Transient Takes a Car

On May 18, 2017, Deputies were advised a Pilot Car parked at a construction project just west of Maxwell, NE on U.S. Highway 30, was stolen from the job site. Employees followed the vehicle as it drove eastbound on Highway 30 from the job site. A Gothenburg Police Officer was able to stop the vehicle as it entered the city limits of Gothenburg, NE.

Gothenburg Police arrested fifty-one year old transient Cynthia Smith-Jemenez. Lincoln County Deputies arrived and transported Ms. Smith-Jemenez to the Lincoln County Detention Center. Ms. Smith-Jemenez was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Ms. Smith-Jemenz advised she took the vehicle as she was cold and wet. The vehicle was returned to the construction company.

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