Posted: Monday, April 18th, 2011
Located in: Current Crimes

UPDATED 05/03/2011 – Police seek public help on 04/15-04/16-2011 criminal activity

On Friday April 15, 2011 at around 1:37AM the Chadron Police Department received a call from a citizen informant regarding a in progress theft of items from the Wahlstrom Ford area.  The citizen advised that numerous persons wearing all dark clothing were carrying items from the area.  The citizen continued to provide information as officers responded.  Officers arrived within a couple of minutes of having received the call and observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the area.  An officer attempted to conduct a stop of the reported vehicle which led to a short vehicle chase approximately four miles East of Chadron on U.S. Highway 20 before being discontinued due to poor road conditions.  Officers continued the investigation and located abandoned stolen items in the area and found nothing else broken into.  The investigation is ongoing at this point pending further review of details indentifying the vehicle involved.  The Chadron Police Department would like to commend the citizen for their report and always encourages the public’s assistance in reporting and solving crimes.  Also sometime during the night of Friday April 15, 2011 unknown persons unlawfully entered the New Leaf Floral shop on the 1000 block of East Third Street.  Unspecified Items were taken from the business.    And sometime the same evening unknown persons broke out a window on the Chadron Public Library with no entry gained.  The Chadron Police Department is investigating the burglary and criminal mischief and is asking for the public help.  Anyone wishing to report a tip regarding these crimes or any other crime may contact the Chadron Police Department at 308-432-0510 or the Dawes County Crime Stoppers at 308-432-0519 and remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward leading to the arrest or conviction of those involved.  Cash rewards have been paid out.

SUPPLEMENTAL UPDATE - In the last two weeks, the Chadron Police Department received information from the public identifying the  suspect vehicle as a red Chevrolet Cavalier which had South Dakota license plate D46_ _ Or D0(last two digits unknown.)  This information has assisted the Chadron Police Deparment in its investigation, but the suspects are still unknown at this time.  The Chadron Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding and indentifying this vehicle. If anyone has any information in reference to this crime or any other crime, please call the Chadron Police Department at (308) 432-0510 or CrimeStoppers at (308) 432-0519.