Ray Torres, age 24 of Scottsbluff was arrested following multiple pursuits in and near the northwest area of Scottsbluff.
At approximately 10:41 this morning, a Deputy on patrol observed Ray Torres driving a vehicle on W. 42nd Street near highway 71. The Deputy soon confirmed multiple arrest warrants for Torres, and attempted to stop the vehicle. Torres fled and drove through fields, private land and a tree row north of Scottsbluff, eventually heading south on Highway 71 and into the City of Scottsbluff where officers lost contact.
Another Deputy located the vehicle in a yard in the 2900 block between Avenue I and Dineen and observed a male running in the neighborhood. Deputies with the assistance of Scottsbluff PD and the Nebraska State Patrol created a perimeter around the area but were unsuccessful in locating the male.
At approximately 1:33 p.m. today, a woman living in the 2700 block of Dineen Avenue reported a man leaving her garage. Scottsbluff PD officers and a State Patrol Trooper observed Torres in the area and apprehended him after a short foot pursuit.
The woman that reported him said that he had been inside her garage and she found doors to her vehicle opened and someone had gone through the property inside.
Ray Torres was transported to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center and charged with the following:
THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING ($500 OR LESS)
FLIGHT TO AVOID-PROSECUTION, CONFINEMENT
NO OPERATORS LICSENSE
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE/ COLORADO
On July 9, 2018 the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office received two arrested warrants for Colby G. Carpenter, 33, of Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska. The two warrants were each for one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. The bond amount set on each warrant was $250,000 subject to 10%.
It’s another go around for Northwest Public School tax payers when it comes to the potential of adding a middle school to the district. 10 years ago a bond was brought to the votes for a middle school but was voted down. This time cost has increased, putting the bond up for voters at 11.5 million dollars. With most decisions when it comes to voting there are pluses and minuses, those that are in favor, and those that are not. Many are in favor of a middle school, but how it should happen is another issue.
According to the Northwest Middle School now website, for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are only offered curriculum options in tech, band, and choir. If a Class B size middle school was built or implemented 12 more extra options would be added.
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Storm systems have pounded parts of Nebraska with high winds and damaging hail.
The National Weather Service says hailstones more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) across were reported Monday night in western Nebraska's Perkins County. Hail knocked out windows and damaged a house northeast of Lisco and battered property elsewhere in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Region 21 emergency management director Ron Leal said Tuesday that several Oshkosh homes and businesses had lost windows and siding to the hail barrage, and several crop fields had been shredded. He says no injuries have been reported.
The service says a wind gust of 60 mph (97 kph) was recorded northeast of Big Springs in Keith County.,
In eastern Nebraska, hail broke classroom windows at St. Paul Lutheran School and damaged home siding in Utica.