Man Arrested For Chadron Burglary

     Chadron police arrested a Pine Ridge man Monday for the Saturday burglary of a Chadron business. 32-year old Pete Mercado is charged with burglary.

     Sgt Patrick Young says surveillance video from the burglary showed a man forcing open a door, then taking several hundred dollars in cash.

      Sgt Young says Chadron police posted several shots of the suspect from the video on social media in hopes of identifying the man.

    The effort paid off when a citizen called the police department Monday morning to report a man walking on East 2nd Street who matched the one in the video.

      Young says a Chadron officer and Dawes County Sheriff’s deputy located Mercado in a downtown alley and he agreed to be searched. 

        The search yielded bags of money believed taken in the burglary and, after an interview with the officers, Mercado was taken into custody. 

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