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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Feb. 11, 2020

Newton Police

Department

• Mary A. Stewart, 56, of Newton, was charged with trespassing from an incident that occurred at 12:34 a.m. Feb. 4 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to Walmart regarding a trespass. Walmart reported Stewart had been in the store Feb. 4 and had been formally trespassed on Sept. 3 2018. Stewart was cited and released.

•áJohn W. Miller, 37, of Colfax, was charged with interference with official acts at 2 a.m. Feb. 6 in the 1100 block of North 11th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were placing Miller under arrest for a Linn County Warrant for probation violation when he locked up his arms and physically resisted his hand being placed behind his back. Miller continued to tell officers he needed to turn his cell phone off. He continued fidgeting with his cell phone while officers attempted to handcuff him before throwing it across the top of his vehicle. Officers had to forcefully place his hands behind his back to handcuff him. Miller was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Randi L. Hamilton, 38, of Newton, was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional institution at 12:40 a.m. Feb. 5 in the 2300 block of Law Center Drive. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were arresting Hamilton on a warrant and she was found to be in possession of a bag at the time of her arrest. Prior to entering the jail Hamilton was asked if there was anything illegal inside the bag to which she replied no. Once inside the jail needles and a baggy with residue were located inside her bag. Hamilton was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Joshua R. Fahrenkrug, 31, of Newton, was charged with eluding at 10:12 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 500 block of East Twelfth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle and the registered owner, Fahrenkrug, showed an active warrant for fourth degree theft in Poweshiek County. Newton officers activated the emergency lights and sirens in attempt to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle initially did not stop. After stopping and being read his Miranda Rights, Fahrenkrug admitted he saw the Newton officer’s lights but “did not think anything of it.” Fahrenkrug was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Dorray D. Cooper, 56, of Waterloo, was charged with simple assault at 2:47 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 400 block of South Second Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called for a male who was assaulting a female. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim and Cooper, who both admitted they were the persons involved in the altercation. The victim told officers she initially got into an argument with Cooper over property. The victim advised Cooper allegedly punched her in the back of the head and threw her onto the ground. The victim told police she was in pain but did not have any visible injury and also said she wanted Cooper charged with assault. The victim also claimed Cooper threatened her with a knife but officers could not located a knife. Cooper was cited and released.

• Alexander J. Deboef, 27, of Mitchellville was charged with driving while license denied or revoked at 9:14 p.m. Feb. 4 in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department they initiated a traffic stop on a black 2015 Dodge Ram and the registered owner, Deboef, showed a driver’s license status of revoked for an OWI test failure. Deboef had two children in the vehicle with him at the time of the traffic stop and Deboef was issued a citation and given a court date.

• William L. Cupples, 52, of Newton was charged with second degree theft at 10:35 p.m. Feb. 4 in the 1300 block of South Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department they were conducting a routine patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling without registration plates and non-functioning third brake light. Newton police initiated a traffic stop and exited their vehicle. Newton police made contact with the driver, Ashley Reed who was issued a citation for no drivers license, and explained the reason for the stop. Newton police requested Reed’s drivers license, registration and proof of insurance. Reed provided her identification card and the vehicles title and told Newton police that she was purchasing the vehicle from Cupples. Newton officers saw that Cupples had signed the title under purchaser. Newton police ran the vehicle and found that it was stolen from Ankeny Police Department. Newton police confirmed it was the vehicle stolen with Ankeny PD, which they did. Ankeny PD requested that Newton police file a second degree theft charge of stolen properly on Cupples. Newton police made contact with Cupples who said he had purchased the vehicle and did not know it was stolen. Cupples was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.• Kristen A. Peters, 28 of Newton was charged with public intoxication at 3:39 p.m. Jan. 30 in the 1100 block of South Fifth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department they were dispatched to a call of a intoxicated female exposing herself. Newton police arrived and spoke with Peters and they could smell a strong odor of alcohol. Newton police said Peters speech was slurred and incoherent at times and she was unsteady on her feet and had difficulty walking. Peters failed sobriety tests and declined a declined a breath test. Peters was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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