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.
Central Christian Church helps serve community
MT. VERNON -- More than 600 volunteers took part in the April 12 Central Serve Day organized by Central Christian Church. As part of the new program, members completed a variety of service projects that day throughout Mt. Vernon, including some much-Continued ...
Good Friday service planned
MT. VERNON -- The Jefferson County Ministerial Association will present a special Community Good Friday Service at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Chapel in Mt. Vernon. Organizers say the format of the service will be sContinued ...
Chaplain given special assignment
MT. VERNON -- In honor of his 20 years of service as Jefferson County FOP chaplain, Mt. Vernon's Dan Lovin has been chosen as one of the state representatives to attend the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in the nation's Capitol. "Since I'vContinued ...
City part of state bike plan
MT. VERNON -- City officials provided input and comments on a Bike Transportation Plan released Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. "A group of us went to a workshop on the Illinois Bike plan a few months ago," said City Tourism Director Bonnie Jerdon. "ItContinued ...
Ride for Rylan slated
MT. VERNON -- A Ride for Rylan benefit has been scheduled for a Field Grade School fourth-grader who has a cancerous tumor. Rylan Ashby, the son of Jon and Jessica Ashby, ran a fever for about 1 1/2 weeks. Following blood work and further testing, ofContinued ...
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