According to the Mattoon Police Department, Mattoon Police arrested Gregory W. Spiers, 41 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Theft and Criminal Damage to State Supported Property. The arrest occurred on 3/23/18 at 4:30pm in the 1600 block of S. 3rd Street in Mattoon. The charges allege that Mr. Spiers removed a lock and boot system from the city water meter at his residence, resulting in damage to the meter, allowing Mr. Spiers to receive water at his residence he has not paid for. Mr. Spiers was taken to the Coles County Jail.
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