Two juveniles who had been reported missing were detained Sunday in connection with a burglary at a Neligh convenience store.
Neligh Police Chief Mike Wright said surveillance video from both Cubby's and the City of Neligh's generation plant, along with an eye-witness report, assisted officers in locating and subsequently detaining two male juveniles around noon on Sunday. The burglary occurred just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Wright said the boys were originally detained after discovering they had been reported missing by another agency. He said they both allegedly had stolen property in their possession from the Cubby's burglary at the time they were taken into custody as missing juveniles.
Because they are juveniles, they cannot be held at the Antelope County Law Enforcement Center and are instead being held at the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Detention Center in Madison, pending a detention hearing next week.
Both juveniles are charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both felonies, along with theft and trespassing, both misdemeanors. One of the juveniles detained gave a false name and faces an additional felony charge of criminal impersonation.
Wright said the juveniles have been staying with friends in Neligh since late last week.
The Antelope County Sheriff's Department assisted the Neligh Police Department with the investigation.
"We worked together to solve this quickly," Wright said. "The Neligh Police and Sheriff's Department works well together, and we're blessed to have great full-time and part-time officers."
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