NPPD Releases Stats from Nebraskaland Days Celebration

The North Platte Police Department has released enforcement stats from the two weeks of the Nebraskaland Days celebration.

Officer Rodney Brown said calls for service were down this year compared to last, but says that may be attributed to the increased presence of the Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  Brown said grants made it possible for these agencies to have an increased presence at this year’s celebration.

The following is a breakdown of calls for service comparing this year’s celebration to last year’s:

neland days 2015 crime stats

 

Calls for Service at WWA

6/17/2015 20:55 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 CITIZEN ASSIST CLR – CLEARED SCENE

6/20/2015 23:25 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/21/2015 0:01 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/26/2015 19:54 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 CITIZEN ASSIST 603 – CLOSED BY OFFICER-NARRATIVE

6/26/2015 20:36 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 450 ARRESTED JUV/CLEARED

6/26/2015 21:21 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/26/2015 21:28 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/26/2015 21:39 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/26/2015 21:55 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 450 ARRESTED JUV/CLEARED

6/26/2015 23:09 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 ASSAULT ON OFFICER- 3RD DEG 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/26/2015 23:52 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 DISTURBING THE PEACE AND QUIET 603 – CLOSED BY OFFICER-NARRATIVE

6/27/2015 19:04 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/27/2015 19:51 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/27/2015 20:07 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/27/2015 22:27 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 ESCORT- ALL OTHER CLR – CLEARED SCENE

6/27/2015 22:52 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 ESCORT- ALL OTHER CLR – CLEARED SCENE

6/27/2015 23:36 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 400 – ARRESTED ADULT/CLEARED

6/28/2015 0:12 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 MIP 450 ARRESTED JUV/CLEARED

6/28/2015 1:32 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 H&R W/ PEDESTRIAN 750 – OPEN/INVEST SUSPENDED

6/28/2015 1:57 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 FOUND PROPERTY 700- OPEN

6/28/2015 12:37 WILD WEST ARENA, 2800 W CHARLIE EVANS DR NORTH PLATTE NE 69101 FOUND PROPERTY 700- OPEN

Curtis Woman Accused of Slapping NPPD Officer at the WWA

Megan Lynn Romshek: Felony Assault on an Officer, Obstructing the Police

Megan Lynn Romshek

A 25-year-old Curtis woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly slapped a North Platte Police Officer.

At around 11:10 p.m., on June 26, officers at the Wild West Arena, 2400 North Buffalo Bill Avenue, were attempting to assist a highly intoxicated female who required medical attention.

According to police, a friend of the subject, Megan Romshek, became belligerent and defiant toward the officers as they tried to help the intoxicated female.

Police say Romshek continued to interfere and an officer attempted to restrain her.

At this point, police say Romshek slapped the officer in the face.

Romshek was placed under arrest and transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center, where she was jailed on charges of 3rd-degree assault on an officer and obstructing an officer.

 

Hot Sheets (6/29): Like Being on a Wheaties Box, But Better


Robert T. Bostwick: Fugitive from Justice

Robert T. Bostwick: Fugitive from Justice

George Leeman Elbert: Fugitive from Justice-Otoe County

George Leeman Elbert: Fugitive from Justice-Otoe County

Marissa Ann Kleist: Probation Violation

Marissa Ann Kleist: Probation Violation

Timothy Louis Kramer: Disturbing the Peace

Timothy Louis Kramer: Disturbing the Peace

Latosha Mary Ryan: Drug Court Noncompliance

Latosha Mary Ryan: Drug Court Noncompliance

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This information is not a criminal history. Criminal charges are often dropped or reduced. All individuals included in this post are presumed innocent of crimes until proven guilty in a court of law. The North Platte Post assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, or completeness, of this information. Any person who believes information provided is not accurate may submit a complaint to admin@northplattepost.com.

North Platte Weather-June 29


NWS-North-PlatteToday: Sunny, with a high near 92. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 6 to 14 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

US Gas Prices Down 2 Cents in the Past 2 Weeks

gas-cardCAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the past two weeks to $2.85 a gallon.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

The average national price for midgrade gas was $3.05, with premium going for $3.23.

The highest price recorded in the continental United States was $3.52 a gallon in San Diego. The cheapest was $2.44 a gallon in Jackson, Mississippi.

The price of diesel also was down 2 cents over the same period to $2.94 a gallon.

In Nebraska, the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.69 (Source: GasBuddy.com).

