NOTICES: Holiday Crime & Public Hearings

Notice of Public Hearing RE: Movie Theaters

We have been notified us of a public hearing before the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission on the following proposed text amendment to the Lincoln Municipal Code regarding movie theaters. It is scheduled for public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 13014, amending Section 27.63.630 to allow by special permit in the B‑5 zoning district theater complexes located outside a 6.5‑mile radius from the center of the intersection of 13th and O Streets to have more than six screens; and repealing Section 27.63.630 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.

Please contact Brian Will at 402-441-6362 or if you have any questions.

Seasonal Crime Alert

The Holiday Season will soon be upon us. As we busy ourselves with preparations and shopping, others busy themselves by stealing your things. This year when you are out shopping please keep all of your purchases, electronics, wallets and purses in a locked trunk out of sight. It takes only a few seconds to break a window or open an unlocked door. About 40% of all larceny from autos and burglaries are the result of unlocked or open doors; keeping your doors locked is easy and effective.

Many items that are stolen have serial numbers. Unfortunately many victims do not keep records of their serial numbers. Serial numbers help officers connect stolen property to victims and hold criminals responsible. For tips on how to record serial numbers visit, First click Safety Tips, and then click on Home Inventory Tips. There is also a printable inventory worksheet.

When warming up your vehicle in the morning, please keep the door locked or stay with the vehicle. Your warm unattended vehicle makes a very inviting target for someone on a long cold walk. Most vehicles in Lincoln that are stolen are the result of cars left unlocked with the keys in the vehicle.

Be vigilant in your neighborhoods. On-line purchases that are delivered to your home are convenient for you and those who follow delivery trucks. If you are expecting a high priced item to be delivered, ask for a neighbor to watch for the package so it does not disappear. The simple acts of locking a door and watching your neighborhood can prevent crime.

Happy Holidays,

Sgt. John Walsh #1272
LPD SE Team Detective