The Clarksville Police Department has created a 10-member task force to curtail motorcycle thefts happening within the city.
Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley says motorcycle thefts have sky rocketed over the past year compared to previous years and believes the thefts are an organized effort made by several individuals.
Within the past year, the police department responded to 59 motorcycle thefts and has recovered 9 bikes so far and has arrested several individuals allegedly involved in the thefts.
Chief Ansley says sport bikes like the Suzuki GSZR and the Yamaha YZF-R6 are what thieves are going after and he says most of the thefts are occurring at apartment complexes.
Chief Ansley is asking the public to be the eyes and ears of the community and report any suspicious activity.
In 2011, the police department investigated 215 motorcycle thefts and now police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a late model pick-up truck with multi-colored doors seen recently in surveillance video driving off with a stolen bike.
Police believe the driver of the pick-up truck was driving into town from the Ashland City area.
Individuals who have information about the pick-up truck or motorcycle thefts are urged to call the Clarksville Police Department at 931-648-0656.
Almost all areas of the 62nd Annual WHOP Rotary Radio Auction are performing extremely well, though there is one spot where the public’s help is needed.
The auction to raise money for student loans and scholarships relies heavily on cash donations of 100 dollars ore more, commonly referred to as the Century Club.
Auction Chair Frank Giles says those willing do donate cash can call 885-5919 and can even make that donation in installments through the year. Giles says extra efforts are being made to recognize donors this year, with their names placed on jerseys hung in the Memorial Building.
The Auction is each night from 7 until 10 on Newstalk 95.3 FM and 1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Hundreds of Americans are needlessly killed each year in wrecks involving alcohol and far too many of those victims are teens.
Local first responder agencies teamed with the schools and P&E Distributing this morning for an awareness event aimed at preventing teens from drinking and especially drinking and driving.
Michael Pendleton is a Lieutenant at the Hopkinsville Fire Department and also works at P&E and says the agencies and schools came together to organize a teaching event to make the dangers real to seniors from the four high schools in the city.
Lieutenant Pendleton says videos of accident scenes were being shown to students so they could see the devastating effects of drinking and driving.
Pendleton thanked all four schools, the school district office and the police and fire departments for their cooperation in the event at the Bruce Convention Center.
A single vehicle wreck on the Dawson Springs Road last night injured the driver and caused a power outage.
The wreck happened around 7:30 near the Rooster Run Road intersection, with 46-year old Michael Story running off the road and hitting a power pole.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department was called for mutual aid to extricate Story from the wreckage, as the Christian County Rescue Squad was busy helping a man off of Pilot Rock who found himself trapped in a crevasse, according to Emergency Management Director Randy Graham.
The trapped hiker would be fine, while Story was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A Pennyrile Electric power pole was snapped in the wreck, causing some customers north and west of Hopkinsville to be without electricity for about an hour.
A Hopkinsville woman and child were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at 9th and Virginia yesterday afternoon.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened around ten minutes before two. A witness told police that 57-year old Minnie Page of Elkton ran a red light on 9th and struck collided with a car driven by 25-year old Sherekia Cherry in the intersection.
Ms. Page went uninjured, while Ms. Cherry and 3-year old Talajha Cherry were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.