Three face charges after community college campus break-in


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - A security officer at West Kentucky Community College is being credited with stopping a crime in progress.

It happened just before 3:30 Monday morning on the college's campus.

Paducah Police tell Local 6 a security officer caught a man crawling out of a broken window and found an ATM on the ground outside the Anderson Building.  When police arrived, they arrested 22-year-old Patrick Tallent on a third degree burglary charge.

The security officer also reported seeing a red car leave the area around the time of the crime.

Officers found the car on North Friendship Road with two men inside.  After stopping and questioning 23-year-old Jason Blair and 34-year-old Joseanibal Cruze, police determined the two allegedly played a part in the burglary and decided to detain them.

Blair faces a complicity to third degree burglary charge, while Cruze faces third degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence charges.

All three were lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.