January 20, 2021

Police Blotter Dec. 18, 2020

Newton Police Department

• William L. Abbas, 53, of Kellogg, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 10:18 p.m. Dec. 10 in the 1700 block of East 31st Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 56 miles per hour in a 45 zone. When police made contact with the driver, identified as Abbas, officers noted an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police detained Abbas for investigation and officers located a pipe in his front left pants pocket. He admitted to using it earlier in the day to smoke marijuana. He was cited and released.

• Ben Gordon, 44, of Newton, was charged with trespassing at 11:25 a.m. Dec. 9 in the 200 block of South Second Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the post office for an unwanted male who had been served a trespass notice on Nov. 6. Gordon knew he was not to be on the property and came to the property without permission to do so. He was cited and released.

• Gage Wedeking, 20, of Newton, was arrested at 1:07 p.m. Dec. 9 in the 200 block of West Eighth Street South on a Department of Corrections warrant for probation violation original charge of second-degree criminal mischief degree. He was taken to jail.

• Roxanne R. Vanersvelde, 59, of Newton, was charged with violation of no contact order and operating while under the influence second offense at 3:43 p.m. Dec. 8 in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Vanersvelde reported to the NPD she was being followed by the victim. The victim called the police a few minutes later saying Vanersvelde was parked in the middle of the road near the residence and was being aggressive. A argument ensued and when officers arrived, the victim showed police a cell phone video recurring of Vanersvelde during the argument. She was seen approaching the victim and her car. A check Vanersvelde’s information showed an active protection order forbidding her from being near the victim or residence. Vanersvelde was arrested and taken to jail.

• Kasie S. Lamb, 38, of Newton, was charged with driving while license denied or revoked and operating while under the influence second offense at 6:47 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 1200 block of North 11th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers viewed a vehicle operated by Lamb with a head light out and initiated a traffic stop. Lamb’s license had been revoked for OWI test refusal. She was arrested and transported to the police station. Lamb had bloodshot, watery eyes and was lethargic. Sobriety tests determined she was impaired. A breath test indicated a BrAC level of .00. A drug influence evaluation was conducted and determined Lamb to under the influence of a central nervous system depressant. She refused to provide a urine sample. She was cited and released.

• Benjamin T. Gordon, 44, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault at 7:02 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 400 block of South Fifth Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers received a call to contact Gordon. During the conversation, he indicated he believed the victim was being inappropriate with other coworkers on breaks. Officers could hear the victim in the background and asked to speak to the victim, but Gordon said the victim would just lie and refused to let her speak to police. A second phone call was made at 7:37 p.m. to Gordon and he again refused to let the victim speak to police. Officers were able to get in touch with the victim on a landline phone as Gordon had taken the victim’s cell phone away, wouldn’t give it back and refused to let the victim leave the house. Newton police did a welfare check to the residence and found that Gordon had blown his nose on the victim and had refused to let her out of the bathroom when the victim had gone to clean up. The vicim wished to pursue charges against Gordon and requested a no-contact order. Gordon was arrested and while in custody, admitted to bruising the victim’s arm.

• Jeanne E. Payne, 58, of Newton, was charged with simple assault at 4 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 300 block of First Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, the vicim saw the vehicle of Payne, who lives across town. The victim went outside the residence to have a cigarette when the victim saw Payne sitting on the floor in the hallway of the apartment building, beating on one of the doors. Payne saw the victim crawled over to her and began hitting her. The person in the apartment entered the hallway and tried attacking the victim, too. Police were called and Payne continued to be aggressive verbally toward the victim. The victim told police she had moved to a different apartment to get away from Payne but she continues to come over and cause problems. A no contact order was issued against Payne and it was not the first time she has assaulted the victim. She was cited and released.

• Colin P. Mcanally, 20, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the 700 block of West Second Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in regards to a male who was banging on a neighbor’s door. Upon arrival, police observed the reporting party speaking to Mcanally. He told police he was going to go into that house and use their vehicle. The reporting party indicated they did not know Mcanally and didn’t want him in the residence or vehicle. Police spoke to Mcanally who said he was going to his girlfriends but could not give an address or phone number to contact her. He refused commands from police and when asked how much he had to drink that night he said “a lot.” Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. A standard field sobriety test was not given for the safety of Mcanally as he was having difficulty standing on his own. He refused a preliminary breath test. Police offered a chemical test at his expense, Mcanally would not give a straight answer and said he was on alcohol and the “last time her had weed was a week ago.” Mcanally then said he did not want the test. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jarrett C. Eicher, 27, of Newton, was arrested at 6:05 a.m. Dec. 9 at 1910 First Avenue East on a Department of Corrections parole violation warrant. He was taken to jail.

