Ashland City Councilman Accused of Stealing Water

ashland,-ne(AP) — A city councilman in the eastern Nebraska city of Ashland has been accused of stealing water from the city.

Councilman Chad Yochum was cited Tuesday for misdemeanor theft.

Investigators say the 39-year-old Yochum is suspected of disconnecting his home’s meter so he didn’t have to pay for the water. City officials say other residents are suspected of doing the same, but so far only Yochum has been cited.

City Attorney Mark Fahleson says he didn’t know how much water was involved in Yochum’s case.

A public phone listing for Yochum couldn’t be found. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney.