Sheriff seeks information related to vehicle, weapon thefts
At 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, a Nemaha County Sheriff’s Deputy engaged in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle on U.S. Highway 36 near the Marshall County line. Marshall County had been in pursuit with this vehicle prior to this. The suspect vehicle turned southbound on B Road and continued to travel southbound into a field where B Road ends at 132nd. Once the vehicle was unable to travel any farther, two suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot. This vehicle was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen from Cuba, Kan.
A very short time later, suspects took a 2014 Dodge 3500 truck from 261 124th Road in rural Baileyville. This location is approximately 1/2 mile south and east of where the Tahoe was abandoned. Suspects traveled south and east from there with officers from multiple agencies pursuing. This vehicle was crashed near Sixth and Mulberry Streets in Centralia at approximately 7:36 p.m.
At that time, one of the suspects — Gary N. Roose, 17, of Topeka — was taken into custody. Charges are pending for burglary and theft.
The second suspect, who was the driver, fled the scene to the north and was unable to be located.
At 5:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, NMSO received a report of another vehicle theft from 518 Commercial Street in Centralia. Sometime after 10:15 p.m., a 2014 Ford F250 Diesel truck, gray in color with a fuel barrel in the back along with other tools, was taken. A firearm was in the vehicle at the time of theft.
NMSO is searching for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle and weapon along with the apprehension of the suspect.