Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused of sexual abuse against children in a city park yesterday.
The report says two girls—ages eight and nine—told officers that 56-year old Sammie Wilford of Hopkinsville inappropriately touched them at the West 18th Street Park between October 1st and this week.
Wilford, who is listed as an acquaintance to the girls, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and 1st degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Oak Grove Fire Department Chief was cited into court yesterday afternoon for allegedly driving around road restrictions at the scene of a wreck in Hopkinsville.
The citation from Hopkinsville Police says there was a wreck with injury at the Pennyrile Parkway-Pembroke Road interchange around 1:30pm and that nails had spilled out of one of the vehicles onto Pembroke Road.
HPD used a marked car with flashing blue lights to close the roadway off while cleanup was done and Sgt. Eric Pacheco writes that 51-year old Oak Grove Fire Chief Gregory Bequette of Clarksville drove around the police car and into the center median to continue toward southbound.
Sgt. Pacheco had the ECC tell Chief Bequette that he needed to speak to police and his response was to reportedly ask “why.”
Chief Bequette was charged with failure to give the right of way to an emergency vehicle and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic. He will appear in Christian District Court April 26th at 9am.
The Clarksville Police Department responded to a wreck early this morning, near the Red River Bridge.
Police say around 7 a.m. 60-year old Jerry Swift was driving north in his pickup and just crossed the Red River Bridge when he blacked out, crossed the southbound lanes of Wilma Rudolph, went over a curb and crashed into a rock wall.
Following the wreck, 33-year old Billy Dinsmore, who was driving northbound on Wilma Rudolph in the left lane was attempting to slow down, when 55-year old Joel Thomas, who was entering the center left turn lane at Old Trenton Road crashed into the back of his Chevy.
Police say Thomas was distracted by the previous wreck and did not notice Dinsmore’s vehicle slow down.
As a result of the wrecks, traffic flow was disrupted for about an hour and police cited Thomas for failure to use reasonable car.
A hearing has been set for Foss Maritime and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to present their cases concerning the collapse of Eggmers Ferry Bridge to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The hearing is scheduled for April 16th through April 22nd at Paducah City Hall and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says they are looking forward to the hearing and the facts of the incident being determined.
No one has accepted responsibility for the incident on the night of January 26th, where a large cargo vessel, knocked out a 322 foot span on Eggners Ferry Bridge in Trigg County.
A Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy responding to a wreck with injuries became involved in a separate wreck with injuries on North Main Street this morning.
The incident happened around 7:45 near the intersection with Talbert Drive, where 54-year old Freida Catlett of Hopkinsville was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Kangaroo Mart and turned into the path of an oncoming police cruiser driven by 33-year old Deputy Sean Head of Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville Police say Deputy Head had his emergency lights and siren activated and was en route to a wreck with minor injuries at Lacy Elementary School.
The deputy was unable to avoid a wreck and struck the passenger side of Ms. Catlett’s mini-van. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, with Deputy Head reporting a hip injury and Ms. Catlett chest injuries.
The wreck at Lacy Elementary School involved a school bus, though the minor injuries were reported by a person in the other vehicle.