BEATRICE – Beatrice Police were kept busy investigating drug and terroristic threat incidents yesterday.
Police officers were summoned at 11:28 a.m. Thursday, to the area of the Walmart Store in north Beatrice, on a report of a disturbance. A person told police someone in another vehicle was harassing them, and threw something at their vehicle. Things settled down, but police were then called back to the same area about 45-minutes later. Sergeant Jay Murphy says the same people showed up, threatening the person who made the report.
:24 “out of there”
Police arrested 18-year-old Austin Reed for making a terroristic threat, assault, criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police also detained a 17-year-old youth, on suspicion of making a terroristic threat, use of a weapon to commit a felony, assault and criminal mischief. The youth was the one wielding a crowbar. Murphy says the report was apparently a continuation of an ongoing dispute between the parties.
At around 5 p.m., Thursday, an officer sitting in the parking lot of Walmart while off-duty, observed two males get into another vehicle, and suspected they were using drugs.
:16 “shooting up”
The two men were arrested for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The drug allegedly being used was Saboxone…a prescription drug use to treat opioid addiction.
Murphy says the suspects arrested were identified as 29-year-old Brandon Dickson, of Beatrice…and 30-year-old Kaleb Robinson, of Beatrice.
Then, at around 7:20 p.m, police were also dispatched to a report of a person under the influence of drugs at a home along Country Club Lane. Sergeant Murphy says the man had said he was “going to leave and collect his money”.
:07 “take everyone out”
Police located the male in the 18-hundred block of Market Street, and arrested him for making a terroristic threat, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Jacob Beekman.