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Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 10:45 a.m. CDT

Taylor Allen Ray, 24, 1000 W. Jefferson St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, prescription medication, 6:27 p.m. Wednesday near 1455 Highway 34.

According to a Creston Police report, Ray was stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Ray admitted to consuming alcohol and was taken to the back of a patrol car. On the way, officers asked if Ray minded emptying his pockets, which he said he would do. Ray took out a small container containing three small, off-white pills identified as clonazepam, a schedule IV prescription pill. Ray admitted he did not possess a prescription for the drugs.

Ray was released on $1,000 bond.

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Matthew Auten, 35, of Lenox was charged with driving under suspension 9:47 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Sheldon Avenue.

According to a Creston Police report, officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon running the driver’s license through National Crime Information Center, it was found Auten’s driver’s license was suspended with five withdrawals in effect.

Auten was released on $300 bond.

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Charles Wayne Fry, 29, 302 E. Irving St., was charged with third-offense public intoxication at 300 W. Adams St.

According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Adams Street in regards to an intoxicated male in blue jeans and white shirt throwing rocks at windows near Strand Theater and yelling obscenities at theater employees. Upon arrival, officers observed a male matching the description. Officers knew the individual as Fry. Fry said he was unable to enter his wife’s apartment building because he lost his key and therefore was throwing rocks at the windows. Fry had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person, had trouble keeping his balance and looked uneasy on his feet. Officers asked Fry if he had been drinking, and he said he had. Fry was transported to Union County Law Enforcement Center and refused breath testing. Fry said he didn’t need to take a test because he knew he was drunk.

Fry has two prior convictions of public intoxication.

Fry was being held on $2,000 bond.

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Aric Alan Clayton, 24, of Sharpsburg was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts 1:54 a.m. today at the intersection of West Adams and McKinley streets.

According to a Creston Police report, officers were on patrol eastbound on West Adams near McKinley Park when they approached a vehicle westbound on West Adams. The brights were on, and when officers passed the vehicle, they noticed a tail light was broken. Officers turned around at the intersection of Park and West Adams streets, and the vehicle turned south on McKinley Street and turn the vehicle off. Officers noticed a male subject exit the vehicle and take off on foot east toward Park. Officers exited the vehicle and told the individual to stop. He then cut through yards to cross West Adams heading north. Officers took off after the individual and were able to catch up to him in the 200 block of Park. Officers transported the individual by foot to the patrol car. The individual had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and said he was intoxicated. The individual was identified by Iowa driver’s license as Clayton. Clayton consented to preliminary breath testing and DataMaster testing, with results of his blood alcohol content more than .08.

Clayton was released on $300 bond.

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Brenna Howarth, 300 S. Maple St., reported her vehicle was damaged while it was parked at her residence between Wednesday and Thursday.

Damage estimate is $300.

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John Ytzen, 1305 W. Adair St., reported his vehicle had been spray painted while it was parked at his residence between 6:26 a.m. and 5:31 p.m. Saturday.

Damage estimate is $400.

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