(Chadron)-Chadron police officers responded to a citizen call around 10:30 P.M. on January 22, 2013 of three suspicious subjects walking away from reporting party’s motor vehicle in the 300 block of Morehead Street. Officers found the reporting party’s vehicle had been entered and began a search of the area for the three subjects. Chadron police requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department.
During the search, officers found several other vehicles had been broken into and gone through. Items that were stolen from the motor vehicles included currency, coins, checkbooks, keys, and electronics such as MP3 players, GPS devices, purses, billfolds and other small items.
While searching for the three subjects and responding to multiple thefts from motor vehicles, the Chadron police responded to a report of a reckless driver around 00:30 A.M. on January 23, 2013. Officers followed a trail of food items, beer cans and other items north out of Chadron to the South Dakota (Pine Ridge Reservation) Nebraska State line on Slim Buttes Road. Officers believed that this vehicle, a 1992 Red Chevrolet S-10 pickup may have been stolen from Chadron and connected with the motor vehicle thefts. The Chadron police department alerted authorities on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Around 8:30 A.M. this morning, the owner of the red 1992 S-10 pickup reported it stolen to the Chadron Police Department and around 10:30 A.M. today, the Pine Ridge Police Department called and advised they had recovered the 1992 S-10 pickup on the Pine Ridge Reservation, which they believe contained several items of stolen property.
Chadron Police are currently in route to the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation to process the stolen motor vehicle for evidence and to recover any possible stolen property from Chadron.
Chadron Police Department offers these tips:
Don’t leave your car unlocked
Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle
Don’t leave your windows rolled down
Don’t leave valuables or personal property in your vehicle
Don’t leave your vehicle running, especially while it is unattended or unlocked
Park in well lighted areas
Install an audible alarm system or a vehicle immobilizer system
If you believe you have information that my help the Chadron Police Department solve this crime, we ask that you contact the Chadron Police Department at 308-432-0510 or you can report this information to the Dawes County Crime Stoppers hotline at 308-432-0519. Making a report to Crime Stoppers, you will remain entirely anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward up to $1000.00.