Van Stolen in Columbus, Recovered in Kearney

COLUMBUS – A Columbus 16-year-old could be facing theft charges in Platte County after allegedly stealing a van in Columbus, and being arrested in Kearney.

Columbus Police Captain Todd Thalken says the station received a call at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, about a 2000 Dodge Caravan being stolen in Columbus. Later that day the vehicle was located by Kearney Police and a 16-year-old Columbus resident was taken into custody, says Thalken.

Thalken says the 16-year-old will most likely be charged in Columbus, instead of Kearney. The juvenile was cited for possession of stolen property.

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