Woman stores meth, pipe in underwear
A Marshalltown woman faces several felony drug charges when police found prescription pills in her purse and when she later admitted to having methamphetamine and a pipe in her underwear.
Amber M. Baker, 34, was arrested Monday, at a traffic stop on the 100 block of South Seventh Avenue, after her father was pulled over for not having registration or insurance.
Capt. Brian Batterson, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said because of the lack of insurance and registration her father's car was towed. Before it was towed the car was searched and police found baggies with meth residue on them, meth pipes and prescription pills inside her purse.
Baker was placed under arrest then taken to jail. At the jail she admitted to having more drugs and a pipe stashed in her underwear. A woman jailer found less than a gram of meth.
Baker is charged with two counts of possession of meth, Class D felonies, possession of prescription pills, a Class D felony, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Wednesday, an employee at Wise Auto Credit, 809 N. Third Ave., reported pry mark damage to the south metal door and damage to the south office window and screen. Estimated value of damage was $300.
On Wednesday, an employee with Dairy Queen North, 711 N. Third Ave., reported damage to the northwest serving window and screen at the business. Estimated value of damage was $200.
On Wednesday, a person associated with the city of Marshalltown reported damage to a window at 10 S. Seventh Ave., Estimated value of damage was $300.
On Tuesday, a 16-year-old male from Marshalltown reported the theft of an Apple iPhone 4 while at Marshalltown High School, 1602 S. Second Ave. Estimated value of loss was $500.
On Monday, Belinda Sue Sharer, 211 Rainbow Drive, reported the theft of a Distention central air conditioning unit, a Mediacom cable box, tools and a pair of Crocs from 106 W. Lincoln St., Estimated value of loss was $2,545.
On Monday, Myrna Christoffer, of Fort Dodge, reported the theft of a central air conditioning unit from a vacant house at 519 N. Center St. Estimated value of loss was $500.
On Sunday, Rhonda Lewis, 1108 W. Iowa Ave. #14, reported the theft of a Lane cedar chest with personal treasurer's inside. Estimated value of loss was $400.
On Monday, Amber Marie Baker, 6 S. Sixth Ave. Apt. #3, was arrested for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance-Clonazepam and Alprazolam, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-Oxycodone, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-Meth, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Monday, John Adam Borsch, 208 W. State St. Apt. #3, was arrested for public intoxication and interference with official acts.
On Monday, Fernel Omar Polanco, 3202 S. 12th St. Lot #192, was arrested for driving while revoked.
On Monday, Arturo Gerardo Ramirez Jr., 301 S. Fourth Ave. Apt. #4, was arrested for child endangerment without injury and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance-marijuana.
On Monday, Krystal Diver, 301 S. Fourth Ave. Apt. #4, was arrested for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance-marijuana and child endangerment without injury.
On Monday, Dianna Firestone, 7 N. Sixth St., was arrested for serious domestic assault.
On Sunday, Enoc Ocampo, 303 N. Sixth St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On April 14, Arturo Gerardo Ramirez Jr., 301 S. Fourth Ave. Apt. #4, was arrested for theft-fifth degree from Family Dollar.
On Wednesday, a pickup driven by James Jerome Ramsey, 704 N. Fourth Ave., was pulling into a parking spot at Fareway when the driver became distracted and struck the light pole in front of his pickup. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Ramsey pickup was estimated at $3,500.
On Wednesday, a car driven by Beverly J. Wagner, 514 E. Olive St., was southbound on South Third Avenue approaching East Church Street when it entered the intersection on a red light and collided with a vehicle driven by Benham Frair Tompkins, of Melbourne, which was traveling west on Church Street. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Wagner car was estimated at $3,000.
On April 19, a car driven by Peggy Jo Edel, 2766 Garwin Road, was eastbound on West Olive Street stopped at the intersection with South Center Street when the driver proceeded into the intersection on a red light and collided with the side of a car driven by Jolene Marie Sager, of Haverhill, which was traveling south on Center Street. No injuries were reported. Edel was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Damage to the Edel car was estimated at $1,000 while the Sager car received an estimated $3,500 in damage.
On Sunday, a pickup driven by an as yet unknown driver who fled the scene before the police arrived was northbound on North Ninth Street when it collided with the rear of a legally parked minivan in front of 201 N. Ninth St., and then continued north until the damage sustained disabled it. No injuries were reported. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $10,000 each.
On Sunday, a car driven by Elvin Everett Hazen, 520 N. Second St. Apt. #3, was turning from Iowa Avenue East north onto South Center Street when it attempted to change lanes and caused a motorcycle driven by Rodney Gene Eurom, of Laurel, to brake sharply, go out of control and be laid down. Eurom was possibly injured, but not transported. Damage to the Eurom motorcycle was estimated at $4,500.
On April 18, a car driven by Craig Roy VanZee, 205 S. Sixth St., was eastbound on East Main Street approaching the intersection with Seventh Avenue when it collided with the rear of a pickup driven by Arlis Jay Mann, 2211 Sand Road, which was stopped at the stop sign. Mann was possibly injured, but not transported or treated at the scene. VanZee was cited for no insurance and failure to reduce speed to reasonable and appropriate. Damage to the Mann pickup was estimated at $500 while the VanZee car received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
On Tuesday, Tyson Bryant Peters, 108 E. North St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated stemming from an incident on Sunday, Feb. 23.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On April 13, a car driven by Brianna Marie Adams, of Spring Hill, was southbound on Highway 330 when it went out of control on the wet roadway and collided with the rear quarter panel of a car driven by Miguel A. Gonzalez, of Biggsville, Ill., which was also traveling south sending both cars into the median. Gonzalez was possibly hurt, but not transported while passenger Peggy Sue Huggins, of Collins, Diane M. Gonzalez, of Biggsville, Ill., Linda Jean Weinreich, of Collins, and Eduardo Garcia, of Cambridge, were all transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with possible injuries. Adams was cited for failure to maintain control. Damage to the Adams car was estimated at $3,500 while the Gonzalez car received an estimated $7,000 in damage.
On Monday, a car driven by Michael Howard Starn, of Albion, was eastbound on Marshalltown Boulevard slowing to make a left turn onto Marsh Avenue when it was struck in the rear by an unknown vehicle which immediately left the scene. Starn was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with possible injuries. Damage to the Starn car was estimated at $3,000.
On April 18, a semi driven by Carrey Neal Klepees, of St. Joseph, Mo., was southbound on Marsh Avenue when it went out of control, crossed the center line and entered the east ditch coming to rest on the driver's side. Passenger Jody Klein, of St. Joseph, Mo., was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with possible injuries. Klepees was cited for failure to maintain control. Damage to the Klepees semi was estimated at $50,000 while a fence belonging to Bill Veren, of Clemons, sustained an estimated $500 in damage.
On April 18, Theresa Chascoin Wolken, 107 N. Seventh St., was arrested for driving under suspension.
On April 18, Marcel Edmund Oden, 1004 W. Church St., was arrested for willful injury.
On April 17, Rudy Allen Davis, of Newton, was arrested for failure to appear for a review hearing.