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BY DI STAFF | APRIL 06, 2015 5:00 AM

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Iowa City woman charged with OWI

Authorities have accused a North Liberty woman of driving while intoxicated.

Jacqueline Heinle, 56, was charged with third-offense OWI on April 4.

According to online court documents, officers were called to report to an accident.

Heinle was the driver of the vehicle that reportedly caused the accident. She allegedly had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, unsteady balance, and blew a .199.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

Illinois woman charged with unauthorized use of credit card

Authorities have accused a Park Forest, Illinois, woman of forgery.

Jessica Owens, 20, was charged with unauthorized use of credit card over $1,000 and under $10,000 on March 26 and April 3.

According to online court documents, Owens made three separate attempts at Hills Bank to extract $1,200.

Owens said during an interview that somebody named “Roach” from Chicago recruited her to take preloaded debit cards to banks in Iowa City for cash advances.

She took the cards to the bank, took the cash, and was off to the next bank before the previous bank realized the card was no good.

Owens was to complete the cash advances, keep some money for herself, and bring the rest back to “Roach.” She was also involved in a larger scheme she could not give information on.

Unauthorized use of credit card over $1,000 and under $10,000 is a Class-D felony.

Iowa City man charged with OWI

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of driving while intoxicated.

Ronald Nester, 54, was charged with third-offense OWI on April 3.
According to online court documents, an officer observed Nester speeding and initiated a traffic stop.

Once the officer approached Nester, the officer noticed he smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Nester admitted to drinking vodka but refused the Datamaster test.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

Woman charged with marijuana possession

Authorities have accused an Iowa City woman of possessing marijuana with the intent to deliver.

Gina Turner, 52, was charged with a controlled-substance violation and failure to affix drug-tax stamp on March 12.

According to online court documents, Turner came to the Iowa City police and requested her residence be searched for narcotics and firearms after an escapee from the Hope House was taken into custody upon leaving Turner’s residence.

She reportedly knew the escapee had a history with narcotics and firearms, and didn’t want any in her residence.

During a search of her property, officers located 85 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia, and a digital scale.

Turner allegedly admitted the marijuana belonged to her and that she had been selling it for several months.

Controlled-substance violation and failure to affix drug-tax stamp are both Class-D felonies.

Iowa City man charged with stealing iPhones from UIHC

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man off stealing iPhones.

John Morales, 38, was charged with second-degree theft and third-degree burglary on Nov. 23, 2014.

According to online court documents, Morales entered private rooms at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and took nine iPhones belonging to the hospital without permission.

Morales was captured on surveillance video holding one of the stolen iPhones, and he was also identified as selling the stolen iPhones to an ecoATM in Cedar Rapids.

The total value of the nine iPhones is $7,200.

Second-degree theft and third-degree burglary are both Class-D felonies.

Iowa City woman caught trying to flush marijuana down toilet 

Authorities have accused an Iowa City woman of possession of marijuana.

Lindsey Marvella, 26, was charged with a controlled-substance violation and ongoing criminal conduct — criminal network on March 4.

According to online court documents, members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics search at Marvella’s residence.

Upon entry, the task force located Marvella in a downstairs bathroom attempting to flush individual packaged bags of marijuana down the toilet.

Ongoing criminal conduct — criminal network is a Class-B felony, and controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman


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