Daily Record, March 8, 2014

House fire causes $7K in damage

Eleven firefighters were on scene for more than two hours battling a Marshalltown house fire Thursday.

Scott Johnson, acting fire chief, said the fire started at about 3:50 p.m. at 610 W. Nevada St. on the first floor.

The first floor fire was quickly extinguished, however some fire and smoke reached the second floor and attic.

Nobody was home or injured during the time of the fire. The fire caused $7,500 worth of damage. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The Marshalltown Fire Department was assisted by the Marshalltown Police Department, paramedics, Alliant Energy and the fire department chaplain.

New Arrivals

Elizabeth and John Kudelka, of Laurel, are the proud parents of a son, John Gabriel Kudelka, born at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center at 7:47 a.m. on Feb. 26 weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 23 inches in length. Welcoming Gabe home are siblings: Seth, Aubry, Dylan and Gavin. Grandparents are Deb and Mike Nemechek, of Laurel, and Delores and Jack Kudelka, of Marshalltown.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Friday

Christopher Peak, of Grinnell, made an initial appearance on a burglary charge and two theft-fifth degree charges. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 26. Peak was released on his own recognizance.

Shelby Peak, of Grinnell, made an initial appearance on two theft-fifth degree charges. Jennie Wilson Moore was appointed as counsel. These two cases will be added to the two child endangerment charges. The preliminary hearing was waived.

Mario Hernan Melendez, 710 E. Boone St., made an initial appearance on a child endangerment charge, a possession of marijuana 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 March 26. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation with the results to be submitted to the court within 60 days of today’s date. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case.

Paul James Hopkins, address unknown, made an initial appearance on three requests for probation revocation. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. on April 2. Hopkins was released on his own recognizance with the condition that he is still on probation and must abide by all the conditions set forth in the probation agreement.

Emilio Hernandez, 605 N. Center St., made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50. The court allowed for monthly installment payments beginning April 5 until the debt is paid in full.

Justin Hartwig, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a parole violation charge. The court appointed Alex Grasso as counsel. The parole revocation hearing will be set by his parole officer as his calendar permits. He is being held without bond.

Hartwig was also seen on a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth-second offense charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 17. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation with the results to be submitted within 60 days of his release. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.

Nancy Baldwin, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a probation revocation request. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle her case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 3:30 p.m. on April 2. Baldwin was released on her own recognizance with the condition that she obey all the regulations set forth in her probation agreement.

Matthew Puig, 702 Roberts Terrace, made an initial appearance on a driving while revoked charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 26. Puig was released on his own recognizance.

Joseph Ross King, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge and a no insurance charge. He pleaded guilty to both charges. On the driving under suspension charge the fine was $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50. The fine on the no insurance charge was $500 with a $175 surcharge and $80 in court costs for a total of $755. All payments are due within 30 days of today’s date.

Jesse Ray Wignall, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50, due within 30 days of today’s date.