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Sheriff's report

Dead deer removed from highway

A dead deer was removed Thursday morning by the Platte County Sheriff's Office from Highway 30, about half a mile west of Highway 81. 

Sheriff Ed Wemhoff said the office responds to calls like this frequently. He said it appeared the animal had been run over by multiple vehicles.

The office responded to the call at 1:56 a.m. An officer moved the dead animal out of the way of traffic and placed it to the side of the road in a near by ditch, according to Wemhoff. 

Man turns himself in to county jail

A man turned himself in to the Platte County Jail on an active Platte County warrant, according to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office. Shamauir Hawkins of Columbus was arrested for failure to appear in court, according to Corporal Matt Langer of the detention facility. Langer said the charge brought against Hawkins in the court case is failure to have a driver’s license. 

Package dropped off for safekeeping 

A package was dropped off at the Platte County Sheriff's Office about 11:10 p.m. on Thursday.

The individual informed the office that the package did not belong to him and asked for the office to safe-keep it until the proper party could be contacted to pick it up from the office, according Wemhoff. 

Wemhoff said the report did not describe the package nor did it indicate how the individual obtained it.

Columbus Fire Department activity report

Nov. 15-16

Rescue calls

4:27 p.m., 2500 block and 40th Avenue, sick.

5:07 p.m., 3000 block and 39th Avenue, sick.

7:09 p.m., 130 block and Center Road, sick.

8:11 p.m., 3200 block and 29th Avenue, sick.

9:08 p.m., 4700 block and 38th Street, sick.

Court sentences for Nov. 17

According to state law, “fines, penalties, and license money shall be appropriated exclusively to the use and support of the common schools ... .” An exception is fines for overloaded vehicles. Seventy-five percent of those funds go to state highways; 25 percent go to the county general fund where the fine or penalty is paid. Fifty percent of money forfeited or seized in enforcing drug laws goes to counties for drug enforcement. Vehicles seized in drug law cases may be used by law enforcement agencies or sold with the proceeds going to schools.

Criminal Sentences

Kevin Rinke, 36, 1153 24th Ave. #6, two counts of theft-shoplifting $0-500; $300 fine and court costs.

Bradley Beach, 29, Duncan, no proof insurance, $50 fine; no operator's license $75 fine, court costs.

Ethan Cismoski, 20, Lincoln, minor in possession ages 10/20; $200 fine, court costs.

Katie Goertzen, 25, 1321 15th St., two counts attempt class IV felony, jail 90 days with credit for 2 days served; attempt class I misdemeanor, jail 14 days (all concurrent); possession marijuana one ounce or less, 1st, $300 fine; and court costs.

Pablo Gutierrez, 19, Schuyler, DUI-drug, 1st, probation 6 months, revoke license 60 days, $500 fine; MIP ages 19/20, probation 6 months, $250 fine; no operator's license, probation 6 months, $75 fine; and court costs.

Greg Hergott,35, 3406 14th St., DUI alcohol 1st; jail 30 days, revoke license 6 months, $500 fine, court costs.

Calvin Maslonka, 27, Shelby, two counts violate protection order; jail 30 days with credit for 3 days served; unlawful acts relating to drugs, jail 10 days (served concurrently); driving under suspension, $100 fine; and court costs.

Matthew Rochholz, 26, 115 E. parkway, DUI .15+; jail 2 days with credit for one day served, probation 6 months, revoke license 1 year, $500 fine, court costs.

Rene Sanchez, 28, 2118 9th St., no proof insurance; $50 fine and court costs.


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