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MVPD reports August 13, 2013

MVPD reports August 13, 2013


Dana E. Elad, 27, of Gambier was cited at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday for driving a vehicle with expired registration tags.

Jonathan Nash, 19, of Mount Vernon was charged at 12:50 a.m. on Monday for aiding and abetting a juvenile curfew violation.

William J. Grunder, 49, of Medina was cited at around 5:00 a.m. on Monday for driving under a suspended license and for driving with a disregard for public safety.  

Daphne A. Bowen, 25, of Howard was cited just after 9:00 a.m. on Monday for speeding (40 in a 25 mph zone).

Wade A. Ferrell, 33, of Mount Vernon was cited just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Jeremiah W. Mason, 31, of Mount Vernon was charged just after 3:00 a.m. on Monday with criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Ryan Jay Wilkinson, 28, of Mount Vernon was cited at around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday for improper backing.

Rachel Hays, 30, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday with disorderly conduct at Banana Joe’s.



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Just after midnight on Monday, officers responded to a domestic violence complaint at a residence on the 800-block of E. Vine Street.  Suspects were identified.

At around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, a victim reported that five garden gnomes were stolen from her residence on the 300-block of Kimberly Drive.  The gnomes have a combined estimated value of $400.00.

Just before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, a complainant reported a disturbance at a residence on the 700-block of E. Pleasant Street.  A suspect was charged with disorderly conduct.

KCSO reports August 5, 2013

KCSO Reports August 5, 2013,

At around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, a resident of the 10000-block of Yankee Street in Fredericktown reported that his home had been shot.    The victim told the deputy that, at around 3:00 p.m. last Saturday (7/27/13), he had heard a loud noise and thought that a fan had fallen upstairs.  Only a week later, did he realize that someone had shot a hole in a glass-door frame on the north side of his home.  The damage appeared to have been caused by a small-caliber rifle.  No suspect was identified.


Just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jeremiah Mason, 31, of Mount Vernon was arrested at Colonial City Lanes in Mount Vernon for an outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

At 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, a burglary was reported at a residence on the 400-block of Baldwin Drive in Howard.  While the owner and several other victims were out on a boat on Saturday, an unknown person or persons entered his residence and stole money from two wallets and two purses.  The basement screen door was closed, but not locked, and may have been the point of entry.  The victims did not realize the money was missing until the following day.

Several nearby houses in the area offered places where a suspect could have observed the victims leaving the residence but the complainant noted that he did not believe any of them to be involved.


At 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, Leonard D. Fulton, 25, of Newark turned himself in for an outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody without incident.


At around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, a victim reported that someone had pried open the door to his motor home parked at AAA Storage on Vernonview Drive.  The door and frame were damaged and the unknown person then opened several interior cabinets and drawers.  Several empty prescription pill bottles were recovered nearby and taken for possible fingerprints.  The victim was not certain what had been in the pill bottles.  Nothing else appeared to be missing.  Several other stored campers and trailers also appeared to have been forcefully entered.


At around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, another victim reported that his camper, stored at AAA Storage on Vernonview Drive in Mount Vernon, had been damaged by someone attempting to pry open the door.  Several other nearby campers and trailers had been damaged, entered, or both.  Some dust on a nearby trailer appeared to have been disturbed by fingers dragging across the surface but no prints were found at the scene.

Feeney hired as KCSO detective

MOUNT VERNON - Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer has announced the hiring of Craig Feeney to fill a vacancy in the Detective Division. Shaffer said, "Craig’s years of service as a police officer and detective will allow him to fulfill a need that we have, and to step in and begin work immediately. Detective Feeney’s duties will include assisting patrol officers, conducting investigations with our other detectives, and working with other agencies."


Shaffer continued, "Detective Feeney says that he has enjoyed his service with the Mount Vernon Police Department. He will miss his co-workers and the times that they have had together. Fortunately both agencies work a lot of cases involving the same people so he looks forward to maintaining those relationships. This was a decision that took a lot of thought, but he is excited to be a member of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and have the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and expand his area of operations."




Storm grate thief hits Cougar Drive

MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon police report three storm grates were stolen from Cougar Drive sometime over the past weekend.  The metal grates are valued at over $1100. Earlier this year several other grates were stolen in Mount Vernon and Gambier. 

Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film – or on memory card in this digital age – can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2013 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Deadline extended to Aug. 16, 2013.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Photographs taken between Aug. 1, 2012, and Aug. 16, 2013, in and around the Lake Erie watershed can be submitted to the OLEC through Aug. 16, 2013.

Winning photographs will be displayed at various events and through OLEC social media. The photographs may also be used in commission publications to promote Lake Erie.

To enter, send a CD with the electronic image file and a completed entry form to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, 111 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870. Entry forms are available at http://lakeerie.ohio.gov. Participants also may submit images and electronic form via email to lakeeriecommission@lakeerie.ohio.gov. Submissions must be the original work of the photographer. Black and white and color photographs will be accepted. Digitally altered photos will not be accepted.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie’s natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promoting economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency serves as the commission’s chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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