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If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 308-284-4600 or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

8/5/2015 - Green Acres Vehicle Theft

On Monday July 6th between the hours of 5:00 AM and 7:30 AM unknown persons stole a blue, 2000 Dodge Ram, Quad Cab pickup from the Green Acres trailer court on road East 85.  The pickup had Nebraska license plates 68-2161 and has been entered into the national data base.  The pickup was valued at approximately $9,000 making this crime a felony.

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7/1/2015 - Poppe`s Truck and Diesel dirt bike theft

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On Sunday June 28th at about 2:15 AM.  An unknown person cut the back fence to the lot of Poppe’s truck and diesel at 902 West 1 street and stole 2 dirt bikes.  The suspect was a tall, stocky, white, male wearing a white cloth on his face, long shorts with a stripe, and dark colored tennis shoes. The vehicle used in the theft was an unknown make of pickup pulling a small 2 wheeled trailer. The pickup has a taillight in the upper middle part of the tailgate.  The dirt bikes are a red 2001 Honda XR 100 and a green 03 or 04 Kawasaki KX65.  The dirt bikes had stickers on them that said “stolley” and “tank”, and together were valued at over $4000.

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6/10/2015 - Perkins County Telescopic lift theft
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The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in solving a recent theft.


Sometime between Thursday night, April 28th and early Saturday morning, April 30th unknown persons stole a yellow 1999 diesel powered telescopic forklift from the east lot of Wally`s Sales & Service, Inc. located on Highway 61 on the north edge of Grant.  The vehicle, also known as a telehandler, was a Caterpillar model TH83.  At the time of the theft the telehandler had red and yellow graphics on the sides that read "Woody`s Pivot Service."  The vehicle weighs approximately 23,000 pounds and the suspects would have used a large trailer to tow vehicle away.  The vehicle’s serial number has been entered into the national database.  The estimated value of the telehandler is $20,000.00.


The vehicle pictured is a photo of a similar vehicle not that of the actual vehicle.

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5/11/2015 - Schmidt Motors Tire Theft
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The Ogallala Police Department needs your help in solving a recent theft.


In the overnight hours of Monday April 27th.  Unknown persons removed the tires and wheels off of a Red 2005 Dodge Ram pickup parked in the 10 block of West E Street, South of the Schmidt Motors Detail Shop.  The Tires are NEXEN brand 305/40R22.  The wheels, are Mopar SRT 22” aluminum rims with a 10 spoke, starfish pattern.  The total loss of the tires and wheels is estimated at over $3800.

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2/22/2015 - Residential Burglaries

              The Ogallala Police Department and Keith County Sheriffs Office needs your help in solving a rash of recent burglaries.                                    

               In the past several months Police and Deputies had taken multiple reports of burglaries in and around Ogallala, and on the North Side of Lake McConaughy.  Most of the reports came unoccupied residences and out-buildings.  Items stolen included power tools and electronics.  If you have any information that could be helpful you are urged to contact law enforcement, and to report any suspicious behavior.

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1/7/2015 - Residential Burglary Ogallala
In the overnight hours on Tuesday January 6th or Wednesday January 7th, unknown persons entered a garage in the 800 block of East B Street and stole multiple power tools of various brands including drills, nail guns, staple guns, a sander, a Dremmell tool, and a multi too. Total losses are estimated at over $800.

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12/2/2014 - Local Residential Burglary

This month’s crime of the month involves a burglary that occurred in Ogallala.  Sometime between November 19th and November 22nd, an unknown person or persons entered a residence in the 900 Block of East C and stole numerous valuable items.  Items taken include, 3 flat screen TVs, a WIFI modem, a dyson vacuum cleaner, a shark vacuum cleaner and numerous other items.  The total value of all items taken is well over $3,000.


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11/5/2014 - Burglary at Happys Jacks in Brule

       The Keith County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in solving a local Burglary. 

       On October 19th Deputies were called to Happy Jacks in Brule for a burglary.  Deputies learned that an unknown subject forcibly gained entry to the business.  Once inside the business the suspects caused over $1,500 in damages and stole over $500 in cash.   




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9/3/2014 - Theft from Petrified Wood Gallery

On August 28th Officers were called to the Petrified wood gallery located at 418 East 1st.  Officer learned that an unknown subject stole 2 large metal yard ornaments from the front of the business.  These items were described as 2 foot tall metal mushrooms with a value of over $100.

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8/9/2014 - Theft of Guns

On August 4th Officers took a report of a prior burglary.  The reporting party advised that some sometime in the last 2 months unknown persons entered his residence at 422 East 5th Street and stole a .243 caliber Parker Hale bolt action rifle.  The value of the firearm was estimated at about $500. 

The Ogallala Police Department would like to remind citizens of our May update where 2 firearms, a 30-06 rifle, and a .357 Ruger Blackhawk Revolver were stolen from 616 East 6th street, about 2 blocks away from the other theft.  It is unknown if these 2 burglaries are related but due to the time frame and proximity to each other, it is possible.  Please be aware and responsible if buying or trading guns from private sellers.

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