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Two charged in car thefts
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MONROE - Two Monroe men are facing a dozen charges each that they conspired in a string of recent thefts in the area.Dustin Michael Dean, 23, and Donald David Graves, 34, were charged in Green County Circuit Court with multiple Class A misdemeanor counts of theft, criminal damage to property and entry into a locked vehicle.Graves also faces a Class I felony charge of possessing four pills of the narcotic pain drug Levorphanol without a prescription and misdemeanor charges of possessing a crack pipe and lying to an officer with the Monroe Police Department.Dean also faces a misdemeanor charge of possessing three pot pipes.According to a criminal complaint filed Thursday, June 14:- On Monday, April 30, Dean and Graves worked together to break into and steal property from two cars parked at the Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., and a car parked at Walmart, 300 6th Ave. W.- On Monday, May 7, Dean and Graves broke into a car parked in the 2000 block of 17th Street.- On Tuesday, June 12, Dean and Graves broke into and stole property from a car parked in the lot at Pleasant View Park in the N3300 block of County N just north of Monroe.Their signature bonds were set Thursday at $2,500 for Dean and $4,000 for Graves.Dean has a pre-trial conference set for Tuesday, July 24. Graves' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10.