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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Aug. 3, 2018

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Jolene K. Bahri, 49, of Newton, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft at 1:37 p.m. July 27 after an employee at the Newton Hy-Vee, 1501 First Ave. E., allegedly found Bahri concealing a bag of cherries, one steak and a bottle of vitamins in her purse. According to a report for the JCSO, the items totaled $29.88 in value. Bahri was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Kurtis R. Peterson, 58, of Newton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock, or alcohol monitoring system, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of East Seventh Street North. According to a JCSO report, Peterson’s license status is revoked, and he has a temporary restricted license for work-related driving. Police said Peterson admitted during the stops he was test driving the vehicle and not going to work. Peterson was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Tracy L. Bess, 32, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with OWI, second offense, at 4:32 p.m. July 24 after she was found to have a blood alcohol content of .186. According to a report from the JCSO, dispatch received a 911 call regarding a distraught female, later identified at Bess, at the 180 rest stop on Interstate 80. Bess did not wait for officers to arrive and began driving westbound, stopping at the 174.5 mile-marker. She requested to go to the hospital and was transported by ambulance, but later was released and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Brian Crawford, 34, of Wilson, Mich., was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday after he was allegedly seen smoking the illegal drug at the T/A truck stop in eastern Iowa. According to a report from the JCSO, Crawford was located in a vehicle parked at the 159 Interstate 80 off-ramp. Deputies said a K-9 drug unit located a bag containing marijuana and a glass smoking pipe, then Crawford admitted to smoking at the truck stop. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

Newton Police Department

Russell G. Quick Jr., 36, Newton, was arrested at 2:27 p.m. July 23 at the adult probation office on two failure to appear warrants — one for probation violation on a DWLB charge and another for probation violation on a possession of controlled substance, third or subsequent charge. Quick was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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