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March 19, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed seven impaired drivers from the road during a drunk driving enforcement campaign on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. “We have many troopers working diligently to perform rescues, manage closed roads, and respond to numerous situations in areas affected by this devastating flood,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “But in other parts of the state, troopers are patrolling the roads to keep Nebraskans safe as...
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March 12, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As champions were crowned, troopers were working hard to keep Nebraska roads safe during the NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament last week. Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road during the enforcement campaign, which ran from March 6 through March 9 and included troopers throughout the state. “It’s great to see folks from across Nebraska make their way to Lincoln for the state tournaments each year,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our...
Winter Weather Ahead
March 12, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
March 12, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews are prepared for spring weather which looks to impact most of the State in very different ways Wednesday through Thursday. Forecasts call for blizzard conditions in western Nebraska with heavy snow and high winds while rain increases the potential for flooding in eastern Nebraska. High winds, up to or even greater than 60 mph in some parts of the State, will have significant impact on visibility and high...
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March 11, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Omaha man for several charges following a pursuit Saturday evening, March 9. At approximately 8:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Chevy Trailblazer traveling at 102 miles per hour on eastbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 450 near 60th street in Omaha. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled and continued traveling at more than 80 miles per hour. After exiting I-80 southbound on Highway 75, the suspect vehicle drove through...
80 LBs of marijuana
March 11, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested two people and seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana in two traffic stops in western Nebraska on Friday, March 8. At approximately 1:30 p.m. MT, a trooper noticed an eastbound 2018 Mercedes coupe speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. During the traffic stop, the trooper performed a search of the vehicle and discovered 35 pounds of marijuana in the trunk. The driver, Kiara Mendez, 24, of Beulaville, North Carolina, was arrested for...
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March 8, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with Homeland Security investigators, have arrested a Grand Island man for enticement by electronic device. NSP became involved in the investigation after receiving information that the suspect was engaging in communications of a sexual nature with an undercover Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent. The agent was posing as a 14-year-old girl. Thursday, March 7, NSP Investigators served a search warrant on the home at 2724...
Trooper at Sunset
March 6, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As the NSAA Boys State Basketball tournament tips-off, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be working to keep the madness of March off Nebraska roads. Throughout the NSAA Boys State Basketball tournament, troopers will perform extra enforcement to help keep Nebraska roadways safe for all drivers. The enforcement will run from March 6 through March 9, thanks in part to a grant for $10,380 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. “Nebraska’s state...
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March 6, 2019
(Valentine, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Valentine man in connection with the shooting death of his wife on Monday, March 4. NSP was initially called by the Valentine Police Department after they had responded to a shooting at 301 Edna Street in Valentine at approximately 7:00 p.m. The victim, Pamela Nickisch, 71, was found deceased. Her husband, Paul Nickisch, 70, and a juvenile grandson were also present at the residence. Investigators have determined that Paul...
Alcohol Inspections
March 5, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, March 1, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in York and Polk Counties. In total, 32 businesses were inspected. In York County, three businesses sold alcohol to a minor. In Polk County, one business sold alcohol to a minor. The total non-compliance rate was 13 percent. The businesses which failed the inspections were: La Terraza Mexican Restaurant – York (did not check ID, sold to minor) Good 2 Go – York (did not check...
Major Mike Jahnke
March 5, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) announces the promotion of Captain Mike Jahnke to the position of Major in command of Western Operations, encompassing Troop Areas D and E. “We are pleased to promote Mike Jahnke to the important position of Western Operations Major,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Mike’s integrity, experience in Western Nebraska, and dedication to serving the public make him uniquely qualified for this position.” Major Jahnke has been...
Alcohol Inspections
March 4, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday, March 1. The 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, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor...
Cocaine inside seat
March 1, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people and seized two pounds of cocaine following a traffic stop near Hershey on Interstate 80. At approximately 9:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, an eastbound Cadillac Escalade failed to move over while a trooper was finishing another traffic stop on I-80. The trooper performed a traffic stop on the Escalade near mile marker 163. During the traffic stop, troopers conducted a search of the vehicle and found two pounds of cocaine hidden...
NSP Unit responding to crash
February 25, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) responded to well over 350 weather-related incidents during and after this weekend’s blizzard which dropped several inches of snow and caused the closure of Interstate 80 for approximately 20 hours Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Troopers performed more than 320 motorist assists, responded to 30 crashes, and assisted outside agencies with 25 other incidents. Troopers were also stationed at various exits along I-80 to keep the route closed...
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February 25, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
A crash on Interstate 80 this morning near Greenwood has claimed the life of one person. At approximately 8:00 a.m., the crash occurred near mile marker 420 when a westbound Honda Civic lost control, crossed the median, and rolled. The driver, a male in his 20s, was ejected from the vehicle and was struck by an eastbound Jeep Grand Loredo. Other travelers stopped and attempted to render medical aid before emergency responders arrived, but the driver passed away at the scene. The driver of the...
Crash on I-80
February 23, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation have closed Interstate 80 due to numerous crashes and white out condition in the eastern half of the state. Currently, I-80 is closed between mile marker 312, near Grand Island, and mile marker 439, near Gretna. Troopers have responded to numerous crashes, including large crashes at mile markers 327, 355, and 409 on Interstate 80. Some of those crashes involve injuries, but the extent of those injuries is not immediately clear...
February 22, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews are prepared for the latest round of winter weather which looks to impact most of the State and good portions of the country. While the forecast could fluctuate, concerns are highest for high winds creating low visibility and potential for freezing drizzle or rain. Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and monitor changing conditions throughout the storm which look to impact travel today into Sunday. “This latest storm...
Crash on I-80 Near Aurora
February 22, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The crash that occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 near Aurora has now claimed the life of an Indiana man. Jason Palmer, 29, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Friday morning as a result of injuries suffered in the crash that occurred Wednesday at approximately 9:10 a.m. on eastbound I-80 near mile marker 328. The chain-reaction crash involved nine semis and two passenger vehicles. Palmer was the passenger in a Jeep Cherokee that was involved in the early stages of the crash. After it...
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February 22, 2019
(Holdrege, NE)
Today, Deputy Phelps County Attorney Natalie Nelsen announced the charges filed against Manuel Gomez, 45, of Holdrege, in connection with the shooting deaths of Raymond Burton, 65, and David Rogers, 54, as well as the shooting of Doyle Morse, 64. Morse is currently in serious condition at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after being transported via life-flight in critical condition Thursday. Gomez has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of first degree assault,...
Foot Pursuit
February 21, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on several charges, including possession of methamphetamine, open container, and leaving the scene of an accident, following a foot pursuit Wednesday morning near Sutherland. At approximately 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, NSP received a report of a crash on eastbound I-80 involving a tractor-trailer and a Pontiac sedan. After arriving on scene, troopers were informed that the driver of the Pontiac had fled on foot. Troopers...
Major Kyle Otte
February 21, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Western Operations Major for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), Major Kyle Otte, will retire on March 1, 2019 after dedicating 34 years to serving and protecting the citizens of Nebraska. Major Otte, 59, graduated from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center and began his law enforcement career in 1985. Otte worked for the David City Police Department, Norfolk Police Department, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Nebraska State Patrol and attending the Nebraska...

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