Cooperation and communication between law enforcement officials in Iowa and Nebraska is the key that lead to the arrest of two burglary suspects. But the list of potential charges could grow.
The chase and charges are still being sorted out, but extradition from Iowa is expected. Police say they interrupted a burglary in the area of 46th and Chicago in Omaha. A chase and several near collisions later, authorities followed the suspects' pickup into Iowa when things really got interesting. The chase headed toward the river.
Iowa authorities quickly closed off any hope of escape. Once the suspects' pickup passed an intersection near Interstate 680, they could come up a maintenance road or go into the Missouri River.
But there is still a lot of area to cover and a number of places someone could hide. At one point, authorities seem to have lost the scent, so the Omaha police helicopter was called in and began circling the area looking for the pickup.
Moments later, the hunt heated up and the deputies, officers and troopers on the ground were directed closer to the river; across from the North Omaha Power Plant. Word soon reached the perimeter that the search was over and officers, along with their suspects, were headed in.
Two people were taken into custody, but their pickup is still near the river. Nebraska authorities will see a judge about returning the burglary suspects, until then Iowa authorities will take care of them.