A local transient is facing a felony charge after she was caught stealing from the Goodwill Store in North Platte.
North Platte Police responded to a reported theft from the store, located at 102 East William, at around 11:24 a.m. on Thursday.
Upon arrival, Officers learned that a female had taken items and left the store without paying for them.
Officers were given a description of the suspect and made contact with Maxine Chavez near the Motel 6.
When contacted by Officers, Chavez was in possession of one of the items taken from Goodwill. They discovered that Chavez had dropped the other item near Wendy’s.
After recovering the other item, Police placed Chavez under arrest and charged her with Theft by Unlawful Taking.
Because Chavez had prior theft convictions, the misdemeanor charge was upgraded to a felony.
Chavez was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.