Two Juveniles Arrested in Stolen Vehicle
During the early morning hours of October 17, 2017, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office reported a black Chevrolet one ton pickup was stolen near Cozad, NE. The vehicle had a very large gooseneck trailer on and numerous chemicals and tools on the trailer.
Soon after this Deputies located the vehicle just west of the truck stop on State Farm Road. On a side note, the North Platte Police were responding to the truck stop on a hit and run, it was later discovered this vehicle was responsible for it. The stolen vehicle then fled from Deputies, toward the west on Walker Road. Deputies pursued the vehicle into a feedlot on Crain View Road. The occupants jumped out and ran into the South Platte River bottom. An extensive search began in the river with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol ground and air wing division.
Eventually Deputies and Troopers located the two suspects hiding in an elevated enclosed deer stand. Initially the subjects refused to come down from the stand. They were eventually pulled from the stand and arrested.
The subjects were identified as two male juveniles from the eastern part of the state. They were transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center and incarcerated on numerous felony charges. Investigation Continues.