Citing changes in federal law, area hospitals are no longer releasing information about admissions and dismissals.
MOTA— To Alberta and Jolene (Stout) Mota of Grand Island, a son born June 6 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
OROZCO— To Sergio Orozco and Patricia Martínez Solorio of Grand Island, a daughter born May 31 at St. Francis Medical Center.
Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, 381-8822. Crime Stoppers guarantees that callers will remain anonymous.
A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the information.
Inmate custody status can be obtained by calling the VINE hotline at (877) NE 4 VINE. Information is available 24 hours a day.
If you see a crime happening, call the Grand Island-Hall County Emergency Center — 911.
Grand Island Police
The following felonies were reported:
Victor Carrillo, 9090 N. St. Paul Road, reported a second-degree assault at 106 W. Fourth St.
Amber Schmidt, 407 W. Sixth St., reported a theft in the 400 block of W. Sixth Street. Items were stolen from a vehicle.
Furniture Clearance Center, 318 W. Third St., reported a burglary there. Money was stolen.
Hall County Sheriff
Law enforcement arrested 11 people on warrants in 17 cases. The following felony was reported:
Richard Berggren, Wood River, reported a theft at 310 W. 12th in Wood River. A vehicle was stolen.
For more information visit www.hallcountyne.gov and click on the sheriff link.
Hall County Jail
The Hall County Jail has 125 inmates, booked in 34 people and released 28 people.
Hall County District Court
Markisha Martinez, 24, 412 N. Cherokee, pleaded no contest to assault by menacing threat, reduced from terroristic threats, and third-degree assault, reduced from third-degree domestic assault, for a July 21, 2005, incident involving William Smith. A charge of using a knife to commit a felony was dismissed for the same incident. She will be sentenced Aug. 9.
Franklin L. Dobbins, 26, 604 S. Adams, pleaded no contest to attempted possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and driving under the influence for a Nov. 12, 2005, incident. He will be sentenced Aug. 3.
Luis E. Nieto-Beltran, 41, 111 E. 22nd St., pleaded guilty to driving during a 15 year driver's license revocation for a Feb. 18 incident. He will be sentenced Aug. 8.
Michael P. Roe, 49, 2107 W. Second St., No. 114, pleaded no contest to during a 15 year driver's license revocation for a Jan. 20 incident. He will be sentenced Aug. 8.
Wesley Velasquez, 28, 115 W. 15th St., pleaded no contest to possession of methamphetamine for a Dec. 23, 2005, incident. A charge of third-degree domestic offense was dismissed for the same incident. He will be sentenced Aug. 9.
Linell Thomas, 47, 811 E. 11th St., pleaded no contest for theft by unlawful taking for a Jan. 12 incident. Sentencing will be on Aug. 8.
Hall County Court
Adam D. Portillo, 23, 915 E. Sixth St., was charged with escape and possession of methamphetamine for a June 10 incident.
Perry J. Roeber, 41, 4060 Stauss Road, was charged with possession of 28 to 140 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of cocaine for a June 11 incident.
Jeremy E. Conroy, 30, Lincoln, was charged with theft by deception for a Feb. 2 incident involving property of Heritage Bank.
Frank C. Meyer Sr., 41, 1210 E. Eighth St., was ordered to pay a $200 fine for attempted misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking, reduced from a felony, for an Oct. 11, 2005, incident involving property of Bobby Leetch.
Shem M. Slocum, 28, 512 S. Elm St., was sentenced to 18 months probation and 60 days in jail for attempted sexual assault on a child, reduced from sexual assault, for a Sept. 3, 2005, incident.
Driving under the influence
Rocky R. Rivera, 22, 1124 W. Sixth St., $400, nine months probation, 60 days no driving; Michael S. Enck Sr., 36, 2620 W. Charles St., third offense, $600, 90 days in jail, 15 year no driving; James A. Pirnie, 28, 4011 W. Faidley Ave., $400, six months probation, 60 days no driving; James A. DeLeon, 45, 904 E. Fifth St., third offense, $600, two years no driving, 90 days in jail, 15 years no driving; Gary E. Lute, 40, 2608 S. Chanticleer, Apt. A, $400, nine months probation, 60 days no driving; Jesse C. Meyers, 20, Doniphan, $400, six months probation, 60 days no driving; Alan O. Packer, 32, Wood River, $400, six months probation, 60 days no driving; Cynthia Soto, 39, Wood River, $400, nine months probation, 60 days no driving; Lynsey S. Golden, 24, Aurora, $400, six months probation, 60 days no driving.
Pool owners must follow safety rules
Soft-sided pools are no longer required to have a city permit, but owners must still follow all safety regulations for such pools, such as having them in a fenced area or having a retractable ladder to prevent people from accidentally falling in. A Sunday story was unclear.
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