• Oscar D. Almazon-Osmundson, 26, of Marshalltown was cited with unsafe entry onto roadway, no driver’s license and violation of financial responsibility in accident following a two-vehicle accident at approximately 2:15 p.m. May 13. Almazon-Osmundson was leaving a parking lot on the north side of the roadway in the 1100 block of First Avenue East when he struck a vehicle driven by Bo J. Smith, 23, of Newton. Almazon-Osmundson, who was not the owner of the vehicle he was driving and did not have permission to drive the vehicle, fled the scene. The owner of the vehicle, Oscar W. Almazan Galvez of Newton, and Almazon-Osmundson later came to the police department, where Almazon-Osmundson was cited. Both vehicles sustained an estimated $3,000 damage.
• Merrilee S. George, 61, of Newton was arrested on a warrant for probation violation at 1:37 p.m. May 22 at 115 N. Second Ave. E. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Cyndel L. Koopman, 24, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. May 14. Koopman was traveling south at the intersection of South Second Avenue and First Street South when she struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of her driven by Siobhan N. Woody, 30, of Newton, causing an estimated $500 damage to each vehicle.
• Katelyn E. McCarey, 19, of Newton was cited with failure to yield to vehicle on the right following a two-vehicle accident at approximately 6:42 p.m. May 22. McCarey stopped at South Third Avenue West and West Third Street South and then entered the intersection, colliding with a northbound vehicle driven by Andrew J. Free, 19, of Newton. No injuries were reported. McCarey’s vehicle sustained an estimated $900 damage and Free’s an estimated $400 damage.
• Christy A. Nida, 31, of Newton was charged May 14 with two counts of violation of a mediation agreement, a simple misdemeanor, for allegedly failing to attend mediation meetings for her two children, ages 10 and 12. She was directed to appear in court.
• Cassandra Y. Pence, 29, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint of a subject with a firearm at 6:33 p.m. May 18 at a residence in the 200 block of East 12th Street North. Officers observed Pence and another person standing outside the residence and were given permission to search the residence. Authorities observed marijuana and a marijuana pipe in plain view. Pence was charged and released to appear in court.
• Rona K. Skow-Mallicoat, 44, of Newton was charged May 14 with violation of a mediation agreement, a simple misdemeanor, for allegedly allowing her 14-year-old daughter to be absent for 31 days of school at Four Oaks from January to May. She was directed to appear in court.
• Jacob T. Whalen, 28, of Des Moines was arrested on a Polk County warrant for prohibited acts/possession of a Schedule IV or V substance at 1:01 a.m. May 22 following a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Fifth Avenue East. Whalen was a passenger in the car and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Joseph D.L.D. Bond, 19, and Ian D.A. McCandless, 21, both of Newton, were charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree theft for allegedly breaking into a residence in the 8000 block of Highway 14 North with another individual at approximately 1 p.m. April 2 and stealing 13 firearms valued at a total of $5,013. They were charged May 14 and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Karen L. Christy, 44, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a single-vehicle accident at 11:58 p.m. May 23 in the 4400 block of Highway 6 East after her vehicle was observed in the ditch by another motorist. Christy was unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol. She refused sobriety and breath tests and was arrested for OWI. During a search of her vehicle, authorities located marijuana and two marijuana pipes. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Richard M. Faupel, 20, and Nadeana I. Fields, 38, both of Colfax, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped him at 2:47 a.m. May 10 in the 1400 block of North Walnut Street in Colfax. Fields, a passenger in the vehicle, was cited with open container. During her arrest, authorities observed a metal smoking pipe and rolling papers in plain view next to the seat. The vehicle was searched, and authorities located marijuana, methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe with meth residue and four pills identified as acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate. Both were transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• A 12-year-old Newton girl was charged with possession of marijuana and Sebastian D. Weber, 17, of Colfax was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities observed them and two other juveniles under a the South Skunk River bridge in the 8000 block of Highway F48 West at approximately 2:06 a.m. Saturday. Authorities determined they were underage and had cigarettes. During a search, the girl allegedly was found with marijuana and Weber with an aluminum smoking pipe. Both were taken 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.