Truck catches fire inside car wash, melts plexiglass portions of structure

Bowling Green fire fighters were called to Evolution Car Wash, 1520 Campbell Lane, today at 6:32 a.m.

Heavy black smoke was visible from about two miles away. When fire fighters arrived, a pick up truck inside the car wash lane was fully involved and it melted the plexiglass of the building that is made of plexiglass and steel, BGFD spokeswoman Marlee Boenig said.

Investigators remained on the scene this morning. No other information was available this morning.

The Bowling Green Fire Department was called to Evolution Car Wash, 1520 Campbell Lane, at 6:32 a.m. today.

Heavy black smoke was visible from about 2 miles away. Firefighters found a pickup truck inside the car wash lane that was fully engulfed in flames. The heat melted the Plexiglas walls, BGFD spokeswoman Marlee Boenig said.

Investigators remained on the scene this morning. No other information was available at press time.

Theft — Two people told the Bowling Green Police Department on Saturday that someone had broken into their storage building in the 200 block of Old Porter Pike and stolen $3,440 worth of clothing and home goods.

One of the owners said the storage building was secure Friday. On Saturday afternoon, he saw the door open, but thought his roommate had opened it.

At 11 p.m. Saturday, the owners returned to the storage building and saw that most of their belongings were gone. The case remains open. 

Gas theft — An employee of Minit Mart, 4455 Russellville Road, reported Friday that two drivers tampered with a diesel fuel pump, allowing them to take more gas than they paid for, according to city police records.

Between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 1 a.m. Oct. 30, two white tractor-trailers pulled into the gas station. One driver paid for 6.041 gallons of fuel at $3.659 dollars a gallon, equaling $22.10. His truck had a thin blue or red stripe on the tractor with a solid white trailer.

The other driver did not enter the store. He used a credit card at the pump to pay for 12.67 gallons of fuel totaling $46.37. A fuel inventory report showed on Oct. 30 that there was a 451-gallon deficiency totaling $1,650.21, records show.

Theft — An employee of Krystal, 2704 Scottsville Road, is accused of stealing an iPad left behind by a customer.

A customer reported Friday that he left his iPad valued at more than $700 inside the restaurant, and he electronically tracked it to the area of building B at Greenwood Villa Apartments, according to police records.

Surveillance video at the store shows employee Kia’Yetta Tooley, 20, 1500 Bryant Way Apt. B-10, taking the device, records show. Police talked to Tooley at her residence. She initially said she thought the device belonged to a friend of hers, but changed her story, records show. Tooley is charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000. She paid a $1,000 bond Monday and was released from Warren County Regional Jail, according to online jail records.

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