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/

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.

http://www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com/

 

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

ARSON FIRE – LITTREL CONSTRUCTION

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

BURGLARY – WHITNEY POST OFFICE

REWARD - UP TO $10,000 FROM THE POSTAL SERVICE

REWARD - UP TO $1,000 FROM DAWES COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS

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