BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have arrested an Omaha man suspected of stealing a car in Omaha and driving to Beatrice in an attempt to contact his estranged wife.
Police arrested 36-year-old Dusten Schaffer Wednesday morning, on suspicion of possession of stolen property, stalking, domestic assault by intimidation and driving on a suspended license.
Lieutenant Jay Murphy says Beatrice officers were sent to a South 7th Street address at around 5:30 Wednesday morning. They received a report of a silver car possibly with an Omaha license plate driving around a residential area. Police located the car parked in that area.
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Murphy says police brought the man to police headquarters and discovered that the car had been reported stolen from an Omaha rental business. He says the steering column had been forced open and the ignition was damaged.
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Omaha detectives came to Beatrice to question Schaffer about the incident. As of early Thursday, he was being held in the Gage County Jail.