Police Division

Press Releases

November 29th Press Release 2022

Nov 29, 2022

On November 28, 2022 at 2:50 p.m., a Norfolk Police officer saw a man he recognized as Lyle J. Frisch, 49, homeless, riding a bike in the 300 block of South 1st Street. The officer knew that Frisch had active arrest warrants and confirmed that there were three of them.  The officer had contact with Frisch near 2nd Street and Madison Avenue.  Frisch briefly stopped for the officer but then pedaled…

November 23rd Press Release 2022

Nov 23, 2022

On November 23, 2022, at 12:56 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a disturbance outside an apartment in the 100 block of North 25th Street.  It was reported that a male was pounding on the reporting party’s door while holding a large knife.  Responding officers located the male and attempted to speak to him.  The male refused to stop and attempted to ride away from the officers on a bicycle.  While…

November 21st Press Release 2022

Nov 21, 2022

On November 20, 2022 at 2:38 a.m., a Norfolk Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a speeding car in the 1400 block of South 13th Street.  The officer had contact with the driver, who was identified as Erick Garcia Hernandez, 24, of Madison.  During this contact, the officer could smell alcohol coming from him.  He was requested to perform field sobriety maneuvers.  The results showed impairment…

November 15th Press Release 2022

Nov 16, 2022

On November 15, 2022 at 10:39 p.m., a Norfolk Police officer was called to a residence in the 400 block of West Monroe Avenue to speak to an adult male about an argument that had just occurred between himself and his girlfriend.  His girlfriend had left prior to the officer’s arrival and the officer offered some options to the male.  At 11:02 p.m., Norfolk Police were called back to the same residence…

November 14th Press Release 2022

Nov 14, 2022


On November 13, 2022 at 9:18 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Pasewalk Avenue for a disturbance.  When officers arrived, they had contact with an adult female who had injuries to her hands and face.  She told officers that she had been in an argument with Jacob M. Wright, 33, of Norfolk, and that he had assaulted her.  She described that during the argument…

November 10th Press Release 2022

Nov 10, 2022


On November 9th, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Norfolk police officers were dispatched to an apartment in
the 900 bik of Syracuse Ave to assist Probation officers. Probation officers were at the apartment doing a
home check on Harlee Pufahl 29, of Norfolk. During the check Probation officers located items that
appeared to be related to drugs. Norfolk police started an investigation…

November 2nd Press Release 2022

Nov 03, 2022


On November 2, 2022 at 6:53 p.m., Norfolk Police took an assault report from an adult female that came to the Police Division.  The female reported that Cody J. Randall, 32, of Norfolk, assaulted her on August 4th, breaking her arm.  She had to have surgery to repair the damage.  On November 1st, she and Randall were in another physical altercation where she was assaulted, injuring the…

November 1st Press Release 2022

Nov 01, 2022


On November 1, 2022, at 1:01 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Impala Drive for a disturbance.  The 911 center received several 911 calls from this this address, yet no one would respond to the dispatcher.  The dispatcher could hear a male voice in the background that sounded agitated as well as a female voice and a baby crying.  Officers had contact with…

October 31st Press Release 2022

Oct 31, 2022

On October 29, 2022, at 2:44 p.m., Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Phillip Avenue for a disturbance.  Once there, officers spoke to an 18 year old female who stated that she had been assaulted by Edward L. Childress, 39, of Norfolk.  She explained that she and Childress were in a verbal argument that escalated to the point where Childress struck her in the face several…

October 25th Press Release 2022

Oct 25, 2022


On October 24, 2020 at 3:11 p.m., Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of S. 12th Street to assist a Nebraska State Probation Officer.  The probation officer was conducting a search of a probationer’s residence and found controlled substances.  Responding officers had contact with the probation officer and Eric J. Jones, 37, of Norfolk.  The probation officer located…