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MVPD reports October 25, 2013

MVPD reports

10/25/2013

 

David Lee Cross II, 26, of Mount Vernon was charged just after 4:00 a.m. on Thursday with criminal trespassing at a residence on Spruce Street.

Robert W. Clarke, 21, of Merengo was cited just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday for leaving the scene of an accident, backing a vehicle without insuring it was safe to do so, and for operating a vehicle without a valid license.  He was then picked up for an outstanding warrant.

Christopher A. Hankins, 62, of Mount Vernon was charged at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday with petty theft from the Wal-Mart.

Catherine Simons, 31, of Mount Vernon was picked up just after 11:00 p.m. on Thursday for an outstanding warrant.

 

Traffic Violations:

Carl Wells, 31, of Mount Vernon was cited at 2:40 a.m. on Tuesday for running a stop-sign.

Robert W. Clarke, 21, of Merengo was cited just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday for leaving the scene of an accident, backing a vehicle without insuring it was safe to do so, and for operating a vehicle without a valid license.  He was then picked up for an outstanding warrant.

Columbus Odell Damron, 29, of Wayne, WV was cited at around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday for driving under a suspended license.

 

Accidents:

No reports available

Incidents:

At 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, an officer responded to an alarm at the First Church of the Nazarene on Coshocton Avenue.   Further details were unavailable.

At around 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment on the 900-block of W. High Street.  Suspects were identified and the investigation is ongoing.

At 4:25 p.m. on Saturday, October 12th, a resident of the 800-block of N. Mulberry Street reported the theft of a pair of night-vision glasses.  They were valued at $71.70.

Just after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a disturbance outside the Mount Vernon Public Library.

Just after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, an employee of the Duke & Duchess Shoppe on Coshocton Avenue reported that someone had driven off without paying for $47.06 worth of gasoline.

Eight minutes later, the same employee reported the theft of $55.08 worth of gasoline.

At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, a resident of an apartment on the 700-block of N. Sandusky Street reported that his home had been burglarized.  Among the missing items were an Emerson flat-screen TV and an Xbox.

At around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, a resident of an apartment on the 700-block of Follin Avenue reported that her home had been burglarized.  Further details were not provided.

At 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, a resident of the 200-block of Shirley Avenue reported that someone had broken into his apartment and taken an HP Slate 7” tablet.

At about 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, a resident of the 000-block of Mansfield Avenue reported the theft of several aluminum ladders from her property.  Their combined value was estimated at $446.00.

Former doctor pleads guilty in death of pregnant woman

DELAWARE -- A former Knox Community Hospital emergency room contract doctor Thursday pleaded guilty to causing the deaths last August of a pregnant 23 year old woman and her unborn baby. Ali Salim of New Albany entered the plea in Delaware County Common Pleas court.

“The deaths of Deanna Ballman and baby Mabel are senseless and tragic,” said First Assisting Prosecuting Attorney, Kyle Rohrer. “Mr. Salim faces 37 years in prison, but no prison sentence will ever make up for the loss this family has suffered.”

Salim, 45, of New Albany, pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Deanna Ballman – a first-degree felony, the involuntary manslaughter of Mabel (Ballman’s unborn daughter) – a first-degree felony, the rape of Deanna Ballman – a first-degree felony, tampering with evidence – a third-degree felony, and the abuse of a corpse – a fifth-degree felony. 

Salim was indicted Feb. 20, 2013 after the bodies Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby were found in her vehicle in Harlem Township in Delaware County. Ms. Ballman, a Licking County resident, was nine-months pregnant at the time. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 20, 2013 at 1 p.m.

MVPD reports October 24, 2013

MVPD reports

10/24/2013

 

Zachary Roberts, 19, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday with underage consumption.

Roxanne A. Reed, 30, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday with persistent disorderly conduct.

Catherine Simons, 31, of Mount Vernon was picked up just after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday for an outstanding warrant.

 

Traffic Violations:

Anthony R. Bayog, 39, of Centerburg was cited at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday for driving under a suspended license.

Hunter F. Gibson, 22, of Mount Vernon was cited at around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

 

Accidents:

At around 1:00 on Wednesday, Kevin L. Nugent, 56, of Mount Vernon was heading eastbound on Coshocton Avenue in his 2010 Honda Accord but stopped for a red-light at the Sychar Road intersection.  Hunter Franklin Gibson, 22, of Mount Vernon, also heading eastbound on Coshocton Avenue, failed to stop his 2000 Jeep Cherokee in time and rear-ended Nugent’s vehicle.  Gibson was cited for the incident.

