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August 23, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested multiple people following multiple pursuits Sunday evening. At approximately 5:50 p.m. Sunday, a trooper observed a motorcycle driving recklessly on Interstate 680 near Dodge Street. The motorcycle was speeding, splitting between other vehicles, and passing on the shoulder. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit but discontinued the pursuit shortly thereafter as the NSP Aviation...
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August 19, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be working hard to keep Nebraska roads safe as the summer driving season comes to an end. “Schools are back in session and most summer vacations are in the rearview mirror,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As the summer driving season winds down, our troopers will be working alongside local law enforcement and patrolling for impaired driving across the state.” The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs...
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August 17, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division, Lincoln Police Department (LPD), Omaha Police Department (OPD) and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are alerting the public to an increase in overdose deaths that began August 10, from fentanyl-laced drugs. No less than eight overdose deaths and 21 overdoses have been reported between the two cities over the course of a six day span. A majority of the recent overdose deaths in Lincoln and Omaha involved cocaine laced with...
August 14, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance involving two neighbors in St. Paul. One of the parties reportedly discharged a weapon during the disturbance. The Sheriff’s Office, St. Paul Police Department, and Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the scene, near Sheridan and Jay streets in St...
August 11, 2021
Hastings, NEB.
A Nebraska State Trooper was wounded during a standoff with an armed subject in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 11. The trooper suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm. At approximately 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a male subject discharging a firearm outside a residence in the 500 block of North Brass in Juniata. The call came from a female subject in the immediate area, who was unable to leave due to the...
August 11, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information regarding the active shooter situation that led to a standoff and officer-involved shooting overnight in Juniata. The suspect has been identified as Brooks Hacker, 35, who had recently moved to Juniata. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident began at approximately 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, when the suspect and his girlfriend got into a verbal altercation that turned physical. The female was able to flee into the...
Drone Operators
August 9, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has launched a new drone program designed to get roadways cleared faster, while still conducting a thorough crash investigation. The new program includes crash reconstruction investigators throughout the state. “This is a major step for our team, combining new technology with the expertise already possessed by our crash reconstruction investigators,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “The goal of this program is to be able to...
August 5, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an in-custody death in Howard County. The incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Thursday, when the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a subject. The Sheriff’s Office was conducting a welfare check and located the subject near Denton Road and 7th Avenue, north of St. Libory. As deputies attempted to make contact, the subject suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies attempted to render medical aid, but the...
August 5, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol family is mourning the sudden loss of Trooper Nicholas Goodwin #73. Trooper Goodwin, 37, passed away today in Scottsbluff. He was a 14-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol and served in the Carrier Enforcement Division, stationed in Scottsbluff. “Our entire Nebraska State Patrol family is grieving today,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Trooper Goodwin was a dedicated public servant and a close friend to many of our...
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August 2, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an O’Neill man following a pursuit in Buffalo and Hall Counties Sunday afternoon At approximately 4:00 p.m., NSP received information of a Dodge Challenger driving recklessly and at excessive speeds on Highway 30 near Gibbon. The vehicle had reportedly fled attempted traffic stops by both the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at different times Sunday afternoon. A trooper was able to locate the vehicle near...
Methamphetamine
August 2, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested several people after finding controlled substances and firearms in multiple incidents. The first incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. Saturday, a trooper observed two vehicles parked near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 71, in Box Butte County. The trooper stopped to check on the vehicles and offer assistance. During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside one of the vehicles, a Toyota...
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July 29, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Fort Calhoun man as part of a narcotics investigation in multiple counties. On Wednesday, investigators executed search warrants at multiple locations as part of the investigation. The first location was 5437 Samuel Colt Lane in Fort Calhoun, in Washington County. During a search of the residence, investigators located more than eleven pounds of marijuana, one pound of psilocybin mushrooms, and a handgun. Investigators arrested the...
Trooper and Border Patrol Agent
July 23, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers have completed their deployment to Texas after partnering with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for multiple weeks. The troopers have all completed their final shift of work and are in the process of returning to Nebraska. “Our troopers performed with great professionalism in tough circumstances in the Del Rio area,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). “Beyond routine criminal law enforcement, they rescued people from...
July 23, 2021
Chadron, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol and Chadron Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a person wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight in Chadron. Authorities are attempting to locate Ian Littlemoon, also known as Sage Littlemoon, for questioning. He may be driving a stolen, blue Ford Freestar minivan with Nebraska license plates 69-B693. His last known location was in Chadron. Ian (Sage) Littlemoon Littlemoon, 20, of Chadron, is described as a...
July 23, 2021
Chadron, NEB.
Law enforcement authorities have located a person sought for questioning in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight in Chadron. The Nebraska State Patrol and Chadron Police Department issued a media advisory Friday morning seeking the public’s help in locating Ian Littlemoon, also known as Sage Littlemoon. Littlemoon, 20, of Chadron, was believed to be traveling in a stolen van. Friday morning, the van was found abandoned northeast of Chadron. Littlemoon has since been located in...
Linda Dillard
July 23, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is renewing its request for information related to the disappearance of a Jefferson County woman last month. Investigators have been actively investigating the disappearance of Linda Dillard, 55, who was last seen on June 16 in the rural Table Rock area. The investigation remains ongoing. Dillard is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances. She is described as a white female, 5’0”, 130 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair (possibly dyed blonde or wearing a...
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July 22, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Omaha man following a pursuit overnight. At approximately 12:20 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Ford Focus failing to maintain its lane on Highway 75 near L Street in South Omaha. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle fled through area parking lots and city streets, reaching speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour, before colliding with a retaining wall...
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July 16, 2021
Kearney, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Colorado man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 early Friday morning. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, a trooper clocked a 2012 Audi traveling 103 miles per hour on I-80 eastbound near Kearney. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle reached speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour during the pursuit, before the vehicle exited at the Shelton...
Carrier Enforcement
July 13, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Operation Safe Driver Week is underway across the country and the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division is participating once again in the annual safety initiative. The focus of this year’s effort is on speeding. “Operation Safe Driver Week is a great opportunity for our troopers to connect with commercial carriers across Nebraska in an effort to keep Nebraska roads safe,” said Captain Marty Denton, Commander of NSP Carrier Enforcement. “We all share a common goal in road safety...
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July 12, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Today is the final day to apply to become a Nebraska State Trooper as part of Camp 66. The recruits of Camp 66 will begin their training program in January with graduation scheduled for June 2022. Applications for Camp 66 will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. tonight. The online application is available at the Nebraska State Jobs website. Applications received after midnight will be considered for Camp 67, which is scheduled to begin in July 2022. “We just launched Camp 65 at the NSP Training...

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