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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Dec. 27, 2018

Newton Police
Department

• A motor-vehicle accident was investigated at 2:58 p.m. Dec. 20. According to Newton police, Wilson P. Echevarria, 61, of Newton, was ticketed for failure to obey a traffic control device after allegedly pulling out into the middle of the intersection. That reportedly caused Burton E. Snook, 93, of Newton, to drive his 2013 Lincoln SUV into Echevarria’s 2005 Nissan Altima. The accident took place at the intersection of North Second Avenue and West Eighth Street, where Echevarria was heading west on North Second Avenue while Snook was heading north on West Eighth Street.

• A motor vehicle accident was investigated at 12:39 p.m. Dec. 22. According to Newton police, a black 2013 Jeep, pulled out into the intersection obstructed from view cross traffic and collided with a silver 2019 Hyundai Accent. The Jeep was driven by Ashley D. Warnell, 31, of Newton, while the Accent was driven by Michael V. Knoot, 28, of Green Bay, Wis. The intersection was at East 12th Street and North Third Avenue, and the accident resulted in $1,500 in estimated total damages. Warnell received a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device.

• William E. Lane, 59, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 7:23 p.m. Dec. 22. According to Newton Police, officers saw a black Cadillac Sedan within the 600 block of North Eighth Avenue East heading east with no taillights. After being pulled over, Lane informed the officer that he had no license, and he had been just released from jail for the same charge. A background check showed he had 10 withdraws in effect, dating back to 2015. He was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

• Dustin E. Schmidt, 28, of Netwon, was charged with violating a no-contact order at 2:07 p.m. Dec. 22. According to Newton police, a phone call was received at the NPD in reference to the violation of a no-contact order. The call mentioned Schmidt allegedly left a voicemail for the caller. Schmidt was found, arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

• Justin G. Sheehan, 33, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault and harassment of a public official at 3:39 a.m. Monday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 1400 block of West Third Street Place North for a domestic call. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who was bleeding from her upper lip, and said Sheehan allegedly hit her one time with a closed fist in the mouth, punched her in the back of the head and pulled her hair. Sheehan responded by saying they both hit each other. Sheehan also allegedly threatened the officer by stating he knew where the officer lived and what his truck looked like.Reports stated he then apologized for threatening the officer. Sheehan was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

• A juvenile bicyclist failed to stop before crossing the road and got hit by a vehicle at 7:55 a.m. Dec. 19. According to Newton Police, the bicyclist crossed southbound North Third Avenue East while a 2018 Subaru Crossover, driven by Diana J. Webster, 62, of Newton, came to a stop at the stop sign after heading westbound. After getting hit by the Subaru, the bicyclist took off. Webster went to NPD right away and reported the incident. Officers later received a call from Skiff Medical Center E.R. about the bicyclist’s mom transporting her there. An officer went to Skiff and talked to the juvenile to complete the report.

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