FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on several charges, including possession of methamphetamine, open container, and leaving the scene of an accident, following a foot pursuit Wednesday morning near Sutherland.
At approximately 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, NSP received a report of a crash on eastbound I-80 involving a tractor-trailer and a Pontiac sedan. After arriving on scene, troopers were informed that the driver of the Pontiac had fled on foot.
Troopers were able to track the suspect through the snow and over the South Platte River until they were able to apprehend him approximately two miles from the accident scene. The suspect, Eric White, 35, of North Platte, had received facial injuries in the crash and was showing signs of hypothermia. He was taken to Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Once he was medically cleared, White was taken to Lincoln County Jail and lodged for careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of an open alcohol container, possession of methamphetamine, and obstruction. White also had outstanding warrants from Lincoln and Lancaster Counties.
MARCH 29, 2019 (SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.) — The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) has conducted a drug enforcement operation this week, resulting in the arrest of 32 individuals throughout the Nebraska Panhandle. Arrest warrants and search warrants were served throughout the Panhandle. Additional arrests are expected and some of the cases are on-going.
Throughout the week, WING was assisted by the sheriff’s offices of Cheyenne County, Scotts Bluff County, and Box Butte County, the police departments of Sidney, Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bayard, Alliance, Chadron, Ogallala, and the Nebraska State Patrol. The following is a list of arrests made as part of this operation.
-Bethany Wacker – Two counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
-Kamron Seebomb – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence
-Dennis Griffin – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Penny Overshiner – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance
-Jo Len Valdez – Three counts of possession of a controlled substance
-Henrietta Dawn – Five counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Derek Warbonnet – Three counts of distribution of marijuana
-Dalton Hunger – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Shawn Hollowhorn – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Leander Poor Bear – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance
-Shane Lame – Four courts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Rick Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
-Summer Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
-Lacey Calder – Attempt of a class IV Felony and Possession of Marijuana
-David Iron Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Roxanne Trevino – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Amber Camacho – Attempt of Class 4 Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance
-Shelley Parker – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Cory Poor Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance
-Janae Iron Bear – Three counts forgery and failure to appear
-Cathica Vasquez – Theft by shoplifting
-Floyd Bolton – Possession of methamphetamine
-Jose Hernandez – One count of distribution of methamphetamine
-Mariah Medina – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce
-Myriah Tyan – Cited for possession of marijuana – less than an ounce
-Travis Graham – Two counts of distribution of marijuana
-Kandy Cook – One count of distribution of a controlled substance
-Jerry Roa – Two counts of distribution of marijuana
-Timothy Tscharner – One count of distribution of marijuana
-Tiara Tiden-Benzel – One count of distribution of marijuana
-Tony Christensen – One count of distribution of methamphetamine
-Clinton McCrea – Domestic assault
Those arrested were lodged in the county jails representing the county in which the arrest was made. The WING Task Force is made of up investigators from several law enforcement agencies in the Nebraska Panhandle, including Sidney PD, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Gering PD, Scottsbluff PD, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Alliance PD, Chadron PD, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
HERSHEY, Neb. — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of driving drunk when his passenger jumped out of the vehicle in western Nebraska and died.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a deputy sent Monday evening to the scene on Link 56C on the south side of Hershey found the woman unresponsive, lying on the roadway with a vehicle parked nearby. The sheriff's office says the deputy was unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
She's been identified as 45-year-old Brandy Lewis, who lived in Ogallala. An autopsy has been ordered.
The 59-year-old man who'd been driving the vehicle was interviewed and then arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. He told deputies that Lewis decided to jump while the vehicle was moving and that he couldn't stop her.
Court records don't show that he's been formally charged.
Sheriff Kapperman advises that on October 29 th , 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Furnas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of drug activity at the Arapahoe Motel in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska. The Sheriff’s Office responded and had contact with the renters, while talking with them the odor of marijuana was discovered emitting from the apartment. The Sheriff’s Office then applied for a search warrant for the residence for any and all drugs and drug paraphernalia.