Police Blotter

Published: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 10:59 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Four individuals were charged in connection with a report of a stolen 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, valued at $5,595, after authorities received a report at 12:16 a.m. Nov. 20 regarding a VIN check. The reporting party informed authorities the motorcycle was at 1730 W. Fourth St. N. #1 and indicated someone was coming to pick up the motorcycle with a truck and trailer. Authorities went to the residence, observed the truck and trailer and another vehicle leaving the scene, and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Joseph R.W. Frederick, 31, address unknown, and the passenger was identified as Amy L. Duffy, 29, address unknown. The driver of the truck, 35-year-old Justin N. Jobe of Colfax, indicated Frederick and Duffy were the sellers of the motorcycle. All three were charged with possession of stolen property, a Class D felony, for allegedly possessing stolen property. Siobhan N. Woody, 29, who is the renter of the duplex where the motorcycle was seen several times and allegedly initiated contact with Jobe to negotiate a sale price for the motorcycle, was charged with aiding and abetting possession of stolen property. She and Jobe were released to appear in court, and Frederick and Duffy were transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Two individuals were arrested after authorities responded to a domestic situation at 10:59 p.m. Nov. 20 at 1209 W. Seventh St. S. in Newton. Authorities separated the individuals, indentified as Rudy A. Davis, 28, and Stephanie J. Webster, 24, both of Newton. Davis was charged with assault on a police officer, interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly striking an officer and resisting arrest and for allegedly having rolling papers in his pocket. Webster was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities also contacted the Department of Human Services because a child was present during the incident. Davis was transported to the Jasper County Jail, and Webster was released to appear in court.

• Jacob J. Britton, 23, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities recognized him as driving with a suspended license and stopped him at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of West Fifth Street South. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Angela C. Dydell, 33, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault and interference with official acts after authorities responded to a domestic fight in progress at 11:48 a.m. Nov. 21 at 910 W. Fourth St. S. in Newton. She was charged for allegedly assaulting a male and refusing to comply with orders from officers. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Ashton T. Hoffman, 17, of Newton was cited with following too close after authorities responded to two-vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East Fourth Street South. Hoffman was traveling south on East Fourth Street South when she hit the rear of a vehicle ahead of her driven by Rose A. Baker, 63, of Newton as Baker slowed for traffic. Baker’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,200 damage and Hoffman’s an estimated $1,000 damage.

• Ashley R. Kibbee, 21, of Newton was charged with second-degree theft after authorities responded to a theft complaint at 3:41 p.m. Nov. 5 at Kum & Go, 1708 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. Kibbee was charged for allegedly stealing merchandise totaling $1,274.97 with the help of others between Oct. 4 and Nov. 2 while she was employed at the store. She was released to appear in court.

• Avery L. Leavens, 22, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:39 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North 10th Avenue East. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Dorothy M. Maden, 60, of Colfax was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Nov. 21. Maden was traveling east on First Avenue East near East 24th Street South when she struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of her driven by Annette M. Spears, 54, of Newton as she slowed for traffic. One passenger in Spears’ vehicle reported back pain, and Spears reported neck pain, but both did not want medical attention. Maden’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,500 damage and Spears’ vehicle an estimated $500 damage.

• Brett A. Maple, 48, of Newton was charged with possession of methamphetamine after authorities observed him passed out in his vehicle with the door open at 8:29 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 300 block of West Ninth Street South and stopped to investigate. Maple consented to a search and allegedly had a container with two bags of what appeared to be meth. The bags had a combined weight of one gram. Maple was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Sidney A. Noe, 43, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities recognized him as driving with a suspended license and stopped him at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 400 block of South Third Avenue East. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Jordan W. Sedlock, 23, of Grinnell was arrested on a warrant for probation violation on drug charges after police were called to the adult probation office at 10:35 a.m. Nov. 22. He taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Ross R. Wadzinski, 26, of Newton was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of a prescription drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint at 6:10 p.m. Saturday of a person breaking into his parents’ safe at 730 W. 12th St. S. in Newton. A witness informed police he watched Wadzinski break into the safe to steal morphine. Officers also observed a needle and spoon in plain sight in Wadzinski’s room. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Cheryl L. Wanchanic, 39, of Newton was arrested on two warrants after authorities received a report of a possibly intoxicated person leaving Walmart at 10:10 p.m. Monday. She was found walking in the 2500 block of South 13th Avenue East. She was arrested on an Adel warrant for probation violation and a Polk County warrant for third-degree theft and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Becky S. Whaley, 45, of Newton was cited with failure to yield after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Fourth Street South and South Second Avenue West. The other driver, Katie E. Rodewald, 29, of Newton, was cited with no insurance. Both vehicles sustained an estimated $500 damage.

• Beth A. Williams, 39, of Laurel was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 12:24 p.m. Nov. 18 in the 2200 block of North Fourth Avenue East in Newton and determined her license had been suspended. She was charged and released to appear in court.

• A 14-year-old Newton female was charged with possession of marijuana after authorities were called to Newton Senior High School at 3:16 p.m. Nov. 19 for a found item. The female was charged for allegedly possessing a bag containing one gram of marijuana. She was referred to juvenile court services.

Jasper County

Sheriff’s Office

• Tiffany M. Bass, 31, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after being stopped at 4:51 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Jasper County Animal Rescue League parking lot. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Ricky J. Ellis, 19, of Marengo turned himself in at 2:10 p.m. Monday at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office on an active warrant for failure to appear in court.

• Joshua D. Fifer, 30, of Newton was arrested on a warrant for interference with official acts at Skiff Medical Center at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jesse T. Lundin, 27, of Newton and Leah G. Murphy, 22, of Bloomfield were charged with violation of a no contact order after authorities stopped them at 4 p.m. Sunday for speeding in the 4000 block of Highway 14 South. The deputy determined there was a protective order in place, and both were charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jordan J. Troen, 22, Newton was served two arrest warrants in the Jasper County Jail for unauthorized use of credit cards.

• Several individuals were charged with underage consumption of alcohol after authorities were dispatched at 2 a.m. Sunday to 12562 S. 60th Ave. W. in Mitchelleville for a possible underage drinking party. Those charged included Kaitlyn M. Wilkie, 18, of Prairie City; Brandon M. Beener, 19, of Monroe; Colten L. Jenkins, 18, of Monroe; Jacob D. VanWyk, 19, of Prairie City; Kurtis A. Timmons, 20, of Prairie City; and Jacob M. Tool, 19, of Monroe.

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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