Man’s Fun Trip to Lincoln Wasn’t

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

What was supposed to be a trip to Lincoln to just visits friends turned into a wild (note: not in a good way) night for a Grand Island man. Lincoln police took 44-year-old Kevin Bockman into custody and booked him for seven charges.

According to police accounts, Bockman arrived in the capitol city with several others. A night of drinking led to an argument. Bockman decided to do the right thing and walk away from it.

He later called a woman in the group, angry because he needed his keys. He then went to The Real Deal, an auto detailing company that is owned by the woman’s family. Police say he broke out three windows and may have stolen a 42 inch television and an X-Box 360 from the business.

While there, police say Bockman found keys to a white 2005 GMC Yukon and stole the vehicle. He then returned to the residence where his friends were saying, in the 1700 block of Connie Road. He pounded and kicked on the front door with such force that it split the wood.

No one ever answered and he ultimately left.

When police were called to investigate, a vehicle parked outside was found with the rear passenger window shattered. Bockman is believed to be responsible for the damage.

Officer found him about 5am driving the stolen Yukon in the 2900 block of Sewell Street. After he was arrested, officers were unable to find the television and X-Box 360 in the vehicle.

Police noted that a 5-year-old girl was sleeping in the residence and was awakened when Bockman pounded on the door and yelled. For that, he was booked for a charge of child neglect.

He was also booked for burglary, theft, DUI, refusal of a chemical test, criminal mischief, and disturbing the peace.


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