Small knife wound reported after street confrontation

Newton Now Staff

Newton Police are investigating a report of a person being cut with a knife after chasing another person they believed was trying to burglarize a car.

Newton Police Lt. Scott Powell said around 2:30 a.m. Oct. 19 Police received a report of a stabbing in the 700 Blk of W 12th St.

Upon investigation police found a victim who had a small, superficial wound on his arm.
Powell said according to police reports, the victim said he saw someone standing by his brother’s car, a 1994 Lexus.
The victim reported that the man ran away from the vehicle. The victim gave chase and caught up with the suspect.

According to the police report the suspect said “bad idea”, pulled a knife and stuck the victim in the arm with it. The suspect then continued to run away.

Powell said the victim didn’t call EMS or require medical treatment for the cut.
Powell said that the insides of the car were undistributed and the vehicle was locked.

The victim described the suspect as 5’10” inches tall with grown out facial hair and weighing around 150 pounds.

Powell said that it was too early to tell if the case is related to the shooting that took place in Newton Sunday night following a botched vehicle burglary in the 400 Blk of Normandy Rd.

In that case the suspect was described as 5’9”, with short facial hair and weighing more than 200 pounds.

Powell said both descriptions describe a large amount of people in Newton.

As for vehicle burglaries Powell said the best way to prevent them is keeping the vehicle locked. He said if someone does see a burglary taking place to call the police department and avoid a confrontation with the person.