The Harlan Police Department reports two people were arrested last Wednesday (May 21st), when officers were called to a fight in front of the HyVee Food Store. 35-year old Robert Croghan, of Harlan, was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with simple assault. 25-year old Jerome Wright, of Harlan, was cited for disorderly conduct and released.
On May 20th, Harlan Police arrested 58-year old Jeffrey Stehr, of Harlan, following an investigation. Earlier in the month officers were called to Taylor Quik Pik for someone caught on video shoplifting on three separate occasions. Stehr was cited with 3 counts of theft 5th degree, given a court date and released.
On May 18th, 18-year old Todd Muell, of Panama, was cited by Harlan Police for reckless driving when several persons witnessed Muell “cutting cookies” on the practice field at the high school, causing damage to the field. That same day, officers were called to Bomgaar’s to investigate a theft from that location. Officers were shown a hole that had been cut in the fence and the owners were able to determine that two lawn mowers, a trimmer and a spreader were missing. The estimated value of the stolen items and the fence repair were approximately $1,500.00. The case remains under investigation.
And, on May 11th, 52-year old Susan Hillgartner, of Harlan, was arrested following an investigation into criminal mischief done to a vehicle belonging to Amy McKay, Des Moines. The alleged vandalism was a continuation of a confrontation at the races. The damage done to the McKay vehicle was estimated at just over $1,000.00. A complaint was filed against Hillgartner charging her with criminal mischief, 2nd degree.