Hopkinsville Police say burglars made off with dozens of cases of soft drinks over the weekend.
While officers were patrolling the streets on Sunday night, officers noticed where unknown suspects had gained entry into a delivery truck parked at 2105 Fort Campbell Boulevard and stole 26 cases of Dr. Pepper including other products.
According to police, the suspects either had a key or used a bolt to remove the pad lock from the delivery truck and used a vehicle to transport the stolen soft drinks, which was listed at $126.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul was reportedly detained by TSA officials in Nashville this morning for allegedly refusing a pat-down.
His father, Presidential candidate Ron Paul previously tweeted his son wouldn’t let TSA agents in Nashville pat him down after an anomaly in a body scanner was found.
According to KNN, the Kentucky Senator refused the pat down and instead wanted to undergo another body scan.
There's no word on why the Kentucky Senator has been detained.
On any given day the Hopkinsville Police Department receives multiple reports of home burglaries.
According to Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray, a burglary can happen at anytime and in any neighborhood.
Officer Ray says despite that disturbing trend, local citizens can take simple measures to reduce their chances of having their home burglarized.
According to Officer Ray, keep all your doors and windows locked, keep a porch light on at night, be aware of what is going in your neighborhood and to alert police when you there is suspicious activity going on.
In addition, Officer Ray says burglars potentially look for unoccupied homes, homes that are being constructed or residences that don’t have a car parked out in front.
If you would like to report suspicious activity contact the police department at 270-890-0264.
Fort Campbell officials say they will be releasing more information concerning the local soldier who was arrested this weekend for allegedly shooting at a car located in a residential area of the post.
As previously reported Specialist Larry William Reed was arrested by military police Saturday after witnesses reported to authorities that Reed shot at a vehicle with people inside the vehicle.
Fort Campbell Spokesman Rick Rzepka stated no one was injured as a result of the shooting and he says Reed is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.
An investigation into the shooting is being led by Fort Campbell Police and the post’s Criminal Investigation Division.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews were out responding to storm damage in several District 1 & District 2 Counties across Western Kentucky this morning.
According to highway crews from early reports, Webster County and McLean County appeared to have been the hardest hit.
Officials in Mclean County reported closing KY 1-40 and KY 2-56 due to power lines and power poles being down along those roadways.
Meanwhile, the Webster County Highway Maintenance facility reported crews were out removing debris from highways at various locations throughout the county.
In addition, officials in Calloway County reported water being over highways due to flash flooding at numerous locations.
Crews are urging motorists to use appropriate caution today as they drive on area roads and highways with storm debris.