The Harlan Police Department Tuesday (today) issued a report on arrests and incidents. Eight individuals were arrested during the period covering Sept. 19th through the 26th. On Sept. 26th, 37-year old Joseph Hastie was arrested on an active warrant out of Pottawattamie County for failure to appear on a charge of unauthorized use of a credit card. Hastie was taken to the Shelby County Jail where he awaited extradition to Pottawattamie County.
On Sept. 25th, 36-year old Kelly Wood and 35-year old Lisa Briggs, both of Harlan, were taken into custody when officers were called to a suspicious vehicle in the Superior Storage parking lot. Both subjects were taken to the Shelby County Jail where Wood was charged with possession of a controlled substance and Briggs was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of contraband in a secure facility.
On Sept. 24th, 45-year old Clinton Scheffler, of Harlan, was arrested when officers were called to a domestic assault in the 1000 block of Park Street. Scheffler was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with domestic abuse assault for allegedly striking David Peters, also of Harlan.
On Sept. 23rd, 23-year old Anthony Bennett, Harlan, was arrested when officers were called to the area of 12th and Willow for someone forcing their way into an apartment. Upon arrival no one was found in that area. A short time later, officers were called to HyVee where the owner of the apartment had gone to be safe in making the call. As a result of the investigation, Bennett was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with burglary in the 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sept. 22nd, Police in Harlan were called to Express Lube where a male subject was seen going through vehicles on the lot. As a result of the investigation and with video surveillance, a search warrant was served on the property at 2006 7th Street. 30-year old Reid Hemminger, and 27-year old Joey Ranney, Jr., both of Harlan, were arrested and taken to the Shelby County Jail. Hemminger was charged with 2 counts of burglary in the 3rd degree, attempted burglary in the 3rd, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment. Ranney was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
On Sept. 19th, 26-year old Seth Rauterkus, of Manilla, was taken into custody following a traffic stop. Rauterkus was cited for open container, passenger, and released. On Sept. 20th, 46-year old Stephen Lytle, of Harlan, was taken into custody when officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Farnam Street. Lytle was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with domestic abuse assault for allegedly assaulting Tina Lytle, also of Harlan.
Police also investigated a couple of theft incidents. On Sept. 24th, Harlan Police officers were called to Blake’s Auto Sound and Security for a burglary in progress. While in route the officers were advised the suspects had left. Nothing was taken as the suspects were scared off by the owner. This case remains under investigation. And, on Sept. 17th, officers were called to the 900 block of Farnam Street where Kathy Campbell reported that a truck belonging to her son, Austin Hudson, had been broken into. Several items were taken from the vehicle including the stereo, a CB radio, and a sub. The case remains under investigation.