Newton Police Department
• Jane L. Bergantzel, 46, of Henderson was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers were dispatched at 9:17 p.m. Sept. 8 to the Iowa Speedway on report of individuals climbing hills with their trucks. Officers saw Bergantzel driving a vehicle and then exit the vehicle when they made contact. Her BAC was .126. She was released to appear in court.
• Kody D. Hansen, 17, of Newton was cited for failure to yield after officers were dispatched at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of East Seventh Street South on a report of an accident. Jordan S. Welch, 17, of Newton was traveling south when he struck a vehicle driven by Hansen, who was pulling out from a parking space near a curb. The accident caused $1,400 in damage to Welch’s car and $50 to Hansen’s.
• William D. MacDonald, 49, of Newton was charged with domestic abuse assault after officers were dispatched at 7:38 p.m. Sept. 9 to 430 N. Eighth Ave. E. on a report of a domestic fight. The victim said MacDonald was complaining that she did not have dinner made so she ignored him. He then struck her and pulled her around the apartment. After pushing her down and yelling at her, he got up and walked down the hall for someone to call the police. A no-contact order was requested. He was taken to jail.
• Jon L. Revell Sr., 54, and Tracy D. Revell, 39, both of Newton, were charged with first-degree theft after Advantage Credit Union received a notification that a check Jon Revell wrote was not covered. Advantage Credit Union sent a notice of payment but no contact was made by Revell after July 16. The Revells came to the Newton Police Department on Thursday and were charged and released to appear in court.
• Christopher R. Stidham, 26, of Newton was cited for failure to obey a stop light after officers were dispatched to the intersection of First Avenue East and East Second Street North on a report of an accident. Stidham ran through a traffic light, striking a vehicle driven by Laure M. Jackson, 60, of Kellogg. She was transported to Skiff and released the same day. The accident caused an estimated $3,000 in damage to Jackson’s car and $2,000 to Stidham’s car.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Andrew J. Bulmer, 20, of Kellogg was transported to Jasper County Jail form Polk County Jail at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. His original charge was conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
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