Rowe Sanctuary Taking Advantage of Newly Acquired Land

sandhill-craneGIBBON, Neb. (AP) — A key piece of riverfront property is now being integrated into the Rowe Sanctuary in central Nebraska.

The National Audubon Society had been trying to acquire the land for roughly 40 years before last summer’s purchase. The land filled in a gap in the riverfront land the group maintains.

The area is frequented by several hundred thousand sandhill cranes and other migratory birds every year. The cranes dine in Nebraska farm fields each spring before continuing on to arctic breeding grounds.

Rowe Sanctuary Director Bill Taddicken says the newly acquired 590 acres gives the facility about 4½ miles of contiguous riverfront and adjacent land. And the farmhouse has been expanded to provide lodging for volunteers during the crane migration.

Candidates Jumping Into Nebraska Legislative Races Early

ne-legislature-13LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.

The Nebraska secretary of state’s office says it’s receiving “a handful of calls a week” from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees.

The Nebraska Legislature will see another round of turnovers in the 2016 election, with 12 of its 49 seats opening because of term limits. Thirteen incumbents will have the chance to seek re-election.

Laura Strimple, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska secretary of state’s office, says the earliest a candidate can officially file for office is Dec. 1.

7 Nebraska State Recreation Areas to Allow Fireworks

fireworksLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Seven state recreation areas in Nebraska plan to allow fireworks for Independence Day celebrations.

The Game and Parks Commission says visitors can shoot off fireworks from 8 a.m. until midnight on July 4 only.

The fireworks will be allowed at Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA near Fremont, Two Rivers SRA near Venice, Pawnee SRA near Emerald and Wagon Train SRA near Hickman.

Signs will point the way to designated fireworks sites, and boundaries will be clearly marked. Using fireworks elsewhere in state areas or at other times is prohibited.

The commission urges visitors to use caution, and says only fireworks approved for sale in Nebraska can be used. Visitors are responsible for cleaning up spent fireworks.

Hot Sheets (6/28): Crossing the Line


Neal Mitchell Bokoskie: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Neal Mitchell Bokoskie: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Julie Ann Bowman: Drug Court Noncompliance

Julie Ann Bowman: Drug Court Noncompliance

Wilson Coleman: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Felony Possession of Marijuana (Habitual), No Drug Tax Stamp

Wilson Coleman: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Felony Possession of Marijuana (Habitual), No Drug Tax Stamp

Joseph P. Denny: Minor in Possession, Disturbing the Peace

Joseph P. Denny: Minor in Possession, Disturbing the Peace

Christine Alanna Grauerholz: Driving Inder the Influence of Liquor

Christine Alanna Grauerholz: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Damon Christopher LaBarge: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor, Expired Tags, Traffic Offenses

Damon Christopher LaBarge: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor, Expired Tags, Traffic Offenses

Stephanie Ann Larson: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Stephanie Ann Larson: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Donald Charles Morrissey: Theft by Deception ($201-$499), Disturbing the Peace (x2), Theft by Unlawful Taking

Donald Charles Morrissey: Theft by Deception ($201-$499), Disturbing the Peace (x2), Theft by Unlawful Taking

Leonard Anthony Pulaski: Resisting Arrest, Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace (File Image)

Leonard Anthony Pulaski: Resisting Arrest, Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace (File Image)

Ian M. Schmeeckle: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Ian M. Schmeeckle: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Keith James Urbanek: Drug Court Noncompliance

Keith James Urbanek: Drug Court Noncompliance

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This information is not a criminal history. Criminal charges are often dropped or reduced. All individuals included in this post are presumed innocent of crimes until proven guilty in a court of law. The North Platte Post assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, or completeness, of this information. Any person who believes information provided is not accurate may submit a complaint to admin@northplattepost.com.

Nearly 90 University of Nebraska Faculty Take Buyout

university-of-nebraskaLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska says nearly 90 faculty members at three of its campuses have taken a buyout offered last fall, freeing up $9.2 million to be reallocated into hiring new faculty and staff members for the 2016-17 school year.

The buyout provided a one-time payout equal to 90 percent of the base salary for tenure-track faculty 62 or older and with at least 10 years of experience at NU.

NU spokeswoman Melissa Lee says 63 of those taking the buyout were at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Twenty-two faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha accepted a buyout, while only four at the University of Nebraska at Kearney did.

The system’s medical school in Omaha did not participate.

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