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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter March 26, 2020

Newton Police Department

Felisha R. Jones, 23, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft from an incident that occurred at 5:37 p.m. April 22 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers arrived and met with asset protection who said an individual, identified as Jones, failed to scan approximately 20 items at a self checkout register before leaving the store with the merchandise. Asset protection told officers the merchandise was valued at approximately $71. Jones said she was unaware of the incident. Jones was cited and released.

• Robert S. Burkle, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 2:52 p.m. March 19 in the 1800 block of South 12th Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to Newton 66 in reference to the theft of fuel. Around 2:15 p.m., Burkle drove up to pump one and clicked pay inside. Burkle pumped approximately $35 of fuel into his vehicle. While pumping he looked toward the store several times. After the fuel was done, Burkle got into his vehicle and drove out of the lot toward Interstate 80. Officers made contact with Burkle on the phone who said he was in Newton and needed to get back to work in Missouri but didn’t have the money to pay for fuel. Burkle was cited and released.

• Christopher A. Lang, 50, of Newton, was charged with two counts of domestic abuse at 7:42 p.m. March 20 in the 500 block of North Second Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to a call for a fight. Upon arriving, officers located Lang who appeared to be intoxicated. He continued yelling but would not say what happened. A victim stated Lang shoved her into the window which resulted in the window curtain coming down. Another victim also stated Lang had struck her in the face with his right hand which resulted in redness to her face and her glasses breaking, which she was wearing. Both victims requested a no contact order. Lang was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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