The execution of a search warrant in Stanton late Saturday night led to two arrests.
Just after 10 p.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at a residence on 10th Street in Stanton. As a result of that warrant service, two Stanton men were arrested on drug related charges.
Jesse Weis, 30, was also arrested on a felony charge of Unlawful Intrusion, for secretly videotaping a female acquaintance while she was undressed using a hidden camera. Weis was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug paraphernalia.
Joshua Deiterman, 31, was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Manufacture and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A Marijuana grow operation was found in a room in the basement of the residence that Deiterman took responsibility for implementing.
Deiterman was booked on the felony charge and later released after posting a bond. Weis was jailed pending an initial court appearance. Both men are employed at the Norfolk Regional Center Sex Offender’s unit as Security Specialist.
A Texas man was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony arrest warrant from Texas.
On Sunday morning at about 3 a.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle acting suspicious in the area of the Little Store in Woodland Park. The male driver and female passenger attempted to switch driving positions when contacted.
The male driver, Kalin Bennett, 18, of Fort Worth, Texas was found to have a felony arrest warrant out of Tarrant County, Texas for Escape from custody. Bennett was taken into custody on the warrant and jailed pending an extradition hearing. He was also cited for not having a valid operator’s license. The female passenger was released from the scene.
An underage party was bused early Sunday morning in Stanton County.
Just after 1 a.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to a call of large underage alcohol party at a residence on Market Place in Woodland Park. During that investigation 24 minors between the ages of 13 and 20 were cited for alcohol violations and one of those minors a 15 year old Female was arrested for Third Degree Assault on a Police Officer after striking him in the face.
A second highly intoxicated 16 year old female was arrested for Obstructing/Resisting a Police Officer. Two minors were transported to FRHS by Woodland Park rescue for injuries they received while breaking out a basement window attempting to flee the residence. During the investigation numerous youth became unruly and uncooperative and assistance was requested from the Madison County Sheriff’s office and Nebraska State Patrol.
A large quantity of consumed and unconsumed alcoholic beverages were seized from the residence. Four windows were damaged in the basement area of the residence as youth tried to flee.
The Stanton County Fair's wine tasting event set for Thursday night will continue as planned, according to fair officials.
The event will be held on the ball field on the fairgrounds, beginning at 5 p.m.
Officials confirmed early Thursday afternoon that the Stanton County Fair has also received approval to sell alcoholic beverages during other events. Sales will occur on the ball field.
A 13-year-old male was taken into custody early Sunday morning after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a Norfolk residence.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, an officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 35 near Woodland Park. The vehicle was being operated by the 13-year-old, who was found to have stolen the vehicle from a Norfolk residence. The juvenile was taken into custody and later released to his parents. The vehicle was returned to the owners.
The juvenile faces formal charges of theft and no operators license in both Stanton and Madison County.
A one-vehicle accident shut down Highway 275 for about an hour late Friday night after a Pilger man crashed into a bridge, causing an estimated $30,000 of damage to the bridge. The driver, who was not seriously injured, was arrested on DWI charges.
Just before 11 p.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a one vehicle accident that shut Highway 275 completely down for about one hour. The accident occurred when a westbound SUV driven by Jose Garcia-Ramirez, 26, of Pilger drove off the roadway and struck the guard rail approach to the Humbug bridge just West of Pilger on Hwy 275 causing severe damage to the bridge approach.
Garcia-Ramirez was treated at the scene by Pilger Rescue and declined medical transport. He was found to be under the influence of alcoholic liquor and was arrested for Driving While intoxicated (above .150% BAC), Reckless Driving, and No Operators License. Garcia-Ramirez was wearing a seatbelt and numerous airbags deployed in the SUV preventing serious or fatal injuries. Damage to the guardrail and bridge approach is estimated at over $30,000.00 and the SUV is a total loss.
Garcia-Ramirez was jailed pending the posting of a cash bond. Stanton County Emergency Management also responded to the scene to help with traffic control.
A Howells man was arrested near Pilger on Friday morning on his fifth DWI offense.
On Friday morning at about 1:50 a.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s office stopped a southbound vehicle speeding on Hwy 15 about 3 miles South of Pilger. The driver, Lance Pfeifer, 32 of rural Howells was found to be intoxicated and had a suspended Kansas driver’s license.
Pfeifer was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving During Suspension, Open Container of Alcoholic Liquor and Speeding. Pfeifer was found to have four prior convictions for DWI and was released after being booked on those charges and posting a $10,000.00 bond.
The Elkhorn Logan Valley Health District reported an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday afternoon.
The health district, which serves Stanton, Madison, Cuming and Burt County, has 19 new cases in the last three days. The total positive case count is at 527, which is up from 508 on July 27.
Just one new case was reported in Stanton County. Madison County has nine new cases, Cuming County has six new cases and Burt Count has three new cases.
Total positive cases in the district is now at 527. Total recoveries is 441. The active case count for the district is 80, up from 61 on July 27.
A husband and wife — both of whom were wearing helmets — were transported after striking a deer with their motorcycle early Saturday morning.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, just after 1:05 a.m. on Saturday morning they responded to and investigated a motorcycle/deer accident on Hwy 24 about four miles west of Stanton. The accident occurred when a westbound motorcycle driven by David Burgess, 52 struck a deer as it crossed the highway.
The collision ejected Burgess and his 39 year old passenger, Jessica Burgess onto the roadway and into the south ditch. They were both transported by ambulance to FRHS for treatment. Helmets were in use and prevented more serious injuries. The deer was killed in the accident.
Stanton Fire and Rescue also responded to the accident.
The NSAA is preparing to begin the 2020 fall sports season as currently scheduled. First practices for football, volleyball, cross country, girls golf, boys tennis, and softball are set to begin August 10th.
The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, and officials has been our priority as we work to provide activities for our member schools. This will not change, and modifications may have to be made. Please be understanding and flexible as we continue to try to navigate through this pandemic. We will continue to work with the Governor’s office, Nebraska Department of Education, and the local health departments to make the best decisions for your students and our member schools.
To be able to start our activities on time we must be leaders when it comes to best practice, it is a recommendation of the NSAA that schools should: