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Mt. Carmel police have an interesting week

Posted by on Friday, January 25th, 2019 @ 8:49 pm.

MT. CARMEL, Ill. – It’s been an interesting week for Mt. Carmel city police, as this report for the week of January 20 through 24, 2019, reveals.

 Indiana peeps popped on paraphernalia

The action began Sunday, Jan. 20, when Mt. Carmel Police arrested two subjects after they were stopped for a traffic violation in the 200 block of East Third Street. During the traffic stop MCPD K-9 Ace arrived on scene and indicated possible narcotics in the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and located suspected drug paraphernalia. Police arrested Jacqueline S. Lloyd, 48 of Princeton, and Steven K. Linxwiler, 33 of Patoka on drug paraphernalia charges. Both were transported to the Wabash County Jail and held pending the posting of bond.

Grayville guy driving revoked

Also Sunday, Mt.Carmel Police arrested Freddie L. Swift, 41 of Grayville, after he was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of Third and Bellmont streets. During the traffic stop it was discovered that Swift was driving on a suspended registration and driving while license is revoked. Swift was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he received his citations and was held pending the posting of $150.00 cash bond.

Dogs traced back to Garrett

Then police were called to the 200 block of Bellmont Street in reference to two dogs running loose. One of the dogs was said to have knocked a 5-year-old boy to the ground, causing a minor cut to his leg. The owner of the dog was identified as Brandon L. Garrett. Garrett was issued a citation and released.

Surprise for Susan

Susan Askren

On Jan. 21, Mt. Carmel Police arrested Susan M. Askren, 32 of Mt. Carmel on a Kentucky Department of Corrections parole warrant after she arrived at the Mt. Carmel Police Department to file a report. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that Askren was wanted on the Kentucky warrant. Askren was held at the Wabash County Jail until transfer to Kentucky; reports don’t indicate what that warrant was for.

IDOC warrant served

On the 22nd, Mt. Carmel Police arrested Joshua S. Baker, 31 of Mt. Carmel, on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant. Police located him in the 1400 block of W. 3rd Street and placed him under arrest. Baker was transported to the Wabash County Jail and held pending transfer to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Yet another cur occurs

Also that day, Mt. Carmel Police cited two individuals for permitting a dog to run at large. Police were called to the 500 block of Cedar Street reference a dog bite complaint. The complainant advised that while walking down the road, a dog entered the roadway and bit him in the leg. The owner of the dog as Cheryl D. Nelson. Nelson was issued a citation and released.  The complainant required medical attention but was expected to make a full recovery.

Big bank bust

Derek Bennett

Then on Thursday, Jan. 24, at approximately 1:42 p.m., Mt. Carmel Police were notified that two male subjects were attempting to cash a fraudulent check at the Mt. Carmel First Bank located at Sixth and Market Street.

The two male subjects ran from the bank prior to the police arriving on scene. One of the subjects was located and taken into custody after he ran into Taco Tierra.

Police identified that subject as Derek S. Bennett, age 30, of Salem, Indiana. Bennett was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with forgery. Bennett was also wanted on a Washington County (Indiana) warrant for failing to appear on a DUI charge.

The investigation continues in regards to the second subject. Mt. Carmel Police are working with Indiana authorities in identifying that subject. Mt. Carmel Police were assisted by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office.

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