Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Located in: Current Crimes

Residential Burglaries – Chadron

2018-03-27 17_58_11-buglary-map-032718.pdf - Adobe AcrobatSince early 2017, the City of Chadron has experienced a rash of home burglaries that remain unsolved. The Chadron Police Department has investigated over 25 residential burglaries that have occurred since 2017. At this point, all of the burglaries are unsolved and we are asking for the public’s assistance in solving these crimes. The Chadron Police Department issued a press release, as well as social media postings, on December 11th, 2017 alerting our residence about the burglaries and how residents can help protect themselves from being a victim of a crime. The December 11, 2017 press release is attached for reference.

 Subject(s) have entered both locked and unlocked homes and the items taken include electronic devices, currency, firearms and clothing. The majority of the items taken are gaming consoles such as Xboxes and PlayStations. The attached map shows the area in Chadron where the majority of the burglaries have occurred since 2017.

 “We are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this rash of burglaries. We believe the majority of the burglaries may be linked and accomplished during the night. We also believe the subject(s) may be residing in or near this area of town. We are asking residents; if you see something, say something. If you see anyone, anything or even a vehicle that is suspicious or out of place in your neighbor whether it be during the day or night, to call the Chadron Police Department at (308) 432-0510 or 911 in cases of an emergency,” says Chief Lordino. You can leave a “TIP” and also remain anonymous, which may make you eligible for a reward, by contacting the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-1494 or via the internet at http://www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com/

 

December 2017 Press Release

December 11, 2017

 Press Release

 Contact: Officer Justin Budd, Chadron Police Department 308-432-0510

 Re; Residential Burglaries

 The Chadron Police Department is currently investigating multiple residential burglaries that have occurred over the past few months.  Subject(s) have entered both locked and unlock homes and the items taken include electronic devices, currency, firearms and clothing. The majority of the items taken are gaming consoles such as Xboxes and PlayStations.  There have been thirteen residential burglaries since August of 2017, some of which have occurred when college students are on school breaks.

 “We are asking that you secure your home, apartment and its valuables.  This includes locking the doors and windows at your home. Area lighting around your home is a strong deterrent to criminals. Don’t be an easy target,” says Officer Justin Budd.  Write down or take pictures any serial numbers on your valuables and keep the list in a secured location.  This can help aid the law enforce if you become a victim of a crime. 

 At this time the suspect(s) involved with these crimes remain at large. We are asking for the public’s assistance. We are asking if anyone has any knowledge or information related to these crimes or have observed or sees anything suspicious in their neighborhood; to immediately call the Chadron Police Department at (308) 432-0510 or 911 in cases of an emergency. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-1494 or via the internet at http://www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com/

 The Chadron Police Department will do “Vacation House Checks” on residences and or apartments while you are away on vacation or the holidays. All you have to do is call the Chadron Police Department and ask for a vacation house check and provide a little information such as the address and the time you will be away.  Also, if you are questioning the security of your home, we are always willing to come by and give suggestions that could aid in making your home or apartment more secure and less likely to become a target of a criminal.  Below is a link to some tips for securing you home. https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/securing-your-home-from-burglary/