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Monday, April 4, 2011

Dangerous Duty In NE

Here's the story from KETV News 7:

OMAHA, Neb. -- Police said no one was hurt, but two tow truck operators were threatened at gunpoint early Friday morning in midtown Omaha.Investigators said the incident took place near 38th and Farnam streets around 3:45 a.m.As the two operators were loading a car onto the flatbed of their tow truck, three men confronted them, police said. The owner of the car and the owner's boyfriend argued they didn't have enough money to pay the towing fee and then pulled out a gun and threatened the truck operators, according to investigators. Bullet holes found in tow truck's windshield.Police said to two towing company employees went to another tow truck to leave and the man with the gun fired multiple times into the cab of the first tow truck.Officers said, as they arrived, they spotted someone tossing a gun as he ran off. They recovered the weapon and then took Kenneth Hatch, 24, into custody. Hatch is now facing charges of possession of a stolen firearm and terroristic threats, investigators said.Officers said they were given permission to search the apartment where the men came from and found another stolen handgun and some marijuana. Investigators said Kyle Hauder, 22, is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and for an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.

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