A wreck involving the alleged use of alcohol resulted in a trip to jail for a Hopkinsville woman last night.
Charged with DUI after the single-vehicle incident on Pyle Lane around 8:30 was 43-year old Lori Anne Wyatt of Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Matt Overby writes on the report that Wyatt said a rabbit hopped out in front of her near the 200 block of Pyle, causing her to swerve to the left. Her vehicle went into a soybean field and traveled several feet before she came back onto the road and ran off again into a ditch.
Police say she smelled of alcohol and blew a .191 on the breath test, which is well over twice the legal limit. Wyatt was not injured in the incident and was taken to the Christian County Jail.
Expensive photography equipment was stolen from a vehicle on Briarwood Drive yesterday.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says a 4-thousand dollar Cannon camera was stolen from a vehicle belonging to 32-year old Jamie Finch at 305 Briarwood sometime between 1am and 5am.
The perpetrator forced the vehicle open to get inside and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville Police have arrested a man they say is the so-called “Southside Creeper.”
A news release from Public Information Officer Paul Ray says a thorough investigation resulted in the arrest of 33-year old Michael McLendon of Hopkinsville. McLendon is charged with second degree attempted burglary for an incident on the morning of July 8th on Oxford Place, when he allegedly attempted to break into a home and exposed his privates to a woman who came to the window after hearing a noise.
McLendon allegedly got away with a GPS system in that incident. The arrest warrant does not include charges for a separate incident on the same morning when a man exposed himself and stole property from a home in Cox Mill Estates, but Officer Ray says in his news release that police believe he is responsible.
McLendon was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 10-thousand dollars bond.
A series of severe thunderstorms traversed the southern Pennyrile this afternoon, though there were no reports of serious damage.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for southern Christian and Todd and eastern Trigg Counties at times. Heavy rain, frequent lightning and small hail were all reported, but damage reports were limited to a few incidents.
A tree was blown across Antioch Church Road, a tree partially blocked Butler Road—where a power line was also across the roadway. Wires were also blown across Crestview Drive at Pembroke Road.Lightning struck a power pole on Bradshaw Road and there were sporadic reports of power outages in Christian County. Some areas in the southern Pennyrile got over an inch of rain, while others got none at all. The cells moved slowly into Tennessee, where more warnings were issued.
Hopkinsville Police say criminal charges are pending against two local women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted.
Police say two adult females reported that they were sexually assaulted on Saturday at Wal-mart, but an investigation revealed the allegations were unfounded.
The two women are both facing the charge of falsely reporting an incident to police.
According to the initial report, the two unidentified women were inside Wal-mart when they claim an unknown male followed them down the hair color aisle, pinned them against the shelves, breathed down their necks and touched them inappropriately.