Hopkinsville Police Department

  • Agency: Hopkinsville Police Department
  • Address: 101 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, 42240 KY
  • Chief: Colonel Guy Howie (Chief of Police)
Phone: (270) 890-1500
Fax: (270) 890-1513

Hopkinsville Police Department is located at 101 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, 42240 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Colonel Guy Howie. The Hopkinsville Police Department phone number is (270) 890-1500.

Hopkinsville Police Department News

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Burglarizing a Fowler Avenue Home On October 21, 2017, we responded to a burglary at a home on South Fowler Avenue. After we arrived we discovered 25 year old Amber Nichole Hill had unlawfully entered the Fowler Avenue home through an unsecured window. Once inside the home, Hill ransacked the house and prepared items to steal from the residence, however Hill was located hiding inside the house before she could leave with any of the property. Hill was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Hopkinsville Man Arrested for Burglary of Convenience Store On October 19, 2017, Arby Kimble allegedly broke into the Marathon convenience store on North Main Street, after business hours, by throwing a large rock through the front glass door. Once inside, Kimble removed several packs of Newport cigarettes from the store. Kimble was identified on the stores surveillance video by one of our detectives, who located Kimble on October 20th and took him into custody. Kimble was charged with 3rd Degree Burglary and lodged in the Christian County Jail.

After the stuffed animal toy drive we did earlier this month at PetSmart, we were able to donate 100 of those stuffed animals to Sanctuary Inc. We want to thank PetSmart and all of you that donated to this stuffed animal toy drive.

Burglary Prevention Tip of the Week: "Install bright outdoor lighting with motion detection." Outdoor home security lighting is probably one of the most important safety features your home should possess. Burglars love the dark. They don't want to be seen by neighbors or passerby's, so blending in with the dark is what they do best. When you add different types of home security lighting to the outside of your home, you are discouraging burglars from choosing your home as a potential break-in. Motion sensors are the most popular security addition for a home's exterior lighting. These types of lights should be installed near the front porch, above the garage door, and on the back porch/deck area. This type of home security lighting will notify you if someone is on your property when the lights go on because they detect movement. This should help deter anyone uninviting on your property. The Hopkinsville Police Department is calling on community members for their assistance in making Hopkinsville a safer place to live. Please follow this simple burglary prevention tip, become pro-active and help make neighborhoods safer with us.

Recently one of our officers was having lunch at Panera Bread when Beth and Marty Calvert of Calvert Electric picked up the officers tab. A big "THANK YOU" to Beth and Marty for your generosity.

Alleged Circle K Robbery Suspects Arrested Yesterday we arrested two people for their alleged involvement in the recent Circle K convenience store robberies. 18 year old Tequan M. Owen and 18 year old Juandez Bussell, both of Hopkinsville, were arrested on the strength of 1st Degree Robbery warrants. The warrant states on October 4, 2017, Owen, in complicity with Bussell, robbed the Circle K on Lafayette Road at gunpoint and left with cash. Bussell acted as the lookout, while Owen went into the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The warrant goes on to state that Owen and Bussell also robbed the Circle K on Russellville Road the day before. Bussell was also arrested on a separate 1st Degree Robbery warrant for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery of a man on Kenwood Drive on August 24, 2017. Both were lodged in the Christian County Jail.

To the anonymous person that bought lunch for our detectives today at El Bracero, they want to say "Thank You!"

Burglary Prevention Tip of the Week: "Always lock your doors, windows, and close your blinds before you leave your home." Sometimes the best answer on how to keep a burglar out of your home is also the most obvious one. When it comes to keeping burglars out of your home, the basics make the biggest difference: Lock your doors and windows. A significant percentage of home break-ins happen without the use of force. That means a lot of people are leaving their houses without locking their doors and windows. The most common time of day for burglaries is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please make sure your home is secure every time before you leave. The Hopkinsville Police Department is calling on community members for their assistance in making Hopkinsville a safer place to live. Please follow this simple burglary prevention tip, become pro-active and help make neighborhoods safer with us.

