NP Teens Missing After Driving into Swollen South Platte River

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Authorities are searching for two North Platte teens after they drove into the raging South Platte River.

At around 11:23 p.m., on Monday, the North Platte 911 Center received a report that a vehicle had driven into the South Platte River.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to the location, about one-half mile west of Buffalo Road on South River Road.

Deputies say some other teens were following a vehicle being driven by 17-year-old Alexis Wiezorek, when Wiezorek’s vehicle drove around some barricades and continued traveling on South River Road.

Witnesses said Wiezorek’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and drove into the river, then floated down stream.

Authorities say the witnesses tried to reach Wiezorek and her passenger, 18-year-old Noah Ramos, but were unable to.

Deputies then discovered a second accident, finding three male teenagers all injured in the roadway.

The teens, identified as 18-year-old Devan Hovden, 22-year-old Francisco Rojo and 18-year-old Garret Axtel, said they had driven into the area to look for their friends who had driven into the river.

They advised that they were traveling at around 50 mph, and could not see that the road had washed out.  They said their vehicle then enter the river.

All three were transported to Great Plains Health with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies say the North Platte Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln County Emergency Management and Midwest Air conducted an extensive search of the area, but have been unable to locate Wiezorek, Ramos or either vehicle.

Officials ask that all non-emergency personnel please stay away from the South Platte River.

Citizens who travel on closed roads will be arrested for trespassing.

Deputies say drugs and alcohol may be a factor in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Nina Lorraine-Vio Green: Failure to Appear

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Arielle Whitney Hughes: Conditional Release Violation

Arielle Whitney Hughes: Conditional Release Violation

Bryan Lee Kayser: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent, Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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Jose Santos Perez: Negligient Child Abuse (No Injury)

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Jack David Seals: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver

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One Injured in NP Mobile Home Fire

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Update by the Associated Press

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been burned in a fire that destroyed her mobile home in North Platte.

Firefighters and medics were sent to the home around 12:10 p.m. Monday, and they found that a neighbor had pulled the woman from the blazing home. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby homes, but nearby carports were damaged.

Battalion Chief Jason Trimble says the home is a total loss and says the fire started in a sofa bed.

The woman’s dog was killed.

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A mobile home fire in North Platte has sent one woman to the hospital.

Just before Noon on Monday, the North Platte Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Mobile Manor Mobile Home Park on West 15th Street.

Fire officials say the home became fully engulfed and was destroyed.

They say one woman was transported to the hospital.

The victim’s name was not released, nor were the severity of her injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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NWS North Platte Storm Reports (May 15-16)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1122 PM CDT FRI MAY 15 2015 /1022 PM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015/

...SEVERE STORMS MOVED ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA FRIDAY NIGHT...

THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE FRIDAY 
AFTERNOON AND MOVED INTO SHERIDAN AND GARDEN COUNTIES EARLY 
EVENING...DROPPING LARGE HAIL. STORM COVERAGE ACROSS WESTERN 
NEBRASKA INCREASED HEADING INTO THE MID EVENING HOURS...MAINLY 
ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 61. STORMS CONTINUED TO PRODUCE LARGE HAIL 
AS THE WINDS STRENGTHENED...ESPECIALLY IN THE OGALLALA VICINITY. 
TORNADO REPORTS WERE ALSO RECEIVED TOWARD THE NORTHERN END OF THE 
SYSTEM IN NORTHEAST SHERIDAN AND NORTHWEST CHERRY COUNTIES AROUND 
THIS TIME. AS OF 11 PM CDT FRIDAY...THE LINE OF STORMS WAS 
APPROACHING HIGHWAY 97 AND HAD GENERALLY WEAKENED TO BELOW SEVERE 
LIMITS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG AND NORTH OF 
INTERSTATE 80 IN LINCOLN AND CUSTER COUNTIES DURING THE LATE EVENING 
AND PRODUCED SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN. 

