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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter

Jasper County

Sheriff’s Office

• Ricky A. Dunsbergen, 19, of Sully was arrested for third-degree burglary on Monday. According to court documents, Dunsbergen was at Sully Christian School at 7:21 a.m., and the school was closed to the public at the time. He allegedly stole a large quantity of coins from a “Coins for Christ” jar and three checks made out for the school. Court records alleged Dunsbergen stole multiple times from the school, from Dec. 4 to 10. When police searched his home, they found a laptop, a wireless microphone, two digital cameras, personal checks, cash, keychains with keys, three class pictures and a leather bag. Dunsbergen also allegedly drank a can of soda and cut two power cords at the school. A security camera helped lead to his arrest. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Thomas J. Odem, 32, of Newton was arrested at 11 p.m. Monday for driving while license suspended at South 12th Avenue West and Highway 14. He was involved in an accident, for which he was not at fault. Police also discovered the he was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Luis M. Sandoval, 31, of Newton turned himself in to police custody at 12:10 p.m. Monday. He failed to appear in court for his operating while intoxicated complacent hearing. It was his first offense.

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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