Man allegedly tries to strangle wife
A local man allegedly attempted to strangle his wife Friday afternoon.
During a dispute with his 29-year-old wife, Chester Brown, 31, allegedly shoved her onto the couch, hit her atop the head and grabbed her by the neck attempting to strangle her, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Police charged brown with felony domestic strangulation, a Class D felony.
The couple have a son who was not at their home on the 500 block of North 15th Avenue at the time of the alleged incident.
Brown's wife did not need medical attention.
Local man hit with felony drug charge
A man placed under arrest for public intoxication faces felony drug charges after police uncovered narcotics on his person.
Police responded to a call early Saturday morning that Humberto Zamora, 33, of Marshalltown, was banging on the door of an apartment building on the 700 block of West Church Street, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
After police arrested Zamora for public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor, they allegedly uncovered two bags containing three and four grams of methamphetamine and cocaine when they searched him at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.
In addition to the public intoxication charge, police charged Zamora with possession of meth, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver, a Class C felony.
Four misdemeanor charges for local woman
After allegedly running a red light, a local woman faces several misdemeanor charges.
Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, police spotted Heather Bell, 25, of Marshalltown, running the light at the corner of Third Avenue and State Street, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
When the officer pulled Bell over, he discovered her license had been barred. A search of Bell also uncovered user amounts of marijuana and methadone as well as pipes used for smoking marijuana, Hanken said.
Police charged Bell with driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, possession of prescription drugs, both serious misdemeanors, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.
Enhanced theft and drug charge for local woman
Police arrested a local woman Saturday for allegedly stealing $46 in merchandise from Family Dollar.
Molli Bisson, 45, faces charges of third-degree theft and possession of marijuana, aggravated misdemeanors, after the clerk at the store on South Third Avenue called police, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Upon a search of Bisson, Hanken said, police recovered a user amount of marijuana. Bisson's prior theft and drug convictions enhanced the charges.
Man charged with public intox, carrying weapons
A Toledo man faces charges of public intoxication and carrying weapons after police arrested him Saturday.
Tyson Thompson, 30, was allegedly causing a disturbance at an apartment building on the 400 block of East Boone Street Saturday afternoon, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
When police arrived, the officer could see that Thompson's eyes were bloodshot and could smell alcohol on him, Hanken said. A search of Thompson revealed him to be carrying a pair of brass knuckles.
A breathalyzer revealed his blood alcohol content to be .100.
Police charged Thompson with public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor, and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Friday, an employee with Walmart, 2802 S. Center St., reported the theft of miscellaneous clothing items. Estimated value of loss was $138.
On Friday, Fortinno Carrillo, 411 W. Boone St., reported the theft of a HP desktop computer, an XBox game system, a Wii game system, gold hoop earrings, an iPod touch, six gold rings, a gold necklace and cash from the residence. Estimated value of loss was $4,980.
On Thursday, Shawna Johnson, 302 Plaza Heights Rd. Apt. #4, reported damage to the dashboard on a Pontiac Grand Prix while parked at her residence and the theft of a car stereo and a HP printer. Estimated value of loss was $395.
On Saturday, a female juvenile from State Center was cited for trespass on Union Pacific Railroad property.
On Saturday, Krystie Rose Wyatt, 404 Melody Lane Apt. #3, was cited for shoplifting from Walmart.
On Friday, a male juvenile from Marshalltown was cited for theft fifth-degree from Walmart.
On Sunday, Joel Riley Jr., 1604 W. State St., was arrested for simple assault.
On Saturday, Tyson Ron Thompson, 3106 Fieldcrest Court Apt. #2, was arrested for pubic intoxication and carrying weapons.
On Saturday, Tyler Williams Weers, 404 Melody Lane Apt. #3, was arrested for theft fifth-degree from Walmart.
On Saturday, Molli Kaye Bisson, 1108 W. Iowa Ave. #14, was arrested for theft third-degree from Family Dollar and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana.
On Saturday, Heather Lynn Bell, 510 N. 15th Ave., was arrested for unlawful possession of prescription drugs, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while barred.
On Saturday, Humberto Zamora, 210 N. 15th St., was arrested for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with the intent to deliver, cocaine; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine and public intoxication.
On Saturday, Israel Antonio Rivera, 303 N. 3rd Ave., was arrested for driving while revoked due to a operation while intoxicated test failure.
On Friday, Pah Lu Paw, of Des Moines, was arrested for public intoxication.
On Friday, Cynthia Lou Darrow, of Melbourne, was arrested for theft fifth-degree from Hy-Vee.
On Friday, Chester John Brown, 512 N. 15th Ave., was arrested for felony domestic strangulation.
On Sunday, a minivan driven by Marco Hernandez Alvarez, 412 E. Boone St., was changing locations in the driveway when it went out of control and struck the house belonging to Eluith Montes-Dirzo, 204 N. 5th Ave., and then the fence. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Hernandez-Alvarez minivan was estimated at $4,000 while the Montes-Dirzo house received an estimated $500 in damage.
On Saturday, a vehicle driven by Sara Aguilera Medina, 802 Jackson St., was westbound on Main Street at the intersection with North Third Avenue with a flashing red light in operation when it entered the intersection and collided with a minivan driven by Carissa Kay Bovee, 618 Union St., which had a flashing yellow light operating. No injuries were reported. Aguilera Medina was cited for failure to have a valid driver's license, no insurance and failure to obey a traffic control device. Damage to the Aguilera Medina vehicle was estimated at $2,000 while the Bovee minivan received an estimated $5,000 in damage.
On Friday, a vehicle driven by Stephanie Louise Hyde, 202 N. 18th St., was southbound on 16th Street and stopped for the stop sign at the intersection with Main Street and proceeded ahead colliding with a car driven by Beth Ann Devolder, 1407 S. 2nd St., which was traveling west on Main Street. No injuries were reported. Hyde was cited for unsafe starting of a stopped vehicle. Damage to the Hyde vehicle was estimated at $3,000 while the Devolder car received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
On Thursday, a car driven by Steven Thomas Dreesmann, 106 College Dr. #1312, was northbound on South Center Street when it entered the intersection with East Church Street on a red light and collided with a minivan driven by Rosa Isabel Tapia-Jara, 1805 Fremont St., which was traveling west on Church Street. No injuries were reported. Dreesmann was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Damage to the Dreesmann cr was estimated at $2,000 while the Tapia-Jara minivan received an estimated $3,000 in damage.