Somebody’s been sleeping on my…couch


May 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Harlan resident found an unwelcome guest in their house last Sunday (May 8th).  According to the police department, 17-year old Cody Schwery was arrested after a resident in the 500 block of Victoria Street in Harlan, awoke to find Schwery asleep on their couch. Schwery was subsequently charged with public intoxication, and later released to the custody of his mother.

Officials say also, 29-year old Bruce Spray, of Harlan, was arrested Monday, following a disturbance in the 800 block of Court Street in Harlan. Spray was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, trespassing and obstruction of emergency communications.

And, a complaint was filed May 6th with Shelby County District Court against 33-year old Lisa Patten, of Harlan. Patten is alleged to have taken an I-Pod Touch belonging to Brandon Allen, of Harlan. The complaint sought a 4th  degree theft charge against Patten, but there is no record of formal charges being filed, on the Iowa Courts On-line website.