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Cassandra Davis, 43, of Lenox, was taken into custody 12:11 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 800 block of Laurel Street on a Union County warrant for the charge of attempted burglary, third degree.

According to a Creston Police report, at approximately 4:34 p.m. Sept. 29, officers were called to a residence on the 300 block of N. Division St. in reference to a report of people being at what should have been a vacant residence by the owner of the property, who lived out of town. Officers observed several individuals to be on the property who were removing the outside air conditioning unit and furnace. The owner requested charges be filed on the individuals for attempting to steal property before being stopped by officers. The owner told officers the last time he had been at the property he put a board over the door, officers noted the board had been removed. A female at the residence, identified as Davis, told officers she had removed the board three days ago.

Davis told officers she owned the home and was purchasing the home on contract. The owners name she told officers was not the owner and had not been the owner for several years as the property had been foreclosed on and owned by the bank prior to the current owner taking possession. Davis was told she had been squatting. Officers requested the current owner check the property and let law enforcement know if anything was missing or had been recently damaged. The owner later contacted law enforcement and advised no property was missing to the best of his knowledge but rafters had been cut out and piled like they were going to burn them.

Officers spoke with the Union County Attorney about the incident who advised of appropriate charging options. Based on information provided to officers it was determined Davis had no reason to be at the property and did attempt to remove items from it before being stopped by officers.

Davis was transported to the Adams County Jail and held on $2,000 cash or surety bond.