Pair arrested for credit card, merchandise thefts
A local pair landed several charges including a felony after they attempted to steal merchandise from a local store.
Jennifer Mogler, 27, was arrested Monday at about 6 a.m., after she fled from Walmart, 2802 S. Center St., when she attempted to buy items with a credit card that was declined.
Capt. Brian Batterson, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said after Mogler ran away from the store she came back to talk to Tanay Surati, 27, of Marshalltown.
Surati stole a baseball cap and alcohol shooters. He went back inside the store to get his keys that he left in the cart, Batterson said.
He was confronted by police who saw him wearing a baseball cap with the price tag still on it and noticed he had open shooters in his pocket, Batterson said.
While police were investigating the incident they found out Mogler was using a credit card that was not issued to her, Batterson said.
Mogler is charged with credit card fraud, a Class D felony.
She is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $2,000 surety bond.
Surati is charged with fifth-degree theft and having an open container.
Upon Surati's arrival to jail police found a little more than two grams of meth inside a plastic container in his sock, Batterson said.
He faces additional charges of possessing meth and contraband in a jail.
Surati is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.
Man assaults girlfriend, traps her in house
A Marshalltown man faces felony charges after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and trapped her inside their home.
Kyle Duncan, 26, was arrested Monday after his girlfriend called police because of the incident; she was taken to the emergency room with injuries.
Capt. Brian Batterson, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said Duncan was upset with his girlfriend and started an argument in which he grabbed her by the arm and threw her against the wall. For the next two hours the arguing and violent behavior continued, Batterson said.
At one point he threw her on the floor, hit her hard and squeezed her throat until she passed out. When she woke up he apologized, then continued to push, shove and verbally assault her, Batterson said.
She attempted to leave and call police several times but he blocked her using his arms, Batterson said.
At the end of the argument she asked him to leave and he did, Batterson said.
She was left with swelling on her eye and a bloody lip.
Duncan is charged with domestic assault strangulation, a Class D felony, obstruction of emergency communication and false imprisonment.
He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Sunday, an employee with Git 'N Go, 3302 S. Center St., reported the theft of 72 gallons of diesel fuel valued at $271.58.
On Sunday, Shana Arp, 11 N. Seventh St., reported the theft of a blue Mongoose bicycle from her back porch. Estimated value of loss was $150.
On Saturday, Mario Hernan Melendez, 710 E. Boone St., reported the theft of a pink 26 inch Mongoose Havoc bicycle. Estimated value of loss was $140.
On June 4, an associate at Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St., reported rock damage to a eight foot by 12 foot glass window on the west side of the Fisher Community Center. Estimated value of damage was $1,000.
On June 2, an employee with Ethington Heating & Cooling, 816 N. Third Ave., reported hit and run damage to a metal and concrete front porch at the business. Estimated value of damage was $5,000.
On June 4, Daniel Scott Alman, 407 Woodbury St., was cited for dog at large.
On June 3, William Edward Ware III, 116 N. Center St. Apt. #4, was cited for theft-fifth degree from Kum & Go.
On Sunday, Sean Creighton Snyder, 414 Union St., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Saturday, Lorrie Ann Bartlett, 423 Swayze St., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Saturday, Luke Ethan Draeger, of Waterloo, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Curtis Edward Carson, 1106 1/2 W. Church St., was arrested for driving while revoked.
On Saturday, Javier Hernandez Valdovinos, 205 W. Boone St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense.
On Friday, Ross Lee Hutcheson, 101 W. Main St. Apt. #3, was arrested for operation without owner's consent and operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Friday, Maria Cecelia Rubio, 711 W. Church St. Apt. #1, was arrested for driving while barred.
On May 27, Jesse Scott Adkins, 207 E. High St., was arrested for loud noises from vehicle, littering and public urination.
On Sunday, a car driven by Ross Lee Hutcheson, 101 W. Main St. Apt. #3, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Gary Court when it struck a utility pole, a mailbox and left the scene. No injuries were reported. Hutcheson was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Damage to the Hutcheson car was estimated at $6,000 while the utility pole belonging to Alliant Energy received an estimated $1,500.
On June 5, a car driven by Valarie Jean Marie Carson, of Tama, was exiting the Walmart parking lot when it collided with a vehicle driven by Wyatt Vaclav Kucera, of Toledo, which was traveling northbound on Center Street and had turned on his blinker. Carson had possible injuries, but was not treated. Carson was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway. Damage to the Carson car was estimated at $5,000 while the Kucera vehicle received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
On June 4, a vehicle driven by Merrill Crowell Swartz, 2213 Bittersweet Road, was northbound on South 18th Avenue when it turned left at East Olive Street and collided with a car driven by Lawrence Dean Dye, of Toledo. No injuries were reported. Swartz was cited for failure to yield upon left turn. Damage to the Swartz vehicle was estimated at $3,000 while the Dye car received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On May 5, a semi driven by Melvin D. Thomas, of Franklin Grove, Ill., was turning left from Anson Street into the outside lane of South Center Street when it broad-sided a car driven by Joanne Ruth Curley, 511 Woodbury St., which was turning left from Anson Street into the inside lane of South Center Street. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Curley car was estimated at $2,000.