An 18-year-old North Platte woman will have extended visiting hours at the Lincoln County Detention Center after she allegedly brought marijuana and methamphetamine into the facility.
On April 12, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a warrant for Katie Schumacher.
At the time, Schumacher was visiting an inmate at the jail via the Video Visitation System.
Deputies made contact with Schumacher and placed her under arrest for the warrant.
A subsequent search of Schumacher’s bag revealed several items of contraband, including marijuana, suspected methamphetamine, and several pills, later identified as Alprazolam.
As a result, Schumacher was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana, less than one ounce.
According to Chief Deputy Roland Kramer, more charges may be added, pending the results of laboratory tests.
Bond for Schumacher has not been set.
A 26-year-old North Platte man is facing charges after he allegedly bit a North Platte Police officer.
At around 4:08 p.m., on April 8, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South Willow Street to check the welfare of Joshua Foust. It was reported to police that Foust had contacted people and told them he was going to commit suicide.
According to Investigator John Deal, officers made contact with Foust and determined that probable cause existed to believe that he was a danger to himself.
Officers attempted to convince Foust to go to the hospital for treatment, however, he refused to cooperate and was placed in emergency protective custody.
As officers attempted to place him in handcuffs, Deal said Foust intentionally bit one of the officers on the hand, causing a three to four-inch abrasion.
Foust was transported to Great Plains Health and held for observation.
On April 11, Foust was released from the hospital and placed under arrest.
He was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center and charged with felony 3rd-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. He also had two active warrants for failure to appear.
Bond was set at ten percent of $50,000 on the assault charge.
A North Platte man is facing felony charges after he allegedly took a break to smoke some meth.
On Thursday, at around 6:29 p.m., North Platte Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 400 block of North Dewey Street.
The witness reported that the vehicle was parked in a strange manner and the man inside was seen hitting a clear glass pipe.
An officer contacted the male in the vehicle and identified him as 52-year-old Danny Reeder.
According to Investigator John Deal, Reeder admitted to smoking meth out of a pipe and surrendered the pipe and a powdery substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Deal said Reeder is also a registered sex offender and the registry indicated that he lived at a residence in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. However, Reeder reported that he was homeless and no longer lived there.
Because he did not notify law enforcement that he no longer lived at the residence listed on the registry, Reeder was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, in addition to the felony possession of methamphetamine charge.
Reeder was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
A 23-year-old North Platte man has been accused of providing alcohol for a minor, then raising a ruckus in the street when officers tried to issue him a summons.
At around 9:25 p.m., on April 7, North Platte Police received information that there was alcohol being consumed by minors at a residence in the 1200 block of West 10th Street.
Officers arrived at the residence and made contact with Benjamin Clark. According to Investigator John Deal, Clark advised that he did not live at the there, however, another subject who did live at the house gave officers consent to search.
During the search, officers located alcohol and “signs that a party had taken place” in a the garage.
Officers located a female in the garage, 19-year-old Desiray Stryker, who had allegedly been consuming alcohol provided by Clark. Officers cited Stryker for minor in possession of alcohol and went to speak to Clark.
Deal said when officers told Clark that he was receiving a summons for procuring alcohol for a minor, he became belligerent and began yelling profanities in the street, refusing to provide information needed for the summons.
As a result, Clark was arrested and jailed instead of being cited and released.
Clark has since bonded out of the Lincoln County Detention Center.
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A North Platte man is facing felony charges following an alleged road rage incident on Tuesday afternoon.
At around 1:30 p.m., officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to a disturbance in a parking lot in the 1800 block of East 4th Street.
Officers met with a 19-year-old male and several witnesses who alleged that the male pulled onto East 4th Street in his vehicle, in front of a vehicle driven by Brian Johnson.
It was reported that Johnson began tailgating the victim, and both vehicles eventually pulled into the parking lot.
According to Investigator John Deal, Johnson approached the driver of the other vehicle and produced a knife and began making threats.
After a short time, Deal says witnesses reported that Johnson left the scene and went to a nearby parking lot, where they observed him place the knife under his vehicle.
As the officers were talking to the victim and witnesses, Johnson drove by the scene and was stopped by an officer.
The knife was located in plain view inside the vehicle, and Deal said it matched the description given by the victim and witnesses.
Johnson was placed under arrest and charged with felony terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
A North Platte man has been charged with multiple felonies after an alleged disturbance involving his ex-girlfriend, on Friday night.
At around 10:56 p.m., officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to the report of a prior disturbance at a residence in the 2800 block of Pawnee Avenue.
Officers met with a female, who alleged that her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Terry Yonker, came to her house and knocked on the door.
The victim claimed that she thought it was her friend knocking, so she opened the door. As she did, she alleges that Yonker forced his way into her house, pinned her arms behind her back and held a pocket knife to her throat.
According to Investigator John Deal, the victim was able to somewhat reason with Yonker and convince him to let her go and leave the residence.
Police located Yonker inside a parked car in the 4oo block of South Tabor Street and placed him under arrest without incident.
Deal said officers recovered a pocket knife matching the description given by the victim.
Yonker was charged with felony burglary (for forcing his way into the home), felony terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony and domestic assault.
He was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and jailed.
The victim did not sustain any injuries, according to Deal.
Police say they believe the driver of a vehicle that struck two houses and multiple other objects was under the influence of alcohol.
According to Investigator John Deal of the North Platte Police Department, officers responded to the report of a traffic accident in the 4000 block of West Parkland Circle at around 1:36 a.m., on Monday morning.
Officers made contact with the driver of a 2007 Mercury Montego and identified her as 34-year-old Jessica Pavlik.
Deal said Pavlik had visible, non-life threatening injuries and was transported via ambulance to Great Plains Health.
An accident investigation was conducted and showed that Pavlik had been traveling westbound on West 2nd Street when her vehicle veered to the right and left the roadway.
The vehicle reportedly struck a light pole and a tree in the yard of a residence. After striking the tree, Deal says the vehicle continued to move and struck the outside wall, near the kitchen, of the residence at 4005 West Parkland Circle. Pavlik’s vehicle then hit the neighboring residence at 4010 West Parkland Circle and came to rest in the yard.
Investigators say there were no witnesses to the accident other than Pavlik. However, they say it is suspected that Pavlik was under the influence of alcohol. Deal said the results of a blood draw taken at the hospital should be returned in a few days.
Investigators gave the following breakdown of the damage allegedly caused by Pavlik’s vehicle:
- Street light-$500
- Residence at 4005 West Parkland Circle-$10,000
- Residence at 4010 West Parkland Circle-$15,000
Police believe that Pavlik’s vehicle will be a total loss, and they don’t believe that a seatbelt was in use.
Charges against Pavlik are pending.
A North Platte man is facing a burglary charge after he allegedly returned a pair of stolen shoes to the victim.
At around 3:01 pm, on March 22, North Platte Police responded to a reported burglary at a residence in the 1200 block of West 9th Street.
The resident told officers that he returned home to find that his front door had been forced open. He stated that a Xbox 360 and some shoes were missing.
According to Investigator John Deal, the victim had an idea of several people who may be responsible, and officers made contact with numerous potential suspects during the investigation.
At some point, Deal said William Brown contacted the victim and returned the pair of shoes that had been taken in the burglary. However, Brown denied that he was the one that had stolen them.
On March 31, Brown was contacted by an officer at Casey’s, 2421 Rodeo Road, and eventually agreed to speak to the officer.
During questioning, Brown told the officer where the stolen Xbox was located.
It was determined that there was probable cause to arrest Brown and charge him with felony burglary.
Brown was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center on the burglary charge and an active warrant out of Missouri.