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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Aug. 28, 2018

Newton Police

Department

• Lawrence C. Jefferson, 38, of Newton, was charged with first-degree burglary, failure to appear in court and violation of a no contact order at 12:39 a.m. Friday. Officers were sent to the 500 block of First Street South on a call of someone breaking into a bedroom window. While the victim was trying to shut the window, Jefferson allegedly grabbed the victim’s leg in an attempt to pull her out the window, causing a minor cut to her heel. Jefferson was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

• Natasha M. Hunter, 21, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order and possession of drug paraphernalia at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to police reports, an officer was sent to the 700 block of First Avenue East on a call of a domestic issue. The officer talked to a male and with Hunter, and determined Hunter had violated her no contact order with the male. The officer also found Hunter’s bong when searching the property. Hunter was arrested, charged and released.

• Jacob T. Lundin, 21, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order at 9:20 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, an officer was sent to the 700 block of First Avenue East on a call of a domestic issue. The officer talked to a female and Lundin, and determined Lundin was in violation of a no contact order with the female. Lundin was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

• Kenneth A. Vasquez, 27, of Mingo, was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence at 1:12 a.m. Saturday. According to a police report, officers were sent to the Manhattan bar to break up a bar fight. Officers found Vasquez and one other male in an alley and Vasquez admitted to officers he allegedly drove his jeep to the bar, drinking at least five beers. Vasquez failed sobriety tests, received a citation and was summoned to appear in court.

• Jennifer L. Hol, 35, of Newton, and Adam K. Hol, 34, of Oskaloosa, were both charged with theft at around 6:40 p.m. Saturday. According to a police report, officers were sent to Walmart after being advised that about $77 worth of items taken out of the store by suspects without paying. Officers located both suspects, and the suspects returned to the store, returned the items and received citations.

• Romell L. Cochran, 29, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts and for a Des Moines Police Department warrant for burglary at 11:51 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, an officer went to the 1600 block of South 15th Avenue West to talk to Cochran about a warrant. The officer put Cochran in handcuffs and detained him while waiting for confirmation on the warrant. While waiting, Cochran allegedly ran out of the apartment and tried to escape the officer. Cochran was caught and transported to Jasper County Jail.

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