TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Hopkins County Criminal Mischief Incident
(Hopkins County, KY) - On February 23, 2004 at approximately 0555 hours, Tpr. Shane Fowler responded to a complaint of criminal mischief. The location of the complaint was on KY 70 East approximately ½ mile west of the Muhlenberg County line.
Upon arriving, Tpr. Fowler discovered that someone(s) had shot a Kentucky Utilities transformer with a firearm. The transformer that was shot is valued at $15,000 dollars. The transformer contained 225 gallons of oil that had spilled on the ground when it was shot. The estimated cleanup of the oil is $125,000 dollars.
The Kentucky State Police are requesting that anyone with information regarding this case contact them at 1-270-676-3313 or toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Tpr. Shane Fowler is the case officer. The investigation is continuing.