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BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 27, 2014 5:00 AM

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N. Liberty man charged with theft

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of stealing a car.

Kirby Milligan, 34, was charged with second-degree theft on May 26.

According to online court documents, the owner of the vehicle met with Milligan to sell it for $5,000. Upon meeting, Milligan asked to take the vehicle out for a test drive, and the owner agreed. Milligan never returned from the test drive.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Area man charged with 3rd OWI

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of driving while intoxicated.

Brett Ayers, 52, was charged with a third-offense OWI on Oct. 24.

According to online court documents, Ayers was involved in a single-vehicle accident. A witness reportedly observed Ayers holding a can of “Duster” to his mouth once the vehicle came to a rest.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Des Moines man charged with criminal mischief

Authorities have accused a Des Moines man of causing more than $1,000 worth of damage to a semi truck.

Fernando Patino Vega, 31, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief on Oct. 24.

According to online court documents, officers were called to the scene when Patino Vega was observed throwing objects at vehicles on Interstate 80.

Once Patino Vega was taken into custody, it was learned that the semi truck the debris was being thrown at had suffered more than $1,000 worth of damage.

Second-degree criminal mischief is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with burglary

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of breaking into a residence.

Richard Rolon, 34, was charged with first-degree burglary on Oct. 25.

According to online court documents, Rolon arrived at the residence in which his wife was residing.

Rolon reportedly broke a window in an attempt to enter the house but was unsuccessful.

In a second attempt, Rolon pushed his way through the front door. Once he was inside, his wife tried to hold the bedroom door shut. Rolon allegedly pushed his way through the door, which caused his wife to fall on broken glass, cut her hand, and forced her to seek medical treatment.

First-degree burglary is a Class-B felony.

- by Alyssa Guzman


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