One of the most rampant telephone scams in the country was recently attempted against a Cadiz resident.
Cadiz Police say they were contacted Friday about someone attempting the “grandparent scam” against a resident.
The grandparent scam is where someone calls an elderly person and says their grandchild is in need of help after falling into some type of trouble, usually while traveling outside of the country. Police say the reason given is usually that the child has been arrested in another country and money is needed to be wired in to post bail.
Police say residents should never wire money anywhere before first confirming the whereabouts of the grandchild in question and to report any such suspicious calls to law enforcement. The would-be victim in Cadiz called police and never sent any money to anyone. You can find a list of ongoing scams police know about at cadizpolice.com.
Both suspects accused of being involved in the shooting death of a Fort Campbell soldier on Fidelio Road Friday night have now been arrested.
Arrested by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office this morning was 25-year old Jessie Goslyn of Fort Campbell, who was the wife of the victim—28-year old Vincent Goslyn, Jr.
A few hours later, a coordinated effort with the Colorado Fugitive Apprehension Team out of Mesa resulted in the arrest of 24-year old Jarred Tabor Long of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Captain Chris Miller says information provided by Jessie Goslyn while being interviewed last night resulted in police obtaining an arrest warrant on murder charges for Long.
Both Long and Jessie Goslyn are charged with murder and it is unclear what role each played in the crime that happened 8:15pm Friday near a car on Fidelio, which is just across 41A from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
One law enforcement official classified Jessie Goslyn and Long’s relationship as boyfriend-girlfriend.
Vincent Goslyn had reportedly just returned home from Afghanistan on January 31st.
A group of Fort Campbell Soldiers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity this evening when they are flown by the owner of the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl.
Post Public Affairs says 33 Fort Campbell Soldiers will be heading to Indianapolis for the big game, thanks to the support of Titans owner Bud Adams.
The soldiers, who have earned non-commissioned officer and soldier of the year awards—among others, will represent Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division at the country’s biggest sporting event of the year.
Adams is a World War II veteran and was named the first recipient of the Salute to Service award yesterday at the inaugural NFL Honors award ceremony. Fort Campbell Commanding Major General James McConnville congratulated Adams on the award and for continuing to support the men and women of Fort Campbell.
It was billed as a one time only deal and approximately 1,900 people took the Land Between the Lakes up on their offer yesterday to view the wreckage of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge just as a salvage crew began to remove the debris from the brow of the Delta Mariner.
Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says in a news release that LBL officials will again keep that area closed to the public from here on out for safety reasons, but the 1,900 site-seers were able to view the historical damage to the bridge from the shoreline throughout the day yesterday.
It has now been ten days since the Delta Mariner was in the wrong channel when it collided with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, knocking out a 322-foot span. Thankfully and almost miraculously, no one was injured or killed in the incident.
Someone broke into a Boyd St. home Friday night and got away with a video game console and flat screen television.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened between 4:30 Friday afternoon and 11pm Friday night.
Donielle Poindexter told police that someone forced open the front door at 123 Boyd and ransacked two rooms of her home, apparently looking for cash. Instead, the perpetrator got away with a Nintendo Wii and a Vizio 32 inch flat screen television.