Newton Police Department
• Jamie L. Chance, 32, of Newton, was arrested on multiple charges including trespassing and interference with official acts for allegedly entering a home in the 800 block of North Eighth Avenue East through a window, spending the day there and yelling at the homeowner when asked to leave. Police were dispatched to the residence around 1 a.m. Friday after a 911 call by the homeowner. According to police reports, Chance was unintelligible and screaming when officers asked her to come out of the house. Police said she physically resisted arrest. Chance was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found with six grocery bags containing syringes, baggies with white residue and a broken pipe scattered on the floor in the house. Chance was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Joseph H. Brooks, 39, of Newton, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft at 4:21 a.m. Sunday after a person matching his description was witnessed stealing a bottle of peach-flavored New Amsterdam from the Yesway convenience store, 405 First Ave. E. in Newton. According to a police report, a clerk at the store told the officers a second bottle of vodka was discovered missing after a man identified as Brooks left the store. Brooks was located a few minutes later on East Fourth Street South in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Brooks admitted to being in the store but denied stealing the alcohol, according to investigators.
The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Candice M. Lynch of Newton, was also arrested and charged with OWI, first offense, for her alleged roll in the incident. Police said Lynch failed field sobriety testing and had an odor of alcohol on her breath. Both Lynch and Brooks were transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Nicholas J. Rink, 33, of Newton, was arrested and charged with interference with official acts at 8 p.m. Tuesday after police discovered Rink had an active warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving while barred charge, as they approached him on foot in the 200 block of East Fourth Street North. According to a police report, officers drew a TASER in the incident when Rink refused 17 verbal commands for him to stop walking. Rink was allegedly yelling at officers, aggressively and throwing his arms up and down. Rink was transported to the Jasper County Jail.