Police Blotter - April 2023
Resident came to the Carter Lake Police Department to report theft of an Xbox S1. Investigation continues.
Officer was dispatched to 950 E. Locust St. (Carter Lake Police Department) for a report of a wallet theft. Investigation continues.
Officers were on patrol as a two man unit in the City of Carter Lake. At 00:43 hours we were at the stop sign Westbound at Locust Street and 11th Street at the end of town just in Omaha, a red Dodge Dakota sitting at the intersection facing East with Iowa plates turned Northbound on 11th Street and Officers decided to follow.
Running the plate it came back stolen out of Omaha Nebraska. Vehicle was occupied four times. Officers let dispatch know. Vehicle pulled into a parking spot at Perkins. The scene was turned over to Omaha Police Department.
Sgt. issued a parking citation on a white flatbed tow-truck with Nebraska plates for parking in a residential area on the 1500 block of Silver Lane. Parking of commercial vehicles over 6 tons is prohibited in the residential areas of Carter Lake.
Officer was dispatched to 950 E. Locust St. (Carter Lake Police Department) for a report of a car burglary. Investigation continues.
Officer assisted on traffic stop by taking a plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance found by Officer back to the police station for testing. The green leafy substance tested positive with a field test kit for marijuana, it weighed 0.4 ounces as packaged. The marijuana was photographed and placed into an evidence locker.
Officer observed a black 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara traveling eastbound on Locust Street from the 100 block. The vehicle did not have any of its taillights illuminated. As it passed by me, I also saw that the plates had expired sometime in 2022 due to the blue registration sticker in the top right corner. Officer initiated a traffic stop at the 700 block of Locust Street. Officer then saw the registration had expired in June of 2022.
Officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the car.
Officer conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a Ziploc baggie containing a green leafy substance. No other contraband was found.
Driver was issued a criminal citation for possession of marijuana. Driver
was then allowed to leave.
Sgt. was dispatched to meet a caller in the parking lot of the police department. The caller believes he was drugged at the Spearmint Rhino and had approximately nine thousand dollars charged to his credit card. Investigation continues.
Officer was dispatched to Lindwood Drive for a check the welfare/theft report.
Officers were dispatched to Lindwood Drive for a male who had a valid warrant for his arrest. He was transported to Corrections and booked for outstanding warrant.
Sgt. was dispatched to the Dollar General at 3000 N 13th St to meet with a caller that claimed that a W/M in a red Chevy truck with Iowa plates cut him off and then assaulted him with a baseball bat. Investigation continues
Officer attempted to stop a white Ford F-150 for no license plates. Officer activated emergency lights at approximately the 2000 block of Abbott southbound. The vehicle then accelerated at a high rate of speed. Officer then activated emergency siren. Officer shut down emergency equipment at the state line and advised Communications to notify Omaha.
Officers were dispatched to 15th Street to check location. Female was issued ban and bar letter, transported to Corrections and booked for trespass
Male came to Carter Lake Police Department to report a vehicle burglary.
Officer was patrolling the Casey's parking lot (1650 East Locust Street). I observed a white male carrying 4 cases of pop. I heard the cashier yell "he's stealing". I activated my emergency lights to conduct a stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop. I then activated my emergency siren.
The vehicle went eastbound on Locust, then northbound on Abbott Drive. I terminated just east of Casey's since the vehicle had entered Nebraska.
While patrolling the Prairie Flower Casino parking lot, Officer located a stolen vehicle. Officer requested Deputy to assist. Male stated that he had already talked to a Detective with the Council Bluffs Police Department about the van and that the detective advised him the van wasn't entered as stolen at that time.
Male was transported to Corrections and booked for theft, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana
Officer conducted a traffic stop on an orange Ford Explorer for non-functioning plate lamps. Male was transported to Corrections and booked for violation of no contact order and possession of marijuana. Male asked friend to retrieve vehicle so it would not be towed.
Female passenger was taken to Carter Lake Police Department to await a ride.
