Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. 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 or by visiting www.vinelink.com. 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:
— Donald E. Stacy III, contacted by police at Division Street and Madison Avenue on Friday, had an active Hall County warrant for theft by shoplifting. Police say white pills in his possession tested positive for amphetamine. In Hall County Court Monday, Stacy, 31, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Preliminary hearing set for 2 p.m. Aug. 12.
— At 410 Ruby Avenue on Friday evening, an individual with a diminished learning capacity struck a staff member and a Grand Island police officer.
— U.S. Cellular, 3537 W. 13th St., reported Friday that an employee stole electronic devices worth $5,573.60.
— A woman who lives on West Koenig reported being the victim of a scam. She was told by an unidentified person that her Social Security number had been stolen and she now had a warrant for her arrest. She was advised to provide $2,400 through various gift cards and in return the warrant would be lifted and a new Social Security number provided.
— A woman who lives on Faidley Place reported she lost $1,890 in a scam. She was contacted by a male claiming to work for Publishers Clearing House. He told her she needed to send money to claim her prize. She sent the money in cash to Queens, N.Y. It was later determined to be a scam.
— Joshua M. Young, 28, was arrested Saturday evening in an alleyway near Oklahoma and Sycamore streets. Police arrived in the area in response to a disturbance at Pier Park. Young had an Howard County warrant for his arrest. In Hall County Court Monday, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Preliminary hearing set for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1.
— Veronica Nieves-Atayde reported her 1998 Honda CRV was stolen from her residence at 518 E. Capital. The keys were inside the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered.
— Patricia Schalk reported the theft of electronics from her residence at 3131 W. State St. She said a TV and DVD player were removed from her property without her permission between June 12 and Sunday. This is an ongoing investigation.
— On Sunday, Kylie Nielsen reported being assaulted and threatened by Kyle Sharp in her home. She said Sharp told her he would kill her and Dustin Cocchiarella if he found them together. In Hall County Court Monday, Sharp, a 22-year-old Doniphan man, was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, one count of third-degree domestic assault, two counts of criminal mischief totaling $0 to $500 and one count of second-degree criminal trespassing.
Hall County Sheriff
Law enforcement arrested five people on warrants in five cases. There were 75 calls for service. For more information visit www.hallcountyne.gov and click on the sheriff link.
— Sherry Statler of Grand Island reported a theft Saturday at Husker Highway and South Monitor Road.
— Tammy Vermitte of Grand Island reported theft Friday at 7425 Nine Bridge Road, Mormon Island.
— One male was arrested for domestic assault Sunday in western Hall County.
Hall County Court
— Emanuel Andrade, 18, homeless, false reporting (misdemeanor), 90 days in jail with credit for 52 days served.
— Richard B. Ferguson, 29, Laurens, Iowa, was charged with possessing a controlled substance on Saturday. Preliminary hearing set for 3 p.m. Aug. 5.
— Amber D. Henriksen, 31, Laurens, Iowa, was charged with possessing a controlled substance on Saturday. Preliminary hearing set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5.
— Rodney Mendoza, 22, Grand Island, was charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest (felony), first-offense resisting arrest and driving under suspension, all on Thursday. Preliminary hearing set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5.
— Aaron A. Kolbet, 38, Grand Island, was charged with third-degree domestic assault with a prior offense, second-degree false imprisonment and obstructing a peace officer, all on Sunday.