Mt. Vernon Register-News

July 17, 2013

Daily Record


The Register-News

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Arrests

Gregory L. Smith, 37, of the 1300 block of Salem Road, was arrested at 3:19 p.m. Monday on a charge of violation of probation.

n Chelsea D. Hilliard, 21, of the 4000 block of Willow Springs, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday on a charge of retail theft.

n Stephanie D. Laughhunn, 27, Richview, was arrested at 5:08 p.m. Monday on a charge of retail theft.

n Quentin Johnson, 28, Dahlgren, was arrested at 10:03 p.m. Monday on charges of possession of cannabis between 2.5 and 10 grams and possession of a controlled substance.

Incidents

A woman told police at 9:37 p.m. Monday someone cut a screen to a window and attempted to break into her residence in the 700 block of North 11th Street.

Thefts

The owner of a rental business in the 1500 block of Salem Road reported at 8:17 a.m. Monday some equipment was not returned on time.

n An employee of Peoples National Bank reported a customer from Carmi has reported fraudulent charges on his account in the amount of $10,000. The bank wanted to file the report in Mt. Vernon since its corporate headquarters are located here.

n A man reported at 3:02 p.m. Monday medications were stolen from his residence in the 600 block of South 18th Street.

n Shoplifters were taken into custody at Walmart at 3:19 p.m., and at Kmart at 3:36 p.m. Monday, according to police logs.

n An employee of the Casey’s store on Salem Road reported a drive-off of $48.72 prior to 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A woman stated her vehicle was struck in a business parking lot in the 1900 block of South 10th Street sometime prior to 1:49 p.m. Monday.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Fires

Waltonville Fire Department responded to a barn fire at 1:24 a.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of East Flagg Road, southwest of Waltonville. Logs state Jeff Kiselewski alerted officials that hay was on fire in a barn. Kiselewski lost a fertilizer truck in the fire and several bales of hay. Chief Ed Dulaney said the fire’s cause appears to be electrical in nature and is not suspicious. The barn was destroyed in the fire.