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Food felony

INWOOD, Iowa | It was a sweet crime with a bitter result.

Treva Denise Donaldson, 46, of Inwood, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief after authorities say she slung powdered sugar throughout a residence in Lyon County, Iowa. 

Court documents say she entered the residence on Feb. 10, took powdered sugar from the cupboard and tossed it throughout the house, "causing a very big mess." 

A news release from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office said she caused damage exceeding $1,000. 

Donaldson was arrested March 1 on a warrant. The crime is a class D felony. 

Trumpet theft

SIOUX CITY | He's playing a different tune now. 

A Sioux City man was charged with second-degree theft after police say he stole a trumpet worth more than $2,800 from Midbell Music, 4230 S. Lancelot Lane, then trying to sell it online to an undercover police officer. 

Court documents say 27-year-old Zachary R. Golden removed a trumpet on display sometime between Feb. 22 and 27. He attempted to sell it at a pawn shop but struck out, then listed it for sale on Facebook, which is where the owner found it. 

Officers arranged to purchase the stolen trumpet from the defendant and took him into custody during the transaction. 


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