The North Platte police have arrested a suspect in thefts that occurred in late March.

At 6:23 a.m. March 26, police went to a home in the 100 block of N. Willow to check out a burglary report.

The resident had been out of town and upon returning, found the back door of the home had been forced open.

A lot of jewelry and some electronics and tools were reportedly stolen, police spokesman John Deal said.

The victim suspected a male family member who does not live there was the thief, because the man knew the victim would be out of town.

After filing the report with police, the victim contacted the suspect, Heinrich Lenz, on their own. Deal said a lot of the missing property was retrieved; with more found at local pawn shops.

Heinrich lives in the 2300 block of Rodeo Rd. with a roommate, Deal said, and the roommate also reported tools were missing and suspected Lenz of taking them.

Police contacted Lenz on Thursday, and after interviewing him, found probable cause to charge him for both burglary and theft.

Lenz was taken to the Lincoln County jail. Bond is not set and is pending his arraignment in court.