A Utah man got a free night of lodging in North Platte after he was caught with a stolen vehicle.
At around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, North Platte Police responded to the Flying J Travel Center at 3400 South Newberry on the report of suspicious activity.
Officers learned that witnesses had seen two subjects unloading their belongings from a newer Jeep with Utah plates. The subjects then left the vehicle unattended.
When Officers arrived, the duo was standing on the east on-ramp of Interstate 80 attempting to hitch hike.
Officers ran a check of the vehicle’s license plate and learned it had been reported stolen from North Salt Lake, Utah.
Following an investigation, Officers determined that 23-year-old Denver Lindsey, of North Salt Lake, had been the driver of the vehicle. Police say the other subject, a transient, had been the passenger.
Officers found probable cause to arrest Lindsey for felony Possession of Stolen Property. He was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center.
The transient was not cited and was released from the scene. The Jeep remains at the North Platte Police Department impound lot.