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McCOOK -- The McCook Police Department has requested the assistance of the public in locating the last of five adult males wanted in connection with a string of business burglaries and crimes that dates as far back as October 2010.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspect, 38-year-old Timothy McMains, a former McCook resident who most recently resided in North Platte. According to the police department McMains is 6 ft. 1 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes.

The warrant stems from the December 2012 burglary of Rowe's Repair in McCook. Additional charges against McMains are pending in connection with numerous other burglaries in McCook and Southwest Nebraska.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of McMains should contact any area law enforcement agency or the McCook Area Crime stoppers at 308-345-5440.

The McCook Police Department has one adult male in custody and charges pending against the other four suspects. Among them, Michael Sanders was arraigned in Red Willow County Court Tuesday on charges related to numerous burglaries and thefts. The other three males have been located and have pending court dates for participation in seven of the burglaries.

Among the crimes for which these individuals have pending charges are 17 burglaries, including; City of McCook Transfer Station; SWATS workshop; Republican Valley Event Center; First Assembly of God Church; The Bottle Shop; Rowe's Repair; Western Tire; City of McCook Senior Center; Ed Thomas YMCA; two motor vehicle thefts; the theft of a firearm; Red Willow County Fairgrounds; additional burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Red Willow County; two burglaries in Hitchcock County, including the burglary and theft of an ATM machine from the K Store in Culbertson, Nebraska; an attempted felony theft of an ATM machine in Furnas County; and the investigation in connection with other burglaries and thefts is ongoing in McCook and Lincoln County Nebraska.

McCook Chief of Police Isaac Brown issued a statement Thursday commending the McCook police detectives and officers, Red Willow County Sheriff's Deputies and the Nebraska State Patrol investigators who worked closely together to solve these crimes.

"I would also commend our area business partners for their assistance and patience in resolving these crimes," said Chief Brown.

This report was first published May 16 in the McCook Daily Gazette. Reprinted with permission.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/16/2013
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