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March 17, 2024
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, arrested four people following a pursuit in eastern Nebraska Friday evening. At approximately 7:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Kia Forte, speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the shoulder of westbound Interstate 80 near Gretna. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit as the vehicle continued...
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March 16, 2024
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested three people following a pursuit and manhunt in southwest Nebraska Friday evening. Friday evening, NSP was informed that the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate a vehicle believed to be driven by a subject with an active warrant. At approximately 7:15 p.m., a trooper located the vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox, as it was traveling northbound on Highway 283 near Elwood. The...
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March 15, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Don’t rely on luck to make roadways safe this St. Patrick’s Day. Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol for impaired drivers this weekend as part of a nationwide enforcement effort for St. Patrick’s Day. “Impaired driving is dangerous for everyone,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “If your St. Patrick’s Day plans involve alcohol, have a plan in place to make it home safely.” Troopers will be working overtime across the state this St. Patrick’s Day...
Alcohol Inspections
March 12, 2024
Grand Island, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in Hall and Red Willow Counties in recent weeks. During the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, February 29, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Hall County. This project was supported by grant #2447 from Tobacco Free Hall County. In total, 10 businesses were checked. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 80%. One business failed to check the minor’s ID...
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March 12, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers removed from the road 35 impaired drivers during this year’s NSAA State Basketball tournaments, thanks in part to a special enforcement effort including troopers across the state. During the two weekends of state basketball in Lincoln, troopers across the state arrested 35 people for driving under the influence. Troopers also stopped 38 drivers for speeding at 100 miles per hour or more. “As teams claimed state titles in Lincoln, our troopers and dispatchers were working...
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March 6, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers arrested two people following pursuits in southeast Nebraska Tuesday. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper saw a motorcycle speeding on Highway 77 in west Lincoln. As the motorcycle exited at Van Dorn, the trooper attempted a traffic stop. The motorcycle then split between several vehicles stopped at a red light and fled eastbound on Van Dorn. The trooper initiated a pursuit, but quickly discontinued as the NSP helicopter took over the pursuit from the air. The helicopter...
Trooper Applications are open
February 29, 2024
Lincoln, NEB
Now Hiring Troopers! Applications to join the next class of Nebraska State Troopers are now open! Apply today at NebraskaTroopers.com. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol enjoy a career full of opportunity in communities across the state. Troopers serve in numerous specialty positions including criminal investigator, K9 handler, crash investigator, tactical flight officer, crisis negotiator, drone operator, hazmat technician, and many more. Troopers can also serve in specialty units...
Alcohol Inspections
February 29, 2024
Lexington, NEB.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in multiple Nebraska counties in recent weeks. During the afternoon hours of Friday, February 23, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Dawson County. This project was supported 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 Dawson County, 15 businesses were inspected. One of those...
Ongoing Investigation
February 20, 2024
Bloomfield, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bloomfield Police Department, is investigating a double-homicide that occurred this morning in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Additional details on the deceased are being withheld while officials work to make family notifications. The scene is secure. Multiple persons of interest have been detained as part of the investigation. Law enforcement believes there is no ongoing threat to the public. NSP crime scene...
May 1, 2023
Lincoln, NEB
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that involved an investigator from the Lincoln Police Department and an investigator from the Nebraska State Patrol. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday, investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force were conducting an investigation in the area of NW 27th and West O streets in Lincoln. Preliminary details show that during the investigation, a confrontation occurred between the investigators...
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April 20, 2023
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers have arrested a Hastings man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday evening near Grand Island. At approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Silverado speeding on Highway 34, just north of the I-80 Interchange in Grand Island. During the traffic stop, a passenger of the vehicle fled on foot, jumping over a fence and running toward the Platte River. Additional troopers traveled to the scene. After approximately 90 minutes, a trooper saw the subject crawling across...
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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...
August 4, 2022
Laurel
The Nebraska State Patrol, working with several public safety partners, is investigating the deaths of four people, at two different scenes in Laurel, Nebraska. The first incident occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday, when an explosion was reported at a residence in the 200 block of Elm Street in Laurel. Local volunteer firefighters responded and located an individual inside the home. That victim was found to be deceased. At that point, the Laurel Police Department and Cedar County Sheriff...
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May 26, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
As travelers hit the road to mark the start of summer, troopers will be working to keep Nebraska roads safe during Memorial Day weekend. In northeast Nebraska, troopers will be teaming up with local law enforcement to patrol several major highways. The efforts include operations in Norfolk, Columbus, South Sioux City, Schuyler, and other areas from May 27 through May 31. “Summer has arrived and families are gearing up to travel,” said Captain Dain Hicks, Commander of Troop B – based in Norfolk...
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January 21, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Minnesota man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 near Aurora. At approximately 10:20 a.m. Friday, a trooper observed a Ford Fusion driving on the shoulder near Giltner, at mile marker 323. During the traffic stop, as the trooper was talking with the driver of the Fusion, the driver accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The suspect vehicle fled eastbound, reaching speeds in excess of 110 miles per...

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