On October 13, 2017, we responded to a burglary in progress at an apartment in the 100 block of Koffman Drive. When we arrived the suspect had already fled the scene. We received another call approximately one hour later of a suspicious person in the 3200 block of Lafayette Road matching the description of the Koffman Drive burglary suspect. When we arrived on Lafayette Road we identified the alleged burglary suspect as 31 year old Zachery Adam Sajdyk, of Hopkinsville, and he was carrying a concealed fixed blade knife on his person. Sajdyk admitted to entering the Koffman Drive apartment. A search of his belongings, that he had left inside the apartment after he unlawfully entered it, allegedly revealed various drug paraphernalia. Sajdyk was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Hopkinsville Man Arrested for Burglary On October 11, 2017, we arrested 55 year old Leslie Russell Burney Sr. on the strength of a 2nd Degree Burglary warrant. The warrant states on September 23, 2017, Burney allegedly broke into a Waddell Circle home and assaulted the home owner. In addition to burglary, Burney was also charged with 4th Degree Assault. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Crime Stoppers is asking for help in identifying the person responsible for robbing the Circle K convenience stores on Russellville Road and Lafayette Road. During the early morning hours of October 3rd, the Circle K on Russellville Road was robbed at gunpoint and then during the early morning hours of October 4th, the Circle K on Lafayette Road was also robbed at gunpoint. The suspect in both robberies is believed to be the same person and he is described as a black male standing between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a slim build. If you know the person responsible for these robberies then Crime Stoppers has cash waiting for you. Pick up your phone and call the tips line at 270-887-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward. And remember Crime Stopppers will never ask your name and you will not have to appear in court. To submit an anonymous tip through text message, send the text to “CRIMES” (274637) and enter hpdtip in the text, followed by the tip information.

We want to thank the kids and staff of Small Steps of Faith for coming to the police department today to visit with our officers and tour our headquarters and dispatch center.

We want to thank the ladies representing "Cookies for a Cop" for stopping by the police department today and bringing dozens and dozens of cookies for us to enjoy. #sweetkindness

The two vehicles in this video clip are possible vehicles of interest in the robbery of the Circle K convenience store on Lafayette Road, which occurred at approximately 4:45 am on October 4th. If you know the owner of either of these vehicles, please call Detective Shannon Wells at 270-890-1534.

We want to thank everyone that came out to PetSmart on Saturday and helped fill our cruiser with $5 PetSmart purchased stuffed animals. We will get the stuffed animals to children in need and PetSmart will donate 10% of the money to a local pet adoption partner. Here are some of the PetSmart shoppers that helped fill our cruiser with over 230 stuffed animals. Thanks again.

Burglary Prevention Tip of the Week: "Before you leave your home, assure your garage door is locked." One very common form of home burglary is from open garage doors. Most homeowners fail to realize that many thieves drive or walk around looking for open garage doors from which they can help themselves to the contents. Always keep your garage door closed, even if you are only away from the garage for a few minutes. Many people think they don't have to worry about thieves in their neighborhood because it’s a safe neighborhood, but that’s exactly where thieves go to steal. The Hopkinsville Police Department is calling on community members for their assistance in making Hopkinsville a safer place to live. Please follow this simple burglary prevention tip, become pro-active and help make neighborhoods safer with us.

Scammers Posing as the Office of the Attorney General (Fake letter claims tax payment is required in order to collect prize money) Today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Attorney General issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians of a prize scam circulating that uses the Office of the Attorney General to try and scare Kentuckians into sending money over wire transfer. The Attorney General’s office was contacted today after a Louisville resident received what appeared to be a letter from the Office of the Attorney General, which included an official looking seal, a photo of the attorney general and a fake signature, asking for state tax payment on a $5.5 million prize the resident allegedly won from “American Family Publishers.” The letter specifically states that the “Money Monetary Law” applies to legal citizens who reside in Kentucky and receive a lump sum payment equal to or greater than $500,000 and instructed the resident to wire transfer $10,000 to an unknown bank account. The resident responded by transferring the money. However, there is no “Money Monetary Law” in Kentucky that requires both the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Attorney General to work together to collect state income taxes for prize winnings, as the letter claims. The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is actively working to recover the funds, and is warning all Kentuckians to be on the lookout for this scam. The Attorney General said the best way to identify a prize scam is to know that legitimate sweepstakes do not make you pay a fee in order to win, and that includes paying taxes and shipping or processing fees. “The fact that these scammers are impersonating the very office working to shut them down is beyond belief and shows the extent they are willing to go to scam Kentuckians,” said the Attorney General. “My office is working hard to find those behind this scam and every other scam that families and seniors are faced with every day. I would ask everyone to please reach out to my office on any questionable materials they receive, and to not take any action until you do.” To report a scam to the Office of the Attorney General, dial 888-432-9257 or file a consumer complaint online. To stay up to date on new and trending scams Kentuckians should sign up to receive Scam Alerts from the Office of the Attorney General. To enroll, text the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311), or enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.

