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Edward J. Harvey

On Sunday at 11:45 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of North Adams on the report of a prior assault. 

Officers met a 41-year-old man with a visible injury to his nose, which was bleeding. It was reported that the victim was at his home when Edward Harvey kicked in the front door and came inside. 

Harvey, 42, allegedly punched the man in the nose, causing him to fall to the ground, and kicked him in the ribs and back. The victim ran to a neighbor's to call for help.  

The man was missing his phone, which he suspected Edward took after the assault, according to the police report.

Harvey was found Sunday afternoon driving his pickup near 2100 W. Fourth. He was pulled over and Harvey was arrested.

The officer found the victim's phone in the pickup.

Deal said the victim went to the hospital after the initial contact and it was determined he had broken ribs and a broken nose. 

Harvey was charged with first-degree assault as well as burglary, because he forced the door open and committed a felony (assault) along with stealing the phone.  Bond was set at $50,000.

 

Sleeping teen cited for drug possession

On Saturday, June 17 at 7:29 a.m., a citizen called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Dillon Court. 

The resident said the vehicle was parked with the engine running, and the driver was asleep at the wheel. An officer found Mason Amweg, 19, behind the wheel, police spokesman John Deal said. 

The officer saw a marijuana bong in plain view inside of the vehicle, Deal said.

Amweg told the officer he was drinking alcohol the night before. He was asked to perform field sobriety maneuvers, which he passed, and a preliminary breath test indicated he had alcohol in his system, but less than the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle. 

However, the vehicle was searched because the bong in plain view gave the officer probable cause to suspect a crime. Deal said the search turned up a pill of Alprazolam and a pill of Oxycodone, as well as suspected THC hash or wax, according to field tests.

Amweg was charged with possession of a controlled substance and minor in possession and taken to jail.

Bond was set at $10,000.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/19/2017
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