Lincoln woman accused of stealing truck with $3,000 worth of tortillas

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a truck that contained $3,000 worth of tortillas, the Nebraska State Patrol says.

Around 8:20 a.m., a deputy with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office tried to pull over the truck in Kearney, but it drove off.   The deputy then notified NSP about the truck.

Shortly after, a trooper found the truck heading east on Interstate 80 and tried to pull it over, NSP said.

The driver, 24-year-old Tanika Beacham, refused to stop, and the trooper began a pursuit, the patrol said.

Beacham was recklessly weaving between lanes and even left the roadway during the pursuit, according to NSP.

Near Grand Island, Beacham ran into a median and rolled the truck onto its side.

Troopers were then able to take her into custody, the patrol said.

Beacham was sent to St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island for medical treatment.

She is now in the Hall County Jail on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of stolen property, driving under suspension and an outstanding warrant from Lancaster County.

The 26-foot Penske truck had been reported stolen Wednesday from La Mexicana in Grand Island.

The truck contained two pallets of tortillas worth around $3,000, according to the Grand Island Police Department.

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