Public record

Jan. 15-16

Fire calls

No fire calls.

Rescue calls

10:29 a.m., 2600 block of 23rd Avenue; sick.

8:27 p.m., 500 block of East 23rd Street; sick.

9:34 p.m., 500 block of East 23rd Street; sick.

6:17 a.m., 2800 block of 19th Street; sick.

Sheriff's News

Sheriff News

Arrests made

Carmen Mead of Columbus was arrested from a rural Columbus residence without incident on Thursday by the Platte County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Ed Wemhoff.

She was wanted on a Platte County warrant for failure to appear in court regarding no proof of insurance and no valid registration, according to Officer Zach Ridgeway of the Platte County detention facility. She has since posted her $250 bail bond and been released from police custody. 

On Sunday, Salvador Martinez-Vizcaya of Mexico was pulled over by a deputy while driving along Highway 30. He was then arrested for having no driver’s license, according to Wemhoff.

He has since posted his $250  bail bond and been released from police custody, according to Corporal Darrell Rickert of the Platte County detention facility. 

Corrine Hein of Columbus was arrested on Sunday at the Americas Best Value Inn in Columbus. She was wanted on a Platte County warrant for theft by shoplifting, according to Rickert.

While making the arrest, deputies found a controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room. Thus, Hein and Briar Wright of Columbus were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Wemhoff.

The bail bond for Hein’s original charges was set at $500, while the bond for the new charges for her and Briar has yet to been set, according to Rickert. As of Tuesday, the two were still in police custody.

On Monday, a resident in rural Columbus called in to the Sheriff's Office regarding a man who approached his or her property claiming to have crashed his vehicle in a nearby ditch. A deputy responded to the seen and discovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia on the man, according to Wemhoff.

Levi Laska of Monroe was arrested by the Sheriff's Office on charges of possession of methamphetamine an paraphernalia.

Deputies responding to arguments

On Thursday, a deputy responded to a call of a suicidal individual in a residence southeast of Columbus, according to Wemhoff. While there was an argument between people in the home, the deputy determined that no individual  there was any danger to themselves or anyone else.

A deputy responded to a verbal dispute southwest of Columbus involving a vehicle and owed money on Sunday, according to Wemhoff. The deputy determined that it was a civil matter, not criminal, and instructed the parties on how to proceed.

On Sunday, two parties located south of Columbus were separated by a deputy. The two were having a verbal argument and the incident involved damage done to a window estimated at $200. The deputy ended up giving a ride to one of the parties to a location in Columbus, according to Wemhoff.

Traffic related incidents

A deputy pulled over a vehicle driving along Highway 81 on Thursday. It was determined the vehicle had a juvenile who had run away from home in Colorado and been reported missing. The juvenile was turned over to the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Detention Center in Madison, according to Wemhoff.

The Sheriff's Office got a call in on Monday regarding gravel falling out of the top of a semi truck driving along 18th Avenue. A deputy was dispatched to the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Animal related incidents

On Friday, a postal service worker called in to the Sheriff's Office to report a dog discovered at a home along their route that appeared to be injured, according to Wemhoff. A deputy talked to the dog's owner and discovered that the dog was old and had some joint and hip issues.

On Saturday, a group of puppies was discovered in rural Platte County. A deputy turned them over to the Paws and Claws Adoption Center in Columbus, according to Wemhoff.

Other news

On Saturday, it was reported that fireworks were lit and shot off at Ag Park in Columbus. The Sheriff's Office investigated, but was unable to confirm this. However, a responsible party was advised of the complaint, according to Wemhoff.

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News Editor

Sam Pimper is the news editor of The Columbus Telegram, Schuyler Sun and The Banner-Press newspapers. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015.

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