Madison County Wanted 7-29-2014

Madison County Wanted 7-29-2014

Madison Co Wanted

Madison County Wanted 7-29-2014

Raymond J. Arreola 304 Omaha Ave Norfolk, NE. DOB/12-3-1989 Disturbing the peace/FTA
Maegen R. Daughdrill 902 S 16th St #1 Norfolk,NE. DOB/6-15-1985 Obstruct Court Order on No valid Reg/No proof Insurance/No Operators License
Levi D. Engebretson 921 S 13th Pl Norfolk, NE. DOB/1-3-1989 Obstruct Court Order on Theft-shoplifting
Jennifer M. Foster 1131 McIntosh Rd #217 Norfolk, NE. DOB/12-12-1977 Obstruct Court Order on Negligent Driving
Ahmed A. Jama DOB/1-1-1978 Obstruct Court Order on Terroristic Threats
Mark A. Lovett 825 S 8th St Norfolk, NE. DOB/ 11-15-1977 Obstruct Court Order on DUS
Rowena A. Moreland 1222 Hayes Norfolk, NE. DOB/1-13-1980 Possess or use drug paraphernalia
Blake O’Connor 305 E O’Neill St Battle Creek, NE. DOB/4-20-1988 DUS/FTA/DUS/DTA
Jessica Tiemens 105 Goldstrike DR #1 Norfolk, NE. DOB/8-12-1989 Obstruct Court Order on Failure to return library materials
Paul Tiemens 612 7th St Wisner, NE. DOB/7-21-1981 Failure to return library materials

Madison County sheriff addresses graduates

Reprinted from the Norfolk Daily News

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Sheriff Vern Hjorth

“My initial training consisted of a couple of days riding around with someone,” Madison County Sheriff Vern Hjorth said. “And then they gave me a thick book of statutes and told me to go to work.”

Hjorth was the keynote speaker Friday at the graduation ceremony for the 188th class of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center here.

Forty-five people received certification for passing the 16-week basic training course designed to give the graduates the necessary skills knowledge to effectively function as a law enforcement officer in Nebraska.

Hjorth said it was a challenge to decide what to say in his speech to the graduates because he knew the center’s course instructors had given them everything they needed to know throughout the 16-week program.

Hjorth said he received his answer earlier this week as he related a story about running into a judge Monday who gave him some sage advice.

“The judge said he recently had to dismiss a case for a driving under the influence charge. The only reason the charge was thrown out was because the arresting officer couldn’t communicate to the judge the probable cause for pulling the offending driver over in the first place,” Hjorth said.

So the sheriff appealed to the new officers to put down their cell phones and quit texting all the time.

“It’s time to get back out there and meet the people face-to-face,” he said. “When you stop to get gas or stop at a public function — stop and say hello to individuals. Talk to them and ask them how they are doing.”

There are so many different technological communication devices available today that people tend to forget about the most basic communication of talking directly to someone, he added.

“We also need to remember we are not at war with the public,” the 44-year law enforcement veteran said. “We are here to serve the public.”

Graduates receiving certification Friday included seven individuals from five Northeast Nebraska law enforcement agencies.

Two of the new officers were from the Norfolk Police Division, two were from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and there was one each from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Wheeler County Sheriff’s Department.

Hjorth saved perhaps his best advice for last in his address.

“In your career you will see some things you will not be able to handle,” he said. “Go to your church or your place of faith and sit and think about it for 15 to 20 minutes. Pretty soon you will feel this hand on your back comforting you and helping you.

“Don’t turn around. There won’t be anyone standing there, but something is there to help you along.”

Madison Co Wanted 7-24-2014

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Latoya A. Lierman Norfolk, NE. DOB/12-23-1987 Disturbing the peace/FTA
Tara A. Martin 511 Wingdom St Wayne, NE. DOB/1-2-1987 Failure to return library materials
Dawn M. McDaniel 2304 N Eastwood #62 Norfolk, NE. DOB/9-17-1992 Failure to return library materials
Swade L. McDaniel 1503 Glen more Dr #B203 Norfolk,NE. DOB/8-19-1994 Theft
Kaleb J. Messier 412 S 8th St Norfolk, NE. DOB/9-8-1989 Obstruct Court Order on Failure to return library materials
David L. Ober Norfolk, NE. DOB/10-8-1966 Obstruct Court Order on Attempt violation of Protection Order
Derreck C. Ruge 304 E Woodland Ave Plainview, NE. DOB/ 10-7-1992 Obstruct Court Order on Possess K2 or marijuana
Karel P. Rutten DOB/3-27-1964 Speeding
Dylan R Schomer 2013 N Eastwood Norfolk, NE. DOB/5-11-1995 DUS/FTA/MIP/FTA
Kaitlyn Smith 901 Syracuse Ave #D51 Norfolk, NE. DOB/5-11-1991 Failure to return library materials

Reporting Internet fraud and other white collar crimes

Internet fraud and other white collar crimes


Internet fraud and other white collar crimes, such as email and telephone scams, are becoming more prevalent every day. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department receives numerous calls each week regarding these crimes.

We encourage everyone to visit the IC3 website at frequently to keep abreast of the latest consumer alerts.

If you think you have been the victim of internet or white collar crime, please file a complaint with the IC3 using the form at

Reports made via this form are routed directly to the FBI for investigation or referral.

2014 Law Enforcement Memorial Service

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In 2014 area law enforcement officers honored the memory of Madison County Deputy James J. Drahota, who was killed in a vehicle pursuit on October 13, 1962.

Photo credit: Linda Gansebom

Marked Patrol Units


The Madison County Sheriff’s Department utilizes various types of vehicles to accomplish it various tasks. Shown below are two examples of vehicles currently in the fleet of marked patrol units. In addition to full size four wheel drive trucks, the department has placed a new Ford Police Interceptor into service. This new unit is a high performance, all wheel drive vehicle which will be used for everything from traffic enforcement to prisoner transports. The department also has several Dodge Chargers in service at this time.

Operating All-terrain or utility vehicles on roads

The Sheriff’s Department periodically receives questions about the operation of all-terrain vehicles (four wheelers) and utility vehicles (gators and the like) on roads and highways. There are various laws that deal with their operation which are listed below.

All-terrain and utility vehicles may be operated on any road outside of a city, village, or unincorporated village (unless a city or village ordinance allows) under the following conditions:

  • Only between the hours of sunrise and sunset
  • The operator must have a valid class O operator’s license or farm permit
  • The vehicle must be covered by liability insurance for operating it on a road
  • The vehicle cannot travel in excess of 35 mph on a road.
  • The vehicle must have headlight and taillight turned on
  • The vehicle must have a bicycle safety flag attached to the rear of the vehicle extending five feet above ground.
  • These vehicles cannot be operated on a controlled access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes. This includes Highway 81 as it has four marked lanes.
  • These types of vehicles can cross Highway 81 at an intersection after stopping and yielding to oncoming traffic with its headlight and taillight on.

(Source Nebraska statute 60-6,356)

Other applicable laws:

60-6,355 All-terrain vehicle, defined; utility-type vehicle, defined.
60-6,356 All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; operation; restrictions; city or village ordinance; county board resolution.
60-6,357 All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; lights required; when.
60-6,358 All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; equipment required.
60-6,359 Modification of all-terrain vehicle or utility-type vehicle; prohibited.
60-6,360 All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; competitive events; exemptions.
60-6,361 All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; accident; report required.
60-6,362 Violations; penalty.