Newton Police Department
• A 15-year-old Newton male was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers observed him leaving Walmart with $42.88 worth of workout supplements, allegedly without paying for it, at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday. He was released to appear, and the case was referred to juvenile authorities.
• A 14-year-old Newton male was charged with fourth-degree theft after officers were dispatched to 325 W. Eighth St. N. at 6:24 p.m. His father reported his son stole his subwoofer worth $250 and give it away. The case was refereed to juvenile courts.
• Max A. Kellogg, 70, of Le Grand was cited for failure to obey a stop sign following a two-car collision at 7:57 a.m. Monday at the intersection of North 11th Avenue East and East 12th Street North. The bus is owned by Region 6 Planning Commission, and allegedly Kellogg ran a stop sign while traveling westbound on North 11th Avenue East, hitting a vehicle traveling northbound on East 12th Street North and driven by Lena J. Wickliff, 57, of Newton. One of the passengers on the bus, Mark Innis of Grinnell, was injured. He was taken to Skiff Medical Center. Damage to Wickliff’s vehicle was estimated at $6,000, and damage to Kellogg’s vehicle was $4,000.
• Clayton T. Miller, 18, of Van Wert was cited for driving while license suspend and speeding after officer stopped him in the 1000 block of East 21st Street North for speeding at 7:29 p.m. Monday. He was released to appear.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Christopher Dorf, 16, was summoned and cited at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday for an incident that occurred at 4:41 p.m. March 6. Dorf and another male had an argument, which escalated to a fight, between 253 and 291 Hickey St. N. Police reported he hit the student with a closed fist, causing the student’s left ear to be cut.
• Ambra Hoyt, 34, of Oskaloosa was charged with driving without insurance, failure to carry registration and failure to drive without license plates after officers received a 911 phone call from her at 4:23 a.m. Monday at Quicksilver Ave. just outside of Monroe. She called police to report she did not have any gas or money, and told police her phone could only make calls to emergency services and asked for assistance. When officers arrived, they discovered she did not have license plates, insurance or registration. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
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