BEATRICE – Beatrice Police report they arrested a Lincoln man on Labor Day for allegedly stealing scrap items from Harms Trucking, Inc., located along Industrial Row.
Police were summoned at 4:30 a.m. on a report that employees of the company had observed a pickup driving past the back of their property.
Lieutenant Jay Murphy says the truck left the scene, but apparently left a trailer.
Officers contacted the driver, identified as 60-year-old Patrick Sardeson, of Lincoln. Investigating officers said he was muddy and wet from the rain, had a flashlight with him and a saw blade. Murphy says the pickup’s two-inch ball hitch matched the receiver on the trailer.
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Beatrice Police arrested Sardeson for theft and theft by receiving stolen property. Murphy said a significant amount of scrap metal had been taken from Harms Trucking.
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Murphy says Sardeson may also be charged with theft of the trailer, by Lincoln authorities.