Police in Harlan arrested six individuals over the course of the past week. On Sunday, 20-year old Dylan Hansen, of Harlan, was taken into custody on an active Shelby County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance. He was being held in the Shelby County Jail on $50,000 bond.
On Saturday, two juveniles were arrested following an investigation in reference to checks that were stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of Onyx Drive. 16-year old’s Brenden Ballantyne and Justin Dickinson, both of Harlan, were taken into custody. Dickinson was charged with theft 5th and five counts of felony forgery. Ballantyne was charged with seventeen counts of felony forgery. The teens were cited and then released to a parent. Their cases will be referred to Juvenile Court.
On Feb. 6th, 28-year old Justin Beck, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic accident at 6th and Victoria. Beck was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. And, on Feb. 5th, 23-year old Jeremy Bias and 35-year old Jeffrey Simpson, both of Harlan, were arrested when officers were investigating a fire under the Highway 44 bridge east of Harlan. As a result of the investigation Bias and Simpson were located and found to be in possession of several articles reported stolen from four Harlan churches. Bias and Simpson were transported to the Shelby County Jail. Simpson was charged with 4 counts of burglary 3rd, 2 counts of criminal mischief 5th degree, criminal mischief 3rd degree, possession of stolen property, ongoing criminal conduct, and trespass. Bias was charged with possession of stolen property.
Authorities report also, 50-year old Janis Scheffler, of Harlan, was cited last week for allowing a dog to run at large, 5th offense, when animal control officers found the dog running at large in the area of 8th and Willow.