It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

May 1

Officer responded to Hy-Vee in response to a report of a theft. A 17 year old male was taken into custody and charged with theft 5th degree.

Complainant advised of an assault in the 2700 block of Charles between two female juveniles. No charges filed.

May 2

Casey’s General Store, 1308 1st St., advised they received a fraudulent $20 bill.

May 3

Officer responded to McDonalds for a fraudulent $100 bill.

Complainant reported harassment in the 800 block of 3rd St. Spoke with all parties and warned of possible harassment charges.

Fraudulent $20 bill reported from the Dollar General Store.

Citizen advised he received a fraudulent $100 bill.

Citizen came into the station and reported possible identity theft.

Accident reported in the 400 block of Lucinda. Driver 1 backed out of his driveway, striking vehicle 2. Driver 1 cited for failure to yield.

A 33 year old male Des Moines resident was arrested for domestic abuse assault 2nd causing bodily injury.

May 4

A 16 year old male juvenile was taken into custody and charged with assault causing bodily inijury.

A 56 year old Perry resident was arrested for driving under suspension.

Report of destruction of property in the 2200 block of 1st Street. A farm equipment vehicle reportedly hit a mail box and street sign in the 2300 block of 1st Street.

A Perry resident was arrested for operating while intoxicated and child endangerment.

May 5

Report of a dog bite in the 1700 block of Jones.

Complaint of a stolen cell phone, taken from the 500 block of 1st St.