Kentucky State Police is ramping up its patrols in an effort to keep the highways safe on this Thanksgiving weekend.
Trooper Michael Webb says there were nearly 13-hundred wrecks across Kentucky last Thanksgiving weekend.
Trooper Webb says KSP is focusing its checkpoints on areas prone to high collision rates.
Each KSP post tracks where wrecks happen and how often they happen to get an idea of where their resources can best be used. Post 1 issued a news release earlier this week saying they will focus a great deal of time on U.S. 68-80 in Trigg County over the weekend, looking to arrest impaired drivers and to cite those breaking traffic laws.
A tractor-trailer was broken into at Kentucky Western Truck Lines on North Main Street some time in the last few days, with the perpetrator getting away with nearly two thousand dollars worth of property.
The incident happened between last Friday night and around noon Wednesday at 1551 North Main Street, according to the report, which says the perpetrator punched a lock out of a tool compartment on the sleeper cab of the semi to access the safety knob to get inside.
The suspect stole a GPS, CB radio, laptop computer, a pair of coveralls and a flat screen television. Total value of the property belonging to Wayne Bennett of Hopkinsville is listed at 19-hundred dollars.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A suspect accused of assisting in an armed robbery earlier this month was arrested by Hopkinsville Police Wednesday.
Officers served an arrest warrant for complicity to first degree robbery on 23-year old Tarryl Booker of Hopkinsville.
The warrant says the victim, 30-year old Mark Thorton, was walking between houses near Chestnut Street on November 1st when he stopped to speak to Booker.
The victim was then approached from behind by another man who brandished a handgun and demanded cash. Thorton pushed the gun away and began trying to fight with the suspect, but police say Booker assisted in the robbery by grabbing him during the course of events. The robber got away with $75 belonging to Thorton.
Police allege that Booker also fled the scene with the other suspect. The victim was able to identify Booker from a lineup, according to the warrant. Booker is being held in the Christian County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bond.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office utilized K9 Kilo to conclude a month-long investigation with two drug trafficking arrests yesterday.
A news release from Sheriff Ray Burnam says Sgt. Jimmy Godair arrested 71-year old Clay Earhart and 47-year old Yvonne Earhart of Rockcastle Road on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Burnam said the investigation was a result of several tips received by the department and that the investigation continues.
Kentucky State Police are investigating an incident in Lyon County they are classifying as an attempted murder.
A news release says Troopers were called to 113 East Clough Street in Kuttawa yesterday. A resident and several witnesses told police that a vehicle had stopped in front of the residence earlier in the day, and that the driver fired shots toward the home from a long gun before fleeing the scene.
An investigation led KSP to 45-year old Robert Kevin Burchett of Eddyville as their suspect. He was arrested in Ballard County and later lodged in the Caldwell County Jail on attempted murder charges.
No one was injured and police believe the incident stemmed from a dispute between the victim’s son and Burchett.