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Dusten Schaffer

Dusten Schaffer

Beatrice police arrested a man for stalking after he allegedly stole a car in Omaha and drove it to Beatrice.

At around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday Beatrice police received a call from the 400 block of South Seventh Street saying a silver car with Omaha plates was driving around the house.

The reporting party told police she thought the person in the car was her mother’s husband, 36-year-old Dusten Schaffer.

Court documents state as the police were arriving, dispatchers were notified that Schaffer was parked in front of the residence and walking toward the front door. Police found a silver Kia parked in front of the residence, but didn’t see Schaffer. The ignition of the vehicle was torn apart, and it was later learned that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Omaha that morning.

Numerous footprints in the snow were visible, and police followed the tracks to the area of Seventh and Bell streets.

Schaffer was found at Eighth and Market streets, and allegedly admitted to stealing the vehicle in Omaha. The car was valued at $15,000, and Schaffer’s license was suspended for failure to comply in April 2018.

He was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property valued at more than $5,000, stalking, domestic assault and driving under suspension.

Schaffer appeared in Gage County Court Thursday where his bond was set at $7,500 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is scheduled for March 7.

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