Posted 2 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A North Platte man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly stole property from two vehicles at a North Platte residence.
North Platte Police Department Investigator John Deal says officers responded to a reported theft from a vehicle in the 1400 block of East F Street at around 5:00 a.m. on Friday.
The resident advised officers that they had gone outside and started their vehicle which was parked in the driveway, and then went back inside the residence . When they returned to the vehicle to leave, they noticed a GPS and some other property was missing.
They reported that they then checked another vehicle parked in the driveway and discovered that items had been stolen from that vehicle as well.
Deal said officers began searching the area and, a short time later, an officer saw a male subject dressed in black and carrying a black bag run across an alleyway near the intersection of Philip and Poplar.
Officers soon located the suspect hiding in a backyard and identified him as 18-year-old Matthew Taylor.
A search was conducted on the bag Taylor was carrying and officers located the GPS which belonged to the victim.
According to Deal, Taylor has two prior convictions for theft. As a result, the charges of possession of stolen property and theft by unlawful taking are both enhanced to felonies.
Taylor was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
The NPPD continues to investigate.