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Puppy
February 21, 2020
(North Platte, NE)
Thanks to citizen reports, two dogs have been rescued and one man has been charged with felony animal cruelty in Red Willow County. On Wednesday afternoon, February 19, the Nebraska State Patrol was alerted to a severely injured dog in northwest Red Willow County. Troopers discovered that the dog had several stab wounds and transported it to the Red Willow Animal Clinic, where it underwent emergency surgery. The dog had more than 15 stab wounds. Veterinarians at the clinic were able to save the...
February 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Charges have been filed against the suspect who fired several shots at Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies, resulting in an officer-involved shooting incident on January 22. On January 22, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call near Louisville. While deputies were investigating the situation, Paul Warner, 37, of rural Louisville, exited the front door of the residence and began firing shots at the deputies with a handgun. Deputies returned fire, striking the...
100 LBs of marijuana and meth
February 17, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested two men after finding 100 pounds of marijuana and one half pound of methamphetamine while attempting a motorist assist on Friday in Lincoln. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday, a trooper observed a recreational vehicle having difficulty maintaining its lane while traveling eastbound in Interstate 80 near Lincoln. The vehicle exited I-80 at mile marker 399 in Lincoln. The trooper contacted the driver of the RV at a gas station to offer...
February 14, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Technical Crimes Division have arrested three people for possession of child pornography or possession of methamphetamine in separate investigations this week. On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence at 13850 Kenilworth in Waverly after receiving a cyber-tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The search revealed more than 100 images of child pornography in a cloud-based storage...
NSP Logo
February 5, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Nebraska State Troopers have recovered two Michigan children who had been reported missing and potentially endangered. The children were found while traveling with their parents on Interstate 80 near York. The Nebraska State Patrol received information on the missing children from the Battle Creek Police Department in Michigan. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, troopers were able to locate Karley Dunkelberger, 9, and Bentley Dunkelberger, 7, in a Ford E350 at a gas station in York. The...
57 pounds of marijuana
February 3, 2020
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized 126 pounds of marijuana during events over the weekend. Friday evening at approximately 10:30 p.m. CT, a trooper made contact with the driver of a Toyota Corolla in a parking lot in North Platte. The trooper detected criminal activity and an NSP K9 alerted to the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 69 pounds of marijuana inside duffel bags in the vehicle. The...
January 30, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person following a pursuit that ended in the Air Park area of Lincoln this morning. At approximately 8:50 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a white Chevrolet Suburban traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln, near mile marker 391. The Suburban had been reported stolen. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and accelerated. The trooper initiated a pursuit, but as the vehicle exited I...
January 23, 2020
(Omaha, NE)
Tracks found in the snow leading away from a vehicle assisted Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) in making an arrest Wednesday. The arrest followed a pursuit of a stolen vehicle Wednesday between Fremont and Omaha. At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper located a Pontiac G6 that had just been reported stolen from the Fremont area. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 275 between Fremont and Waterloo. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to...
January 23, 2020
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Investigators have arrested a former Gering Public Schools teacher on multiple charges related to inappropriate contact with a high school student. NSP began investigating reports of the inappropriate contact in October 2019. Following a thorough investigation, NSP arrested Zachary Boness, 31, of Gering, without incident Wednesday. The investigation revealed that Boness had attempted to have illicit communication with a student via social media. Boness was lodged in...
Stolen Car
January 21, 2020
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Omaha Police Department, took four people into custody after a pursuit in Omaha overnight. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle rammed a trooper’s cruiser. At approximately 11:55 p.m. Monday, a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda 6 near the intersection of N 52nd Street and Grand Avenue. The vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver refused to stop and began traveling at a high rate of speed turning westbound on...
NSP Truck
January 18, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 Friday near Hershey. The fatal crash was among more than 200 weather-related incidents that troopers responded to Friday. At approximately 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, a Ford Ranger pickup lost control while traveling eastbound on I-80 at mile marker 164, near Hershey. The pickup, driven by Michael Krough, 57, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, crossed the median and struck a westbound semi. Krough was pronounced deceased at the scene. The...
January 17, 2020
(North Platte, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Technical Crimes Division have arrested a Palisade man for child enticement by electronic device. This morning, investigators served a search warrant at a residence at 110 N. Kerr St. in Palisade, in Hitchcock County. The investigation began after NSP received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an individual at that address had received child pornography via Facebook in December 2019. The occupant,...
53 pounds of marijuana
January 16, 2020
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested four people and seized marijuana, THC products, and fraudulent credit cards during three traffic stops on Interstate 80 Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Honda sedan fail to signal a turn while exiting I-80 at Kearney. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected clandestine activity and performed a search of the vehicle, revealing 15 pounds of marijuana and approximately $1,500. The driver, Peter...
Cruiser Hit
January 13, 2020
(Omaha, NE)
Nebraska State Troopers were busy throughout the weekend responding to dozens of weather-related incidents, which included a motorist striking an NSP cruiser while the trooper was responding to another crash. The trooper was not injured. From Friday afternoon through Sunday, troopers performed 166 motorist assists, responded to 68 crashes, and assisted other agencies with 41 incidents. While responding to a crash Friday evening, a trooper’s cruiser was struck by another vehicle. The crash...
Pursuit
January 12, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol brought a multi-county pursuit to a safe conclusion with an arrest Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2:10 p.m., NSP was notified of an incident that occurred at a convenience store at exit 420 on Interstate 80. Based on the vehicle description from the reporting party, a trooper located a Honda Crossover driving westbound on I-80 near mile marker 388. The trooper observed that the vehicle did not have license plates. The trooper attempted a traffic...
11 LBs of Meth
January 9, 2020
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people from California and seized more than ten pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kearney. At approximately 1:05 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet pickup driving on the shoulder near mile marker 279. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected clandestine activity and performed a search of the vehicle. The search revealed ten packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the driver...
January 9, 2020
(Grand Island, NE)
Investigators with the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force have seized dozens of firearms and controlled substances from the properties of a convicted felon in Upland. On Wednesday, investigators accompanied parole officers to the home of Donald Greuter, 54, in Upland. During the parole search, parole officers located two long guns, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. At that point, parole officers turned over the evidence to law enforcement and ended their search. Greuter was...
Wing Logo
January 8, 2020
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Investigators with the Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) arrested a Scottsbluff man during an operation Tuesday afternoon. The investigation revealed that Jon Worthman, an attorney based in Alliance, was trading legal fees for cocaine. Worthman, 52, of Scottsbluff, was arrested Tuesday and lodged in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. The WING Task Force includes officers and investigators from several agencies in the...
January 7, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
The Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force has arrested three people following an investigation into contraband deliveries to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Tuesday at approximately 8:00 a.m., investigators arrested an 18-year-old male after he was observed on foot in the area of 14th Street and throwing a package over the wall of the Nebraska State Penitentiary. The package was quickly intercepted by Nebraska Department of Corrections personnel. Two additional subjects believed to be...
In Custody
January 6, 2020
(North Platte, NE)
The Utah Highway Patrol has arrested two persons of interest sought in connection to a homicide in California. The two subjects had been in Nebraska earlier Sunday, prompting the Nebraska State Patrol to issue notice to the public to avoid contact with the men and report any sighting to law enforcement. Jeremy Bailey and Chris Corbit were arrested by the Utah Highway Patrol overnight. ###

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