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Two North Platte men were arrested Tuesday for burglarizing a home at 2121 Beverly.

Shawn Reese and Joshua Ramos were arraigned for burglary and possession of a legend drug in Lincoln County Court. Each were held on $25,000 bonds.

The men were arrested after the police were called to the home at 3:30 a.m. Officers were given a description of the suspect’s vehicle by someone who noticed suspicious activity.

The officer on the scene radioed the description to all on-duty officers and they spotted the suspect vehicle and stopped it in the 1100 block of West Philip.

Both Reese and Ramos were in the vehicle. Officers interviewed them separately about what they were doing and when their stories did not match, officer’s suspicions were heightened.

After receiving a consent to search the vehicle, officers discovered a flat screen LCD TV that was allegedly stolen from the residence.

Multiple thefts solved

A North Platte couple was charged Thursday with eight counts of theft and one count of burglary after stealing checks and passing them.

Kaytlynne Shifflett and Derek Loudermill were each also charged with one count of burglary from a June 7 burglary at 302 N. Carr.

They were held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $10,000 bail.

The investigation began June 7 after a residence was burglarized. The thieves removed property and blank checks from the home.

Soon afterward, the checks began appearing after being passed in stores in North Platte and Lexington.

Officers obtained video footage of the person who allegedly passed the stolen checks and posted it on the Lincoln County Crime Stoppers website and in the local media.

On July 20, officers were called to the Blue Spruce Motel and made contact with Shifflett. After searching the room, they discovered items taken from the burglary and numerous blank checks that belonged to a variety of people. Shifflett was arrested.

Loudermill turned himself in the next day.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/14/2008
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