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Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:42 a.m. CDT

Larry Vanderpluym, 51, 1103 Birch St., was charged on a Union County warrant for fourth-degree criminal mischief, 7:45 p.m. Monday.

According to a Creston Police report, officers responded to Vanderpluym’s residence to help Ryan Parmenter get his property out of the house. Vanderpluym wanted Shaune Tindle and Parmenter to leave the house. While Parmenter was getting his property out of the house, he noticed he was missing a skateboard and tattoo kit. Tindle told officers Vanderpluym took the items out of the house and broke them. Tindle also stated Vanderpluym went into the house with a baseball bat and swung at Tindle’s property. An officer asked Vandepluym if he did anything to Tindle’s items, which upset him. Officers observed Vanderpluym yelling he did not touch Parmenter’s items. Officers went into the garage with Tindle and Parmenter to look for his broken belongings and found parts of his tattoo kit and skateboard. Total damage to Parmenter’s property was $400.

Vanderpluym was released on $1,000 bond.

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Justin Meiners, 23, of Carroll, was charged on a Union County Warrant for felony theft and forgery 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Union County Law Enforcement Center.

According to a Creston Police report, Meiners entered Iowa State Savings Bank, 401 W. Adams St., 8:23 a.m. Monday and presented a check that had been altered in the amount of $1,800. Meiners endorsed the altered check in an attempt to defraud with knowledge he was committing fraud. Meiners was captured on a video recording presenting the altered check and accepting the funds.

Meiners was released on $5,000 bond.

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Anthony David Titus, 31, 1027 Crest Drive, was charged 8:17 p.m. Tuesday with public intoxication, third offense, assault on a peace officer and interference with official acts.

According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to 408 New York Avenue to investigate a report of an intoxicated person being disorderly. Upon arrival, the complainants advised officers that Titus was outside their residence, intoxicated and disorderly. Officers located Titus walking down the street. While speaking with Titus, he admitted to drinking several beers. Titus appeared to be intoxicated, but was allowed to be transported home by another person that arrived pending he cause no further problems. As Titus was transported past the residence where he was being disorderly, he made an obscene hand gesture out the window at individuals standing in the yard. After this act was reported, officers located Titus in front of his residence. As an officer attempted to place handcuffs on Titus, Titus resisted the officer and punched the officer in the side of his face with a fist.

Titus was being held on $2,000 bond.


Burglar alarm, 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, East Taylor Street.

Bicycle theft, 9:22 a.m. Tuesday, North Cherry Street.

Traffic accident, 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, West Taylor Street.

Escort, 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, New York Avenue.

Drive off, 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, South Elm Street.

Harassing communication, 4:34 p.m. Tuesday, North Pine Street.

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