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  • Repeat drunken driver gets prison

    A Lincoln County woman was sentenced to prison for drunken driving and driving under a suspended license.Christina Gastineau received two sentences of 20 months to five years for fourth offense drunken driving and driving while under a suspended license.R...
  • Small explosion in Casey's parking lot

    A small explosion shattered the early morning quiet at Casey’s convenience store at Rodeo Road and Buffalo Bill.A North Platte Police spokesperson said that at 7:05 a.m. Saturday the contents of a small plastic bottle exploded between the storefront and...
  • Tall Comfort Inn sign tips precariously

    High winds damaged the sign at North Platte’s Comfort Inn Saturday afternoon, bending the top third of the sign backwards, threatening to collapse on the building.Read more at:...
  • Drug bust made in connection with home invasions

    The search for property stolen during two violent March home invasions led to felony drug charges for a North Platte man.Lt. Mike Swain of the North Platte Police Department said that Josh Polanco was arrested after a search of his home turned up enough c...
  • Child wanders off from Cody School, discovered on Front Street

    A six-year-old autistic child was rescued from the middle of Front Street around 10:30 a.m. Friday after wandering off from Cody School, according to police and witnesses.Read more at:...
  • Cops bust 3 teens in BB crimes

    A trio of North Platte teens’ reign of pellet-shooting terror is over.So say police, who March 24 announced the arrest of Ray James Jr., 18, Chase Comeau, 18, and a 13-year-old male juvenile.Read more at:...
  • Irate NP man allegedly assaults girlfriend and officer

    A North Platte man has three felony charges to remind him to keep his hands to himself.Daniel Hill, 29, 101 N. Chestnut, was arrested around 6:45 a.m. March 23 and charged with domestic assault, strangulation, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police off...
  • Diebert changes plea to guilty

    A North Platte woman changed her tune on charges of cocaine possession and violating her probation in District Court Monday.Alyssa Diebert, 26, initially pleaded not guilty March 8. She changed her plea Monday to avoid having new charges levied against he...
  • Golf course vandal gets prison

    The eldest of a group of vandals that victimized two North Platte golf courses in Sept. 2009 was sentenced to prison Monday.Jeremiah Fuoss, 20, 2620 W. Fifth Street, received one and a half to four years for criminal mischief stemming from the vandalism i...
  • Intoxicated man arrested for kicking officer

    In 1733, Benjamin Franklin wrote in Poor Richard’s Almanac "A penny saved is twopence cleared." It’s often misquoted as "A penny saved is a penny earned." Around 2 a.m. March 18, 2010, an intoxicated man who identified himself to North Platte police a...
  • Man charged in connection with two violent home invasions

    The North Platte Police Department announced March 17 that they made an arrest in connection with two violent home invasions.Luke Perez, 23, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, two counts of robbery, three counts of burglary, second-degree ass...
  • Mail: Police chief answers critics

    I noted there were two letters in the daily paper recently both somewhat critical of police. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to both.Read more at:...
  • Man flees police after allegedly breaking into cars

    An alleged car burglar was arrested after he fled police in the early morning hours March 13.Police say Burgess Running Enemy, 25, was witnessed breaking into vehicles in the South Platte Terrace apartment complex parking lot around 6:30 a.m. The witness ...
  • NP man arrested for allegedly brutalizing child

    A North Platte man faces felony charges of child abuse and sexual assault of child following a March 13 incident.Mark Watson, 24, 918 N. Hayes, was arrested after an officer responded to Great Plains Regional Medical Center, a police spokesperson said. Re...
  • Not so great escape: Suspect flees hospital, arrested in Centennial Park

    A North Platte man was arraigned in county court Monday and charged with two counts of burglary, one count of false reporting, and one count of escape from custody.Read more at:...
  • New to the Bulletin: Police response map

    Crime doesn't stop when it reaches a certain area of town.While it is true that some areas see more police action than others, over the course of a month the cops get called just about everywhere.Read more at:...
  • Mitchell man transported to North Platte to face enticement charge

    A Western Nebraska man was arrested and transported to North Platte for allegedly engaging in sexually explicit text messaging with a 12-year-old girl.Read more at:...
  • Alleged hunting gear thief charged with witness tampering

    A North Platte man already facing felony charges of burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm had another felony charge added to his tab.Read more at:...
  • Man busted for August 09 assault

    The North Platte Police Department arrested a man over the weekend for his role in an August 2009 assault.Teddy Magallanes was picked up March 5 and charged with second-degree assault. The incident in question took place August 16, 2009, but the investiga...
  • Accused scrap thief and meth cook pleads not guilty

    One of two men arrested and charged with stealing scrap metal to fund their meth-making pleaded not guilty in Lincoln County District Court March 8.Read more at:...