Officer was called to County Inn & Suites (2210 Abbott Drive) for a theft call. Investigation continues.
Officers were dispatched to Super 8 Hotel (3000 Airport Road for a disturbance between a male and female in the parking lot. A male and female were issued ban and bar letters.
Male was transported to Corrections and booked for disorderly conduct-fighting/violent behavior and possession of a controlled substance.
Female was transported to Corrections and booked for fighting/violent behavior and trespassing-injury resulting.
Sgt. was dispatched to a possible burglary of a vacant mobile home at 3510 N 9th Street. When I arrived I could see a male party sitting on the ground speaking with two female Lakeside Mobile Home employees.
All parties involved were given a signed copy of the ban and bar letter. Male left the property.
Sgt. completed a lost property form for 10 Roads Express Trucking.
Officers were dispatched the Spearmint Rhino for a male that was refusing to leave. Dispatch advised us that the male was sitting on a rock in the parking lot.
Male was transported to Corrections and booked for public intoxication and trespass.
Officer Meyer was patrolling the 100 block of Locust St. when I heard Capt. over the radio requesting a unit to come to his location (Spearmint Rhino) and that he had a male actively resisting. It should be noted that Captain Driscoll does uniformed security here off duty.
Upon my arrival, I observed a group of approximately 20 people arguing in the parking lot.
Male was transported to Corrections and charged with disorderly conduct, interference with official acts, and public intoxication.
Sgt. was dispatched to Avenue P to check the welfare. Man was transported to Mercy Hospital to be checked out by hospital personnel.
Officers were dispatched to 1000 Willow Drive, Carter Lake Elementary for a business alarm.
Once Officers arrived they found a door was able to be pulled open. Officers made entry to the structure and cleared the building. When the building was cleared, Officers met with the custodian who was going to reset the alarm at that time.
Officers were dispatched and responded to Best Western, 2510 Abbott Plaza for check the welfare of a juvenile male. Officers transported male to residence in Lakeside Mobile Home Park.
Officer was parked in a fully marked patrol vehicle near the 1100 block of Avenue. Officer observed a male who had an active warrant. Male was transported to Corrections and booked for outstanding warrant.
Officer was dispatched to the area of 5th Street & Avenue K to check for smoke in the area. Officer located a shed on fire in a back yard. Scene turned over to Carter Lake Fire Department. Homeowners were not present at the time of the fire.
Sgt. was dispatched to take a fraud report at the Super 8 Hotel in Carter Lake. Dispatch advised the suspect is on location.
Sgt. was dispatched to North 17th Street & Hessman Drive to pick up found property. Owner and property have been reunited.
Officer attempted to stop a dark colored Grand Prix with no license plates.
Officer activated emergency lights at the 300 block of Locust Street Westbound. The Grand Prix accelerated at a high rate of speed. Officer had Dispatch notify Omaha PD.
Captain was called to 3510 N 9th St., Lakeside Mobile Homes for a threats report.
Captain was dispatched to Super 8, 3000 Airport Drive for a disturbance call.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle known to be driven by a barred driver with a warrant. Male was transported to Corrections and booked for driving while barred and outstanding warrant. Male was also issued a citation for not having SR22 insurance.
Vehicle was retrieved by family member.
Officers were dispatched to N. 13th Street for an assault call. A male was transported to Creighton University Medical Center for treatment.
Male was cited and released for assault.
Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Ford F150 at the 1200 block of Ave H. I had previously ran the license plate through NCIC and found that it had expired in October of 2022. The sticker in the top right hand corner showed that it expired in April of 2023.
The driver was issued traffic citations for operating non-registered vehicle and failure to provide proof of financial liability. The rear (and only) license plate was confiscated and will be sent back to the Nebraska DMV.
Officer was dispatched to 9th & Locust St. for a property damage hit and run.
Officers were dispatched to Hiatt Street for a property damage report. Dispatch advised that the caller stated that her neighbor hit and damaged her fence. The caller believed that her neighbor was in his residence at that time. Investigation continues.
