BEATRICE – Gage County Sheriff’s officers are looking for the driver of a stolen tow truck, involved in a pursuit, Saturday afternoon.
Deputies were sent to the area of Southwest 32nd and Locust Road two miles south of Beatrice, at about mid-afternoon, Saturday. A tow truck had been reported to be driving through a field. Authorities located the truck near Southwest 32nd and Maple Road, attempted to stop the driver, then were involved in a short pursuit.
The tow truck driver took several minimum maintenance roads, left the roadway and entered a corn field. Deputies then cut off the pursuit.
Officers then learned that the truck had been stolen in a burglary of a building on the Gage County Fairgrounds. Sheriff’s deputies recovered the unoccupied truck.
Investigators are trying to identify and locate the driver of the vehicle. The sheriff’s office is asking the public for any information regarding the pursuit or the burglary. You can call 402-223-5222, or Gage County Crime Stoppers, at 402-228-4343.