Gering man arrested for false report

A 25 year old man has been arrested for filing a false report regarding the theft of his car.

Scottsbluff Police Captain Brian Wasson says Kaleb Wilhelm reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday night that his 2010 Chevy Cobalt had been stolen. As officers were responding, they were told the car had been located near the sugar factor and it was damaged.

Officers then discovered that Wilhelm's girlfriend, 23 year old Halie Smith of Scottsbluff, had been driving the vehicle and had wrecked the car. Wilhelm was then arrested for filing the false report to cover up the fact Smith had the accident.

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