The Lincoln Lancaster County Crime Stoppers recently honored Sgt. Ryan Schmuecker of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office as the Crime Stoppers Deputy of the Year at Lincoln South Rotary’s Tribute to First Responders.
A web tip was submitted to Crime Stoppers regarding a convicted felon who had outstanding warrants for his arrest. This tip was assigned to Schmuecker, who supervises the Metro Fugitive Task Force, a multi-agency group of law enforcement officers whose basic duty is to locate and apprehend fugitives with violent felony warrants.
One day after the tip was received, the wanted fugitive was located at an address provided by the tipster and taken into custody without incident. He was lodged in jail on six outstanding warrants. His arrest also cleared seven other broadcasts for theft, and a hold was placed on him for Minnesota authorities. This subject is still in jail. His girlfriend was also arrested on another outstanding broadcast.
The information provided to Crime Stoppers was instrumental in helping the Task Force apprehend this dangerous fugitive and bring him to justice.
Anonymous tips can be left at lincolncrimestoppers.com or 402-475-3600.