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  1. MetroNewsNow

    Omaha Police has identified homicide victim

    On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:19 a.m. Omaha Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of multiple gunshots in the 5700 block of North 33rd Avenue. Officers arrived and located a male victim who had been struck by the gunfire. Officers attempted CPR until OFD medics arrived. OFD transported the victim to the Nebraska Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPD Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3
  2. Omaha Police is warning the public of leaving your doors unlocked and valuables in the open for thieves to see.
  3. As we enter into Memorial Day weekend and the summer months ahead, keep these simple preventative measures in mind as you enjoy time away from your home. #peaceofmind #StaySafe For other safety tips, visit https://www.ncpc.org/
  4. MetroNewsNow

    Omaha Police Officer Involved Shooting Update

    Original Press release by OPD On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:36pm, Omaha Police Officers were dispatched to 4107 S 41st Avenue for an assault in progress. Original 911 call details indicated a white male, in his 30s, was inside of the residence armed with a handgun and discharging the firearm. Officers arrived on scene at approximately 5:40pm and heard gunfire inside the residence of 4107 S 41st Avenue. There were individuals inside the residence that were able to exit uninjured, leaving only the armed male inside. Officers set up a perimeter around the residence and an Omaha Fire Department a
  5. Omaha, Ne -- 4-9-2021, At 1:51 am Officers responded to the Kwik Shop at 3606 Leavenworth St for a robbery. Upon arrival Officers spoke with the clerk who said a suspect approached the counter, displayed a firearm, and demanded cash. After receiving and undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot westbound. The suspect was described a male, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and white bandana. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.
  6. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At about 10:45 a police pursuit from Omaha came into Council Bluffs via I-80 eastbound. The pursuit started in Fremont, Ne, went through Omaha and finally ended in Council Bluffs, Ia in Westwood Park located at 35th and 12th Ave. OPD spiked the white trucks tires in Omaha causing the front right tire to deflate. Once the suspects entered Westwood Park they stopped at the ball diamond and foot bailed. One suspect was apprehended at Westwood, the other suspect fled to Harvey's Casino and was apprehended. Both suspects were taken into custody. The white
  7. Friday, March 12th 2021, at 3:27pm, Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck #2268 and Officer Joseph Kunza #2304 were dispatched to the JC Penney's store at the Westroads Mall, 10000 California Street for a shoplifter who had been detained by store security. Officer Wittstruck arrived at JC Penney's and made contact with security employees and a male suspect, who was sitting in a chair inside the security office. A JC Penney's loss prevention employee advised that the suspect had been observed placing a package of t-shirts in his backpack and exited the store without paying for them. The suspect gave
  8. Update: The suspect has been identified as Victor Inigo (08/13/1996) of Omaha. The investigation continues. Omaha Police statement: On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:15 a.m. Omaha Police officers responded to a call at Abbott Drive and Riverfront Drive to investigate reports of a naked male running in the street and damaging vehicles. When officers arrived they observed the suspect standing on the top of a semi tractor trailer. While officers were addressing the suspect, he jumped from the tractor trailer and was able to enter an OPD cruiser. The suspect fled in the cruiser
  9. Omaha, Ne -- Around 5:15 pm Omaha Police noticed a silver Audi that had a possible felony warrant suspect in it. Omaha Police didn't chase the vehicle out of Omaha into Council Bluffs however, Able-1 from the Omaha Police Department did. Able-1 was able to keep track of the vehicle from the air. After the suspects left Council Bluffs following a brief encounter with Council Bluffs Police they headed back west on I-480 into Omaha. Once the suspects were in Omaha they went North then back south to Center Street. Once the suspects were on Center Street they were forced to give up the pursuit
  10. At 5:22 am Officers responded to Immanuel Hospital at 6901 N 72nd St for a walk-in shooting. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim, 23-year-old female, Melodie SCHINCKE who said she was shot somewhere in the area of N 60th St and Ames Ave by unknown suspect who robbed her. The victim's injuries were non-life-threatening. The investigation remains on going. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or at www.p3tips.com Tips leading to the arrest of a shooting suspect are eligible for an enhanc
  11. At 8:19 pm Officers responded to Downtown Food Mart at 318 S 16th St for an attempted robbery. Upon arrival Officers contacted the clerk who said that the suspect, described as a Black male, wearing a black hoodie, mask, and gray jeans, entered the store brandished a firearm and demanded money. The clerk did not comply with the suspect's demands. The suspect then fled the store. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at www.omahacrimestopper.org or at wwwp3tips.com. Photo provided by Google
  12. At 12:02 am Officers responded to Speedy Gas N Shop at 5822 Maple St for a robbery. Upon arrival Officers contacted the clerk who said the suspect, described as a Black male, light complexion, 6'00", 180 lbs, wearing brown overalls, and a black mask, entered the store, brandished a firearm and demanded money. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or at www.p3tips.com. Photo provided by
  13. Omaha Police responded to a shooting near 2700 south 10 Street in Omaha around 1:06am. One Black male had been shot, 3 parties have been detained, Metro News Now spoke with Lt. Enrico Ramos with the Omaha Police Department who told us the male who was shot is in serious condition. This investigation is on-going and a developing story. UPDATED - OFFICIAL OPD NARRATIVE At 1:06 am Officers responded to 2723 S 10th St for a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers contacted the victim, 26 year old male, Kristopher WAYNE. WAYNE said he had been shot and appeared to have gunshot injurie
