sustained moderate damage.