Newton Police Department
• Abel Andrade, 53, of Marshalltown was charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense, after authorities were dispatched at 5:52 a.m. Wednesday to North 19th Avenue East and Northeast Beltline Road. One of the drivers, Andrade, smelled of alcohol. A breath test indicated a BAC of .254. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Rosa M. Malone, 20, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities were dispatched 7:04 p.m. Jan. 28 to several locations in Newton to search for a runaway. The runaway was located at 1425 N. 11th Ave. E. #4. Prior to knocking on the door, an officer overheard the occupants talking about smoking marijuana. After entering the residence the tenant, Malone, allowed a search of her bedroom. She admitted to having a marijuana pipe in her dresser. She was charged and released to appear in court.
• Joseph K. Reusswig, 36, of Newton was charged with first-degree burglary in connection with an incident that occurred at approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 400 block of West Fifth Street South in Newton. Reusswig was charged for allegedly arriving at the victim’s residence with a hammer, using the hammer to break out a patio window, entering the home, chasing the victim while armed with the hammer and eventually grabbing the victim by the hair and throwing her to the ground, causing visible physical injuries to her arms and legs. The victim was able to exit the residence and contact police. Reusswig also allegedly destroyed property in the residence. Damage was estimated at $200 to glass on the rear entry door, $1,200 to a flat-screen TV and $800 to the patio door glass. He also was wanted on a warrant for probation violation on an original charge of assault causing injury. Reusswig was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Sharry R. Roush, 47, of Newton was charged with driving while license revoked after authorities stopped her at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of East 11th Street North for driving with expired license plates. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Melody S. Ryther, 52, of Newton was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after authorities were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of North Second Avenue East in response to a criminal mischief complaint. The victim reported Ryther had damaged two doors to the house, causing an estimated $500 damage. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Nancy M. Straight, 43, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after traveling south at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday on East 10th Street South and striking a parked vehicle owned by Tyson R. Edwards of Newton. The roadway was snow-covered at the time of the accident. No one was injured, and damage was estimated at $3,000 to Straight’s vehicle and $1,000 to Edwards’ vehicle.
• Cody D. Thomas, 44, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities responded to a complaint of an intoxicated person at 8:56 a.m. Thursday at Napa Auto Parts. The suspect, identified as Thomas, was located in the Hy-Vee Parking lot. Thomas was transported to Skiff Medical Center and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. He was then transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Patrick H. Veber, 62, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday on First Avenue East. Veber was traveling east when he struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Shelby D. Elscott, 22, of Newton. Road conditions were slick and partially ice- and snow-covered. Damage was estimated at $100 to each vehicle.
• Roy J. Wagner, 30, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to 300 E. 12th St. N. in reference to a suicidal male with knives. Upon arrival, officers observed Wagner running away. He was located and smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and water eyes and slurred speech. A blood test at Skiff Medical Center indicated a BAC higher than .08. He was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
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