Two men were arrested by Beatrice police after reports of a burglary.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Beatrice police were called to the 1500 block of Jackson Street for reports of two people digging in a dumpster and entering a residence that was known to be vacant.

Upon arrival, officers saw a man running southbound from the back of the house. The officer pursued the man and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Joshua Weeks. Upon searching Weeks, a glass pipe with a white residue and a small baggie of a crystal substance were recovered. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.

A laundry basket with miscellaneous items was near the door, as if placed there for ease of transportation. There were also wet footprints in the residence, according to Gage County Court documents.

The residence was empty when officers investigated it, but a second man was found in a silver vehicle outside the residence. The man was immediately identified as 42-year-old Phillip W. Olin from previous contacts.

Olin allegedly told police he was getting a ride. When police asked if he had anything illegal on him, Olin said he had a marijuana pipe. The pipe was recovered, and a small glass jar with a white substance identified as methamphetamine was also recovered.

Both men were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Weeks was also arrested for burglary.

Bond in each case was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit, and both men are due back in court Feb. 12.

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