Sex offender fails to register in Jasper County
The Marshalltown Police Department arrested a man Sunday on a warrant out of Jasper County for failing to register as a sex offender.
Police arrested Joshua Nelson, 27, for driving under suspension, a simple misdemeanor, and failure to register as a sex offender, an aggravated misdemeanor, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Nelson pleaded guilty to lascivious acts with a child, a Class D felony, in 2004 and has since been found guilty twice of failing to register in Cerro Gordo County in 2008 and also of living within 2,000 feet of a school in Marshall County in 2007, according to online court records.
Nelson was living with his girlfriend and her four children on Webster Street when police arrested him, according to the police report.
Nelson made his initial appearance Monday where he pleaded not guilty to the driving under suspension charge and was later transported to Jasper County Jail on the failure to register charge.
Marshall County Courthouse
Bradley M. VanCleave, 1911 Summit St., made an initial appearance on a trespass charge and a theft-fifth degree charge. He pleaded not guilty to both charges. The court appointed attorney Laura Sopher to represent him on these charges. The pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. July 9 in Magistrate Court. VanCleave was released on his own recognizance.
Denis Trehey, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a harassment-second degree charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. An arraignment hearing is set for 1 p.m. May 28 in Magistrate Court. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Matthew Leavy, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a driving while barred-failure to appear for arraignment charge. Leavy will hire his own counsel. The arraignment hearing was rescheduled for 1 p.m. May 30. Bond will continue as posted.
Leavy was also seen on a new driving while barred charge, an eluding charge, seven counts of a failure to obey traffic control devices charge, an unsafe passing charge, a speeding charge and a reckless driving charge. The preliminary hearing on these charges was set for 1 p.m. June 7. Bond on these charges will continue as posted.
Matthew Andrew McCanna, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a warrant for probation revocation, a warrant for violation of a no-contact order and a warrant for failure to report. On the probation revocation case the public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing will be set by the District Court as its docket permits. Bond on this charge was $5,000 cash only. For the violation of the no-contact order and the failure to report charges the court appointed attorney Laura Sopher to represent him. A scheduling hearing will be set at 9 a.m. May 24 in Magistrate Court. The contempt hearing will be scheduled at that time as the Magistrate Court's docket permits. Bond in these two charges is $1,300 cash only. The court ordered that if McCanna owned or possessed any firearms or ammunition he is to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and make arrangements to surrender them. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Ward Matthew Duffy, 209 S. Fourth Ave. Apt. #1, made an initial appearance on a no valid driver's license charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $200 with a $70 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $330. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning June 18 until the debt is paid.
Jason Nauman, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a theft-fourth degree charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. June 7. Nauman was released on his own recognizance.
Jeff Ray Flowers, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a trespass charge and a theft-fifth degree charge. The court appointed attorney Michael Marquess to represent him in these cases. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. July 9 in Magistrate Court. Flowers was released on his own recognizance.
Joshua Steven Nelson, 705 Iowa Ave. West, made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. July 9 in Magistrate Court. Nelson was released on his own recognizance.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Saturday, Aye Nyunt, 401 E. Southridge Road Apt. C, reported the theft of cash set via USPS mail valued at $3,000 and a gift card valued at $400.
On Saturday, Brett Umthun, 112 N. Eighth St., reported hit-and-run damage to his residence. Estimated value of damage was $15,000.
On May 16, Dale Mason reported damage to various items of clothing at 202 S. Ninth St. Estimated value of damage was $150.
On May 16, William Hastings, of Grinnell, reported the theft of a Sirius XM radio from a vehicle while parked at Swift's and damage to a driver side window on a vehicle while also parked in Swift's lot. Estimated value of loss was $90 and estimated value of damage was $130.
On Saturday, Carlos Alberto Angel-Medina, 512 Bromley St., was cited for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Maria Gallardo, 702 N. Fourth St., was cited for dog at large.
On May 11, Jose Maria Alvarez Jr., 316 N. 12th Ave., was cited for dog at large.
On Sunday, Joshua Steven Nelson, 6 E. Webster St., was arrested for driving under suspension and on a Jasper County warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.
On Saturday, Jonathon David Hill, 304 S. 16th Ave., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense.
On Saturday, Lolita Lina Good, 305 N. 15th Ave., was arrested for serious domestic assault.
On Friday, Tabitha Marilyn (Cutler) Tate, 314 N. 14th Ave., was arrested for simple assault and harassment-third degree.
On Friday, Delilah Ruth Lablanche, address unknown, was arrested for theft-third degree.
On Friday, Paul James Hopkins, 924 N. Fifth Ave., was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while barred.
On May 16, Blaine Steven Kitzman, of Gilman, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On May 16, Ward Matthew Duffy, 209 S. Fourth Ave. Apt. #1, was arrested for public intoxication.
On Monday, a car driven by Cecilio Lizarde-Garcia, 1009 W. Boone St., was westbound on Hughes Street when it left the roadway via a driveway on the south side of the street, struck a legally parked car pushing it approximately 10 feet before leaving the scene of the accident. No injuries were reported. Lizarde-Garcia was cited for no insurance, striking an unattended vehicle and failure to have a valid driver's license or permit. Damage to the Lizarde-Garcia car was estimated at $4,500 while the legally parked car received an estimated $6,000 in damage.
On Saturday, a car driven by Dominick Mattell Osborne, 513 E. Olive St. Apt. #3, was westbound on Fremont Street when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the T-intersection, jumped the curb and struck the north side of a house located at 112 N. Eighth St., and fled the scene before turning himself in at a later time. No injuries were reported. Osborne was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, no insurance, striking fixtures-failure to provide information and driving while license is denied, cancelled, revoked or suspended. Damage to the house at was estimated at $15,000 while the Osborne car received an estimated $5,000 in damage.
On Friday, a car driven by Blaine Steven Kitzman, of Gilman, struck the fire hydrant on the northwest corner of the intersection of South First Avenue and East Nevada Street and stopped facing north on top of the hydrant. Damage to the Kitzman car was estimated at $7,000 while the fire hydrant owned by the City of Marshalltown received an estimated $4,000 in damage.
On Friday, a car driven by Amy Jo Dodd, 1703 Edgebrook Drive Apt. E2, was westbound on Olive Street at the intersection with South Center Street when it collided with the rear of a pickup driven by Andrew George Russell, 1701 Olson Way, which had entered the intersection on a green light and then abruptly braked when a non-contact vehicle ran a red light. No injuries were reported. Dodd was cited for failure to stop within a clear assured distance. Damage to the Dodd car was estimated at $3,000 while the Russell pickup received an estimated $2,500 in damage.
On May 13, a car driven by Terry Darnell Jordan, 112 N. First St. Apt. #6, was eastbound in the 200 block of East Main Street when it collided with the rear of a car driven by Connie Elaine Herrera, 404 E. Boone St., which had abruptly braked due to a westbound vehicle turning south. No injuries were reported. Both Jordan and Herrera were cited for no insurance. Damage to the Jordan car was estimated at $150 while the Herrera car received an estimated $3,342 in damage.