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June 22, 2013

Alcohol checks result in two citations

Alcohol checks result in two citations

MT. VERNON — Two employees were cited for allegedly serving liquor to a minor as part of alcohol compliance checks conducted Thursday in the Mt. Vernon area.

Carrie Loeb, 35, an employee at Lone Star, and Amanda Whitten, 22, an employee at Buffalo Wild Wings, were issued citations for city ordinance violations. The women allegedly provided alcoholic beverages to an underage minor who was acting under the supervision of undercover officers.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division conducted the checks at 12 businesses Thursday. Lone Star and Buffalo Wild Wings were the only two businesses found to be in violation.

For more information on the checks, contact the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 242-2131.

Cyclist given DUI

A Centralia cyclist was ticketed for driving under the influence following an accident at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday on Richview Road in Grand Prairie Township.

According to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department report, 47-year-old Donald G. Cullum was northbound on Richview Road coming into a curve when he left the roadway on the north side. The unit continued traveling on its side in a west-southwest direction before coming to rest on the south side of the roadway.

Cullum was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and then transferred to a St. Louis hospital, according to the report.

Three arrested by MVPD

Three people were arrested by Mt. Vernon Police early Friday morning following a break-in at a residence in the 200 block of South Second Street.

According to police reports, a woman called authorities at 3:30 a.m. stating someone broke out a front window and was trying to force the door of the home. The woman hid in a closet.

Two males reportedly went outside after hearing commotion.

Police responded to the residence and arrested Bryan Presley, 19, of the 4300 block of Lilac, and Carissa Johnson, 20, and Charles T. Payton, 21, both of the 800 block of Dewey Avenue.

The three suspects have been charged with damaging property. Presley and Johnson were still in the county jail under $1,000 bond late Friday afternoon while Payton posted $100 cash, according to jail logs.

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