Someone recently broke into a Greenville Road man’s home while he was training with the Army.
John Haling of 5305 Greenville Road told Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Hawkins that someone took nearly $1,500 worth of items from his home while he was “in the field” between November 28th and December 11th.
The items ranged from guns to a flat screen television. The investigation continues and police are looking into leads.
The 26th anniversary of one of the worst days in local and national history was commemorated this morning at Fort Campbell Memorial Park, where family members and comrades of the 248 soldiers lost in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland paid their respects once again.
All of the fallen soldiers were members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and that unit’s current commander—Colonel Daniel Walrath—was the featured speaker.
Colonel Walrath said the crash shortly after takeoff not only impacted the Army, it also left a scar on the adjoining communities.
The Colonel pointed out that the soldiers were on their way home from a peace-keeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula and was quick to say that mission was successful.
Command Sgt. Major Alonzo Smith assisted Colonel Walrath in laying a wreath at the memorial and Chaplain Colonel Roger Heath led the large crowd in prayer. As always, family members of some of the soldiers placed roses at the memorial where the names of their loved ones are forever remembered.
A Clarksville woman was arrested on Child Abuse charges Friday for allegedly leaving her three small children unattended in an unlocked vehicle while she shopped.
Clarksville Police were called to the Fort Campbell Boulevard Wal-Mart around 4:30 Friday afternoon and found a 2, 5 and 10 year old child in a vehicle with the keys in the ignition.
The mother of the children, 41-year old Michelle Barrett of Sue Drive, Clarksville returned to the vehicle 20 minutes later and was arrested on two felony charges of Child Abuse and Neglect.
A Hopkinsville Police Officer has been recognized for his efforts in keeping drunk drivers off the streets.
Officer Edward Eastman received the Governor’s Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement last week in Lexington, according to a news release, which says the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the apprehension of impaired drivers, reducing alcohol-related injury or fatal wrecks and working for a safer community.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says Officer Eastman, along with each officer is committed to removing impaired drivers from the road before they seriously injure or kill innocent people.
Two Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week were arrested over the weekend, thanks to tips from the public.
Arrested Friday night just before 11 at 919 E. 18th St. was 26-year old Christina Brison of Hopkinsville. Brison was sought on charges of Probation Violation and Contempt of Court after being convicted on drug crimes.
Hopkinsville Police arrested 19-year old Johnathan Adkins of Hopkinsville early Sunday morning at a W 7th St. bar on the strength of a warrant for charges of failure to pay fines associated with a menacing and public intoxication arrest.
The anonymous tipsters will receive a cash reward for helping police find the wanted fugitives.