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BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 06, 2014 5:00 AM

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Area man charged with burglary

Authorities have accused an Iowa man with possessing stolen items.

Mark Poggenpohl, 30, was charged June 21 with third-degree burglary.

According to online court documents, Poggenpohl was identified as pawning items from a burglary in Hills.

Authorities conducted a search warrant at Poggenpohl’s residence in Riverside, Iowa.

Numerous items identified as stolen from the burglary were allegedly located in Poggenpohl’s apartment.

Third-degree burglary is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

CR man charged with domestic assault

Authorities have accused a Cedar Rapids man of domestic assault.

Christopher Givhan, 32, was charged Monday with third-offense domestic-abuse assault.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, the North Liberty police responded to a call regarding a possible domestic situation. When a woman told Givhan to leave and remain quiet, he stuck her on her face, causing pain and discomfort. Following the incident Givhan fled the scene, the complaint said.

Third-offense domestic-abuse assault is a Class-D felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland

Man charged with identity theft

Authorities have accused an Iowa man of teaching driving classes without a teaching license.

Frederick Bindner, 65, was charged July 1 with identity theft of more than $1,000.

According to online court documents, Bindner instructed a driver’s education class at the Johnson County Fairgrounds June 16 through June 27.

In April, Bindner’s teaching certificate was suspended until August 2015.

Bindner used another driver’s education instructor’s personal identification information so he could teach the class.

There were more than 40 students in the class, and each student paid $395.

Identity theft of more than $1,000 is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man charged with 3rd OWI

Authorities have accused a local man of driving drunk.

Todd White, 36, was charged Aug. 5 with third-offense OWI.

According to online court documents, White was traveling westbound on Highway 6 East in a 2007 Hyundai Elantra.

According to reports, White was traveling 49 mph in a 35 mph zone, and the vehicle had a taillight out.

Upon contact with White, authorities reportedly noted a strong odor of ingested alcohol and admitted to drinking alcohol.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Suspected bank robber identified

Authorities have identified the suspect of two local bank robberies.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, 30-year-old Antionne Eugene Davis was arrested on Monday by the Iowa City police and charged with two counts of second-degree robbery.

This arrest followed his alleged attempted robbery of the Hills Bank & Trust, 2621 Muscatine Ave., and the July 17 robbery of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, 2525 Muscatine Ave.

The suspect’s vehicle was stopped near the Iowa City Kmart a short time after the robbery, the complaint said. Davis reportedly admitted to his involvement to both robberies to investigators.

According to police, the incident is still under investigation, and additional charges will likely be filed.

— by Jordyn Reiland

Woman charged with theft

A woman has been accused of stealing cash from Wal-Mart.

Rosilyn Sims, 37, has been charged with second-degree theft.

According to an online police complaint, police met with the manager of Walmart, 919 Highway 1 W., and Sims after responding to a call about an employee allegedly stealing money.

Between July 6 and Aug. 2, the defendant reportedly admitted to stealing more than $3,700. She said she was in a desperate place in her life that led her to take the money for food, gas, and a hotel, the complaint said.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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