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On Monday 04/22/2019 at 9:24 am the Scottsbluff Police Dept took a missing persons report. Benjamin Carlos Barron age 34 of Scottsbluff was last seen by a local family member on Tuesday 04/16/2019. Investigation shows that a witness last saw Benjamin Carlos Barron on Saturday at an East Overland business. There is reason to believe that Benjamin Carlos Barron is in the Hay Springs area and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was notified.

 

Barron was last seen wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. Barron is intellectually disabled and may be in danger of abuse or exploitation.


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MARCH 29, 2019 (SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) has conducted a drug enforcement operation this week, resulting in the arrest of 32 individuals throughout the Nebraska Panhandle. Arrest warrants and search warrants were served throughout the Panhandle. Additional arrests are expected and some of the cases are on-going.

Throughout the week, WING was assisted by the sheriff’s offices of Cheyenne County, Scotts Bluff County, and Box Butte County, the police departments of Sidney, Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bayard, Alliance, Chadron, Ogallala, and the Nebraska State Patrol. The following is a list of arrests made as part of this operation.

Alliance/Chadron:

-Bethany Wacker – Two counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

-Kamron Seebomb – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence

-Dennis Griffin – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine

-Penny Overshiner – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance

-Jo Len Valdez – Three counts of possession of a controlled substance

-Henrietta Dawn – Five counts of distribution of methamphetamine

-Derek Warbonnet – Three counts of distribution of marijuana

-Dalton Hunger – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine

-Shawn Hollowhorn – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine

-Leander Poor Bear – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance

-Shane Lame – Four courts of distribution of methamphetamine

-Rick Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana

-Summer Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana

 

Scottsbluff/Gering

 

-Lacey Calder – Attempt of a class IV Felony and Possession of Marijuana

-David Iron Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone

-Roxanne Trevino – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone

-Amber Camacho – Attempt of Class 4 Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance

-Shelley Parker – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone

-Cory Poor Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance

-Janae Iron Bear – Three counts forgery and failure to appear

-Cathica Vasquez – Theft by shoplifting

-Floyd Bolton – Possession of methamphetamine

 

Kimball/Sidney/Ogallala

 

-Jose Hernandez – One count of distribution of methamphetamine                  

-Mariah Medina – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce

-Myriah Tyan – Cited for possession of marijuana – less than an ounce

-Travis Graham – Two counts of distribution of marijuana

-Kandy Cook – One count of distribution of a controlled substance         

-Jerry Roa – Two counts of distribution of marijuana

-Timothy Tscharner – One count of distribution of marijuana

-Tiara Tiden-Benzel – One count of distribution of marijuana

-Tony Christensen – One count of distribution of methamphetamine   

-Clinton McCrea – Domestic assault 

 

Those arrested were lodged in the county jails representing the county in which the arrest was made. The WING Task Force is made of up investigators from several law enforcement agencies in the Nebraska Panhandle, including Sidney PD, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Gering PD, Scottsbluff PD, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Alliance PD, Chadron PD, and the Nebraska State Patrol.


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City of Grand Island Police Release 

Grand Island, Neb. – On 03/13/19 at about 9pm, Grand Island Police Department Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting.  This is a very difficult situation for everyone involved. 

 After responding to an address on North St. Paul Road for the second time in the evening, an officer was assaulted with a knife.  The Officer responded with lethal force, shooting the male suspect; who was transported by ambulance and later pronounced dead.  The officer received knife wounds and was transported to the hospital.  Those injuries are not life threatening.  

This is an ongoing investigation.  We have turned the investigation over to agencies involved in the South Central Area Law Enforcement Services (SCALES) agreement for a thorough and independent investigation.  Our next step as an agency is to assist SCALES in their investigation in any way possible, while supporting our officers and members of our community. 

We appreciate the patience to allow this investigation to take place with concern for the members our department, and for family of the deceased. .


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Local communities are starting to prepare for the winter storm that is said to hit the area starting in the next 24 hours. Several panhandle communities are issuing snow emergencies to prepare for snow removal. If you live on a snow route please remove your vehicles. Also, many local businesses and churches are issuing closings and cancellations. Please stay tuned to Hometown Family Radio or follow our website to stay up to date on all the latest new and information. Please stay safe.

