Nicki Renee Jones, 29, 617 N. Birch St. was charged with fifth-degree theft 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Casey’s General Store, 800 W. Taylor St.
According to a Creston Police report, two witnesses observed Jones conceal two 24 ounce cans of beer in her purse and notified one employee. When Jones went to pay for other items, she was confronted about the beer in her purse. Jones denied the allegations and left the store with the items. Witnesses observed her walking away from the store and officers were called to investigate. Jones was detained near the McDonald’s parking lot by officers and the beer was recovered lying in a grassy field east of the Casey’s store. The value of the beer was $5.48.
Jones was released on promise to appear.
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