Newton Police Department
• Christopher L. Cleveland, 38, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 3:49 p.m. June 8 in the 1500 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Cleveland entered the Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits store. Cleveland was identified by store employees as a man who was seen on video taking a bottle of alcohol and hiding the bottle on his person. Cleveland left the store without paying for the item and it was value at $8.49. Cleveland was cited and released to appear in court.