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Finchum arrested for Theft 2nd,DWLS,OWI 2nd,PCS

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at approximately 9:11 p.m. a red 2003 Chevy pickup was reported stolen from Le Mars, Iowa.  This information was entered into a national database for law enforcement. 

On this same night at approximately 10:33 p.m., a Plymouth County Deputy observed this vehicle to be heading north on Hwy 75 just outside of Hinton, Iowa.  The vehicle entered the east ditch and came to rest on the railroad embankment just shy of the railroad tracks.  A short foot pursuit ensued.  The deputy was able to apprehend the individual a short distance away from the pickup.  Crystal Marie Finchum, age 30 of Le Mars, Iowa was placed under arrest for Theft in the 2nd Degree for the possession of the stolen vehicle.  She was transported to the Plymouth County Jail for booking.  A search warrant was issued and executed on the pickup.  Multiple items of interest were seized in connection to drug charges and possible stolen property.

Ultimately, Ms. Finchum was charged with theft in the 2nd degree, driving while license suspended, operating under the influence 2nd offense, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Hinton Police Department.

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