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Police Blotter


Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

The Kimball Police Department debuts the newest member of its fleet, a Ford F150 super crew. Welcoming the new addition are, from left, City Administrator Dan Dean, Kimball City Council member Kim Baliman, Mayor Keith Prunty, Wolf Automotive's Mike Petko and KPD Chief Andy Bremer.

June 21

Officer received a report of a rattlesnake in the back yard of a local residence. Upon arrival, the reporting party said the snake had gotten away into the grass.

Kimball Police Department heard a driving complaint at Gotte Park. Officer warned and released the two occupants of the suspect vehicle.

Officer received a report of a property dispute at a local residence. Officer advised the reporting party that it was a civil matter unless the other party attempted to enter the home, at which time the police should be notified.

June 22

Kimball Police Department was dispatched to a two vehicle accident with injury on Highway 30 one mile east of LB Foster. Officer secured the scene until Nebraska State Patrol arrived and then remained on scene to assist until the investigation was complete.

Officer assisted Kimball Ambulance on a medical call.

Officer received a report of a dead animal in the roadway on North Chestnut Street. Nothing was found in the area.

June 23

Officer was dispatched to a report of a suspicious male in a vehicle parked on a city street. It was determined that the subject was using his computer and unsecured Wi-Fi to access the internet. He offered to relocate.

Kimball Police Department was advised of an intoxicated male at Oliver Reservoir who was not driving at the time of the report, but who may attempt to drive into Kimball. Officers watched for the vehicle and did not observe it returning into the city.

Officer was contacted by a male subject with a list of names of people whom he wished to have removed from his property. Officers are currently attempting to serve those notices.

June 24

Officers investigated a possible violation of a protection order, it was later determined that there was no violation and the matter was dropped.

Officer was dispatched to a local residence for a report of stray dogs. The officer determined that the dogs were on the owner's property upon arrival and the owner was advised of the complaint.

KPD was dispatched to a local residence for a report of a disturbance. The reporting party advised that someone was on her deck banging on the doors and she was too frightened to open the door. Officers advised they would conduct extra patrols in the area.

Officers heard a report of an adult male in the street yelling, after a search of the area, no subject was found.

June 28

Officer heard a report of a suspicious female on 3rd St. near Pizza Hut. Officer tracked the subject down and determined that she was looking for a lost dog.

June 29

KPD received a report of two dogs missing from the 700 block of Nadine.

A second report was heard of a missing dog from Howard Street. Officer was contacted by the owner who was out putting up fliers with the animal's photo.

Officers took a report of children lighting fireworks unsupervised on Burg Street. The owner of the home was contacted and it was determined that there was an adult home.

A report was received of barking dogs late at night. It was determined that the owner was out of town. Day shift was notified to contact the owner upon his return.

June 30

KPD assisted Kimball County Sheriff's Office with a felony warrant out of Lawrence County, South Dakota. One adult female was taken into custody without incident.

The intrusion alarm at Main Street Market was activated. Officers cleared the building and found nothing suspicious.

July 1

Officers received a report of child endangerment at Main Street Market. Investigation is ongoing.

Two dogs at large were reported on Webster. One was recovered at the address and the second was recovered at the Catholic Church. Both were housed at Prairie Animal Hospital.

A report was received of teenagers driving recklessly in the area of 9th and Nadine. Vehicle was not located.

Officers heard a report of suspicious activity at the Kimball Cemetery. Officers made contact with the subjects and they advised that they were looking for the burial sites of deceased relatives.

Fireworks complaint in the area of 8th and Maple. Officers made contact with several individuals in the area and they were reminded of the fireworks ordinances regarding the end time for discharge.

During this time the Kimball Police Department also investigated a stolen vehicle and a stolen trailer. Both items were recovered quickly.

Investigation of recent vandalism at City of Kimball properties continues.


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