Kentucky State Police arrested a hospital nurse in Muhlenberg County Wednesday accused of stealing medication from her patients.
A news release from KSP says a complaint was received from Muhlenberg Community Hospital in reference to a nurse stealing medication. An investigation turned up that 38-year old Jennifer Whitney of Greenville was allegedly replacing some of her patients’ prescription pills with over the counter products.
Detective Brandon McPherson was able to obtain an arrest warrant against Ms. Whitney and she was taken into custody during a traffic stop around 1:40pm Wednesday in Muhlenberg County.
She was charged with theft of a controlled substance and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail.
A man accused of stealing jewelry from an Easy Street home earlier this week was arrested Thursday afternoon.
Served with a warrant on felony theft and receiving stolen property charges was 27-year old Joseph Love of Hopkinsville. Love allegedly stole just over $1,200 worth of jewelry from the home of Rihea Schutt while she was gone on Tuesday.
Police say Love took the items to a local store and sold them for 49 dollars. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $7,000 bond.
A bag of money was stolen from a Hopkinsville bar Thursday night.
The incident happened at DT’s Last Call on East 9th Street around 9pm when the bartender told Hopkinsville Police she turned her back for a moment and a suspect took a bag containing $550 and ran from the scene.
The suspect is named on the report and the investigation continues.
Two men were shot and a woman was injured after jumping from a balcony after two suspects crashed a Clarksville party Thursday night and fired multiple shots into the apartment.
The incident happened at 135 Westfield Court, according to Public Information Officer Jim Knoll, who says officers responded around 10:30pm to multiple reports of shots fired.
When they arrived, they found a man inside apartment 106 with a gunshot wound to the leg and another man outside who had jumped from the balcony with a gunshot wound to the leg and he also had a hip injury.
An 18-year old woman had also injured her foot from making the jump from the balcony.
Police say witnesses gave varying accounts of what happened, but they came to a general consensus that two suspects came into the party with a handgun and rifle and started yelling before firing shots.
The party-goers began to scatter—some running out the door and some jumping from a window and the balcony. Police believe some of the people at the party may have known the suspects, but they do not have a description or name to release.
The news release says some of the party-goers had been consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana before the shooting. The three injured victims were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Hopkinsville Police had to chase down a local man Thursday morning who allegedly ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop and tossed a stolen gun.
The arrest card for 18-year old Dedrick Lewis of Hopkinsville says he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped near the one thousand block of East 1st Street around 11:20am.
Lewis allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran, with a member of the public telling police they saw him throw a handgun into a wood line. Officers were able to eventually catch Lewis and found the gun, which came back stolen through a computer check.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing from police, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.