Update: Domestic Disturbance Brings Bomb Squad

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Omaha police have identified two people involved in a late night disturbance which involved an alleged affair, illegal fireworks and the bomb squad.

It began about 9:25 p.m. Monday when one man went to a neighbor’s home to confront him about an alleged affair with his wife. Thirty-five year old Chad Wergin says when he entered the house with permission from another family member, he heard a shotgun being loaded in the basement.

Wergin says as he left the house, his neighbor shot at him striking Wergin’s truck. When police responded and entered the home at 26th & Z, they found a large cache of homemade fireworks. The bomb unit responded to the scene to remove the explosives.

They also arrested the neighbor, identified as 42-year-old James D. Richart, for possessing a gun by a prohibited person, making terroristic threats, first degree assault, and use of a weapon to commit a felony.



Posted July 2 at 12:33 a.m.


A domestic disturbance turned in to a call for the Omaha Bomb Squad Monday night.

Omaha Police say a man went to a neighbor's home at 26th & Z Streets to confront him about a domestic disturbance. When he entered the house with permission from another family member, he said he heard a shotgun being loaded in the basement.

Omaha Police say a witness flagged down officers because the victim's pickup up had been hit by two shotgun blasts.

When officers went inside the home of the suspected shooter, they found a number of homemade fireworks.

The Omaha Bomb Squad was called to dispose of them.


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