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November 19, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol had a busy weekend involving a pursuit, multiple drug arrests, and more than 100 motorist assists. On Friday at approximately 6:15 p.m., a trooper observed a 1985 Ford pickup fail to signal a turn after exiting Interstate 80 at the Giltner interchange. During the traffic stop an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle. Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered 20 pounds of marijuana hidden under a false floor in the...
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November 19, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
An NSP unit was involved in a single-vehicle crash near Melbeta that left the unit stuck on train tracks. The unit was then struck by a train while no one was inside. The incident happened at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 when a trooper encountered ice on the roadway near the intersection of Wrights Gap Road and Highway 92. The trooper was unable to stop the vehicle at a stop sign and traveled through the intersection before the vehicle came to rest on train tracks on the...
UTV donated to NSP
November 16, 2018
(Norfolk, NE)
Thanks to a partnership with two local businesses, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers in Troop B will have a new tool to assist in a wide variety of situations. NSP has received a 2019 Can-Am Defender Max UTV from Curry Brothers Motorsports in Columbus. The UTV will be utilized for search and rescue, SWAT Team and Police Service Dog deployment, processing crime scenes in rural areas, and medivac missions. This is the result of a user relations loan program through Curry Brothers which...
Alcohol Inspections
November 13, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Howard and Hall counties during the evening hours of Friday, November 9. In total, 53 businesses were inspected. Of the 39 businesses inspected in Hall County, two sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 5 percent. Of the 14 businesses in Howard County, one sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 7 percent. The businesses which failed the inspections were: Hy-Vee Gas, 118 Wilmar Dr. – Grand...
Alcohol Inspections
November 13, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, November 9, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Grant, Hooker, and Thomas counties. 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, six businesses were checked. Two sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 33 percent. One of the businesses did...
November 12, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested three people following a pursuit overnight in York County. At approximately 12:00 a.m. Sunday, a trooper observed a 2005 Lincoln LS, driving with its trunk open and displaying fictitious license plates. The trooper performed a traffic stop on Highway 81 near the I-80 interchange. During the traffic stop, the vehicle then fled southbound on Highway 81, driving south in the northbound lanes with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour...
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November 8, 2018
(Hastings, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man and recovered a stolen semi-tractor/trailer following a pursuit in Hastings Wednesday morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., troopers were informed that a semi-tractor and trailer had been stolen from State Steel in Grand Island. Troopers located the vehicle as it was entering Hastings on Highway 34. Troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop and continued driving southbound on Burlington Avenue in...
NSP car at sunset
November 8, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, along with officers and deputies with the Lincoln Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, have apprehended three juveniles following a high speed pursuit that started in downtown Lincoln and ended near Air Park. At approximately 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper noticed an eastbound Chevrolet Impala speeding on West O Street. The vehicle also had no license plates. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled. The trooper...
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November 5, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
Two Nebraska State Patrol units were involved in a crash involving two civilian vehicles on the eastbound Dodge Expressway in Omaha. The NSP units were traveling with lights and sirens activated en route to a call at approximately 6:50 p.m. Sunday evening. As both vehicles were approaching 120th street the first unit and a Kia Spectra collided. The first crash caused a secondary crash involving the second unit and a Chevrolet Colorado. Paramedics were called to the scene, but none of those...
Cruiser at Riverside Public Schools
November 2, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Four juveniles are in custody in connection with the report of threats made against multiple students at Riverside Public Schools. Officials with the Spalding Police Department, Nance County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Greeley County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol are working together on the investigation following a report of a threat made against a student at the Riverside Public Schools campus in Spalding. The investigation began on Sunday, October 28,...
Command School Class
November 2, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Nearly two-dozen leaders from within the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have completed a law enforcement leadership program designed to equip officers with new leadership skills and train them for future leadership positions. Twenty-one NSP leaders, ranging in rank from sergeant to captain, graduated Friday from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety of Police Staff and Command. The program lasted ten weeks and was hosted by NSP at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in...
NSP marijuana seizure - 309 pounds
November 1, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Oregon man and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana and 60 pounds of other THC products during a traffic stop near Lodgepole on Interstate 80. At approximately 12:10 p.m. MDT, a trooper observed an eastbound Dodge Caravan driving with expired registration near mile marker 79 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 309 pounds of marijuana,...
164 pounds of marijuana
October 29, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three men and seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana and other THC products during two traffic stops this weekend. On Saturday at approximately 3:20 p.m. a trooper observed an eastbound Nissan Altima speeding near mile marker 159 on Interstate 80 near Sutherland. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed 45 pounds of high grade marijuana and 1,732 THC oil vape...
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October 29, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Nebraska State Patrol investigators have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Hebron that left one person dead and one person in critical condition. The series of events began with a disturbance between multiple parties at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27 at a residence at 200 North Elm Street in Davenport. That incident prompted another at approximately 3:20 a.m. at a residence at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Hebron. During the second incident, two men were shot. Remington...
Troopers of Camp 59
October 26, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
The trooper recruits of the 59th Basic Recruit Class of the Nebraska State Patrol received their badges and were sworn-in as Nebraska State Troopers during a ceremony this morning at the Nebraska State Capitol. “Today is a great day having these new troopers come on board to help serve the citizens of Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “But this is just the beginning. We’re expecting these troopers to hit the ground running.” Remarks were provided...
NSP drug seizure
October 26, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized more than 160 pounds of marijuana, THC products, and more than $216,000 in suspected drug money during multiple traffic stops Thursday, October 25. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a trooper observed a westbound Ford Explorer speeding near mile marker 379. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed approximately $216,500 in...
President Trump and Trooper Mortensen
October 24, 2018
(Washington D.C)
Nebraska State Trooper Sam Mortensen was honored today by President Donald Trump as part of an event to highlight the many efforts made around the nation to combat opioid abuse. The event, titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis,” was held this afternoon in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C. During the event, President Donald Trump singled out Trooper Mortensen for his role in making one of the largest fentanyl seizures in United States history earlier...
Fentanyl Seizure
October 23, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Nebraska State Trooper Sam Mortensen has been invited to attend an event at the White House to represent law enforcement in the fight against opioid abuse. The event, titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis,” will be held at 1:00 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 24. During the event, President Donald Trump will sign legislation recently passed by Congress. The bi-partisan bill addresses multiple facets of the opioid crisis and received support from all five members of Nebraska...
Marijuana and Gun seizure
October 19, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people and seized marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, unknown white powder, and a concealed handgun during two traffic stops Thursday. The first traffic stop occurred near Shelton on Interstate 80 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18. A trooper observed an eastbound 2008 Chrysler 300 speeding near mile marker 290. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle revealing...
Gameday Traffic
October 19, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will continue operations surrounding Husker football as the home schedule resumes Saturday. For the four remaining home games of the Husker season, NSP will have troopers on the road and in the air to ease traffic congestion and help provide safe roadways both before and after the game. The effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $4,380 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. Troopers will focus on the...

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