OMAHA NEB. (KMTV) — After receiving more than 10 complaints, Omaha Police cited Wheatfields for not following the mask mandate. The business was cited on Dec. 11.
Roughly two weeks earlier, 3 News Now Investigators reported the restaurant received the most mask mandate complaints out of any business in Omaha. Back in November, the I-Team visited Wheatfields and spoke to the owner, Ronald Popp, who was not wearing a mask at the time.
According to the police report, Popp was “not wearing a face covering while in the area of staff, food prep, as well as the public.” Police also reported another employee not wearing a face covering.
The total amount of fines given appears to be $75. In addition to citing both for not wearing a mask, Popp was also cited for not requiring masks at his establishment. Each citation carries a fine of $25.
OPD noted they had personally received several calls in addition to the prior 10 complaints they had received.
Since the business’s citation, one additional complaint has been filed. 3 News Now contacted Popp, who declined to comment.