FPD Crime: Hit & Run, Disorderly Conduct & Open Containers This Weekend

FREMONT – The Fremont Police responded to a handful of calls this weekend and issued three notable citations.

On Saturday 11/17/2018 at approximately 8:00AM Beverly L. McDonald, 52, of Fremont was cited on suspicion of leaving the scene of a property damage accident following a 2-vehicle property damage collision in the 700 block of  north Broad Street.  McDonald was observed operating a motor vehicle which struck a parked car and then leaving the scene after the accident without leaving any contact information.  During the investigation it was learned that McDonald’s operator’s license was suspended and she could not provide insurance information and she was additionally charged with driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance.

On Sunday 11/18/2018 at approximately 10:10AM Dale E. Spiker, 45, of Fremont was cited on suspicion of being in possession of an open container of alcohol following a traffic stop in the 200 block of north Main Street. Spiker was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over and the investigating officer noted the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the car and saw a can of an alcoholic beverage on the floorboard of the passenger seat where Spiker was sitting.

It’s important to note: Nebraska law makes it illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, whether you are the driver or passenger. Nebraska law prohibits any person from possessing an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle if:

  • the beverage is open or has a broken seal, or
  • the contents of the beverage have been partially removed.

This restriction applies to all persons within the car—including the driver and passengers—and to any vehicle located on public highways or parking lots. Nebraska’s open container law isn’t applicable to passengers riding in certain types of vehicles, including statutorily authorized limousines and buses that have partitions between the driver and passengers. Passengers inside the partitioned areas of these vehicles are permitted to possess and consume alcohol. If you are transporting alcohol in a previously opened bottle, you must put it in the vehicle’s trunk or other inaccessible area of the vehicle.

On Sunday 11/18/2018 at approximately 11:00AM Kelmin E. Gonzalez-Mendoza, 37, of Fremont was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after officers observed him climbing the side of a business in the 700 block of north Broad Street.  Gonzalez-Mendoza had previously been asked to leave a different business in the same vicinity after he was accused of bothering other patrons.