Birth announcements

WIESEN — To Seth and Lora (Healy) Wiesen of Grand Island, a daughter born March 28, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Lee and Barb Healy of Mitchell, S.D., and Ray and Bonnie Wiesen of Cozad.

GENTLEMAN — To Jaycee Gentleman and Matthew Buchanan of Cairo, a daughter born March 26, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Teri and Shawn Gentleman of Cairo.

STEARLEY — To T. Gary and Kayla (Tyma) Stearley of Lincoln, a daughter born March 29, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln. Grandparents are Brenda Ketteler of Neligh, Douglas Tyma of St. Libory and Tom and Deb Stearley of Grand Island. Great-grandparents are Carolyn and Mick Tyma of St. Libory and Sharee Johnson of South Dakota.


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 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:

— Walmart North, 2250 N. Diers, reported that someone used three counterfeit $100 bills to purchase an iPad.

— Kohl’s, 221 Wilmar Ave., reported that a counterfeit $100 bill was passed Saturday. A female made a purchase with the bill and received $78.02 in change. She then returned to the store, saying she’d been made aware the bill was counterfeit, and paid for the original purchase with a debit card.

— Jubba Auto Sales, 2009 W. Second St., reported that tires and rims were removed from a 2002 Chevy Avalanche on the lot late Saturday or early Sunday.

— Blaine Lastrapes, 31, homeless, was contacted at Pump and Pantry, 2024 E. Highway 30, Monday night after a customer called about a man acting suspiciously in the bathoom. During the interaction with Lastrapes, he gave consent to search his person, and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. In Hall County Court Tuesday, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Preliminary hearing set for 11 a.m. May 1.

— A 9-year-old female told an adult that she was sexually assaulted between Dec. 1, 2018, and the end of March. The case is under investigation.

— Darin Drage reported that someone cut the cables, wires and hoses leading to the boat motor on his boat and took the outboard motor. The theft happened at 2428 N. Huston between Friday and Monday.

Hall County Sheriff

On Monday, law enforcement arrested six people on warrants in nine cases. There were 82 calls for service. For more information visit and click on the sheriff link.

On Tuesday, law enforcement arrested five people on warrants in seven cases. There were 18 calls for service. For more information visit and click on the sheriff link.

— Two were arrested in a domestic assault in western Hall County Sunday night.

— One person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance early Friday at South Highway 281 and Wildwood Drive.

— Clark Benne reported an attempted burglary Monday at 1405 Cottonwood in Wood River.

Court report

Hall County District Court

— Robyn Casares, 27, Grand Island, obstructing a peace officer, one year in jail with credit for 80 days served, 12 months post-release supervision. Also guilty of possession of a controlled substance, two years in jail, 12 months post-release supervision; failure to appear when on bail (felony), two years in jail with credit for 142 days, 12 months post-release supervision, and failure to appear when on bail (misdemeanor), six months in jail, 12 months post-release supervision.

— Yeretain Perez-Barrios, 21, Grand Island, assault of an officer or health care professional, third degree, $225 fine, 180 days in jail with credit for six days served, post-release supervision 18 months. Also guilty of first-offense resisting arrest, 180 days in jail, post-release supervision 18 months.

Hall County Court

— Michael Seitz, 31, Granbury, Texas, was charged with committing third-degree domestic assault on Sunday. He will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. June 7.

Driving Under the Influence — Isidro Son-Alvarez, 20, Grand Island, DUI-alcohol, first offense, $500 fine, nine months probation, driver’s license revoked 60 days.

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