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Police Beat for Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

By Bruce Kropp

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating theft, burglary, and criminal damage to property complaints. Charles Pokojski of East Green Street in Centralia reported his home entered sometime before noon on Tuesday and his wallet containing several hundred dollars was stolen. Mark Hicks of Bilek Road in rural Alma reported an inboard boat motor, guttering, storm doors and other items missing from his garage. Hicks discovered the missing items after confronting three men who told them they had permission to pick up scrap metal from a logger. Christina Weber of Princess Avenue in rural Odin reported a friend's vehicle parked in the driveway and the outside wall of her mobile home were spray painted. The Romine Church of the Brethren at the County Farm and Appleridge Roads in rural Salem told deputies someone spray painted their sign Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

A 19-year-old Iuka man has been arrested on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation. Austin Hawley of Kirby Road was taken into custody when Salem Police were called to a report of two people throwing rocks off the Union Pacific Railroad overpass on East Main Street.

40-year-old Charles Miller of Aurora was arrested by Centralia Police for violation of an order of protection.

37-year-old Douglas Griggs of Wright Drive in Centralia was arrested by sheriff's deputies on a petition to revoke his probation.

A Centralia woman, Helen Halstead of Davis Street, posted $150 bond and was released after being arrested by sheriff's deputies for misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

47-year-old Mary Lane of Sugg Street in Odin posted $150 bond and was released after being arrested by Odin Police for driving on a suspended license.

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