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Authorities have recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Blue Springs last week.

The Ford Expedition, which had been reported stolen from rural Blue Springs sometime after Sunday, Dec. 17, was recovered from the Blue Springs ballfield area.

According to a press release from the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, investigators collected evidence at the scene where the vehicle was recovered and had the vehicle towed to an impound lot where investigators are processing it for evidence collection.

The vehicle was involved in a pursuit with the Beatrice Police Department.

A police officer saw what may have been the stolen vehicle driving near Second and Court streets in Beatrice last Monday and turned around to pursue the SUV.

Police said the driver of the SUV was erratic and headed west into the county. Once outside city limits, it’s believed the pursuit reached speeds near 100 mph and the officer was unable to catch the SUV.

The driver of the vehicle is also suspected in the theft of gas from the Filley One-Stop, and in a driving complaint in Beatrice.

The sheriff’s office has received information and tips on the vehicle theft during the past week. Anyone with information on the theft of the vehicle is encouraged to contact the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and speak with a deputy or an investigator.

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