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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 11:18 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Andrew J. Bulmer, 20, of Kellogg was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 2:07 a.m. May 5 to Hy-Vee on report of a theft. Bulmer attempted to steal an ice pack valued at $3.20. He was already in jail on Tuesday when he was served the charge. Bulmer was also charged with fourth-degree theft and third-degree burglary by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office for breaking into a home at an unknown time on March 20 at 208 Third Ave. in Sully, allegedly taking a shotgun and an Xbox. He told officers he stole the shotgun because it was his but stole the Xbox “just because.” He was placed in jail.

• Jordan A. Eatwell, 23, of Newton was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after officers were dispatched at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday to Maytag Park on report of a male slumped over the steering wheel of his car. Eatwell failed field sobriety tests and had a .110 BAC. He was released to appear in court.

• Paula E. Gomez, 26, of Newton was charged with using and exploding fireworks after officers on patrol saw fireworks exploding at 10:25 p.m. Sunday at 1014 First Ave. W.  Gomez told officers she was responsible for the exploding fireworks. She was released to appear in court.

• Raykayla R. Harris-Pearson, 21, of Newton was charged with eluding and cited for driving without a valid license after officers attempted to pull over her vehicle at 3:08 a.m. Monday at the 200 block of North Eighth Avenue East. Harris-Pearson eventually stopped the vehicle and told officers she ran because she didn’t have a valid driver’s license, she was scared, and adrenaline was flowing through her body. After running her information, officers told her that she was eligible to reapply for her license. She was taken to jail.

• Christy A. Nida, 31, of Newton was charged with driving with a barred license after officers performed a traffic stop at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Fourth Street South and South Third Avenue East after Nida failed to stop at a stop sign. She told the officer she didn’t run the stop sign but asked if she rolled through it. She was taken to jail.

• Laura Whitson, 24, of Newton was cited for driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance after officers conducted a traffic stop at 10:21 p.m. Monday at the 200 block of East Eighth Street North. She was released to appear in court.

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