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Samuel Franklin Vermulm, 29, 124 Manor Dr. Apt. 4, was charged with fifth-degree theft 7:58 p.m. Friday at 806 Laurel St.

According to a Creston Police report, officers arrived at Walmart to speak with two suspects who were being detained. Vermulm admitted to taking the items and attempting to hide them with other merchandise he had paid for. The female with him was not charged. The total value of the items was $16.35.

Vermulm was released on his promise to appear.

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Chuck Allen Johnson, 47, 3946 E. 23rd St., Des Moines, was charged with public intoxication 2:10 a.m. today at the Union County Law Enforcement Center.

According to a Creston Police report, Johnson came to the Union County Law Enforcement Center to be arrested on a Polk County warrant on the original charge of interference with official acts. Johnson was released but later returned and requested to be arrested for public intoxication. He was given a preliminary breath test before being charged.

Johnson was being held in the Union County Jail on a $300 bond.

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