Teens found to be connected to auto theft
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lincoln Police Department is investigating another auto theft.
Officers said police were sent to the 1900 block of Southwest 11th Street for a call of auto theft on June 21 at 3:30 p.m.
The report said the caller reported his 2011 Chevy Equinox, an estimated value of $6,000, was stolen sometime overnight from his driveway. The caller said the vehicle was unlocked and the spare key was in the cupholder.
Authorities said they received information one hour later that a 13-year-old was seen in the stolen vehicle near Roper Elementary School, 2323 South Cottington Avenue.
LPD said the officer then contacted and interviewed the 13-year-old which led to them contacting a different 13-year-old and a 14-year-old.
The report said one of the 13-year-olds was referred to the Country Attorney's Office for a felony of theft by unlawful taking, and the other 13-year-old and the 14-year-old were both referred for a felony of theft by receiving and then released to their parents.
LPD said they would again like to remind everyone to please lock your vehicle and do not leave keys inside the vehicle.