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Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 11:04 a.m. CDT

Matthew Desher, 43, of Ames was charged on a Union County warrant for third-degree theft 4 p.m. Thursday at Union County Law Enforcement Center.

According to a Creston Police report, Desher purchased goods and services from Farm and Home, 408 S. Sumner Ave. Desher wrote a check in the amount of $806.93 in exchange for said goods and services. The check was drawn on the Iowa State Savings Bank. The check was then returned by the local bank marked “account closed.” No arrangements had been made for payments of the check. The merchant incurred service charges in the amount of $30, and notification expenses in the amount of $6.11. The total amount due was $843.04.

Desher was being held in Union County Jail on $2,000 bond.


Welfare check, 1:37 p.m., Thursday, North Pine Street.

Warrant, 3:41 p.m., Thursday, North Pine Street.

Traffic stop, 6:48 p.m., Thursday, West Howard Street.

Reckless driving, 7:17 p.m., Thursday, North Cherry Street.

Traffic stop, 7:35 p.m., Thursday, West Townline Street.

Welfare check, 9:24 p.m., Thursday, Wyoming Avenue.

Welfare check, 10:34 p.m., Thursday, West Union Street.

Traffic stop, 10:55 p.m., Thursday, North Poplar Street.

Assistance, 11:24 p.m., Thursday, North Pine Street.

Suspicious vehicle, 12:19 a.m., today, Wyoming Avenue.

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