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August 3, 2020
(Kearney, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men following a pursuit on I-80 and search of cornfields Saturday evening. At approximately 6:20 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Jeep Liberty speeding as is traveled westbound on Interstate 80 near Grand Island. As the trooper attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle refused to stop and fled westbound. The Jeep then exited at mile marker 305, failed to stop at the stop sign, lost control, and crashed into a pole on the westbound on-ramp...
Captain Matt Sutter
August 3, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is streamlining the organization of several specialty divisions within NSP. The restructuring will add NSP specialties such as the Technical Crimes Division, Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC), and others into the existing Special Operations Division. The NSP Special Operations Division will now include the Aviation Support Division, SWAT, Technical Crimes, NIAC, Police Service Dog Division, Hazardous Device Technicians, and Emergency Preparedness. With...
Drug Seizure
August 3, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Lincoln man after locating several controlled substances and a stolen handgun at the conclusion of a pursuit in Hamilton County. At approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday, NSP received a report that a motorcycle was passing on the shoulder of Interstate 80 at approximately 120 miles per hour in York County. About 20 minutes later, the Aurora Police Department reported that the motorcycle was on County Road 9 near Highway 14, south of I-80. A...
July 30, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
As part of the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) four-year accreditation renewal process, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will conduct an assessment from August 3-5 to examine all aspects of NSP policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the assessment team that NSP meets the CALEA standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain the Patrol’s accredited status – a valued recognition of law enforcement...
July 30, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
With great sadness, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Department of Transportation, and Metropolitan Area Planning Agency announce the passing of John Holcomb, 70, of Omaha, who was a volunteer in the Metro Area Motorist Assist Program (MAMA). Holcomb was killed in a traffic crash this afternoon on Highway 75 in Omaha, while performing his motorist assist duties. “We send our deepest condolences to John’s family,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His...
Trooper performs inspection
July 30, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Thursday, July 30, in Seward and the surrounding area. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 15 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 5 vehicles and trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations...
Trooper performs inspection
July 29, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Wednesday, July 29, in Lincoln and the surrounding area. NSP was assisted by the Lincoln Police Department. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 32 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 13 vehicles and trailers throughout the day,...
Trooper performs inspection
July 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Tuesday, July 28, in York and the surrounding area. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 65 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 34 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers...
Major Russ Stanczyk
July 27, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Administrative Services Major for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), Major Russell Stanczyk, will retire on July 31, 2020. Stanczyk has served the citizens of Nebraska with NSP for nearly 34 years. “It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Nebraska throughout my career,” said Major Stanczyk. “As I depart the agency, it gives me pride to see the men and women of the State Patrol continuing that mission as troopers and in civilian capacities. NSP is a talented team and I’ve been honored to...
Speeding radar
July 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have completed Operation Safe Driver Week, resulting in dozens of citations for excessive speeding and more than 20 arrests for impaired driving. Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual campaign, coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Law enforcement agencies throughout North America participate in the annual operation to raise awareness and focus enforcement efforts on issues related to commercial motor vehicles and traffic around those vehicles...
July 17, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after finding more than 50 pounds of marijuana and a firearm during a traffic stop in Dawson County. At approximately 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 16, a trooper observed a Dodge Ram pickup fail to signal a turn as it exited Interstate 80 at mile marker 231, near Darr. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the bed of the truck. A search of the vehicle revealed 52 pounds of marijuana...
July 17, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Nevada man on several charges following a pursuit on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County. At approximately 2:15 p.m. CT, NSP dispatch received a report of a dangerous driver traveling eastbound on I-80 between Paxton and Sutherland. Minutes later, a trooper was able to locate the vehicle, a Nissan Murano. The trooper observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and fled. The...
July 16, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man for first degree murder in connection to a homicide that occurred between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Malmo. Investigators have arrested Kolton Barnes, 25, who was the fiancé of the victim, Kayla Matulka, 27. Barnes has been lodged in Saunders County Jail for first degree murder and felony animal cruelty. The investigation began when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office received a report at approximately 9:30 a...
Colonel Bolduc speaks at podium
July 16, 2020
(Lee's Summit, MO.)
The leaders of five state law enforcement agencies came together today to announce a collaborative effort to address a dramatic increase in excessive speeding across the Midwest. Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas have all reported increases in vehicles traveling at more than 100 miles per hour during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The best way to prevent the tragedies that we’re experiencing on our roadways here in the Midwest is through safe driving,” said Colonel John Bolduc,...
July 14, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Utah man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Monday evening. The pursuit began in York County and ended in Grand Island. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Monday, troopers were notified that Seward County Sheriff’s Deputies had attempted to stop a westbound Chevrolet Camaro for speeding near mile marker 377 on I-80. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. A trooper observed the same vehicle traveling at 150 miles per hour at mile marker 361,...
NSP Truck
July 13, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
This week, Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are participating in Operation Safe Driver Week. Operation Safe Driver is an initiative organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The week-long effort runs from July 12 through July 18 and includes law enforcement agencies throughout North America. This year, CVSA has placed an emphasis on speed enforcement for Operation Safe Driver Week. CVSA reports that states throughout the country have seen an increase in excessive...
42 pounds of marijuana
July 13, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Maryland man and seized 42 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 6:00 p.m. MT Sunday, a trooper observed a Hyundai Genesis speeding at mile marker 57 near Sidney. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 42 pounds of marijuana concealed in trash bags in the trunk. The driver, Ryan Chun, 29, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was arrested for...
July 12, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team has arrested a man after a brief standoff in Broken Bow following a homicide in rural Custer County Saturday evening. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting that occurred at 80451 Round Valley Road, north of Broken Bow. The victim, Crystal Esch, 62, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect, Trenton Esch, 44, is the stepson of the victim. Esch was believed to have fled to his residence...
DUI reading
July 7, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 16 impaired drivers from the road during the weekend surrounding Independence Day. During the enforcement effort, which ran from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, troopers performed high visibility patrols throughout Nebraska. The effort was in cooperation with several local law enforcement agencies across the state. In addition to the 16 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, troopers also issued citations for driving...
Camp 63
July 6, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Twenty-three recruits have started their journey to become troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Today at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island, NSP began its 63rd Basic Recruit Camp. “Every new camp marks a milestone for our agency and the beginning of an immensely rewarding career for the recruits,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “These 23 men and women are joining a dedicated team of troopers who serve Nebraska with pride from border to...

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