Pursuits Lead to Multiple Arrests Sunday in Omaha

Pursuits Lead to Multiple Arrests Sunday in Omaha

August 23, 2021
Omaha, NEB.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested multiple people following multiple pursuits Sunday evening.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. Sunday, a trooper observed a motorcycle driving recklessly on Interstate 680 near Dodge Street. The motorcycle was speeding, splitting between other vehicles, and passing on the shoulder. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit but discontinued the pursuit shortly thereafter as the NSP Aviation Support Division began tracking the motorcycle from the air.

NSP pilots tracked the motorcycle as it continued driving recklessly through portions of west Omaha until it came to an apartment complex near 129th and Q streets. Pilots directed patrol units to that location, where the rider then fled on foot. Troopers and Omaha Police Officers were able to apprehend the subject after a short foot pursuit. The rider, Lenn Farley, 32, of Papillion, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and an outstanding warrant from Hall County. He was lodged in Douglas County Jail.

Later, at approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a trooper located a vehicle that had previously fled a traffic stop with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office. The trooper attempted a traffic stop in a parking lot near the 84th Street interchange of Interstate 80. The vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, refused to stop and fled westbound on Interstate 80. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle turned northbound onto Interstate 680, then westbound on West Center Road. Near 119th and Center, the trooper was able to successfully perform a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop. The driver was then taken into custody without incident. Troopers then discovered four children in the vehicle as well. No injuries were reported. The driver then provided false identifying information to the troopers.

The driver, Tiara Cook, 32, of Omaha, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, child abuse/neglect, no operator’s license, and false reporting. Cook was lodged in Douglas County Jail. The children were placed with family.

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