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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio


Knox County Law Enforcement reports Aug. 28, 2015


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Disturbance on S. Main St.
Fire report on Mill St.
Disturbance on S. Main St.



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At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to a report of the theft of several items—including tanning lotion, perfume, and approximately $5.00 in change—from a residence on the 000-block of Wooster Road.
At 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, an officer collected a red bicycle found on the 000-block of Denison Street.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, a victim reported the theft of a check—in the amount of $2000.00—by mail.
At 6:10 p.m. on Thursday, a resident reported that her wallet—including three credit cards and a drivers license—had gone missing…possiblyat Wal-Mart. An officer later spoke to her about the details.
At 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, a resident reported that he had found a syringe in the entrance of Prestress on Howard Street. An officer collected it for safe disposal.

Knox County Law Enforcement reports Aug. 27, 201




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Just after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, a female suspect was reported trespassing at Kroger.
At 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer responded to a shoplifting incident at Kroger involving a bottle of vodka valued at $4.26. A suspect was identified.
At 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Dollar General on Coshocton Avenue. A suspect was identified and a background check resulted in an arrest on an outstanding warrant.


Arrests and Charges:

Andrew Schuster, 26, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 1:05 a.m. on Wednesday for having weapons while under disability.


At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Deborah A. Ladig, 63, of Mount Vernon backed her 2006 Ford 500 out of a space in the Wendy’s parking lot on S. Main Street and struck a 2007 Chevy Avalon, driven by Hazel M. Poe, 65, of Mount Vernon, which was passing through the lot.


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Fraud on Ottawa Ave.
Assisted the Mt. Vernon Police Dept. with an investigation on Watson St.
Suspicious person on Grant St.
Suspicious person on Ebersole Ave.
Telephone harassment complaint on Watson St.

MV street sweeping schedule announced for next week

MOUNT VERNON - The Street Department resumes street sweeping next week. The department is asking cooperation from residents in having their vehicles moved on the day their street is scheduled for sweeping. Next week’s schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 2:

  • West High Street (West City limit to Mulberry Street)
  • West Vine Street (Fountain Street to Mulberry Street)

Thursday, September 3rd:

  • East High Street (Gay Street to Stevens Street)
  • East Vine Street (Gay Street to Edgewood Road)

Friday, September 4th: Downtown areas - early a.m.

McKenzie Street to be closed due to house demolition

MOUNT VERNON - The City of Mount Vernon has announced McKenzie Street between Ohio Avenue and Gambier Street will be closed beginning on Friday, August 28th for two weeks.  During that time crews will demolish the house at 200 East Gambier.  The structure was heavily damaged by fire in November of last year.  

Disaster exercise conducted in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON - Knox County officials got an idea of how well local emergency workers in the county will respond to a natural disaster with a hazardous materials emergency, when theystaged the annual disaster exercise Tuesday.

Knox County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Knox County Emergency Management sponsored the exercise, which involved police and fire departments, emergency medical teams, and Knox Community Hospital, as well as Central Ohio Farmer Co-Op's own industrial emergency team, reacting to a simulated release of hazardous materials.

The LEPC intentionally simulated a much larger incident than possible to ensure that all facets of the County's plan could be practiced and evaluated. The Central Ohio Farmer Co-Op volunteered for the hazardous materials site so they could also evaluate their response if an emergency were to occur at their facility. Door hangers were placed on houses surrounding the Central Ohio Farmer Co-Op to alert residents that there may be increased local First Responder Traffic, as well as simulated smoke in and around the COFC.

County EMA Director Mark Maxwell said "I think the drill went very well. I think we all learned a great deal and identified areas where we can continue to improve."

Aerial video shot by Ed Sims of the exercise was posted to Facebook.  See the video at this link: 


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