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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

Incidents:

At 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, a Taco Bell employee reported the receipt of a fake $20 bill and two fake $10 bills.


At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a victim reported that someone had stolen the battery from her vehicle while it was parked overnight on Monday on the 1000-block of Beech Street. Her vehicle had been left unlocked and the victim noted that “there’s a lot of people that would do this” to her. She provided the names of potential suspects but acknowledged that she had no proof at this time.

 

Just before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, an employee of the Knox Learning Center requested an officer regarding recovered medication—including several tablets of Atenolol. A suspect was identified.
At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a victim reported that his 2000 Ford 250 pick-up had been stolen at the Moose Lodge on W. High Street. A suspect was identified.

 

Traffic Citations:
James Carraway, 23, of Mount Vernon was cited at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday for failing to assure a clear driving distance ahead, for failing to stop after a crash on the street, and for failing to transfer his vehicle registration.

Accidents:
At 6:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Aaron J. Robertson, 20, of Williamsville, NY was heading northbound on S. Main Street in his 2013 Toyota Corolla. He attempted to change from the right lane to the left and, in the process, he pulled into the path of a dump truck driven by Kevin W. Scott, 49, of Mount Vernon. Scott then struck Robertson’s vehicle.
At 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Mari E. Young, 46, of Mount Vernon was heading southbound on S. Main Street in his 2003 Ford Explorer. He stopped for traffic at the Howard Street intersection and was rear-ended by a 2005 Kia Optima driven by James O’Neal Carraway, Jr., 23, of Mount Vernon. Carraway then fled the scene. Several witnesses observed the accident, one of whom provided Carraway’s license number to the police and he was cited for the incident.


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