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BY DI STAFF | MAY 14, 2015 5:00 AM

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Iowa City man charged with marijuana possession

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of stealing from Walmart and possessing marijuana.

Shay Henderson, 44, was charged with second-degree theft on March 27 and controlled-substance violation on Tuesday.

According to online court documents, Henderson walked into the store, stole a set of headphones and a bottle of Louis Jadot wine, and walked out without paying.

On April 11, Henderson returned to the store and allegedly stole a Sony PlayStation 4 as well as 10 sets of headphones.

On April 19, he reportedly stole 20 video games, a Dell laptop, beer, and a cooler. He concealed all these items in the cooler and left the store.

On April 30, he returned to allegedly steal two additional Dell laptops.

In the three laptops he stole, Henderson removed the laptops’ theft-detection devices in order to successfully steal them.

Henderson stole a total of $3,409.30 worth of merchandise.

The shoplifting acts were recorded on video.

Henderson is allegedly  a known shoplifter at Walmart and had previously been caught and charged with third-degree theft.

Henderson had a warrant out for his arrest.

Officers found him driving a 2004 white Ford Freestar minivan at the scene of the search warrant.

A traffic stop was initiated, and upon contacting Henderson, officers reportedly noticed a strong smell of marijuana.

Henderson admitted to having just smoked marijuana because he had just gotten off of work and claimed there was no marijuana in the van.

Officers searched the van and allegedly found marijuana on the driver’s seat, where Henderson had been sitting.

Later, authorities reportedly discovered that Henderson’s wife, who was in the passenger’s seat, was told to conceal a bag of marijuana in her underwear to hide it from officers when the traffic stop was initiated.

Upon examining the bag, officers found there were individually packaged bags of marijuana that were packaged to be sold.

Henderson has previous convictions for selling drugs.

Second-degree theft and controlled-substance violation are both Class-D felonies.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man accused of meth possession

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of possessing methamphetamine.

Adam Boldt, 20, was charged with controlled-substance violation on Tuesday.

According to online court documents, officers were walking on a sidewalk when they saw Boldt smoking something in a glass pipe.

The officers approached him and asked what he was smoking.

Boldt reportedly admitted to the officers that he was smoking meth, so officers seized the glass pipe and observed the clear liquid inside to be methamphetamine.

Upon searching Boldt’s vehicle, officers found 23 vials of different steroid substances including Boldenone Undecylenate, Testerone  Enathate, and Nandrolone Decanoate.

All three substances are Schedule III substances.

Controlled-substance violation is a Class-C felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man accused of vehicle theft

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

Christopher Dahlhauser, 20, was charged with second-degree theft on April 1.

According to online court documents, a person walked into the Police Department and spoke to an officer about Dahlhauser borrowing his car and not returning it.

The person said he let Dalhauser borrow the car to see his mother in North Liberty but specifically told him to see his mother only and come right back.

Two weeks later, an officer received word that the vehicle had been found in Wilson, North Carolina.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Coralville man charged with OWI

Authorities have accused a Coralville man of driving while intoxicated.

Cameron Hobin, 25, was charged Wednesday with third-offense OWI.

According to online court documents, an officer received a report of a reckless driver driving in front of a Johnson County ambulance.

The officer was able to locate and get behind the vehicle.

As the officer was following the vehicle, he observed it to constantly be driving down the middle of the road before pulling into a garage and shutting the door.

The garage had no other entrances or exits other than the main door.

Eventually, Hobin’s roommate opened the door and the officer made contact with Hobin, who said he was the only one in the car.

Hobin had bloodshot, watery eyes, difficulty keeping his balance, slurred speech, and smelled strongly of ingested alcohol.

He blew a .158.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

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