Last month was a busy one for Kentucky State Police in the Post 2 District.
State Police arrested and charged 29 people with DUI, issued 1,095 speeding citations, opened 80 criminal cases and made 237 criminal arrests.
State Police also responded to 68 traffic wrecks, assisted 238 stranded motorists and issued a total of 2,651 citations.
State Police also reported that there were three fatal crashes in the Post 2 District last month with one of the fatal wrecks occurring in Crittenden County and two fatalities occurring in Hopkins County.
Police say two of the victims were not wearing their seat belts and one of the victims was a pedestrian.
The Clarksville Police Department is encouraging local residents interested in the inner workings of law enforcement to attend its next Citizens Police Academy.
Clarksville Police are now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy that scheduled to take place next month.
Police say the classes will begin September 18th and will conclude November 27th and all classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings.
Applications are available for pickup at police headquarters at 135 Commerce Street at the front window and on the department’s website at www.clarksvillepd.org.
For more information, contact Officer Joe Newman at 931-648-0656.
Combat operations have changed since the War on Terror first began a decade ago.
In previous years, entire combat brigades from across the country deployed to war torn countries like Afghanistan, and now under President Barack Obama’s troop draw down initiative, only a select number of soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan.
The 101st Airborne Division continues to play a vital role in the stabilization of Afghanistan and has sent advisor teams to help train up their Afghan counterparts.
Military officials say the advisor teams consists of a Brigade Commander, Battalion Commanders, Company Commanders and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers.
About 400 soldiers from the local post’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team are currently deployed in Afghanistan with Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick talking about the role of the 12-member teams over the next nine months.
Lieutenant Colonel Hedrick says he recently received information from command teams located throughout Afghanistan about the progress that’s being made in the mountainous country.
It didn’t take long for one of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week to be caught.
Arrested around 9:30 this morning at 910 West First Street was 39-year old James Leroy Ezell of Hopkinsville. He was arrested on several outstanding warrants. An anonymous tipster will receive a cash reward.
Police are still seeking 30-year old Declarence Ramsey, who’s wanted for parole violation. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the tips line at 887-TIPS.
Both females critically injured in a wreck involving a moped yesterday afternoon on North Main Street remain in Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson at the hospital says 16-year old Jasmine Lacquia of Hopkinsville has improved from critical to stable condition, while 20-year old Isabella Lacquia of Hopkinsville remains in critical condition.
Jasmine Lacquia was driving the moped on North Main around 4pm Tuesday when a vehicle driven by 20-year old Samantha Lamb of Hopkinsville turned into her path, causing both Jasmine and passenger Isabella to be thrown to the pavement.
Ms. Lamb went uninjured in the incident, which was reconstructed by Hopkinsville Police.