Officials with the Harlan Police Department, Friday afternoon, released a report on their most recent arrests and incidents. Authorities said on Wed. (Jan 21st), 35-year old Nicholas Gaer, of Harlan, was arrested on two active Shelby County warrants for Failure to Appear. Taken into custody Tuesday (Jan. 20th), was 22-year old Jeremiah Bowers, of Harlan, who was charged with Driving While Suspended.
On Sunday (Jan. 18th), Harlan Police cited two individuals following a traffic stop. 19-year old Elijah Williams, of Harlan, was cited for being a Minor In Possession of alcohol, as a passenger. The driver, 20-year old Ethan Williams, of Harlan, was cited for Speeding. Both were cited and released.
On Jan. 16th, officers in Harlan arrested 42-year old Bradley Fink, of Harlan, following an investigation into a report of a large amount of copper stolen from the Nishnabotna Valley REC (Rural Electric Cooperative). Fink was charged with Theft in the 3rd Degree, given a court date, and then released. On Jan. 14th, assault charges were filed against 29-year old Charlene Brown, of Harlan, and 29-year old Eric Wilds, of Shelby, after a complaint was filed by Tina Heller of Westphalia. The complaint alleges the pair threw chewing tobacco at, and kicked, Heller’s car.
On Jan. 13th, 27-year old Jackie Thielen, of Harlan, was arrested on an active Crawford County warrant and taken to the Shelby County Jail before being transported to Crawford County. That same day, 35-year old Eric Allan Sorensen, of Walnut, was arrested after officers were called to an unknown person knocking on a door. Sorenson was found in a running car at the rear of the residence. He was taken to the Shelby County Jail and charged with OWI and arrested on an active warrant for Theft in the 5th degree.