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Snow Emergency Declaration


SCOTTSBLUFF- Due to the present weather conditions, The City of Scottsbluff would like to advise the public that a snow emergency has been declared as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 until further notice.  Those people living along the snow route will need to have their vehicles in driveways or other locations that don’t interfere with the snow routes. All snow routes are posted with signs and people should become familiar with these routes and plan accordingly.  Please have all vehicles moved from snow routes immediately. The snow routes are as follows for the City of Scottsbluff.

  • South Beltline Highway from East city limits to West Overland

  • Avenue I from South Beltline Highway to Highway 26

  • Avenue B from South Beltline Highway to 42nd Street

  • Broadway from South Beltline Highway  to 27th Street

  • 5th Avenue from south Beltline Highway to 42nd Street

  • 21st Avenue from 7th Street to Highway 26

  • 27th Street from west city limits to Highway 26

  • 20th Street from South Beltline Highway to 21st Avenue

  • East Overland from Broadway to 21st Avenue

  • West Overland from Broadway to South Beltline Highway

  • Highway 26 from 21st Avenue to Avenue I


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MARCH 6, 2019 (VALENTINE, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Valentine man in connection with the shooting death of his wife on Monday, March 4.

NSP was initially called by the Valentine Police Department after they had responded to a shooting at 301 Edna Street in Valentine at approximately 7:00 p.m. The victim, Pamela Nickisch, 71, was found deceased. Her husband, Paul Nickisch, 70, and a juvenile grandson were also present at the residence.

Investigators have determined that Paul Nickisch shot Pamela Nickisch as a domestic violence situation escalated. He was arrested for murder and lodged in Cherry County Jail. A final determination on charges will be made by the Cherry County Attorney.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Valentine Police Department, Valentine Fire and Rescue, and Cherry County Attorney’s Office have all contributed to this investigation and response.


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Valentine, NE -  Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Valentine man in connection with the shooting death of his wife on Monday, March 4.

NSP was initially called by the Valentine Police Department after they had responded to a shooting at 301 Edna Street in Valentine at approximately 7:00 p.m. The victim, Pamela Nickisch, 71, was found deceased. Her husband, Paul Nickisch, 70, and a juvenile grandson were also present at the residence.

Investigators have determined that Paul Nickisch shot Pamela Nickisch as a domestic violence situation escalated. He was arrested for murder and lodged in Cherry County Jail. A final determination on charges will be made by the Cherry County Attorney.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Valentine Police Department, Valentine Fire and Rescue, and Cherry County Attorney’s Office have all contributed to this investigation and response.


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MARCH 4, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)— Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol
(NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday,
March 1.
The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of
Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-
compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Bella Italia – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
El Paraiso – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington (checked ID, sold to minor)
The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol
out of the hands of minors.

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On 03/03/2019 Officers responded to a call of lewd and lascivious conduct in the stairwell of the apartments located at 19 W19th Street. Upon arrival officers made contact with individuals at that location. During the contact a male later identified as Jesse Smith pushed the door shut and would not allow officers into the apartment complex. At this point Smith began making threats to law enforcement and officers began to evacuate occupants from the building. Officers from Gering Police Department, Scottsbluff County Sheriff’s department and the Nebraska State Patrol arrived on scene to assist. Smith then retreated from the stairwell into his apartment and would not comply with Officers commands to exit the apartment. After the apartments had been evacuated a decision to enter Smiths apartment was made. Officers entered the apartment and Smith was taken into custody without further incident. Smith was transported to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center where he was charged with Terroristic Threats and Obstructing a police office

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On 2/25/19 at approximately 01:17, Scottsbluff Police were initially dispatched to a vehicle versus train collision at the Broadway railroad crossing.  Upon arrival by police it was determined no vehicle was involved.  The investigation found that a south bound pedestrian had been struck by an east bound BNSF train.  The pedestrian was deceased on police arrival.  The pedestrian was identified as David Sound Sleeper (29) of Scottsbluff, NE.  The railroad crossings of W. 20th, Broadway, and 5th Ave were closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the investigation was completed.  The investigation found that the train crossing arms and audible horns were functioning properly at the time of the incident.  Scottsbluff Fire and Valley Ambulance also responded to the scene. 

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