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Burglary in Venango, Nebraska

Recently in Venango, Perkins County, Nebraska, a major burglary and theft occurred between the dates of January 19, 2013 and January 20, 2013. A large volume of Milwaukee, Skil, Napa, and DeWalt portable power tools and accessories were taken, along with Lincoln welding equipment and cables, four Dell laptop computers, a 42” Sony flatscreen TV, a 2,000-lb overhead winch, and other miscellaneous shop items. The estimated value of the stolen equipment is around $20,000. The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the theft or transfer of the missing items.


Contact: Investigator Jay Morrow at 402) 499-5749

DOUGLAS D. OLSON (DOB 11/6/1953) is wanted on 2 outstanding warrants; one in Custer County, NE and one in Valley County, NE as well as wanted for questioning on other, unrelated cases. Valley County, NE is willing to extradite if OLSON is found. OLSON is believed to be living in Nebraska, however, has been known to occasionally live in Southern South Dakota. OLSON is known to frequent farm equipment and livestock sales in central Nebraska. If you have any information about the location of DOUGLAS D. OLSON or have seen him, please contact Investigator Jay Morrow at (402) 499-5749.


Perkins County Sheriff's Office
200 Lincoln Avenue, Grant, NE 69140
(308) 352-4564

A 1992 John Deere Model 4960 row crop tractor was parked on the Marlin Nutt farm property at 75690 County Road 348 south of Elsie, Nebraska. As indicated by the victim, sometime between Friday, May 20, 2011 and Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the tractor was vandalized by one or more indviduals who placed sandy soil into the diesel engine's oil filler spout. This caused the engine to seize, and resulted in repair and replacement rental costs in the tens of thousands of dollars.

If you have any information about the suspect(s) involved, you are urged to call the Nebraska Crime Stoppers number at 1-800-422-1494. You can report a tip via the internet by logging onto the Nebraska Crime Stoppers website at You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.

Pickup Driver Sought in Highway 77 Crash

Contact: 1-800-422-1494

(Lincoln, NE)- The Nebraska State Patrol is looking for information that may help locate a person of interest in conjunction with a traffic crash on Highway 77 in Lancaster County.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, a semi trailer truck traveling south on Highway 77 swerved to avoid a brown pickup merging onto the highway from West O Street in Lincoln. The driver of the pickup went around another vehicle that was stopped waiting for traffic.

The semi driver swerved to try and avoid the pickup, striking the pickup’s rear quarter panel. The semi, then hit a bridge guard rail, went over the rail and landed on its side between two bridges at the north end of the Burlington Northern rail yard. The semi trailer caught fire and burned.

The driver of the pickup is described as a white male, in his mid-40’s, brown hair and approximately 5’7” tall. He was driving what was believed to be a brown Chevy or Ford pickup with a yellow possibly orange stripe down the side. There was also lettering, describe as a company name on the vehicle’s side in the same color as the stripe. The pickup which had a ladder rack may have damage to the driver’s side rear panel, behind the rear wheel.

If you have information that might help locate this individual you are asked to call the statewide Crime Stoppers number a 1-800-422-1494. You can report a tip via the internet by logging onto the Nebraska Crime Stoppers website at You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.


Sometime during the night of Wednesday, May 25 or the morning of Thursday, May 26, two vehicles parked on a driveway in the 600 blk of W. 6th Street, Wilber, NE were damaged by an act of vandalism. Vehicles parked in the 600 blk of W. 2nd Street were also damaged the night of Thursday, May 26, or the morning of Friday, May 27.


Sometime between 8:30 am and 11:00 am on Friday, June 3rd, a significant amount of cash was taken from a ladies purse that was sitting in a motor vehicle in Wilber, NE.

If anyone has any information regarding any of these crimes, please contact Nebraska Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-1494, or If your information leads to the arrest of the party(s) responsible for committing these crimes, you will be eligible for a cash reward. You will not be asked for your name, but assigned a code number. Cash rewards paid.

1805 N Street Auburn, NE 68305
(402) 274-3139
December 14th, 2010

Investigation Continues in Disappearance of Peru College Student Tyler Thomas

(Peru, NE)- The investigation into the December 3, 2010 disappearance of Peru State College Student Tyler “Ty” Thomas continues as the organized search for her is suspended.

After extensive ground searches involving hundreds of volunteers, and trained search dogs, and an exhaustive search of the Missouri River, with the assistance of the Missouri Water Patrol, Thomas remains missing.

“We have exhausted all of our search efforts at this point,” said Nemaha County Sheriff Brent Lottman. “We continue to aggressively investigate Ty’s disappearance and will resume searching should information become available.”

Thomas, 19, and a freshman at Peru State College, was reported missing at 3:00 am, Friday, Dec. 3, after attending an off-campus party in Peru. Authorities have arrested a person of interest in the case. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Joshua Keadle, 29, was jailed in Nemaha County for Providing False Information, and Tampering with Evidence in connection with the investigation into Thomas’ disappearance.

The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Otoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska City Police Department, as well as Team Adam from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Sheriff Lottman said, “If anyone feels they have information that could aid in the investigation, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.”

Information related to Thomas’ disappearance can be phoned into the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office at (402) 274-3139 or contact Nebraska Crime Stoppers. You can call the Statewide Crime Stoppers toll free line at 800-422-1494 or submit your tip online at you will remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward.

Contact: Nebraska Crime Stoppers 1-800-422-1494

November 20th, 2009

The Nebraska State Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Norfolk Police Department, and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department continue to work together to investigate the disappearance and death of Lacey Anderson. These area law enforcement agencies are asking the public’s cooperation in providing any information surrounding the disappearance and death of Lacey Anderson. Anderson was last seen on August 23, 2009 while in the Norfolk area and was reported missing on August 26th. Her body was found Saturday, November 14th, in Pierce County. Callers may provide tips to the Nebraska Crimestoppers telephone number toll free at 1-800-422-1494 or go to All tips remain completely anonymous when providing information to Crimestoppers.

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