LPD arrests teen on warrant; facing multiple charges

Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 5:07 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Officers with the Lincoln Police Department arrested a teenager over the weekend who had an outstanding warrant.

According to LPD, officers were dispatched Saturday night around 7:15 p.m. to the Walmart at 27th and Jamie Lane.

Officers said a 16-year-old had an outstanding warrant and they were told he was in a car in the store’s parking lot.

LPD said when officers tried taking the 16-year-old into custody, the teen punched the officer a number of times in the face and tried running away. 

Police said after chasing the teen, officers were able to put him in custody. 

According to police, when officers questioned the other people in the vehicle, they indicated that the teen’s backpack was still on the floor where he had been seated and they believed it may have had a gun in it. 

Police said they found a Glock 9mm handgun with five magazines in the backpack. According to police, this is one of the three firearms stolen from a south Lancaster County property.

LPD said while being transported to jail, the teen kicked the interior of the cruiser causing $1,000 to a camera system. 

The 16-year-old was turned over to staff at the Youth Attention Center and referred for carrying a concealed weapon, vandalism, assault on a police officer and his outstanding juvenile warrant.  

LPD said the officer suffered bruises and abrasions; however, they did not require treatment at a medical facility.

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