Officer was running stationary radar at 500 E Locust Street in Carter Lake and clocked a black Hyundai Sonata going 39 mph in a marked 30 mph zone travelling East on Locust Street.
I pulled behind the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at the 500 block of Locust Street. I made contact with the driver.
Driver came back with a suspended license through the State of Nebraska with a license pickup order. Driver was issued a citation for no valid driver’s license. Driver’s license was confiscated and will be sent back to the State of Nebraska.
Officer observed a non-plated silver Hyundai sedan in front of me. I activated my emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop on the Hyundai at approximately 13th & Locust St. Eastbound. The Hyundai continued into the Casey’s parking lot (1650 East Locust St.).
NCIC showed driver had an extraditable warrant out of Omaha. I asked driver was his middle name. I went back to my patrol car, and notified communications. I also had communications confirm the warrant through Douglas County. As Communications was doing that. I went back up to and advised driver to step out of the car, he advised me that he was texting someone. I told driver approximately 3 times to get out of the vehicle. Driver then sat his phone down, put the car in drive, and sped off. I advised dispatch the driver was taking off on me. I activated my emergency lights and sirens, and began to pursue driver Southbound on Abbott Drive. Driver reached speeds excess of 100 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone, passing other cars on the shoulder. Once I got to the state line, I shut my emergency equipment off. I advised dispatch that I was terminating, and to notify Omaha PD. As we approached Riverfront Drive and Abbott Drive. I noticed driver uproot a no u turn sign, and then hit the barrier on Riverfront Dr. I notified Communications that driver had wrecked, but he continued.
I followed from a distance giving direction for Omaha PD. I lost sight of the vehicle approximately 16th & Cuming in Omaha. I then went back to Riverfront Drive, and moved the sign from the roadway. This is where I met OPD Officer, who advised me that he would do an accident report, and provided me with the OPD report number.
Officer is requesting warrants for driver’s arrest.
Officer was notified by Chief that citizen had called the Police Department and wanted to report an attempted burglary. Investigation continues.
Officer was dispatched to the Carter Lake Library, 1120 Willow Drive, for an intoxicated subject. Dispatch stated a white male in a red shirt and black pants was very intoxicated. They said he was yelling about the Open Door Mission and had set off one of the emergency alarms in the library. He was last seen headed north on foot from the library.
I located the male at N. 13th and Redick Blvd. It was apparent that he was intoxicated.
Male was transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections where he was booked for public intoxication. Once at the jail, male could not complete the booking process as he became very upset and would not stop crying and acting belligerent.
Resident came to the Police Department to report her daughter, as a missing juvenile runaway.
Juvenile was entered into NCIC as missing. Investigation continues.
Officer received a phone call at the Police Department from resident who wanted to report some vandalism that was allegedly done to her home in the past couple of weeks. Investigation continues.
Officer was dispatched to the Dollar General, 3000 N. 13th Street, for a theft that had just occurred. Dispatch stated a heavy set black male in a black shirt just stole alcohol and was last seen on foot behind the Kwik Shop, 1202 E. Locust Street.
Upon arrival, Officer checked the area but was not able to locate the suspect. Officer went inside the Kwik Shop to make sure he was not hiding inside. A Kwik Shop employee told Officer that the male might have also stolen alcohol from there-Kwik Shop and he left towards Jonsey’s Taco House, 1116 Locust Street.
A customer in the Kwik Shop then said he thought the suspect was asleep in the field between Casey’s and the Dollar General. Officer drove over and found the suspect asleep on a rock bench near the 1400 block of Locust Street.
Male was transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections. Once there, he was seen by their medical staff. They advised he would have to be cleared at a hospital before being booked into jail due to his high level of intoxication. He was taken by the Council Bluffs Fire Department to Mercy Hospital. Officer left him in the care of Mercy Hospital. Officer will be requesting warrants for theft and public intoxication.
At 1836 hours, Council Bluffs Police were called to Mercy Hospital due to male assaulting medical staff and breaking their equipment. He was arrested and booked into jail. See CBPD report.
