Police Blotter

Published: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 11:09 a.m.CDT

Newton Police Department

• Jeremy C. Clark, 37, of Newton was charged with driving while license barred and driving while license revoked after authorities stopped him at 1:08 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North Eighth Avenue East for equipment violations. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Brian R. Hammer, 33, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of First Avenue East for having an inoperable brake light. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Christian M. Horrach, 22, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 12:27 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of South Third Avenue East for no brake light. She was charged for having a suspended license, given a warning for the light and released to appear in court.

• Shawn A. Housley, 43, address unknown, was charged with fifth-degree theft for allegedly taking another person’s checkbook. The victim reported noticing his checkbook was missing on June 11. The victim closed the account and was later notified that someone had used a check from the closed account in Polk County. The check had been written for $540. Two more checks were written at a Git N Go in Des Moines. Housley was located, charged and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jessica L. Preminger, 21, of Kellogg was cited with failure to yield on a left turn after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 8:14 p.m. Thursday. Preminger was traveling west in the 300 block of First Avenue West when she collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Adam J. Wobschall, 27, of Kellogg as she attempted to make a left turn. Wobschall’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,500 damage and Preminger’s an estimated $5,000 damage.

• Anna M. Ruiz, 40, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint of an unwanted individual at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday at 205 W. 15th St. Pl. N. #2. Ruiz was charged for allegedly being in possession of methamphetamine, syringes and other drug paraphernalia. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Ashley J. Seals, 29, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a theft complaint at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart in Newton. Seals was charged for allegedly taking $18.48 worth of merchandise, placing it in her purse and leaving the store without paying. 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.

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