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April 16, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol participated in a nationwide campaign last weekend, intended to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” campaign ran from April 8-12 in communities across the country. “As technology continues to be an ever-present part of life, raising awareness regarding distracted driving is increasingly important,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “This effort not only focuses on patrolling Nebraska...
April 16, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance of the Omaha Police Department, have arrested a suspect following a pursuit in west Omaha. At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Buick Regal driving with no license plates near 132nd Street and West Center Road. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop and fled northbound on 132nd Street. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle then fled eastbound on Dodge, with speeds in excess of...
April 6, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol and Gage County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths of two people who were found deceased at a residence in rural Gage County, near Blue Springs. Tuesday morning, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call regarding two deceased individuals at a residence at 628 E. Oak Road, outside of Blue Springs. Upon arrival at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol. At the residence, investigators located a...
Alcohol Inspections
April 5, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
During the evening hours of Friday, April 2, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln County. In total, 16 businesses were inspected. Three of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 19 percent. Only one of the businesses failed to check the minor’s identification. The businesses included liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars. This project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the...
March 30, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Colorado man following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 near Scottsbluff. The crash occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. MT Monday, when a Hyundai Santa Fe and Audi A4 were both traveling on Highway 92, west of Scottsbluff. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of the Audi intentionally struck the Hyundai several times, causing the Hyundai to roll and come to rest on the roof of the vehicle. Troopers and officers...
March 29, 2021
South Sioux City, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a South Sioux City man following an investigation in a reported sexual assault of a child. On Friday, March 26, Nathan Rogers, 25, of South Sioux City, was arrested for 1st degree sexual assault of a child. He was arrested without incident at his residence in South Sioux City. The arrest follows an investigation that began on March 3. Rogers was lodged in Dakota County Corrections. ###
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March 24, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man after locating a missing Maine juvenile at a rest area near Brady. A missing persons alert had been issued for the 15 year old girl in Maine. On Tuesday, March 23, NSP received information from the Lewiston Police Department in Maine that a missing juvenile may be traveling with another person through Nebraska. Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle, a Ford Mustang, at the Brady rest area, near mile marker 194 on...
March 22, 2021
Superior, NEB.
A wanted subject was arrested Sunday following a standoff at a residence in Superior. The operation began with an investigation by the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday morning, the Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team to serve an arrest warrant on an individual at a home at 224 Collett Street in Superior. The suspect, identified as Clint Younger, 38, was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. After repeated announcements were...
March 19, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested two people as part of an ongoing investigation into a report of child abuse in Morrill County. The incident was first reported to the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office in February, and the Nebraska State Patrol was requested to investigate. The three-year-old victim has suffered multiple injuries, including bruising, swelling, and lacerations. On March 8, Brooke Stuart, 24, of Bridgeport...
March 17, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Imperial man following an investigation into child pornography. On Tuesday, March 16, investigators arrested Bill Whitlow, 53, of Imperial, for possession and distribution of child pornography. The investigation began when NSP received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Investigators served a search warrant on a residence at 211 W. 5th Street in Imperial last week. That search resulted in the...
St. Patrick's Day
March 16, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be on patrol for impaired drivers during a special St. Patrick’s Day enforcement campaign. NSP joins numerous law enforcement agencies across Nebraska and throughout the country in urging everyone to have a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day. The campaign runs on Wednesday, March 17, and includes troopers from across Nebraska. “Safe driving is never about luck. It’s about making wise decisions,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the...
NSP Cruiser
March 16, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 22 impaired drivers during a special enforcement effort surrounding the Nebraska state high school basketball tournaments. In this campaign, troopers performed high-visibility patrols in an effort to maintain safe roadways for the large number of travelers from around Nebraska going to and from Lincoln for the NSAA basketball tournaments. During the week of the boys state tournaments, troopers made 22 arrests for driving under the...
Nebraska and Iowa Troopers
March 15, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The statewide law enforcement agencies of neighboring states are uniting to urge motorists to slow down following a year of excessive speeding across a five-state region. The Arkansas State Police, Iowa State Patrol, Kansas Highway Patrol, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Nebraska State Patrol all report a dramatic increase in excessive speeding citations that began around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We communicate regularly with our law enforcement partners in neighboring states,...
Captain Doggett
March 9, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Dan Doggett to the rank of Captain and the position of Commander of the Carrier Enforcement Division. “Captain Doggett has been a proven leader for the Nebraska State Patrol for many years,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His experience, leadership, and wealth of knowledge are valuable assets for our agency and will be beneficial to our Carrier Enforcement teammates.” Doggett...
March 4, 2021
(Hastings, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details in its investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Hastings. The suspect, Seth Burge, faces four felony charges in connection to the incident. Immediately following the incident, the Hastings Police Department requested that the Nebraska State Patrol conduct the investigation. The investigation has included crime scene investigation, interviews, and examination of footage from the officers’ body-worn cameras and security...
770 LBs of Marijuana
March 4, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two California men after locating 770 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday near Seward. At approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a cargo van speeding and failing to signal as it traveled eastbound on Interstate 80, near mile marker 375. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the van. A search of the vehicle revealed 770 pounds of marijuana, concealed in the cargo...
March 1, 2021
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested a Lexington man following a pursuit and search this morning in Dawson County. At approximately 2:55 a.m. Monday, a trooper observed a westbound Chrysler 300 speeding on Highway 30 near Lexington. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle turned northbound on Road 428. The...
March 1, 2021
(Hastings, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol has filed an arrest warrant in Adams County Court as part its ongoing investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Hastings. The arrest warrant for Seth Burge, 28, of Hastings, includes possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and possession of methamphetamine. All four counts are felonies. Burge remains hospitalized in Lincoln following Saturday’s incident. The...
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February 26, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with both the Omaha Police Department and Lincoln Police Department, arrested two Lincoln men Thursday evening, following a pursuit that ended in Lincoln. At approximately 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Omaha Police officers alerted troopers that a stolen Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County. As troopers responded, OPD’s Able-1 followed the vehicle as it continued westbound on Interstate 80. Troopers attempted a...
6 pounds of meth
February 26, 2021
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have arrested two people after locating six pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Hamilton County. At approximately 9:00 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Nissan Versa fail to stop at a stop sign after it exited Interstate 80 at the Hampton interchange, at mile marker 338. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed six pounds of methamphetamine, as well less than an ounce of marijuana. The...

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