Officer was dispatched to American National Bank, 1204 Locust Street, for a backpack laying near the road with nobody around it. Inside the backpack was open bottles of alcohol and some articles of clothing. The backpack was placed into property for safekeeping.
Officers were dispatched to respond to a report of a stolen vehicle from Cachelin Drive.
Officer initiated a stop on the vehicle near the 2000 block of Abbott Drive, using overhead lights and audible sirens. The vehicle continued on its path entering into Omaha and passing Gallup Drive before finally stopping. Officers requested that Omaha Police respond to our location to take over the investigation, as the traffic stop ended in Nebraska.
After Officers made contact with the vehicle owner when she arrived on location. Vehicle owner expressed that she did not wish to press charges but wanted her vehicle back. Due to the fact that the suspicion of criminal activity that occurred in Iowa was alleviated, driver was released, Omaha response was canceled, and vehicle owner was given her vehicle keys. Driver departed on foot and Vehicle owner departed in her vehicle.
Officers were dispatched to 299 E. Locust Street, Carter Lake Auto, for a report of vehicles that were vandalized overnight. Once on scene we made contact with staff and owner as they directed us to the vehicles in the parking lot and stated the tires were slashed overnight. Investigation continues.
Officers were in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel, 2510 Abbott Plaza, when we detected the odor of marijuana coming from a parked silver Ford Escape, Officer made contact with the driver and observed him smoking a marijuana cigarette. Officer asked the driver where the marijuana was, and he stated that it was the cigarette that he was smoking. Officer directed driver out of the car and he was detained in the caged portion of officer’s patrol vehicle. Officer conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. In the middle console Officer discovered a green leafy substance in a small clear plastic bag that I believed to be marijuana. Officer also discovered two glass pipes typically used for smoking marijuana. Officer further discovered cigarette paper and cigars typically used for smoking marijuana. Officer confiscated said items. Driver was cited and released.
Sgt. was dispatched to 3510 N 9th Street for a single vehicle crash. The caller reported a silver SUV with Iowa plates drove through a privacy fence and drove away.
Upon arrival I observed the privacy fence belonging to the Lakeside Mobile Home Park knocked down and damaged. The registered owner of the vehicle was not located at the residence. After searching for the driver Officer located the vehicle parked in the grass.
Officer made contact with the driver and he ended up admitting to crashing into the fence. Driver was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to prove financial liability.
Officers were dispatched to Avenue Q for a restraining order violation report.
Officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Pontiac Vibe for a non-functioning third brake light. NCIC showed driver had an extraditable warrant out of Crawford County, Iowa.
At approximately 0008 hours, Dispatch confirmed the warrant was valid, and that Crawford County would extradite.
Driver was transported to Corrections without incident and issued a warning for her 3rd brake light.
Officer was behind blue Dodge mini van. Officer ran the plate through NCIC. The registration showed expired. Officer activated emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, as it was pulling into the Prairie Flower Casino parking.
Driver handed Officer vehicle registration. Driver stated she didn't have a driver’s license and that she believed she was suspended.
Officer went back to my patrol car and ran NCIC. Driver’s license status showed barred through the State of Iowa.
Driver made arrangements for someone to come and get the vehicle.
Driver was issued a warning for the expired registration.
Driver was transported to corrections and charged with driving while barred.
Officer observed a red Trans Am traveling eastbound on Locust. When this vehicle approached the intersection it proceeded through the intersection and finally came to a stop three quarters through the intersection. As this vehicle passed my patrol vehicle I observed that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Officer activated emergency overhead lights and initiated a traffic stop. This vehicle did come to a stop at the 700 block of Locust. I made contact with the driver and requested his driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a bill of sale but Michael was only able to provide his driver’s license. While talking to driver I observed an open container sitting next to him in the center console. When asked about the open container driver stated that he had just opened it while at the lake but hadn't started drinking it yet.
I advised driver that his vehicle going to be impounded, he was going to be issued several citations so he was going to need to call someone for a ride. Driver was issued citations for no insurance, open container, no registration, no seatbelt, and running a stop sign. Arrowing Towing arrived on scene and towed vehicle. Driver departed property via another driver.