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS RECEIVED.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0525 PM     HAIL             4 N ANTIOCH             42.13N 102.62W
05/15/2015  E0.88 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

            GROUND COVERED WITH HAIL...MOST WERE DIME SIZE WITH SOME 
            PENNY AND NICKEL

0615 PM     HAIL             5 NNE LISCO             41.57N 102.58W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       GARDEN             NE   PUBLIC          

0620 PM     HAIL             18 S HAY SPRINGS        42.42N 102.69W
05/15/2015  E2.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

            HAIL RANGED FROM GOLF BALL TO BASEBALL SIZE

0715 PM     HAIL             7 E ANTIOCH             42.07N 102.48W
05/15/2015  E1.75 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

0830 PM     HAIL             5 N VENANGO             40.83N 102.04W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       PERKINS            NE   PUBLIC          

0832 PM     HAIL             5 E GORDON              42.81N 102.11W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

0834 PM     TORNADO          12 E GORDON             42.81N 101.97W
05/15/2015                   CHERRY             NE   STORM CHASER    

            TORNADO CONFIRMED BY CHASERS AT 734 MDT. 

0840 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LAKESIDE                42.06N 102.46W
05/15/2015  M1.40 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL

0855 PM     HAIL             5 NW ELLSWORTH          42.11N 102.36W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

0857 PM     TSTM WND GST     18 NE OSHKOSH           41.59N 102.10W
05/15/2015  E60.00 MPH       GARDEN             NE   PUBLIC          

            WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 50 TO 60 MPH

0900 PM     HAIL             15 NW ELLSWORTH         42.21N 102.49W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

            ESTIMATED TIME OF 900PM CDT

0915 PM     TSTM WND GST     25 N ELLSWORTH          42.42N 102.29W
05/15/2015  E60.00 MPH       SHERIDAN           NE   PUBLIC          

            ESTIMATED 50 TO 60 MPH WINDS 

0918 PM     HAIL             5 W GRANT               40.84N 101.82W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       PERKINS            NE   PUBLIC          

0924 PM     HAIL             8 N GRANT               40.96N 101.73W
05/15/2015  M1.75 INCH       PERKINS            NE   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0939 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 N OGALLALA            41.16N 101.72W
05/15/2015  E70.00 MPH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER    

            ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH

0941 PM     HAIL             1 SSE OGALLALA          41.12N 101.71W
05/15/2015  M1.75 INCH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER    

0945 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     E GORDON                42.81N 102.20W
05/15/2015                   SHERIDAN           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            FUNNEL REPORTED EAST OF GORDON ESTIMATED TIME OF 845 MDT.


0950 PM     HAIL             6 SW ROSCOE             41.07N 101.68W
05/15/2015  E2.00 INCH       KEITH              NE   STORM CHASER    

            60 MPH WINDS REPORTED AS WELL

1010 PM     HAIL             6 E ARTHUR              41.57N 101.58W
05/15/2015  E1.00 INCH       ARTHUR             NE   TRAINED SPOTTER 

1010 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 S RUSHVILLE           42.70N 102.47W
05/15/2015                   SHERIDAN           NE   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            FUNNEL REPORTED ESTIMATED TIME 0F 910 PM MDT. 

1016 PM     HAIL             ROSCOE                  41.13N 101.60W
05/15/2015  E1.50 INCH       KEITH              NE   TRAINED SPOTTER

...RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON              
OGALLALA                     1.76 IN   0700 AM 05/16   41.13N/101.72W       
1 ENE VALENTINE              1.27 IN   0700 AM 05/16   42.88N/100.53W       
VALENTINE 1W                 1.23 IN   0600 AM 05/16   42.88N/100.56W       
VALENTINE AIRPORT            1.19 IN   0652 AM 05/16   42.88N/100.55W       
VALENTINE                    1.08 IN   0834 AM 05/16   42.88N/100.56W       
OGALLALA AIRPORT             0.72 IN   0655 AM 05/16   41.12N/101.77W       
THEDFORD AIRPORT             0.68 IN   0655 AM 05/16   41.96N/100.58W       
VALENTINE 27S                0.62 IN   0814 AM 05/16   42.48N/100.52W       
STAPLETON 5W                 0.60 IN   0700 AM 05/16   41.46N/100.60W       
BROKEN BOW AIRPORT           0.48 IN   0653 AM 05/16   41.43N/99.65W        
MULLEN                       0.48 IN   0600 AM 05/16   42.05N/101.05W       
SWAN LAKE                    0.39 IN   0700 AM 05/16   42.19N/99.09W        
KILGORE 1NE                  0.35 IN   0800 AM 05/16   42.95N/100.95W       
EWING 12S                    0.34 IN   0700 AM 05/16   42.09N/98.38W        
BARTLETT 4S                  0.30 IN   0800 AM 05/16   41.83N/98.55W        
OSHKOSH 10NE                 0.28 IN   0655 AM 05/16   41.49N/102.19W       
WALLACE 2W                   0.27 IN   0700 AM 05/16   40.84N/101.21W       
AINSWORTH AIRPORT            0.22 IN   0655 AM 05/16   42.58N/99.98W        
NORTH PLATTE 1ESE            0.22 IN   0835 AM 05/16   41.13N/100.75W       
MASON CITY                   0.22 IN   0800 AM 05/16   41.22N/99.30W        
SARGENT                      0.20 IN   0824 AM 05/16   41.64N/99.38W        
CRESCENT LAKE                0.18 IN   0758 AM 05/16   41.76N/102.44W       
CALLAWAY 8WSW                0.15 IN   0700 AM 05/16   41.25N/100.08W       
ROSCOE 1ESE                  0.15 IN   0730 AM 05/16   41.13N/101.58W       
EWING 1N                     0.14 IN   0745 AM 05/16   42.27N/98.34W        
BUTTE                        0.12 IN   0600 AM 05/16   42.91N/98.85W        
IMPERIAL AIRPORT             0.12 IN   0653 AM 05/16   40.53N/101.63W       
SPRINGVIEW                   0.12 IN   0600 AM 05/16   42.82N/99.75W        
HALSEY 2W                    0.11 IN   0823 AM 05/16   41.90N/100.31W       
SPRINGVIEW 6S                0.09 IN   0832 AM 05/16   42.74N/99.74W        
4 NNE NORTH PLATTE           0.07 IN   0832 AM 05/16   41.19N/100.75W       
ONEILL AIRPORT               0.06 IN   0655 AM 05/16   42.47N/98.68W        
ERICSON 6WNW                 0.05 IN   0700 AM 05/16   41.80N/98.79W        
NORTH PLATTE 2S              0.05 IN   0800 AM 05/16   41.06N/100.75W       
NORTH PLATTE                 0.04 IN   0835 AM 05/16   41.14N/100.77W       
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT         0.04 IN   0653 AM 05/16   41.13N/100.70W       
NORTH PLATTE 3ENE            0.04 IN   0600 AM 05/16   41.13N/100.70W       
NEWPORT                      0.02 IN   0800 AM 05/16   42.60N/99.33W        
CHAMPION 5ESE                0.01 IN   0730 AM 05/16   40.43N/101.62W       

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

No Front Plate Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges for NP Man

Phillip Tyan

Phillip Tyan

A North Platte man is facing numerous felony charges following a Wednesday evening traffic stop.

At around 5:00 p.m., on May 13, an officer with the North Platte Police Department observed a silver Pontiac Grand Prix, near South Chestnut and East E Streets, that was not displaying a front license plate.

The officers conducted a traffic stop near East C Street and made contact with the driver, 46-year-old Phillip Tyan.

According to police, Tyan was unable to produce proof of the vehicle’s ownership and was found to have a suspended license.

Following Tyan’s arrest, officers searched the vehicle and located several Hydrocodone pills, a Class II controlled substance that Tyan did not have a prescription for.

Additionally, officers located a small amount of methamphetamine and a 5.5″ knife.

Tyan was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and charged with driving under suspension, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of hydrocodone, carrying a concealed weapon, no registration and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.

Tyan is being held at the LCDC without bond.

Lexington Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Photo of Joseph Fleming Courtsy of LPD

Photo of Joseph Fleming Courtsy of LPD

Lexington Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery.

According to police, a search was executed on a Lexington residence on Tuesday.  Officers located several items of evidence which aided in securing an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Joseph Fleming.

The charges stem from an early morning armed robbery on Sunday.

Authorities believe Fleming fled the Lexington area in an older model blue Dodge extended cab pickup, en route to an unknown destination.

No further details about the alleged robbery were released.

Fleming is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact local law enforcement or the Lexington Police Department at (308) 324-2317.

Teen Accused of Crashing Stolen Vehicle in North Platte

north_platte_patchA 17-year-old Boys Town resident is in jail on felony charges after he allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle in North Platte.

