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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 10:35 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Stanley R. Burt, 59, of Newton was cited for following too close after officers were dispatched at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of First Avenue West on a report of an accident. Burt struck a vehicle driven by Linda M. Oldham, 60, of Newton, causing $100 in damage to her vehicle and $800 in damage to his own.

• Bradley J. Johnson, 22, of Grinnell was cited for improper use of a lane after officers were dispatched at 5:02 p.m. Sunday to First Street South and First Avenue West on a report of an accident. Johnson struck a vehicle driven by Donna S. Kohrs, 55, of Newton, causing $300 in damage to both vehicles.

• Jamie C. Nunez, 27, of Marshalltown was charged with driving while barred and cited for failure to show liability after officers were dispatched at 4:45 p.m. Monday to North East Beltline and East 31st Street North on a report of an accident. Nunez struck a vehicle driven by Jordan S. Welch, 16, of Newton, causing $5,000 in damage and $4,000 in damage to his own car. Welch was cited for following too close. Nunez was released to appear in court.

• Wesley A. Raridon, 27, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after officers were dispatched at 1:48 a.m. Monday to Hy-Vee on a report of an intoxicated male. Police were told that Raridon had punched a sign. Raridon did not cooperate with field sobriety tests, and he also refused a breath tests. He was taken to jail.

• Brandon D. Robertson, 31, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana after officers were dispatched at 10:16 p.m. Monday to 723 W. Second St. S. on an attempt to serve a warrant for failing to appear in court. While searching Robertson after arresting him for the warrant, officers found a small baggie which field tested positive for marijuana. He was taken to jail.

• Katlynn J. Wallace, 18, of Newton was charged with domestic assault after officers were dispatched at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday to 700 N. Fourth Ave. E. on a report of an assault. She was taken to jail.

• William D. Wiseman, 52, of Flint, Mich., was cited for failure to maintain control after officers were dispatched at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday to the 165.5 mile marker on I-80 on a report of an accident. Wiseman lost control his vehicle striking another vehicle driven by John W. Long, 43, of Greensberg, Pa., causing $500 in damage to Long’s vehicle and $10,000 in damage to his own vehicle. He was also transported to Skiff.

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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