Officer was dispatched to 3000 N. 13th St., Dollar General, for a report of counterfeit currency. Upon arrival I made contact with Store Manager who turned over 10 counterfeit fifty dollar bills. The suspect used the counterfeit currency to purchase gift cards amounting to $500.00. Manager advised that the same suspect had similarly victimized other Dollar General Stores in the area.
Officer observed a white 1995 Buick Lesabre traveling south on N. 9th Street, approaching Locust Street. While behind the vehicle, I saw that the red plastic cover on passenger side tail light was broken. I followed behind the vehicle as it turned west onto Locust Street and observed that the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. I activated my overhead emergency lights, initiating a traffic stop at the 500 block of Locust Street.
Passenger’s name was confirmed as well as warrant. Passenger was transported to Corrections and booked for outstanding warrant. Driver was issued a warning for not wearing seatbelt.
Officer was dispatched to Mayper Drive to check for someone knocking on the caller’s window. The caller reported it to be her ex and she was afraid that he would try to force entry into the house.
A male was transported to Corrections and booked for public intoxication.
Officer was dispatched to the community center for a stolen bike report. Upon arrival I was notified that the stolen bike had been located at the corner of 13th and Willow therefore a report was not needed.
Sgt. was dispatched to 3000 N 13th Street at the Dollar General for a shoplifter. The caller reported the two suspects left traveling west on Locust St in a green Chevy truck.
Sgt. was dispatched to for a missing juvenile that was now at home. I arrived at the home and met with caller, juvenile’s mother.
Officer submitted a NCIC cancellation form and left juvenile home with mother.
Officers were dispatched to 3510 N. 9th Street for a child abuse report. Investigation continues.
Officer observed blue non plated Dodge Caravan in the area of Owens Parkway Circle and Abbott Drive. Officer activated emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the van. The van pulled over in the turn lane.
Driver was cited for no valid driver’s license and operating a non-registered vehicle and issued a warning for no insurance. Male passenger was transported to Corrections and charged with violation of no contact order.
Officer was dispatched to the 15th and Avenue Q area for a blue Chevrolet Corvette that is driving reckless, speeding, and smoking the tires on the car.
Due to the lack of cooperation in this matter this call will be closed.
Officer conducted a traffic stop on a tan Chevy Tahoe bearing NE plate with non-functioning brake light and plate light.
Driver was issued a citation for no valid driver’s license, as well as a warning for the fraudulent use of registration. Plate was seized and will be mailed to the state.
Officer was patrolling the Prairie Flower Casino, 1031 Avenue H parking lot.
Officer observed a blue GMC Sonoma bearing NE plate. The plate came back stolen through NCIC. Officer circled around the parking lot and notified Communications. Officer requested a Deputy to come and assist.
After investigation Dispatch advised the truck wasn’t stolen, just the license plates. Officer advised that the license plates were stolen, and that he was just being detained at this time. Officer then advised dispatch to cancel the Deputy.
Male contacted family member to retrieve vehicle. Male was transported to Corrections and booked for theft.
Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle which fled. Investigation continues.
Male came into Carter Lake Police Department to report fraud.
Captain received a call of a possible sexual assault. Investigation continues.
Officer performed traffic stop on E. Locust Street. Driver was issued a citation for operating non-registered vehicle.
Officer performed traffic stop on E. Locust Street. Driver was issued a citation for operating non-registered vehicle.
Officer observed a male with several outstanding warrants at Casey's General Store, 1650 E. Locust Street. Warrants were confirmed. Male was transported to Corrections and booked for warrants.
Officer was dispatched to N. 7th Street to assist fire department.
Officer performed traffic stop on N. 9th Street. Driver was issued a warning for fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way and issued citations for no valid driver’s license and failure to provide proof of financial liability.
Officer performed traffic stop on N. 9th Street. Driver was issued a citation for fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way and no valid driver’s license.
Officer was dispatched to Mayper Drive for a harassment report.
