Newton Police Department
• Curtis B. Boone, 34, of Newton was cited with following too closely after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 12:20 p.m. May 22. Boone was traveling east in the 700 block of First Avenue East when he looked at his phone and did not brake in time, striking the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Nathan P. Glotfelty, 46, of Kellogg as Glotfelty stopped at a traffic light. Boone’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage and Glotfelty’s an estimated $700 damage.
• Michael D. Knoll, 51, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. May 23 on First Avenue East. Knoll was traveling east on the inside lane and attempted to switch lanes, colliding with a vehicle just behind him in that lane driven Marcile F. Ratcliff, 78, of Lynnville. Knoll’s vehicle sustained an estimated $20 damage and Ratcliff’s an estimated $1,200 damage.
• Ashley N. Peercy, 20, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two vehicle accident at 12:13 p.m. May 23 on First Avenue East. Peercy was traveling west on First Avenue when she struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of her driven by Russell L. Penning of Newton. A passenger in Penning’s vehicle complained of neck pain but did not plan on seeking emergency care. Peercy’s vehicle sustained an estimated $100 damage and Penning’s an estimated $300 damage.
• Daniel M. Shine, 61, of Newton was cited with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and prohibited passing after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:59 a.m. May 25 at West Eighth Street South and South Fifth Avenue West. Shine allegedly struck a vehicle driven by Scott A. Smith, 46, of Newton as Shine attempted to pass Smith as Smith stopped at a stop sign. Shine allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign and nearly hit another vehicle as he drove through intersection and away from the scene. A witness followed Shine until losing sight of him on Highway 14 when Shine cut through the median. Shine allegedly failed to stop at two stop signs, illegally passed a vehicle and drove recklessly during the incident. His vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 damage and Smith’s an estimated $2,500 damage.
• Newton residents 18-year-old Savanna M. Cupples, 17-year-old Jonathon T. Cupples and 18-year-old Morgan M. Davros were charged with possession of alcohol under legal age after authorities stopped a vehicle at 11:59 p.m. May 24 at South Fifth Avenue West and West Fourth Street South for having an inoperable brake light and observed alcohol in the vehicle with the passengers. They were all charged and released to appear in court.
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