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Possession of Stolen Property (vehicle)

DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at approximately 1400 hours

LOCATION: W. 6th ST/Lincoln AVE Cortland, NE

OFFENSE: Possession of Stolen Property (vehicle)

CASE #: 2020-2820

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at approximately 1400 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a remove party at the EZ Stop in Cortland, NE. It was reported an individual in the EZ STOP was asked to leave the property by an employee due to the individual obtaining bottled water from the cooler and drinking them prior to purchasing them. It was discovered the individual had no money to purchase the items and was then asked to leave the property but he refused.

The individual was identified as Javon Howard, 23years of age of Bellevue, NE. Law enforcement contacted Howard at the store and asked him to leave the property. Howard complied and left. A further investigation of Howard found that he was operating a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Bellevue, NE. There was also a motorized scooter in the bed of the truck that was stolen and belonged to the owner of the pickup. Howard was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and transported to the Gage County Detention Center.    

Deputy J. Chavez #9036

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903