Newton Police Department
• Kayla D. Royce, 29, of Newton, was charged with theft at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to Hy-Vee on a call of alleged shoplifters. One of the subjects left the store after entering with Royce while she stayed at the store. Totaling $23.27, the items stolen include Chinese food meals, a Snickers candy bag and two bottles of Coke. Both allegedly went outside with the items without paying and ate all the food. Royce received a citation and is summoned to appear in court.