Thursday, January 12, 2012

No such luck

I was in Austin, TX yesterday morning, with a team from the Nebraska College Partnership, attending a meeting of 38 college coalitions with similar aims from around the country. Part of my role was to present about the work that led to the results I highlighted in yesterday's post.

I had Good Morning America on the tube as I was packing yesterday morning, when this story came on. Wow, did that crime sound familiar. I recalled an attempted bank robbery in Lincoln several years ago with a similar modus operandi. I also remembered that the perpetrator had been involved in a series of similar robberies involving explosives and hostages in the Denver metropolitan area prior to his arrest in Lincoln. Was there any chance that this guy had been released? Could he be out there again, plying his old trade? I jotted down the name of the Sheriff in Betonville, AK for a possible email contact and bolted for breakfast.

During the introductory remarks for the morning, I found the case: A4-015773, February 11th, 2004, identified my guy and jumped on the Bureau of Prisons Federal inmate locator. Looks like Mr. Huber is still incarcerated in Leavenworth. So much for that theory. Nonetheless, the fact that I was able to pull out my iPad and do this research before finishing my croissant during the opening minutes at the morning plenary is a pretty impressive example of how mobile information technology has changed our world.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Director. That was almost like real police work!

Tom Casady said...



Anonymous said...

Speaking of "bogus bombs"...remember Michael Ealey's second robbery at Westgate Bank, 17th and South. He is supposed to be in a medium security facility in Arkansas. (your link to the recent story out of Arkansas is not correct so I'm not sure what the MO was this time.)

Anonymous said...

Wow...........if you can do all that off your Ipad before breakfast, perhaps you could answer this question from your post on 12-30-2011? Thanks....

Anonymous said...
Mr. Director,

Question off topic. Since it has been a year now since Park & Go took over downtown parking from LPD, how have they done revenue wise from previous years that LPD was handling things? Was this a good move for the City? Thanks!

December 30, 2011 9:21 PM

Tom Casady said...


I really don't know. I thought there was an article in the paper about it last fall, I think, that said the numbers and revenue were about the same or up a little, but I can't find it.

Anonymous said...


I am scrounging around for a couple old cars to build a project I have in the planning.
I need a VW Rabbit with a four or five speed transaxle from 1976 to 1982. I know there are several of them still running and registered in Lancaster County because I have seen a few. Is there a database of titled vehicles that I could search through to locate these vehicles? I know this is a bit off topic for your blog but I can't think of anyone more knowledgeable on databases than you.

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