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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Oct. 8, 2019

Newton Police Department

• Joe R. Hanes III, 20, of Newton, was arrested at 2:53 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Adult Probation office on a Jasper County warrant for a probation violation and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Angela S. Ryan, 23, of Monroe, was arrested at 5:18 a.m. Oct. 3 in the 2000 block of First Avenue East on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Austin L. Lamb, 20, homeless, was charged with third-degree burglary from an incident that occurred at 7:17 a.m. Sept. 8 in the 600 block of East Seventh Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to a burglary in a garage. Newton police arrived and talked with the victim about the incident and the victim stated sometime during the night someone allegedly got in his garage and took items out of it. One item that was missing was a power washer valued at $400. The scene was processed and footwear impressions were developed from the hood of the victim’s car. Lamb was allegedly found near another burglary scene a half a block from this location. Lamb was placed under arrest on a warrant and allegedly ran away from the arresting officer. Newton police assisted in looking for Lamb and they found the white-colored flip flops he was wearing. The shoes were taken into evidence and Newton police looked at the soles of the flip flops. The soles of the shoes matched the footwear impressions found on the hood of the victim’s car. Lamb was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jeffrey W. Trent, 38, of Newton, was arrested at 4:49 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 1800 block of North 19th Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for second-degree theft and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Kayla D. M. Royce, 30, of Newton, was arrested at 8:22 p.m. Oct. 3 at Walmart on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear on a fifth-degree theft charge and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Christopher A. Coram, 29, of Des Moines, was charged with interference with official acts and fifth-degree criminal mischief at 12:02 p.m. Oct. 5 in the 500 block of South Eighth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Coram and his father arrived at their previous address with permission from their former landlord to retrieve property from the front exterior deck. Newton police said during the retrieval of the property, Coram allegedly intentionally punched the glass window out of the front entry door to try and gain entry with the approximate cost to replace being $150. Newton police told Coram he was under arrest. Coram told police, “I am not,” and began to pull away from officers and Coram had to be physically restrained against the vehicle. Coram was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Thomas F. Welke, 59, of Benton Harbo, Mich., was charged with operating while under the influence, failure to obey a stop sign and open container at 9:34 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 4400 block of South 22nd Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Jasper County Dispatch advised of a possible intoxicated driver. Jasper County Dispatch told Newton Police that the driver was in a black 2018 Ford F150 and seen throwing beer cans in the trash. Newton Police arrived and observed the vehicle pulling onto S 22nd Ave. E. from Love’s. Newton Police observed the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. Newton Police initiated a traffic stop and exited their vehicles and approached the vehicle. Newton Police observed Welke having bloodshot and watery eyes and the smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Newton Police had Welke exit the vehicle and the observed Welke being uneasy on his feet as he walked. Newton Police then had Welke take a seat in their patrol car and Welke admitted to consuming three beers two hours before the traffic stop. Welke agreed to the standard field sobriety test and failed. Welke provided a sample of his breath for the preliminary breath test and it indicated a BAC greater than 0.08. Welke refused to give a breath sample for the DataMaster. Welke was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Loveratta K. Nani, 24, of Newton was charged with operating while under the influence at 12:45 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 1000 block of East 10th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident. While Newton Officers were in route they were informed that the female driver had also called dispatch advising of the accident. When Newton Police arrived they spoke to Nani and while speaking with her Nani admitted to operating the vehicle and hitting the parked car. Newton Officers could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Nani and Nani admitted to drinking wine coolers earlier in the evening. Nani submitted to the field sobriety tests and the preliminary breath test which registered a BAC over 0.08. Newton Police said at 2:35 a.m. Nani submitted to a breath specimen which registered at BAC of .129 and Nani admitted to driving the vehicle, drinking and took full responsibility for her actions. Nani was cited and released.

• Mary E. Salow, 26, of Newton was charged with public intoxication at 11:33 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 100 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers observed two females yelling in the alley next to PB’s Pub. Newton Police went to the alley and found a female identified as Salow and she had red, watery and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech and was unstable on her feet. Salow consented to a preliminary breath test which showed a BAC of .164 and Salow waived her right to a chemical test. Salow was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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