A vehicle reported stolen from Christian County High School Thursday afternoon was wrecked on South McPherson Avenue.
The 2011 Nissan Sentra valued at 18-thousand dollars belongs to 50-year old Audrey Burse of Hopkinsville, who reported it stolen after learning it was involved in a wreck at 131 South McPherson Avenue.
A 17-year old female from Hopkinsville allegedly stole the vehicle and ran off the road and through a fence, before striking the porch of a home and coming to rest in the yard.
The girl did not have a drivers license and theft charges are pending. No one was injured in the incident.
Clarksville Police have arrested a man accused in connection with a double-shooting in front of a daycare Thursday morning.
Charged with two counts of aggravated assault is 26-year old Travis Lamont Skelton of Clarksville, who is in the Montgomery County Jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Skelton is accused of shooting a 25-year old man in the arm and hand and 22-year old female in the hand. The incident happened in front of Kiddieland Day Nursery on Chapel Street around 9:30 Thursday morning, where the woman had just dropped her children off when an argument began between Skelton and the male victim.
This year’s Trail of Tears Native American Pow-Wow gets underway Friday evening with a free concert, weather permitting.
Organizer Peg Hays lays out the schedule for tonight’s events, which will take place in the park behind the Kentucky New Era on East 9th Street.
Ms. Hays also thanked the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department for making the free concert possible. Events continue through the weekend at the park, with admission six dollars on Saturday and Sunday.
A truck reported stolen at a Hopkinsville motel was found wrecked shortly after out in the county.
The medium duty service truck belonging to B & K Telecommunications of Pennsylvania was reported stolen by Ty Chesson, who said he had been working on the vehicle and left it running and unattended.
The vehicle was soon found by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office overturned and abandoned at the interchange with I-24 and Newstead Road. The truck was valued at 25-thousand dollars before the wreck and 10-thousand after the incident. No suspects are listed on the report.
Law enforcement agencies are always finding ways to train officers on ways to become better crime fighters.
Hopkinsville Police Sergeant Michael Marzalek was one of nineteen graduates of a three-week long academy of police supervision, also referred to as the sergeant’s academy for newly promoted sergeants or officers.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says while in the course, students took classes in various areas like resolving conflict, ethics, interpersonal communication, decision making, problem solving, managing critical incidents, public speaking, emotional survival, budgeting and media relations.