Notice of Transfer of Responsibility for Cases: 21-35193/21-035520

28 April 2022

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
(515)-446-8993

To: Newton, IA Police Department
Electronic Service

Jasper County, IA Sheriff’s Office
Electronic Service

Flathead County, MT Sheriff’s Office
(Electronic Service)

Subj: NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CASES 21-35193/21-035520

Ref: 1. Title XVI – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE | Chapter 804 – COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS — ARREST — DISPOSITIONS OF PRISONERS – Section 804.6 Persons authorized to make an arrest.
2. Title XVI – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE | Chapter 804 – COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS — ARREST — DISPOSITIONS OF PRISONERS – Section 804.9 Arrests by private persons.
3. Title XVI – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE | Chapter 804 – COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS — ARREST — DISPOSITIONS OF PRISONERS – Section 804.10 Use of force in arrest by private person.
4. Voluntary Sworn Statement – Newton, IA Police Department Cases: 21-35193/21-035520, 17 NOV 2021

1. Introduction

The Newton, IA Police Department was provided a sworn statement for the following cases on Wed, Nov 17, 2021, at 5:49 PM via electronic service (ronc@newtongov.org):

-Officer Oldfield Case Number: 21-35193 Unauthorized use of SSN
-Officer Watson Case Number: 21-035520 Harassment/Insurance Fraudulent Use

2. Conclusion

The Newton, IA Police Department has failed to take any action on these reported incidents showing consistency with previous reports filed with this agency regarding other violations of the law by persons of interest involved in these cases.

The originator will be assuming responsibility for investigative efforts of these reported incidents at 0001 CST on 29 APR 2022 and providing a final report with evidence to the following agencies for enforcement:

Federal Bureau of Investigation
4411 South 121st Court
Omaha, NE 68137-2112
(402)-493-8688

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
2300 Law Center Drive
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-792-5912

Flathead County, MT Sheriff’s Department
920 S Main St STE 100
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-5585

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
(515)-446-8993
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