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Chase leads to arrest of Burglary suspects

DATE:  10/23/2010  @ 0230 Hours          

LOCATION: 7751 E. Osage Road

OFFENSE:  Burglary

CASE:  2010-5098        
 
On Saturday October 23rd 2010, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject chasing a car from his property.  The subject believed his property had been burglarized. 

At approximately 2:30 a.m., 45 year old Kenneth Stewart of Virginia advised that he observed a Ford Taurus parked in the driveway of his property located at 7751 E. Osage Road.  As he approached his driveway, the car backed out and faced his pickup.  Mr. Stewart pulled his truck sideways across the road in an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle from leaving.  The suspect vehicle, a grey 1998 Ford Taurus, then turned around and took off east on Osage Road at a high rate of speed.  Mr. Stewart called 911 while chasing the vehicle.  Mr. Stewart stayed on the phone while chasing the suspect vehicle and eventually got a plate number off of the suspect vehicle. 

Gage County deputies responded in an attempt to intercept Stewart and the suspect vehicle.  Stewart chased the vehicle for approximately 15 miles before losing sight around Hoyt Road & Highway 136.  A deputy located the suspect vehicle just west of Filley on Highway 136.  All of the occupants of the vehicle had fled on foot.  Deputies called for the Beatrice Police Department K-9 handler that was on duty.  The K-9 tracked the subjects for approximately ¾ of a mile before losing the scent.  Mr. Stewart identified items inside the suspect vehicle as being his property.

Three of the four suspects in the vehicle were later located and taken in for interviews.  40 year old Daniel Hile of Beatrice was arrested for Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, and 2nd Degree Trespassing.  18 year old Chelsey Retchless of rural Blue Springs and 22 year old Jacob Dickinson of Beatrice were questioned and released pending further investigation.  The fourth subject, Zachary Lyons of Beatrice, came into the Sheriff’s Office later in the day and was interviewed.  Mr. Lyons was arrested for Burglary, Theft, and 2nd Degree Trespassing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson                                   

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