Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 11:07 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Logan E. Harlow, 24, of Newton was charged with assault after officers were dispatched at 9:35 a.m. Sunday to 501 N. Second Ave. W. on a report of an assault. Harlow had recently been evicted from his apartment and wanted to retrieve some items. When the victim wouldn’t let him in, Harlow picked up two apples and threw them at the victim. The victim had to duck to avoid the apples. Harlow was released to appear in court.

• Gerald L. Neal Jr., 39, of Montezuma was charged with fifth-degree theft and possession of a controlled substance after officers were dispatched at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 to Walmart on a report of a theft. Loss prevention employees attempted to stop Neal as he left Walmart, but he walked to Arby’s. Officers located him there, where he consented to a search. Officers determined the pants he was wearing were stolen and also found .5 gram of methamphetamine. He was taken to jail.

• Caleb Schwabe, 20, of Newton was arrested on an active warrant out of Montgomery County for burglary after he was located at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday at 106 N. 15th Ave. W. He was taken to jail.

• Jaidenn R. Sheridan, 16, and Riley J. Versteegh, 16, both of Newton, were charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart on a report of a theft. Loss prevention employees saw the two conceal $35.25 in cosmetic products in a purse.

• Jacob T. Whalen, 27, and Kimberly S. Woody, 27, both of Newton, were charged with violating a no-contact order when officers saw the two make contact at 3:53 p.m. Monday at Skiff. Woody walked out of Skiff and got into a vehicle driven by Whalen. They were both taken to jail.

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.

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