Police seek owners of stolen items

Monday, February 18, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook Police officers arrested an adult male who was observed going through vehicles in the McCook Community College dormitory parking lot and are requesting assistance in finding the owners of stolen items recovered during the incident.

The man was arrested on Jan. 27, 2013, and a subsequent search of the suspect revealed numerous items on his person that were reported stolen from three vehicles that evening. Several other items that were recovered, and believed to have been stolen, include several sets of vehicle keys, two cell phones, one MP3 player, a safety deposit box key, a woman's ring and approximately $45 in cash and coins.

Individuals missing items that match the description of any of the recovered items are encouraged to contact the McCook Police Department at 308-345-3450.

Other recent criminal activity:

* A parked pickup truck was stolen from a McCook street on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The pickup was believed to have been left with its keys in it and was was subsequently recovered in Culbertson, Nebraska, near a convenience that was broken into.

As of Friday there was no direct evidence linking the vehicle to the break-in, but the possibility was being considered as part of the investigation, according to the McCook Police Department. A second pickup truck was also stolen, the same evening as the break-in, from a repair shop next to the convenience store. As of Friday it had not yet been recovered.

* The Overtime bar and grill in McCook was broken into the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. The intruders entered through a rear door at the business, which is behind a fenced in area. Money from coin operated machines was reported as being stolen.

The Overtime break-in was reported to the police department several hours after it was discovered, prompting the McCook Police Department to issue a reminder to report criminal or suspicious activity as soon as possible. The McCook Police Department also issued a reminder to citizens not to allow strangers into their residences or give personal information to anyone they don't know personally, whether it is requested in person or over the telephone.

If you have information about these, or any crime, please call the McCook area Crimestoppers at 1-866-345-5440 or on the web at www.crimestoppers.swnebr.com.

If your information leads to the arrest of a suspect you may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous.

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