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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

Law Enforcement

Knox County law reports Nov. 2, 2016

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Accidents


On 11/1/16, Michael Diaz was traveling northbound on N.Sandusky St. when his vehicle struck an unoccupied parked vehicle.


On 11/1/16, Nathan Dunaway and Stephanie M. Travis were traveling southbound on S. Main St.. Travis slowed for traffic and was struck in the rear by Dunaway.


On 11/1/16, While traveling westbound on Mount Vernon Ave, Alexander J. Diehl struck the rear end of Sandra Helman. who was stationery while attempting to make a left turn onto Cougar Dr. Helman was transported to KCH by medic 492.

Incidents

On 11/1/16, officers were dispatched to the area of Blackjack Road Extension. To assist Ohio State Highway Patrol with an injured deer call. Upon arrival, officers located the deer on the south side of the roadway. The deer was alive but injured. The deer was dispatched by an officer with his service pistol.


On 10/312/16, an act of vandalism was reported to the MVPD.


On 11/1/16, an officer found an individual in Moundview Cemetery. Officer smelled the odor of raw marijuana in the car. The officer asked the individual about it and she stated she had drug paraphernalia and marijuana. After a search of the car, the marijuana was found. A summons was issued and the individual was released.

Arrests/charges/citations

On 11/1/16,  Cody Wirth, 23, Howard, was cited for running a stop sign.

On 11/1/16,  Michael Diaz, 39, Newark, was cited for failure to control.

On 11/1/16,  Nathan Dunaway, 32, E. Burgess St. was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

On 11/1/16,  a minor was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

On 11/1/16, Matthew Lybarger, 21, Carson Rd. was cited for failure to yield when driving onto a roadway.

On 11/1/16, Karen Fulks, 62, Howard was cited for expired or unlawful license plates.



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On 11/1/16, officer spoke to a complainant in Centerburg who advised that unknown person(s) had used her Social Security number and other personal information to open an account with Fingerhut, then purchase a cell phone and a pair of shoes. She advised she has never had an account with Fingerhut.

Complainant was advised to call the Social Security Administration and a credit card fraud service to report what happened. A report was made to document the incident.


On 11/1/16, officer was dispatched to Peoples Bank on the report of a counterfeit $20 bill.


On 11/1/16, officer spoke with complainant who advised a water main break had damaged his residence. The officer viewed the damage. The carpet was soaked along with ther sub flooring. Complainant advised this had also happened about a year ago. Complainant advised he wanted the incident documented for insurance purposes.


FPD

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911 hang up call on High St. Ext.

Animal related complaint on E. College St.

Ryan P. Sheehan, Gambier, citation for expired registration

Knox County law reports August 25, 2016

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Assisted the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Netherlands Rd.
Chad L. Stroud, Fredericktown, arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Juvenile related complaint on Stadium Dr.
Disturbance on S. Main St.
Solicitation complaint on S. Edgehill Dr.
Assisted the Mt. Vernon Police Department on S. Main St.

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Disturbance on S. Main St.
Animal related complaint on Ottawa Ave.
Vehicle unlock on Green Valley Rd.
Vandalism on W. College St.
Suspicious person on Long St.
Assisted the fire department on N. Main St.
 

 
 

Knox County law reports July 6, 2016

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Fredericktown PD logoDisturbance on S. Main St.
911 hang up call on E. College St.
Assisted the Sheriff’s Office on Zolman Rd.
Disturbance on S. Main St.
Found property (2 cell phones) on N. Main St.
Vandalism on Miami Ave.
Telecommunications harassment on E. College St.
James W. Johnson, Fredericktown, citation for driving under suspension.
Lisa L. Kauffman, Johnstown, citation for speed.
 

MVPD

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Steven Miller, 28, of Howard was arrested at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, for assault.
Nicole Wheeler, 28, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 5:30 a.m. on Friday for theft and for criminal trespassing.
Jeremiah O’Neil, 29, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 8:00 p.m. on Friday on an outstanding warrant.
Misty Christine, 32, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday on an outstanding warrant.
Lou Cinda Smith, 55, of Marengo was arrested at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday on an outstanding warrant.
Amanda Eberhart, 21, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday on an outstanding warrant.
Dusty Serio, 36, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday for disorderly conduct.
Daniel Walton, 23, of Howard was arrested at 4:20 a.m. on Monday for persisting disorderly conduct.
Timothy Mongitore, 25, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 12:25 p.m. on Monday for domestic violence..
Brandy Butcher, 38, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday on an outstanding warrant.
Marinda Rittenhouse, 31, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday for a probation violation.
Kevin Kildow, 25, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday for theft and for a probation violation.
    
