October 24, 2014

Two men charged in deadly home invasion in Bellevue

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Kendrick Dalia

Bellevue police have arrested two men in connection to a deadly shooting during a home invasion this past weekend.

Detectives believe that four people went to an apartment building at 18th and Main Street around 9 pm Saturday to commit a robbery.

Detectives say Tyrell Dalia was armed with a stolen handgun and crawled through a bedroom window at one of the units. While inside the apartment he was confronted by the resident, 21 year old Adam Walker, who had grabbed his gun and fired a shot hitting and killing Dalia. Walker is not facing charges at this time.

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson

Detectives say 19 year old Jordan Thompson and Kendrick Dalia, both of Bellevue, were two of the four involved in the break-in. Both face charges of robbery, conspiracy and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

The fourth individual has not yet been identified and the investigation continues.

Lincoln woman charged with leaving scene of fatal August accident

A 34-year-old Lincoln woman faces a variety of charges in connection with the death of her friend who fell out of the sunroof of her sports utility vehicle in August.

Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Lindsey McCallister has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, tampering with evidence, and drunk driving.

Flood says the charges stem from the August 24th death of 27-year-old James “Jamie” Rubio. Rubio climbed out of the sunroof of the SUV and fell to his death.

McCallister initially told police she left the scene, because she had forgotten her cell phone. The investigation discovered McCallister had made several calls and sent several texts after the accident. None were to police.

McCallister requested a neighbor check on Rubio’s welfare. The neighbor found the body and called police.

McCallister turned herself in without incident.

Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this article.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – BBB scam alert

This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska is doing everything they can to help consumers and businesses do a better job securing their personal information. President and CEO Jim Hegarty says after big data breaches at businesses and restaurants they are holding a seminar on Thursday in Omaha.  

Hegarty says they are partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance and will hold a program this Thursday, October 23rd. He says consumers and businesses can come and spend a couple hours with representatives with the FBI, Homeland Security and Nebraska’s security officer. They will share information on how to protect your personal information from large data breaches that happened at Target, Jimmy Johns, Chase and Home Depot. The program starts at 7:30 at Mammel Hall at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. The event is free and breakfast will be served.

Hegarty also wants consumers to be alert to possible scams surrounding the Ebola scare. He says be very careful clicking on email alerts or warnings about the virus. He says some could contain malware. He says those wanting to donate to Ebola relief efforts should only do so through reputable charities.

With the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, Hegarty says fans may also be victimized. Those wanting to buy tickets online need to check the seller’s history to see if he or she has a good reputation. Those buying tickets to auction sites also need to be very careful. He issues this reminder – if the deal is too good to be true it probably is.

High-speed chase ends in Omaha without incident

WDodgePursuit1A high-speed chase in which the fleeing vehicle ran through spike strips and kept going ended without incident about half an hour after it began in Dodge County.

The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Terence Dean of Omaha has been taken to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of minor injuries. He faces charges for fleeing from a Dodge County deputy who pulled him over and running from law enforcement.

Troopers responded shortly after noon today to reports of a possible assault and kidnapping in Scribner. They came upon the deputy who had pulled over a sports utility vehicle near Hooper on Highway 275. The SUV took off from that traffic stop. The chase began.

The SUV headed eastbound on 275, reaching speeds of 80 to 85 miles per hour as troopers pursued. The vehicle then headed east on Highway 6/Dodge Street, running over the spike strips near 168th and Dodge in Omaha. The strips shredded one rear tire, slowing the vehicle to around 55 mph.

Four NSP units boxed in the vehicle as it headed east onto the elevated Dodge Expressway. The vehicle crashed into one unit, and then hit the three others before coming to a stop near 126th and Dodge.

Iowa fugitive captured in northeast Nebraska

A fugitive from northwest Iowa is back in custody after being captured in northeast Nebraska.

Cletus Armell was listed as an escapee from a Sioux City work release facility back on July 14th.

The Iowa Department of Corrections reports the 42-year-old Armell was found in Dakota County, Nebraska over the weekend and is now booked in the Woodbury County (Iowa) Jail.

Records show Armell previously escaped from a residential work release center in Sioux City in 2012. He was captured a short time later.

His original prison sentence in 2004 was for armed robbery.