Chadron police arrest man on burglary charge

CHADRON - A Pine Ridge man was arrested Monday accused of burglary in Chadron on Saturday.

Chadron police say Pete Mercado, 32, of Pine Ridge, forced open a door on a town business and took several hundred dollars in cash.     

Mercado was arrested when police were called Monday morning to a man walking on East 2nd Street, identifying Mercado based on surveillance photos posted on social media.

A search of Mercado resulted in bags of money believed to be taken from the business. Mercado was taken into custody.