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May 29, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating a crash that claimed the life of two pedestrians Thursday in Friend. At approximately 8:50 a.m. Thursday, the Friend Police Department responded to a car-pedestrian crash at 416 Page Street in Friend. The crash occurred when a northbound pickup crossed into the southbound lane and struck two pedestrians who were walking southbound on Page Street. The pedestrians were Isaac Speece, 11, of Friend, and his caregiver, Crystal Gerdes, 53, of Milford...
May 28, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have arrested a Lincoln man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred just after midnight Thursday in Grand Island. The arrest is the result of an 18-hour search for the suspect between Aurora and Henderson. At approximately 12:50 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 near Aurora. The vehicle matched the description of one being sought by the Grand Island Police Department in connection with a...
May 27, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested 18 impaired drivers and cited more than 20 motorists for driving more than 100 miles per hour during the Memorial Day weekend. “Troopers were busy this weekend, even with wet weather across much of the state and reduced travel patterns due to the pandemic,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our team will remain vigilant as traffic increases and we encourage all motorists to follow traffic safety laws as...
May 26, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have arrested four people following a pursuit and search of the Gibbon area that ended Monday evening. The Sunday evening pursuit, in which the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro reached a speed of 174 miles per hour while attempting to flee a traffic stop, had ended in Gibbon. A trooper had been able to deploy spike strips during the pursuit, which led to the Camaro becoming disabled near Gibbon High School. All three occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. At...
LB 154 Report
May 22, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Legal Aid of Nebraska, has completed a study commissioned under LB 154 of the Nebraska Legislature. LB 154, passed in 2019, charged NSP with studying the issue of missing Native American women and children in Nebraska. Through an exhaustive process spanning more than a year, the team analyzed information from multiple...
NSP Cruiser
May 22, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
As Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season, Nebraska State Troopers will be on the road working day and night to keep Nebraska roads safe. “Troopers have been working diligently throughout the pandemic, and that will continue as traffic is expected to increase during the summer months,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Travel plans may have changed for many people this summer, but for those who hit the road, it’s...
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May 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Several Nebraska State Troopers are among those being honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The annual MADD Heroes Awards are used to honor prevention, enforcement, and treatment efforts by law enforcement and probation officers throughout Nebraska. “DUI enforcement and education are pillars of the work done by agencies and safety partners across Nebraska to keep roads safe,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “MADD is one of the key players in...
Excessive Speeding
May 19, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
As traffic volume slowly rises, Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are seeing a dramatic increase in excessive speeding. In the two months since the first Directed Health Measures (DHMs) were issued, Troopers have cited more than 200 motorists for driving more than 100 miles per hour. Between March 19 and May 18, Nebraska State Troopers issued 204 speeding citations for drivers traveling at more than 100 miles per hour. Those citations have been issued across 26 different Nebraska counties...
NSP Cruiser
May 18, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and many other law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up to encourage seat belt use during the annual spring “Click It or Ticket” campaign. “Travel patterns and road-trip vacations have certainly been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s still important for everyone on the road to drive safely and buckle up,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers continue to patrol Nebraska’s roadways and will...
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May 18, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol made several arrests during incidents this weekend across the state. On Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m. CT, a trooper was notified that a stolen Chevrolet Express van was traveling southbound on Highway 77 between Lincoln and Beatrice. The trooper was able to locate the vehicle near Adams and performed a traffic stop. The driver was found to be impaired and in possession of cocaine. The driver, Danyaal Reid, 26, of Lincoln, was arrested for theft,...
Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial
May 15, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
National Police Week concludes today with National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day in which law enforcement agencies across the country pay tribute to officers who have fallen in the line of duty. This week has also marked the official addition of Trooper Jerry Smith’s name to both the Nebraska and National Law Enforcement Memorials. “This is a tough week for our entire NSP family, but it’s been made especially difficult because remembrance ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19...
Lt. Craig Loveless
May 13, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Today, the Nebraska State Patrol honored the life and service of Lt. Craig Loveless #172, who passed away on March 27, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lt. Loveless served the state of Nebraska in numerous capacities during his 33-year career with NSP. Lt. Loveless’ family chose to delay his funeral service until today so that more family, friends, and colleagues could attend than under the previous 10-person limit for gatherings. Today’s service, held at Lifegate Church in Omaha,...
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May 11, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a South Dakota man on several charges following a pursuit in western Nebraska. At approximately 2:15 p.m. MDT Sunday, a trooper observed a BMW speeding near mile marker 132 on Interstate 80. The trooper performed a traffic stop, but during the process of the traffic stop the driver provided a fake name. As the trooper was attempting to verify the driver’s identity, the driver accelerated and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed. The...
May 7, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested two people on numerous charges following a pursuit overnight that began near Aurora and ended near Waco. At approximately 1:25 a.m. today, a trooper observed an eastbound Lincoln MKZ speeding on Interstate 80 near Aurora at mile marker 331. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, for which the Lincoln came to a stop on the shoulder. As the trooper approached the vehicle, the vehicle fled and accelerated to a high rate of speed. The trooper...
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May 5, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
An off-duty Nebraska State Trooper was able to apprehend the suspect of a hit and run crash in Lincoln Monday morning. At approximately 10:55 a.m., the trooper, who was off-duty and not in uniform, observed a vehicle hit another vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station at 27th and Porter Ridge Road in Lincoln. The trooper attempted to get the driver’s attention by honking, but the vehicle left the scene. The trooper then alerted NSP dispatch of the situation and followed the vehicle at a...
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May 4, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a juvenile, who had escaped from the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, following a pursuit near Grand Island. At approximately 2:45 a.m. Monday, a trooper was notified that the escapee was possibly traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 in a stolen vehicle. The trooper located the vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, traveling eastbound and speeding near Wood River at mile marker 299. The trooper was able to confirm that the...
Troopers Hand Out Masks
May 1, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) distributed nearly 100,000 face masks to truck drivers across Nebraska over the last two days. “This was a tremendous effort by many people to primarily do two things: show our thanks and support to these drivers and to help protect them as they continue working to keep food and critical supplies moving across the country,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers have a great relationship with the...
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April 30, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Michigan man following a crash on Interstate 80 that injured a Keith County Sheriff’s Deputy. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper was providing traffic control for a semi-truck that was broken down on the inside shoulder of I-80 at mile marker 142 near Sutherland. A deputy from the Keith County Sheriff’s Department was positioned, with emergency lights activated, approximately ¼ mile east of the scene to alert drivers of the...
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April 30, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Technical Crimes Division have arrested an Edgar man following an investigation into child pornography. The investigation began when NSP received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Upon investigation of the tip, NSP was able to identify the social media account and user as a resident of Edgar. On Wednesday, April 29, Investigators arrested Bryan Wessels, 33, of Edgar, at his home. Wessels was found to be in...
April 30, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
A multi-agency effort, including the Nebraska State Patrol and Clay County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a Sutton man after an extensive investigation into allegations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Linus Cloet, 58, of Sutton, was arrested in Clay County this morning on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, child abuse, three counts of pandering, and two counts of solicitation. Cloet was lodged in Clay County Jail. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation or...

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