Stolen gas can leads to Norfolk arrest

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A stolen gas can has landed a 40-year-old Norfolk man in jail.

Capt. Michael Bauer said about 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, police took a theft report from a male who had a gas can stolen from the bed of his pickup while it was parked at a business in eastern Norfolk. Bauer said the gas can and the fuel it contained were valued at $35.

An officer reviewed the surveillance video of the theft and identified the suspect’s vehicle and license plate. The suspect was identified as 40-year-old Wade Wolf of Norfolk. Officers located Wolf in the 800 block of South 13th Street and spoke to him about the theft. At the conclusion of the investigation, Bauer said, Wolf was arrested on suspicion of theft — third offense.


He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.