Harlan Police report several drug and alcohol arrests


June 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Harlan report several drug and/or alcohol-related arrested have been made over the past week or so. On May 30th, 17-year old Brett Wilke, of Harlan, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His arrest was the result of a traffic stop. Wilke was later released to the custody of his parents and referred to Juvenile Court Services.

On May 29th, a traffic stop by Harlan Police resulted in the arrest of 24-year old Paul Zimmerman, of Panama. Zimmerman was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia, along with Prohibited Acts.

A day earlier, four Harlan teens were charged with Public Intoxication, after officers investigated a report of youth consuming alcohol. Officials say 16-year old Megan Hunt, 13-year old Tiffany Thompson, 14-year old Barbra Jo Juniper Greve, and 15-year old Marissa Mitchell, all from Harlan, were cited for Public Intox. Hunt was also cited for Possession of Tobacco under legal age. After being brought to the Harlan P-D, all of the girls were later released to the custody of their parents.

That same day, 23-year old Theodore Behrens, of Harlan, was charged with supplying alcohol to persons under the legal age. His arrest followed an investigation by Harlan Police. Separately, 18-year old William Zoellner, of Shelby, and 17-year old Ethan Williams, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic stop. Zoellner was cited for open container and possession of alcohol by a person under legal age. Williams was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released to the custody of his parents. His case will be referred to Juvenile Court Services.

On May 27th, police in Harlan arrested 20-year old Anthony Bennett, of Harlan, on a charge of simple assault, following an investigation into an incident which allegedly occurred in the 11-hundred block of Elm Street.

And, on May 24th, 35-year old Amanda Hanover, of Portsmouth, was arrested on charges of OWI, speeding, open container, and child endangerment. The charges followed a traffic stop, where Hanover was the driver of the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, 30-year old Daniel Pash, of Earling, was charged with open container. Pash was cited and released, while Hanover was brought to the Shelby County Jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.