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Police Blotter

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 10:51 a.m. CDT

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Newton Police Department

• Michael J. Eppstein, 33, of Newton, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities were called to #10 Bungalow Court at 2:01 a.m. Monday on a Marion County Warrant for failure to appear. Officers recognized him, and he was aware he was wanted on a warrant. Officers asked if he had anything on him that would poke police, and he said he did. They found a syringe in his pocket. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jessie A. Grubbs, 22, of Hayden, Colo., is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 5:43 p.m. Thursday. Officers found Grubbs to have taken $13.88 worth of merchandise along with another man and woman at the store. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Tony L. Laver, 53, of Newton is charged with public intoxication after authorities were called to the 100 block West Second Street North at 11:50 p.m. Friday. There they found Laver passed out on the ground. Officers attempted to wake him but were unable to. Officers observed a very strong smell of alcohol on him. He was cited and released to appear in court.

• Raymond M. Martin, 56, of Newton is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree theft after authorities were called to 904 N. Sixth Ave. E. #4 at 8:52 p.m. Friday. Officers found Martin to have signed for another’s medication, Oxycontin, and 28 pills were missing from the bottle. Officers also found 3.3 grams of marijuana on Martin. He was transported to Skiff after authorities suspected he had ingested the pills. He was then taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Grand J. McDermott, 22, of Newton is charged with failure to maintain control and violation of financial liability after authorities were called to about an incident in the 900 block of East 18th Street North. McDermott was driving northbound when he ran into Adam Caldwell’s legally parked vehicle. McDermott proceeded home and called officers approximately 40 minutes later. Caldwell sustained approximately $2,000 in damage to his vehicle while McDermott had $1,000 in damage. He was cited and released to appear in court.

• Samir V. Pandya, 39, of Newton is charged with domestic assault after authorities were called to 315 First St. S. at 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Officers found that Pandya had been in a fight. The victim had bruising on their arm as well as scratches. Pandya denied the fight had become physical. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Rebecca L. Perez, 53, is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 5:43 p.m. Thursday. Officers found Perez to have taken $18.33 worth of merchandise along with two men. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Therron E. Smith, 25, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after authorities were called to the 700 block South Third Avenue East at 12:11 a.m. Friday. A witness saw a tall man at a vacant house then heard glass break and the man run from the house. Police located Smith and detected alcohol on his breath. He also has slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He admitted to drinking 12 beers during the day. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Justin P. Thorson, 23, of Waterloo is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 5:43 p.m. Thursday. Officers found Thorson to have taken $18.33 worth of merchandise along with another male and female at the scene. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jade N. Whisenand, 18, of Norwalk is charged with fifth-degree theft, possession of alcohol and driving while license revoked after authorities were called to 300 Iowa Speedway Drive at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Whisenand was at Wal-Mart and admitted to trying to leave with a bottle of alcohol. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Matthew G. Wisgerhof, 43, of Marion is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while intoxicated after authorities were called to the 1700 block of First Avenue East at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. Officers witnessed a vehicle go up on the curb several times, then stopped the vehicle to find Wisgerhof with a very strong alcohol odor on him. He admitted to drinking and while be searched the officers found marijuana as well as a pipe. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• A 16-year-old juvenile from Newton is charged with driving while license suspended after he was stopped for an inoperable headlight. He was cited and released to appear in court.

• A 16-year-old juvenile from Grinnell is charged with public intoxication and harassment of a public officer after authorities were called to 300 Iowa Speedway Drive at 12:30 p.m. Friday. After officers arrived at Wal-Mart the 16-year-old attempted to give a false name and information and was very intoxicated. He was cited and released to appear in court.

• A 17-year-old juvenile from Newton is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 7:45 p.m. July 27. Officers went to 407 E. 20th St. S. after the 17-year-old’s mother reported her son had taken $91.91 worth of items from Wal-Mart. An airsoft gun, BBs, scissors and a backpack were recovered and returned to Wal-Mart. He was cited and released to appear in court.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Haylee L. Breeden, 18, of Altoona is charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by someone age 18-20 after authorities were called to West 148th Street North and North 89th Avenue West at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. She was found to be drinking at a party, which was confirmed by a breath test. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Reilli S. Dhabalt, 19, of Ankeny is charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by someone age 18-20 after authorities were called to West 148th Street North and North 89th Avenue West at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. She was found to be drinking at a party, which was confirmed by a breath test. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Emilee K. Dorpinghaus, 19, of Ankeny is charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by someone age 18-20 after authorities were called to West 148th Street North and North 89th Avenue West at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. She was found to be drinking at a party, which was confirmed by a breath test. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Quincy B. Griffith, 19, of Ankeny is charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by someone age 18-20 after authorities were called to West 148th Street North and North 89th Avenue West at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. He was found to be drinking at a party, which was confirmed by a breath test. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• A 17-year-old female from Pleasant Hill is charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by someone under 18 after authorities were called to West 148th Street North and North 89th Avenue West at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. She was found to be drinking at a party, which was confirmed by a breath test. She was cited and released to appear in court.

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