March 05, 2021

Police Blotter Dec. 7, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Jason T. Purtilo, 37, homeless, was charged with Third-Degree Burglary, consumption in public places intoxication and two counts of trespass on separate incidents. At 2:20 a.m. Nov. 17, Purtilo entered a locked facility, Newton Health Care, by breaking two doors and entering. He was found inside the building after taking socks from the staff. Staff stated the door alarms went of when Purtilo entered the building. They kept him occupied until the police arrived. Administration was notified during the day hours and wished to pursue charges for burglary and trespass Purtilo from the facility. At 12:04 p.m. Nov. 16, officers were dispatched to Goodwill in reference to an individual who appeared intoxicated. Upon arrival, police made contact with Purtilo who appeared to be under the influence of some type of substance. When asked to conduct sobriety tests, Purtilo refused. Officers then placed him under arrest because he appeared to exhibiting signs of impairment with excited speech, profuse sweating and quick, jittery movements. At 4 p.m. Nov. 17, officers were called to Hy-Vee in reference to an individual that had been trespassed from the property. Purtilo was trespassed from Hy-Vee in November of 2018. He was seen on video buying alcohol at the Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits and exiting the building. At 2:33 p.m. Nov. 16, Purtilo entered a property in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street South where he had been served a no trespass order. The victim witnessed Purtilo on the porch and in the yard. The victim signed a statement at the scene advising Purtilo had no right or reason to be on the property. He was served the no trespass order Oct. 17.

• Terry G. See, 62, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness at 1:12 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 1000 block of North Fifth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to a physical domestic assault. Upon arrival, police made contact with the victim outside the residence. The victim stated See had pushed her out the door of the residence and had attempted to choke her. The victim had visible blood in mouth and a lump on the back of her head. See stated the victim had started an argument and had hit him in the head with something, He had a cut that was bleeding on his forehead.The victim stated the cut happened when the See had fallen while attempting to choke her. A witness stated See had pushed the victim out of the door of the residence and had fallen on top of the victim. The witness heard See yell “I could kill you right now.” Based on the victim and witness statements, See was determined to be the primary physical aggressor.

• Jessica J. Rainer, 40, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order at 9:36 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival, observed the male victim on top of Rainer through the front door window. Officers ordered the victim to get off of Rainer and come to the door. During the course of the investigation, police learned the victim and Rainer had active no contact order from the District Court, Oskaloosa with the victim being the protected party. Rainer admitted to violating the No contact order by living with the victim.

• Tasha Howell, 33, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 18 in the 900 block of South 13th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim at the scene they were informed a female, identified as Howell, could be involved. Officers later spoke the her and at first she denied knowing anything about the incident. She later changed her story and said she knew who had committed the burglary and later brought items to her residence for a short amount of time. On Aug. 19, officers were informed to take to Howell who eventually told them she had spoken to the male who had committed the burglary and informed her there were three fishing poles still at her residence. Officers responded to the scene and obtained the three poles that were identified as the victim as being hers. Howell only told officers about the poles after first admitting to the victim she had them in her possession.

•Jennifer L. Dougherty, 49, of Newton, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. Nov. 6 in the 300 block of East 17th Street North on two failure to appear warrants out of Iowa county for Operating while intoxicated and Driving While License Suspended. She was taken to jail.

• Kasey Lee Frosch-Machuta, 34, of Newton, was arrested at 4:27 p.m. Nov. 19 in the 1800 block of South Eighth Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for a probation violation. Taken to jail.

• Andrew J. Smith, 31, of Newton was arrested at 12 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 100 block North Second Avenue East on a Marion County warrant for probation violation on an original charge of domestic assault. He was transported to Monroe and release to a Marion County Sheriff Deputy.