LINCOLN, Neb. – A man with a mounted computer in his vehicle to monitor police transmissions assisted authorities in locating three people after a truck was stolen.
The Ford F-350 was stolen from 5201 West Benton Street around 2:47 a.m. Wednesday morning, after it was left unlocked with the keys still inside.
Roughly ten minutes after the truck was taken, a man with a mounted computer in his vehicle to monitor LPD transmissions contacted dispatch and said he had spotted the vehicle near 14th and Superior streets.
The man followed the stolen truck to 27th and Superior streets where he lost sight of it.
However, police were able to locate the vehicle in the parking lot of the area Wal-Mart, where they arrested Emillio Garnette, 18, of Lincoln.
During this time, two juveniles, who witnesses placed in the vehicle with Garnette upon arriving at the store, attempted to steal a Bluetooth cassette adapter, a white iPhone cover, and a screen protector from Wal-Mart.
The juveniles dropped the stolen items and attempted to flee the scene, but were located by police at a nearby Burger King. The 15-year-old and 17-year-old tried to run again, but after a short pursuit, were taken into custody.
Garnette was cited and lodged for receiving stolen property, and was cited and released for driving under the influence.
The 17-year-old was cited and lodged at a youth detention center on a warrant, and was referred and released for minor in possession of alcohol, and shoplifting.
The 15-year-old was referred and released for shoplifting, minor in possession of alcohol, and failure to comply.
Police added they caution the public to not become involved in potentially dangerous situations and strongly discourage following stolen vehicles.