The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 07, 1995, Page 3, Image 3

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    Mistaken identity
causes media stir
By Jeff Zeleny
Senior Reporter
A familiar name broadcast on a
police scanner Monday turned the
Lincoln rumor mill to high speed.
Shortly after noon Monday, a resi
dent of a southeast Lincoln home called
police and said that a “Tommy Frazier”
refused to leave the house. When po
lice arrived, the resident said every
thing was under control.
“That person was not there when
officers arrived. That ended the inves
tigation,” said Assistant Lincoln Po
lice Chief John Becker.
There is no indication that the man
on the police broadcast is the same
“Tommie Frazier” as the Heisman
Trophy candidate. However, the me
dia jumped when they heard the two
words ring out.
A “Tommy Frazier” and a “Tom
Fraser” also are listed in the Lincoln
telephone directory. At the time the
police call was made, the well-known
Frazier was being examined at a Lin
coln hospital, Nebraska coach Tom
Osborne said.
Nevertheless, a flood of media
called police.
The rumor spread to the Nebraska
Athletic Department by about 3:30
p.m., Osborne said. He took the mat
ter in stride following Monday’s foot
ball practice.
“With the reputation we have and
being ranked number one, we will
have a lot of scrutiny,” Osborne said.
“This is part of it.”
Osborne said when he was con
tacted by University Police Chief Ken
Cauble, he investigated the rumor with
the Lincoln police chief.
“I called Tom Casady. He said they
checked it out, but as far as they were
concerned there was nothing to it. I
said, ‘Well good,”’ Osborne said.
Police have no idea which man the
broadcast was intended for — or if
there ever was an emergency.
“ We have not made any arrests and
we have not anticipated making any
arrests,” Becker said.
Osborne said he discussed the mat
ter with Frazier before practice.
“He said it is just wild,” Osborne
said of Frazier.
Staff Reporter Mike Kiuck contributed
to this report.
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Law & Order
Hurricane’s troubles continue
By Jeff Zeleny
Senior Reporter
More than $ 12,000 worth of elec
tronic equipment and liquor was
stolen from The Hurricane over the
weekend, police said.
“It appeared in general that it
had been ransacked,” said police
Sgt. Ann Heermann. “The place
was kind of a mess, I guess.”
The Hurricane, 1118 0 St., has
recently been under scrutiny from
the Lincoln City Council and the
state liquor commission. The coun
cil revoked the bar’s liquor license
last month. The bar’s appeal will be
heard Thursday by the state liquor
Police said $440 worth of prop
erty damage was done to the inside
of the club. There were no signs of
forced entry, Heermann said. Bar
employees are being routinely ques
tioned, she said.
Holes were punched into the
walls and ceiling, glasses and ash
trays were smashed throughout the
building and a door to a liquor
storage room also was damaged,
Heermann said.
Nancy Sevage, a co-owner of
the bar, reported the damage to
police early Friday morning. Police
have identified no suspects in the
felony theft case. Hurricane man
agement did not return telephone
calls seeking comment Monday.
Sexual Assault
Dwayne Greer was charged
Monday with nine felony counts in
connection with the Friday rape of
a UNL freshman and the August
burglary of her apartment.
Greer, 920 F St., was being held
in the Lancaster County jail on $1
million bond. He was formally
charged Monday with first-degree
sexual assault, first-degree false
imprisonment, second-degree as
sault, two counts of burglary and
four counts of use of a weapon to
commit a felony.
Police allege Greer entered the
19-year-old student’s apartment
about 4:45 a.m. Friday at 17th and
B streets and attacked her while she
was sleeping. According to police,
the student was tied with a tele
phone cord and stabbed twice in the
leg when she began screaming.
Police began to suspect Greer
when an officer saw a man that
matched the rape suspect’s descrip
tion near Ninth and F streets about
5 a.m. Friday.
According to court documents,
when police served a search war
rant on Greer’s apartment they dis
covered a cellular phone that
matched a phone stolen from the
apartment. Bloody jeans also were
found in Greer’s apartment, the
court document stated.
Greer, 25, will appear in court
Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.
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