Suspect arrested at gunpoint in Hastings faces felony theft charge in GI

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) The State Patrol Wedneday arrested a California man for stealing a semi-truck in Grand Island and driving it to Hastings. After initially refusing to stop, the man was arrested near the intersection of Burlington Avenue (Highway 281) and 4th Street, which is in the downtown Hastings area.

Juan Carlos Aguilar Alvarez, 30, of California was arrested without further incident, although troopers did have their guns drawn to make the arrest.

Alvarez is charged with felony Theft by Unlawful Taking of an item valued over $5,000. His next hearing in Hall county court is December 14th. If convicted on the theft charge he could get up to 20 years in prison.