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Friday Night Lights
October 28, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
As the NSAA high school football playoffs get underway for all classes, Nebraska State Troopers are closing out another season of sharing safety messages under the Friday night lights. “Friday Night Lights” is part of NSP’s community service effort, which includes troopers throughout the entire state. Troopers give public safety presentations in many venues throughout the year, including school programs and community events. Those efforts are made possible thanks in part to grant funding from...
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October 27, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Lincoln woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:50 p.m., a trooper observed a westbound Toyota Highlander speeding at 96 miles per hour on I-80 in Lincoln. The trooper attempted a traffic stop near mile marker 402, but the vehicle accelerated and fled westbound. The trooper initiated a pursuit. After approximately three miles, the driver of the Highlander lost control, struck the inside barrier,...
October 26, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The suspect of a quadruple homicide that occurred in Laurel on August 4 has now been discharged from the hospital and lodged in jail. Jason Jones, 42, of Laurel, was discharged from CHI St. Elizabeth in Lincoln Wednesday morning. In the early morning hours of August 5, Troopers with the NSP SWAT Team found Jones with significant burns while they were serving a warrant at his home in Laurel. Jones was transported to CHI St. Elizabeth where he has been receiving treatment ever since. Following...
October 26, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today in Douglas County. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 46 vehicle inspections. Troopers discovered 125 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law. Troopers placed 17 vehicles out of service (not allowed to return to the road). Vehicles are placed out of service...
Alcohol Inspections
October 24, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
During the evening hours of Friday, October 21, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Chase and Perkins 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, 10 businesses were checked. One business sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 10%. All of the businesses checked the minor’...
October 19, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details regarding the investigation into a shooting that occurred in Oakland on September 27. The Oakland Police Department and Burt County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a domestic disturbance and shooting in the 300 block of North Oakland Avenue, in Oakland at approximately 9:00 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject with a gunshot wound. The person, identified as Ryan Schuman, 32, was transported to the hospital...
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October 19, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. At approximately 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound at over 100 miles per hour. The trooper attempted a traffic stop near mile marker 301 on I-80 and the driver pulled over to the shoulder. As the trooper approached the vehicle to contact the driver, the driver accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a...
October 15, 2022
Sidney, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York woman after locating more than 100 pounds of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Sunol. At approximately 10:15 p.m. MT Thursday, a trooper observed an eastbound Mazda CX9 speeding on I-80 near mile marker 70. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 103 pounds of suspected marijuana, concealed in luggage in the rear of...
October 15, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol has been able to positively identify the deceased woman found inside the trunk of a car involved in a pursuit Friday afternoon. The female has been identified as Michelle Roenz, 49. Roenz has been the subject of a law enforcement alert issued in Harris County, Texas on Thursday. Roenz’s body was located in the trunk of a vehicle that had fled from an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Grand Island. The 17-year-old male who was apprehended has been transferred...
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October 14, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and discovered a deceased individual in the trunk of a car. The discovery came after troopers located and pursued a vehicle suspected to be involved in a homicide in Texas. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday, NSP was alerted by authorities with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas that a vehicle believed to be involved in a homicide was traveling in Nebraska. Troopers were able to...
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October 14, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have completed multiple enforcement campaigns focused on construction zones and excessive speeding in several parts of the state. “These efforts are important, not only for the motoring public, but also for the crews working in these construction zones,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As the summer driving season transitioned into fall driving across Nebraska, many construction projects remain ongoing. We urge all...
Nebraska Human Trafficking Hotline
October 13, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and the Nebraska State Patrol are pleased to announce a new, local hotline designed for the public to report suspected sex trafficking or labor trafficking. The Nebraska Human Trafficking Hotline can be reached 24 hours per day at 833-PLS-LOOK (833-757-5665). The Nebraska Human Trafficking Hotline is designed to receive tips on possible human trafficking and quickly direct the information to local investigators. Tips can be made anonymously and go...
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October 11, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following a pursuit that crossed three counties Monday evening. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday., a trooper observed a westbound Honda Insight speeding on Interstate 80 near the 56th Street interchange in Lincoln. The trooper also identified the vehicle as one that been reported stolen a short time earlier out of Omaha. As the vehicle exited I-80 and began traveling southbound on 56th Street, the trooper attempted a traffic stop...
October 5, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was located this morning by a citizen working in the area just east of Harvard, along Road 26 in Clay County. The citizen reported the discovery to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office has requested that NSP conduct the investigation. Investigators have not been able to positively identify the individual at this time. Foul play is suspected. The investigation...
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October 4, 2022
Lexington, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Elwood woman following the discovery of an attempted murder plot. The investigation began last week when the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious comments made by an Elwood woman. The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office notified the Nebraska State Patrol. A Nebraska State Patrol investigator, working undercover, then contacted the woman, identified as Valerie Miller, 39, of Elwood...
NSP Pink Patch
October 3, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is proud to announce a redesigned pink patch for this year’s Pink Patch Project. October marks the return of the Pink Patch Project for many law enforcement agencies across the state. The effort coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Patch Project is a national effort in which many law enforcement officers wear a pink version of their agency’s shoulder patch. This is the fifth year that NSP has participated. “This year’s NSP pink patch offers a new...
Trooper At Work
September 30, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
There’s still time to be a part of the upcoming Nebraska State Patrol recruit camp that starts in January! Applications are open until Monday, October 3, at 11:59 p.m., to be considered for Camp 67. “You can still apply, go through our hiring process, and get your job offer in time to start your training this January to be a Nebraska State Trooper,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “You get to define your career as a trooper, with unlimited career...
Gameday Traffic Photo
September 30, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
After a week off, the Husker football team returns to action at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol to keep the action off the roadways as fans travel to the game. The Nebraska State Patrol works closely with partner agencies on several aspects of gameday operations. Troopers partner with the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, UNL Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to keep fans safe as they travel to and from...
Alcohol Inspections
September 30, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
During the evening hours of Wednesday, September 28, Nebraska State Patrol investigators conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson 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, 13 businesses were checked. All 13 businesses refused to sell alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 100%. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID...
September 20, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division has provided troopers and officers from more than a dozen other agencies with skills and knowledge to better serve their communities. Last week, NSP held a series of training sessions focused on multiple disciplines of commercial motor vehicles inspections. “After the success of last year’s training sessions, we were proud to host another round this year,” said Lieutenant Mike Maytum, Commander of NSP Carrier Enforcement. “The training is...

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