Traffic Citations
Todd Holzman, 58, of Solon was arrested at 5:25 p.m. last Saturday (6/25) for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Trenton Hagans, 23, of Bladensburg was cited at 2:20 p.m. on Friday for failing to yield when entering the roadway.
Quniton Blair, 41, of Mount Vernon was cited at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday for driving under a suspended license.
Verna Adkins, 61, of Mount Vernon was cited at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday for operating a vehicle while under the influence.
Mason Chapman, 20, of Brinkhaven was cited at 2:55 a.m. on Saturday for driving under a suspended license.
Marchell Wilkinson, 47, of Mount Vernon was cited at 7:35 a.m. on Saturday for driving under a suspended license.
Jadriana Fowler, 19, of Lexington was cited at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday for starting and backing without insuring it was safe to do so and for failing to stop after a crash on the street.
Tawni Osterman, 34, of Mount Vernon was cited at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday for driving under suspended license.
John Sylvia, 53 of Mansfield was cited at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday for running a red-light.
Autumn Teeters, 22, of Utica was cited at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday for driving under a suspended license.
Brandon Lang, 21, of Mount Vernon was cited at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday for operating a vehicle without a license.
Joshua White, 28, of Circleville was cited at 11:35 a.m. on Monday for running a red-light.
Tracey Miller, 47, of Ashley was cited at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday for driving under a suspended license.
Angel Campos, 36, of Hamilton was cited at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday for operating a vehicle without a license.
Gregory Dennis, 19, Mount Vernon was cited at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Accidents:
At 2:20 p.m. on Friday, Angela J. Van Winkle, 53, of Mount Vernon was in her 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer heading westbound on E. Chestnut Street.  Trenton J. Hagans, 23, of Bladensburg was immediately behind him in his 2004 Ford Ranger.  When Van Winkle stopped for traffic just past McKenzie Street, Hagans followed suit but his foot slipped off the clutch and he rear-ended Van Winkle’s vehicle.  Hagans was cited for the incident.
At 11:35 a.m. on Monday, Joshua S. White, 28, of Circleville was heading southbound on S. Main Street in his 2006 BMW.  Dean R. Simmons, 71, of Fredericktown was heading eastbound on E. Gambier Street in his Mercury Marquis.   At the intersection of those streets, White failed to stop at the red-light and collided with Simmons’s vehicle.  White was cited for the incident.

Incidents:
At 4:15 p.m. on Friday, a victim reported the theft of a window air-conditioner from a residence on the 100-block of N. Mechanic Street.  A suspect was identified.  Three syringe caps, a glass pipe with burnt residue, two small bags with white residue, and a small bag containing a clear crystal substance were collected as evidence.
At 8:10 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a reported assault at a residence on the 600-block of W. Vine Street.
At 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance at a residence on the 200-block of Cottage Street.  A suspect was identified and a summons was issued for disorderly conduct.
At 12:25 p.m. on Monday, officers were dispatched to an apartment on the 300-block of E. Ohio Avenue on a report of domestic violence.  A suspect, Timothy Mongitore, was arrested and charged.
At 6:20 p.m. on Monday, a victim reported the theft of a Hayward pool pump and filtration system from a residence on the 600-block of N. McKenzie Street.

Marijuana grow operations found in aerial search

MOUNT VERNON – Members of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, Adult Parole Authority, and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification Thursday conducted an aerial sweep of Knox County for marijuana grow operations.  Information for the grow locations came from several sources including Fredericktown Police, Danville Police, Mount Vernon P.D., the Sheriff’s Office, and citizens of Knox County.

According to KCSO Captain Jay Sheffer the
operation was made possible by BCI&I as they covered the cost of the helicopter rental.
The day long operation yielded 231 marijuana plants pulled from various grow locations in the county. The plants varied from about one foot tall to close to six feet tall.

No charges have been filed for any of the locations. Sheffer says this due to the fact that most individuals growing the marijuana trespass on the property of others to plant the crop.

In a news release Sheffer said, “We encourage all citizens to act on their instincts and call in and report suspicious activity they observe. The Homeland Security saying is “See something, Say something.” If this is done as a whole we can better police our community.”

MVPD now equipped with body cameras

By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor

MOUNT  VERNON  -  MVPD officers will now be equipped with body cameras thanks to a private donation. Chief Roger Monroe tells KnoxPages.com that use of the cameras began on Thursday. All officers on patrol and the school resource officer will have them at all times. Detectives will wear then as needed.

Chief Monroe said, “The biggest benefit is documentation of the event. This should also decrease complaints against officers and should there be a complaint the citizens will be able to see a replay of actual events. These will not be on 24/7 the officers have some discretion as when not to have the cameras on. They just have to document why it was not on. This is just another tool to help serve and protect both our officers and citizens.”

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