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Police Blotter

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 10:54 a.m. CDT

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Newton Police Department

• Megan D. Chisholm, 20, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped her at 4:28 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West Fourth Street North for an inoperable brake light. She smelled moderately of alcohol and submitted to a Datamaster test, which indicated at BAC of .148. She also admitted to being in possession of a marijuana pipe after it was found in the center console of her vehicle. She was released to appear in court.

• John W. Constant, 40, of Newton was charged with violation of a no-contact order and probation violation after authorities were dispatched at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 25 to Heritage Manor regarding the violation of a no-contact order. Constant was charged for allegedly texting the protected party multiple times. He was located at 12:07 p.m. Dec. 26 and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Tammy R. Davis, 34, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her vehicle at 2:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West Ninth Street North for having inoperable tail lights. Davis admitted her license was suspended and allegedly was in possession of two syringes, used cotton swabs, several baggies and a small spoon to dish narcotics into the baggies. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 19, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of a domestic no-contact order after authorities were dispatched at 10:36 p.m. Dec. 27 to 1746 W. Fourth St. N. #1 for a complaint of a no-contact order being violated. Harris-Pearson was located in the residence, and she and the protected party admitted to willingly violating the order because they wanted to see each other. Harris-Pearson also allegedly had 4.8 grams of marijuana and a black digital scale in her jacket pocket. She was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail. Jourdan L. Flake, 16, of Newton also was charged with violation of a no-contact order and referred to juvenile court services.

• Brenda M. Hassin, 53, of Kellogg was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities observed a male in the snow and a vehicle attempting to leave at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of South Eighth Avenue East. The driver, Hassin, appeared to be intoxicated and consented to a Datamaster, which indicated a BAC of .16. She was released to appear in court.

• Andrew C. Martin, 36, of Knoxville was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 21 at Walmart. Martin was charged for allegedly putting on new shoes valued at $31.86 and attempting to walk past the checkout without paying for the shoes. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Connor S.P. McCandless, 21, of Newton was charged with simple assault after authorities responded to a fight in progress at 3 a.m. Wednesday at 620 E. Fifth St. S. in Newton. McCandless was charged for allegedly assaulting a female and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Morgan M. Mettler, 17, of Newton was cited with failure to obey a stop sign and yield right of way after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 9:55 a.m. Sunday. Mettler was traveling east on South Third Avenue East and entered the intersection at East Fourth Street South, colliding with a northbound Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency bus driven by Tamatha G. Stier, 42, of Newton. The bus sustained an estimated $400 damage and Mettler’s vehicle an estimated $800 damage.

• James S. Muir, 69, of Newton was cited with running a traffic control device after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Dec. 26. Muir was traveling south on East 12th Street North and entering the intersection of First Avenue East when he failed to stop at a stop light and collided with a vehicle driven by Brooks M. Skaggs, 25, of Newton. Skaggs’ vehicle sustained an estimated $200 damage and Muir’s an estimated $700 damage.

• Joseph K. Reusswig, 36, of Newton was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for probation violation on an original charge of assault after authorities located him at 7:52 p.m. Dec. 26 at 930 E. Eighth St. S. in Newton. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Rachel M. Richardson, 20, of Newton was cited with failure to yield from a stop sign after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:38 a.m. Dec. 16 at East 12th Street North and North Fourth Avenue East. Richardson was traveling south on 12th Street and entered the intersection at Fourth Avenue into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Marilyn K. Harger, 71, of Newton. Harger’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage and Richardson’s an estimated $400 damage.

• Clinton V. Robinson, 40, of Newton was charged with interference with official acts and public intoxication, third or subsequent offense, after authorities responded to a report of a fight in progress at 2:12 a.m. Dec. 27 at 208 E. Fourth St. S. in Newton. Robinson appeared to be intoxicated and began to yell at the officer when asked to perform sobriety maneuvers. Robinson also allegedly attempted to kick the officer. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Nicole E. Savage, 20, of Newton was charged with theft after authorities responded to a complaint at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 27 at Walmart. She was charged for allegedly concealing items valued at $17.39 while at the checkout paying for other items. She was released to appear in court.

• Beau J. Stejskal, 17, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped him at 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East 12th Street North for a license plate light violation. Stejskal appeared to be intoxicated and failed sobriety maneuvers. A Datamaster test indicated at BAC of .092. Authorities also found a marijuana pipe with burnt marijuana residue in the vehicle. He was referred to juvenile court services.

• Jeremy J. Stevens, 20, of Newton was charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of marijuana after authorities stopped him at 12:23 a.m. Dec. 27 for driving without headlights in the 500 block of South Third Avenue East and observed a pill bottle on the floor of his vehicle while speaking with him. Stevens was charged for allegedly having marijuana and Adderall without a prescription in the bottle, and he also was charged with driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Stacy J. Sutton, 37, of Monroe was charged with serious assault after authorities responded to a domestic assault complaint at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 24 at 502 First Ave. E. in Newton. Sutton was charged for allegedly hitting a male in the face. Sutton was released to appear in court.

• Cheryl L.L. Wanchanic, 39, of Newton was charged with interference with official acts after authorities responded to a report of an unwanted guest at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday at 821 S. 13th Ave. E. #E3. Wanchanic was passed out on the couch, and authorities were informed she was abusing her prescription medication. Paramedics arrived, and Wanchanic allegedly began fighting them and bit both paramedics and police. She was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• A 14-year-old Newton girl was charged with possession of alcohol underage after authorities stopped a vehicle in which she was a passenger at 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East 12th Street North and arrested the driver for operating while intoxicated. The girl denied drinking that evening but submitted to a PBT, which indicated a BAC of .03. She was referred to juvenile court services.

Jasper County

Sheriff’s Office

• Jerry E. Bird, 35, of Newton turned himself in on a warrant for probation violation at 9:20 a.m. Monday at the Jasper County Jail.

• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 19, of Newton turned herself in on a warrant for probation violation at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 25 at the Jasper County Jail.

• Roy D. Snyder, 49, of Mingo was located at his residence and arrested on a Colfax Police Department warrant for sex offender registry violation. He was transported to the Jasper County 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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