Press Release from Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk;
On September 14, 2013, The Fairbury Police Department was made aware of an issue involving a Fairbury Police Officer and a stolen Fairbury Police Cruiser in western Nebraska. The City of Fairbury is aggressively investigating and gathering facts about the incident.
At this time, there are no questions I can address until we complete our internal investigation and obtain the facts of the case.
The Fairbury Police Departments #1 priority is public safety and the Citzens of Fairbury can rest assured that they will continue to get the high quality policing as they have in the past.
The Fairbury Police officer arrested near North Platte for stealing a police cruiser will undergo a psychological evaluation.
Forty-year-old Stanly Colby was granted the evaluation by a Lincoln County Judge this week.
He is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 6.
Colby was arrested Sept.14 after being chased by several law enforcement agencies while in a police cruiser.
North Platte Police Sergeant Jeff Foote said Colby was believed to have been distraught and heading to the McCook area.
He was spotted in the Lexington area and then in the North Platte area.
That's when North Platte Police, Lincoln County Deputies and State Troopers started chasing the stolen police car.
Deputies say during the chase, Colby avoided spike strips used in an attempt to stop the car.
Foote said Colby finally stopped and was arrested by several agencies, without incident, about six miles south of North Platte.
Colby was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for possession of stolen property. Other charges may be applied at a later time.