Hopkinsville Police say a local woman and a juvenile are facing charges connected to 20 vehicle break-ins that occurred over the weekend near Jennie Stuart Medical Center. The report says a 15-year old boy was seen fleeing the area around 6am Saturday, and when stopped by police, was in possession of a stolen credit card from the one of the cars, as well as change he latered admitted was stolen.
Officers say the investigation led them to 1525 Ferrell Street, where 20-year old Mary Elizabeth White allowed them into her apartment, which had several stolen items in plain sight. When officers attempted to handcuff White, she reportedly resisted and continually resisted as they took her from her apartment. White was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, obstructing government operations for not providing ID, disorderly conduct, unlawful transaction with a minor and wanton endangerment.
The juvenile was charged with receiving stolen property. Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the investigation revealed over 20 cars were raided and the one thing they had in common was they were not locked. He adds all cars in the same area that were locked did not get broken into. He says this is just another reason Police urge everyone to lock their cars at all times and to remove valuables that could be in plain sight.
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