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Community Awareness Alert

 

The Omaha Police Department has received complaints regarding people going door to door, claiming to be selling books for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. We have contacted UNO, and they do not have students going door to door selling books. The complaints have ranged from assertive behavior to requests for cash, checks and keys to a car.

 

If someone comes to your door to sell you something, and they seem suspicious, please contact 911, so that we can investigate further. Remember, within the city limits of Omaha, peddlers can only sell door to door between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and they must have a photo ID and a peddlers permit. The only exemption is for "Not for Profit" organizations. For more information on the peddlers' ordinance, you can go to this site:

 

http://www.cityofomaha.org/planning/permits/images/stories/bldg_development/Peddler%20Permit%20Municode.pdf

 

If you are not a member of a Neighborhood Watch Group, please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch by contacting you Crime Prevention Specialist listed below.


NW Precinct – Bridget Fitzpatrick This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 402-444-6478

NE Precinct – Theola Cooper This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 402-444-3367

SE Precinct – Ofelia Robles This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 402-444-7743

SW Precinct – Pam Ehrhart This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 402-444-7928