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Motorcycle Enforcement
May 25, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol and officers from the Omaha Police Department worked together Friday evening into Saturday morning on an operation focused on excessively speeding motorcycles. During the effort, troopers arrested two riders following separate pursuits in Omaha. Air support was provided by helicopters from both NSP and OPD. “This was a great team effort to start the summer-long enforcement campaign surrounding excessive speeding,” said Captain Jason Scott, Commander of...
Summer Cruiser
May 24, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As the summer travel season kicks into gear this Memorial Day weekend, Troopers across the state will be working diligently to keep Nebraska’s roadways safe. “Summer is a time for vacations, barbeques, and making great memories with family and friends,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). “With more vehicles on the road, we can all do our part to prevent crashes and keep our families safe.” NSP’s “100 Days of Summer” initiative places an emphasis on road...
Traffic Alert
May 22, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Nearly two dozen students sustained minor injuries in a crash that involved a school bus and a Ford Fusion this afternoon near Dunbar in Otoe County. At approximately 2:45 p.m., a westbound Ford Fusion was attempting to turn from Highway 2 onto southbound Highway 67 when it struck a Nebraska City Public Schools bus traveling eastbound on Highway 2. The bus was transporting 38 fourth-graders and four adults. Two additional buses were traveling with the first bus. Those buses picked up the...
Alcohol Inspections
May 21, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, May 17, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Adams County. In total, 44 businesses were inspected. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor. One of those businesses failed to check the minor’s ID. The overall compliance rate was 95%. The businesses which failed the inspections were: Premier Stop – Hastings (Did not check ID, sold to minor) Kenesaw Market – Kenesaw (Checked ID, sold to minor) Businesses...
2019 MADD Honorees
May 21, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
May 21, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — More than a dozen troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have been honored for their efforts to remove drunk drivers from the road and educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving. 16 troopers were presented with Hero Awards at the 20th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hero Awards ceremony, held today at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. MADD honors law enforcement across the state for their daily work to keep drunk or drugged drivers off...
Rear View Mirror
May 17, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers across Nebraska will be on the lookout for seat belt violations during traffic stops as part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that traditionally begins the summer driving season. The campaign, which runs from May 20 through June 2, includes the Nebraska State Patrol and numerous other agencies across the state with partnership from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO). “There’s no question that seat belts save lives,” said Colonel John...
LSD, Mushrooms, Marijuana
May 10, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found multiple controlled substances and arrested a Colorado man during a traffic stop late Wednesday evening on Interstate 80 near Hershey. At approximately 10:10 p.m., a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup with a missing taillight failing to maintain its lane near mile marker 166 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed drug paraphernalia plainly visible inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 82...
Captain Russ Lewis
May 9, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) announces the promotion of Lieutenant Russell Lewis to the position of Captain in Command of the NSP Patrol Division in Troop C – Grand Island. Lewis has most recently been assigned to Internal Affairs, stationed in Lincoln. “Captain Lewis is a tremendous asset to our agency,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His positions in both Internal Affairs and the Police Service Dog Division have demonstrated his ability to lead and...
NSP Motorcycle Enforcement
May 7, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are stepping-up enforcement on exhibition speeding in the Omaha metro area over the next several months. For the second year in a row, troopers will conducted special enforcement operations focused on motorcycles and excessive speeding in Douglas and Sarpy County. “Exhibition speeding is dangerous,” said Captain Jason Scott, Commander of the Troop A – Omaha. “Our troopers will be patrolling the roads and the air throughout the summer looking for...
April 30, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, April 26, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln 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, 15 businesses were inspected. None of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a 100% compliance rate. All of the businesses checked the minor’s...
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April 30, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Lincoln man following a pursuit in Waverly Tuesday morning. At approximately 6:45 a.m., NSP dispatchers received a report of an eastbound 2008 Saab 9-3 traveling at more than 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the shoulder of Interstate 80 near mile marker 405. Minutes later, a trooper observed the same vehicle traveling at 93 miles per hour as it was entering Waverly on Highway 6, which is a 45 miles per hour zone. The trooper...
Captain Matt Sutter
April 29, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Sutter to Captain of the NSP Professional Standards Division. Sutter has most recently served as a lieutenant in the NSP Patrol Division, stationed in Omaha. “Captain Sutter has proven himself to be a valuable leader time and again throughout his career,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Having held multiple leadership positions already in his career, Captain Sutter will bring his...
April 29, 2019
(Norfolk, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested two people following a pursuit and four-hour manhunt Friday afternoon in Wayne County. At approximately 10:20 a.m. Friday, April 26, a trooper was dispatched to the area near 579th Avenue and 847th Road south of Wayne to a report of a possible vehicle fire. Once the trooper found the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, the vehicle then fled. The truck was determined to be stolen. After a short pursuit, the vehicle drove into a field and...
Pivot
April 25, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As Nebraska’s agriculture producers ramp up their work to feed America, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is advising drivers to keep an eye out for agricultural implements working near and traveling on Nebraska’s roads. “Ag producers throughout Nebraska have had to deal with quite a lot as they prepared to start the planting season,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As these dedicated men and women are now out in the field working, we encourage drivers to...
Alcohol Inspections
April 23, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have conducted alcohol inspections in Scotts Bluff County in cooperation with the Scottsbluff Police Department, Gering Police Department, and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office. In total, officers and investigators inspected 70 businesses in several communities. One business sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 98 percent. The business which sold alcohol to a minor was: Loaf ‘N Jug – Gering (Did not check ID, sold to minor) Law...
April 23, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
During the even hours of Friday, April 19, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections at businesses in Hamilton and Merrick Counties. In total, 38 businesses were inspected, with 37 businesses passing the inspection. One business sold alcohol to a minor. All 38 businesses checked the minor’s ID. The business which sold alcohol to a minor was: El Agave Mexican Restaurant – Central City (checked ID, sold to minor) Businesses which sell alcohol to a minor are...
NSP Cruiser at Night
April 22, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a California man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 early Saturday morning. At approximately 12:40 a.m. a trooper observed a Ford Mustang traveling at just 4 miles per hour on I-80 near Kearney at mile marker 269. As the trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop, the Mustang showed no response and continued driving slowly. Moments later, the vehicle accelerated to approximately 70 miles per hour. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The Mustang...
368 LBs of Marijuana
April 22, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) found 368 pounds of marijuana and arrested an Indiana man during a traffic stop on I-80 near Goehner on Saturday. At approximately 11:50 a.m. Saturday, April 20, a trooper observed an eastbound Dodge Ram failing to stay in its lane. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the pickup. Troopers searched the vehicle and found 16 large trash bags containing marijuana in the cargo area. The total weight of the...
50 LBs of marijuana
April 18, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested eight people and seized numerous controlled substances during several recent traffic stops. At approximately 11:50 a.m. MT Wednesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on an eastbound Hyundai Accent for speeding at mile marker 2 on Interstate 76. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle and found approximately 50 pounds of marijuana concealed in two trash bags. The driver, Joshua Garrett, 25,...
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April 17, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with the assistance of the Lincoln Police Department, have arrested a man following a pursuit in Lincoln during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 17. At approximately 3:30 a.m., a trooper observed a Chevy Silverado failing to stay in its lane and hitting a curb while traveling westbound on Old Cheney near 70th street. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled into a residential neighborhood near 70th and Glynoaks. The Silverado...

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