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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

Arrests and Charges: Casey Maidel, 27, of Martinsburg was arrested at 7:20 p.m on Wednesday for theft and for possession of drug abuse instruments.

Traffic Citations: Patricia Speck, 70, of Fredericktown was cited at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday for illegally turning at an intersection.

Derek Hutchinson, 21, of Mount Vernon wsa cited at 5:05 p.m. on Friday (12/12) for failing to yield the right-of-way when turning left.

Austin Springer, 17, of Mount Vernon was cited at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday for failing to assure a clear driving-distance ahead.

Lisa King, 42, of Mount Vernon was cited at 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday for failing to drive in a marked lane.

Accidents: At 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Patricia A. Speck, 70, of Fredericktown was heading southbound in the right-hand lane of N. Mulberry Street in a 2005 Ford Ranger.  When she attempted to turn right onto W. High Street, she failed to notice that a 2002 Chevy Silverado, driven by Marco A. Peterson, 36, of Mount Vernon, already occupied the right-turn lane.  While Speck was turning from the wrong lane, Peterson struck her vehicle in the side.  Speck was cited for the incident.

 At 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Lisa A. King, 42, of Mount Vernon was traveling westbound on Coshocton Avenue in her 2011 Chevy Malibu.  Shelly Ann Talbott, 53, of Fredericktown was immediately in front of her in a 2008 Dodge Caliber.  When Talbott attempted to merge into the turn lane to turn southbound onto Vernedale Drive, King  clipped the left rear of her vehicle and then left the scene.  Talbott was able to note King’s license plate number.  When contacted by police, King claimed she was unaware that she had been in an accident but acknowledged that the visible damage to her car was new.  King was cited for the incident.

Incidents: At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to assist store security with a female shoplifter.  The suspect was identified and $78.47 worth of groceries were recovered.

At 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday, a theft was reported at the Kroger.  A suspect was identified, a hypodermic needle was collected as evidence, and $26.00 worth of groceries—including two packages of diapers and eight packs of taffy—were recovered.

At 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Kroger.  A suspect was arrested, two hypodermic needles and a burnt metal spoon were collected as evidence, and $24.17 worth of products—consisting of two Christmas ornaments and a package of Dream Mousse make-up—were recovered.  Two surveillance DVDs were also collected as evidence.

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