Public Record — Dec. 21
Scottsbluff Police Department
3:51 p.m. — An officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Avenue X where officers had responded several times to complaints about dogs being outside in cold weather. Ernestina Gonzales-Ponce, 64, was cited on a charge of animal cruelty.
O4:51 p.m. — In the 2400 block of Sixth Avenue, an officer responded to the report of a custody dispute. While investigating an officer witnessed an individual allegedly drive a vehicle at a person. David Jenkins,64, was cited on a charge of careless driving.
5:59 p.m. — In the 800 block of East Overland Drive, officers were dispatched to the Dollar General where employees reported a counterfeit bill had been passed. The investigation is ongoing.
1:16 a.m. — At the intersection of W. 22nd Street and Avenue A, an officer stopped a vehicle for having expired registration stickers. After further investigation several males were cited for minor in possession and open container. One of the individuals was additionally cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
9:33 a.m. — An officer was dispatched to the ringdown phone at the Scottsbluff Police Department in regards to a protection order violation. Upon investigation Juan Quintana was arrested for a protection order violation.
12:38 p.m. — An officer received the report of a theft from Big Bats, 902 W. Overland. The incident was still under investigation as of the date of the report.
10:31 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a call of a suspicious male in the area of Primrose Drive. Officers made contact with Benjamin Franklin, 21, who was deemed to be under the influence of a narcotic and was taken into civil protective custody. While at RWMC, Franklin allegedly forcibly tried to push an officer and leave the hospital. He was restrained in handcuffs and placed under arrest. He was later released to jail staff at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center.
10:44 a.m. — An officer observed parked in front 2522 Ave. A with 2 males outside of the vehicle putting gas from a gas can into another vehicle. The officer made contact with the males due to a reported narcotic violation. Austin Wheeler was cited on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
4:49 p.m. — An officer investigated a motor vehicle accident at W 20th St. and Ave. F. The driver, a 16-year-old juvenile, was cited for failing to yield to the right of way.
10:31 p.m. — In the 2200 block of 11th Avenue, an officer witnessed a traffic violation. The driver, a juvenile male, was arrested for two active warrants. He was later released to his mother.
10:09 a.m. — In the 1300 block of Avenue H, an officer investigated a report of garage being broken into between Friday, Nov. 16, and Nov. 22, via a window. Tools were reported stolen.
2:28 p.m. — At the intersection of Highway 26/Avenue B, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding and reported smelling the odor of raw marijuana. The officer searched the vehicle, allegedly locating a small amount of marijuana in a black backpack in the vehicle. Alyssa Betzold, 18, was cited for possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
4:29 p.m. — In the 270000 block of Sea Gull Road, an officer investigated a civil matter between two parties that involved a motor vehicle. The matter has been forwarded to the county attorney for review.
10:49 p.m. — At the intersection of W. 20th street/Avenue C, an officer contacted Trever Ballheim, 38, on a traffic stop. Ballheim was arrested on a Scotts Bluff County warrant.
1:34 a.m. — An officer observed Jose Lara, 24, running at a residence in the 1500 block Ninth Ave. Lara was arrested on an Adams County warrant after being located in the basement of the residence.
3:41 a.m. — In the 100 block of Gary Street, and responded to the location for a report of a disturbance. Police had also been called to the residence earlier in the evening for the same complaint. Richard Cruz, 29, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.