At around 9:00 a.m., on May 8, North Platte Police responded to the report of a hit-and-run accident in the area of North Sheridan Avenue and West 16th Street.

Officers met with a 67-year-old female, who told them that a white Pontiac Grand Prix had struck a vehicle and fence before heading westbound on West 17th Street.

A short time later, officers found the vehicle abandoned in a vacant lot on the corner of Custer Avenue and West 17th Street.

According to police, the vehicle had sustained heavy front end damage.

Witnessess reported seeing the suspect flee the vehicle and run westbound on West 17th Street.

After futher investigation, officers determined that the vehicle had been stolen by a 17-year-old male from a residence in Grand Island sometime during the night of May 7.

They also learned the teen had ran from a Boys Town residence in Grand Island.

Officers conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate the boy.

Then, at around 12:30 p.m., officers were notified by family members that the teen was at a residence in the 1800 block of West 15th Street.

Officers made contact with the teen and took him into custody.

He was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and jailed on charges of felony possession of stolen property and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say the boy lived in North Platte before being placed in Grand Island.

Officers suspect the vehicle is a total loss.

Lincoln Police Searching for Missing Woman

Anwesha Dey

Anwesha Dey

Lincoln Police are currently searching for a missing 30-year-old female.

Anwesha Dey was last seen on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. Police say she left a friend’s house, near N. 23rd & S Streets, on foot, and headed toward downtown.

Friends and family have not been able to reach her at home or by phone, which is extremely out of character. Anwesha is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University Police have been notified.

Anwesha, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an Indian female, 5’9”, 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen dressed in an orange hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, carrying an orange and grey backpack. She does not have a vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lincoln Police Department at 402.441.6000.

Reported Drug Overdose Leads to Felony Charges for NP Man

Joshua Salisbury

Joshua Salisbury

A North Platte man is facing charges following a reported drug overdose.

At around 4:28 p.m., on May 4, North Platte police and paramedics responded to the 900 block of West 4th Street, on the report of a male who had possibly overdosed on drugs.

Officers arrived and met with several witnesses and Joshua Salisbury.

According to police, Salisbury was sweating profusely and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, but refused to go to the hospital.

As officers spoke to witnesses, they learned that Salisbury was suicidal and threatened to shoot himself.

Again, officers attempted to convince Salisbury to go to the hospital but he refused.

At that point, officers determined that Salisbury was a threat to himself and placed him in emergency protective custody.

As officers attempted to take Salisbury into custody, he pulled away and attempted to punch them several times.

Salisbury was eventually taken into custody and transported to Great Plains Health.

On May 5, Salisbury was released from the hospital and placed under arrest.

He was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and jailed on charges of felony attempted assault on an officer and resisting arrest. He was also out on bond at the time and, as a result, was also arrested on a bond revocation warrant for violating the conditions of his bond.

 

NP Brothers Charged After Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

Two brothers from North Platte are facing felony charges following a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.

On May 1, an officer with the North Platte Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle.  According to the victim, their 1997 Chevy pickup had been stolen from the 1000 block of Autumn Park Drive.

Other officers were briefed on a description of the vehicle and began actively looking for it.

On May 5, at around 6:50 p.m., an officer on patrol observed the vehicle, confirmed it was the stolen pickup and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, before losing sight of the vehicle near 9th Street and Buffalo Bill Avenue.

A short time later, the officer observed the pickup driving through a trailer court in the 2400 block of West 9th Street.

As the vehicle traveled toward the officer, he activated his emergency lights and ordered the driver, later identified as Brian Anderson, to stop.

The officer was able to get a good look at the driver and a passenger, identified as Timothy Anderson.

After stopping for a short time, the pickup fled west on 9th Street and continued to flee with the officer in pursuit.

Anderson then allegedly turned the pickup around and returned to the trailer court where the pursuit had started.

Police say Timothy Anderson, who was now driving the pickup, fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later.

About this time, a citizen contacted police and reported that Brian Anderson had stopped near 8th Street and Norris, then fled and hid behind a shed in the area.  They said Timothy Anderson slid into the driver’s seat and fled in the vehicle.

Officers responded and took Brian Anderson into custody without further incident.

The brothers were transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and jailed.  Both have been charged with felony possession of stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest (2nd Offense) and driving under suspension.