This weeks Crime of the Week is a Theft report on file with the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office. During the late evening hours of Friday August 14 or early morning hours of Saturday August 15, 2015, person or persons unlawfully removed an ATV from the back of a truck belonging to Ag Valley Coop in Indianola.
Also on file with the Red Willow County Sheriff's office: During the late evening hours of Monday July 27 or early morning hours of Tuesday July 28, 2015 person or persons unlawfully removed gray 2014 Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV from a farm field southeast of McCook. The loss the owners suffered because of this crime is $9,500.00.
Also on file with the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office: During the late evening hours of Wednesday March 25th or early morning hours of Thursday March 26th, 2015, person or persons entered a parked vehicle in a residential neighborhood in McCook and removed items of value from it. Among the missing items, include a black backpack t hat contained a Bose QC15 Pilot's Headset with U-Fly Mic, Flight Log Books and Ledgers, and a Firearm. The total value of the items taken is around $1,500.00. By Nebraska State Statute 28-511, this is a crime of Theft by Unlawful Taking and because of the dollar amount involved, it constitutes a Class IV Felony.
If you have any information about these or any crime, call the McCook Area Crime Stoppers at area code 308-345-5440 or send us a Cyber-Tip! If your information leads to the arrest of a suspect, you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000. You can remain anonymous. Citizens are encouraged to be aware of what is going on in their neighborhoods and to become involved by reporting suspicious activities. Letís work together to keep our community safe.
Note from the board
Several road side signs within Red Willow County are continuously becoming part of someone's target practice. Person or persons are shooting up our signs on the county roads and this activity could have disastrous consequences for unsuspecting motorists. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of suspects involved with damaging these signs.