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Rolling Pin expected to remain closed all week after hit-and-run, suspect charged

December 29, 2020 | 12:10 am

Updated December 29, 2020 | 12:27 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

Rolling Pin Pastry Shop is expected to be closed through at least the end of the week because of the damage sustained after a driver crashed into the building on Christmas Eve, according to a social media post Monday. There were no injuries from the incident, and the driver was charged with leaving the scene.

On Monday evening, officials with Rolling Pin wrote in a Facebook post:

“Quick Update: We will remain closed thru the week until further notice. We are proceeding forward with getting things back on track as quick as possible. However some items are out of our hands. As of now it’s looking like at a minimum we will be closed thru the week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

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West Crabtree, who along with Thomas Gordon bought Rolling Pin last year, said the building “took a significant hit that has compromised part of the production area.”

On Thursday, a vehicle struck the front side of Rolling Pin just before 5 p.m., tearing down part of the wall and breaking some of the windows before leaving the scene. 

According to reports, 30-year-old Owensboro man Jeremy A. Anthony told police he lost control of his vehicle and struck the building. He also acknowledged he left the scene and went to his residence a few blocks away.

Anthony was charged Thursday night with fleeing the scene of an accident, according to the Owensboro Police Department.

Rolling Pin employee Jordan Saalwaechter said on Thursday he was the only person inside the building at the time of the incident. He said a customer had just arrived to pick up the last order and witnessed the crash from the parking lot.

By 9 p.m. Thursday, a temporary board was installed by Disaster Team, Inc., to cover the damaged area of Rolling Pin’s front wall. According to a Facebook post from Disaster Team, “One of Owensboro’s most iconic businesses needed our help, so we rushed to the call!”

December 29, 2020 | 12:10 am

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