Man arrested with backpack full of pot
A Conrad man who had more than 28 grams of marijuana was arrested in Marshalltown after being picked up for speeding.
Lucas Hulin, 19, was arrested at about 1 a.m. Sunday, by the Third Street viaduct, after police found his a backpack full of drugs and numerous pieces of paraphernalia inside his car.
Capt. Brian Batterson, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said police noticed Hulin driving 45 mph in the 35 mph zone and pulled him over. Police could smell burnt marijuana coming from his car.
Hulin admitted to officers that he had a pipe and seven one gram baggies of marijuana in his jacket pocket.
A search of his vehicle turned up more marijuana, a bong, a grinder, a scale and several clear plastic baggies.
Hulin is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
Woman beats, threatens son with knife
A Marshalltown woman who is accused of hitting her son with a belt and swinging a knife at him has been arrested.
Yolanda Ramos-Serrano, 43, was arrested Saturday at her house on the 500 block of East Church Street, after her 14-year-old son called police saying his mother was hitting him.
According to police, Ramos-Serrano asked her son to clean the house and he wouldn't. An argument ensued and she eventually allegedly pushed him against a wall and hit him with a belt.
She then retrieved a knife from the kitchen and threatened to damage his shoes before she started to swing the knife at him, according to police.
The victim was left with welts and red marks. He did not require medical attention.
Ramos-Serrano is charged with serious assault and going armed with intent.
Marshall County Courthouse
Matthew Bridges, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a probation revocation request. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. on April 14. Bridges was released on his own recognizance with the understanding that all the rules set forth in his probation are still in effect.
Tina Lareese Carson, 908 W. Nevada St., made an initial appearance on a child endangerment without injury charge and a public intoxication charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 14. Carson was released on her own recognizance.
Heather Rose Myers, address unknown, made an initial appearance on warrants for a driving under suspension charge, a no insurance charge and a failure to secure a safety belt charge. She pleaded guilty to the driving under suspension and failure to secure a safety belt charges. The fine on the driving under suspension is $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50 plus additional costs of serving the warrant. On the failure to secure a safety belt the fine was $50 with a $17.50 surcharge, a $5 county enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $132.50 plus the cost of serving the warrant. Myers pleaded not guilty to the no insurance charge and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. on April 29 in Magistrate Court. Myers was released on her own recognizance.
Larry Lester Kunc, Homeless, made an initial appearance on a public intoxication charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning April 24 until the debt is paid in full.
Tyler James Sanders, 203 N. Ninth St., made an initial appearance on a harassment-third degree charge. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. on May 6 in Magistrate Court. Sanders was released on his own recognizance. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
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On Saturday, Lonnie Douglas Poweshiek, of Montour, was arrested for driving while barred, driving while revoked, driving under suspension, no driver's license, no insurance and improper brake light.
On Friday, Vicki Sue Clark, Homeless from Grundy Center, was arrested for probation violation.
On Friday, Lee Robert Blouin, of Liscomb, was arrested for pre-trial release violation.
On Friday, Casey Ann Ahlhelm-Thorn, 103 W. Nevada St., was arrested for driving under suspension.
On March 20, Diana Bustamante, of Melbourne, was arrested for possession with the intent to deliver, driving while barred, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, child endangerment and prohibited acts.
On March 19, Elizabeth Tellez, 612 E. State St., was arrested for driving under suspension, driving while barred, failure to have a valid driver's license and driving while revoked.
On March 19, Larry Robert Prusha, 106 N. Sixth Ave., was arrested for public intoxication-enhanced.
On March 18, Carrie Jo Meyer, of Clemons, was arrested on a Grundy County warrant for failure to appear.
On Saturday, a vehicle driven by Terri Lee Stalzer, 2125D Three Bridges Road, was eastbound on East Main Street Road when it struck a deer that entered the traveled portion of the roadway causing functional front end damage. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Stalzer vehicle was estimated at $2,500.
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On Monday, Larry Robert Prusha, 106 S. Sixth Ave. Apt. #2, was cited for open container and public intoxication.
On Monday, a minivan driven by Michelle Ann Murillo, 1703 Edgebrook Drive Apt. H5, was southbound on South Center Street when it collided with the side of a car driven by Samantha Anne Mills, of Des Moines, which had turned right on a red light from Westwood Drive. No injuries were reported. Mills was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way. Damage to the Murillo minivan was estimated at $1,500 while the Mills car received an estimated $500 in damage.
On Sunday, a car driven by an as yet unknown driver was westbound on Lincoln Way when it went out of control, entered the south ditch and struck a speed limit sign. No injuries were reported. Damage to the car was estimated at $1,500 while the sign owned by the City of Marshalltown received $100 in damage.