Officer conducted a traffic stop near the 1200 block of Locust St. on a black Chevy Suburban. NCIC showed the plates expired in October of 2022.
I exited my patrol car to advise the driver later who advised that she had just purchased it from a lady in Council Bluffs.
Driver provided me with her license and the title, but the title wasn't dated.
Driver was issued a warning for the fraudulent use of registration and issued a citation for operating a non-registered vehicle. Officer advised driver plates were going to be seized and mailed to the state of Iowa.
Officer was dispatched to assist on traffic stop.
Male passenger was transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections where he was turned over to jail staff and booked for outstanding warrants. Driver was issued a citation for operating non-registered vehicle.
Sgt. was dispatched to the Holiday Inn Express hotel to take a stolen vehicle report. Sgt. arrived on location and spoke with the victim who stated that he and his wife left the hotel on April 14, 2023 and arrived back on today’s date and their 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty truck was no longer there. Investigation continues.
Officer was dispatched to Mayper Drive for a property damage hit and run. Investigation continues.
Officer was notified of a property damage hit and run on Dorene Boulevard. Investigation continues.
Capt. was in the station when male victim came into file a report.
Upon speaking with male victim, he advised me that he was in town for the City Wide Garage sale weekend and was in the 1100 block of Dorene Blvd checking out a sale. Male victim did admit to this officer that his car was illegally parked, but states that car was still running.
A male witness stated that someone in a gold van backed out of their driveway, struck the car and left.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on at 2006 Hyundai Sonata NE Plate at 3500 North 9th for expired plates. At that time we made contact the driver and asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. Female driver stated that she had no paperwork for the vehicle as she was in the process of purchasing the vehicle. Officer Huscroft then asked her some additional questions about the owner of the vehicle and where she received the vehicle. At that time we determined that she had permission to have the vehicle.
Driver was issued a citation for operating a non-registered vehicle. We also confiscated the plates that were left on vehicle from a previous owner and did not belong to the driver. Plates will be sent to state of Nebraska.
Officer conducted a traffic stop at the entrance to Lakeside Mobile Home Park on a red Chevy Suburban due to it pulling a trailer with no license plate and an expired plate on the Suburban. The driver had no identification but did give me a name, he came back as having no warrants and just a suspended license. The female passenger was identified and they said that she was moving into the trailer park, that they were helping her, they were released.
Officer later checked name cards in Zuercher and saw that driver has a twin brother named that has an active warrant out of Council Bluffs. Officer notified another officer of the situation and we proceeded to the trailer park to attempt to locate the individuals.
Male was placed under arrest for his warrant and providing false information, just as Officer was driving away male suddenly started complaining of chest pains and slumped over, we called for EMS at this point. He was unable to give a good EKG reading so Carter Lake Fire transported him to Mercy Hospital and officer followed. At the hospital male was still insisting he was ___, and when staff asked him his social he began to give his but then looked at me and said “I do not recall” and refused again to give information and was not forthcoming to staff either. He was placed on a police hold and will be transported to Corrections when he is discharged.
Officer conducted a traffic stop at 11th and Avenue Q on a blue Chrysler Town & Country for expired registration. I made contact with the driver, female admitted that she was barred and that the vehicle was not insured. After confirming that driver was barred. Female officer arrived and conducted a search incident to arrest. Per driver’s request, the keys to the vehicle were given to the male passenger. Female officer transported driver to Pottawattamie County Corrections where she was booked.
Officer was dispatched to 3510 N 9th Street for a theft of a vehicle cover that had occurred.
On my arrival the male reporter was walking back from the area of lot 308 with the cover. He told me the cover had been down by lot 308 by some trash, he said the cover goes on his blue Dodge Challenger in the driveway. The cover had been ripped off yesterday which he thought was the wind, but today he double checked the cover was latched and secure to the car, but was gone when he arrived home.
Male reporter is concerned someone is trying to vandalize or steal his vehicle so he is going to be getting security cameras and wanted this incident reported in case any further events happen.