A man was arrested at around 2:40 p.m. Thursday while in the area of Moores Drive after he was reportedly caught attempting to steal car parts, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The report states Glen and Gary Hecker were working at Gary’s Repair on Greenville Road when they observed Wyatt F. Hulstrom, 22, Hopkinsville, attempting to remove car parts from vehicles on the lot with a Sawzall tool.

Hulstrom attempted to flee the area after being seen by the Heckers, but was caught at the corner of Grimes Avenue and Moores Drive, the report said.

Prior to being caught, Hulstrom allegedly removed the blade from the tool in an attempt to conceal or destroy evidence, according to the report.

Hulstrom was arrested shortly after. After being arrested, Hulstrom allegedly told police that he had thrown the blade of the tool in a grassy field at the corner of Grimes Avenue and Moores Drive and was later retrieved by officers.

Hulstrom was charged with tampering with physical evidence.

In other reports:

Keith Maxie, 30, Hopkinsville, was arrested at around 12:30 a.m. Friday while at East First and South Clay streets on charges of trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and rear license not illuminated following a traffic stop, according to an HPD report.

Clyde L. Hohn, 50, Centerville, Tennessee, was served a Christian County warrant at 1 p.m. Thursday while at the Christian County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to an HPD report. No details regarding the alleged crime were provided in the report.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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