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Man runs himself over
A Lincoln man ran himself over
Tuesday while he was trying to
jump start another car.
Brian Hartshorn, 19, drove his
1982 Chevrolet Blazer into posi
tion, nose-to-nose, with another car
on the AAA-1 Havelock Auto and
Truck Sales lot, Lincoln Police Sgt.
Ann Heermann said.
He could not shift his Blazer
into park, so he put it into neutral
and crawled underneath to try to
manipulate the lever on top of the
transmission by hand, police said.
But he slipped the lever into
reverse, and the Blazer ran over his
The Blazer continued west
across an alley before colliding
with the Havelock Flower store,
6013 Havelock Ave., and causing
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Two men beat and robbed
another man in his apartment when
he refused to give a woman more
money Tuesday evening.
The 31-year-old victim told
police that a woman he knows came
to his apartment on the 1300 block
of E Street asking for money for her
sick sister, Heermann said.
He gave her $40, but half an
hour later she was back asking for
When the man refused, two
other men entered the apartment
and attacked him.
One man punched and kicked
him while the other man pinned
him dowm. The woman grabbed his
wallet, and they left.
As they drove away in a dark
vehicle, the victim threw a brick at
their windshield, causing some
damage, police said.
Compiled by senior staff
writer Josh Funk
Residence hall students
warned of holiday theft
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
The holiday shopping season is in
full swing, and thieves are ready to
start shopping in residence halls and
As students prepare to leave cam
pus during the winter break, they
should take precautions to prevent
theft, University Police Sgt. Mylo
“University students are not the
only ones who know semester ends,”
Bushing said. “The thieves know it’s
almost shopping time.”
Theft is the most common crime
on UNL’s campuses with 574 reported
thefts in 1997 and 589 in 1996. There is
usually an increase in theft when stu
dents are leaving for a vacation,
And while students are gone, the
chances of theft increase in the resi
During Thanksgiving break, two
rooms in Abel Hall were broken into,
. and two computers were taken.
The residence halls are patrolled
during the vacation, but with no one
living there, there is greater opportuni
ty for crime. Bushing said.
By taking a few simple precau
tions, students can make it harder for
A prime time for thefts is when stu
dents are loading their cars for vaca
tion, Bushing said.
Students should make sure their
room doors and car doors are locked
while they are making trips to and from
“People tend to get careless during
those trips to the car,” Bushing said,
“and the thieves are watching.”
Also, students should not load their
cars the night before they leave. A fully
loaded car in a dark parking lot is a
prime target for theft.
Those students with valuables in
their rooms such as jewelry, a comput
er or other electronics should consider
taking that property with them,
Anything students can do to make
The thieves know
University Police sergeant
their property less conspicuous to
thieves will help. Simply putting valu
ables in a drawer or tucked away in a
closet makes them less likely to be
If students have to leave valuables
in their room, they should make sure to
record serial numbers and mark the
item as theirs, Bushing said.
Also, before bringing any new
valuables back to campus after the hol
idays, such as Christmas gifts, students
should take care to record the new ser
ial numbers so the property can be
claimed if it happens to be stolen.
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