Busy Evening for the Fremont Police Department: Special Enforcement Grant Puts More Police on Duty

FREMONT – Officers with the Fremont Police Department had a busy night on Wednesday, investigating a rash of unlicensed drivers and one shoplifter in the span of just three hours.

Just after 6PM, Fremont Police arrested Blake A. Hill, 33, of Fremont following a one-vehicle accident in the 2300 block of north Broad Street.  Hill was observed driving down the wrong side of the road, travelling south in the northbound lanes, before striking a utility pole. Police investigated the collision, and learned that Hill’s operator’s license was revoked. He was charged with Driving during Revocation, Reckless Driving, and Driving left of Center.

Shortly after, Fremont Police responded to a business in the 3000 block of east 23rd street to investigate a shoplifting complaint. One Erica M. Mattson, 20, of Fremont was observed leaving the store in question with merchandise she did not pay for.  The dollar value of the stolen items was approximately $400.00, and Mattson was cited for Shoplifting.

Later, at approximately 8:30PM, Sayed Daruis Farani, 26, of Fremont was arrested for Driving with a Revoked License following a traffic stop in the 700 block of north Somers Avenue.  Farani was stopped after he was observed operating a motor vehicle with expired license plates.  He was also charged with No Valid Registration and No Proof of Insurance.

Finally, at 9:25PM Comanche Maynard, 51, of Omaha was arrested for Driving during Suspension following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of north Broad Street.  Maynard was stopped after he was observed operating a motor vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit.  He was also charged with speeding.

There is an increased police presence on the streets this week and holiday weekend thanks to a special enforcement grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. Remember to obey posted speed limits, never drive without a license, and always buckle up.