  14. Council Bluffs, Iowa -- Omaha, Nebraska -- Early Friday morning around 1:30 am, Omaha Police, Able-1 and Council Bluffs police pursued a Chevy Silverado. Omaha Police started the chase but discontinued and let Omaha Police's Able-1 helicopter take over. The suspect entered into Iowa using I-480 then I-29 east. While on I-29 east the suspect got off at the South Expressway exit near Manawa, she then turned right around and headed back to I-29 traveling west and went back into Omaha using I-480. The chase span was a large area after leaving Council Bluffs. The suspect took the No
  15. The Omaha Police Department Auto Theft Unit has observed a spike in catalytic converter thefts in recent weeks, and detectives are actively working those cases. Thieves have been targeting domestic trucks and fleet vans (3/4 ton and 1 ton series) and other vehicles with a higher ground clearance, as it is easier to access the catalytic converters on those vehicles. Recent reports also indicate that certain foreign vehicle models are being specifically targeted, as the catalytic converters contain a higher percentage of precious metals. These catalytic converters are being targeted due to the r
  16. 1/23/2021 around 2 a.m. multiple Omaha Police responded to a disturbance at 11th and Harney. When OPD arrived there were people fighting. OPD quickly stopped the fight and started investigating. Metro News Now noticed one person detained. It's unknown if there were others. Medics did respond. No one was seriously injured or transported.
  17. At 6:46 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, an off-duty officer was shopping at the Home-Depot at 144th & Maple Street when he was alerted to a shoplifter. The officer walked after the suspect, who had a shopping cart full of items. As the officer attempted to contact the driver, the vehicle fled. The officer fired one shot at the suspect's vehicle. Detectives interviewed witnesses who stated they observed the suspect leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. One of the employees yelled that the suspect was leaving without paying, which alerted the off-duty officer at the register. The
  18. At 3:44 am, Officers were dispatched to 2500 B Street (Highland Tower) for a "check-the-wellbeing" call. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male. The homicide unit is investigating and we will continue to release more information as it becomes available. UPDATE 1/21/2021: The victim in this homicide was identified as MARTINEZ, Jose C (2/2/1962). The investigation remains ongoing. The investigation is on going. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or at www.p3tips.com Tips leadi
  19. At 12:22 am Officer responded to 4803 S 42nd St for shooting report that had occurred somewhere near 36th and Monroe St. Officers found evidence of a shooting in the 3600 block of Monroe St. A walk-in shooting victim arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center shortly after. The victim, 23 year old male, Maguy AGAU, stated he was in his vehicle, turning around in a driveway somewhere near 36th and Monroe St when he heard gunshots and realized he had been struck by gunfire. AGAU's injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening. The investigation remains on going. Anyone with information
  20. On Thu 07Jan21 at 1817hrs Officers responded to a PD accident on Hwy 75 NB at the I-80 interchange. While assisting w/ lane closures Officer Michael SALSEDA #2175 placed his cruiser in the #1 lane (Emergency overhead lights and directional bar were activated). SALSEDA, who was wearing a high visibility traffic vest, exited his vehicle to begin putting out flares when he was struck by vehicle #1. Investigation indicated V#1 was northbound in the #1 lane and was unable to stop behind the cruiser. D#1 stated he tried to move to the right but there were cars in his way, so he veered to the left o
  21. The Omaha Police has concluded its participation in the nationwide "Drive sober or get pulled over" campaign which took place from December 18th, 2020 through January 1, 2020. The annual campaign resulted in 75 arrests for drunk or drugged driving. The Nebraska Department of Transportation - Office of Highway safety awarded grant funds for extra Omaha Police officers to be on the streets to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers. These officers worked additional enforcement at various dates and times throughout the entire city. The Omaha Police Department
  22. Starting Monday, January 11, 2021 Omaha Police Officers will be looking for unlicensed, unregistered vehicles, and dead storage vehicles (vehicles not moving after being parked on the street for over 48 hours). Unlicensed vehicles parked on city streets that do not have valid dealership in-transit stickers displayed are subject to being towed immediately. Vehicles found to be dead storage are also subject to being towed. Vehicles parked in prohibited places, such as on or blocking a sidewalk, are subject to being ticketed or towed. Officers have been, and will continue to target vehicles
  23. At 10:38 pm Officers responded to the area of S 42nd and Leavenworth St for a report of a man bleeding. Officers located the male, 44 year old Greggory WHITEDRESS, suffering from apparent cutting injuries. WHITEDRESS was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where it was determined his injuries were non-life-threatening. While Officers were investigating they learned that another victim had walked into CHI Creighton Hospital with cutting injuries. Officers responded to CHI Creighton Hospital and contacted that victim, 29 year old male, James VANDERHEIDEN who was suffering from non-life-t
  24. Omaha, Nebraska -- At about 4:30 p.m. a shooting occurred in front of a barber shop located at 3318 N 24th St. Able-1 could be seen flying overhead. Graphic image notice below. 1 man is in stable condition, Desmond Edwards, 21. 1 man is in extremely critical condition, Jumeez Sherman, 22. Both were taken to UNMC. Metro News Now spoke with Lieutenant Tim Woolman of the Omaha Police Department who stated this was a drive-by shooting. Metro News Now also spoke with some community members as they drove by asking what happened. The reactio
  25. At 9:00 am Officers responded to 4841 Boyd St for a cutting. Upon arrival Officers located the victim, 38 year old female, Latini SWIFT-TYLER suffering from apparent cutting injuries. SWIFT-TYLER was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where it was determined her injuries were non-life-threatening. The victim was unable to provide suspect information. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.
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