Newton Police Department
• William L. Ohrazda, 18, of Newton, was charged with two counts of driving while license suspended, two counts of failure to provide proof of financial liability, false information for citation, fraudulent use of registration, operation without registration card or plate, theft fifth-degree and providing false identification information at 3:14 p.m. May 31. According to Newton Police Department, when officers ran the plates on the green Ford Mountaineer at 1:47 a.m. May 17 in the 1000 block of First Avenue East, the plates didn’t match the vehicle. Newton officers pulled into the Casey’s in the 1000 block of First Avenue East after the Ford Mountaineer pulled in. Officers made contact with the driver who claimed to be Anthony Strange. Officers learned several days later the driver was not Anthony Strange and Ohrazda used false information during the incident. Ohrazda was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• August Moo, 25, of Newton, was charged with driving while license suspended. According to the Newton Police Department, at 8:58 p.m. May 30, officers stopped a black Suzuki Aerio in the 800 block of First Avenue East with a defective headlight. After checking the driver’s identification, it was found the driver’s license was revoked in the state of Minnesota. Moo was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Kyle E. Chance, 34, of Newton, was charged with driving while license suspended, operation without registration card or plate and eluding at 7:06 p.m. May 27 in the 1000 block of North Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of East 10th Street North and North Fourth Avenue East after the officers recognized the driver as Chance, who did not have a valid driver’s license. Officers activated emergency lights and sirens but the vehicle did not stop and abruptly pulled in a driveway on North Fifth Avenue East. The vehicle also had expired registration tags from July of 2018. Chance was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• David J. Eilander, 24, of Kellogg and Nancy M. Straight, 49, of Newton, were involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 block of First Avenue East at 5:09 p.m. May 21. According the Newton Police Department, both vehicles were traveling westbound on First Avenue. Eilander was cited for following too close after his truck rear-ended Straight’s car at a stoplight. Eilander said he was unable to stop his truck because it was raining and he hydroplaned. Damage to Straight’s vehicle was estimated to be $1,500 and damage to Eilander’s truck was estimated to be $900. No injuries were reported.
• Scott K. Auten, 52, of Newton, was charged with first-degree harassment at 10:31 p.m. May 28 in the 400 block of North Second Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence on North Second Avenue East in reference to a harassment. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated the defendant, identified as Auten, had left threatening notes underneath the door. The victim asked the NPD to make contact with Auten and ask him not to have any further contact. Officers located Auten and advised him not to have any contact with the victim or he would be charged with harassment. While speaking to another resident, officers observed Auten yell that he would kill the victim. The victim asked the officers to charge Auten with harassment. While being placed under arrest, he told officers he wasn’t serious about killing the victim but he did plan to beat him up. Auten was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Justin N. Wood, 30, of Newton, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief at 5:52 p.m. May 28. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to the 100 block of East 17th Street South on a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated she was traveling southbound on East 17th Street South when a male, identified as Wood, pulled up alongside her on his motorcycle and began yelling at her to get off her cell phone. The victim said Wood hit her with his motorcycle before speeding away. The repair cost was estimated at $3,908. Officers made contact with Wood who admitted to hitting the mirror with his fist but denied running his motorcycle into the side of the victim’s vehicle. Wood was issued a citation and was released to appear in court.
• Jami M. Duggan-Fry, 43, of Newton, was charged with trespassing at 7:17 p.m. May 28 in the 800 block of South 13th Avenue East in reference to an unwanted person. The resident said an unwanted party knocked on her door and entered her apartment. The person, identified as Duggan-Fry, was not welcome. She began walking upstairs and began talking about an investigation. The victim stated Duggan-Fry had never been welcome and wanted to pursue charges. Duggan-Fry was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jeff R. Boydston, 45, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 8:14 p.m. May 31 in the 200 block of West Eighth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call that someone was yelling underneath the railroad bridge. Boydston admitted to having two shots of rum, and he took prescription hydrocodone earlier that day. Police officers administered a field sobriety test where Boydston showed six out of six indications of intoxication. Boydston was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jesse M. James, 37, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault at 10:35 a.m. June 1 in the 300 block of East Eighth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to domestic disturbance. James was not letting other occupants of the house out of their bedroom. When they would try to exit their bedroom, James would push them. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.