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Press Releases

August 25th Press Release

Aug 25, 2022


On August 24, 2022, Norfolk Police responded four separate times to an apartment in the 400 block of Omaha Avenue for disturbances.  The disturbance was between Timothy J. Lewis, 36, of Norfolk, and his female roommate. During one call earlier in the day, Lewis was cited for criminal mischief for cutting the refrigerator power cord. During the course of this last call between the two,…

August 24th Press Release

Aug 24, 2022


On August 23, 2022, Norfolk Police investigated a burglary that occurred overnight, at a business in the 2000 block of West Pasewalk Avenue.  The suspect was caught on surveillance video breaking into a drawer that contained a cash box and removing the cash.  He had a distinctive neck tattoo.  Staff suspected that the individual was part of the nighttime cleaning crew.  Officers had contact…

August 22nd Press Release

Aug 22, 2022


On August 19, 2022 at 6:13 p.m., Norfolk Police were called to a business in the 900 block of Riverside Boulevard to recover drugs that had been located in a delivery car.  A baggie containing methamphetamine and a clear glass pipe, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, were located inside a delivery car.  It was determined that the items belonged to John R. Chadek, 57, of Norfolk.  When…

August 16th Press Release

Aug 16, 2022


On August 15, 2022 at 10:12 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to a business in the 1300 block of Norfolk Avenue for a counterfeit bill.  Employees advised that a male attempted to purchase a bottle of vodka with a counterfeit $100 bill.  The officer examined the bill.  The bill stated "PLAY MONEY" on various parts of the bill and it was easily recognizable that it was not a real $100 bill.…

August 10th Press Release

Aug 10, 2022

 On August 9, 2022 at 8:40 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to the Nebraska State Probation Office for a client driving there without a required car ignition interlock device in her vehicle.  Officers had contact with staff and Katherine A. Hansen, 31, of Stanton.  During this contact, officers detected alcohol coming from her and she was questioned about alcohol consumption.  She was also requested…

Missing Juveniles Found Press Release

Aug 08, 2022

 Lincoln Police recovered Norfolk missing juveniles, Shaylynn Janis and Skie Eden on August 7, 2022.

August 6th Press Release

Aug 08, 2022

 On August 6, 2022 at 7:28 a.m., Norfolk Police responded to a shots fired call in the 900 block of South 3rd Street. Officers arrived and determined that several firearm shots were directed at a house. Bullet holes were documented in the home and shell casings recovered. No injuries were reported. A vehicle, and person of interest, was identified. 


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August 8th Press Release

Aug 08, 2022

On August 7, 2022, at 12:14 a.m., Norfolk Police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue for a disturbance.  It was reported that Brent A. Janzen, 26, of Norfolk, had returned home and was intoxicated.  He was very upset and broke a glass cutting board and a large glass cooking pot lid. He was argumentative with family members and wanted to assault them.  Officers had contact…

August 5th Press Release

Aug 05, 2022

On August 4, 2022 at 8:21 p.m., Norfolk police responded to a hotel in the 900 block of South 20th Street for a trespassing report.  When officers arrived, they had contact with hotel staff.  Staff indicated that Megan M. Mahlin, 38, of Madison, failed to pay for an additional night and she was past checkout. Staff requested that officers remove Mahlin from the property and give her a trespass warning.…

August 2 Press Release

Aug 03, 2022

On August 2, 2022 at 5:21 p.m., Norfolk Police and Norfolk Fire & Rescue responded to a one-vehicle injury accident in the 1000 block of South 13th Street.  A white Dodge pickup was northbound through the parking lot of 1020 S. 13th Street.  It continued north, driving between the legs of the business’s sign, and drove into corporation gulch.  A Nebraska State Trooper happened to be at the business…