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SCSO: About half of stolen construction items claimed

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 19:43:47-05

SARPY COUNTY NEB. (KMTV) -- — Sarpy and Douglas County authorities are returning stolen construction items to their owners.

Contractors and builders went to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office to claim their tools or building supplies.

Deputies arrested Brett Nelson, 38, for 8 counts of felony burglary. His bond was set at $50,000 – 10%.

He's accused of breaking into homes under construction in Southwest Omaha and taking tools, home fixtures, and other items.

The arrest affidavit says since the end of September he went to metro pawn shops 28 times to sell the stolen goods.

"They're hard working people and they make an honest living and it's very unfortunate for them to have their items stolen so it's good to see them get their stuff back," said Inv. Karen Craig with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators used “Leads Online,” a tool that quickly identifies sellers and what they've sold to different stores.

If you had any tools or home fixtures stolen from a build site in Southwest Omaha contact Sarpy County at 402-593-2304.