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January 23, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Nebraska State Troopers will be highlighting the effectiveness of seat belts with interactive displays at the largest auto show in the region. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) booth at the Midlands International Auto Show will feature tools and techniques troopers use throughout the state to demonstrate the power of seat belts and the dangers of distracted driving. “Our troopers care deeply about public safety,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Spreading...
January 23, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, January 18, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) 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 DHHS Division of Behavioral Health. In total, 15 businesses were checked. One of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 7 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID...
50 lbs of marijuana
January 22, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized 50 pounds of high grade marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Chevrolet Malibu fail to signal a lane change near mile marker 181 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 50 pounds of high grade marijuana in large garbage bags in the...
January 21, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Washington man following a traffic stop near Wood River on Interstate 80. At approximately, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed an eastbound 2005 Lincoln Navigator traveling with a defective taillight on I-80 near mile marker 305. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. Troopers searched the vehicle and found more than 6 pounds of marijuana, 1 gram of mushrooms, 78...
Approximately 1,000 Xanax pills
January 18, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with other law enforcement officials, have arrested one man and seized approximately 1,000 Xanax pills at a residence in Omaha. On Thursday, January 17, NSP Investigators served a search warrant at a residence at 14122 O St. in Omaha. During the search, investigators found approximately 1,000 illegally-possessed Xanax pills. The resident, Cole Guerrero, 21, of Omaha, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to...
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January 14, 2019
(Kearney, NE)
Investigators with the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force have arrested two people after finding nearly five pounds of methamphetamine while serving a search warrant in Kearney. The operation was conducted Friday, January 11, by investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol, Kearney Police Department, and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from a Nebraska State Patrol K9 unit. During the search of a home at 12 West 10th Street in Kearney, investigators located 4.93...
January 12, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As the snow began to fall last night, a Nebraska State Trooper was injured during a two vehicle crash late Friday evening on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the trooper had just finished responding to another crash near mile marker 399 on westbound I-80. The trooper was then traveling in the westbound lanes when a vehicle behind him lost control, spun out, and collided with the rear of the trooper’s cruiser. The collision then forced the cruiser into a concrete barrier...
January 11, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Tennessee man following a pursuit that began in Iowa and ended in Bellevue. At approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday, troopers were alerted by authorities in Iowa that they were in pursuit of a vehicle traveling in excess of 120 miles per hour approaching Nebraska on Interstate 80. As the 2006 Ford Mustang crossed into Nebraska, troopers observed that it was driving on bare rims at a high rate of speed. NSP became involved in the pursuit...
Alcohol Inspections
January 8, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, January 4, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Clay and Nuckolls Counties. The operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Area Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention (ASAAP). In total, 26 businesses were inspected. None of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 100 percent. NSP conducts these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. ###
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January 8, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate pursuits on Interstate 80 that ended in Lincoln and Omaha. The first pursuit began at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, when troopers located a reported stolen vehicle driving southbound on Highway 31 near the Gretna Interstate-80 interchange at mile marker 432. The vehicle, a 2016 Ford F-150, then fled westbound on I-80. Troopers initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle was traveling...
Captain Jeff Roby addresses NSP Camp 60
January 7, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has started training for the next class to join the ranks as Nebraska State Troopers. Basic Recruit Camp 60 began today at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. “Today is a great day for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Starting a new recruit camp makes every trooper proud. They know what these recruits are about to experience and know that these recruits will join them in the field following...
NSP aerial photo
January 4, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers and dispatchers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have successfully resolved an incident on Interstate 80 near Wood River. The incident began when a trooper was notified of a vehicle that had been swerving while traveling eastbound on I-80 near Kearney. After locating the vehicle, the trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued driving eastbound. At that time that trooper observed a firearm inside the vehicle. As the Ford F-150 pickup continued eastbound the driver...
Troopers Search Area in Omaha
January 3, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Two men have been arrested following an early morning pursuit and search by multiple agencies in Omaha. The incident began at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper attempted to stop a Volkswagen Jetta for speeding on Interstate 680 near Pacific. The vehicle came to a stop, but then fled before the trooper could make contact. The trooper pursued the suspect vehicle until it came to a stop near 108th and Pacific. Two suspects then fled the scene on foot. Additional troopers and...
NSP Cruiser at sunrise
January 2, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) worked diligently over the final weeks of 2018 to remove dozens of impaired drivers from Nebraska roads. The annual holidays “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” campaign resulted in 64 arrests for drunk or drugged driving. During the enforcement, which ran from December 14 through January 1, troopers and dispatchers worked overtime hours in the effort to keep Nebraska roads safe for all travelers. The operation resulted in 61 arrests for driving under...
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January 1, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The suspect of an officer-involved shooting incident is in custody following a multi-agency search in rural Howard County in the overnight hours of December 31 into January 1. The incident began in the evening hours of December 31 when the Howard County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of Dannevirke Road and Page Road north of Elba. The suspect, identified as Luke Lefever, 30, of Broken Bow, then engaged the deputies with a handgun. During the exchange, Lefever...
Vehicle Fire
December 31, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people following two pursuits in the early morning hours Sunday on Highway 11 in central Nebraska. The first pursuit occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. in Hall County when a trooper stopped to check on a Chevrolet Impala that was parked on the shoulder of Highway 11. As the trooper approached, the vehicle fled the scene and the trooper initiated a pursuit. After a few minutes of driving at around 40 miles per hour, the vehicle stopped. The...
Marijuana
December 31, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four men and seized several pounds each of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana following multiple traffic stops on Sunday. At approximately 7:45 a.m. CT, a trooper observed a Ford Mustang traveling at 105 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Paxton at mile marker 143. When the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, driving recklessly and passing vehicles on the shoulder. The trooper initiated a pursuit...
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December 30, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a suspect driving a stolen vehicle following a pursuit overnight in Lincoln. In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 30, a trooper attempted a traffic stop near 27th and Cornhusker on a 1993 Honda Civic that had been reported stolen. The vehicle fled and the trooper initiated a pursuit. After the driver started traveling in the opposite lane against oncoming traffic, the pursuit was terminated and the NSP Aviation Support Division was...
Car Rolled Onto Side
December 28, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have responded to roughly 200 weather-related incidents during the winter storm that has dropped several inches of snow in central Nebraska and forced the closure of Interstate 80 for several hours Thursday. As the snow continues to fall in some areas, the moisture and cold temperatures have contributed to icy conditions on some roads. Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews have been working around the clock to clear roads. NSP responded...
Crime Scene Tape
December 27, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has asked the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a pursuit that began in Saunders County and ended in Sarpy County. At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident. The pursuit began just before 3:00 p.m. when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department began pursuing a suspect in connection with a theft in Wahoo. The suspect’s vehicle, a black Ford F...

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