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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Oct. 30, 2018

Newton Police Department

• Rudy A. Davis, 32, of Newton, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 1200 block of East Eighth Street North on a call of a burglary. Officers were notified on Oct. 23 an individual allegedly entered the building and stole from multiple storage units, using bolt cutters to gain entry. An employee at the location showed officers’ video footage, identifying Davis. A warrant was issued for Davis, and he was found at a residence in the 500 block of First Street South, where he was arrested and received an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Casey J. Brandt, 35, of Newton, was charged with violating a no-contact order and possession of drug paraphernalia at 5:18 p.m. Friday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 500 block of North Third Avenue East on a call of a domestic assault. Officers spoke to the victim and witnesses and determined no domestic assault took place, but Brandt had been pounding on the back door of the residence. Brandt agreed to be interviewed by officers and claimed he was invited to the residence and denied ever knowing the victim was at that residence. He claims he left shortly after seeing the victim there. Brandt was arrested and with a pipe containing residue on it. He transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Alexander W. Swan, 20, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 9:14 p.m. Friday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to Walmart on a call of shoplifting. Officers talked to Walmart employees who said Swan allegedly concealed about $40 worth of items including a computer mouse and USB hub in his backpack witnesses said Swan tried to leave the store without paying. Swan admitted to the attempted theft and received a citation to appear in court.

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