Police Beat for Saturday, May 11th, 2013A 49-year-old Centralia woman is being held in the Marion County Jail for alleged possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful sale of a firearm. Centralia Police initially stopped Julie Ann Houser of North Beech based on a complaint from her husband, Robert Houser of North Hickory Street in Centralia. He reported his gun missing and believed Julie had sold it. Police say Julie confirmed she had sold the gun on the street to a person she didn't know. The controlled substance charge was added after she was allegedly found in possession of prescription medicine that had been issued to her husband.
18-year-old Clinton Taylor of Myers Road in Centralia remained in custody Saturday morning for violation of an order of probation.
19-year-old DeWillis Moore of Kerr Street in Centralia was being held on a petition to revoke his probation. He was arrested at the probation office.
33-year-old Mary Phelps of Melrose Drive in Centralia was arrested by sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning for alleged possession of 2.5 to ten grams of cannabis.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating a residential burglary. Kevin Bushue of Madison Street in Junction City reported returning home after being gone for a week and finding his home had been entered. Bushue reported a number of items missing.
A rural Odin woman, Norma Marcum of Folsom Road, reported her husband's handgun had been stolen from her car.
The sheriff's department received a report from James Bryan of Scout Road in rural Salem that someone had tried to make entry into his residence. A window was broken and the back door had been tampered with.
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