Drug, theft and public intox arrests in Harlan


June 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reports a Kirkman man was arrested on a drug charge earlier this month. In their activities report issued Thursday, the H-PD says 19-year old Kolten Kobold, of Kirkman, was charged on June 3rd, with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was cited and then released from custody.

The next day, 27-year old Carl Parkhurst and 55-year old Ricky Hansen, both of Harlan, were arrested on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges, after officers were called to a possible fight in the 500 block of Market Street. And, 20-year old Laramey Arkland, of Harlan, was arrested on a 3rd degree theft charge, after Arkland allegedly took two 12-inch speakers, an amplifier and a CD visor sleeve full of CD’s, from a vehicle belonging to Brandon Allen.

On June 8th, officers arrested 25-year old Terra Smagacz, of Harlan, on a charges of OWI and failure to have a valid driver’s license. Her arrest took place following a traffic stop. That same day, 70-year old Gary Ross, of Harlan, was arrested for disorderly conduct, following an alleged altercation between Ross and Harlan resident Kevin Clark.

The next day, 46-year old Dennis Armstrong, of Harlan, was arrested after police investigated a report of persons drinking alcohol in public. Armstrong was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts.

On June 10th, 14-year olds Curtis Scheffler and Andrew Nippert, both of Harlan, were cited on trespassing charges, after they were allegedly found to be operating ATV’s at the fairgrounds. Officials say since it was not their first offense, the teens’ ATV’s were impounded.

Also on June 10th, 56-year old Ronald Henriksen, of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop on charges of OWI 2nd offense, failure to have a valid driver’s license, and a moving violation related to the operation of his headlights.