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Police/Fire Reports

Police blotter

Newton Police Department

• Jeffrey W. Trent, 36, of Newton, was arrested at 6:26 a.m. Nov. 3 at 110 N. Fifth Ave. W. on a Jasper County warrant for possession of controlled substance and Poweshiek County warrant for violation of a no contact order. Trent was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• William W. Farr, 24, of Newton, was charged with possession of controlled substance — methamphetamine at 1:29 a.m. Nov. 2 after police pulled Farr over on South Fifth Avenue West for going over the curb on the inside of the turn. The vehicle then went up and over another curb. Farr told police he was nervous because he doesn’t have a driver’s license. Farr also told police he had meth in the vehicle. He showed the officer a small bag of methamphetamine crystals which were later weighted at .7 grams. Farr was released and issued a citation to appear in court.

• Christopher B. Hasselbrink, 25, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 after police were called to Sundance Apartments for the second time that day for Hasselbrink reportedly being intoxicated while walking around the apartment complex and parking lot with no shirt or shoes. Hasselbrink was walking down the stairs of the building when police arrived. He could barely stand, smelled of alcohol and he told police he had too much to drink. He has had five prior public intoxication convictions. Hasselbrink was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Deborah A. Miller, 49, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 3:25 p.m. after police pulled over a 2005 Ford Escape at the intersection of East 12th Street North and North 11th Avenue East. Miller was recognized by police for having a barred license. Miller also had two warrants for driving while barred failure to appear. Miller was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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