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May 27, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be working overtime across the state during Memorial Day weekend. The annual Click It or Ticket initiative continues until Sunday, June 5. “Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season for many across the country,” said Captain Tyler Schmidt, Commander of Troop D – based in North Platte. “As summer vacations rev up, let’s have a good start to this summer driving season with a safe Memorial Day weekend.” In addition to the Click It or...
NSP Cruiser
May 26, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
As travelers hit the road to mark the start of summer, troopers will be working to keep Nebraska roads safe during Memorial Day weekend. In northeast Nebraska, troopers will be teaming up with local law enforcement to patrol several major highways. The efforts include operations in Norfolk, Columbus, South Sioux City, Schuyler, and other areas from May 27 through May 31. “Summer has arrived and families are gearing up to travel,” said Captain Dain Hicks, Commander of Troop B – based in Norfolk...
2022 MADD Awards
May 25, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
A dozen Nebraska State Troopers have been recognized for their efforts to keep Nebraska roads safe through impaired driving enforcement and education. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presented Hero Awards to the 12 troopers, as well as officers, deputies, and advocates from several other agencies and organizations around the state. The annual MADD Heroes Award ceremony was held Tuesday at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. MADD honors law enforcement and public safety advocates for their work to...
May 22, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol and Omaha Police Department conducted a two-night enforcement effort focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. The operation was the first of many planned for this summer. “Excessive speeding has been a problem for years in the Omaha metro area,” said Captain Matt Sutter, Commander of Troop A, based in Omaha. “Each summer, our troopers and partner agencies team up for these operations in an effort to raise awareness and remove dangerous drivers from the...
Click It Or Ticket
May 19, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Today, law enforcement leaders from several agencies joined traffic safety officials to encourage safe driving across Nebraska this summer. The Nebraska State Patrol and dozens of other law enforcement agencies are participating in the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The initiative covers the weeks surrounding Memorial Day, which marks the start of the summer driving season. “Our troopers respond to crashes across the state and unfortunately some of those involve fatalities. In many cases,...
May 13, 2022
Broken Bow, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Broken Bow Police Department, is investigating a suspected murder-suicide that occurred overnight. At approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday, NSP was requested by local law enforcement to investigate a homicide in Broken Bow. The victim, Angie Miller, 45, was located deceased inside her home in the 800 block of N. 13th Street in Broken Bow. Investigators developed a suspect, identified as Ryan Miller, 47, who was the...
Alcohol Inspections
May 12, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
During the afternoon and evening hours of Saturday, May 7, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Hamilton and Merrick Counties. This project was supported in whole or part by grant #0043 under the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. In total, 38 businesses were inspected. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 95%. One of the businesses failed to check the minor’s ID. The businesses that failed...
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May 9, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
One person is in custody following an incident Sunday afternoon at the I-80 Speedway, near Greenwood. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, NSP was notified that a pickup had driven through a fence adjacent to I-80 near mile marker 417. Troopers responded to the area and learned that subject had since traveled to the Cubby’s gas station at the Greenwood I-80 interchange, at mile marker 420. The subject was reportedly armed with a hammer and had threatened to carjack a motorist. Pilots in the NSP...
May 8, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating an incident Sunday that led to an officer-involved shooting involving the Neligh Police Department. At approximately 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Antelope County dispatch received a report of a road rage incident occurring on Highway 275. The vehicles involved then stopped at a convenience store in Neligh. A store employee also called 911 to report a disturbance in the parking lot. A Neligh police officer responded and located one of...
Slow Down Move Over Partnership
May 5, 2022
Kansas City, MO.
The Nebraska State Patrol is teaming up with neighboring state patrols and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a special effort this Mother’s Day weekend. The Slow Down Move Over partnership reminds all drivers to obey the speed limit and to move over for emergency vehicles. “Speeding is a major factor in many of the serious and fatal crashes we see on roadways in Nebraska and our neighboring states,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State...
May 2, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 350 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 11:40 a.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Chrysler Pacifica following another vehicle too closely on I-80 near Giltner. During the traffic stop, an NSP K-9 detected the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 362 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Gerald Robinson Jr, 38, of San...
Award Presentation
April 27, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Friends and family gathered today in Scottsbluff as the Nebraska State Patrol and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office honored three citizen heroes who saved the life of a Scotts Bluff County Deputy last week. Kealan Hawley, Robert Regester, and Keagan Shifflett each witnessed a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle crash and catch on fire at approximately 7:20 a.m. MT on April 18 in Scottsbluff. Deputy Josh Ruzicka, 39, of Gering, had suffered a medical incident while driving on...
April 27, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an employee of the Beatrice State Development Center (BSDC) following an investigation into an incident that occurred in 2021. In October 2021, NSP was informed of an incident involving a BSDC patient and a staff member. Following investigation, with assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab, Allen Evans, 30, of Beatrice, was arrested for first degree sexual assault and tampering with evidence. Evans was arrested Tuesday...
April 25, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a week-long awareness and enforcement effort focusing on drunk and drug-impaired driving. Troopers and dispatchers worked overtime performing high visibility patrols as part of the effort. During the initiative, which ran from April 18 through April 24, troopers arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 motorist for driving under the influence of drugs. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (287), no seat belt (10),...
April 21, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
One person was injured, and another arrested, after a suspect fled a traffic stop and crashed this morning on Interstate 80 in Omaha. At approximately 8:15 a.m. a trooper observed a Toyota Sienna traveling southbound at an estimated 90 miles per hour on Interstate 680. As the vehicle merged onto eastbound I-80, the trooper attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle accelerated and fled. After approximately 30 seconds, the vehicle lost control and crashed into the jersey barrier that separates...
April 20, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested multiple people after pursuits in Omaha and Lincoln. Tuesday, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a trooper observed a Mercury Mariner driving recklessly on Park Avenue, near 30th Street in Omaha. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit, but it was discontinued quickly out of concern for public safety. A few minutes later the trooper located the driver as she was exiting the vehicle at an apartment...
NSP Cruiser
April 18, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is joining law enforcement agencies across the country this week to raise awareness on the dangers of drunk or drug-impaired driving. The effort will include troopers working throughout the entire state. Troopers and dispatchers will be working overtime across Nebraska this week as part of the initiative. Troopers will be performing high-visibility patrols as part of the effort. The initiative will focus on priority counties identified by the Nebraska Department of...
April 18, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were busy throughout the state on Sunday, with multiple incidents leading to arrests. Early Sunday, NSP dispatchers received a call about a reckless Nissan Altima traveling on Interstate 80. At approximately 12:40 a.m., a trooper located the vehicle as it was stopped on the exit ramp at mile marker 231. The trooper contacted the driver and detected impairment. During the traffic stop, troopers located methamphetamine in the vehicle. There were also two...
April 18, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Multiple bystanders are believed to have saved the life of a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Deputy this morning when his patrol vehicle was involved in a crash on the Heartland Expressway in Scottsbluff. The incident occurred this morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. MT, when the deputy was involved in a single-vehicle crash. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the crash. Preliminary investigation shows that the deputy suffered a medical incident while driving his marked patrol vehicle on...
Carrier Enforcement Team
April 15, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) has honored the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division with a national award. Friday, TAT Deputy Director Kylla Lanier presented NSP with the 2022 Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award, in the state agency category. “We wanted to honor a law enforcement partner who took on the TAT mission, made it their own, and innovated in ways we had not seen done before,” said Lanier, “When NSP first decided to partner with Truckers Against...

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