The Harlan Police Department says an arrest has been made in association with several reports of packages that had been delivered to, and then stolen from, the front porch or steps of area residences. As a result of the investigation 50-year old Jeffrey Rowland, of Harlan, was found to have several of the stolen items in his possession. Rowland was taken into custody last Friday (Dec. 9th) and transported to the Shelby County Jail, where he was charged with theft in the 3rd degree.
That same day, 60-year old Cindy Jo Cassidy, of Harlan, was taken into custody after officers were called to Casey’s General Stores upon receiving a report of a possible shoplifter, Cassidy was transported to Shelby County Jail where she was charged with theft in the 5th degree.
On Dec. 7th, Employees at the Harlan Do It Best Hardware store reported to police that 45-year old Cory Hess, of Dunlap, had allegedly removed an item and left the store without paying for it. A complaint charging Hess with theft in the 5th degree was filed with the Shelby County Clerk.
On Dec. 8th, Harlan Police arrested 32-year old Anthony Koester, of Harlan, on an active Shelby County warrant for theft 5th degree. Koester was taken to the Shelby County Jail.
Authorities in Harlan report also, on Dec. 10th, 55-year old Lee Jung Hoon Hansen, of Harlan, was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant. Hansen was transported to the Shelby County Jail.
And, on Dec. 5th, 19-year old Seth Strong, of Elk Horn, was taken into custody when he drove past the scene of a traffic stop on Highway 44 just east of Shelby County Road M-47. Authorities say Strong allegedly did not slow down, and the vehicle he was driving made excessive noise as it passed. Strong was taken to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with failure to move over or slow for stationary emergency vehicles.