Hopkinsville Police have made an arrest in connection with a large-scale home burglary which occurred in Hunting Creek Sub-Division during the summer of 2010,and involved items belonging to former Hopkinsville City Councilman Dave Fernandez, including his 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible.
Charged with the illegal entry at 113 Hunting Creek Road on June 23rd, 2010, was 33-year old Michael McLendon of Hopkinsville, who is charged with theft in addition to burglary.
The warrant obtained by detective Randall Green notes that the burglar was seen departing the residence in Fernandez' 2004 Thunderbird, which was discovered abandoned the next day at Slate Run Apartments on Elm Street.
The house had been ransacked, with the warrant also listing two handguns as missing, with the total value of the items missing listed at more than 30 thousand dollars, though that only includes the vehicles.
The warrant also says that dna evidence tied McLendon to the vehicle and the residence.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on criminal abuse charges, after her child was allegedly found with severe wounds from beatings.
The arrest card for 23-year old Charmaine Luise Wilder of Hopkinsville says social workers called police to 12C Pennyrile Apartments. Detective Scott Raup determined that Wilder had used some sort of cable to beat her 7-year old child on the back, shoulders and arms.
The abuse reportedly left cuts and welts and there were also reportedly signs of older cuts consistent with the same type of abuse. The child was placed with another family member, for the time being and Wilder was charged with criminal abuse and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating an alleged sexual misconduct incident involving an 11-year old female.
According to Hopkinsville Police, the sexual misconduct allegedly occurred sometime between November 1st, 2011 and March 8th, 2012 while the 11-year-old female was attending Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Elementary School.
Police say the suspect is not employed by the Christian County Board of Education.
The case remains open and is being handled by Hopkinsville Police Detective Bert Finley. This is the same case previously reported on a few days ago, but HPD released new details for clarification.
Fort Campbell officials will continue their international, national job fairs tomorrow at the local post for area job seekers.
The local post’s Army Career and Alumni Program and the Army Community Service Family Employment Readiness Program will be hosting another job fair tomorrow.
According to post officials, over 55 national and international employers and over 60 local employers will be participating in the event.
Non-military visitors are required to enter Gate 4 to obtain a visitors pass.
The job fair is scheduled to take place tomorrow between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Cole Park Commons located on post.
For more information about the job fair contact 270-798-5000.
The United Way of the Pennyrile has announced the co-chairs who will head the 2012 annual fundraising campaign.
Appearing on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show, United Way Executive Director Jennifer Maddux said she is excited to have Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and his wife Henrietta as this year’s co-chairs.
Meanwhile, Ms. Maddux says the United Way is looking for volunteers to serve on panels next week that will consider requests for funding from the 22 agencies the organization serves.
The volunteers will devote about half a day to serving on a panel with two United Way Board members to agree on how much money will be allocated to each requesting agency.
Anyone wanting to serve should call the United Way at 886-8171 before the end of the day Friday.