• Megan A. James, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:59 p.m. Oct. 12 after police were called to True Value. An employee of the store told police she removed property of True Value from James’ purse after anti theft doors were alarmed as she exited the store. James told police she was holding all the items in her hands and believed some items may have fallen into her purse. The item taken was a four pack of bar pulls valued at $22.99. James was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• Derrick M. Shaver, 27, of Newton, was charged with harassment of a public official or employee, interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 13 after police were called to the 300 block of East Seventh Street North in reference to a man by the storage units to the east of Thombert’s who wouldn’t leave. Police found the man who identified himself as Anthony Nicholas and gave an incorrect birth date. When police confronted him about the incorrect identification, the man ran eastbound to 709 N. Fourth Ave. E. The man kicked in a door and hid under a car in the garage. Officers located the man and arrested him without issue. He was identified as Shaver and he told police he ran because he thought he had warrants. Officers also located a glass pipe in the only yard he ran across to get out of police view. Shaver was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.