Lancaster County, NE Crime & Safety

LSO Deputies Use Social Media To Arrest Two Theft Suspects

Two people from Iowa have been arrested in connection with the theft of several items from a residence west of Roca. A flatbed utility trailer, scaffolding and building materials were among the items taken from a locked garage and outbuilding and had a value of more than $21,000. Lancaster County...
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Six people arrested in drug bust at south Lincoln home

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Investigators with the Lincoln Police Department found methamphetamine, drugs and a handgun inside a home while serving a search warrant. On Friday around 7:15 p.m., investigators with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force and LPD Gang Unit served a search warrant at a home just south of 28th and A Streets.

Drug Bust At Lincoln Home Results In Six Arrests

Six people were arrested Friday night after the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a warrant at a home near 28th and Washington as part of an ongoing investigation. LPD Captain Todd Kocian says investigators recovered 193.2 grams of methamphetamine, 59 grams of marijuana, 25.6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms,...

LSO: Stolen flatbed trailer & building materials recovered after being listed on Facebook

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen a flatbed trailer and building materials that had been listed for sale on social media. According to Captain Tommy Trotter, a flatbed utility trailer, metal scaffolding, building materials and a closed utility trailer were stolen Wednesday from a residence near Wittstruck Road in Roca.

Saturday morning fire under investigation at Gana Trucking

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Investigators are working to determine what caused a fire at Gana Trucking in southern Lancaster County. Volunteer firefighters were called to the company’s facility just after 6:30 a.m. on 54th Street, between Bennet and Wittstruck Roads. According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the fire...
Sioux City Journal

Lincoln inmate charged with child enticement for Snapchatting teen, police say

A 37-year-old inmate at Lincoln's community corrections facility was charged in Lancaster County court this week after he sent sexually explicit messages to a 12-year-old girl while on work release, police said in court records. Joseph Hochstein was placed at the low-level custody facility in December while serving time for...

LSO: Arrest Made After Man Found With Defaced Gun In Graffiti Case

Just before 12:30 Friday morning, A BNSF crew called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to report there were people walking near the railroad tracks in Hickman. Deputies in the area saw a group of people and they started to run. Deputies did catch up with 21 year old Ivan Torres and saw that he had white paint on his hands and clothing.
York News-Times

Lincoln man sentenced to prison for attacking stranger downtown

A five-time convicted felon who randomly attacked a 62-year-old man in downtown Lincoln last year has been sentenced to three to five years in prison. Gabriel A. Sterling, 36, told Lancaster County District Judge Kevin McManaman at his sentencing Thursday that he didn't remember the incident. "But that still doesn't...

Program Sends Reminders Of Upcoming Court Dates

Law Enforcement agencies in Lancaster County are taking part in a pilot, “Gov2Go” program in an effort to reduce the number of people who fail to appear in court for a traffic or criminal citation. The program allows people to sign up for reminder notifications of their upcoming...