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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Alcohol Inspections
October 17, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Gering Police Department, Scottsbluff Police Department, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, and Monument Prevention Coalition, has conducted alcohol inspections in Scotts Bluff County. The inspections were held on Saturday, October 13. A total of 66 businesses were inspected. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to minor. The overall compliance rate was 97 percent. The businesses which sold alcohol to a minor were: Goonies Sports Bar &...
THC Edibles
October 12, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized more than 1,600 pounds of edible marijuana products, THC wax, and marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Milford. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11, when a trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Dodge Caravan speeding near mile marker 385. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. Troopers found 488...
July 30, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Saturday, July 28, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Red Willow 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, 14 businesses were checked. Four businesses sold alcohol to a minor, for a non-compliance rate of 29%. Three businesses that sold to the minor...
July 17, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested three drunk drivers during a special enforcement in Otoe County. The enforcement coincided with GermanFest in Syracuse on Saturday, July 14. During the special enforcement, troopers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence. NSP also issued three citations for minor in possession, one citation for driving under suspension, and one citation for improper child restraint. Troopers also issued ten citations for speeding. This...
July 2, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The stop occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday near Aurora, when a trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Jeep speeding near mile marker 329. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed marijuana inside two large boxes in the rear of the vehicle. Additional...
July 2, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers across Nebraska will be on patrol in the days surrounding the Fourth of July, looking to take drunk drivers off the road. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and numerous law enforcement agencies around the state will be working together this week to reduce the potential for alcohol-related crashes. NSP’s effort will run from July 3-5 and include troopers all over the state. “Our state has many incredible celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July,” said Colonel John Bolduc,...
July 1, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
A motorcycle rider was killed following a short pursuit on Interstate 80 and Highway 6 late Saturday evening. The pursuit began just after 11:00 p.m. when a trooper observed an eastbound Honda sport bike motorcycle traveling at 110 miles per hour and splitting traffic on Interstate 80 near mile marker 404 in Lincoln, where the speed limit is 65 miles per hour. The trooper attempted to stop the motorcycle, but the rider refused to stop and fled. The motorcycle exited I-80 at the Waverly exit, at...
June 29, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol and many other entities participated in an exercise this week in North Platte to unify all entities who respond to a critical traffic incident. The exercise included a mock crash, with response from law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire departments, road management officials, and tow operators. The concept allows for each discipline to focus on their job, allowing others to do their work. “This exercise was important because it allows us to coordinate with...

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