An Indiana man learned the hard way yesterday morning that breaking the law will land him behind bars.
19-year old Adrian Almaraz of Chandler, Indiana is now charged with 1st degree fleeing and evading police, no operators license, reckless driving, possession of alcohol by a minor, improper start from a parked position.
According to Kentucky State Police, Almaraz fled from a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 16-82 in Christian County and continued traveling northbound to the Pennyrile Parkway, where he exited the parkway and traveled eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
State police say after a brief vehicle pursuit, the 19-year old was taken into custody without incident.
Almaraz remains booked into the Christian County.
The Hopkinsville Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries on new year’s day in the area of East Parkview Drive.
According to police, 22-year old Arsenio Irvin of Hopkinsville told police while he was at the intersection of East Parkview Drive and Calvin Drive, his brakes locked up and collided with the vehicle of 31-year old Patricia Coleman of Hopkinsville.
Coleman told police the front end of Irvin’s vehicle hit the left side of her vehicle causing her vehicle to spin, leave the roadway and hit a street sign and fence.
Police say one of Irvin’s two passengers, 21-year old Antown Crayton of Hopkinsville received a cut to his hand, but refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, Coleman complained of neck pain but, also refused to be transported to the hospital and officers on the scene report all individuals involved in the wreck refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and elected to go to the hospital in their personal vehicles.
A Christian County school official claims someone stole precious jewelry worth over $1,800 over the holiday weekend.
20-year old Shayna Myers-Young of Crofton reported to Hopkinsville police yesterday that on Thursday, December 15th, that while she was at work, she removed several rings from her fingers and temporarily set them down and stepped away, and when she returned shortly afterwards, the rings were missing.
The listed property that was stolen included a diamond engagement ring and a diamond promise ring.
According to police, the case remains open and a suspect description was not provided in the report.
The Hopkinsville Police Department investigated its first alleged report of burglary for the new year.
49-year old Bentley Cornelius of Hopkinsville told police yesterday that sometime between Thursday and yesterday someone broke into a residence located at 27-30 Kenwood Drive and stole several metal handles for kitchen cabinets that’s worth $50.
According to police, the suspect will be charged with 2nd degree burglary and 1st degree criminal mischief.
The case remains open and police are following all leads concerning the alleged burglary.
The final day of 2011 was a tragic one in Trigg County, where a Cadiz woman died in a house fire on Princeton Road, also known as KY Highway 139.
Kentucky State Police responded to the blaze just before 11am along with the Cerulean and Montgomery Volunteer Fire Departments.
When crews arrived, the home at 3987 Princeton Road was already fully involved. KSP says 87-year old Mamie Banister of Cadiz and her daughter had been in the home, and that the daughter’s attempts to rescue her mother were unsuccessful.
Ms. Banister succumbed to her injuries and her daughter had to be taken to Trigg County Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire and KSP was assisted on the scene by the Cadiz Police Department and Trigg County Sheriff’s Office.