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Juveniles face burglary charge

Two juveniles have been charged with the attempted burglary last fall of the Woodmen of the World park building off Jenkins Road.

On Jan. 14, Deputy Chris Smith charged two youth, ages 13 and 16, with criminal mischief and third-degree burglary for damages to the building while trying to satisfy a craving for the munchies after allegedly smoking marijuana.

The sheriff’s department had been working on the case since early fall when the damage was noticed and had asked for leads from the community.

Passenger pot charges

Monica L. Pass of Madisonville, 21, was charged Saturday with possession of marijuana.

According to a sheriff’s report, Pass was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped just west of Eddyville by Deputy Seth P’Pool. The officer reports an odor of the drug could be smelled and that a small amount of marijuana could be seen on her pants. When asked for the marijuana, she reportedly handed it over to the deputy.

She was cited to court.

DUI ends in ditch

An Eddyville man was charged with DUI and multiple traffic offenses after a vehicle he was driving was found wrecked on Ky. 93 North.

A report from Deputy Joe Witherspoon shows Abler Sifredo Roman Soto, 20, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure of a non-owner operator to maintain proper insurance, no operator’s license and reckless driving. He was cited to court for the offenses.

Witherspoon shows that when he arrived at a report of black truck in a ditch, he determined Roman Soto to be the driver. The man allegedly had a strong smell of alcohol and exhibited other signs of intoxication. He reportedly failed a breathalyzer test.

Witherspoon reports the man was traveling north on the highway and failed to negotiate a turn into a driveway, skidding into an 8-foot ditch.

Unwanted visitor

Sheriff Brent White arrested a Marion woman earlier this month on first-degree criminal trespassing charges after she showed up an unwanted visitor at a relative’s house on Ky. 293.

Mary Jeanette Smith, aka Mary Hunter, 30, reportedly entered the home of her sister without permission while the tenant’s mother was at home with a small child.

Smith was still at the scene when officers arrived and a reportedly admitted her sister had kicked her out of the residence, but claimed she still had belongings inside the home.

However, she also reportedly admitted she had not gotten permission to enter the property to get her items.

She was cited to court.

Teens injured in crash

Two teens were injured on the evening of Jan. 14 in a single-vehicle wreck about 2.5 miles north of Eddyville. The accident was reportedly caused by a deer.

According to Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, a 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Michael D. Jones, 16, of Eddyville was northbound on Ky. 373 when a deer appeared in the roadway.

Jones told Deputy Joe Witherspoon he braked and swerved to avoid hitting the animal, which caused the vehicle to leave the west side of the roadway and crash into a ditch before overturning several times.

Braden Guess, 15, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected during the rollover, sustaining a serious leg injury. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, for treatment.

Jones was taken by Lyon County EMS to Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for treatment of his injuries and was later released.

A female passenger, Rebecca Tiller, 45, was not injured.

The deputy reports residents near the collision site were providing first-aid to the teens when he arrived at the scene.

The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m.

Witherspoon was assisted by Eddyville Fire Department, Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Emergency Management and Air Evac Lifeteam.

Interstate breakdown theft

On Friday, an out-of-state vehicle was reported stolen off Interstate 24 after breaking down the night before near Exit 42.

White reports a black 2008 GMC Acadia with Tennessee plates was missing when the occupant returned to retrieve the vehicle.

White said all the area towing companies have been contacted, but the SUV had not been recovered at press time.

The driver of the vehicle is from Cadiz and was en route to Paducah from Clarksville, Tennessee.

The owner lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

White, a former state trooper, said authorities will often tow a vehicle from along the interstate to a secure location, but they will usually wait at least six hours following notification unless the vehicle presents a danger to traffic.

“We don’t like them to sit there for this very reason,” he said, referring to the theft.