Five boys burglarized the home of Omaha City Councilman Garry Gernandt on Monday, police said.
Officers who responded to the house near 17th and Ontario Streets about 1:30 p.m. for a burglary in progress heard noises coming from inside the house.
They found the boys — two are 14, two are 15 and one is 17— and arrested them, a police spokeswoman said.
The Police Department declined to release the boys’ names, as it does in all cases in which a suspect is younger than 18 and could be charged in juvenile court.
Three of the boys are on probation for burglary, and the movements of one is tracked by a device on his ankle, the spokeswoman said.
A gun that was taken in another burglary was recovered at or near Gernandt’s house, police said. The 17-year-old boy was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Detectives are investigating whether the boys are involved in other burglaries.
Gernandt has been a member of the City Council since 2001. He represents District 4.