Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on South Campbell Street from yesterday afternoon.
Charged with first degree robbery are 19-year old Edwin White and 31-year old Anthony Burse of Hopkinsville. The arrest cards say both men admitted to being the two who held up 35-year old Timothy Hall of Hopkinsville at gunpoint just after noon on South Campbell.
Burse was arrested at 812 East 12th Street and white at 1715 Walnut. Police executed search warrants at both suspects’ residences and allegedly found guns, some of the victim’s cash and drug paraphernalia.
Both men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Todd Fiscal Court held its first meeting of the fiscal year this morning and received a good report on its financial standing.
Treasurer Tammy Robertson said there is 1.4 million dollars in all of the county’s accounts and said all departments came in under budget at the end of the fiscal year.
The Todd County Jail finished 20-thousand dollars under budget—which was remarkable considering the state inmate count got low at times before rebounding.
Jailer Greg Allen says he has found different ways to save money over the last few months and weathered some difficult times.
County jails depend heavily on state inmate population for funding and the Todd County Jail has seen spikes in the inmate count in recent weeks. There are currently 95 state inmates and 24 county inmates, with the state number a high for the last couple of years. Allen says he doesn’t have a perfect explanation for the spike.
Todd County Clerk Kim Chapman says tax bills will be sold to a third party next month and urges anyone who hasn’t made good or set up a payment plan to get with the county attorney as soon as possible.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating suspects wanted in connection with a commercial burglary that took place early this morning.
Police say around 3:45 a.m. officers were called to the Kangaroo Market located at 18-74 Memorial Drive concerning a business that was burglarized.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the front glass doors torn down and the ATM machine lying outside of the store.
The responding officers reported cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.
Police say a review of the surveillance footage showed multiple suspects involved in the burglary, with a white flatbed truck with stake sides and a two tone white and gold Ford Explorer involved in the theft.
Police say they believe the suspects used metal chains to pull the ATM machine out of the store.
Anyone with information about this commercial burglary are urged to contact TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477.
Officials with the Pennyroyal Arts Council want to remind area residents to attend their first annual Mash Bash that’s scheduled to take place this weekend in Pembroke.
Executive Director Carol Barta says the Mash Bash is going to be a lot of fun and residents will be missing out on a good time if they don’t attend the event.
Ms. Barta says she is hoping for a large turn out and for residents to enjoy themselves while listening to a live band.
The Mash Bash is scheduled to take place Saturday at the MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. admission is free, but donations will be accepted and all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the arts council.
The internet is becoming a powerful tool for law enforcement and that’s why the Hopkinsville Police Department is encouraging residents to continue to like the department’s official Facebook page.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the popular social networking site is a great source of information for residents.
Officer Ray says residents will be in the know about upcoming traffic and DUI check-points and will have an opportunity to ask questions, just as long as it doesn’t pertain to a specific case.
The Hopkinsville Police Department currently has 259 likes and Officer Ray hopes to see that number grow to ensure residents are informed about what’s happening in their community.