Incidents:

At 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, an unknown suspect vandalized a water fountain at Memorial Park.  The bolts mounting it were broken and several anti-skateboarding clips were stolen from the picnic tables.  The total damage was estimated at $700.00.

At around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a disturbance at Knox Community Hospital’s emergency room.  A suspect was identified and charged.

At around 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, several juveniles were caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart.  Recovered from the suspects were a PS3 game and a pair of men’s shorts.  Also taken as evidence was a surveillance tape allegedly documenting their activities.  The combined value of the recovered items was $31.93.

Just before 8:15 on Wednesday, a mother reported that her juvenile son had been held at knife-point during an incident that occurred about a month ago.  A suspect was identified.

 

Knox County's Pat Crow receives Ohio Tourism Industry's Highest Award

 

Pat Crow was recognized with the state’s highest tourism industry honor, the Paul Sherlock Award, during the Ohio Conference on Tourism, Oct. 16. The executive director of the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Woodward Opera House redevelopment project manager, Crow was presented the peer award at the Cincinnati Marriott North, West Chester.

Pat Crow wins Sherlock Award

Pat Crow - submitted photo

With more than 20 years in the tourism industry, Crow has held leadership positions at the Ohio Travel Association and the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. He’s also been instrumental in several key regional tourism strategies, including the Central Ohio Heritage Circle and pursuing Ohio scenic byway designation of the Old 3-C Highway. Crow and his wife Sandy, are the volunteer directors of the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival, and active in many other community development and service organizations.

“Pat believes in Ohio, and he believes in our state’s enormous potential to invest in our communities and grow our tourism economy,“ says Ohio Travel Association Executive Director Melinda Huntley. “He’s truly an ambassador, a leader, and a mentor to many in our industry.”

Bellville Mayor and former Paul Sherlock Award Recipient Darrell Banks says, “He has shared his knowledge of the tourism industry, government affairs, and leadership skills with scores of individuals in the Ohio travel industry. Pat demonstrates the spirit, the skills, and the dedication that represent the Paul Sherlock Award.”

The Ohio Travel Association is the nonprofit association representing museums, attractions, hotels, destination marketing organizations, suppliers, restaurants, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses who make up Ohio’s $36 billion tourism industry. For more information about the Ohio Travel Association and how to get involved with others in the tourism industry, visit www.ohiotravel.org.

 

MVPD reports October 23, 2013

MVPD reports

10/23/2013

 

Anthony R. Stepp, 33, of Mount Vernon was arrested at around 1:00 a.m. on Monday for an outstanding warrant.

John P. Hays, 40, of Mount Vernon was charged some time ago (6/14/2013) with assault.

William L. Atherton, Jr., 34, of Mount Vernon was also charged some time ago (6/14/2013) with assault.

Jessie J. Turbeville, 34, of Mount Vernon was also charged some time ago (6/14/2013) with assault.

Steven J. Hammond, 19, of Bellville was charged just after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday with criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property.

Debra J. Boucherle, 53, of Blacklick was cited at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and for failing to control that vehicle.  She was charged also with misuse of a debit card.

Daniel A. Doles, 31, of Mount Vernon was picked up just before noon on Tuesday for a probation violation.

 

Traffic Violations

Heidi A. Mattix, 29, of Butler was cited just after midnight for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle.

Debra J. Boucherle, 53, of Blacklick was cited at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and for failing to control that vehicle.  She was charged also with misuse of a debit card.

Gina R. Lynch, 46, of Mount Vernon was cited at 6:45 p.m. on Friday for failure to control her vehicle.

Jack Honnlongnecker, 44, of Spanaway, WA was cited just after midnight on Monday for driving under a license that had been suspended due to unpaid child support.  He was cited also for failing to properly display his license plates.

 

Accidents

No reports available

Incidents

At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer responded to a report of an abused juvenile at a residence on the 500-block of Ohio Avenue.

Just after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, three suspects were reported inside the Mazza’s building.  Recovered from them was a pair of Elvis Presley books.

At around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, an employee of the Duke and Duchess Shoppe reported the theft of $20.00 worth of fuel.

 

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