268 arrested in Lincoln, Omaha in task force operation

Posted By: Nicole Cousins

ncousins@klkntv.com

A law enforcement task force called "Operation Triple Beam" arrested 268 fugitives, gang members and violent criminals this summer in Omaha and Lincoln.
The U.S. Marshals Service worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the operation that was announced Wednesday.
The operation included 208 felony arrests.
In addition to the arrests, officers seized 101 guns, drugs valued at more than $443,000 and $11,202.35 cash between June 1 and Sept. 1.
Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says the joint effort will help make neighborhoods safer and stronger.
The Lincoln Police Department’s Gang Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, along with U.S. Marshal’s Service conducted extensive research in preparation for the detail.  Below are the results from LPD’s efforts.

Warrants:

  • 25 Misdemeanor warrants
  • 2 Felony warrants
  • 2 Federal indictments 

Additional Arrests:

  • 1 Driving during suspension
  • 2 Possession of controlled substance (felonies)
  • 1 False information
  • 1 Possession of marijuana

Three Search Warrants Served:  

  • 573.82 grams of marijuana seized
  • 30.9 grams THC wax seized
  • 12 gauge shotgun seized (short shotgun)
  • stolen electronics recovered