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Ceresco PD Officer Ross Bartlett
April 13, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is heartbroken to announce passing of Ceresco Police Officer Ross Bartlett. Bartlett also served as an investigator for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Officer Bartlett died Friday evening after his patrol until was struck by another vehicle while he was performing a traffic stop. At approximately 7:37 p.m. Friday, a 911 call came in regarding a multi-vehicle crash that had just occurred near the intersection of Highway 77 and Little Salt Road, about...
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April 11, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed 30 impaired drivers from the road during the first week of April. The effort corresponded with a national campaign to begin Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Spring means better travel conditions and more traffic starting to hit the road in Nebraska, but safe driving is a year-round effort,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “With every trip, no matter the distance, put your phone down and keep your focus on...
Suspected Fentanyl Pills
April 11, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Utah man after locating nearly five pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in North Platte. Sunday, April 7, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Kia SUV traveling without headlights or taillights on Jeffers Street north of Interstate 80. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple bags containing thousands of suspected fentanyl pills...
NSP Recruiting Graphic
April 4, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
There’s still time to become a Nebraska Trooper in 2024! Applications for Camp 70 close at 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 7 at NebraskaTroopers.com . Camp 70 begins this July and recruits will earn their badge in December 2024. “We’re looking for the next generation of men and women to devote themselves to the noble cause of keeping Nebraska safe,” said Colonel John Bolduc. “There’s no limit to where you can take your career as a Trooper, and the best part is that you’ll be serving the people...
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April 3, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is reminding all drivers to keep their focus where it matters during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Keep your eyes on the road and off your phone while you’re behind the wheel. To kick off April, which is recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, troopers, deputies, and officers are participating in a national mobilization focused on safe driving. The campaign began on Monday, April 1, and runs through Monday, April 8. “Through education and enforcement,...
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April 2, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from multiple other law enforcement agencies, arrested a Lincoln man following a pursuit that crossed three counties overnight. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Monday, NSP was notified that Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of a Toyota Rav4 that had fled when a deputy attempted to check on it as it was stopped on the side of the road. A trooper was able to locate the pursuit as it was traveling westbound on Highway 92. The...
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April 2, 2024
Chadron, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details regarding a Chadron Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday. At approximately 10:50 a.m. MT Friday, officers with the Chadron Police Department contacted the driver and passenger of a stolen Chevrolet Malibu. The encounter took place at the gas pump area of a business near the intersection of Highway 385 and Highway 20 in Chadron. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Colorado last week. During the...
Alcohol Inspections
March 26, 2024
Sidney, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in Cheyenne, Morrill, and Box Butte counties. During the afternoon and evening hours of Saturday, March 15, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Cheyenne County. In total, 23 businesses were checked. Three of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 87%. The businesses that failed the compliance check were: Pizza Hut – Sidney Silver Dollar Bar & Grill - Sidney Dude’...
March 25, 2024
York, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New Jersey man after finding 20 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop on I-80 in York County. At approximately 12:15 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped an eastbound BMW X5 for speeding on I-80 near Waco, at mile marker 360. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 20 pounds of cocaine. The cocaine was found concealed inside several hidden compartments in the vehicle. The...
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March 24, 2024
North Platte, NEB.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation and the Nebraska State Patrol are urging travelers to be prepared for dangerous winter driving conditions expected over the next few days. A winter storm will impact much of the state beginning tonight. The National Weather Service is projecting several inches of snow across western and central Nebraska, with strong winds and bitterly cold temperatures. A Blizzard Warning has been issued for an area ranging from southwest to northcentral Nebraska,...
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March 19, 2024
Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 10 impaired drivers from the road as a part of a special enforcement effort around St. Patrick’s Day. The campaign, which ran from Saturday evening through Monday morning, included numerous law enforcement agencies across the state. In total, troopers arrested 10 motorists for driving under the influence. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (171), minor in possession of alcohol (3), driving under suspension (14), no seat belt (2), and improper...
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March 17, 2024
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, arrested four people following a pursuit in eastern Nebraska Friday evening. At approximately 7:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Kia Forte, speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the shoulder of westbound Interstate 80 near Gretna. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit as the vehicle continued...
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March 16, 2024
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested three people following a pursuit and manhunt in southwest Nebraska Friday evening. Friday evening, NSP was informed that the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate a vehicle believed to be driven by a subject with an active warrant. At approximately 7:15 p.m., a trooper located the vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox, as it was traveling northbound on Highway 283 near Elwood. The...
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March 15, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Don’t rely on luck to make roadways safe this St. Patrick’s Day. Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol for impaired drivers this weekend as part of a nationwide enforcement effort for St. Patrick’s Day. “Impaired driving is dangerous for everyone,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “If your St. Patrick’s Day plans involve alcohol, have a plan in place to make it home safely.” Troopers will be working overtime across the state this St. Patrick’s Day...
Alcohol Inspections
March 12, 2024
Grand Island, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in Hall and Red Willow Counties in recent weeks. During the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, February 29, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Hall County. This project was supported by grant #2447 from Tobacco Free Hall County. In total, 10 businesses were checked. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 80%. One business failed to check the minor’s ID...
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March 12, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers removed from the road 35 impaired drivers during this year’s NSAA State Basketball tournaments, thanks in part to a special enforcement effort including troopers across the state. During the two weekends of state basketball in Lincoln, troopers across the state arrested 35 people for driving under the influence. Troopers also stopped 38 drivers for speeding at 100 miles per hour or more. “As teams claimed state titles in Lincoln, our troopers and dispatchers were working...
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March 6, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers arrested two people following pursuits in southeast Nebraska Tuesday. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper saw a motorcycle speeding on Highway 77 in west Lincoln. As the motorcycle exited at Van Dorn, the trooper attempted a traffic stop. The motorcycle then split between several vehicles stopped at a red light and fled eastbound on Van Dorn. The trooper initiated a pursuit, but quickly discontinued as the NSP helicopter took over the pursuit from the air. The helicopter...
Trooper Applications are open
February 29, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Now Hiring Troopers! Applications to join the next class of Nebraska State Troopers are now open! Apply today at NebraskaTroopers.com. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol enjoy a career full of opportunity in communities across the state. Troopers serve in numerous specialty positions including criminal investigator, K9 handler, crash investigator, tactical flight officer, crisis negotiator, drone operator, hazmat technician, and many more. Troopers can also serve in specialty units...
Alcohol Inspections
February 29, 2024
Lexington, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in multiple Nebraska counties in recent weeks. During the afternoon hours of Friday, February 23, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Dawson County. This project was supported 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 Dawson County, 15 businesses were inspected. One of those...
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February 21, 2024
Bloomfield, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release the names of the two victims killed in Tuesday’s shooting in Bloomfield. The victims have been identified as Curtis Strom, 77, and William Reffett, 49, both of Bloomfield. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Knox County received a 911 call to report a shooting that had occurred at Curt’s Lanes and Dining, at 112 W. Grant Street in Bloomfield. At that location, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bloomfield Police Department located Strom and Reffett...

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