An arrest has been made in connection to items stolen from Nebraska head coach Scott Frost's home in late July, public information officer Angela Sands confirmed to Hail Varsity.
The Lincoln Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old girl for burglary after she was found in possession of a pair of Oregon Ducks Air Jordan shoes reported missing from Frost's home. The girl has been placed at the youth detention center in Lincoln.
So far, Lincoln PD has only recovered the one pair of shoes and the investigation is still considered ongoing. The girl was arrested for burglary and not receiving stolen property, meaning Lincoln PD has reason to believe others were involved in the burglary as well.
A report from KOLN TV cited that police "intimated" the suspects knew the home was Frost's but Sands said "I don't have that information, I don't know that she knew that."
At the time of the burglary, Lincoln Police Captain Jeri Roeder said the burglars entered through an unlocked side door of a garage at Frost's home located near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road. The burglary took place sometime between Friday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, at 6 p.m.
Frost's home was under renovation at the time and the items stolen were in boxes inside the garage.
The initial report was that two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes and a Nintendo Wii game system had been stolen.
Frost later clarified what was missing in a statement through the university.
“The incident that occurred at our home is obviously very disappointing and discouraging," Frost said. "All of our belongings were gone through and it will take some time to determine exactly what is missing and the value of those items.
“I would like to clarify that some items initially reported as missing have been found, including some of the rings listed on the police report. Also, the value of what we believe to actually be missing is lower than what has been publicly reported.”
According to the police, several pairs of shoes, helmets, and artwork worth a combined $50,000 have yet to be recovered. Sands said anyone with information that can help Lincoln PD identify anyone else involved is encouraged to call at 402-441-6000.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.