Police Beat for Thursday, October 10th, 2013A 30-year-old Centralia man is in custody at the Marion County Jail for alleged possession of a controlled substance after Centralia Police investigated a complaint of a man going door to door asking for money. Police say after Dustin Meseke of South Irvington was stopped and told he couldn't go door to door seeking money, they discovered he had what is believed to be a large baggie of K-2 and loose prescription drugs in his possession.
Two others remain in custody on outstanding warrants. 40-year-old Lavena McChristian of Wescott Avenue in Mt. Vernon was arrested by Jefferson County authorities on a Marion County failure to appear felony warrant. 21-year-old Zachary Cooley of West Quincy in Centralia was arrested by Wamac Police on an outstanding Marion County misdemeanor warrant.
Salem Police are investigating the theft of a refrigerator from the Charles Hammond home in the 300 block of East Mitchell.
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