March 05, 2021

Police Blotter Dec. 10, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Tamara L. Adams, 49, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 12:24 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 300 block of Iowa Speedway Drive. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to Walmart on a report of a theft. Upon arrival, police met with loss prevention staff who witnesses Adams fail to scan $27.16 worth of merchandise at the self check out. She then left the store without paying for the items. She was cited and released.

• Daniel C. Kern, 34, of Newton, was charged with violation of no contact order at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 1400 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to reckless driving. Newton police made contact with the victim via telephone and the victim advised she was northbound on the Hy-Vee frontage road when Kern, in his vehicle, pulled out of the Hy-Vee gas parking lot without stopping directly in front of the victim’s car, nearly causing a collision. The victims said the action placed her in fear for herself and her children, who were in the vehicle. The victim told police of an protective order against Kern and provided dash cam footage of the incident. Officers also checked surveillance footage from Hy-Vee showing the victim’s vehicle and Kern’s vehicle pulling in front of it without stopping at the stop sign. Kern was taken into custody Nov. 24.

• Roxanne R. Vanersvelde, 59, of Newton, was charged with violation of no contact order at 9:10 p.m. Nov. 12in the 500 block of North Third Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to a violation of a no contact order. The victim stated Vanersvelde showed up at the victim’s home and began to yell at the victim. The victim identified Vanersvelde as soon as she left her vehicle and began yelling from the apartment parking lot next the victim’s garage. Officers called Vanersvelde and she admitted to showing up at the residence. She was taken into custody.

• Siobhan Foster, 36, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts at 2:24 p.m. Sept. 22 in the 500 block of West 16th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, Foster provided a false name for a juvenile subject who had an active pick-up order. Foster was asked what the juvenile’s name was and she provided the name “Melissa Courter.” The juvenile was identified by DHS and confirmed the name was not “Melissa Courter.” DHS confirmed the name was that of of the juvenile in question and Foster knew the true name of the juvenile and didn’t give it to officers. She was cited and released.

• Kasie S. Lamb, 38, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence at 11:21 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 700 block of North Second Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers observed a vehicle operated by Lamb driving erratically. She was swerving as she drove and officers initiated a traffic stop. Newton police observed Lamb’s bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and slow reflexes. Upon completing field sobriety tests, she was determined to be impaired. A drug influence evaluation was conducted and it was determined Lamb was under the influence of a central nervous system depressant. Lamb admitted to consuming her prescription medication just before driving.

• Christopher R. Meyer, 43, of Newton, was charged with fourth-degree theft and third-degree criminal mischief at 1:14 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 1500 block of West Third Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, Meyers arrived at the address to confront the victim. He gained access to the victim’s vehicle and caused approximately $800 worth of damage and removed a purse belonging to the victim from the vehicle. Meyer’s actions were seen by a witness who was able to identify him. The contents of the purse were valued at $500. The victim has had the vehicle vandalized by Meyer in the past and is requesting a no contact order against him for safety. He was cited and released.