Local man faces theft charges
Police have arrested a local man for allegedly stealing $1,200 and two iPods from his girlfriend's parents back in April.
Bradley Sparrow, 31, stands accused of third-degree theft. When police arrested Sparrow for violating a no-contact order June 18, they recovered the allegedly stolen iPods and returned them to the 18-year-old's parents, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.
Police value the pair of iPods at $700.
While in custody for the violation of a no-contact order, police questioned Sparrow, born Bradley Harrell, June 25 and subsequently charged him with possession of the stolen property, an aggravated misdemeanor, Hanken said.
He said the arresting officer needed to obtain the serial numbers to ensure the MP3 players belonged to the alleged victims before charging Sparrow.
Marshall County Courthouse
Lucille Dirks, 811 Bromley St., made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50 due immediately. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning July 25 until the debt is completed or in lieu of the fine and surcharge she may do 46 hours of community service plus pay the court costs to be completed by Dec. 31.
Jessie Newman, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a serious domestic assault charge. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on July 17. The court ordered that Newman be fingerprinted and photographed immediately. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party. Newman was released on his own recognizance.
James Wolken, of Gilman, made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated charge. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on July 17. Wolken will hire Brad Rutherford to represent him in this case. Wolken was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Tuesday, Howard C. Stanley, 410 E. State St. Apt. #2, reported the theft of a Menard's brand tool chest with seven interlocking drawers and a large amount of miscellaneous tools from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $900.
On Tuesday, a person associated with the Salvation Army, 110 N. 1st St., reported hit and run damage to the landscaping, physical building, siding, window, metal stair railing and landscaping blocks at a structure in the 100 block of North First Street. Estimated value of loss was $20,000.
On Tuesday, a person associated with Kum & Go, 1116 E. Nevada St., reported the theft of copper piping running from the air conditioning units and the copper coil system inside one of the units. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Wednesday, a person associated with the City of Marshalltown, 24 N. Center St., reported damage to a stop light pole at the intersection of Center and Linn Streets. Estimated value of damage was $800.
On Wednesday, Jerry Lee Ogle, 103 W. Church St. Apt. #4, reported the theft of a HP laptop computer with case from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $2,000.
On Wednesday, Marty Mitchell, 1210 Fairmeadows Road, reported the theft of a relative's Samsung Mesmerize Smartphone from a bag while at the Aquatic Center. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On May 7, Brian Gillespie Bown, of Cedar Falls, was cited for theft, fifth degree.
On Monday, Bradley Wayne Sparrow AKA Bradley W. Harrell, address unknown, was arrested for theft, third degree/possession of stolen property.
On Monday, Jeremy Ray Waltemeyer, 10 W. Lincoln St., was arrested for theft, third degree/possession of stolen property.
On Wednesday, Ronald Gene Humbers, of Toledo, was arrested for public intoxication, interference with official acts and providing false identification information.
On Tuesday, a vehicle driven by Janice M. Long, of Lincoln, Neb., was northbound on South Center Street stopped for a red light at the intersection with Olive Street when it proceeded into the intersection on the red light and collided with a car driven by Julie Hendricks Hill, 1116 W. Main St., which was traveling east on Olive Street. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Long vehicle was estimated at $2,000 while the Hill car received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On Wednesday, a vehicle presumed to be a semi struck a stoplight pole at the intersection of Center Street and Linn Street and knocked it over before leaving the scene. Damage to the stoplight pole was estimated at $800.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On Sunday, Mark Alan Hedum, 2250 Shady Oaks Road, reported the theft of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet computer from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Saturday, Adam James Dingman, of Albion, reported the theft of six cans of Busch light beer and cash from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $265.
On June 22, Terry Layton Burns, of Laurel, reported the theft of a Ecco weedeater, a Troy Bilt tiller, two Garmin GPS units and a Chicago pneumatic air ratchet from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $2,650.
On Wednesday, Mark Jeffrey Junk, of Ames, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and no insurance.
On Monday, Bradley Alan Johnson, 214 S. 15th Ave., was arrested for burglary, third degree.
On Saturday, John Edward Smith, 1401 S. 17th Ave., was arrested for absence from custody.
On Saturday, Troy Vincent Corwin, 2144 Marsh Ave. Apt. N, was arrested for driving while suspended.
On June 22, Kaily Alice Stoehr, of Beaman, was arrested for failure to serve jail time.
On June 21, Lindsay Niccolle Catron, of Rhodes, was arrested for violation of probation.
On June 8, Theresa Ellen, 311 S. 2nd St. Apt. #5, was arrested for parole violation.
On June 24, a car driven by Robert Glenn Crane, of Des Moines, was southbound on Marshalltown Boulevard when an unknown animal crossed its path and was struck causing functional damage that required towing. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Crane vehicle was estimated at $2,000.
On Wednesday, a car driven by Bruce Gene Devick, 220 W. Ferner St., was westbound on Highway 30 when it struck a deer that entered the traveled portion of the roadway causing front-end damage. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Devick car was estimated at $4,500.
On Tuesday, a minivan driven by Mary Grace Lowry, of Wilton, was eastbound in the outside lane on Highway 30 when, due to the driver saying she got cut off, it moved to the inside lane and started braking and fish-tailed into the median where it flipped onto its top and came to rest. With the assistance of two individuals Lowry was able to get out of the minivan. She was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with minor cuts to her legs and arms and upper back and neck pain. Damage to the Lowry minivan was estimated at $7,000.
Marshalltown Fire Department
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to two outside rubbish fires at 707 Arlington Drive, and 805 Bromley St., and three medical assists with the EMS crew to: 505 Bromley St., 1720 S. Center St., and 802 Marion St.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a dispatched/cancelled en route to 2400 Highway 146, a cooking fire/confined to container at 202 N. 2nd Ave., an outside rubbish fire at 501 N. 15th St. and five medical assists with the EMS crew to: 1000 N. Center St., 2907 S. 6th St., 2102 S. 5th Ave., 1406 W. Church St., and 1703 Edgebrook Dive.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to two dispatched/cancelled en route to Highway 30 and 706 E. Anson St., and three medical assists with the EMS crew to: 603 E. Main St., 509 S. 4th St., and 1224 Marshall Drive.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to four medical assists with the EMS crew to: 506 Sunset Lane, 504 W. Iowa Ave., 10 W. Boone St., and 5 S. 7th St.