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Beatrice man sentenced for thefts

October 6, 2018

A Beatrice man with four district court cases was sent to more than three years in prison on Friday.

Marshall D. Burger, 24, was sentenced in the four cases; two from 2016 and two from 2018.

Burger was sentenced in one of the 2018 cases to two years in prison for attempted theft over $5,000, one year in prison for second offense theft and three months in prison for driving under suspension, all served concurrent to each other.

These sentences will also be served concurrent with the other 2018 case in which he was sentenced to two years in prison for attempted shoplifting over $5,000 and two years in prison for shoplifting $1,500-$5,000.

The two sentences will run consecutive to both 2016 cases, which will be served at the same time. In those cases, Burger was on post-release supervision for attempted burglary and theft valued at $1,500-$5,000. He was ordered to serve the remainder of his post-release supervision in prison consecutively to the other cases. He had one year of post-release supervision remaining in one case and 286 days remaining in the other.

In one of the 2018 cases, Burger was arrested in May after stealing two vehicles in Beatrice, crashing one of them.

A silver BMW was reported stolen from Harms Trucking near Arapahoe Trail and Industrial Row that was later involved in a crash near 13th Street and Sargent Road. The BMW was recovered in the 300 block of South 22nd St. with damage.

A stolen blue 2000 Silverado was reported stolen around a block away from the damaged BMW.

A video showed a man police identified as Burger walking from where the BMW was toward the pickup.

A Samsung tablet was also reported stolen from the parking lot of Harms Trucking. The victim was able to show officers where the tablet had been, and its locations matched the scene of the crash.

A woman later advised police that Burger had given the tablet to her to sell.

In the other 2018 case, Burger was arrested after stealing a pickup for the second time and leaving its trailer in Lincoln, according to court documents.

Burger was spotted driving a pickup that had previously been reported stolen.

The pickup and its attached trailer were reported stolen from the 1200 block of Grant St. The next day, the pickup was found in the parking garage located on the South 100 block of Sixth Street.

The trailer and tools inside the trailer were missing, and the owner could not retrieve the vehicle because he had no keys for it.

Officers later found the pickup parked in the 1200 block of Scott St. and arrested Burger at his residence in the 400 block S. 9th St.

Burger allegedly drove the pickup to Lincoln and left the trailer behind a Walmart on North 27th Street. He then parked the pickup in the Sixth Street parking garage in Beatrice.

Lincoln police officers found the trailer where Burger said he had left it, with tools missing from it.

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