Someone broke into a South Clay St. home over the Christmas weekend, stealing several guns and other items.
The break-in happened sometime between Friday morning at 6 and last night at 9, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says someone broke into a 1501 S. Clay residence belonging to Westel Creager and took ten guns and several items of jewelry.
The total value of the items stolen is listed at $2,300.
What started as a traffic stop resulted in an arrest on several charges in Hopkinsville yesterday afternoon.
Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Mike Felts was attempting to stop 21-year old Reginald Buchanan, Jr. of Hopkinsville around 4:15 for driving with expired tags, according to the arrest card, which says a computer check also revealed Buchanan’s drivers’ license was suspended.
Sgt. Felts was attempting to arrest Buchanan when he allegedly pulled away and made a swing in an attempt to punch the officer. Buchanan then ran through a back yard of a residence and continued until a police K-9 unit stopped him.
A search of the vehicle also turned up a loaded handgun. Bucanan was charged with Assault of a police officer, Fleeing from Police, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and several traffic charges.
There have been numerous jewelry thefts in Hopkinsville this year and one of the alleged perpetrators was arrested yesterday.
Arrested on the strength of a warrant signed by District Judge Arnold Lynch was 52-year old Gregory Gee of Hopkinsville. Gee was taken into custody on Parklawn Ct. around 9am.
The warrant alleges that Gee possessed two jewelry items valued at $1,500 that were removed from a home in November and turned them in for scrap at a local jewelry store in December for only $61.
Police were able to recover one of the items for the owner, but the more expensive item had already been sent off for scrap. Gee was charged with Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a theft to the tune of $42,000 from sometime in the last five days.
Officer Charles Nichols was called to a construction site at 1062 E. 21st Street around 10am yesterday, where Billy Donaldson said someone had stolen a Bobcat T-650 valued at $42,500 sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
The equipment belonged to RSC out of Paducah and no suspects are listed on the report.
An Oak Grove Police Department vehicle was involved in a wreck on I-24 in Marshall County today and State Police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation.
The incident happened around 9:30am near the 29 mile-marker, according to the report, which says 40-year old Lori Kryszewski of Clarksville was transporting two juveniles from Paducah to Hopkinsville in a Oak Grove Police vehicle when a car in front of her changed lanes quickly, causing her to apply her brakes and steer to the left.
The cruiser then ran off the road, causing Ms. Kryszewski to over-correct and strike a vehicle driven by 36-year old Lisa Pye of Carbondale, Illinois. Both vehicles then ran off the road and came to final rest in a field, with no injuries reported.
State Police have collected witness accounts and are still trying to determine if the unidentified vehicle which changed lanes may have made contact with the Oak Grove cruiser and caused the wreck. Anyone who witnessed the crash and didn’t stop is asked to call State Police and provide any information possible.