Police Blotter

Newton Police Department

• Bernard M. Lammers, 83, of Newton was cited with failure to obey a traffic control device after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 3:17 p.m. March 1 at West Fourth Street North and North Second Avenue West. Lammers was traveling north in the 100 block of Fourth Street when he stopped at a stop light, entered the intersection and collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Brett M. Lundberg, 32, of Newton. Lundberg’s vehicle sustained an estimated $400 damage and Lammers’ vehicle an estimated $300 damage.

• Randall G. Meyer, 54, of Newton was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear in court for sentencing after officers located him at his residence at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.  

• Cameron A. Porter, 16, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 5:55 p.m. March 1 at East Fifth Street North and North Fourth Avenue East. Porter was traveling south on Fifth Street and attempting to turn west onto Fourth Avenue when he slid into an eastbound vehicle driven by Stephanie L. Hitze, 23, of Newton. Hitze’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500 damage and Porter’s an estimated $900 damage.

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