Lincoln Police recover two stolen cars, four teens taken into custody

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Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 11:35 AM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department recovered two cars recently reported stolen.

Monday night, around 9:15 p.m., a 19-year-old woman reported her 2017 silver Kia Sorento with California license plates was stolen.

According to police, the car was unlocked with the keys inside.

Related: Car thefts on the rise, nearly half from drivers leaving keys in the vehicle

Around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the officer who took the report was driving by the Kwik Shop, off N 48th Street and Madison Avenue, and saw a silver Kia Sorento with California plates.

LPD said the officer parked behind the vehicle and confirmed it was the one that was reported stolen earlier in the night.

Police said a group of people then ran away.

Following a chase, LPD said they took four people into custody including a 16-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.

The 18-year-old is facing theft by unlawful taking charges and all the juveniles were referred for theft by receiving charges.

According to police, during this investigation they recovered a second stolen car near 50th Street and Madison Avenue. LPD said that vehicle was reported stolen on Nov. 3 near A Street and Sunburst Lane.