The Omaha Police Department has been investigating an assault near the Omaha Cinco de Mayo event that has gained significant attention through social media and caused concern for citizens about attending community events.
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:15 p.m. Omaha Police responded to a property damage accident at 23rd and F Street. It was determined that a 14-year-old female driving a Dodge Caliber was driving north on 23rd Street and ran the stop sign, colliding with a Jeep that was traveling eastbound on F Street. The 14-year-old female complained of head and hand pain, and said she had been running from a physical altercation prior to the accident.
OFD medics transported the female to the Nebraska Medical Center. Officers issued a juvenile street release citation to the 14-year-old for No Driver’s License and Failure to Yield Right of Way.
Officers continued to follow up on the 14-year-old female’s claim of being assaulted by a large group.
Investigators have determined that the 14-year-old female and another juvenile female made arrangements to meet up and fight. This fight was captured on video and shared on social media. During the fight, a third juvenile female is seen kicking the 14-year-old female. At the end of the fight, the 14-year-old female fled in the vehicle that she eventually crashed at 23rd and F Street. She received minor injuries during the accident. Initial claims that a large crowd followed the vehicle, and beat on the vehicle, were determined to be false.
Officers have interviewed one of the juvenile females involved in the fight with the 14-year-old female. That female has been juvenile street released for 3rd-Degree Assault. The 14-year-old female will face additional charges of 3rd-Degree Assault and False Information. Officers are still attempting to identify the third female involved in the altercation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.
The OPD wants to ensure citizens that we take any and all measures to provide a safe environment at community events. Anyone who has concerns or witnesses illegal activity at such events is reminded, “if you see something, say something” and report the activity to police.