Harlan men arrested for disorderly conduct


May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two Harlan men were arrested this week on disorderly conduct charges. According to Harlan Police, 21-year old Justin McDowell was taken into custody Monday, after police investigated a report of a man laying in the middle of the 600 block of Court Street. McDowell was arrested after he alledgedly became verbally abusive and refused to follow officers’ commands.

And, 23-year old Theodore Behrens, of Harlan, was arrested Tuesday, following a reported disturbance in the 900 block of Durant Street, in Harlan. Behrens was charged with two-counts of domestic abuse, aggravated public intoxication, and violation of a domestic abuse protection order.

In other Harlan Police Department News: 44-year old Ramona Springman, of Manilla, was arrested May 19th on a charge of 5th Degree theft, for allegedly taking a wallet from a purse. On May 20th, 36-year old Amanda Hanover, of Portsmouth, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, following a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street, in Harlan. And, on May 17th, 37-year old Maelyn Beemer and 30-year old Chad Beemer, both of Harlan, were arrested for Violation of a Protective Order, after they were found to have been in contact with one another.

When officers approached Chad Beemer, they say he allegedly assaulted one of the officers. In addition to the Violation of No Contact Order charge, Chad Beemer also faces a charge of assault on a peace officer. He plead not guilty to the Violation charge. Beemer posted a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing on the assault charge, June 7th.