24-Jan-2020 / NSP - Hometown Family Radio - Furnas County Sheriff
17-Jan-2020 / Nebraska State Patrol
JANUARY 17, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Palisade man for child enticement by electronic device.
This morning, investigators served a search warrant at a residence at 110 N. Kerr St. in Palisade, in Hitchcock County. The investigation began after NSP received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an individual at that address had received child pornography via Facebook in December 2019.
The occupant, James Hicks, 42, was arrested for child enticement by electronic device. He was lodged in Hitchcock County Jail. The investigation remains ongoing.
The NSP Technical Crimes Division is one of dozens of federally funded Internet Crimes and Children Task Forces throughout the country and works for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program to address child exploitation crimes.
16-Jan-2020 / Nebraska State Patrol
(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested four people and seized marijuana, THC products, and fraudulent credit cards during three traffic stops on Interstate 80 Tuesday evening.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Honda sedan fail to signal a turn while exiting I-80 at Kearney. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected clandestine activity and performed a search of the vehicle, revealing 15 pounds of marijuana and approximately $1,500.
The driver, Peter Blizzard, 43, of Redway, California, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of money during a felony drug violation. Blizzard was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
At approximately 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Malibu speeding near Lexington at mile marker 242. During the traffic stop, a K9 from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office detected the odor of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle revealed 53 pounds of marijuana, 3 pounds of THC wax, and 300 THC vape cartridges.
The driver, Nathan Wessels, 24, of Lincoln, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound and possession with intent to deliver. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, another trooper noticed a Range Rover speeding on I-80 at mile marker 305, near Alda. During the traffic stop, the trooper because suspicious of criminal activity. Troopers searched the vehicle and found multiple fraudulent credit cards, a forgery device, and marijuana.
The driver, Elliot Wills II, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, and passenger, Ahnaya Mosley, 21, of Santa Clarita, California, was arrested for criminal possession of a financial transaction device, possession of blank financial transaction devices, possession of a forgery device, unlawful manufacture of a financial transaction device, and possession of marijuana – less than an ounce. Both were lodged in Hall County Jail.