Two Clarksville men were arrested early this morning for allegedly beating two other men with baseball bats.
A news release says officers responded to 83 Cedarcrest Drive just before 4am after two suspects forced their way into a mobile home and struck the occupants with bats.
The victims were 21 and 22 years old and were treated on the scene by EMS workers. The occupants of the home were able to give a suspect and vehicle description and officers caught up to them a short time later on Kraft Street.
Police say a baseball bat with blood on it was found in the vehicle occupied by 21-year old Antonio Toledo-Gonzales and 25-year old Martin Toledo-Gonzales. Both were arrested and charged with assault and are in the Montgomery County Jail on $30,000 bond.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating shots fired near a Woodmill Rd. residence from last night, though no one was injured in the incident.
Officers responded around 7pm to 1803 Woodmill, where 21-year old Biyonas Barker of Hopkinsville said a 17-year old male juvenile pulled out a handgun and fired several times into the air as he drove away from her residence.
No arrest has been made yet, but the investigation continues and the suspect is listed on the report.
A Hopkinsville resident woke up to what many people would consider their worst nightmare this morning—someone attempting to kick his front door down to get inside.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Patricia Alexander responded to 1519 W. 7th St. around 3am, where the resident had awaked to hear someone attempting to get in his house.
The resident went outside and saw a white male wearing a blue sweatshirt and jeans on his porch. The suspect then ran from the scene, though an inspection of the area would determine that the resident’s outdoor grill had been stolen.
About 30 minutes later, police found the suspect—60-year old Anthony Ray McCraw of Hopkinsville—walking along W. 7th Street. The victim was able to positively identify McCraw as the man who was trying to kick in his door and the grill was allegedly found inside McCraw’s residence.
McCraw, who lists his occupation as disabled, was arrested and charged with attempted burglary and receiving stolen property.
A high-ranking Air Force officer from western Kentucky was killed Saturday in Afghanistan.
According to the Department of Defense website, 44-year old Lt. Colonel John D. Loftis of Paducah was killed from wounds received during an attack at the Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lt. Colonel Loftis was one of two men killed in the incident.
He was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron in Kabul.
The Taliban claimed responsibility and said the killings were in retaliation for what U.S. officials called an inadvertent burning of Afghan religious materials, including Qurans, at Bagram air base north of Kabul.
Cadiz Police are investigating an act of vandalism at an abandoned warehouse.
The incident happened sometime in the last two to three weeks at the old South Central Bell building at the intersection of Wharton Road and Lafayette Street, where someone threw rocks through the building’s windows, doing between 500 and 1,000 dollars worth of damage.
Anyone who has information on who may have done the damage is encouraged to call Cadiz Police.