The Jefferson County Crimestoppers are seeking the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for more than 33 burglaries in the area.There have been 33 burglaries reported since November 2012, with 17 within the city limits and 16 in the county. A $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglars is being offered by the Jefferson County Crimestoppers.The residential burglaries all happen in the same manner. Entrance is made to the home during the late evening or early morning hours, with the target most commonly an elderly resident's home. The homeowner is unaware their home has been burglarized until they notice missing cash and stolen jewelry. Sometimes, the victim's have noticed forced entry to the residence. In some cases, the elderly resident was home asleep during the burglary.Anyone who may have seen or heard anything about the person or persons involved in the crime are urged to call the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or the Jefferson County Crimestoppers at 242-8477.The $500 cash reward is based on the arrest and conviction of the burglars.If you share information with Crimestoppers, you do not have to say your name or give your telephone number and you remain anonymous.
Ina man sentenced on drug charge
MT. VERNON — An Ina man has received a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to making meth in his home.Jonathan Cooper, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, a Class 1 felony, andContinued ...
Annual 4-H BBQ Saturday
MT. VERNON — For about 40 years, the Jefferson County 4-H has been sponsoring an annual barbecue — and this year is no different.“It’s been going on for many, many years,” said Mary Ann Dagg, 4-H leader and one of the coordinators of the barbecue thiContinued ...
JFPD starts building fund
MT. VERNON — Jefferson Fire Protection District officials have set aside a building fund as part of a long-range plan to move out of its 74-year-old facility.“It’s a work in progress. It will probably be three years or better,” said Chief Robert BealContinued ...
Support group may disband
MT. VERNON — A 10-year run of providing gift cards for local troops may be coming to an end.Operation Iraqi Freedom was formed in 2004 by David Keen and the late Joyce Poorman.The organization has provided gift cards during the Christmas holidays toContinued ...
D-80 registration set for Aug. 7 and 8
MT. VERNON — District 80 Schools will register students for the new school year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Primary Center.Superintendent Mike Green said more than 1,000 students are expected to enroll over tContinued ...
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