Man arrested for breaking vehicle windows in mall area

Paducah window breaking suspect

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - The man wanted for breaking the windows of vehicles in Paducah has been arrested.

Jeremy P. Hemmings, 42 of Evansville, Indiana, was arrested in Marshall County on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Hemmings was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, fraudulent use of a credit card (more than $500) and felony theft by unlawful taking (contents of a vehicle).

On Sunday, Nov. 24, Paducah Police took four reports of windows broken out of vehicles near the Kentucky Oaks Mall.

The reports came from victims at the Cracker Barrel, Dicks’s Sporting Goods, Cinemark Theaters and Texas Roadhouse.

The victims at Cracker Barrel and Dick’s Sporting Goods told police that their purses were stolen out of their vehicles.

Police later learned that a debit card stolen from one of the purses was used at a nearby convenience store and another store. An image of the suspect was captured on one of the store’s surveillance cameras.

Police are reminding citizens, especially holiday shoppers, to hide valuables in vehicles from view or to remove them completely.

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