There have been numerous jewelry thefts in Hopkinsville this year and one of the alleged perpetrators was arrested yesterday.
Arrested on the strength of a warrant signed by District Judge Arnold Lynch was 52-year old Gregory Gee of Hopkinsville. Gee was taken into custody on Parklawn Ct. around 9am.
The warrant alleges that Gee possessed two jewelry items valued at $1,500 that were removed from a home in November and turned them in for scrap at a local jewelry store in December for only $61.
Police were able to recover one of the items for the owner, but the more expensive item had already been sent off for scrap. Gee was charged with Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a theft to the tune of $42,000 from sometime in the last five days.
Officer Charles Nichols was called to a construction site at 1062 E. 21st Street around 10am yesterday, where Billy Donaldson said someone had stolen a Bobcat T-650 valued at $42,500 sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
The equipment belonged to RSC out of Paducah and no suspects are listed on the report.
An Oak Grove Police Department vehicle was involved in a wreck on I-24 in Marshall County today and State Police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation.
The incident happened around 9:30am near the 29 mile-marker, according to the report, which says 40-year old Lori Kryszewski of Clarksville was transporting two juveniles from Paducah to Hopkinsville in a Oak Grove Police vehicle when a car in front of her changed lanes quickly, causing her to apply her brakes and steer to the left.
The cruiser then ran off the road, causing Ms. Kryszewski to over-correct and strike a vehicle driven by 36-year old Lisa Pye of Carbondale, Illinois. Both vehicles then ran off the road and came to final rest in a field, with no injuries reported.
State Police have collected witness accounts and are still trying to determine if the unidentified vehicle which changed lanes may have made contact with the Oak Grove cruiser and caused the wreck. Anyone who witnessed the crash and didn’t stop is asked to call State Police and provide any information possible.
A Dawson Springs man was booked into the Caldwell County Jail this morning and is facing murder charges for allegedly driving while impaired and wrecking his vehicle which claimed the life of his passenger.
In addition to the murder charge, Kentucky State Police charged 25-year old Jeffery Alfred with 2nd offense DUI- aggravated circumstances and leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assist.
According to state police, Alfred was driving southbound on KY 672 when he lost control of his truck, causing it to leave the right side of the roadway and hit a tree.
Alfred’s passenger, 28-year old Thomas Redden of Dawson Springs was transported by ambulance to Caldwell County Medical Center, where he succumbed to his severe injuries and was pronounced dead.
The investigation into the fatal wreck remains open and is being handled by Joseph Bartolotti.
Kentucky State Police responded to a wreck with injuries that occurred near U.S. 41 in Muhlenberg County this morning.
According to state police, 31-year old David Brooks of Central City was driving southbound on U.S. 41 in Browder when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, which caused his truck to cross both lanes of traffic, overturn into an embankment.
Brooks and his 11-year old passenger Makayla Wilson of Central City were both transported by ambulance to Muhlenberg County Hospital for treatment.
Police say the crash occurred just before noon and the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department, Drakesboro Volunteer Fire Department, and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted with the wreck.