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Police/Fire Reports

Police blotter

Newton Police Department

• Dustin Pherigo, 32, of Newton, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Adult Probation Office on a Marshall County warrant for a probation violation, original charge third-degree theft. Pherigo was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Bart D. Bucklin, 56, of Des Moines, was charged with operating while under the influence at 5:08 p.m. Aug. 18 after police were called to a motor vehicle accident at South 12th Avenue West and Highway 14 South. Bucklin allegedly rear-ended a vehicle that slowed down at a yellow light on Highway 14 South. Police smelled alcohol coming from Bucklin. Bucklin’s breath test was under the legal limit but field tests indicated Bucklin was impaired. Bucklin told police he had been drinking shortly before the accident and he had been at the Manhattan where he drank four beers. Bucklin told police he took Valium and an anti-depressant that morning. Bucklin was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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