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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 11:32 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Christopher A. Chartier, 31, of Newton was charged with three counts of violation of a no contact order after authorities received a complaint from the protected party at 7:16 p.m. Monday. Chartier was charged for allegedly contacting the victim three separate times on Monday. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Harold E. Keller, 61, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities responded to an accident at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of North Second Avenue West. Upon arriving, authorities found Keller’s vehicle backed up into the storefront of Diamond Vogel. He smelled of alcohol and showed other signs of intoxication, and he had a BAC higher than .08. He was released to appear in court. Damage to Diamond Vogel was estimated at $5,000, and Keller’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500 damage.

• A 15-year-old Newton male was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a complaint of drug paraphernalia being found at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at 1801 First St. N. in Newton. The male was charged for allegedly having two glass pipes and a marijuana grinder and was referred to juvenile court services.

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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