A North Platte man has been jailed on suspicion of trespassing and possession of burglary tools and police believe the 22-year-old man may be to blame for the recent increase in thefts from vehicles.
Following the arrest of Dustin Titus on the previous charges, police searched his home and found property that was reported stolen from a vehicle in Titus' neighborhood last week as well as two firearms, which as a convicted felon, Titus was not supposed to have.
After the search police added additional charges against Titus including a felony weapons charge, misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Police believe Titus may be responsible for several other burglaries across the southwest part of North Platte, but no additional charges have been filed.
In the meantime, North Platte officials are asking residents to be extra cautious of possible thefts from vehicles.
Officials offered these tips to lessen the risk of something being taken from your vehicle.
Make sure all valuables are removed from your vehicles.
Lock your car when not in use and do this every time, not just when thefts are on the rise.