Police officer arrested after stealing police car

Stanly Colby 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he allegedly stole a police car, according to police reports in Nebraska.

The Fairbury police officer was arrested near North Platte.

The officer was arrested after being chased by several law enforcement agencies, while in the stolen patrol car.

Authorities in western Nebraska were alerted Saturday afternoon, about a police cruiser theft in Fairbury, which is believed to be driven by a uniformed Fairbury police officer, 40-year-old Stanly Colby.

North Platte police sergeant Jeff Foote said Colby is believed to have been disturbed and was heading to the McCook area.
Just after 6:00 pm, the cruiser was seen near Lexington. Shortly thereafter, Colby was in North Platte.

According to a Lincoln County Deputy, Roland Kramer, the department was informed at 6:40 pm that North Platte police, Lincoln County deputies and state troopers were chasing the stolen police car.

Kramer said that during the chase, Colby avoided spike strips used in an attempt to stop the car. Kramer knew nothing about the speeds involved in the pursuit.

Kramer said Colby finally stopped and was arrested by various agencies, without incident, about six miles south of North Platte.

According to Kramer, several agencies have participated for security reasons. Kramer said: "There were weapons were in the car and he was armed, so safety was a big concern."

Colby was booked into the Lincoln County Jail for possession of stolen property. Other charges may be added at a later time.

Woman arrested after ordering son, 11, to burn van causing him to suffer second degree burns

Juanita Denise Carr 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A mother was arrested after her son was hospitalized with second degree burns.

Juanita Denise Carr, 30, of Nevada, was arrested by the Henderson Police Department after she ordered her 11-year-old to burn her mini van.

Carr was charged with third-degree arson, child abuse and conspiracy to commit arson.

According to reports, the mother is accused of ordering her 11-year-old son to burn her van, which caused the boy to suffer second-degree burns.

Carr reportedly admitted to police that she asked her son to set her van on fire with gasoline. She told police that she initially thought the van had been stolen, but she later learned that her son and her daughter's 18-year-old boyfriend had taken it without permission.

She told police that she was a month behind in payments, and the van overheats frequently despite her spending $1,200 to fix it.
She wanted to get rid of the van.

She asked her son to pour gas inside of the van and light it on fire with a napkin. The boy did as he was ordered. Unfortunately, the flames spread quickly and the boy's shirt caught on fire. He was treated for second degree burns and the mother was arrested.

Students discover that ghost haunting their house was guy living in the basement

Students who rented the “haunted house” 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Student discovered that the doors and cupboards, which seemed to be opening by itself or by a ghost, was actually a man, who was secretly living in their basement.

Students at a Ohio State University had been frightened by strange noises at night and mysterious events like coming home to find cupboards and oven doors open.

After a thorough search of the house, they discovered a secret room in the basement behind a door that they had previously thought was a maintenance closet.

When their realtor broke the door down they were stunned to discover a bedroom with a double bed, and even photos of the man, who lived there with his friends. The stranger had access to a bathroom in the basement and a sink.

"We had been telling everyone the story of the ghost that lives in our home, opening all the cupboards and microwave,” Mark Harman, one of the 14 students who live in the three-story building, said.

Another student, Brett Mugglin, recognized the man in the photographs as someone who had been on the property before.

After discovering the hidden room, the realtor changed the locks and a note was left on the door to advise the mystery roommate he was being evicted.

It was discovered that the man, named Jeremy, who was sleeping in the basement, was is also a student at the university.
Apparently, he had access to the house through his cousin, who was a former resident of the house.


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