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Columbus Fire Department activity log

Jan. 28-29

Fire calls

No fire calls.

Rescue calls

8:26 a.m., 3000 block of 39th Avenue; sick.

10:28 a.m., 3200 block of 29th Avenue; sick.

6:31 p.m., 21st Street and 28th Avenue; motor vehicle accident.

Jan. 29-30

Fire calls

Rescue calls

Sheriff News

*On Jan. 24, Leonel Vazquez-Zumano of Grand Island was pulled over by a deputy with the Platte County Sheriff’ Office while driving along 145th Avenue. He was then arrested for having no driver's licence, according to Sheriff Ed Wemhoff. 

*On Jan. 25, David Dengate of Columbus turned himself in to the Platte County jail. He was wanted on a Platte County warrant, according to Wemhoff. 

*On Sunday, Dino A. Alai of Norfolk was pulled over by a deputy for speeding while driving along Highway 81. He was then arrested for driving with a revoked driver’s license, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding.

*That same day, Yvonnie Korth of Humphrey was also pulled over by a deputy for speeding while driving just south of Humphrey. The individual was then arrested for driving under the influence for the second time, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding.

*Monroe Fire and Rescue received a call on Sunday for medical assistance coming from M Mart in Monroe. Kyle Frieze of Columbus and Cecille Laswell of Hickman were then transported to Columbus Community Hospital. As the Sheriff's Office had reason to believe the incident was drug related, a search warrant was issued for the two’s vehicle," Wemhoff said. 

Upon release from the hospital, Frieze and Laswell were arrested and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth amphetamines. Laswell was also charged with driving under a suspended driver's license.

Lost Property

On Jan. 25, a woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office that her purse was missing. She had taken it with her to an activity at Lakeview High School and mistakenly left it behind. After noticing it missing a few days later, she returned to the school to search for it, without success. As of Wednesday, Wemhoff said the purse has not turned up. It is unknown if it was stolen or misplaced.

On Sunday, a series of thefts were reported from the Bonfire ATV Campground, located at 4018 West Highway 30, Columbus. Wemhoff said it appeared several campers had been broken into, with outdoor and house hold items taken. Estimated loss and damages include $500, $200 and $2281 for three separate individuals. Wemhoff asked for anyone with information on the incident to call the Platte County Sheriff's Office at 402-564-3229 or Platte County Area Crime Stoppers at 402-563-4000.

Roadway incidents

On Saturday, a car driving along Highway 81 slid on some ice and crashed into a ditch. The vehicle ran over a reflective pole and did an estimated $100 to it. Wemhoff said the estimated damages to the vehicle itself was $6,000.

That same day a deputy patrolling west of Duncan discovered a vehicle abandoned along Highway 30. After running its plates the deputy discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln. Wemhoff said the vehicle has since been towed from the scene as the investigation is underway.

A deputy was called in to remove debris found on 115th ave on Monday. Wemhoff said the debris was comprised of large chunks of metal believed to from gran bin.

Other news

A male juvenile and student at Boys Town Day School was cited for criminal mischief on Monday. Wemhoff said the individual caused an estimated $100 in damage to the facility.

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