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Police Blotter

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 11:22 a.m. CST

Newton Police

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• Robert A. Anderson, 28, of Newton was arrested and charged with serious assault at 12:15 a.m. Monday after an incident Friday where the subject allegedly hit a male victim in the nose causing bleeding and swelling. According to a Newton police report, Anderson’s alleged aggressive activity began at a party and continued to the 36-year-old victim’s residence. The defendant was located, charged and arrested at 702 W. Eighth St. N. at 12:15 a.m. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Brandi L. Cain, 39, of Newton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 4:21 a.m. Saturday after a baggie of the illegal substance was allegedly found in a crashed van the subject was driving. Stuck in the ditch in the 1600 block of South Fourth Avenue Place East, Cain allegedly lost control of the vehicle and was cited for failure to maintain control and no insurance after the incident. During an investigation, a smoking pipe was found in the defendant’s purse and the baggie of marijuana was located in the vehicle’s front console. Cain was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Nathan A. Draper, 35, of Newton was arrested and charged with public intoxication (second offense) at 12:08 a.m. Saturday after Newton police were called to the 100 block of First Street North due to a domestic disturbance involving the subject. According to a Newton police report, a female subject with Draper, 26-year-old Alexandria R. Herring of Newton, was also charged with interference with official acts during the incident for allegedly “disrupting officers” during the arrest. Draper was taken to the Jasper County Jail while Herring was released to appear in court.

• Alex J. Harlow, 23, of Newton was arrested at 7:26 p.m. Monday on a warrant for a probation violation, according to a police report. Found at 608 S. Second Ave. W. Apartment 4, Harlow’s original charge was assault. The subject was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Thomas A. McFadden, 42, of Mingo was arrested and charged with public intoxication at 10:01 p.m. Friday after the defendant was found passed out on a picnic table at the Iowa Speedway, according to a Newton police report. Allegedly leaving a bar inside the speedway, McFadden was unable to perform sobriety maneuvers and a test of his blood alcohol level indicated the content to be .164. McFadden was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Alison B. Schwartz, 23, of Newton was arrested and charged with serious assault at 2:30 a.m. Saturday after she allegedly beat a 40-year-old female victim on the head causing lumps and scratches to her face. According to a police report, Schwartz was also found to have a warrant from the Des Moines Police Department for trespassing. She was taken into custody at 607 E. 25th St. S. and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Joseph J. Stein, 25, of West Des Moines was charged with operating while intoxicated at 10:41 p.m. Saturday after officers allegedly observed the subject driving up on the curb in the 800 block of East Fifth Street South. According to a Newton police report, Stein allegedly failed sobriety maneuvers and a chemical test indicated the defendant had a blood alcohol content of .250. He was released to appear in court.

• Bryan D. Wickman, 31, was arrested at 12:09 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of First Avenue East on a warrant out of Johnson County for failure to appear in court. According to a police report, the homeless man was allegedly asleep on a bench when approached by officers. His original charge in Johnson County was driving while under the influence. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Hitting two parked vehicles due to a medical issue, 61-year-old Vickie L. Needham of Newton was transported to Skiff Medical Center at 10:22 a.m. Saturday after an accident in the 900 block of East 16th Street North. According to a police report, Needham was cited with failure to maintain control after the crash. Owners of the parked vehicles, Eric J. Cobbs and Tera L. Sorensen both of Newton, sustained $1,000 in damage to each automobile and Needham’s vehicle received $1,500 damage. No other injuries were reported in the accident.

• A 12-year-old Newton juvenile was charged with criminal trespassing at 9:36 a.m. Sunday after a witnesses told Newton police that they saw the male subject entering a Chevy S-10 pickup at 1022 E. 12th St. N. A police report alleges that the juvenile admitted to entering the truck. His case will be referred to juvenile court.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 15 and up.

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