photo courtesy of CPD
A passing motorist on Riverside Drive in Clarksville spotted a vehicle overturned on the riverbank Sunday, with the situation still shrouded in mystery.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the dispatch center received a 911 call around 11am stating there was a vehicle on its top on the bank of theCumberland River. When officers arrived, they found a 1999 Dodge Durango upside down with no one inside.
Police were able to identify the owner of the vehicle as Ryan Truett of Milan, Tennessee, who told them he thought it had been repossessed and he hadn’t seen it since Friday.
It had not been reported stolen and Clarksville Police are still not sure how it ended up where it did. It took three hours for crews to turn the vehicle back upright to remove it from the scene.
The former Hopkinsville Police officer arrested nearly two weeks ago on DUI charges is back in jail.
35-year old Timothy Leyenaar has been served with a warrant for wanton endangerment for allegedly having his two children in the vehicle with him November 15th when a Christian County Sheriff’s deputy pulled him over on the Eagle Way Bypass for allegedly driving impaired. Leyenaar was also charged with reckless driving and reportedly blew over twice the legal limit on the breath test.
The initial arrest card didn’t include that Leyenaar had his two children in the vehicle, but those details came out later in the week. Leyenaar has been in the Christian County Jail since Thanksgiving Day on $10,000 bond, according to the jail website.
Leyenaar resigned his badge last week, allowing HPD to avoid an internal investigation. He will appear in court later this week.
For the second time this year, a Russellville Road convenience store has been robbed at gunpoint.
Hopkinsville Police say a male suspect went into the Kangaroo Mart on 68 around 2:15 this morning and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.
A vehicle pursuit ensued by police, though the suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. More details will be released to media with the official report.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on wanton endangerment charges yesterday morning after her 2-year old was allegedly found walking alone on Lafayette Road.
Officers were called to the MaxFuel Express on Lafayette Road around 7:30 to the report of a small child walking alone and unsupervised. About two hours later, the child’s grandmother called the ECC looking for the little boy.
That led Hopkinsville Police to the mother—21-year old Sierra Chambers of Hopkinsville—who said she had been out Friday night and left her son in the care of relatives who are 14 and 15 years old.
The toddler apparently walked away after the teen babysitters fell asleep, with the boy found wearing only a t-shirt and a diaper. Chambers was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A wreck Thanksgiving morning on Fort Campbell Boulevard injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened just before 3:30 at the I-24 westbound exit ramp, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 24-year old Keir Majors of Hopkinsville was northbound on the boulevard and apparently didn’t see the stopped vehicle of 24-year old Kahla Frendt of Hopkinsville.
Police say there were no skid marks indicating Majors ever tried to stop and that he rear-ended Frendt’s car.
Ms. Frendt was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for injuries to the head and face, while her two passengers and Majors went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.