Woman charged with hiding stolen goods in baby's diaper bag
A Marshalltown woman faces an enhanced theft charge and child endangerment after allegedly stuffing her daughter's diaper bag with stolen merchandise.
Police arrested Stephanie Sparrow, 29, of Marshalltown, Sunday for allegedly having stolen nearly $100 worth of merchandise from Hy-Vee while with her 2.5-year-old daughter, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Sparrow faces charges of child endangerment and third-degree theft, enhanced because of prior convictions, both aggravated misdemeanors.
Local man gets enhanced assault charge
A local man landed himself an aggravated domestic assault charge Saturday when he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend's arm and struck her in the back.
Dennis Leitz, 59, of Marshalltown, has been previously convicted of domestic assault, enhancing an otherwise simple assault to an aggravated assault, an aggravated misdemeanor, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
The alleged attack occurred at the couple's home on the 100 block of South Fifth Street. The 34-year-old victim did not need medical attention.
Local man allegedly threatens MPD officer
After a neighbor called police on a Marshalltown man Friday night, that man allegedly verbally abused the neighbor before threatening physical violence against the arresting officer.
Donald Schmidt, 32, of Marshalltown, faces a charge of disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor, for allegedly yelling at his 41-year-old neighbor for calling police on him while the neighbor was walking his dog on the 1100 block of Washington Street, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Police issued Schmidt a warning when responding to the initial call, but then arrested him when he berated the neighbor. While in custody, Schmidt allegedly made several threats of violence against the arresting officer, who then charged him with first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Second OWI for local man
Police arrested a local man Saturday and charged him with an aggravated misdemeanor for operating while intoxicated.
Brent Specht, 29, of Marshalltown, faces his second OWI charge, earning him an enhancement to an aggravated misdemeanor, according to police records.
When the arresting officer noticed Specht drifting into and out of lanes on the 100 block of East Lincoln Street, she pulled him over. The officer then allegedly noticed Specht's eyes were blood shot and could smell alcohol on him.
Although Specht refused chemical tests, according to police reports, he admitted to having drunk four beers prior to getting behind the wheel.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Monday, an employee with the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 1300 Summit St., reported damage to a candy machine, damage to an overhead garage door and the theft of cash. Estimated value of loss was $430.
On Sunday, Gerald Chase, 602 E. State St., reported BB gunshot damage to the driver side window on a Chevy C15 pickup and also the passenger rear window on a Audi Quatro while parked at his residence, Estimated value of damage was $400.
On Sunday, an employee with Dollar General, 408 S. 9th St., reported damage to the back door and the theft of two 24 packs of Bud Light. Estimated value of loss was $135.60.
On Sunday, Bonnie Bagnall, 7 N. 6th St., reported hit and run damage to the driver side door on a 2000 Chevy Malibu while parked at 615 W. Main St. Estimated value of damage was $500.
On Saturday, Nathaniel Blair Boleyn, 109 N. 9th St., reported the theft of a Samsung Galaxy S@ cell phone from his residence. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Friday, Kreighton Miller, 1401 Austin Place, reported the theft of a Dual 400 watt stereo amplifier from a 2002 Ford Ranger while parked at his residence. Estimated value of loss was $150.
On Thursday, Paul Russell Dalluge, 1506 W. Main St., reported the theft of a Raleigh mountain bicycle from 301 S. 1st Ave. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, a person reported locating a Hilti hammer drill reported stolen from an owner in Denison. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Sunday, Lori Anne Snider, 703 S. 12th Ave. Apt. #5, was arrested for theft-fifth degree from Hy-Vee.
On Sunday, Stephanie Rae Sparrow, 703 S. 12th Ave., was arrested for child endangerment and theft-third degree-enhanced.
On Sunday, Javier Lemus Cisneros, 806 May St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated.
On Sunday, Mona Lisa Roberts, of Tama, was arrested for public intoxication.
On Sunday, Rochelle Marie Smitherman, of Gladbrook, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, eluding, theft-fifth degree from Hy-Vee, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance-Alprazolam.
On Saturday, Ward Matthew Duffy, 134 E. Main St. Apt. #510, was arrested for criminal mischief-fifth degree.
On Saturday, Dennis Virgil Leitz, 105 S. 5th St., was arrested for domestic assault-enhanced.
On Saturday, Jamie Lee Lopez, 21 S. 6th St., arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, Kristen Lee Osborn, 1506 S. 1st St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense.
On Saturday, Jon Brent Specht, 508 N. 1st Ave., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense.
On Saturday, Tyler James Borton, 417 N. 4th Ave., was arrested for spitting in a police vehicle.
On Saturday, a juvenile from Marshalltown was arrested for violation of curfew.
On Friday, Jessica Ann Hartwig, 708 S. 1st St. Apt. #12, was arrested.
On Friday, Donald Leroy Schmidt, 1101 Washington St., was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment-first degree.
