A couple who are wanted in southwest Nebraska were arrested late Friday night in North Platte, allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.
Police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said about 20 minutes before midnight, a North Platte officer on patrol saw a passenger duck down inside a vehicle in the area of Jeffers and Leota, and the driver started to drive in a manner that looked evasive.
The officer checked their license plate number. He found the vehicle was reportedly stolen in Washington County, Colo.
The cop pulled the car over in the 2400 block of So. Jeffers.
The driver was identified as Chandra Trobaugh, 46, from Bartley and the passenger as Jonathan Pike, 37, of Cambridge, Kerr said.
Trobaugh said she bought the vehicle in Denver from the registered owner, but police called the owner, who said that was not true.
Police found a large amount of property inside the vehicle that could have been stolen from the area where the vehicle was stolen. Kerr said the stolen items have not been verified yet.
Trobaugh and Pike were taken to jail, where they were searched. Pike had a bag of Carisoprodol, a schedule IV controlled substance, as well as marijuana.
Pike was also found to be wanted in Hamilton County. He was jailed for the warrant, plus possession of the stolen vehicle, the controlled substance, and marijuana too.
Trobaugh was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and having no operator’s license. There are also two Red Willow County warrants for her arrest.
Kerr said investigators learned later that the couple is also suspected in the theft of a U-Haul from Washington County, Colo.