The Newberry City Police Department reported the following arrests:
— Dena Iusti, 48, of Kinards, was charged Feb. 4 with driving under the influence after an officer saw the vehicle she was driving run off College Street and onto a sidewalk, almost hitting an ATM. The officer reported that Iusti’s eyes were bloodshot and her speech slurred. She was given a field sobriety test, then arrested and taken to the Newberry County Detention Center for breath testing.
— Quentin Rice, 26, of 505 Jersey St. in Laurens, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with obstructing police. According to the incident report, Newberry City police officers responded to 1616 Indian Land Road and found the blinds on the front window broken and the sound of arguing inside. Once inside, officers found a large number of empty alcoholic beverage bottles and could smell marijuana. After checking several bedrooms, Rice was found hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet. Officers arrested Rice for intentionally delaying the investigation into a possible assault by hiding.
— Keosha Dominick, 20, of 216 Trinity Springs Road in Newberry, was arrested and charged Feb. 9 with shoplifting, criminal conspiracy, and contributing to delinquency of a minor. According to the incident report, officers responded to Wal-mart on Main Street at the report of two females in custody for shoplifting. The loss prevention officer told the responding officer that Dominick and a 13-year-old juvenile tried to steal merchandise from the store. Dominick and the juvenile were with another woman, identified as 36-year-old Terresa Wilson of West Columbia, who had made a purchase at a front register then went to the electronics department. The juvenile told police that Dominick told her to put merchandise into bags that were already in a shopping cart.