Newton Police Department
• Dustin R. Bestell, 20, of Baxter was charged with serious assault after authorities spoke with a female juvenile at 8:15 p.m. June 18. The girl told police she was traveling on her bicycle when Bestell opened a car door, striking her with the door. Bestell told officers he opened the car door to say hi but never struck her with it. Police observed scrapes on her right knee. Bestell was charged Thursday and released to appear in court.
• John D. Dawson, 38, of Newton was cited with following too close after traveling in the 1300 block of South 12th Avenue West at 9:08 p.m. Friday and striking the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Rodric M. Leavens, 48, of Newton. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $900 to Leavens’ vehicle and $4,000 to Dawson’s vehicle.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org