Newton Police Department
• An 11-year-old female and a 14-year-old female, both of Newton, were charged with fifth-degree theft and possession of tobacco after officers were dispatched at 5:33 p.m. Sept. 30 to Walmart on a report of shoplifters. The two females attempted to steal a bottle of hairspray.
• Keith L. Stephen, 53, and Melissa K. Stephen, 36, both of Newton, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after officers were dispatched at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday to 732 First Ave. E. on a report of a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival, Keith gave officers permission to search the house, and they found meth, a meth smoking pipe and Alprazolam pills. Melissa also was charged with interference with official acts and assault on a peace officer. When officers located her, she kicked one of them in the groin, one in the leg and one officer received a cut to his right thumb. They were both taken to jail.
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