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January 12, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
As the snow began to fall last night, a Nebraska State Trooper was injured during a two vehicle crash late Friday evening on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the trooper had just finished responding to another crash near mile marker 399 on westbound I-80. The trooper was then traveling in the westbound lanes when a vehicle behind him lost control, spun out, and collided with the rear of the trooper’s cruiser. The collision then forced the cruiser into a concrete barrier...
January 11, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Tennessee man following a pursuit that began in Iowa and ended in Bellevue. At approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday, troopers were alerted by authorities in Iowa that they were in pursuit of a vehicle traveling in excess of 120 miles per hour approaching Nebraska on Interstate 80. As the 2006 Ford Mustang crossed into Nebraska, troopers observed that it was driving on bare rims at a high rate of speed. NSP became involved in the pursuit...
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January 8, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate pursuits on Interstate 80 that ended in Lincoln and Omaha. The first pursuit began at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, when troopers located a reported stolen vehicle driving southbound on Highway 31 near the Gretna Interstate-80 interchange at mile marker 432. The vehicle, a 2016 Ford F-150, then fled westbound on I-80. Troopers initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle was traveling...
Alcohol Inspections
January 8, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
During the evening hours of Friday, January 4, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Clay and Nuckolls Counties. The operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Area Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention (ASAAP). In total, 26 businesses were inspected. None of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 100 percent. NSP conducts these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. ###
Captain Jeff Roby addresses NSP Camp 60
January 7, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has started training for the next class to join the ranks as Nebraska State Troopers. Basic Recruit Camp 60 began today at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. “Today is a great day for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Starting a new recruit camp makes every trooper proud. They know what these recruits are about to experience and know that these recruits will join them in the field following...
NSP aerial photo
January 4, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers and dispatchers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have successfully resolved an incident on Interstate 80 near Wood River. The incident began when a trooper was notified of a vehicle that had been swerving while traveling eastbound on I-80 near Kearney. After locating the vehicle, the trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued driving eastbound. At that time that trooper observed a firearm inside the vehicle. As the Ford F-150 pickup continued eastbound the driver...
Troopers Search Area in Omaha
January 3, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Two men have been arrested following an early morning pursuit and search by multiple agencies in Omaha. The incident began at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper attempted to stop a Volkswagen Jetta for speeding on Interstate 680 near Pacific. The vehicle came to a stop, but then fled before the trooper could make contact. The trooper pursued the suspect vehicle until it came to a stop near 108th and Pacific. Two suspects then fled the scene on foot. Additional troopers and...
NSP Cruiser at sunrise
January 2, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) worked diligently over the final weeks of 2018 to remove dozens of impaired drivers from Nebraska roads. The annual holidays “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” campaign resulted in 64 arrests for drunk or drugged driving. During the enforcement, which ran from December 14 through January 1, troopers and dispatchers worked overtime hours in the effort to keep Nebraska roads safe for all travelers. The operation resulted in 61 arrests for driving under...
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January 1, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
The suspect of an officer-involved shooting incident is in custody following a multi-agency search in rural Howard County in the overnight hours of December 31 into January 1. The incident began in the evening hours of December 31 when the Howard County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of Dannevirke Road and Page Road north of Elba. The suspect, identified as Luke Lefever, 30, of Broken Bow, then engaged the deputies with a handgun. During the exchange, Lefever...
Marijuana
December 31, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four men and seized several pounds each of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana following multiple traffic stops on Sunday. At approximately 7:45 a.m. CT, a trooper observed a Ford Mustang traveling at 105 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Paxton at mile marker 143. When the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, driving recklessly and passing vehicles on the shoulder. The trooper initiated a pursuit...
Vehicle Fire
December 31, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people following two pursuits in the early morning hours Sunday on Highway 11 in central Nebraska. The first pursuit occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. in Hall County when a trooper stopped to check on a Chevrolet Impala that was parked on the shoulder of Highway 11. As the trooper approached, the vehicle fled the scene and the trooper initiated a pursuit. After a few minutes of driving at around 40 miles per hour, the vehicle stopped. The...
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December 30, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a suspect driving a stolen vehicle following a pursuit overnight in Lincoln. In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 30, a trooper attempted a traffic stop near 27th and Cornhusker on a 1993 Honda Civic that had been reported stolen. The vehicle fled and the trooper initiated a pursuit. After the driver started traveling in the opposite lane against oncoming traffic, the pursuit was terminated and the NSP Aviation Support Division was...
Car Rolled Onto Side
December 28, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have responded to roughly 200 weather-related incidents during the winter storm that has dropped several inches of snow in central Nebraska and forced the closure of Interstate 80 for several hours Thursday. As the snow continues to fall in some areas, the moisture and cold temperatures have contributed to icy conditions on some roads. Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews have been working around the clock to clear roads. NSP responded...
Crime Scene Tape
December 27, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has asked the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a pursuit that began in Saunders County and ended in Sarpy County. At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident. The pursuit began just before 3:00 p.m. when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department began pursuing a suspect in connection with a theft in Wahoo. The suspect’s vehicle, a black Ford F...
NSP Cruiser in Snow
December 26, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
As another round of winter weather has prompted storm warnings and advisories across the state, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are urging motorists to be prepared. “This storm is expected to potentially bring up to a foot of snow in some areas of Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “It’s important that people finishing their holiday travel are prepared for winter driving conditions and drive safely...
December 24, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
Multiple people were ejected from a vehicle and one child has passed away following a crash on Interstate 80 Saturday evening near Ogallala. The crash happened near mile marker 138, at approximately 4:10 p.m. MT Saturday, December 22, when the driver of an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe suffered a medical episode and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle drove into the median while passengers in the vehicle attempted to gain control. The vehicle went back across the eastbound lanes of traffic...
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December 21, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Investigators with the WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group) Task Force and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two men and seized dozens of firearms and controlled substances during an operation in Scotts Bluff County. WING investigators, with the assistance of the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol, executed a search warrant on a residence at 160264 Spring Creek Road in Mitchell during the evening hours of Tuesday, December 18...
Crime Scene Tape
December 18, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Investigators with the WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group) Task Force have arrested two men and broken up a marijuana growing operation in Scotts Bluff County. In the morning hours of Tuesday, December 18, the WING Task Force, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, and the 1057 Military Police Unit, served a search warrant on a residence at 160283 CR 20, outside of Gering. During the search, investigators found approximately 75...
50 pounds of marijuana
December 18, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 50 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kimball. At approximately 1:30 p.m. MT Sunday, December 16, a trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Ford EcoSport speeding near mile marker 18 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, troopers found 50 pounds of marijuana in heat-sealed bags concealed in luggage in...
Crisis Negotiator Training
December 6, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) hosted a crisis negotiator training event for several agencies in south central Nebraska. The exercise was put on with assistance from Clay County law enforcement. The event, which occurred during the evening hours of Wednesday, December 5, involved representatives from the Harvard Police Department, Sutton Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and Clay County Emergency Management. Students from Hastings College volunteered to assist and...

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