Newton Police Department
• Devin T. Kovach, 18, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after police were dispatched to Walmart at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Kovach allegedly stole $21.23 worth of baseball hats. He was released to appear.
• Kelly L. Taft, 37, of Newton was charged with a operating while intoxicated after officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a specious vehicle at 623 E. 71⁄2 St. N. at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. According to police reports, officers arrived at the scene and observed Taft acting erratically. His blood alcohol content was zero but he failed sobriety tests. Taft was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
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