A crime spree in west Omaha Thursday night is leaving neighbors and authorities searching for a possible connection. Two stolen cars were totaled, a license plate and a set of golf clubs were stolen.
“I heard a crash and my house shook,” said Donna Schipley. “And I saw two lights and a vehicle but I couldn't see it well.”
She called 911 and soon discovered that whoever was involved in the crash fled the scene near 140th and Burdette.
“The windshield was broken, there had to be two people and their heads had to be pretty bad,” said Schipley.
The crime actually started here at the bottom of the hill when a neighbor called in two suspects who were trying to break into a trailer. The two suspects fled the scene straight up the hill about 60 miles an hour. They were driving a stolen SUV with stolen plates.
Oddly enough, there was a similar scene a few hours later near 178th and Orchard.
“I happened to notice a truck down here completely destroyed. The front was pushed up all the way to the windshield,” said Brent Osborne.
Osborne saw the aftermath on his way to work Thursday. He says it was a red truck that someone crashed into a tree. The red truck was stolen from a home nearby.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department isn't saying if these incidents are related. However, they do confirm that just after 5:00 am Thursday, someone reported a suspicious party near 174th and Center and 179th and J. They located and arrested two teens. They had no shirts on and had bloody faces. One had a set of stolen golf clubs.
They admitted to stealing the red truck but said they were not connected to the crash near 140th and Burdette.