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Carrie Hernandez

A Paducah woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a truck from the parking lot of a local motel.

According to the Paducah Police Department, police recovered the stolen truck 25 minutes after it was reported missing and arrested 31-year-old Carrie Hernandez.

A man told police at 7:13 a.m. Thursday that his black 1989 GMC pickup truck had been stolen from the parking lot of a motel on Hinkleville Road.  He told police he suspected the thief was a woman whom he gave a ride to Wednesday evening.

Paducah Police Officer Dana Davie spotted the truck at 7:35 a.m. in the parking lot of a different motel on Joe Clifton Drive.

Hernandez was found driving the truck and arrested on a charge of unlawful taking. She is being held in the McCracken County Regional Jail.