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NSP Pink Patch
October 3, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is proud to announce a redesigned pink patch for this year’s Pink Patch Project. October marks the return of the Pink Patch Project for many law enforcement agencies across the state. The effort coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Patch Project is a national effort in which many law enforcement officers wear a pink version of their agency’s shoulder patch. This is the fifth year that NSP has participated. “This year’s NSP pink patch offers a new...
Trooper At Work
September 30, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
There’s still time to be a part of the upcoming Nebraska State Patrol recruit camp that starts in January! Applications are open until Monday, October 3, at 11:59 p.m., to be considered for Camp 67. “You can still apply, go through our hiring process, and get your job offer in time to start your training this January to be a Nebraska State Trooper,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “You get to define your career as a trooper, with unlimited career...
Gameday Traffic Photo
September 30, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
After a week off, the Husker football team returns to action at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol to keep the action off the roadways as fans travel to the game. The Nebraska State Patrol works closely with partner agencies on several aspects of gameday operations. Troopers partner with the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, UNL Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to keep fans safe as they travel to and from...
Alcohol Inspections
September 30, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
During the evening hours of Wednesday, September 28, Nebraska State Patrol investigators conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County. This project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health. In total, 13 businesses were checked. All 13 businesses refused to sell alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 100%. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID...
September 28, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigation a two-vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities Tuesday afternoon in Morrill County. Preliminary investigation shows that just after 12:00 p.m. MT, a Subaru Forester was westbound on Link 62A in Morrill County. The Forester passed a westbound truck-tractor/semi-trailer and was then attempting to make a left turn. The semi was unable to stop and struck the rear of the Forester. The two occupants of the Forester, identified as Joyce Glaesemann, 74,...
September 27, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon near Ogallala. The crash occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m. MT near mile marker 124 of Interstate 80. Preliminary investigation shows that a Lincoln MKC was eastbound on I-80 when it crossed the center line and collided with a westbound Toyota Prius. The passenger of the Prius, identified as Anke Boudreau, 74, of Madison, Wisconsin, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Prius, John...
September 26, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested multiple drivers this weekend after pursuits on opposite ends of the state. Saturday evening, NSP received a report of a Dodge Challenger traveling well over 100 miles per hour in a reckless manner on Interstate 80 in Dawson County. A trooper was able to locate the Challenger in Lincoln County and clocked the vehicle at 132 miles per hour. Because of heavy traffic, the trooper did not pursue and notified another trooper further to the west. The...
September 26, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Nebraska State Patrol is reminding all Nebraskans of the options available to report suspicious activity. Sunday, September 25, was #SeeSayDay across the United States. The event serves as a reminder of the “If you see something, say something” campaign from the DHS. The campaign works to empower and educate the public on the importance of recognizing the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity and how to report it...
September 20, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division has provided troopers and officers from more than a dozen other agencies with skills and knowledge to better serve their communities. Last week, NSP held a series of training sessions focused on multiple disciplines of commercial motor vehicles inspections. “After the success of last year’s training sessions, we were proud to host another round this year,” said Lieutenant Mike Maytum, Commander of NSP Carrier Enforcement. “The training is...
20 pounds of cocaine
September 19, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California woman after locating approximately 20 pounds of suspected cocaine during a traffic stop near York. At approximately 12:35 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Ford Expedition following another vehicle too closely while traveling on Interstate 80 near York. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 20 pounds of suspected cocaine, which was concealed...
September 15, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine during an encounter at an I-80 rest area near York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper made contact with the driver of a Hyundai Accent at the eastbound Interstate 80 rest area near York. During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The...
Summer Cruiser
September 14, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol has closed-out multiple summer-long operations focused on specific areas of roadway safety. Troopers and dispatchers have been working overtime this summer to keep roads safe across the state. Troopers based in Omaha performed several operations focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. During the effort, troopers partnered with the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on multiple occasions for high visibility enforcement operations...
Husker Harvest Days
September 13, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Husker Harvest Days is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages visitors and travelers in the area to be prepared for heavy traffic. During the event, which runs from September 13-15, troopers will provide traffic control in the areas around the event and maintain an increased presence in an effort to reduce the potential for crashes. NSP reminds all motorists in the area to be prepared for slowed traffic at Husker Highway and Highway 30. Visitors to the show can also come in on the...
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September 8, 2022
Kearney, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Kearney Police Department and TRIDENT (Tri-Cities Drug Enforcement Team) Task Force, have arrested a Kearney man following a pursuit early Wednesday morning. Following the pursuit, troopers located 8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. Late Tuesday evening, the Kearney Police Department notified troopers that the subject of an ongoing narcotics investigation may be traveling on Interstate 80. The subject was believed to...
September 8, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol continues investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday evening in rural Wayne County. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the incident at approximately 7:15 p.m. at a residence at 320 Y Road, north of Wisner. Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Gerald Ruskamp, 65, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Sheriff’s Office has requested that the State...
September 8, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 380 pounds of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Waco. At approximately 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed multiple traffic violations on an eastbound Chrysler van near mile marker 361. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 387 pounds of suspected marijuana, concealed inside...
September 7, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers took 66 impaired drivers off the road during the latest Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. “This has been a busy summer on Nebraska roadways,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers and dispatchers have been working day and night to keep Nebraskans and our visitors safe. As the summer driving seasons ends, we encourage all motorists to also do their part to keep our roads safe.” During the campaign, which ran from...
Firearms
September 7, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people after locating multiple stolen firearms and controlled substances during a traffic stop in Cheyenne County. The incident occurred Friday at approximately 6:50 a.m. MT when a trooper observed a Nissan Versa speeding as it was traveling westbound on I-80 near Lodgepole. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was also found to have a suspended license. Troopers...
Husker Gameday Traffic
September 2, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol in the air, on the road, and at the stadium during gameday Saturdays in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol works closely with partner agencies on several aspects of gameday operations. Troopers partner with the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, UNL Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to keep fans safe as they travel to and from the game, as well as in and around Memorial Stadium. “Gameday is a...
September 2, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate pursuits in eastern Nebraska Thursday. The first incident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. when NSP was alerted that the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a woman who had escaped from custody and stolen a pickup. A trooper was able to locate the pursuit and successfully deploy stop sticks as the pickup was traveling southbound on county roads. As the pursuit entered Wayne County, the trooper...

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