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January 26, 2021
(North Platte, NEB.)
One person was killed in a crash this morning on Interstate 80 near North Platte. The crash was one of dozens of weather-related incidents that occurred Tuesday following Monday’s winter storm. At approximately 6:10 a.m. CT, NSP was notified that an eastbound semi had tipped onto its side and was partially blocking the westbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 172. Moments later, a westbound semi struck the first semi. Both occupants of the eastbound semi were ejected during the crash. Both had...
NSP Truck in Snow
January 25, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have responded to more than 300 weather-related incidents today as record-breaking snowfall greatly affected travel throughout much of Nebraska. As of 9:00 p.m. CT, troopers have performed 313 motorist assists and responded to 28 crashes. Troopers remain active this evening, continuing to respond to incidents on Interstate 80 and other major roadways. Travel is still not advised during this winter storm. Nebraska Department of Transportation plow crews have been out in...
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January 21, 2021
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Colorado juvenile and recovered a stolen vehicle following a pursuit in western Nebraska Wednesday morning. At approximately 8:50 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper located a Toyota Avalon, which had previously been reported stolen in Iowa, as it was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 near North Platte, at mile marker 170. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled westbound. The trooper initiated a pursuit. As the...
January 20, 2021
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested five people following a traffic stop on Highway 6 near McCook Tuesday evening. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on a Dodge Journey that was driving without its lights on. The vehicle also had no license plates. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected that the driver was impaired. The trooper arrested the driver, Andrew Blume, 42, of Indianola, for driving under the influence of drugs,...
January 14, 2021
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 30 pounds of marijuana hidden inside tires. At approximately 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper contacted the driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe at a gas station at the Giltner interchange of Interstate 80, near mile marker 324. During the encounter, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. An NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle. Troopers then searched the vehicle...
Crash scene
January 13, 2021
(Scottsbluff, NEB.)
A Nebraska State Trooper was injured Wednesday when his patrol vehicle was involved in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 near Chappell. At approximately 8:30 a.m. MT, Wednesday, a trooper responded to a crash near mile marker 90 on I-80. A truck-tractor/semi-trailer had struck an I-80 overpass. An NDOT crew also responded to the crash to check on the bridge and assist with clean-up of the crash. The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital in Julesburg, Colorado with minor...
Drug Seizure
January 13, 2021
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a South Carolina man after locating several controlled substances and a firearm during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 80. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Honda Accord speeding at mile marker 187 of Interstate 80, near Maxwell. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. The trooper searched the vehicle and located 30 pounds of marijuana, as well as smaller amounts of...
January 12, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Iowa man following a pursuit in southeast Nebraska Monday. The pursuit ended near Nebraska City. The incident began at approximately 4:55 p.m. Monday with a report of a Chevrolet Malibu unable to maintain its lane and blocking traffic as it traveled southbound on Highway 75 in Cass County. Troopers were able to locate the vehicle on Highway 75 south of Union. The vehicle continued its inability to maintain its lane and drove into the...
January 11, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested three people and seized 177 pounds of marijuana and one handgun during two separate incidents on Sunday. At approximately 10:10 a.m. a trooper was at a gas station at the Milford interchange of Interstate 80, at mile marker 382, when he began speaking with the driver of a Ford Expedition, who had also stopped at the gas station. During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the...
January 9, 2021
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California man and recovered a missing juvenile from Illinois. At approximately 9:10 a.m. Friday, NSP received information regarding a vehicle believed to be driven by a subject being sought by Illinois authorities. The subject was believed to be traveling with a 15-year-old female, for whom an endangered missing advisory was issued in Illinois on Thursday. About 15 minutes later, a trooper located the vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, at...
January 7, 2021
(Grand Island, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating an incident in which a subject shot himself during a brief standoff in Kearney County. At approximately 12:10 p.m. Thursday, the Kearney County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed subject barricaded in a vehicle outside a residence at 1684 A Road, south of Minden. The Sheriff’s Office requested assistance at the scene from both NSP and Minden Police. As the assisting agencies arrived on scene, a gunshot was heard from inside the...
DUI reading
January 4, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 41 impaired drivers from the road during the holiday season’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The effort, which ran from December 18 to January 1, included dozens of law enforcement agencies across Nebraska and many more throughout the entire country. During the campaign, troopers worked overtime in an effort to reduce the possibility of serious injury crashes. “Nebraska roads saw significantly fewer fatalities in December...
January 4, 2021
(Grand Island, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has started the new year with a new class of recruits training to become State Troopers. The 64th Basic Recruit Camp in NSP history began Monday at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. “These recruits have demonstrated throughout a rigorous hiring process that they are ready to dedicate their lives to serving Nebraskans,” said Captain Greg Miller, NSP Director of Training. “At the training academy, we’ll combine that mindset with exceptional training to...
January 1, 2021
(Omaha, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested one person after he attempted to flee a traffic stop and assaulted a trooper. The incident occurred Thursday on the entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 80 near the Q street overpass in Omaha. At approximately 11:45 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Ford Thunderbird driving in excess of 80 miles per hour in a 50 miles per zone. During the traffic stop, the driver of the Thunderbird refused to provide any documentation requested by the trooper...
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December 31, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has awarded the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) its Law Enforcement Accreditation for the sixth time. NSP has been continually accredited by CALEA since 2004. “This recognition is the result of a thorough review process by CALEA evaluators,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “CALEA accreditation demonstrates not only that NSP’s policies meet the rigorous standards held by CALEA, but also that...
December 24, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Additional details are now available regarding Wednesday’s crash that killed three people, including a small child, on Interstate 80 near Hershey. At approximately 10:41 a.m. CT Wednesday, a GMC Yukon was traveling eastbound on I-80 near mile marker 167. The Yukon lost control in the winter weather conditions, crossed the median, entered the westbound lanes, and collided with a westbound semi. The driver, Edgar Navarro, 24, and passengers Idayalid Bautista, 25, and Alexa Navarro, 4, all of...
December 21, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol Investigative Services Division is investigation a shooting that occurred in Palisade, in Hayes County, on Friday, December 18. NSP Investigators were called-in Friday, after the Hayes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at 308 North Osborn in Palisade. A victim was located with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Great Plains Health in North Platte and is expected to survive. The Hayes County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the...
New State Headquarters Entrance
December 21, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol will open a new state headquarters building in Lincoln, in early 2021. The new state headquarters facility will allow NSP to bring most Lincoln-based troopers and civilian staff under one roof, rather than spread out in several offices throughout the capital city. “For decades, NSP team members have been scattered around Lincoln at various offices,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our new state headquarters will bring our team...
Camp 63
December 18, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Eighteen new troopers have joined the ranks of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). The members of the 63rd Basic Recruit Class in NSP history received their badges and took the oath of office today during a ceremony at the State Capitol. “Today is a great day for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc. “These 18 troopers have faced challenges and grew together as a team. The skills they’ve learned during the last six months of training will now be put to use in service to the...
NSP Cruiser at night
December 17, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers will be working overtime during the holidays to keep Nebraska roads safe. The Nebraska State Patrol is teaming up with hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort. The campaign runs from Friday, December 18, through Friday January 1, and includes dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska. Troopers will perform high-visibility patrols throughout the state, monitoring the roads for impaired drivers. “...

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