Elkton Police are investigating a violent home invasion that left a young woman tied up and her house ransacked.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says the incident happened between sometime between 8 and 9 this morning at 505 East Main Street. Chief Marklin says the male occupant of the home left and a suspect made his way inside through a window shortly after.
The suspect was reportedly surprised to find the man’s 19-year old wife at home when she caught him going through their possessions. The suspect, described as a white male standing between 5-10 and 6-feet tall, then tied the woman up and she remained that way for at least three hours.
Chief Marklin said the victim was not injured, but was obviously distraught over the incident. He said nothing appeared to be stolen, but that the suspect did significant damage to the residence while there.
The couple has only lived in the home for about two months, according to Chief Marklin, who believes the suspect may have been under the impression that a previous resident still lived there.
The suspect was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans and anyone who may have seen him or anything suspicious in that area is asked to call Todd County Dispatch at 270-265-2501. Callers can ask to report any tips anonymously if they wish to do so.
A Hopkinsville middle school student was arrested today for allegedly calling in a bomb threat on Monday.
Hopkinsville Police say the 12-year old female admitted to making the phone calls after she was brought in for questioning.
Police say through the course of investigation, they were able to determine that the juvenile suspect called Hopkinsville Middle School on Saturday, April 28th and left a message on two different phone lines and was retrieved when school was back in session on Monday.
The suspect is now charged with 1st degree terrorist threatening.
For the second time this year, a school building had to be evacuated after a bomb threat was made at a local school.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is reminding area residents to lock their doors and secure personal possessions in a safe location.
Hopkinsville Police responded to 124 burglaries since January and out of those 124 burglaries, 56 of those involved a residence, business or any type of building that was left unlocked.
Leaving a residence unsecured is an open invitation for a burglar and police are urging residents to get into the habit of making sure all windows and doors are locked at all times, especially when the home is not occupied.
Hopkinsville Police say it only takes a few minutes for a burglar to enter and exit a house or building when it’s unsecured and unoccupied.
Kentucky State Police continue to enforce the law and apprehend individuals caught breaking the law.
Last month, state troopers in post-2 arrested 33 impaired drivers, issued a total of 1,744 citations, including 652 speeding tickets and responded to 896 calls for service and assisted 161 stranded motorists.
State Police also opened 54 criminal cases, which resulted in 131 criminal arrests.
KSP reports there were three fatal wrecks, with two of the fatalities occurring in Hopkins County and occurring in Christian County and police say none of the victims were wearing their seatbelts.
State troopers assigned to the post-2 enforce the law in Hopkins, Christian, Caldwell, Crittenden, Webster, Muhlenberg and Todd Counties and will continue to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in those counties.
State Police say at these checkpoints, troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and will look for any other violations.
Former Secretary of State and retired four star General, Colin Powell is expected to travel to Fort Campbell later this month.
Powell will be meeting with local troops and their families as he signs hundreds of copies of his latest and best-selling novel, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership on Wednesday, May 30th from noon until 3 p.m. at the post-exchange building.
The book is being described as a powerful portrait of Powell as he recounts vivid experiences and lessons he learned throughout the years from his family and his military career.
Powell once served as a commander for the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 through 1993 and was the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.