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Police Blotter

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 p.m. CST

Newton Police Department

• A 14-year-old Newton male was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree criminal mischief in connection with an incident reported at 6:15 p.m. April 12 by a Berg Middle School teacher. The boy was charged for allegedly vandalizing the teacher’s vehicle with eggs, syrup and spraypaint and causing an estimated $250 damage. He was referred to juvenile court services, and charges are pending against others.

• Tony D. Gabrielson, 38, of Newton was arrested at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at 1414 N. 19th Ave. E. on a Poweshiek County warrant for embezzlement. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Terry R. Hervey, 50, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated and cited for having an open container after authorities observed him at 2:31 a.m. Wednesday parked in a driveway at 1602 E. Seventh St. S. with the engine running. Hervey was slumped over the wheel and failed sobriety maneuvers. His blood-alcohol content was .131. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Malin D. Meyer, 18, of Kellogg was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Walmart. Meyer was charged for allegedly stealing duct tape and cologne, valued at a total of $46.50. He was released to appear in court.

• Gregory A. Mitchell, 19, of Newton was charged with eluding, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to have insurance and failure to have a valid driver’s license after authorities attempted to stop him at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of West Fourth Street South. Mitchell allegedly eluded authorities, accelerating away from them and eventually stopping at 715 First St. S. He also was issued a warning for speeding and released to appear in court.

• Bradley E. Thurman, 27, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at Walmart. Thurman was charged for allegedly stealing a phone minutes card valued at $48. He was released to appear in court.

• Jacob T. Whalen, 27, and Elijah P. Harmon, 31, both of Newton, were charged with disorderly conduct after authorities responded to a complaint at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday of two individuals fighting in the 200 block of East 12th Street North. Harmon also was charged with public intoxication, and both were taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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 16 and older.

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