Tires, semi stolen from Lincoln business

By: Jenn Schanz 

50 tires and a semi–trailer tractor are gone from Cross Dillon Tire near northwest 41st and west O.

Police say the burglars loaded up the tires into the semi and took off early Sunday morning between midnight and 3 a.m.

“They accessed that enclosed fence area by cutting the chain link fence,” says Ofc. Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department.

Total loss is around $40,000, but this isn’t the first time the business has been hit.

“On August 8th, they reported the theft of 47 semi tires. Those are valued at $18,800. That case remains unsolved as well,” Flood says.

Police are still searching for suspects in both burglaries, but say stealing the tires was no easy job.

Each semi tire can weigh up to 100 pounds; loading 50 of them into a truck likely took some time and effort.

Officials are looking for a white 2003 semi–trailer tractor with the logo “Dillon Tire” on the door. The license plate for the truck is SEJ 357.

Flood says time is a factor here.

“The more quickly we can recover that vehicle the better, because we can retain DNA and finger prints that are left inside and on the exterior of the trailer,” she says.

The manager for the Cross Dillon Tire didn’t want to go on camera, but is working with police to help identify the suspects.

Anyone with information that could police is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 402-475-3600.