A 23-year-old man is facing both misdemeanor and felony charges in a case involving the alleged theft of packages delivered to personal residences in Bellevue, Omaha and other areas of Sarpy County. Packages containing goods worth more than $1,500 warranted the felony charges under the law, reportedly.
According to authorities, an investigation led police to the 23-year-old man’s residence, where they saw a vehicle that fit the description of one linked to a package theft reported the previous day. An officer subsequently noticed that there were several packages in the vehicle, inciting police to seek and obtain a search warrant.
This is how police recovered many packages that they suspect to be stolen. The contents of the packages were valued at more than $20,000 altogether, and 26 residents have been identified as victims in the alleged crime.
The 23-year-old man was ordered not to leave Sarpy County while awaiting a Feb. 9 court date. The prosecution requested an order for the man to wear a GPS monitoring device.
Individuals accused of theft crimes may give themselves the best opportunity to avoid conviction by seeking out an attorney whose criminal defense practice is accustomed to theft-related cases. Moreover, it may be in the best interest of accused individuals to refrain from speaking to their accusers or acting in their own defense until they are represented by an attorney.
When the criminal charges appear to be founded on unassailable evidence, the lawyer may advise harm reduction. This can be accomplished in many cases through a plea deal. It is negotiated with prosecutors and, if approved by the accused individual, submitted to the judge for ratification.
Source: WOWT, “Man accused of package thefts appears in court“, Roger Hamer, December 22, 2014