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Police week, Feb. 14-16Tell North Platte what you think

North Platte police had to remove a man from the public library Thursday because he was drunk.

Chad Kohlmeyer, 39, was intoxicated and refused to leave the library, according to the police report. The staff called for help. An officer arrived and escorted Kohlmeyer out of the library and into the jail, about a block away.

Kohlmeyer is charged with second-degree trespassing and held without bond.

In other arrests at the end of the week, police picked up two women who were wanted on felony charges.

On Thursday at 12:46 p.m., an officer went to a home in the 1900 block of West First to serve an arrest warrant on Alicea Murphy, who was known to stay there. 

Murphy was taken into custody without incident and charged with meth possession. Bond was set at $15,000.

Murphy’s arrest was one of two fugitives rounded up as the week came to an end. Police also


On Wednesday at 7:22 p.m., an officer on patrol near D and Bicentennial saw a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, occupied by a man and Candice Valentine. Valentine was arrested without incident. She was wanted for aiding and abetting a felony and held on a $25,000 bond.


Also, at 5:08 p.m. Feb. 14, police received a report that Nicholas Pflaster was at a home in the 1000 block of West Sixth. 

Police were told that Pflaster was sleeping on a couch and had a shotgun in the room with him. He did not make any threats with the gun, however, he was prohibited from possessing deadly weapons because of a previous conviction for domestic violence, police spokesman John Deal said.

ccording to Lincoln County jail records, Pflaster was sentenced in March for strangulation. Strangulation is a felony.

Officers found Pflaster sleeping on the couch with a shotgun a few feet away. He was charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

Deal said he resisted arrest refusing to get into the patrol car and struggling with officers after he was placed in handcuffs, earning him the additional charge of obstruction.

Bond was set at $25,000.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 2/17/2017
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