Newton Police Department
• Matthew Bakalar, 30, of Newton was charged with violating his probation after officers located him at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at 1009 E. 12th St. N. He was taken to jail.
• Brian P. Fallis, 31, of Georgetown, Ky. was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 10:52 p.m. Sept. 16 to Walmart on report of a theft. Over a two-hour period, Fallis wandered around Walmart, returning to an aisle with a can of air and inhaling it. He was taken to jail.
• Rona K. Mallicoat, 44, of Newton was charged with domestic abuse assault after officers were dispatched at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday to 818 E. 16th St. N. on report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, the victim was outside the house crying and told officers she wanted to call a friend earlier, but her mother didn’t want her to have the phone, tried taking it away from her, and scratched her in the process. She was taken to jail.
• Catherine R. McMaster, 57, of Newton was cited for failure to yield upon entering an intersection after officers were dispatched at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday to East Third Street South and South Third Avenue East on report of an accident. McMaster struck a vehicle driven by Chelsea S. Lester, 28, of Newton causing an estimated $1,500 in damage to her car and an estimated $1,500 in damage to her own car.
• Cody W. Menenga, 32, of Newton was charged with domestic abuse assault, third offense, after officers were dispatched at 1:13 p.m. Sept. 10 to 818 E. 16th St. N. on a report of a domestic assault. Earlier that day, the victim went to Menenga’s house to help him with a kitten. When she tried to leave, he allegedly assaulted her. The victim requested a no-contact order. Menenga was taken to jail after being located at his residence on Thursday.
• Jessica B. Tompkins, 22, of Marshalltown was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief after officers were dispatched at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday to 320 W. Eighth St. S. on a report of a possible burglary. Tompkins broke a window to the house that the father of her children live in. She was released to appear in court.
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.