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Police Blotter

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 11:14 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Rose M. Cobbs, 83, of Newton was cited with failure to yield upon entering the roadway following a two-vehicle accident at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday. Cobbs was pulling out of a parking lot from Casey’s General Store onto East 31st Street North when her vehicle struck a northbound vehicle driven by George R. Howe Jr., 52, of Newton. Cobbs’ vehicle, which is owned by the Newton Community School District, sustained an estimated $2,500 damage and Howe’s an estimated $800 damage.

• Eliya C. Hasselbrink, 18, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 1:29 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East for having an inoperable brake light. Authorities determined her license was suspended, and she also was cited for no insurance. She was released to appear in court.

• Ian D.A. McCandless, 20, of Newton was charged with criminal trespass after authorities responded to a report at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday of an individual trespassing at Walmart. Loss prevention staff reported seeing McCandless in the store after he had been served a no-trespass order following a shoplifting case in March. McCandless was charged and released to appear in court.

• Tyler J. McClain, 20, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:40 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Second Avenue West for not having taillights or a license plate light. Authorities determined his license was suspended, and he was transported to the Jasper County Jail. He also was given a warning on the light violations. 

• Gary R. Motarie, 50, of Newton was charged with interference with official acts after authorities responded to an incident at 6:54 p.m. Thursday at 1123 W. Ninth St. S. in Newton. Motarie told officers his wife would not let him in the house. During the investigation, Motarie ran into the house and allegedly refused to cooperate with orders from officers during the incident. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Joseph K. Reusswig, 36, of Newton was charged with violation of a no contact order after authorities responded to a report at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday of Reusswig being at the residence of the protected party. The protected individual told the officer she had signed the papers to drop the order. The officer explained the order was still in effect, and the protected party had no copy of the termination order. Reusswig was taken into custody and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 16 and older.

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