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The Douglas County board has abandoned a plan to spend $1.85 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to buy a mobile command center for the county sheriff’s office. Sheriff Tim Dunning withdrew his request for the RV-like truck because he said his office couldn’t find a manufacturer who could build and deliver one in 2020, when the federal aid must be spent. Officials had argued that the command center could have helped officials respond to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting mass vaccination efforts in the area.

Omaha World Herald

A former meteorologist is being charged after he allegedly made online terrorist threats to Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour. Officials say 57-year-old Ronald Penzkowski [[pens-cow-ski]] was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of terroristic threats and stalking related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says they're currently investigating threatening emails that Penzkowski allegedly sent under a hidden identity.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Gets New Motorcycles

Aug 6, 2019

(Douglas County, NE)  --  Douglas County sheriff's deputies will have a new way to catch reckless motorcyclists this week.  The Omaha World-Herald reports the sheriff's office recently purchased two new BMW patrolling motorcycles intended to help catch speeding motorcycles.  The sheriff's office intends to buy two more bikes in the future.  The first batch of bikes will begin patrolling this week.

Motorcycle Crackdown

Aug 1, 2019

(Douglas County, NE)  --  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is keeping an eye on reckless motorcycle riders.  Officials say deputies are cracking down on motorcyclists who are popping wheelies.  The sheriff's office says motorcyclists who ride only on their back tires pose a risk to other drivers who may not see their headlights.  Prosecutors say people convicted of willful reckless driving face up to 90 days in jail.