Mt. Vernon Register-News

May 1, 2013

Daily Record

The Register-News

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Donovan A. Grissom, 25, of the 2400 block of Casey Avenue, was arrested at 1:23 p.m. Monday on a charge of aggravated battery.

n Thomas L. Hughey, 25, Belle Rive, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. Monday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and having no insurance.

n Vencint P. Rush, 27, Alton, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of criminal damage to state land.

n Melvin L. Taylor, 55, of the 900 block of Perkins Avenue, was arrested at 3:26 a.m. Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of robbery.


A woman reported at 7:50 a.m. Monday her residence in the 1800 block of Harlan Road had been burglarized, and there was damage to a garage door.

n A detective reported at 9:10 a.m. Monday he received a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Harlan Road, unrelated to the above mentioned burglary.

nA man reported at 12:14 p.m. Monday he was allegedly battered by a neighbor in the 2400 block of Casey Avenue.

n Two male subjects were reportedly involved in a fight at 2:55 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 12th and Jones streets. One person was taken to Crossroads Community Hospital, police logs state.

n A woman who lives in the 400 block of South 22nd Street told police a basement window was broken out of the residence sometime last week.

n A man told police at 12:19 a.m. Tuesday he was robbed by two male subjects in the area of 17th Street and Perkins Avenue.

n A woman reported at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday she was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a male subject in the 600 block of South 15th Street. EMS was called but the victim refused treatment, logs state.


A resident of a juvenile home on Richview Road reported at 4:50 p.m. Monday the theft of a lock box.

n A woman told police at 10:53 a.m. Monday $700 was stolen from her pocket while she was sleeping at a motel in the 1400 block of Salem Road.


A man told police at 4:44 p.m. Monday he struck a juvenile with his vehicle. The victim was taken to Crossroads Community Hospital.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office


Bill J. Connaway, 63, of the 2800 block of College Street, was arrested at 6:03 p.m. Monday on a charge of harassing a witness. Bail is set at $40,000.


A female caller requested a deputy at 5:53 p.m. Monday after a residence in the 3600 block of East Nursery Road had been burglarized. Someone came through a window and stole an X-Box 360 and Playstation 3.

Illinois State Police


Gary L. Stone, 23, of the 1100 block of Shawnee Avenue, was arrested at 4:05 p.m. Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/revoked.