Our K-9 Teams Compete in K-9 Olympics Recently members of our K-9 Unit competed in the 2017 K-9 Olympics hosted by American Working Dogs in Denver, Indiana. Our K-9 Teams competed against 100 competitors from across the United States and 5 different countries. They were judged in areas of Narcotic Detection, Criminal Apprehension, and Obedience. As a unit, our K-9’s placed in the top 10 Best Teams for Narcotic Detection. In specific, Officer Timothy Merrick and his K-9 partner Bowy received special recognition for placing 1st in Warehouse Narcotic Detection, 3rd place in Narcotic Building Detection, and 3rd place in Hogan’s Alley, which is a scenario that tests the team’s ability to transition from Narcotic Detection to Search and Rescue to Criminal Apprehension in a short period of time. Whether locating a large amount of narcotics in a vehicle, tracking and apprehending a fleeing suspect, or searching for a missing child, our K-9 Units remain an invaluable part in our obligation and mission to keep our community safe. Congratulations to all of our K-9 Teams.

We want to thank the Hannu family for bringing homemade cookies to the police department this afternoon for our officers, dispatchers, and staff to enjoy.

In this Throwback Thursday photo, this is what we looked like back when you were listening to Culture Club on the radio, putting quarter after quarter into the Ms. Pac-Man machine, carrying around your Cabbage Patch Doll, and watching Michael Jackson on M-TV when M-TV was actually M-TV. Enjoy!

Yesterday two of our officers were having lunch at Chick-fil-A when two very nice ladies bought our officers some cookies. The ladies were helping Chick-fil-A with their Cookie Throwdown competition against Chick-fil-A in Clarksville, but they also knew the next best thing a cop likes to eat, besides donuts, is cookies. Thanks ladies. Our officers were very grateful.

Please make plans to join us at PetSmart this Saturday, October 7th from noon until 4:00 pm and help us fill one of our patrol cars with Chance, Lucky, and Hope stuffed animals. Each stuffed animal costs $5 and PetSmart will be donating 10% of each one sold to PetSmart Charities in order to help needy pets and each one of the donated stuffed animals, to fill our cruiser, will go to children in need that our officers encounter. If you don’t mind sharing this post with your friends, we would be thankful.

Cherry Street Robbery Suspect Arrested We arrested 24 year old Dominique Demarco Robinson, of Hopkinsville, on October 4, 2017, on the strength of a 1st Degree Robbery warrant. Robinson allegedly robbed a man while he was outside of his home on Cherry Street on September 30, 2017. The warrant states Robinson approached the victim, who had just come outside of his home, brandished a handgun and demanded money and anything the victim had on him. The victim advised he did not have anything on him - even his debit card was in his house. Robinson ordered the victim into his house and had the victim give him his debit card. Robinson is seen on video at Max Fuel convenience store approximately 7 minutes later attempting to use the victim's debit card. Robinson used the stolen debit card at Burger King restaurant in Hopkinsville and Clarksville, TN. In addition to 1st Degree Robbery, Robinson was also charged with 4th Degree Unlawful Access To Computer and Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Circle K Robbery Suspect This is a video surveillance still photo of the male that robbed the Circle K on Lafayette Road earlier this morning as he was outside in front of the store. If you know his identity, please call Detective Randall Greene at 270-890-1517. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for information that leads to his arrest. You can call Crime Stoppers at 270-887-TIPS (8477). To submit an anonymous tip through text message, send the text to “CRIMES” (274637) and then enter hpdtip in the text, followed by the tip information.