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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.”

Knox County Law Enforcement reports June 3, 2016


Arrests and Charges:mvpd patch logo
Carl Wells, 34, of Mount Vernon was arrested at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday on an outstanding warrant.

Traffic Citations:
April Young, 31, of Mount Vernon was cited at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday for operating a vehicle without a license and for making an illegal turn at an intersection.

At 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April Rose Young, 31, of Mount Vernon was traveling southbound in the right-lane of N. Mulberry Street in her 1993 Ford Tempo. Annika U. Lester, 41, of Mount Vernon was also heading southbound on N. Mulberry Street in her 2014 Ford Fusion but was in the left-lane. Young attempted to turn left onto W. Sugar Street and struck Lester’s vehicle. Young was cited for the incident.

At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a structure fire on the 200-block of Shirley Avenue. An investigation remains ongoing.
At 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported the theft of several items—including several credit cards—from an unlocked vehicle parked overnight outside a residence on the 700-block of W. High Street.
At 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported the theft of a dual-screen DVD-player from a vehicle parked overnight at a residence on the 900-block of W. High Street.
At 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported that her wallet was stolen while she shopped at the Wal-Mart.

KCSO looking for suspects they say passed bad checks

MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify two suspects involved in cashing fraudulent checks at the Killbuck Bank locations in Howard and Danville on Tuesday May 24, 2016 around 3:00pm. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Scott Baker or Detective James Ferenbaugh at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office 740-397-3333.

bank robbery suspects May 2016

Surveillance photos submitted by the Knox County Sheriff's Office

Three sentenced on felonies for OVI, Cocaine and Heroin possession

MOUNT VERNON – Three defendants were sentenced Friday by Judge Otho Eyster in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas.

Terry T. Barker, 35, of Columbus, was sentenced for Possession of Cocaine, a third-degree felony, and Possession of Heroin, a fourth-degree felony. Barker was charged as the result of a traffic stop. Barker will serve 30 months of mandatory time for the possession of cocaine, and 17 months concurrently for the possession of heroin. Barker has previously been convicted for multiple counts of possession of drugs, weapons under disability, and trafficking in surrounding counties.

William A. Lemaster, 45, of Centerburg, was resentenced for OVI after violating the conditions of his community control. This was Lemaster’s sixth drunk driving conviction in twenty years. He was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay court costs.

Dane E. Ferenbaugh, 34, of Fredericktown, was sentenced for Possession of Heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Ferenbaugh was given three years of community control, a six month license suspension. He must also get a drug and alcohol assessment and submit to drug and alcohol use monitoring. Eleven months of prison has been suspended.

Knox County Law Enforcement reports May 23, 2016


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Suspicious vehicle on N. Main St.
Tara D. Burkey, Mt. Gilead, citation for speed.

Animal related complaint on S. Edgehill Dr.
911 hang up call on W. Mound St.
Assisted the squad on S. Main St.

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