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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter

Newton Police Department

• James A. Bonnett, 28, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers performed a traffic stop at 1:26 a.m. on Saturday at the 300 block of First Street North. Bonnet failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Newton Police Department where his BAC tested at .140. He was released to appear in court. 

• A 14-year-old Newton female was charged with fifth-degree theft at 12:25 p.m. Thursday after officers were dispatched to Walmart on report of a shoplifter. She is accused of attempting stealing a pack of socks priced at $5.32. She was released to her parents to appear in court. 

• Clifford J. Heathcote, 36, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after officers on routine patrol observed a male without a shirt at 7:08 p.m. Friday at the 300 block of West Third Street South. Police also observed the male throw a beer can in front of the patrol car. Heathcote said that a motorcycle rider had thrown the can at him and he was throwing it back. Heathcote declined to take field sobriety tests and a PBT. He was released to appear in court. 

• Dustin J. Miller, 29, of Newton was charged with consumption of alcohol in a public place and resisting arrest after officers were dispatched at 2:39 p.m. Sunday to 1219 S. Fourth Ave. E. in reference to a potential suicide attempt. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a family member that said Miller was in a creek bed near the house. When officers found Miller, he said he wasn’t going to hurt himself but was drinking a 40 ounce bottle of beer. The officer attempted to arrest him but Miller tensed up and pulled away. Miller and the officer fell, resulting in a scrape and some bleeding on the officer’s elbow. Miller was taken to jail.

• Marcel D. Suttington Jr., 24, of Newton was charged with disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched at 3:34 a.m. Sunday to 321 E. Eighth St. S. on report of loud music and shouting in an apartment. Suttington was told earlier by police that the music was too loud and was disturbing others in the apartment building. He was released to appear in court.

• Drew M. Thomasson, 23, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possession of marijuana after officers performed a routine traffic stop at 1:43 a.m. Sunday at the 300 block of East 12th Street North. An officer pulled Thomasson over for inoperable headlights and discovered that he had bloodshot eyes. Thomasson failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to jail.

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