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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 11:26 a.m. CDT

Newton Police

Department

• A 12-year-old Newton boy was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief after authorities responded to a report at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 6 of a student leaving Aurora Heights Elementary School. The boy was located in the 2900 block of First Avenue East. While officers were returning him to the school, the boy allegedly unscrewed the rear radar detector in the vehicle and swung it several times at the glass window separating the front and back seats. The boy also allegedly damaged wires in the vehicle. The total damage was estimated at $75. The boy was charged Friday and referred to juvenile court services.

• A 14-year-old Newton boy was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped him on his bicycle at 11:34 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of West Eighth Street North for not having a light on his bike. The boy allegedly had a baggie of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in his pocket. He also was cited with possession of tobacco and referred to juvenile court services.

• Jason T. Hamilton, 27, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him for speeding at 12:21 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East 19th Street South. He also was cited for speeding and released to appear in court. A passenger in the vehicle — Gary D. Bird Jr., 37, of Newton — was found to be wanted on a Jasper County warrant for parole violation and also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly being in possession of a meth pipe and an empty syringe. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Alisa L. Marshall, 41, of Newton was cited with unsafe backing after backing out of a driveway at 6:09 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of South Fourth Avenue West and striking a parked vehicle owned by Natasha L. White of Des Moines. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $100 to Marshall’s vehicle and $1,300 to White’s vehicle.

• Richard K. McCabe, 33, of Des Moines was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 2:12 a.m. Sunday for speeding in 200 block of West 11th Street South. He was issued a warning for speeding and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Preston L. McConnell, 31, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 5:39 a.m. Friday for speeding on Interstate 80. He also was cited for speeding and released to appear in court.

• Dakota R. Mindham, 18, of Newton was cited with failure to yield upon left turn after traveling west at 8 a.m. Wednesday on First Avenue East and turning left at East 23rd Street South into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Kathy A. Rudkin, 48, of Newton. No one was injured when the vehicles collided. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to Rudkin’s vehicle and $1,200 to Mindham’s vehicle.

• Mohamed O. Mohamed, 29, of Tempe, Ariz., was charged with trespass after authorities responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest at 7:37 p.m. Sunday at 1024 E. 12th st. N. #12. Authorities had responded to similar complaints at the residence on Nov. 11 and 12, and Mohamed had been told that if he returned to the residence he would be arrested. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Leonidas M. Psomas Jr., 43, of Newton was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for violation of the sex offender registry after turning himself in at 1:24 p.m. Friday at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. He was placed in jail.

• Marjorie Wylie, 73, of Newton was cited with failure to yield upon entering a highway after traveling south at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday on East Fifth Street, stopping at a stop sign at First Avenue East, entering the intersection and colliding with an eastbound vehicle driven by Patricia R. Boden, 77, of Newton. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $900 to Boden’s vehicle and $1,000 to Wylie’s vehicle.

• Newton police found a Roadmaster bike at 8:18 p.m. Nov. 12 in the 600 block of East Seventh Street North. The bike may be identified and claimed at the Newton Police Department.

Jasper County

Sheriff’s Office

• Kristopher C.M. Walker, 34, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and cited with open container after authorities stopped him at 8:58 p.m. Monday for having an inoperable taillight on his vehicle. Authorities could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and located a metal pipe with marijuana residue, three packs of rolling papers and flask of liquid that smelled like alcohol during a search of the vehicle. Walker was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

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 older.

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