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Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:29 a.m. CDT

Michael Ohara Sherrod, 49, of Fort Des Moines, was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant for escape 3:11 p.m. Thursday at 409 S. Vine St.

Sherrod was taken to Union County Jail, and extradited to Polk County.

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Dakota Farris, 21, 103 N. Poplar St., was charged with driving under suspension 11:46 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Townline and North Cherry streets.

Farris was released on $300 bond.

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Casey Ray Welcher, 22, 1106 W. Montgomery St., was charged on a Union County warrant for probation violation of an original charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief 1:59 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Welcher was released on $1,000 bond.

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Kevin Lee Cottrell, 32, 616 N. Vine St., was charged on a Union County warrant for third-degree theft 11:58 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of North Oak Street.

According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to Walmart, 806 Laurel St., in reference to a theft that had occurred overnight. Upon arrival, officers met with loss prevention employees who were reviewing video of the theft. They advised at approximately 2:30 a.m. a male subject was in the store and took two Samsung tablets and one Kindle tablet. Walmart employees showed pictures of the male subject, who was identified by officers as Cottrell. The total value of the three items taken is more than $500, and less than $1,000.

Cottrell was released on $2,000 bond.

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Modanna Marie Meyer, 27, of Blockton was charged with possession of paraphernalia and providing false identification 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at 608 Wyoming Ave.

According to a Creston Police report, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officers received a driver’s license from the driver and got a name and date of birth from a female passenger, but the passenger was unable to give any sort of proof that was her name. No record was found on the name given. A consent search was done of the individuals inside the vehicle and the vehicle. A metal pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana was located on the passenger. Inside the vehicle was an application with the name Modanna Marie Meyer on it. The officers took the pipe and the driver and passenger were free to leave. After the traffic stop, officers went to dispatch and had a check done on Meyer, along with a driver’s license picture. It was confirmed through the picture the female passenger was actually Meyer, not the person whose name she gave. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the passenger, advising her they knew she was not the person she said, and asked for her name. Meyer gave her name with the correct date of birth and social security number.

Meyer was released on $300 bond.

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Chevy Van Sauer, 24, of Kent was charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1503 N. Lincoln St., and driving while suspended 5:51 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Lake Avenue and South Lincoln Street.

According to a Creston Police report, officers saw Sauer driving on Lake, and knew he had a suspended license. Officers engaged the emergency lights and the vehicle pulled over on South Lincoln. Sauer admitted he was in fact suspended for non-payment of an Iowa fine and non-payment of child support.

During the stop, officers noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sauer admitted he was high and that he had smoked marijuana at his home prior to the traffic stop. He said he had not smoked at the park where he was prior to the traffic stop, and that he smoked from a bong at his residence. Sauer said he often stayed in town with his girlfriend, and when officers put the time difference together, it was clear if Sauer had smoked using the bong it could not have been at his residence in Kent as he would not have had enough time to get there and back according to the time frame he gave. Officers spoke to Sauer’s girlfriend Amanda Buchanan, and she admitted that Sauer’s bong was at her residence, and agreed to give it to officers. The bong was turned over to law enforcement, and Sauer admitted it was his, and that it was the same bong he had smoked out of that day.

Sauer was released on $1,000 bond.

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Steven Andrew Jehn, 42, 206 N. Division St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Lake Avenue and South Lincoln Street.

According to a Creston Police report, Jehn was a passenger in the vehicle when it was stopped for a traffic violation. Jehn had a marijuana blunt in the front of a cigarette package. Jehn said it was marijuana. Jehn has no previous drug charges.

Jehn was being held on $1,000 bond.


Traffic stop, 12:52 a.m., Wednesday, North Sycamore Street.

Mental health check, 1:12 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street.

Suspicious person, 6:09 a.m., Wednesday, West Howard Street.

Theft, 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, New York Avenue.

Burglary, 12:37 p.m., Wednesday, Wyoming Avenue.

Parking complaint, 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, North Oak Street.

Talk to officer, 1:54 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street.

Reckless driving, 3:58 p.m., Wednesday, South Mulberry Street.

Traffic stop, 4:58 p.m., Wednesday, North Sumner Avenue.

Fraud, 5:16 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street.

Assistance, 5:22 p.m., Wednesday, Park Street.

Theft, 5:29 p.m., Wednesday, Myrtle Street.

Traffic stop, 5:51 p.m., Wednesday, North Lincoln Street.

Disorderly conduct, 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, West Montgomery Street.

Animal call, 12:49 a.m., today, West Montgomery Street.

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