Burglary Suspect Calls Deputies for Help

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A North Platte man called deputies for help to jump start his vehicle, after allegedly breaking into a home near Lake Maloney early Tuesday morning.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call around 4:24 Tuesday morning at the north end of Lake Maloney.

They were called by 20-year-old Joshua Schimmer of North Platte, asking for help to jump start his vehicle that had broken down.

Schimmer told deputies he needed help quickly, because he was very cold.

While deputies responded to Schimmer's call, they received another call from a resident near the same location.

The resident told deputies her home had been burglarized, and she woke up to find a man in her bedroom. The resident said the man ran out of the house when she and her husband woke up.

When deputies met Schimmer, they found several items belonging to the woman in his possession.

Deputies arrested Schimmer for Burglary, and he was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center. The vehicle was towed, and is being held pending the conclusion of the investigation.