Newton Police Department
• Phillip J. Brumer, 22, of Newton was charged with assault after officers were dispatched at 6:44 a.m. Saturday to 400 N. Second Ave. E. on report of an assault. The victim asked Brumer and another male to leave the apartment but asked them to return to acquire her phone charger from them. When Brumer arrived, the victim said he dragged her out in a hallway and punched her several times in the back of the head. There were visible rug burns on the victim’s knees and elbows. Brumer was released to appear in court.
• Ryan E. Dearinger, 41, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 8:10 p.m. Saturday to Fareway on report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers were told that Dearinger was witnessed concealing a bottle of Jack Daniels. The total amount of the bottle was $25.72. Dearinger was released to appear in court.
• Isaiah D. Dickey, 17, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were dispatched at 2:52 a.m. Saturday at Newton Senior High School on report of a suspicious vehicle. Dickey granted the officers permission to search his vehicle and the officers found a glass smoking pipe.
• Alex J. Harlow, 24, of Newton was charged with willful injury and going armed with intent after officers were dispatched at 8:44 p.m. Friday to 1426 First Ave. E. on report of an assault. Upon arrival, Harlow had fled the scene after he allegedly threatened, punched and jabbed the victim with a knife, causing a small cut on the victim’s finger. Harlow also stabbed himself just above the hipbone upon fleeing the scene. Harlow was taken to jail.
• Alex M. Hodge, 28, of Newton was arrested on a warrant after officers observed his vehicle with an inoperable tail light at 12:03 a.m. Monday at 325 E. 12th St. S. After stopping the vehicle, officers ran his information through the Iowa Department of Transportation and discovered that his license was suspended due to a non-payment of an Iowa fine. He was released to appear in court.
• Michael R. Stockdall, 57, of Newton was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device after officers were dispatched at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of East Seventh Street North and North Sixth Avenue East on report of a car accident. Another vehicle, driven by Tiffany N Perdue, 18, was facing east at the intersection and entered the intersection. Stockdall entered the intersection before Perdue cleared it. Stockdall’s vehicle struck Perdue’s, causing $800 of damage to both vehicles. Perdue took herself to the hospital to be treated for neck pain possibly due to whiplash.
• Helen L. Sutton, 40, of Newton was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle after officers were dispatched at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday to South Seventh Avenue East on report of a car accident. While Sutton’s vehicle was parked, she placed the car in first gear and went over the curb and struck a house owned by John H Webster. The total amount of damage caused was $1,000. Sutton later was arrested, at 8 p.m. that night, after authorities determined she was wanted on a Grinnell warrant for fifth-degree theft. She was taken to jail