An October trial has been scheduled for a Grand Island man accused of stealing a skid loader to rip up and carry off an automated teller machine.
The Grand Island Independent says 41-year-old Bryce Malesker has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges stemming from an incident on April 26.
Police say officers dispatched to the Five Points Bank building on South Locus found the skid loader and then followed it down Grand Island streets while it carried the ATM in its front bucket. The ATM soon fell onto the roadway, and the skid loader continued through yards and fences before hitting and damaging an elementary school.
Malesker was arrested after the skid loader stalled out on a curb.