Lincoln police find car stolen from York

After seeing suspicious driving behavior, LPD identified a stolen car on Tuesday
Charles Stuart

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a Lincoln police officer saw a silver 2005 Buick near 70th and Francis squealing its tires while turning corners, ran the license plates, and found it was a stolen vehicle.

The officer says he followed the car and saw it turn sharply, park on the side of the road, and then the driver began to run. The officer says he started chasing the man, telling him to stop and he did, complying with officers.

LPD confirmed the car was stolen from York and the suspect was the driver, 38-year-old Charles Stuart.

When police searched the car, they reported finding 19 debit and credit cards for three people, 10 ID cards, 2 social security cards–none of these were Stuart’s. Officers also reported finding a pill bottle with Lorazepam, a baseball bat between the driver seat and center console, and a knife with a 6-inch-long fixed blade in his coat.

Stuart was arrested for felony Theft by Unlawful Taking, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Financial Transaction Device, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Officers are continuing to work to identify owners of the property found in the vehicle. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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