Police arrested a 45-year-old Lincoln man after a witness allegedly caught him cutting a padlock off a unit at Spare Room Storage near 27th and Superior streets.
Officer Erin Spilker said police went there at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after a witness saw a man, later identified as Jeffrey Blazek, cutting a lock and went to confront him.
He told police the man gave an excuse then drove off.
Spilker said about 10 minutes later, officers found the vehicle and Blazek a mile away, at Paxton Drive and Fairfield Street, and spotted a grinder on the floorboard. A search turned up three cut padlocks and a chainsaw believed to have been stolen from another unit at the same storage business Tuesday.
Police arrested Blazek on suspicion of attempted burglary, possession of burglar's tools and burglary.
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