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Items seized from residence believed to be stolen from storage units

January 24, 2018 GMT

A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of burglarizing several storage units in North Platte and McCook.

A North Platte police officer was patrolling A-1 Storage Units on Industrial Avenue and saw a man standing in front of a storage unit, according to police reports. The man quickly left when the officer arrived and got into a vehicle that started to leave the area. Another officer stopped the vehicle and identified one of the four occupants as the man seen at A-1.

Police said the lock had been cut off on the unit where the man was seen. The lock was located nearby. Several other cut padlocks were found on the roofs of surrounding units.

Inside the vehicle, police said, they found bolt cutters, one cut padlock and totes filled with DVDs, art supplies and children’s toys.

After interviewing the four occupants, police sought a search warrant for an apartment in the 1100 block of South Tabor Avenue. Property was seized from the residence, including electronics, jewelry and many other items.

A camper stolen from a storage unit in McCook was also located at a campground near Scout’s Rest Ranch. The camper is valued at over $20,000.

Officers are still investigating this case. Police said charges and more arrests may be forthcoming.