Note: The following is only a record of arrests and law enforcement activity. Those listed are to be considered innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.

From the Princeton Police Department


2:04 P.M. Officers responded to Princeton Department of Publics on South Seminary Street. Director David Sullenger told officers the security fence had been damaged. Surveillance video showed a tractor trailer had backed into the fence, causing damage. The damage was estimated at $1,100. Investigation revealed the truck was owned by Dobson Trucking and the driver of the vehicle was James E Gilkinson, 56, Versailles. Contact was made with the driver by phone and he agreed to return. He was cited to appear in court on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

Investigation into a stolen vehicle from the Princeton Electric Plant Board has led to the arrest of a Cadiz man. On August 22, 2018, officers were called to the Plant Board in reference to a vehicle being stolen from the parking lot. Surveillance video led to the identification of suspect Adam C Schneider, 33, of Cadiz. Officers obtained an arrest warrant at that time, but were not able to locate Schneider. Schneider was arrested in Fayetteville, N.C., on Christian County warrants and extradited back to Kentucky by Hopkinsville PD. Hopkinsville PD also served him with the Caldwell County warrant charging him with TBUT $500 or more but U/$10,000.


3:41 P.M. Officers served Lyon and Marshall County bench warrants at the jail to Christopher L Clark, 36, Eddyville, charging him with Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear.

Investigation into thefts at local businesses has led to charges for a local woman. On July 28, officers responded to a theft complaint at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant on 62 West. The owner told officers that several vegetable plants were missing from the rear of the business. Surveillance video showed a female taking the plants and leaving in a Ford truck. It was later learned that items were stolen from the outside of Mrs. McLovett's Cupcakes and the Caldwell County Courthouse. The female was identified as 65-year-old Rebecca Merrick of Princeton. The items were recovered and returned to the victims. Merrick was charged with TBUT U/$500 (3 counts). She was cited to appear in court on August 12.

From the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office:

On July 31, at 8:48 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol on Hwy 902 E when he observed a four-wheeler traveling with the headlights not illuminated. Deputy Vincent activated sirens and lights. The vehicle did not make a stop, proceeding down a road and turning onto another road. Deputy Vincent followed the tracks and located a house in which Jeffrey C. Lewis, 24, of HWY E 902 , Fredonia admitted to be the driver; the driver then showed Deputy Vincent where the four-wheeler was in a field. Mr. Lewis was charged and arrested with all terrain vehicles violations and fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (motor vehicle). Mr. Lewis was lodged in the Caldwell Co Jail.

On August 4, at 11:41 p.m. Deputy Keith Suits arrested Jerrod Cooper, 28, of South Seminary Street, Princeton, on two Caldwell County warrants for Bond Violations. Cooper was lodged in the Caldwell Co Jail.