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Police/Fire Reports

02-08-2018 Police blotter

Newton Police

Department

Jonathon G. Wearmouth, 40, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the influence and eluding at 1:06 a.m. Feb. 1 after police ran the license plate on a vehicle that had an expired registration. When police initiated their emergency lights, Wearmouth began to elude police onto another street. Wearmouth traveled four blocks from police and struck a pole at the intersection of South Third Avenue East and East Second Street South. When police made contact with Wearmouth, he smelled of alcohol and had poor balance, and he failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jason F. Starr, 36, of Mitchellville, was charged with operating while under the influence and third-degree burglary at 12:17 a.m. Saturday after police were called to Love’s Truck Stop. The victims told police they were driving their vehicle when they came in contact with Starr and an argument broke out. Starr allegedly reached through the passenger window and struck the passenger in the face and pulled his hair. He also pulled on the window before it could be rolled up, causing the glass to shatter. Starr told police he did break someone’s window and denied hitting anyone. He also told police he had been drinking alcohol, and he failed sobriety tests. Officers found a bottle of Seagram’s Gin in the vehicle behind the passenger seat of the vehicle. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Daniel J. Staib, 38, of Los Angeles, was charged with possession of controlled substance ­— marijuana at 10 p.m. Saturday after police were called to Super 8 for the smell of drugs. Police could smell marijuana coming from a room and they knocked on the door. The man inside said he had been smoking marijuana and had a medical card. Staib showed police where the marijuana was, and it weighed .230 grams in the container. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Christopher J. Pollard, 27, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts at 11:27 p.m. Friday after he fled from police. Pollard’s vehicle showed the registered owner had a warrant for his arrest. When police caught up to Pollard’s vehicle he turned into an apartment parking lot, stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. Police chased Pollard on foot and he was arrested. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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