Jan 21, 2020 5:33 PM

Suspect arrested after ramming NSP cruiser in Omaha pursuit

Posted Jan 21, 2020 5:33 PM

OMAHA-Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Omaha Police Department, took four people into custody after a pursuit in Omaha overnight. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed a trooper’s cruiser.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. Monday, a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda 6 near the intersection of N 52nd Street and Grand Avenue. The vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver refused to stop and began traveling at a high rate of speed turning westbound on Hartman Avenue. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle fled on various streets through the area until the trooper was able to perform a tactical vehicle intervention on Blair High Road near Crown Point Avenue. After the vehicle came to a stop, the driver attempted to flee again and rammed the trooper’s cruiser.

At that point, troopers and officers from OPD immediately took the driver and three passengers into custody. Troopers found what appeared to be a handgun on the floor of the vehicle. It was later determined to be a pellet gun.

The driver, Reginald Bell III, 19, of Omaha, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, theft by unlawful taking, firearm possession and transport, and first-degree assault on an officer. Bell was lodged in Douglas County Corrections.

Two of the three passengers were juveniles. The 17-year-old male and 16-year-old female had been reported missing from other states. Arrangements are being made for each. The third passenger was released.

The entire pursuit lasted approximately six minutes.

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Stargazing woman who fell off bridge taken to Omaha hospital

WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) - A woman who fell off a bridge while stargazing has been transferred from a Lincoln hospital to one in Omaha, authorities said.

Lindsay Kroger, 37, of rural Lincoln, had gone with five other people to the bridge about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) southeast of Waverly to look at the sky early Sunday morning. She leaned back, thinking there was a support piece behind her but instead fell 27 feet (8.2 meters) to the ice below, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said.

She was flown to a Lincoln hospital and then sent Monday to the Omaha facility.