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20 LBs Meth Seizure
April 1, 2020
(Kearney, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people and seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop near Kearney. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, when a trooper observed a Chevrolet Tahoe fail to signal a turn as it exited Interstate 80 near Kearney. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected clandestine activity. Troopers performed a search of the vehicle and found 20 pounds of methamphetamine and two ounces of marijuana. The driver...
Captain Dain Hicks
March 31, 2020
(Norfolk, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) announces the promotion of Lieutenant Dain Hicks to the position of Troop B Captain. Hicks becomes commander for NSP operations in northeast Nebraska, based in Norfolk. “Captain Hicks has been a leader in numerous ways during his career,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His experience in several different areas of NSP will serve him well in this new role, and provide a wealth of knowledge to the troopers and investigators...
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March 31, 2020
(Scottsbluff, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting death that occurred in Sheridan County earlier this month. On March 15, NSP Investigators and Sheridan County Deputies were called to a residence at 6602 250th Trail in Gordon in reference to an accidental death. Preliminary indicators lead investigators to believe that Shanita Anderson, 44, of Gordon, was killed in an accidental discharge of a firearm. The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with...
122 miles per hour citation
March 27, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are still working to keep Nebraska roads safe and reminding drivers to do their part as well. “There may be fewer people on the road these days, but it’s imperative that those who are traveling drive safely,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Most of the traffic that’s moving right now is vital to the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether that’s food, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, or any number of...
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March 24, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested an Iowa man following a report that a female was being held against her will in a vehicle traveling through Nebraska. Just after 6:00 p.m. Monday, NSP received information from law enforcement authorities in Waterloo, Iowa, that an adult female was being held against her will by a Waterloo man in a Toyota Corolla. The vehicle was believed to be driving westbound on I-80 in Nebraska. Less than 20 minutes later, troopers located the...
March 21, 2020
(Scottsbluff, NEB.)
On Wednesday, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) noticed social media posts by Miranda Lattimore alleging that she and her husband, Marcus Lattimore, had been racially profiled during a traffic stop on I-80 near Kimball. NSP immediately reached out to Mrs. Lattimore to get more information, so NSP could investigate. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:38 a.m. MT Wednesday, when a trooper observed a Ford SUV speeding and violating the Move Over law as it passed another trooper who was...
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March 20, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Hastings man on several charges following an investigation into child pornography. The investigation began with a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Following the investigation, the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigators, arrested Aaron Hensley, 32, of Hastings, Thursday morning. Hensley was lodged in Adams County Jail for six counts of...
St. Patrick's Day
March 17, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
A large and growing number of restaurants and bars have announced modified operations or closures to comply with public health guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. As those efforts continue, the Nebraska State Patrol urges those who are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to do so responsibly. “We’ve already seen how well our communities throughout our state are responding to this unprecedented situation,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our hope is always...
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March 16, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The journey to becoming a Nebraska State Trooper starts with filling out an application. The Nebraska State Patrol is now accepting applications for Basic Recruit Camp 64. “We’re looking for people motivated to make a difference in communities across Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Troopers serve border to border, working for the good of the public in any situation that presents itself. We’re looking for men and women who fit that mold. If you...
March 16, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
As Americans throughout the country do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will modify the procedure for fingerprinting services to protect both the public and NSP personnel. Starting Tuesday, March 17, the NSP Troop A Office, located at 4411 S. 108th Street in Omaha, will require appointments for people in need of fingerprinting services. To schedule an appointment, visit the Nebraska State Patrol website. The previous procedure of allowing walk-ins has...
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March 14, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Norfolk man and rescued a woman following a pair of pursuits Saturday in eastern Nebraska. This afternoon at approximately 1:50 p.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Camaro near West Point on Highway 275 for speeding. The vehicle refused to stop. As the vehicle fled, the trooper initiated a pursuit traveling southbound on Highway 275. The vehicle sustained speeds of more than 110 miles per hour during the pursuit. As the...
Captain Paul Hattan
March 12, 2020
(Norfolk, NEB.)
The Commander of the Nebraska State Patrol Troop B, headquartered in Norfolk, Captain Paul Hattan, will retire on Sunday, March 15. Captain Hattan has served Nebraska in numerous capacities during his career of more than 31 years. “Captain Hattan has been a fixture of NSP for over three decades,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “He has served the people of Nebraska in numerous ways and has been a leader in northeast Nebraska for the last nine years. We’re...
Alcohol Inspections
March 10, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
During the afternoon and evening hours of Friday, March 6, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Brown, Rock, and Keya Paha Counties. In total, ten businesses were inspected. One business sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of ten percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s identification. The business which failed the inspection was: Cattleman’s Lounge – Springview (Checked ID, Sold to minor) The businesses included liquor stores,...
Fictitious License Plate
March 10, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), with assistance from the North Platte Police Department, Homeland Security, FBI, and the U.S. Marshals Service, have arrested a wanted man on several charges. Trampus Schultz, 45, of North Platte, was wanted on a warrant from Colorado for sexual exploitation of a minor. NSP Investigators and U.S. Marshals were able to track Schultz to the North Platte area and located him Tuesday morning near the intersection of W. 5th and Jefferson Street...
Alcohol Inspections
March 3, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
During the afternoon and evening hours of Friday, February 28, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Keith 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, 14 businesses were inspected, with one selling alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 7 percent. All 14 businesses checked the...
Trooper Dale Fahnholz
March 2, 2020
Kearney
With sorrow, Nebraska State Patrol announces the passing of Trooper Dale Fahnholz, 47, of rural Kearney. Trooper Fahnholz suffered a medical emergency at his home Sunday afternoon, March 1. He was transported to Kearney Regional Hospital, where he passed away. “Today is a sad day for our entire Nebraska State Patrol family,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Dale served Nebraska with honor for 26 years and was well known throughout central Nebraska. Our...
February 28, 2020
North Platte
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on several charges following a pursuit Thursday afternoon. At approximately 1:50 p.m. Thursday, a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Lincoln Navigator for displaying fictitious license plates near 14th and Buffalo streets in North Platte. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed to the west. The trooper initiated a pursuit as the vehicle then turned north out of North Platte. The Navigator then drove through two...
Troopers receive HIDTA Award
February 28, 2020
Scottsbluff
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop E, based in Scottsbluff, have been presented an award for outstanding drug enforcement. The Midwest HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) presented the 2019 Midwest Regional award for Outstanding Interdiction Effort to troopers and investigators in Troop E. “The work that this particular troop did represents the maximizing of resources to work innovatively, to push your resources to the most beneficial to the citizens of Nebraska and beyond...
February 24, 2020
(North Platte)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two people with the assistance of Gothenburg Police officers. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a trooper was patrolling near Gothenburg when he observed a vehicle matching the description and license plate information of a car that had been reported stolen out of North Platte. The trooper confirmed with North Platte police that the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was stolen and performed a traffic stop at the...
February 24, 2020
North Platte
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were called to assist the Custer County Sheriff’s Office with a standoff situation at 6:16 a.m. Monday, February 24 at a residence in northeast Custer County on Dunning Road, north of Arnold. The situation had begun with a report of a suicidal party. NSP negotiators reported to the scene and began communicating with the subject, identified as Print Zutavern, 28. Earlier in the day, Zutavern threatened his father with a firearm, shot and killed multiple...

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