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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Aug. 8, 2019

Newton Police

Department

• Matthew A. Bakalar, 36, of Newton, was charged with eluding, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to provide proof of financial liability and fraudulent use of registration at 12:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North 19th Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers attempted to stop Bakalar for a registration violation in the 200 block of North 19th Avenue West but Bakalar refused to stop. Police turned on their lights and also activated their siren. Bakalar continued north onto West Fourth Street North and then went westbound on North 23rd Avenue West or Highway F36 West. Bakalar did not stop at the stop sign on North 23rd Avenue West and Highway 14 and continued west at speeds in excess of 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. Bakalar later turned onto West 48th Street North where he lost control and rolled the vehicle into the ditch. Bakalar attempted to flee the scene on foot but stopped on command. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Danny V. Hobbs, 42, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance at 11:58 p.m. July 31 in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were out on a routine patrol in the 400 block of East Fourth Street North when they saw a vehicle driving without license plates. Officers initiated the stop in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue East and exited their vehicle. Police detected an odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Police instructed Hobbs who was the passenger to exit the vehicle. Police searched Hobbs and allegedly found a clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance, a clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance, a clear glass pipe, a multicolored glass pipe and residue in his pocket. Hobbs told police he forgot about the crystal substance but admitted to possessing the green leafy substance. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Ian D.A. Mccandless 26, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance at 11:58 p.m. July 31 in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were out on a routine patrol in the 400 block of East Fourth Street North when they saw a vehicle driving without license plates. Officers initiated the stop in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue East and exited their vehicle. Police instructed the driver, identified as Mccandless, to exit the vehicle. Upon exiting the vehicle, police asked Mccandless if he had any illegal items and he admitted to having drug paraphernalia. Mccandless removed a cloth container and a sock from inside his waistband. Police searched the cloth container and found clear plastic bags with a crystal substance and a search if the sock found a clear glass pipe with residue in it. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Rudy A. Davis, 33, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and interference with official acts at 8:11 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 900 block of West Seventh Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, Davis was found hiding behind a tree in the 700 block of West Seventh Street South and was ordered to step out but instead, he fled on foot. Davis was ordered numerous times during the foot pursuit to stop and get on the ground. Davis was taken into custody in the 800 block of South 11th Avenue West. Davis had a black backpack that police found a glass pipe with residue and prescription drugs that weren’t his. Davis stated he forgot the pipe was in the backpack. Davis was also arrested on four Jasper County warrants, two for probation violation and two for failure to appear. Davis was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Dustin T. Gervers, 18, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft Aug. 3 for an incident that occurred on Aug. 2 at 5:50 p.m. in the 300 block of Iowa Speedway Drive. According to the Newton Police Department, asset protection at Walmart showed police a video of Gervers stealing Marlboro cigarettes. Gervers was read his Miranda rights Aug. 3 by Newton police and admitted to stealing them.

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