On Friday, Rita Marie Tesar, 1410 S. 6th St., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Friday, Gerald William Oliver Jr., of Toledo, was arrested for driving while revoked, driving while barred and driving under the influence.
On Friday, Tyler Joe Birkness, 2010 S. 4th Ave., was arrested for bad checks on closed account.
On Friday, Courtney Nichole Adair, 1101 Washington St., was arrested for disorderly conduct.
On Friday, Rowwena Mia Durnin, of Tama, was arrested for bad checks on a closed account.
On Thursday, Rufugio Gonzalez, 111 N. 4th Ave., was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sunday, a minivan driven by Audel Ruiz-Zavala, was southbound on South Third Avenue when it collided with the rear of a car driven by Mark Anthony Wade, 307 N. 13th Ave., which was stopped at the red stop light at the intersection with East Linn Street. No injuries were reported. Ruiz-Zavala was cited for failure to stop within the assured clear distance. Damage to the Ruiz-Zavala minivan was estimated at $3,000 while the Wade car received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On Sunday, a car driven by Nadine Collins, 1318 W. Linn St., was eastbound in the 400 block of West Madison Street approaching the intersection with Fourth Street struck pedestrian Megan Needs, 1203 W. Church St. Apt. #2, who was crossing in the east-west crosswalk. Needs was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with possible injuries. Damage to the Collins car was estimated at $400.
On Sunday, a minivan driven by Amy Lynn Wunschel, 1306 S. Center St., was southbound on First Avenue stopped at the intersection with Ferner Street when it entered the intersection and collided broadside with a car driven by Sloan Papakee Gray, 11 E. Ferner St., which was traveling east on Ferner Street. No injuries were reported. Wunschel was cited for failure to yield upon entering through highway. Damage to the Wunschel minivan was estimated at $500 while the Gray car received an estimated $2,500 in damage.
On Sunday, a car driven by Ardyce Lea Smith, 1911 S. 3rd Ave. Place, was exiting a parking spot at the Marshall Town Center when it collided broadside with a vehicle driven by Gloria Ann Bishop, of Newton, which was driving through the parking lot. No injuries were reported. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $1,000 each.
On Saturday, a minivan driven by Michael George Erwin, of Ames, was stopped at the stop sign in the driveway to Third Avenue from 604 S. 3rd Ave. The driveway was not lighted and there were multiple cars headed north with their lights on. It proceeded forward and collided with a motorized chair riden by Julie Ann Propp, 507 May St., as it began to cross the driveway. Propp was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with possible injuries.
On Saturday, a car driven by Jennifer Elaine Lawler, 2601 Fremont St., was exiting a spot at Casey's General Store on Lincolnway when it collided with a pickup getting gas at the pumps. No injuries were reported. Lawler was cited for failure to have security against liability-accident. Damage to the Lawler car was estimated at $1,000 while the pickup received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
On Friday, a car driven by Lizette Rios, 1501 Laurel Dr., was eastbound on East Anson Street and stopped at the intersection with South 12th Avenue when it attempted to go forward and collided with a pickup driven by Robert David Kelderman, 1103 Jackson St., which was traveling south on 12th Avenue and had a right turn signal flashing. No injuries were reported. Rios and Kelderman were both cited for no insurance-accident. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $3,000 each.
On Thursday, a car driven by Janice Mae Olson, 204 Rainbow Dr., was exiting her car inside the Rainbow Car Wash and hit the gas accidentally believing it was already in park and collided with the rear of a pickup owned by Morris Raymond Wolken, of Gilman, which was in line for a car wash pushing it into the rear of a car in front of it. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Olson car was estimated at $1,500 while the Wolken pickup received an estimated $3,000 in damage and the other car an estimated $700 in damage.
On Nov. 7, a vehicle driven by Valerie Marie Jones, of Nevada, was pulling out of a private parking lot into the alleyway in the 300 block of East Linn Street when collided with a car driven by Tisha Dion McDowell, 2604 Hilltop Dr., which was traveling south through the alleyway in the 300 block of East Linn Street. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Jones vehicle was estimated at $3,000 while the McDowell car received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
Marshall County Courthouse
Benjamin Whitlock, of Toledo, made an initial appearance on an arrest warrant for probation violation charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 5. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.
Lori Anne Snider, 703 S. 12th Ave. Apt. #5, made an initial appearance on a theft fifth-degree charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs plus restitution, if applicable. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Dec. 17 until the debt is completed or in lieu of the fine and surcharge she may do 12 hours of community service plus pay the court costs and law enforcement initiative to be completed by March 31, 2013.
Luke Freland, 810 W. Lincoln Way Apt. #1, made an initial appearance on a absence from custody charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Nov. 29. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
Stephanie Rae Sparrow, 703 S. 12th Ave., made an initial appearance on a child endangerment charge and a theft third-degree charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Nov. 29. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.
Hope Estrada, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a dog at large third-offense charge. She pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference was set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2013.