The end of August brought a spate of stolen vehicles to a two-county segment of northeast Nebraska.
On the afternoon of August 24, the Holt County Sheriff's initiated a stolen vehicle investigation after the Hastings Police Department had reached out about an unidentified Jeep stolen from a rural Chambers residence.
The Jeep was recovered the following morning during the execution of a search warrant by a task force in Webster County. Additional Jeep parts believed to have been taken during the burglary were found during the search. 35-year-old Amos Mosel was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft. He was taken to Lancaster County Corrections for outstanding warrants and pending charges.
Also on August 25, the Holt County Sheriff's Office investigated the overnight theft of two pickups in Page. Two other vehicles owned by Ag Services had been tampered with but remained at the scene, according to authorities.
The following morning, the two pickups were recovered outside of Page. The catalytic convertors on both pickups had been removed and stolen. Both pickups sustained damaged during the theft of the catalytic convertors. Replacement of the catalytic convertors and damage repairs were estimated to be $5,200.
An additional vehicle was stolen in Boyd County on Monday. A gold 2004 Chevrolet Impala was taken from a locked garage in Spencer before traveling in an unknown direction.
Authorities in Boyd and Holt issued reminders to always pull keys out of vehicles and to keep buildings locked.