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      Stolen Vehicle and 5 Runaways Found in Walmart Parking Lot

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      North Platte police responded to a report of juveniles in a suspicious vehicle and found several runaways and a stolen van from Sioux City, Iowa.

      NPPD was called to the Walmart parking lot Tuesday where they found two juveniles leaving the store and three other juveniles in a Dodge Caravan all traveling as a group. Cody Stone, 19, was also with the group.

      Three of the juveniles were wanted as runaways from Sioux City. Two of the runaways had escaped from a juvenile holding facility.

      The van the group was using was also reported stolen in Sioux City. Two of the group's juveniles were involved in the theft. Additionally, the home where the van was stolen from was damaged during the theft when the driver put the vehicle into drive instead of reverse.

      Stone was arrested for possession of stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The other five juveniles were also cited for possession of stolen property and taken to a juvenile holding facility in Gering.

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