Officials with the Harlan Police Department, Thursday, released a report on recent arrests and incidents. Authorities say on Monday, 32-year old Anne Criswell, of Lincoln, NE., was arrested on an active warrant out of Mills County for assault. She was taken to the Shelby County Jail and later turned over to Mills County.
Last Sunday, Harlan Police arrested 24-year old Shanae Hytrek, Harlan, after officers were called to a disturbance in the 1000 block of 6th Street. Hytrek was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with intoxication in public. That same day, 48-year old Thomas Carney, of Harlan, was taken into custody following a traffic stop. Carney was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, prohibited acts penalties, failure to have a valid driver’s license, and open container – driver.
On Saturday (Jan. 10th), 23-year old Kayla Strong, and 35-year old Jason Andersen, both of Irwin, were arrested on active Pottawattamie County warrants for burglary. Both subjects were transported to the Shelby County Jail.
On Jan. 9th, Harlan Police officers responded to a call by a concerned subject in reference to drugs possibly being used in an apartment where a small child was an occupant. As a result of the investigation, 19-year old Marcus Morgan, of Harlan, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prohibited acts penalties. The case involving the child was referred to the Department of Human Services.
On Jan. 7th, officers were called to the 2100 block of 9th Street for a vehicle that had gone out of control striking a utility pole, phone pedestal, and several mailboxes. As a result of the investigation, 34-year old Clayton Sorensen was cited for driving under suspension, fail to prove security against liability (accident), operating a non-registered vehicle, and failure to maintain control.
And as we had reported last week, on Jan. 5th, 41-year old Kenneth Kokemiller, of Perry, was taken into custody after a pursuit through the city of Harlan and south on Highway 59 that ended in a roll over crash. Kokemiller was found to be driving a stolen vehicle belonging to Michael Schnurr, of Rowland, IA. Kokemiller was transported to Myrtue Medical Center where he was treated and released to law enforcement. He was then transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with 2 counts of speed, 2 counts of failure to obey stop signs, driving while suspended, trespass, reckless driving, possession of stolen property and eluding.