A North Platte man who is on parole is back behind bars after he committed numerous crimes.
At around 11:11, on June 22, a North Platte police officer responded to the report of a theft at Staples, 1000 South Dewey Street.
It was reported that a male subject entered the store and browsed around before leaving without purchasing any items.
After the man left, an employee noticed that a Microsoft Touch tablet display and its keyboard were both missing.
Another employee recognized the man as 33-year-old Aaron Kirts, and observed him leaving the parking lot in a black Chevy Trailblazer.
Following further investigation, the officer learned that Kirts had recently registered a black Chevy Trailblazer in his name.
On June 23, an investigator attempted to locate Kirts and question him regarding the alleged theft.
Kirts was spotted, in the Trailblazer, pulling into his residence in the 1900 block of West First Street. Officers made contact with Kirts, who denied stealing the tablet and denied the officers’ request to search his residence.
Because Kirts is on parole, his parole officer was contacted and indicated that they wanted to do a walkthrough of his residence, one of the conditions of his parole.
As officers waited for the parole officer to arrive, Kirts entered the residence. A citizen soon advised officers that Kirts had run out the back door.
Following a foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend Kirts near Fourth Street and Mills Avenue.
Officers and the parole officer searched Kirts’ residence and found suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. They also found a large knife in Kirts’ bedroom. Because he’s a convicted felon, he is not lawfully able to possess a deadly weapon.
In the end, Kirts was charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, resisting arrest, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
The stolen tablet was found in the backyard of the residence.
Kirts is on parole for meth and theft charges.