The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to warn area residents, especially the elderly about scams occurring in the area.
Police say they have received several calls from local senior citizens who were recently scammed out of money and told police they either received a phone call or email asking them for money.
Police are urging residents to never give out their personal information to unknown individuals over the phone or by email.
Among the scams being conducted include a scam artist calling an unsuspecting individual and offering them a prize in a drawing or other contest, but in order to collect the prize money, which doesn’t exist, a resident would be required to pay a tax or fee.
Police say in other instances, someone will call to announce the target has won a jackpot, but must pay taxes or fees to collect the money.
Police say another scam involves someone calling a home claiming to be the grandchild or other relative and will ask the target to wire money so they can get out of jail, pay a hospital bill or fix a broken-down vehicle.
Police want to remind residents that authentic lotteries don’t require winners to pay to collect money and if they get a call from someone claiming to be a relative in need, they should contact another relative to verify the story before sending money.
To report a scam, contact the Hopkinsville Police Department at 270-890-1500.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of committing multiple burglaries in the area.
Police are seeking 32-year old Abdullah Hassan Rasheed Powell for vehicle burglary and is wanted for questioning in several other burglaries.
Police say Powell may be traveling in a 2011 Red Toyota Corolla or in an unknown model silver or white vehicle with either vehicles having an Ohio license plate tag of FCU-34-82.
Anyone with information about Powell’s whereabouts are urged to call 931-645-8477.
The lead investigator is Clarksville Police Detective Kevin Shaw.
A Fort Campbell soldier this week received high honors for his gallantry in action while deployed in Afghanistan.
Staff Sergeant Danny Beard was awarded the Bronze medal for his outstanding service as a senior medic while deployed in Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat Team from August 2010 to August 2011.
Staff Sergeant Beard was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in combat. While part of a convoy delivering supplies, Beard was riding in a vehicle that was hit by an IED, and as a result he suffered injuries to his back and shoulder and sustained a traumatic brain injury.
101st Airborne Division Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brigadier General Jeffrey Colt awarded Beard the prestigious awards Thursday at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.
A Dawson Springs man is dead, while his 4-year old daughter is being treated for unknown injuries at Regional Medical Center following a wreck this morning in Hopkins County.
Kentucky State Police say shortly before noon, 26-year old Alexander M. Hinton was driving east on KY70 in a 2008 Pontiac at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the left shoulder of the roadway and struck a tree.
Hinton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield and his 4-year old daughter, ho was in a booster seat in the back seat was transported by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment.
KSP Sergeant Jason Newby, Trooper Mark Combs, CVE Officer Richard Bolduc, Med Center EMS, Richland Fire and Rescue, Kentucky State Highway Department and Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield all responded to the fatal wreck.
Clarksville Police investigated last night after a naked man allegedly tried to coerce a teen girl into his vehicle.
The girl said she was walking home from track practice on Appleton Drive just after 6pm when the driver of a white four door vehicle started following her and honking the horn.
The heavy set white male in his late 40’s then reportedly yelled at the girl and tried to get her to get in his vehicle. The girl said when she looked back, she saw the suspect was completely nude.
That’s when she took off running until she got home and called police. Officers saw a vehicle matching the description drive by while at the victim’s home, but were unable to locate it again.