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Police Briefs: July 10, 2018

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IC man charged with domestic abuse

Authorities have taken an Iowa City man into custody, suspecting him of committing domestic abuse.

Stanley Bluitt, 55, 2420 Bittersweet Court, was charged July 8 with domestic abuse impeding air/blood flow. Officers were called to the residence that Bluitt shares with a woman, according to an arrest affidavit. Bluitt had choked the woman, and she told officers that she had trouble breathing, the affidavit said. Officers reported that Bluitt appeared to be intoxicated.

Domestic abuse impeding air/blood flow is a Class-D felony.

Man faces theft charge in connection with stolen vehicle

Authorities have arrested an Iowa City man who is a suspect in a car theft.

Jose Tollinchi Rivera, 44, 429 S. Gilbert St., was charged July 8 with second-degree theft. According to an arrest affidavit, Tollinchi Rivera was spotted driving a vehicle that had been reported as stolen 15 minutes prior.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— Katelyn Weisbrod

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