Newton Police Department
• Jamie L. Chance, 30, of Newton, was charged with trespassing when police were called at 3:17 a.m. Dec. 24 to the Cambridge Place Apartments at 904 N. Sixth Ave. E. in reference to a domestic fight. Chance was outside when police arrived, she was upset and screaming. The landlord has served Chance with a trespass notice before because Chance has been seen walking all over other properties several times. Chance was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Gary L. Herbrandt, 51, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication after police were called at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday to a parking lot at 1718 First Ave. E. in reference to an individual laying on the ground. Police found Herbrandt lying on the ground and appeared to have bloodshot watery eyes and slow, slurred speech. Herbrandt told officials he had been drinking. He refused Newton Fire Department’s assistance and was arrested. Herbrandt was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Stephanie D. Allspach, 39, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday to Hy-Vee. Allspach was seen by an employee taking a box of Orajel from the shelf. Allspach was confronted about the item and she pulled a tube of Orajel from her pocket. The contents were removed from its box and placed in another isle. Allspach also showed the officer she had a glass pipe in her coat pocket with marijuana residue. Allspach was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• David A. Letterer, 27, homeless, was charged with second-degree theft at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday at East 17th Street North after the victim saw his truck being stolen. The victim pursued the vehicle and stopped the truck at the 3000 block of Fourth Avenue East. Letterer was detained until police arrived. Letterer told the victim he had just left prison two days earlier and was cold and hungry and wanted to go back to prison. Letterer was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.