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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter July 1, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Anthony K. Dommer, 30, of New Sharon, was charged with fifth-degree theft from an incident that occurred at 2:26 p.m. Feb. 14 in the 1700 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for the theft of tennis shoes. Officers arrived and spoke with the store manager about the incident. The manager told officers a male and a female came into the store and the female was still present but the male left with size 13 white colored Nike tennis shoes. Dommer's old shoes were found in the shoe box that was placed back on the shelf. The shoes are valued at $64.17. An investigation was started and written statements were taken from two store employees and the female that was with the male subject. Dommer was served with this charge on March 23 while at the Polk County Jail.

•Andrew M. Schooley, 27, of Gilman, was charged with driving while barred at 2:24 p.m. June 25. According to the Newton Police Department, officers received a complaint for vehicle being driven by Schooley with a revoked license. Dispatch did confirm that Schooley had a driving status of barred for a habitual offender. Officers located the vehicle and stopped it and advised Schooley he had been called in for driving while barred. Schooley openly admitted he knew he was barred and handed officers his Iowa I.D. Schooley was cited and released to appear in court.

• Kyle E. Chance, 35, of Newton, was arrested at 8:17 p.m. June 28 at in the 800 block of North 19th Avenue East on two Jasper County warrants for probation violation, original charges domestic abuse assault and forgery. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Joseph K. Mahl, 33, of Newton, was charged with assault at 5:56 p.m. June 25 in the 900 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for a domestic fight. Dispatch told officers a male and a female were outside. Dispatch told officers they had received another call saying it was Mahl and the victim and that Mahl was intoxicated. Officers arrived and observed a chaotic scene. Mahl had a scratch on his left tricep and a scratch on the back of his neck. Mahl was lying on the ground on his back. The victim had visible bruises, marks and scratches on both arms and her face. The victim complained of pain in her jaw and was transported to the MercyOne Newton Medical Center emergency room. Mahl told officers he wanted to die and requested that officers kill him. Mahl insisted he never hit a woman unless they tried to hit him first. Mahl was transported to MercyOne Newton. Mahl made utterances about killing himself and people were coming after him with sticks. Mahl told officers someone had threatened to break the windows out of his apartment so he went to the apartment to do something about it. Officers spoke with eyewitnesses who said Mahl had come to the residence and started an altercation with the victim. Officers were told Mahl hit and kicked the victim in the face. Mahl was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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