Felony assault charge for local man
A local man faces felony assault charges after he allegedly broke a man's jaw.
Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said Bernard Brooks, 18, struck a 31-year-old man repeatedly in the head and chest while the man attempted to evacuate people from a house on the 100 block of North Second St. June 18.
The man had to be transported to an Iowa City hospital for surgery.
The incident was part of a brawl that began on Second Street and moved to the 600 block of North Center Street. As many as 10 people were involved in the fights, but none wanted to pursue charges, Hanken said.
Police arrested Brooks around 9 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with felony assault, a Class D felony.
Brooks has had numerous arrests both as a juvenile and adult for similar crimes, according to court documents.
Alleged car thief makes initial appearance
A Marshalltown man charged with breaking into a garage and stealing a woman's car in May made his initial court appearance Thursday.
Refugio Arangure, 47, allegedly broke into the garage of a 79-year-old woman sometime between April 30 and May 4 and made off with her van, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.
Hanken said Grinnell police contacted the MPD when they pulled over Arangure for a traffic violation and suspected, because it was registered to another person, the van he was driving did not belong to him.
Arangure had an outstanding warrant in Webster County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold on him, Hanken said.
Police charged Arangure with second-degree theft and third-degree burglary. Initial reports of the incident listed Arangure as being charged with operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.
Local man charged with willful injury
A 43-year-old man is accused of beating a 15-year-old boy with a hammer.
James Hodson, of Marshalltown, is charged with willful injury, a Class D felony, after an incident Tuesday where he allegedly assaulted a boy visiting a friend, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.
Hodson became confrontational toward the boy, who was coming over to visit a friend next door to Hodson on the 500 block of North First Avenue, ordering the boy to get away from his house, Hanken said.
The boy declined medical treatment after Hodson allegedly attacked him with the hammer at about 4 a.m., striking him several times in the stomach and upper-shoulder, Hanken said. Several witnesses corroborated the story.
Hodson has been convicted of numerous assault charges and other violent crimes.
Grundy County Sheriff's Office
On June 29, Zachary Velez-Westphal, age 19, of Mt. Vernon, was arrested on Highway 20 for possession of marijuana. He was released on promise to appear.
On June 29, David Zacharakis-Jutz, age 20, of Solon, was arrested on Highway 20 for possession of marijuana. He was released on promise to appear.
On June17, Nortavis Sallis, age 30, of Waterloo, was arrested by Black Hawk County authorities on a Grundy County warrant charging him with failure to appear. He was released on promise to appear.
On June 16, Weltirik Dison, age 41, of Storm Lake, was arrested on Highway 20 and charged with driving while license is revoked. He was released on promise to appear.
On June 11, Cassandra Holden, age 31, of Conrad, was arrested in Conrad and charged with three counts of child endangerment stemming from an incident on Feb. 29. She was released on promise to appear.
On June 21, a car driven by Nathan Krier, age 19, of Conrad, was at a stop sign on Center Street in Conrad facing east and a vehicle driven by Cory Wilson, age 20, of Eldora, was at the stop sign on Center Street facing west; both vehicles were turing north and it was reported that the Wilson vehicle started to turn first and the Krier car began to turn, accelerated in front of the Wilson vehicle and then stopped abruptly causing the Wilson vehicle to collide with the rear of the Krier car. No injuries were reported. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $2,000 each.
On June 14, a vehicle driven by James Hood, age 53, of Wellsburg, was a the Casey's in Wellsburg when it backed up and collided with a car driven by Karen Deneui, of Wellsburg, which was parked at the pumps. No injuries were reported. Hood was cited for improper use of registration. Damage to the Hood vehicle was estimated at $400 while the Deneui car received an estimated $4,000 in damage.
On June 12, a dump truck driven by Grant Benson, age 29, of Conrad, was dumping a load of dirt in the south ditch on D-35 east of Grundy Center blocking the eastbound lane when a car driven by Katherine Schildroth, age 44, of Reinbeck, attempted to go around in the west lane at the same time the dump truck moved forward, and the Benson dump truck collided with the Schildroth car. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Schildroth car was estimated at $3,500.
Marshalltown Fire Department
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident/clean up at 1300 W. State St., and nine medical assists with the EMS crew to: 506 Sunset Lane, 2013 Wardview Road, 514 E. Olive St., 200 W. State St., 101 Iowa Ave., 1302 S. 2nd Ave., 403 Melody Lane, 402 N. 10th Ave. and 608 Summit St.
The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to six medical assists with the EMS crew to: 210 S. 14th Ave., 2510 S. 6th St., 1114 W. Washington St., 413 E. NewCastle Road, 201 N. 2nd St. and 327 S. 3rd Ave.