Police Division

November 24 Press Release

On November 23, 2020 at 2:23 p.m., Norfolk Police were called to the area of 13th Street and Ta Ha Zouka Road for the report of a dangerous driver.  The reporting party advised that there was a blue car, with Platte County plates, northbound into the city of Norfolk that was swerving on the road and driving very fast.  Before officers arrived to the area, another reporting party called in an accident near the intersection of 13th St. and Ta Ha Zouka Road involving a blue car matching the previous description. The car left the scene of the accident.  Two other witnesses observed the accident as well.  Officers located he suspect’s car near 1st and Whitney.  The vehicle was stopped and that driver exited the car and ran eastbound, away from the approaching officers. Officers took him into custody after a short foot pursuit.  Once in custody, he was completely uncooperative.  He would not identify himself.  He would not stand up and kept flopping himself on the ground claiming that he couldn’t move, even though he had just been running away from the officers.  Officers could smell alcohol coming from him.  Officers eventually placed him in the police cruiser and took him to the Norfolk City Jail.  Another officer searched the suspect’s car and found multiple empty hard alcohol “shooters” and an empty bottle of a prescription narcotics.  The driver was eventually identified as Jose A. Lance, 21, of Columbus.  A check of his license showed that his license had been revoked.  Field sobriety maneuvers and a chemical test of his breath, indicated that he was impaired and over the legal alcohol limit. Lance was arrested for failure to stop at injury accident, driving during a period of revocation, driving under the influence of alcohol 1st, and obstructing a peace officer.  H was also cited for willful reckless driving and no valid registration.  He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.


On November 23, 2020 at 8:37 p.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 500 block of Indiana for a check welfare.  The reporting party had received a picture from an assault victim and that the victim had an injury to her face.  When officers arrived, they found the 18 year old female victim.  She had sustained a facial injury from an assault by Gabriel Casimiro Garcia, 24, of Norfolk.  She explained that they had been in an argument earlier in the day that escalated to Casimiro Garcia striking her and causing the injury.  Officer also questioned Casimiro Garcia about the incident, as well as a witness.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Casimiro Garcia was arrested for domestic assault in the third degree on a pregnant female.  He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.