Police Blotter

Newton Police Department

• Jarrod P. Burnett, 31, of Newton was charged with driving while license barred after authorities stopped him at 5:57 p.m. March 16 in the 1000 block of First Avenue East for having an expired registration plate. He was charged for driving with a barred license and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Shaiden A. Ross, 21, of Colfax was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after authorities were dispatched at 6:12 p.m. March 12 to 817 E. 16th St. N. in reference to a male lying on the ground and bleeding. The victim had a laceration on his forehead and a possibly broken leg. A witness stated Ross swung into the car, where the victim and others were, and that everyone exited the vehicle and began fighting. Ross told officers he was jumped. Ross was arrested for disorderly conduct and also charged with criminal mischief for allegedly spitting in the patrol car, causing approximately $50 in cleaning costs. Ross was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jacob R. Stengle, 19, of Newton was charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint of a theft from a vehicle at 9:21 p.m. March 15 at a residence in the 1000 block of North Fifth Avenue East. The owner of the vehicle stated his wallet was missing from his vehicle. The victim described the suspect, and a person matching the description, identified as Stengle, was found walking in the 1300 block of North 11th Avenue East. During a search of Stengle, authorities located the wallet and a marijuana pipe. He also was cited for possession of alcohol and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

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