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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:48 p.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Kelly N. Hardie, 25, of Newton was charged Monday with possession of marijuana and operating while intoxicated following an investigation by authorities into an accident on Oct. 14. Hardie allegedly had bags of marijuana in her possession, and a urine sample tested positive for marijuana. Hardie was located at 1806 S. Seventh Ave. E. #12 and arrested. She was released to appear in court.

• Logan E. Harlow, 23, of Newton was charged with second-degree criminal mischief after authorities responded to a vandalism complaint at 9:41 p.m. Dec. 10 at 115 W. Second St. N. Harlow was charged for allegedly keying a vehicle, causing an estimated $1,601.39 in damage. He was taken to jail.

• Lance A. Jones, 21, of Newton was cited for reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving while license suspended and speeding after authorities responded to a report of a reckless driver at 12:11 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Union Drive. Jones avoided police and ran several stop signs during the incident, and he was taken to jail. A passenger in his vehicle — Chad E. Coady, 21, of Newton — was found with a pipe containing a white powder. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. While searching Coady at the jail, police also found methamphetamine in a bag. He was charged with possession of contraband and with introducing drugs to a jail.

• Adam M. Smith, 28, of Lynnville was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities stopped him at 11:52 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of First Avenue East. He failed sobriety tests, was charged and released to appear in court.

• Maxie L. Smith, 52, of Newton was charged with driving while license barred after authorities stopped him at 12:50 p.m. Sunday at the 163 mile marker on Highway 80 for a tail light issue. He was taken to jail.

Found Property

A men’s silver watch was found on North 11th Avenue East. To identify and claim the item, contact the Newton Police Department for more details.

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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