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Police Blotter

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:38 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Rodney D. Dobbs, 48, of Newton was charged with third-offense public intoxication after officers responded to a call from two juvenile females at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of First Avenue West. The females advised that Dobbs had asked if he could drink a beer in front of them. When officers located Dobbs, he had multiple beers in his sweatshirt and smelled of alcohol. Dobbs’ blood alcohol level was measured at .170. Dobbs was charged and taken to jail.

• Jordan L. Foreman, 25, of Newton was charged with disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to Fareway in reference to a theft at 2:49 p.m. May 7. A store manager alleged he witnessed Dawn Foreman-Renaud attempt to shoplift some items. After officers made contact with Foreman-Renaud, her son, Foreman, became upset and began banging his fists on the glass windows of the store. Foreman was charged and released to appear in court.

• Rana C. Frisch, 38, and Robby L. Jones, 42, both of Newton, were charged with unauthorized use of a credit card after officers responded to Ryan’s Quick Shop at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in reference to a vehicle with no headlights. After making contact with the driver, identified as Bobby Jones, police searched the vehicle and found seven empty shoe boxes. Officers asked to see the receipts for the shoes, to which Frisch replied that the receipt was at her home. Officers then asked to see the credit card used to purchase the shoes, to which Frisch provided an ID and three credit cards she told police belonged to her sister. Officers made contact with the victim, who explained she did not know Frisch and that her wallet had gone missing at 6 p.m. Frisch purchased a total of $483.30 of goods at The Shoe Department, West End Sinclair and Ryan’s Quick Shop. Officers found a wallet under the seat of the car containing the victim’s medical cards and an additional credit card. Frisch and Jones were charged and taken to jail.

• Joshua M. Hilsenbeck, 25, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched to Walmart at 12:45 p.m. Friday in reference to a shoplifter. Employees told officers that Hilsenbeck opened a $1.05 package of lip gloss and attempted to leave without paying. Hilsenbeck also was wanted on two outstanding theft warrants. He was charged and taken to jail.

• Tyler J. Hurt, 19, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying weapons after officers responded to a fight at 7:47 p.m. May 7 at 1453 N. 11th Ave. E. While en route, officers were informed that one of the suspects, later identified as Hurt, had a pair of brass knuckles. After locating Hurt in a neighboring apartment complex, Hurt was found to have a pair of brass knuckles and a pipe with an odor of burnt marijuana coming from it. Hurt was charged and released to appear in court.

• Matthew J. Johnson, 49, of Newton was charged with violation of a no-contact order after officers were dispatched to 602 W. 16th St. N. at 3:53 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible violation. The victim stated that when she arrived home, her dog was barking in her backyard. Her neighbor, Johnson, repeatedly told her to quiet her dog down or he was going to shoot it. Johnson was arrested and taken to jail.

• Ryan C. Plagman, 37, of Waukee was charged with driving while license barred, speeding and failure to obey a stop sign after officers clocked a white van driving at 42 mph in the 1000 block of East 19th Street South at 7:03 a.m. Thursday. The van then failed to stop at a stop sign at 700 E. 19th St. S. Officers stopped the driver, later identified at Plagman, who stated he did not have a license. Plagman was charged and taken to jail.

• Scott T. Sweeney, 41, of Newton was charged with domestic assault after officers responded to a 911 call at 609 E. 19th St. N. at 4:13 a.m. Saturday from a female victim whispering into the phone. Upon arrival, the victim told officers she was being held against her will by Sweeney, who came home intoxicated. The victim had multiple bruises on her chin, knees and elbows. The victim also requested a no-contact order against Sweeney, who was charged and taken to jail.

• Tyler P. Turkett, 30, of Abilene, Texas, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers responded to a complaint of a vehicle parked with its headlights and brake lights on in the 2900 block of S. Third Ave. E. at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found Turkett sleeping behind the wheel with a bottle of potpourri between his legs and ashes on his clothing. Officers woke Turkett, who began to yell and scream and show extreme confusion. Turkett failed a field sobriety test, was charged and taken to 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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