Police Blotter

Newton Police Department

• Joshua M. Cupples, 36, of Montezuma was charged with driving while license barred after authorities stopped him at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday at Kum & Go, 405 First Ave. E., for having a cracked windshield and determined he did not have a valid driver’s license. He was giving a warning for the windshield and taken to jail.

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