• Mackenzie L. Carter, 24, of Newton, was charged with attempted third-degree burglary at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 22 after police were called to the 200 bock of West 15th Street Place North in reference to two individuals walking and checking car doors with flashlights. The caller told police the individuals were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and carrying a backpack. The two individuals were both located in the 400 block of West 14th Street North. They were identified as Carter and a juvenile. All three victims wanted to press charges. Carter was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• Tyler A. Frisch, 24, of Des Moines, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 after police were called to Newton 66 in reference to a theft that took place earlier in the night. A store employee told police there was a video of a man taking a phone case and leaving. Police identified Frisch from his license plate. Police called Frisch and told him there was a video of him taking the item. Frisch stated he didn’t mean to steal anything and would pay for it. The store still wished to press charges. Frisch was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• Dillon C. Cook, 19, of Newton, was charged with trespassing and fifth-degree theft at 1:27 p.m. March 2 after police were called to 1301 E. 36th St. S. for a male wearing camouflage and blue jeans getting into vehicles that had been towed to a lot by Barney’s Towing. The man fled the scene and was found later hiding under brush against a fence line. The man, identified as Cook, had several items on his person he claimed he took from vehicles in Barney’s lot. Cook was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Nicholas J. White, 36, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 4:50 p.m. March 2 after police were called to Hy-Vee in reference to a shoplifter. Officers arrived shortly after and were told White had taken $27 worth of items and concealed them and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. White was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• Lawrence C. Jefferson, 37, of Newton, was charged with second-degree burglary at 12:40 a.m. March 4 after police were called to 430 N. Eighth Ave. E. for an incomplete 911 call. Officers were informed the female caller said Jefferson broke her apartment window. Jefferson was irate, screaming at the victim and he said he broke the window. Jefferson admitted to breaking the window intentionally because the victim was with another male inside the apartment. Jefferson entered the apartment and engaged in an altercation with the victim and the other male left. Jefferson has a history of domestic violence against the victim, he has been evicted and trespassed on the property as of Feb. 4 due to ongoing issues with the victim.
Jefferson was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.