The North Platte police made four felony arrests Friday and Saturday.

On Friday  at 10:04 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of West 16th St. to help search the home of someone who was on probation.

A police officer met with a probation officer at a home and during the subsequent search, they found a handgun. They also found a white crystallized substance and drug paraphernalia, including plastic baggies and syringes, Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Kerr said.

The substance was methamphetamine, according to an unofficial field test.

The suspect, Chantel Seale, is a convicted felon. Seale was charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Another resident, Timothy White, was also charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, Kerr said.


Repeated shoplifting

On Saturday afternoon, police went to Wal-Mart Super Center to check out a report of a shoplifting earlier that day.

Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Kerr said from surveillance footage, officers identified two men stealing merchandise from the business — Kristopher White, 29, and Anthony Baratta, 48.

Thefts were evident at two separate times — 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The loss amounted to approximately $200, Kerr said.

Officers contacted Baratta and White in the 1100 block of Linda Court and recovered some of the stolen property, Kerr said.

Baratta was cited for misdemeanor theft.

White, with three prior shoplifting convictions, was charged with two felony counts.


Large knife

On Saturday May 12 at 5:14 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle with no license plates in the 1100 block of Rodeo Rd.

The driver, James Horn, was unable to provide a driver’s license and registration. Also, police saw a large fixed blade knife inside the vehicle.

Horn is a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a weapon. He was charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.



On Saturday at 3:45 p.m., an officer saw Riley Loughry standing outside in the 2700 block of West A St.

The officer was aware that Riley had an active Lincoln County warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge, and apprehended him, Kerr said.