Vandalism: Sherry Sane, 55, 359 Industrial Road, came to the Police Department to report the vandalism of her vehicle while she was at work. Sane stated that her driver side front tire had been slashed on Aug. 5. Sane is attempting to get video of the date in question. Sane told officers that she believes her husband, Jimmy Sane, is responsible for the slashed tire. She said it was his way of getting back at her for wanting a divorce. Officers told Sane how to obtain an order of protection against her husband.

Shoplifting: Police Officers were dispatched to Walmart concerning a shoplifter. The loss prevention officer told officers that Timothy Valentine, 35, 1906 Brooks Cemetery Road, Newport, attempted to push a cart out of the store without paying for the items on two separate occasions. The suspect stole a number of items valued at $302.27. A no trespass order was already in effect. Valentine was arrested and transported to the Jail Annex.

Public Intoxication: Officers were dispatched to 418 Harper Circle on the call of an impaired female. Officers came in contact with Wendy Pope, 39, Pecan Tree Lane, who was sitting on the ground in front of an apartment. The reports states that Pope had slow and slurred speech, the smell of alcohol about her person, and bloodshot eyes. She was also unsteady on her feet. Pope was arrested for public intoxication due to the fact that she was a danger to herself.

Failure to Appear: Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 607 North Street regarding two male subjects carrying baseball bats and backpacks. Upon arrival officers spotted Dustin Frady, 27, 335 Whitson Drive, enter a residence on North Street. It was discovered that Frady had an active warrant for failure to appear out of Sessions Court. Frady was placed under arrest and transported to the Jail Annex.

Fugitive from Justice: Officers were made aware that Adam Issac Finchum, 23, 614 Lower Bogard Road, was wanted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana. The KCSO had placed a Full Extradition order out for Finchum’s arrest. His original charges were theft, and driving without a license. Finchum was taken to a rehabilitation facility to complete treatment, but instead he fled from the facility and returned to Newport. The NPD found Finchum and made him aware of the order. They also charged him with being a Fugitive from Justice.

Lost phone: Police Officers were called to the parking lot of Newport Convalescent Center for a lost phone report. Glenda Gregg told police that she had carried her company cell phone to her vehicle and had placed the phone on top of the car until she could open the door to get inside. Gregg thinks she may have left the phone on her vehicle when she drove away from the parking lot. She returned after she realized the phone was missing, but could not find it in the parking lot. Gregg said the company is attempting to locate the phone using GPS. The phone’s estimated value is around $800.

Probation Violation: Patrolman Paul Webber observed a black Nissan Xterra driving unusually slow on Highway 25/70. Webber checked the registration of the vehicle, which came back to a silver Toyota. He initiated a traffic stop and came in contact with the driver and passenger. The passenger, identified as Pamela Fisher, 44, 709 White Owl Lane, stated that she did not have and ID. Webber discovered that Fisher had two active warrants for probation violations. She was place under arrest and transported to the Jail Annex.


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