Hopkinsville Police are investigating an alleged case of theft.
51-year old John Cook of 2412 Fort Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville told police Saturday that someone used his credit card on Thursday and purchased merchandise without his permission.
Police say over $3,100 worth items were purchased with the stolen credit card.
A suspect description was not provided in the report and police say the investigation into the alleged theft remains open.
Hopkinsville Police arrested an Illinois man for allegedly lying to police and receiving stolen property over the weekend.
Police charged 47-year old Michael Earl Hales of East Saint Louis, Illinois with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and giving an officer a fake name or address.
According to police, Hales is wanted by the Anna Police Department in Illinois for allegedly stealing a credit card and fraudulently using the stolen card.
Hopkinsville Police reportedly located Hales in the parking lot of Jennie Stuart Medical Center in a vehicle with items he purchased using the stolen card.
Police say while the 47-year old was booked into the Christian County Jail, he gave officers several fake addresses.
Hales remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early yesterday morning on Burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a convenience store and stealing a synthetic drug.
Police were called to the Scott’s Market on E. 9th Street around 1:30 after someone broke the glass out of the front door and went inside to steal $60 worth of what’s called “Botanical Potpourri.”
Using surveillance footage, police were able to name 34-year old Jerrod Weemes as a suspect and arrested him a little over three hours later. With Weemes was 33-year old Kelly Burdine, who was arrested on the strength of a warrant for Failure to Appear and for Possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
It certainly wasn’t the first crime committed in Christian County dealing with synthetic drugs, which are increasingly becoming a larger issue locally and across the country.
Botanical Potpourri is a “marijuana-looking substance marketed in a shiny red and black packet,” according to a recent story in the Des Moines Register. The story was written featuring Iowa resident Samantha Eckstein, whose son purchased the substance on Nov. 30 hoping to get high, only to nearly choke to death on his own vomit.
The Kentucky General Assembly will likely pass more sweeping laws regarding synthetic drugs in the upcoming session in an effort to get ahead of “basement chemists” who continue packaging the items as “not for human consumption” to get around FDA checks.
A traveling couple was arrested in Hopkinsville Friday night on drug trafficking charges.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Brian Smith was “flagged down” just before 11:30 at the Public Library and told of two individuals who attempted to do drugs at their residence.
Officer Smith later located 26-year old Samuel Baker and 19-year old Rose Payne of Georgia at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center Emergency Room.
Baker, who said he has no address and only travels—despite listing himself as married—was arrested on Trafficking in Marijuana and Tampering With Evidence charges. Payne was charged with the same crimes in addition to Possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia.
Officer Smith writes both were obviously under the influence of some type of substance.
A man from Hopkinsville was arrested all the way in Iowa Friday for allegedly being part of a home invasion and assault.
North Liberty, Iowa Police were called to a residence there around 11am Friday for a report of a woman who had been assaulted by men who broke into her apartment. The men also allegedly stole items from the residence, according to a story in the “Press-Citizen” newspaper.
Police believed the suspects fled the scene in a tan-colored car and located a vehicle meeting the description nearby. Among those arrested was 34-year old David Tylon Thomas of Hopkinsville, who was charged with 1st Degree Burglary.
The two other suspects were from Illinois and Iowa.