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Police link teens to burglary
By Matthew Waite
Five teen-agers were arrested
Thursday in connection with a recent
burglary of firearms from a local pawn
shop. . '■■■• '. ' v,;
lirfcoln Police arrested 19-year-old
John Nguyen, of 4101 S. 27th St, for
die Jan. 10 burglary of 58 firearms
from Acher Arms-Pawn, 1334 S. 33sd
St. He also was cited for carrying a
| concealed weapon, possessing a sto
\ len firearm and discharging a firearpn
■- within city limjts. J* - r
’ On Wednesday moming^a obigh
» bor in. the area of 2627 RSt. rqpoctbd
r someone had fired a gun in a partehg
- tot^Tltewoman looked outside*>f hir
^ house and watched an Asian BflhJefc
r a handgun in a westerly directpn^
* .The woman reported hearirig three
- shots fired, but only witnessed one.
^ She did, however, give police a de
' scription of the man’s car.
, That’s what unraveled the case,
Sgt. Ann Heennann said. She said
based on the description of the car and
the man who fired the gun, police be
lieved they knew who it was.
Officers stopped the car near 21st
and M streets at about 10 a.m. Thurs
day. When officers searched the car
and the five people in it, they started
All five in the car were arrested,
including Nguyen, the car’s owner.
Also arrested were:
■ Deon Greenfield, 18, of 1500 S.
Folsom St., who was arrested for pos
session of a stolen firearm and carry
ing a concealed weapon.
■ Vu Quoc Nguyen, 18, of 350N.
28th St., who was arrested for posses
sion of a stolen firearm, carrying a
concealed firearm and discharging a
firearm within the city limits.
■ Eric Rogers, 19, of 4527 N.W.
50th St., who was arrested for posses
sion of a stolen firearm and carrying a
Three of the guns in the car were
stolen from Acher Arms-Pawn,
Heermann said. Another passenger, a
16-year-old female who was not in
possession of one of the stolen guns,
was arrested for carrying a concealed
Police obtained a search warrant
for Nguyen’s home at 4101 S. 27th St.,
where they recovered 10 guns from
While officers were searching the
house, a car pulled up and picked up
two people who were staying at the
house. Heermann said officers then
pulled over that car at 27th and
Stockwell streets around 3:30 p.m.
There, Son Linh Mai, 17, of 4101
S. 27th St., threw a gun out the win
dow, apparently attempting to hide it
from officers. He was arrested for pos
session of a stolen firearm — another
of the Acher Arms-Pawn guns.
Including the 14 guns police recov
ered Thursday, the St. Louis Police
Department reported finding one of the
Acher Arms-Pawn guns there.
Heermann said officers were work
ing on finding the remaining 43 guns.
East Union observes 20 years
By Lindsay Young
Emerging from a small area with
just a deli and a lounge, the Nebraska
East Union will celebrate the 20th an
niversary of its much larger and more
accessible building this week,
f In 1947, nine years after the open
ing of the Nebraska Union in 1938,
residents of East Campus received
their first union facility in the basement
of what is now the recreation center.
Daryl Swanson, Nebraska Unions
director, said that after several years
of constant tension, the East Campus
residents wep promised a union.
jJBut because of increased enroll
ment on the City Campus, Nebraska
Union was renovated and extended
twice before the Nebraska East Union
was built in 1977.
The Nebraska East Union features
a six-lane bowling alley, a cafeteria
used by Burr-Fedde residence hall resi
dents, a bank, home economics class
rooms and offices, a Student Involve
ment office, health center facilities and
a catering service for both unions.
Ray Koziol, assistant director for
opportunities in the Nebraska East
Union, said the union’s best feature
was its architecture.
Rich Caruso, coordinator of cam
pus programs, said events in the Ne
braska East Un|pn are-always success
ful and attract umber of stu
A 2 „
Events planned for the anniversary
will take students back to the union’s
inaugural year with prices set at what
they would have been in 1977.
Today, bowling will be featured at
50 cents a game with 25 cents for shoe
rentals. Pool will be played at $1.20.
On Wednesday, free cake will be
served outside the bakery. Whoever
finds the one piece of cake with an
edible prize will receive a free catered
dinner for two in the Nebraska East
Union. Other special food prices will
be offered through the week.
There will also be a daily drawing
for a free cafeteria lunch and a draw
ing on Friday for a four-person bowl
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