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Police/Fire Reports

Police blotter

Newton Police

Department

Victoria C. Shanks, 28, of Newton, was charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree theft at after police were called to Walgreens at 11:29 a.m. Oct. 7. The store manager told police Shank, they believed one of the store’s employees, had been stealing prescription medication from the pharmacy. Shanks told police she took three oxycodone tablets at work. She also had numerous pills in her purse. The total value of items was $479. Shanks was released and issued a citation to appear in court.

• Derrick M. Shaver, 27, of Kellogg, was charged with fourth-degree theft at 12:32 a.m. after police were called to Walmart. Police found a vehicle matching the description of a man who ran into a house at 515 E. 19th St. S. Shaver and a backpack was found in the car. Items taken were five cartons of cigarettes, gel pens and the backpack totaling $317. Shaver also had an active warrant for theft of lottery tickets out of Ankeny. Shaver was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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