Hot Car Lands Utah Man on the Hot Sheets

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Denver Lindsey

Denver Lindsey

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.


  • ShakingMyHead

    Good eye on those witnesses!! Way to go!

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  • Beesma

    Of all places to do this…a truck stop? Those semi drivers see all & take care of their own or anyone they can. Just sayin’…

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  • Ordinary guy

    Truck stops around here are pretty heavily patrolled, people think its a high traffic area and they will go in noticed,remember the stand off at lives a few years ago? the state patrol finds a lot of stolen cars at flying j and loves by running plates

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