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Daily Record, Oct. 3, 2013

October 3, 2013
Times-Republican

Man arrested for multiple theft charges

A local man faces serious charges after police obtained a search warrant to look for stolen property at his home.

Joseph Witte, 25, was arrested on Monday, at a local business where he was hiding from officers who wanted him for stealing items found at his home on the 900 block of West State St.

On Sept. 21, police found a stolen air compressor in Witte's open garage, valued more than $14,000. Police then obtained a search warrant and searched his house for more stolen items.

Officers found stolen tools in the house and firearms which were prohibited for him to have as a convicted felon. They also found less than a gram of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Witte wasn't home at the time of the search, but was found nine days later and arrested for child endangerment for having drugs around his 8-year-old and 9-month-old children, an aggravated misdemeanor, theft third and first-degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of firearms by a felon, a Class D felony and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Biker shooting off fireworks arrested

A local man on a bicycle was arrested after he shot off fireworks that were mistaken for the sound of gunshots.

Chad Alan Hatch, 34, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. Monday night on the 100 block of North First Avenue, after police questioned him about the sound of gun shots.

According to police, Hatch told officers the sound was fireworks. As the police were making the arrest for shooting the fireworks, they discovered his small amount of marijuana, pipe and additional firecrackers.

He was taken to jail and charged with violation of city ordinance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cited for an unregistered bike.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Wednesday

Jeremy Gartin, 502 N. Fourth Ave., made an initial appearance on a murder-first degree charge, a carrying weapons charge and a arrest of a material witness charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. No bond was allowed in this case.

Max Nelson Jr., address unknown, made an initial appearance on a theft-first degree charge, an abuse of a corpse charge, an accessory after the fact charge and a material witness to a homicide charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. Bond in the first three charges was set at $10,000 cash or surety. The judge allowed no bond in the material witness charge.

Ignacio Cruz, address unknown, made an initial appearance on two counts of a child endangerment without injury charge, a harassment-first degree charge, an assault causing bodily injury charge and a failure to have a valid driver's license charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. Bond is set at $2,000 cash only. No-contact orders were issued for the protected parties.

Chad Alan Hatch, 511 W. Church St. Apt. #5, made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a throwing missiles charge and a failure to have a bicycle license charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 21. Hatch was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today's date.

Salvador Cruz, 110A N. First Ave. Apt. #3, made an initial appearance on a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth charge, a interference with official acts charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 21. Bond will continue in this case as posted. Should Cruz obtain release from non-related charges, he would have 60 days from the date of release to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court.

Todd Lynch, of Green Mountain, made an initial appearance on a possession of drugs charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and a parole violation charge. On the possession charges, the public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing for the possession charges is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 11. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety. On the parole violation charge, the court appointed Jeff Hazen to act as counsel. The parole board will set the parole revocation hearing as its calendar permits. No bond was allowed in the parole violation charge.

Jose Cisneros, 407 1/2 E. Boone St., made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Court as its docket permits. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

Marshalltown Police Department

Incidents

On Monday, Melissa Marks, 306 W. Nevada St., reported the theft of a Sony PlayStation 3 game system from her residence valued at $199.99.

On Sunday, Anadelia Lomeli, 608 E. Linn St., reported the theft of 10 various gold rings, three pairs of earrings and a digital camera from her residence. Estimated value of loss was $5,525.

Citations

On Sept. 24, Brenda Avalos, 429 Union St., was cited for dog at large-second offense and rabies vaccination violation.

Arrests

On Monday, Joseph Michael Witte, 911 W. State St., was arrested for two counts of stolen property, child endangerment, possession of firearms by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, Jesus Angel Estrada, 108 1/2 S. Third St., was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, Julio Alberto Badillo-Moreno, 701 N. Fourth St., was arrested for driving while barred.

 
 

 

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