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Police Blotter

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:11 a.m. CST

Newton Police Department

• Larry D. Brents, 43, of Newton was cited with following too close after authorities were called to an accident at 9:40 p.m. July 13 at East Ninth Street North and North Third Avenue East. Brents was traveling behind Eric Shatto, 38, of Newton when Shatto stopped to park and Brents struck his vehicle from behind. Each vehicle sustained an $500 damage.

• Tisha R. Cante, 26, of Newton was cited with following too close after authorities responded to an accident at 5:46 p.m. July 10 at East 12th Street South and First Avenue East. Cante struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Catherine Moss, 51, of Newton after Moss attempted to pull into a parking lot. Moss’ vehicle sustained an estimated $500 damage and Cante’s an estimated $100 damage.

• Mark D. Grandee, 49, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities were dispatched at 1:35 a.m. July 13 to the 1500 block of North Third Avenue West in reference to a motorcycle accident. The driver, Grandee, was lying on the pavement being tended to by neighbors who heard him crash and lifted the motorcycle off him after he struck a tree. He smelled of alcohol, and a preliminary breath test indicated at BAC of higher than .08. He was taken to Skiff Medical Center and later released to appear in court.

• Kadeem O. Hendon, 21, of Newton was cited with no insurance after authorities responded to an accident at 9:23 p.m. July 6 on Iowa Speedway Drive. Hendon backed into a parked vehicle owned by Sheldon M. Banks, 72, of Newton. Banks’ vehicle sustained an $600 in damage and Hendon’s an estimated $500 damage.

• Angela R. Shaver, 35, of Newton was charged with forgery and third-degree theft after authorities were called at 4:24 p.m. June 3 to US Bank at 112 W. Second St. S. Shaver allegedly attempted to write a check for $600 in another person’s name and was taken to the Newton Police Department. She was charged and released to appear in court.

• Demosthene S. Smith, 36, of Newton was charged with criminal trespass after authorities were called at 2:06 p.m. July 14 to 1501 N. 11th Ave. E. Smith was seen by a manager on the apartment property after having been served a no-trespass order. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Tianna D. Wolfe, 21, of Newton was cited with moving other vehicle after authorities responded to an accident at 4:30 p.m. June 27 in the 1300 block of South Fifth Avenue East. Wolfe was attempting to park behind a vehicle owned by Teri Meeks of Newton when her vehicle struck the rear of Meeks’ vehicle, propelling it off the road and into brush and a creek. Meeks’ vehicle sustained an estimated $1,800 damage and Wolfe’s an estimated $200 damage.

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.

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