Newton Police Department
• Charles C. Balius, 34, of West Des Moines was arrested at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 on three warrants for violation of a protective order after turning himself in. He was charged with two additional counts of violating protective orders for allegedly sending text messages to and calling a Newton woman. He was taken to jail.
• Adam R. Brown, 21, of Newton and Christopher J. Pierce, 16, of Colfax each were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint at 2:46 p.m. Friday of an odor of marijuana coming from an apartment at 303 S. Third Ave. E. #3. Officers arrived and observed Pierce smoking marijuana. They also saw a marijuana pipe on a kitchen counter within the reach of a 6-year-old girl. Pierce also was charged with child endangerment, and both men were taken to jail.
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