A medical condition may have led to a wreck early this morning that sent a Hopkinsville woman to the hospital.
The incident happened on Canton Pike near the Navaho Trail intersection around 12:20, according to the police report, which says 28-year old Angela North of Hopkinsville was westbound when she ran off the road and hit a guard rail.
Ms. North told Hopkinsville Police she didn’t remember what happened and said she has recently been fighting some medical problems. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A rear-end collision at Country Club and South Virginia yesterday afternoon injured a passenger.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 47-year old Michael Brown of Hopkinsville and 67-year old Patricia Ezell of Hopkinsville were both stopped at the intersection around 4:30.
Ms. Ezell said her foot must have slipped off the brake and her vehicle rolled forward and bumped Brown’s car. Police say there was no damage on either vehicle, but Brown’s passenger—68-year old Eva Brown of Hopkinsville—was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head and neck pain.
A very strong performance by schools helped this year’s Rotary Auction fall almost exactly in line with last year’s totals.
Hopkinsville High School raised a record $11,100, which was far and away the highest amount any school had ever raised in the history of the auction. The school, of course, won the award for most money raised and was the most improved.
Christian County Middle School raised $2,000 and won that division, while North Drive Middle raised the most per capita and was the most improved in the middle school division.
Overall, this year’s auction has brought in 150-thousand, 724 dollars—which is only 17 dollars behind last year’s pace. The efficiency of the auction continued last night as well, as 100 items were sold for a little over 21 thousand dollars, compared to 104 items for about 16-thousand on Wednesday of last year.
Hopkinsville Police recently conducted a search warrant and confiscated thousands of dollars worth of synthetic drugs and paraphernalia used to consume the illegal narcotics.
Police say a search warrant was executed yesterday on PizzaRoma on North Drive and officers recovered 44 cases of glass pipes that contained about 50 to 400 pieces per case and over 1,200 packages of synthetic drugs.
Police say the confiscated items were worth over $92,000 and that the amount that was seized was consistent with trafficking and not for personal use.
Hopkinsville Police say the case remains under investigation are charges and arrests or summonses are pending against the business owner.
The Clarksville Police Department has created a 10-member task force to curtail motorcycle thefts happening within the city.
Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley says motorcycle thefts have sky rocketed over the past year compared to previous years and believes the thefts are an organized effort made by several individuals.
Within the past year, the police department responded to 59 motorcycle thefts and has recovered 9 bikes so far and has arrested several individuals allegedly involved in the thefts.
Chief Ansley says sport bikes like the Suzuki GSZR and the Yamaha YZF-R6 are what thieves are going after and he says most of the thefts are occurring at apartment complexes.
Chief Ansley is asking the public to be the eyes and ears of the community and report any suspicious activity.
In 2011, the police department investigated 215 motorcycle thefts and now police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a late model pick-up truck with multi-colored doors seen recently in surveillance video driving off with a stolen bike.
Police believe the driver of the pick-up truck was driving into town from the Ashland City area.
Individuals who have information about the pick-up truck or motorcycle thefts are urged to call the Clarksville Police Department at 931-648-0656.