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Officers on routine patrol locate stolen firearms and a large bomb.

Updated: Jan 22

A Friday morning routine patrol leads Omaha Police Northwest Precinct officers to locate stolen guns and a large bomb.


Officers were on patrol when they located a pickup truck near 48th and Boyd streets with a license plate that did not match the vehicle.


Police made contact with 33-year-old Destiny Miller and 60-year-old Patrick Lenz inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the pickup truck was stolen out of Iowa.


A search of the vehicle led officers to locate two stolen handguns inside of a backpack. An additional unregistered handgun was located concealed on Lenz.


During the vehicle search officers also discovered a large pipe bomb.


The Omaha Police Department Bomb Response Unit responded to the scene and rendered the device safe.


During the investigation officers learned both Lenz and Miller were convicted felons.


Lenz was booked into Douglas County Corrections on three counts of weapon possession by a prohibited person-gun, three counts of carrying a concealed weapon-gun, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, one count of unlawful occupancy and one count of first degree possession of explosives.


Miller was booked into Douglas County Corrections on two counts of weapon possession by a prohibited person-gun second offense, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon-gun, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of theft by receiving stolen property over $5,000 and one count of first degree possession of explosives.




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