Omaha, NE Crime & Safety

Bellevue man in critical condition, leg dismembered in Tuesday crash

A 28-year-old Bellevue man was critically injured and his leg dismembered in a crash Tuesday afternoon. Luis Hernandez was driving a motorcycle north on 42nd Street just before 1:30 p.m. when a 2006 GMC Yukon SUV turned onto 42nd from a business parking lot, striking Hernandez, according to an Omaha police spokesman.
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Man condemned for killing Tinder date seeks to be own lawyer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the dating app Tinder is seeking to fire his team of attorneys and represent himself in his appeal. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 55-year-old Aubrey Trail filed the request...

Three Mills County suspects booked on drug charges

(Glenwood) -- Three Mills County suspects face drug charges following their arrests Tuesday. The Mills County Sheriff's Office reports 51-year-old Michael Grieger, 28-year-old Angel Bustillos Esparza, and 26-year-old Breanna Cheree Roberts, all of Kansas City, were arrested Tuesday night near the 28th mile marker on Interstate-29. Authorities say all three suspects have been charged with two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Man killed in farm accident on property in eastern Nebraska

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a tractor accident on private property in eastern Nebraska over the weekend. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Saturday afternoon on property just east of Springfield. Lt. Greg Monico tells the Omaha World-Herald that the 79-year-old victim had gone out to trim trees on his property.

Man loses limb in Omaha motorcycle crash

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A traumatic accident involving a car and one motorcyclist occurred Tuesday afternoon near 42nd and F streets. The unidentified motorcyclist, an adult male, had to be sent to the trauma center for injuries. Omaha Police said the man lost one of his legs on impact but was alert and talking.

Bellevue principal charged with DUI after crash that critically injures motorcyclist

A Bellevue elementary school principal is on paid leave after being charged with drunken driving in connection with a crash that critically injured a motorcyclist. Andrew C. Miller, 46, of Omaha, was arrested Friday night following a crash near 141st and Pacific Streets, according to Douglas County court records. Motorcyclist Bruce Blaydes, 58, of Omaha, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he remained in critical condition Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Omaha woman accused of attempted restaurant robbery arrested

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A 45-year-old woman was taken into custody without incident after reports of a restaurant robbery Tuesday morning. Shanell Stewart was arrested for attempted robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Officers say they found Stewart near Park Ave and Poppleton Ave after someone told police a woman walked in La Casita Restaurant “showed a knife and demanded money from the register,” according to the release.
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Passenger arrested at Omaha airport after disturbance over COVID-19 rules

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police arrested an international flight passenger at Eppley Airfield who caused a disturbance when asked to comply with COVID-19 rules. According to the OPD report, Cliff Emerson, 67, of Ashland — who officers said smelled of alcohol — became angry when asked by a United ticket agent on Sunday, Sept. 12, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the 48 hours prior since he was traveling out of the country.

Prominent priest stole $275,000, Omaha police say

OMAHA — The former chancellor of Omaha's archdiocese is suspected of stealing almost $180,000 from a former priest accused of sexual misconduct and almost $100,000 from a church in Springfield. The Archdiocese of Omaha announced last month that the Rev. Michael F. Gutgsell, 72, had resigned after a "routine audit"...

Council Bluffs man arrested after pursuit in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE — A Council Bluffs man was arrested in Clear Lake over the weekend after a high speed chase. The Clear Lake Police Department says they received a 9-1-1 call from 24-year-old Evac Cave at about 10:30 Saturday night. Officers were dispatched to attempt to make contact with him after he was reported to be speaking erratically and making incoherent statements.

Bennington Suburban Fire District welcomes first nine full-time firefighters

BENNINGTON — After 100 years of pure volunteer service, the Bennington Suburban Fire District has hired its first crew of full-time firefighters for its Fire and Rescue Department. On Sept. 9, the district held a badge pinning ceremony at the Bennington Fire Station for the nine new firefighters and their families. The new full-time crew consists of Eric Paulsen, Eric […]
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Police arrest Fremont man

At approximately 5:20 p.m., Sept. 19, Mario Morales, 40, of Fremont was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after he allegedly entered a residence in the 400 block of north Nye Avenue where he had no business being, Fremont Police reported. Responding officers reported Morales showed signs...