A wreck involving a motorcycle in Todd County Thursday afternoon injured the biker.
Todd County Deputy Sheriff Drew DeGhetto says 53-year old George Gill of Guthrie Road was slowing down on his bike just before 2pm preparing to turn into his driveway near South Todd Elementary School. He used a hand-signal to tell traffic behind him that he was turning, but 21-year old Kyler Webb of Utah interpreted it as being waved around to make a pass.
Webb’s vehicle side-swiped the motorcycle, throwing Gill and his motorcycle to the pavement. Deputy DeGhetto says Gill was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville for treatment of some road rash. Webb went uninjured.
A significant burglary on Lafayette Road is under investigation by Hopkinsville Police.
Six thousand dollars worth of copper piping was stolen from Doyenne Constructors at 4200 Lafayette, according to the police report, which says the theft happened between 5pm Wednesday and 6am Thursday.
Jeffrey Kerby of the construction company told police that someone pried open a window at the structure and cut pipe off the walls and ceiling. No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A Clarksville man was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a wreck on Ashland City Road Thursday evening that allegedly involved the use of alcohol.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 42-year old David Edmonds of Clarksville was southbound on Ashland City Road around 5pm when he ran off the road and hit a mailbox.
The pickup flipped onto its roof, ejecting Edmonds, who was not wearing his seat belt. Edmonds was pinned between the truck’s top and the pavement and had to be cut from the wreckage.
He was flown to Vanderbilt, where he is listed in stable condition. Officer Jim Knoll says charges are pending against Edmonds, as police believe alcohol may have been a factor.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery on Park Avenue from Thursday morning.
The incident happened in the parking lot of Evergreen Park Apartments between midnight and 12:30, according to 20-year old Justin Gossett of Hopkinsville, who told police that he and another victim were approached by five black males with guns.
The alleged robbers took Gossett’s vehicle and both victims’ cell phones, with the vehicle later recovered. No named suspects are listed on the report.
The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be conducting essential training on a new weapons system next week.
Military officials say female engagement team soldiers will be testing out a new body armor system that’s designed to meet the needs of female soldiers on the battlefield.
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Officer, Major Michael Scott McCullough says it’s vital for soldiers to familiarize themselves with weapon systems so that they are prepared for any situation.