A Hopkinsville resident woke up to what many people would consider their worst nightmare this morning—someone attempting to kick his front door down to get inside.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Patricia Alexander responded to 1519 W. 7th St. around 3am, where the resident had awaked to hear someone attempting to get in his house.
The resident went outside and saw a white male wearing a blue sweatshirt and jeans on his porch. The suspect then ran from the scene, though an inspection of the area would determine that the resident’s outdoor grill had been stolen.
About 30 minutes later, police found the suspect—60-year old Anthony Ray McCraw of Hopkinsville—walking along W. 7th Street. The victim was able to positively identify McCraw as the man who was trying to kick in his door and the grill was allegedly found inside McCraw’s residence.
McCraw, who lists his occupation as disabled, was arrested and charged with attempted burglary and receiving stolen property.
A high-ranking Air Force officer from western Kentucky was killed Saturday in Afghanistan.
According to the Department of Defense website, 44-year old Lt. Colonel John D. Loftis of Paducah was killed from wounds received during an attack at the Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lt. Colonel Loftis was one of two men killed in the incident.
He was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron in Kabul.
The Taliban claimed responsibility and said the killings were in retaliation for what U.S. officials called an inadvertent burning of Afghan religious materials, including Qurans, at Bagram air base north of Kabul.
Cadiz Police are investigating an act of vandalism at an abandoned warehouse.
The incident happened sometime in the last two to three weeks at the old South Central Bell building at the intersection of Wharton Road and Lafayette Street, where someone threw rocks through the building’s windows, doing between 500 and 1,000 dollars worth of damage.
Anyone who has information on who may have done the damage is encouraged to call Cadiz Police.
Over a thousand dollars worth of damage was allegedly done to Christian County School System property early this morning by a Hopkinsville man who was arrested and taken to the Christian County Jail.
The arrest card says 24-year old Justin Miller of Hopkinsville was doing “doughnuts” on the newly constructed Hopkinsville Middle School baseball field on Koffman Drive and that he ran into and destroyed a concrete backstop.
Miller’s alleged actions also left ruts in the field and tore up the grass. Total estimated damage was listed in excess of a thousand dollars. The crime will also undoubtedly have ill-effects on the baseball season, as practices are already well underway.
Miller was charged with 1st degree criminal mischief and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A man who reportedly called 911 early this morning without a reason is now in jail after he allegedly became contentious with police.
The incident happened around 2:45 at 109 South Campbell Street, where 49-year old Wayne Thomas Brodie of Hopkinsville allegedly admitted to calling 911. When officers arrived, they reportedly asked Brodie what the problem was, to which he replied “nothing.”
Asked why he called 911, Brodie allegedly said because he could, though with more colorful language. Brodie was advised by Sgt. Mike Felts that calling 911 without an emergency is a crime and Brodie reportedly said it didn’t matter because he was leaving.
Sgt. Felts writes on the arrest card that Brodie was obviously intoxicated and in no condition to safely leave the residence, but ignored police advice that he would be arrested if he left.
Brodie was reportedly told to place his hands behind his back, which he did not do, and was warned that he’d be tased if he continued to disobey police commands.
After several warnings, Sgt. Felts writes he used his taser as Brodie stepped toward him and was then able to arrest the suspect without incident on falsely reporting an incident and resisting arrest charges.