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A North Platte man was charged with burglary on Tuesday, after a homeowner found a broken bedroom window and several items of property missing over the weekend. An officer took a report of a burglary on May 7 at 4:35 p.m. at a home in the 2400 block of West Fifth.
The homeowner/victim said they had been away from the home for a couple of days and returned to find the window broken and missing property. The missing items included clothing, electronics, jewelry and a handgun, North Platte Police Spokesman John Deal said.
The victim said that Austin Desiderio, a relative, had stayed with them at a previous address where they lived, but not at this particular address. Police were told that Desiderio’s relative had some of Desiderio’s documents in the home, which were stolen in the burglary. Police believe the stolen documents would be worthless to anyone else, Deal said.
Police found Desiderio at 10 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 200 block of So. Chestnut and arrested him on a previous charge of failure to pay a DUI fine, and false reporting.
Police found the stolen firearm inside the apartment where Desiderio was staying, along with other property that was reported stolen in the burglary, Deal said.
After questioning Desiderio, police charged him with the burglary and took him to jail.