Clarksville Police say a local man with a lengthy criminal history is behind bars once again.
29-year old William Brian Rittenberry, who is on three years probation for theft is now charged with three counts of vehicle burglary.
Police say around 6:30 a.m. today, officers were dispatched to the Bennett Drive area for suspicious activity after a man now identified as Rittenberry, was allegedly seen entering several vehicles.
The witness was able to provide responding officers with a physical description of the suspect and police were able to locate Rittenberry a short time later in the same area.
Police say Rittenberry was found with various items including a checkbook, check card, and other property which did not belong to him. The stolen items were later returned to the property owners.
Police say the investigation into the vehicle burglaries remain ongoing and more charges will likely be filed against Rittenberry, who was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $30,000 bond.
A Clarksville mother is accused of leaving her three small children home alone for nearly half an hour.
Clarksville Police charged 28-year old Annette Denis Drayton with one count of child abuse/ neglect after police, EMS and Clarksville Fire Rescue responded to a medical panic alarm at 1136 Peachers Mill Road this morning.
Police say around 8 a.m. an officer arrived on the scene and found the front door unlocked and a child turning the knob on the open door and after he entered the residence, he found two other children inside home alone.
The children ranged in age from 9 months old to 3 years old and after 13 minutes of when police initially responded, Drayton arrived at the residence and admitted to police that she left her children home alone for about 30 minutes.
Police were able to determine that one of the children activated the panic alarm.
Drayton was booked into the Montgomery County without incident on a $5,000 bond with her children released into the custody of a family member.
For nearly 30 years, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers organization has helped put away criminals, and now the non-profit organization needs the community’s support to ensure criminals remain behind bars.
The local Crime Stoppers organization is always in need of monetary donations and due to the tough economic times, the situation has become dire for the organization.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the economy has had a tremendous impact on Crime Stoppers.
Officer Ray says donations are the driving force behind the organization and spoke candidly about the ongoing funding problem.
Thanks to anonymous tipsters that call into Crime Stoppers, local law enforcement agencies, like Hopkinsville Police are able to apprehend at least two criminals a week.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers was established in 1984.
Fort Campbell officials say building trust and solidifying relationships with Afghans are two major factors in winning over the people and successfully fighting terror networks like Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting an event this week to help soldiers understand and embrace Afghan customs.
On Wednesday, soldiers and language instructors from the defense language institute will celebrate Eid-ul-fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan and will include a traditional meal, dance and rugby game.
Wahab Rahmati, an Afghan interpreter that recently helped soldiers assigned to the local post’s 1st Brigade Combat Team train at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana also spoke about the importance of partnering with coalition forces.
Rahmati says thanks to coalition forces like the 101st Airborne Division, the war torn country has changed.
Soldiers from the local post have already begun to deploy to Afghanistan to serve as advisors in training their Afghan counterparts to defend their country.
A wreck involving a motorcycle in northern Todd County this morning severely injured the biker.
Few details were immediately available other than the incident happened around 10:30 at the intersection of Jason Ridge and Wells Strader Road—which is just east of KY 181 near the Todd-Muhlenberg County line.
A Muhlenberg County ambulance took the driver of the motorcycle to a landing zone in Clifty where a helicopter was waiting. We’ll have more information on this incident when it becomes available.