Clarksville Police say thanks to citizen awareness, officers were able to apprehend a man after stole a vehicle from a car dealership.
On Tuesday, around 9:40 p.m. officers received a call about suspicious activity from a female clerk at a Riverside Drive business.
The clerk told police that a man, now identified as 52-year old Hernandez Wilson, whose last known address is unknown, is often seen panhandling in the area and came into the business with multiple sets of car keys in his possession and told her he acquired a vehicle and was headed to Alabama.
The clerk also stated Wilson conveyed the vehicle belonged to a woman and she was letting him drive it and left the store to a car dealership nearby and got into a silver KIA SUV and drove it off the lot.
The clerk noticed the vehicle had no license plate or temporary tag and that he was the only occupant in the vehicle, so that’s when she notified authorities.
Police say the vehicle was located around 11:30 p.m. that same night at a Madison Street Wal-Mart parking lot by a county dispatcher, who was familiar with the earlier suspicious activity call.
An investigation determined Wilson entered the car dealership after hours while a cleaning crew was working and was able to obtain several sets of car keys.
Wilson told police he planned on visiting family in Alabama with the stolen vehicle.
Wilson, who has an extensive criminal history outside of Montgomery County, is now charged with one count of theft and is lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
A Clarksville industry has announced a major expansion that will create 94 new jobs.
Ackebono Brake Corporation announced it will move forward with an 82 million dollar expansion project at its 780 International Boulevard location.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council President James Chavez says the announcement makes a major statement about the exceptional workforce and the community’s ability to do business with, and support the growth of existing industries.
The corporation, which manufactures a wide range of vehicle brake products, proects a third of the 94 new jobs will be filled this spring and the remaining number by the middle of next year.
The new Cadiz Police Department Chief says he doesn’t anticipate many changes in the near future under his leadership.
Chief Chad Grace was sworn in at Tuesday night’s meeting of Cadiz City Council and says it was an honor to be chosen from among other qualified candidates.
The new Chief says the department was operating smoothly under former chief and current Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander’s leadership and he sees no reason to make drastic changes now.
Grace is a former deputy with the Christian and Todd County Sheriff’s Departments and has been with Cadiz Police for the last six years. He had been promoted to Sergeant at the department last year.
Officer Paul Ray has the details..
When the Pennyrile Solid Waste Authority meets tomorrow afternoon, it will discuss the possibility of bringing curbside recycling to Hopkinsville.
Many larger and some smaller cities offer residents the ability to put their recyclable goods on the curb much in the same way they do with their trash. Nashville residents, for example, can choose to have an additional container to recycle items such as plastic bottles that would normally take up very valuable space in a land field.
The local initiative is in its very infant stages, but board chairman and Christian Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones says they will look at what the possibilities are to get a program started.
It’s unlikely that bringing any type of recycling program to residents outside of the city would be possible, but Squire Jones says the board wants to explore all options to do as much good as possible where it is feasible.
The action would also take action by the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise and City Council before any specific program could be implemented. The Pennyrile Solid Waste Board will hold its regular meeting at noon in the board room at the Pennyrile Area Development District offices on Hammond Drive.