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Officers of the Month

January 2013

 
Officers Adam Kruse and Nicholas Yarpe

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 8:37 p.m., a robbery occurred at Midtown Gas located 1349 Park Avenue. Officers were provided a description of suspect described as a black male, 5'11", thin build, yellow shirt with a pink long sleeve underneath, grey baseball hat, black baggy pants, and was armed with a handgun.

Based on the description given of the suspect, officers believed the suspect strongly resembled the style of dress and physical characteristics of a party that they had numerous contacts with. During several previous contacts with the suspect, officers recalled he wore bright colored clothing which was consistent with the clothing of the suspect. Officers conducted a check of previous booking photos which also showed that the suspect has a history of wearing bright colored clothing. Officers Yarpe and Kruse also recalled being given information from a concerned citizen, who believed the suspect was in possession of a .22 caliber handgun.


Officers contacted detectives about the possibility of the suspect being involved in the Midtown Gas robbery, based on the clothing and physical description.  


The investigation by Kruse and Yarpe was key to identifying and locating the suspect, who was later found to be responsible for committing at least 13 robberies in the Omaha Metro Area.

 

 


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February 2013

Officer Adele Tomsu

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:40 p.m., Officer Adele Tomsu observed a 1996 Green Honda Accord parked in front of 5526 Fontenelle Blvd. A check of the plate came back fictitious. A check of the VIN showed the vehicle to be stolen on Sunday, December 2nd. As Officer Tomsu was checking the vehicle, residents of 5526 Fontenelle Blvd exited the residence. Officer Tomsu recognized the resident and another white male who then went back inside the house. Officer Tomsu, and additional responding officers made contact with the residents. Officer Tomsu followed up at various locations, and during the course of the investigation, recovered 8 stolen autos.


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 March 2013

Officer Dan Martin


On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:52 p.m., Officer Dan Martin was on patrol near 20th and Leavenworth Street when he observed a white male running out of the 20th Street Liquor and Grocery (1928 Leavenworth) armed with a handgun. 20th Street Liquor had been robbed several times in the previous weeks.


Officer Martin chased the suspect for several blocks. During the foot pursuit, Martin observed that the suspect was continually trying to conceal a handgun in his front hoodie pocket. Martin eventually lost sight of the suspect but had been advising radio of the foot pursuit. Officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. Officers recovered the handgun that the suspect was armed with.


The suspect was interviewed and admitted to committing six robberies including prior robberies of 20th Street Liquor.


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April 2013

Officer Scott Beran

 

Officer Scott Beran received information from a Crime Stoppers tip about parties involved in illegal narcotics sales while in possession of firearms. Officer Beran was able to conduct a follow up investigation into the residence and obtained a search warrant for the property.

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:30 a.m., the Firearms Squad executed a search warrant with the assistance of the SWAT team. Upon entry, officers located three adults and one small child inside of the residence. During the search of the residence officers located a marijuana grow operation, a small amount of cocaine, a small amount of methamphetamine, and 63 firearms.

The small child was placed into protective custody and transported to Project Harmony for placement. Officer Beran interviewed the suspects and was able to earn the cooperation of one of the adult females located inside of the house. Officer Beran was able to obtain information from this interview that lead to two people being arrested for the charges that include, but are not limited to the following; possession of methamphetamine, child neglect, manufacturing marijuana, possession of firearm while manufacturing narcotics.

 

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