An attempted burglary led to a high speed chase early Monday morning. At approximately 4 a.m. the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Blue Springs Keno in reference to an activated burglar alarm. Upon arrival, Deputies located a door that was pried open. Inside the establishment, several items were found to be missing.
While investigating the burglary in Blue Springs. Deputies were alerted to a possible burglary in progress at the Grand Avenue Bar in Barneston. A Gage County Sheriff’s Deputy arriving at Barneston observed a vehicle leaving Barneston at a high rate of speed. The deputy pursued the vehicle east of Highway 77 on Highway 8. The pursuit continued north on Highway 77 toward Wymore and reached speeds of 115 MPH. The vehicle continued through Wymore, Blue Springs, and Holmesville and finally entered Beatrice. While entering Beatrice on Highway 136, spike strips were successfully utilized by the Beatrice Police Department ending the vehicle pursuit. The vehicle stopped near Court and Scott Streets and a foot pursuit ensued with two male subjects. The Sheriff’s Deputy was able to apprehend one male subject during the foot pursuit and take him into custody. The second subject was not located at that time. The vehicle involved in the pursuit was later identified as a stolen vehicle from a Blue Springs residence.
The juvenile male that was apprehended is being charged with several felony and misdemeanor charges along with numerous traffic infractions. A person of interest has also been arrested and is facing separate charges not related to the incident. Several other burglaries are currently being investigated in Gage County and also in Jefferson County that are believed to be related. Any individuals with information concerning these burglaries are encouraged to contact the Gage County Sheriff’s Office at 402-223-5221 or Gage County Crime Stoppers at 402-228-4343.