City police investigated after two men allegedly stole a vehicle from an East 2nd Street residence and then wrecked it a few minutes later Saturday evening in Hopkinsville.
The report from Officer Spencer Loftus says two black males wearing black clothing stole a black 2000 GMC Yukon from 41-year old Mitchell Moore at 1011 East 2nd Street around 5:15 Saturday evening.
The suspects wrecked the vehicle at the intersection of East 2nd and Brown Streets, running over two street signs. The identity of the suspects is not known and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville Police investigated shots fired on East 12th Street last night, with no one injured in the incident.
Officers were called to 927 East 12th around 8:15 and found 10 bullet holes in the house and one bullet hole in the windshield of a vehicle in a driveway.
The property owners are listed as 50-year old Victor Watkins and 22-year old Antwon Crayton of Hopkinsville. No one was hit by the bullets and no suspects are listed on the report from Officer Jerry Marcum.
A Bowling Green woman was killed in a wreck in Clarksville Saturday afternoon.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 86-year old Evelyn Ray of Bowling Green was northbound on Old Farmers Road around 4pm when she failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle on U.S. Highway 76 driven by 26-year old Maurice Pitts of Clarksville, who didn’t have time to stop and the vehicles collided in the intersection
Ms. Ray was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she would die from her injuries.
Pitts was taken to Gateway Medical Center and later transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt for treatment of multiple leg fractures. The incident marked the 15th traffic fatality in Clarksville this year.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery on North McPherson Avenue from last night.
Officers say the incident happened around 7:30 near the 100 block of North McPherson, when the male victim was assaulted by approximately 10 men who got away with cash and a cell phone.
Sgt. Mike Marszalek says some of the victim’s property was recovered after it was found lying on the ground nearby.
The investigation into the incident continues.
A Hopkinsville Police Sergeant has been suspended after being arrested on DUI charges—only three weeks after being lauded for helping pull a man from a burning car.
A news release from HPD says 39-year old Sgt. John Thompson was arrested by Hopkinsville Police around 11:45 last night and charged with DUI.
Sgt. Thompson has been suspended with pay.
Thompson and three other officers were featured in local and regional news in the days following a November 3rd incident on North Drive at the bridge in front of BB&T. 33-year old Martez Nelson of Hopkinsville was southbound when he ran off the side of the road, hit a sign and over-corrected before slamming into the bridge—which caused his vehicle to catch fire.
Sgt. Thompson used a fire extinguisher to knock the flames down, while Officer Federico Rodriguez pulled Nelson from the car. Sgt. Thompson was interviewed the following morning and talked about the experience.
Sgt. Thompson was booked into the Christian County Jail on $773 bond. Thompson has been with the Hopkinsville Police Department since 1996.