2 arrested in connection with Union County vehicle break-ins/thefts


December 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that after numerous calls from residents in Afton regarding vehicles being entered and items being taken, Sheriff’s Deputies, Afton Police, and Creston Police executed a search warrant at the Afton Park Apartments. Taken into custody Tuesday evening, was: 29-year old Steven Mathew Behlers, who was arrested on a Union County warrant for burglary 2nd degree. Behlers was being held in the Union County Jail on $10,000 bond; And, 30-year old Cherrie Lee Palmer, was arrested on a Union County warrant for forgery – five counts of unlawful use of credit cards. Palmer was being held for Union County in the Adams County Jail, on $10,000 bond.

Separately, 24-year old Melissa Marie Shinn, of Creston, was arrested Tuesday morning, for driving while barred. Shinn was released from the Union County Jail on $2,000 bond.