January 27, 2021

Police Blotter Sept. 28

Newton Police


• John P. Payne, 33, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:42 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 1400 block of North 11th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers at 8:48 p.m. Aug. 11 were called on a report of a violation of no contact order. It was reported Payne was knocking on the door, trying to get to the protected party to open the it. The victim stated Payne left the scene prior to police arrival. A witness who doesn’t know either party, told officers Payne was standing in front of the apartment door, attempting to be let inside. Officers confirmed the active no contact order, issued July 15. Earlier on Aug. 11, officers spoke to Payne and told him if he returned to the residence he would be arrested. On Sept. 13, Payne was arrested on a warrant for the violation of no contact order charges. After being placed in handcuffs, a search was conducted on his person. Officers found a glass methamphetamine pipe in Payne’s back left-hand pocket. The pipe had burnt residue on it. Payne was read his miranda rights and admitted to possessing the pipe. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Aaron M. Niehus, 38, of Pleasantville, was arrested at 10:52 a.m. Sept. 15 after turning himself in at the Newton Police Department on a Marion County warrant for a probation violation on an original charge of criminal mischief. He was taken to jail.

• Cody A. Martin, 24, of Newton, arrested at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Newton Police Department on a Department of Corrections warrant for violation of parole. He was taken to jail.

• Shawn R. Bartel, 55, of Mingo, was charged with driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 13. According to the Newton Police Department, officers observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on North 19th Avenue East with a headlight out. Police initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of North 19th Avenue East and East Fifth Street North. The driver, identified as Bartel, told officers he did not have his billfold on him and did not have any form of identification. The vehicle did not have the correct plates but Bartel provided correct registration for the vehicle driven. Officers ran Bartel’s information though the system and was advised of his suspended status with four withdrawals in effect. Bartel admitted to not having a valid driver’s license. He also had an active warrant. He was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended and the Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation. He was taken to jail.

• Jason T. Purtilo, 37, of Baxter, was charged with first-offense trespassing and consumption in public places intoxication at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 1400 First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to Hy-Vee Gas in reference to a man asking people for money. The NPD was advised he had been trespassed from the property. Officers made contact with Purtilo and noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. He refused sobriety testing but submitted to breath test. The PBT indicated a BrAC was .134 percent. He was taken to jail.

• Nicole E. Flores, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree attempted burglary at 12:33 p.m. Sept. 13 in the 500 block of South 11th Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, Flores was told to leave the victim’s house after being found inside without permission removing property. Flores left the residence, then attempted to re-enter through the front door. The victim had locked the door, staying inside and telling Flores to leave. Flores then used a metal brace to break the center glass pane window and reached her arm arm in an attempt to unlock the door but was unsuccessful. She left the scene before officers arrived. When police located her, she was holding two metal brackets. Flores admitted to breaking the window but claimed it was an accident. The damage was estimated to $300 or less. Flores was taken to jail.

• Enrique Perez, 41, of Clive, was arrested at 2:41 p.m. Sept. 16 at the 100 block N. Second Ave. E. on a Dallas County warrant on a domestic abuse assault charge. He was transported to the Mitchellville exit where he was released to the Waukee Police Department.