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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Sept. 9, 2020

Newton Police
Department

• Tyler L. Vanderputte, 20, of Newton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Newton Police Department, at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Easy 11th Street South in Newton. Vanderputte, who was listed on the warrant, was found in one of the bedrooms of the house. Officers located a green leafy substance in the same bedroom. The substance field tested positive for marijuana/cannabis. Also located were multiple vessels containing a brown substance, which Vanderputte claimed to be THC products. Devices to smoke marijuana/THC concentrates and multiple digital scales were found throughout the residence. Vanderputte claimed ownership of all related products inside the home. He was arrested at 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at his home. He was released to appear in court.

• Marty J. Decker, 35, of Newton, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 500 block of West Third Street South on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear on an eluding and OWI charge.áHe was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Christopher R. Meyer, 43, of Newton, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 19 in the 900 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, the victim reported Meyer used a screwdriver and a hammer to puncture the tires on her vehicle. The tires were punctured on the walls and the passenger side tires and the front driver’s side tires did deflate after being punctured. The tires were values at $161 each. The officers spoke to Meyer over the phone, and he confessed to puncturing the tires. He claimed the vehicle was his. The victim was the sole registrant on the vehicle and Meyer was unable to produce documents to prove his claim. He was arrested Aug. 27 and taken to jail.

• Marlin D. Hohimer, 37, of Newton, was charged with introduce intoxicants or drugs into an institution at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 31. According to the Newton Police Department, officers ran plate information for Hohimer and discovered an outstanding warrant from Rock Island, Ill. for failure to appear on possession of meth charge. He was arrested at 11:56 p.m. at Kwik Star and was taken to the Jasper County Jail. Entering the facility it is posted: “entering a secure facility. Once in the facility you are subject to a search. If you do not declare or are to be found in any ‘contraband’ you are knowingly introducing into the facility and you can be charged with a class C or D felony.” Jasper County jailers searched the defendant, finding a bag with appeared to marijuana. Hohimer said the bag was approximately 2 grams of the substance.

• Randy R. Martin, 55, of Newton, was charged with first-degree harassment at 8:52 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 800 block of South 13th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Martin left a threatening voicemail to the victim. He reported it to the police, knowing the number it came from belonged to Martin. The message state that Martin had a “.357 magnum” and the next time he saw the victim he was going use it on him in a violent, potentially life threatening way. Martin admitted to sending the message and the threat could potential kill someone. He provided his cell phone number and it matched the number that sent the voicemail. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Jessica L. Robinson, 35, of Newton, was charged with two counts of assault at 9:13 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 1800 block of West Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched on a report of an assault. The victim told police she had been assaulted by Robinson and another witness has a cell phone video of the incident. Robinson was arrested and taken to jail.

• Michael A. Suiter, 24, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 800 block of First Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that didn’t have registration plates attached. Suiter was identified as the driver and did operate the vehicle. Officers discovered his driving status was barred as a habitual offender with eight withdrawals in effect. The driver is barred until 2022. Suiter was arrested and taken to jail.

• Tyler R. Green, 23, of Toledo, was charged with operating under the influence, possession of a controlled substance marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 6:04 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 400 block of Iowa Speedway Drive. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were on a routine patrol on Iowa Speedway Drive when they came upon a stranded motorist, identified at Green. He admitted to driving his vehicle from the impound lot before it broke down from a mechanical issue. Officers asked why the vehicle was impounded and Green admitted to a previous operating while intoxicated arrest earlier that day around 3 p.m. Green admitted to using marijuana around 4 p.m. Officers noted he smelled of marijuana and had bloodshot eyes. He also exhibited body and eyelid tremors. Green complete standardized field sobriety testing and was determined to be impaired. Officer conducted a drug influence evaluation and found Green to still be impaired on cannabis after evaluation. Implied consent was invoked, green completed a breath test indication a 0 blood alcohol content. Green provided a urine sample and test is pending. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Darcy A. Vandam, 56, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence at 9:23 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 500 East 21st Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to an unwanted guest. Upon arrival, officers observed a female, identified at Vandam, standing next to a vehicle parked in the driveway. Police went to make contact with her when the reporting party exited the residence and demanded Vandam remove the vehicle from the property. Officers instructed Vandam to move the vehicle to the street. Officers approached the reporting party because of his yelling. It was determined that Vandam was trespassed from the property. Officers approached Vandam and observed bloodshot, watery eyes and detected an odor of alcohol coming from her person. Vandam admitted to driving to the property and consuming alcohol around 5 p.m. Vandam agreed to standard filed sobriety tests. She failed the horizontal gaze test then refused to do the walk and turn and one leg stand tests. Officers asked for a breath sample for the DataMaster and Vandam consented. The test indicated a .148 breath alcohol content. Vandam didn’t want a chemical test. She was arrested and taken to jail.

• Jakob A. Esterman, 21, of Newton was charged with driving while barred, failure to provide proof of financial liability and fraudulent use of registration at 9:03 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 1800 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were on routine patrol in the 100 block of East 17th Street with they observed a vehicle stopped at an intersection. Officer ran the registration number through the system and determined it was expired. Police initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified at Esterman. They advised him of the reason for the stop and asked for license registration and proof of insurance. Esterman provided his Iowa Identification Card and advised he didn’t have a valid license. Officers ran his information through the system, which displayed his driving status as barred as a habitual defender through December 2021. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Ciara M. Stanley, 26, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence and failure to maintain control at 9:42 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 300 block of West 10th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched on the report of property damage by a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officer made contact with Stanley who advised she struck a parked care on the street. She smelled of an alcoholic beverage, and her eyes were red and watery. She admitted to consuming a bloody mary. She complete a standardized field sobriety testing and it was determined she was impaired. Stanley offered a preliminary breath test which indicated a BAC of .144. She was placed under arrest and consented to a DataMaster test which indicated a BAC of .139. She was taken to jail.

• Charles K. Raymond Jr., 46, of Newton, was arrested at 5:31 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 100 block of South Fifth Avenue West on a Polk County warrant for a parole violation on a possession of controlled substance third and subsequent charge. He was taken to jail.

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