Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Located in: Current Crimes

PETERSON DRUG PHARMACY BURGLARY – Large quantity of prescription drugs taken.

On Thursday morning May 26, 2016, the Chadron Police Department was called to Petersen Drug, in Chadron, in reference to a burglary.  Unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the building by cutting a large hole into the tin, of the east wall, located in the alley.  A large quantity of pharmaceutical drugs were taken; valued at approximately $24,000.00 (wholesale value). Drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, OxyContin, Tramadol, Adderall and Alprazolam were taken from the pharmacy.

 “These drugs have a street value of approximately $70,000.00. They are dangerous and we are very concerned about them hitting the streets. Drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin or other stimulants such as Adderall are common prescription drugs of abuse. I am asking for the public’s help in solving this crime,” says Lt. Rick Hickstein.

 The Chadron Police Department is currently following up on several leads and its investigation is ongoing. If you have information related to this crime, please call the Dawes County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 308-432-0519 or you can report this crime from your computer or smartphone, through the Nebraska Crime Stoppers webpage by simply clicking on the tab, “Leave a Tip.” By utilizing a crime stoppers program in your area, you can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for reward money.

 The Chadron Police Department was assisted by the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.


Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Located in: Current Crimes

Chadron Police investigate series of damaged vehicles

On October 3, 2015, at approximately 8:52 PM, Chadron Police Officers responded to a criminal mischief call on King Street. They spoke with a witness who stated he observed a ’00 to ’05 model Maroon Chevy Impala with one or more passengers throwing rocks out of the vehicle. The witness described subjects as male, late teens to early twenties in age. Officers subsequently discovered several vehicles all along the street that had damage done to their windows and body, as well as many large rocks scattered up and down the street. Chadron Police Officers are seeking information from the public identifying any individuals involved.

Posted: Friday, January 10th, 2014
Located in: Current Crimes

UPDATE-Shoplifting Safeway

2014-01-08 19.57.46On Wednesday January 8, 2014 at approximately 7:56pm Chadron Police officers were called to the Chadron Safeway store to investigate a theft of items from the store.  Officers arrived and contacted a store clerk who told them that the suspects had fled from the store.  With the assistance from the clerk, officers were furnished a photograph of the two individuals responsible for the theft.(SEE ATTACHED) The Chadron Police Department is seeking the public assistance in positively identifying and locating the two suspects.  If anyone has any information on this crime or any other crime, they may contact the Chadron Police Department at 308-432-0510 or the Dawes County Crime Stoppers 308-432-0519.  You may remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward for assisting in the apprehension of the suspects involved.

On late Friday January 10, 2014 a tip was furnished to the Chadron Police Department leading to the identification and summons of Kevin L. Oster age 18 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota for theft by shoplifting.  The other person was identified as under the age of 17 and was not cited.

Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Located in: Current Crimes


Sometime during the evening hours of September 19, 2013 and the early morning hours of September 20, 2013 an unknown person or persons entered the property of Littrel Construction at 5661 West Hwy 20, Dawes County, NE. and set fire to TWO (2) semi-tractor trailer trucks parked on the property.

The two damaged vehicles were a 1994 and 1995 Kenworths.

Other equipment was also tampered with.

The Dawes County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in solving this crime. If you have any information, please contact Deputy Sayaloune at 308-432-3025 or you can contact Dawes County Crime Stoppers at 308-432-0519.

If you call Crime Stoppers, you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 

Littrel Construction is also offering A REWARD of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for this crime. This reward is OVER AND ABOVE the Crime Stopper reward.

Thank You for Your Assistance  ----  Sheriff Karl J. Dailey

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013
Located in: Current Crimes

Missing Juvenile Anselmo Fuentes (age 16) – LOCATED SAFE Scottsbluff Ne 11/15/13

AnselmoThe Chadron Police Department is conducting an investigation on a missing juvenile.  The juvenile’s name is Anselmo Fuentes, (age 16).  Anselmo is believed to be in the Chadron or Scottsbluff area.  If anyone has any information on the location of Anselmo or information that may lead to the location of Anselmo, please call your local law enforcement agency or the Chadron Police Department at 308.432.0510.  You may also call Crimstoppers at 308.432-0519.