• Andrew M. Schooley, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 4:26 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the 3000 block of First Avenue East on a Jasper County Warrant, original charges domestic assault and obstruction of emergency communications. He was taken to jail.

• Randi L. Hamilton, 39, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance at 7:43 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 1700 block of North 19th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers viewed Hamilton walking westbound on the shoulder of North 19th Avenue East on the west side of the road. Police stopped to speak with her to inform her walking on the shoulder is a violation. Officers recognized Hamilton and requested a warrant check through Jasper County Dispatch. They found she had active warrants for probation violation on the original charges of third-degree burglary and possession of contraband in a correction institution. The officer placed her under arrest for the warrants and asked Hamilton if she had anything on her person, and she informed police she had a used needle/syringe in her front left pants pocket. She told officers she used it to inject methamphetamine. After Hamilton was in custody, Newton police searched her backpack and found more used syringes and two syringes that contained a dark liquid. The liquid field tested positive for fentanyl. She was taken to jail.

• William E. Bacot, 36, of Newborn, Ga., was charged with operation while under the influence at 12:17 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 4000 block of South 22nd Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers witnessed Bacot operating a motor vehicle in the Cobblestone Inn and Suites parking lot. He was seen in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with the motor running. Bacot admitted he had been drinking alcohol, and officers noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Bacot performed standardized field sobriety tests and showed clues of intoxication. He consented to the preliminary breath test which resulted in a blood alcohol content of greater than .08. The defendant provided a breath sample on the datamaster that resulted in a BAC greater than .08. He was cited and released.

• Sean R. Cahill, 33, of Marshalltown, was charged with driving while license denied or revoked and operation without a registration card or plate at 3:25 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 800 block of North 19th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers observed Cahill operating a vehicle with an expired vehicle registration. A traffic stop was conducted and Cahill was found to have a revoked driving status in the state of Iowa. He was cited and released.

• Larry D. Hefley, 64, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence third offense, following too closely, failure to provide proof of financial liability, leaving scene of accident at 6:58 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 100 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to an accident on First Avenue East where Hefley admitted to police on scene to having a few beers before his trip to PB’s Bar. Hefley submitted to standard field sobriety tests which indicated he was under the influence, he failed all three tests. Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and Hefley had watery eyes. The preliminary breath test indicated a BrAC over .08. Hefley refused the datamaster test. He was cited and released.

• Joseph A. Howell, 25, of Hampton, was charged with trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance at 2:17 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 900 North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Howell was found hiding the bathroom of an empty apartment. He was on the property without the permission of the owner. Howell was placed under arrest and during a search of his person, he was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance with the odor and consistency of marijuana. He also had a digital scale having white crystal substance on it. He was cited and released.

• Taggart L. Stanley, 30, of Newton, and Alyssa L. Kern, 21, of Mitchellville, were charged with trespass at 2:07 p.m. Nov. 28 at the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Stanley and Kern were found hiding in the bathroom of a vacant apartment, which was closed to the public while renovations were being made. Stanley and Kern were in the building without the permission of the owner. They were cited and released.

• Eric K. Bullard, 32, of Baxter, was charged with driving while barred at 5:52 a.m. Dec. 2 in the 1900 block of North Fourth Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were conduction a routine patrol when they saw a vehicle they knew to be owned Bullard. As police drove past the vehicle, they could clearly see a male driver, identified as Bullard. Knowing his driving status, police stopped the vehicle. He was taken into custody.

• Brandon W. McConnell, 33, of Newton, was charged with trespass at 1:13 a.m. Nov. 29. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to Kwik Star for a report of a male who had made threats to employees and was trespassing. McConnell had previously been trespassed from the property May 2. Newton police located him at Earl May and serve him with his citation and released him to appear in court.

• Randy G. Dickerson Jr., 35, of Newton, was arrested at 4:27 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 1000 block of First Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of child endangerment-bodily injury. He was taken to jail.