Sheriff’s Report 9.1.2016

During the week of Aug. 23-31, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office answered 124 Calls for Service, arrested and booked 25 into the Douglas County Jail.  There are 31 housed in the Douglas County Jail and one currently held out of county.

In the evening hours of Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a caller in the area of the Monastery who encountered three suspicious males with no shirts carrying black back packs. Dispatch advised Deputy Stroud who responded.

A short time after arriving at the Monastery, Deputy Stroud made contact with a male subject who appeared to be sleeping on a picnic bench. Consent to search the male subject’s backpack was granted. Inside the backpack several items were found which field tested positive for methamphetamine. After speaking with the man and observing behavior indicating that he was under the influence of something the subject was taken into custody.

After speaking with the second man Deputy Stroud noticed the same type of behaviors indicating that he was under the influence of something, as well.

The second man gave consent to search his bag as well. Inside the bag was found multiple Social Security cards, debit cards, ID’s, and other cards with names on them not matching those of the male subject. Along with the cards a small baggie was found which tested positive for methamphetamine, as well.

The suspect’s vehicle was found approximately 300 yards down a narrow trail and when run through the MULES system by dispatch came back stolen out of Kansas. Inside the vehicle a pipe, recognized for being used to smoke methamphetamine, was found in the center console.

The two men were taken to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked on 24 hour holds. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants on the following subjects for the following charges:

Dalton Young, 20, felony Class C possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor Class A unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

This warrant carries a $15,000 cash 10% cash or surety bond with CPS bond supervision with drug testing.

Jeremiah Kaberlein, 26, felony Class B trafficking in stolen identities; felony Class C possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); and misdemeanor Class A unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

This warrant carries a $20,000 cash 10% cash or surety with CPS bond supervision with drug testing.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is working with Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC) in an attempt to get contact information for the owners of the recovered cards.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call on May 27 regarding property damage and burglary of Eastern Gate Church in the area of NN Highway and Co Rd 542 in Douglas County.

During the burglary several pews were flipped over, profanity written on a marker board, a swastika drawn on the pulpit, damage to some decorations, glue poured on the piano keys, along with other various types of damage in the church; however, the members had attempted to clean up what they could of the  damage already at this point. The only thing that seemed to be missing was a 47-inch flat screen TV.

After talking to members of the community surrounding Eastern Gate and following up on leads, Sgt. Johnson began to look for a male subject in the area. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Sgt. Johnson arrested Austin Nelson in the Goodhope area and transported him to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked on a 24 hour hold pending a warrant. Later that afternoon the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued the following warrant:

Austin Nelson, 21, felony Class C burglary 2nd degree; misdemeanor Class A theft/stealing; and misdemeanor Class B property damage 2nd degree

This warrant carries a bond of $15,000 cash or 10% cash or surety with bond conditions of no contact with reporting parties and not to be at Eastern Gate Church.

The annual Coats for Kids 5K Run Walk will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 17. Registration forms can be found at several local businesses and offices around town, including here at the Sheriff’s Office, and can also be faxed or emailed upon request. Registration can also be done online at  https://runsignup.com/… /DouglasCountySheriffDepartmentCoats…

Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 16. Paper registrations will be taken up to and including race  day. All runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt with their registration. There will be prizes awarded to the winners, along with door prizes for all participants.

The Coats for Kids program was started at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department in 2009 and has provided coats for over 500 children in our community. We work closely with the three local schools in determining need.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department works closely with Wal-Mart in and arranging and acquiring the coats. The coats are then delivered to the schools and distributed discreetly through the school personnel.

All proceeds raised from this event go towards providing warm winter coats to school children in Douglas County that may not otherwise have one.

We are adding new sponsors every day to the contributions we have already received.