Posted: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Located in: Current Crimes




Between 8am on Sunday -09/22/13 and 7am on Monday- 09/23/13 , the Whitney, NE Post Office was Burglarized.

Anyone having information regarding this case, please contact either:

Dawes County Sheriff - 308-432-3025  or  308-665-2510

US Postal Inspectors - 402-571-5249

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Located in: Current Crimes

Chadron Police Department investigating robbery in Chadron

On May 1, 2012 at approximately 1:52 am, two males (one possibly Native American) entered Common Cents gas station (Chadron) wearing blankets on their heads trying to conceal their identity. One male went directly to the coolers while the other male stood near the front counter telling the store clerk “do not do anything,” while pointing something under the blanket at the clerk. The two males then took two 30 packs of beer and left in an older model light blue Ford pickup. 

            Chadron Police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on North Main Street before the robbery was reported through the communications center. As Sergeant Loutzenhiser was attempting to catch up to the speeding vehicle, communications broadcasted information that a robbery had just occurred at Common Cents and provided the description that matched the vehicle officer’s where pursuing North on Main Street.  Officers continued to follow the vehicle as it fled out-of-town and located it wrecked at the intersection of McHenry Road and Slim Buttes Road, approximately six miles Northeast of Chadron. The vehicle was unoccupied and still running when officers arrived on scene.

            With the assistance of the Dawes County Sheriffs Office, Nebraska State Patrol and the Pine Ridge Police Department, a two hour long search was conducted for the suspects.  The suspects were not located. The Chadron Police Department is continuing its investigation into this incident and encourages anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Chadron Police Department at 308-432-0510 or may remain anonymous by calling the Dawes County Crime Stoppers at 308-432-0519 and up to a $1000.00 reward maybe paid for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for this crime.

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Located in: Current Crimes

Burglary – Pizza Hut – Chadron

On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Chadron Police Department responded to a burglary at Pizza Hut located at 500 West Third Street Chadron Nebraska.  Sometime during the night, unknown person(s) gained entry into Pizza Hut and took a safe containing an undisclosed amount of money.  The stolen safe was black with a round push button dial on it with a silver crank handle.  The safe is about the size of a shoebox and is still missing at this time. We would like to ask that anyone that comes across a safe matching this description to call the police department immediately.        


Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Chadron Police Department at (308)432-0510 or Crimestoppers at (308)432-0519.  Calls can be anonymous and a reward may be offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest(s) of the responsible individual(s).

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011
Located in: Current Crimes

Cash taken from business during daylight hours.

On Sunday September 25, 2011 at approximately 3:23pm Chadron Police were advised of a possible theft from Helens Restaurant.  An employee was alerted by a customer that a man had reached into the cash drawer of the business and may have made off with some cash.  At this time the Chadron Police are looking into a theft of an undiclosed amount of cash.  The man suspected in this crime is a white male, 20-30's, 510 height, slim build, buzz cut hair beleived to be brown or blonde, wearing black sungalsses with a black frame, wearing a purple T shirt with no writing on it, and wearing two rope chain necklaces, and no facial hair. The subject was driving a newer white modle suv, no plates, gray trim on the bottom, possible gray accents on the top, no front license plate. Last known direction of travel was west bound on Highway 20.  Anyone having information regarding the crime may contact the Chadron Police Department or Dawes County Crime Stoppers at 432-0510 or 432-0519.  You may remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.  Ofc. Linegar/Sgt. Wallage

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011
Located in: Current Crimes

Generator theft 500 Block of Ann Street – Chadron

Sometime on the night of Friday night and Saturday September 10, 2011 a generator was taken from a residence on the 500 block of Ann Street.  Anyone having information involving the theft of the generator may contact the Chadron Police Department or Dawes County Crimestoppers.  Anonymous tips leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those involved may be eligible for a cash reward.  Sgt. Wallage