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Police show no Self pity
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A Warren County woman is being accused of revisiting the scene of her crimes and committing them again. 

Crystal Dawn Self, 38, has been charged with six counts of misdemeanor vandalism, five counts of felony vandalism, and nine counts of misdemeanor theft.

Those charges stem from vending machine break-ins that happened during a seven-day period from July 4-10 after several businesses had their vending machines targeted -- Super Rama Foods, Whitey’s Small Engine Repair, Warren County Rescue Squad, Taylor’s Heating and Air, Farmers Market, and Westwood Market.

“She’s currently on probation for committing similar crimes in 2019,” said McMinnville Police detective Eddie Colwell. “These break-ins caused approximately $20,000 worth of damage, while the ones in 2019 were a few hundred dollars.”

In 2019, Self pled guilty to seven vandalism and theft charges and was ordered to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $416 in restitution. 

Those crimes involved vending machines at Spin City Laundry, Westwood Market, Farmers Market, Whitey’s Small Engine Repair, Warren County Rescue Squad and West Riverside Market, as well as machines located in Morrison, Viola, and Crisp Springs. Those were hit over a six-day period from Feb. 13-19.

Self will have her first appearance in court July 21. 

She is being held on a $9,000 bond.