January 13, 2017
Child Neglect Arrest
On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. Omaha Police Officers were dispatched to “Busy Bee’s” daycare which is located at 3602 F Street, Omaha Nebraska, to investigate a report of child abuse. Upon arrival the officers made contact with a parent of a child that attends the daycare center. The parent stated that when she arrived to pick up her children she observed one of them was sitting in a chair which had a restraining strap. She stated that she observed the child fall and strike his head on table and floor when the chair tipped over. This caused a minor bump to the child’s head however there was no serious injury. Officers on scene viewed the surveillance video and observed that the child was strapped in the chair for approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Officers of the Omaha Police Child Victim’s unit continued the investigation by interviewing the victim’s mother, employees of the daycare, and reviewing the surveillance video. The surveillance video indicates that another child had been strapped in a similar chair for approximately 50 minutes. Both children are seen walking and crawling around the daycare with the chairs strapped to them. The daycare workers do not attend to these children as they walk, crawl, and fall in the chairs they are restrained in. These chairs that were used are wooden and approx. 2 feet high with a cloth/plastic strap that run across the seat. Three employees, including the director were cited for 2 counts of child neglect. The parents of each victim have been notified.
Representatives for the Department of Health and Human Services have been contacted and currently conducting an investigation.
Cited for Child Neglect:
Nicole Halbfass (Director) DOB 11-4-88
Rebecca Jackson DOB 11-1-77
Katyn Charging Thunder DOB 8-12-91
Child Abuse and Neglect is a very serious crime. All allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect are investigated thoroughly. Anyone that has information about Child Abuse and Neglect or other crimes is encouraged to contact their local police agency.