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April 12, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol has cited a Kansas man for motor vehicle homicide after a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of an Alliance woman Sunday. The crash occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. MT Sunday, near Alliance on Highway 2. A Ford Escape, driven by Blythe Boness, 22, of Alliance, was traveling eastbound on Highway 2 when it was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Ryan McElroy, 36, of Salina, Kansas. The collision caused the Escape to roll into the ditch, ejecting Boness...
Alcohol Inspections
April 12, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
During the evening hours of Friday, April 8, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Keith County. This project was supported in whole or part 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 total, 14 businesses were inspected. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor, for a non-compliance rate of 14 percent. All of the businesses checked the...
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April 11, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a week-long enforcement and education effort focused on distracted driving. The U Drive. U Text. U Pay. initiative was part of a nationwide effort during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “April is set aside to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, but our troopers’ educational efforts continue year-round,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We urge all drivers to make safety their priority, eliminate...
April 8, 2022
ARAPAHOE, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality crash that occurred on Highway 283 Thursday afternoon, during response to the large fire southeast of Elwood. Both vehicles involved were assisting in the fire response. The crash occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m., when a Ford Expedition, driven by Phelps County Emergency Manager Justin Norris, with passenger Darren Krull, Chief of the Elwood Volunteer Fire Department, was struck head on by a truck hauling water, approximately eight miles...
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April 6, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after finding firearms and controlled substances during two Interstate 80 traffic stops this week. Sunday, at approximately 11:20 a.m., troopers arrested a Washington man after locating LSD and concealed firearms during a traffic stop on I-80. The incident occurred when a trooper stopped a Toyota Tundra for a registration violation on I-80 near mile marker 156. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana...
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April 6, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person following a pursuit with a stolen box truck Wednesday morning. At approximately 8:20 a.m., NSP was notified that a box truck had fled an attempted traffic stop with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office in Kearney. About five minutes later, a trooper located the truck as it was traveling eastbound on I-80. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle again refused to stop. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The truck...
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April 4, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after incidents in which a suspect fought a trooper over the weekend. Saturday, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a trooper observed a Chevrolet Impala fail to yield the right of way as it exited Interstate 80 and began traveling northbound on Highway 2. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and accelerated. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle turned westbound onto a county road, where the...
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April 1, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after locating numerous controlled substances during traffic stops in various parts of Nebraska this week. Tuesday at approximately 11:20 a.m., a trooper contacted the driver of a GMC Sierra at the Kearney Rest Area, at mile marker 269 of I-80. During the encounter, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. An NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed...
Alcohol Inspections
March 31, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Nebraska State Patrol Investigators have conducted alcohol inspections in Buffalo, Sherman, and Lincoln Counties. During the evening hours of Friday, March 25, investigators conducted alcohol inspections in Buffalo and Sherman Counties. This project was supported in whole or part by grant # 0043 under the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. In total, 35 businesses were inspected. Three of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 92%. Two of...
Cruiser at Sunset
March 29, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
There’s still time to become a Nebraska State Trooper this year! Candidates can apply until Friday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m., to join the next NSP Basic Recruit Camp, which starts in July and graduates in December. “We’re looking for the next generation of men and women ready for an exciting and fulfilling career serving our great state,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “With unlimited career opportunities in communities large and small across the entire...
March 28, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 11:10 a.m. Saturday, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevy Tahoe with a license plate violation traveling near Giltner, at mile marker 324. During the traffic stop the trooper detected criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 102 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Armando Hernandez-Cruz, 36, of Stockton, California,...
Table Rock Search
March 27, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a three-day search operation as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Linda Dillard. Although the search effort did not locate Dillard’s remains, significant ground was covered that will assist in the investigation. “What our investigators learned this week directs the case into the next phase,” said Lt. Eric Jones, of NSP Investigative Services. “We are now confident that Linda is not in this large area. Our investigators continue...
March 24, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
he Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is conducting a large-scale search effort for a missing woman as part of an ongoing investigation into her disappearance. Linda Dillard was last seen in the area near Table Rock on June 16, 2021. The specific search area, near the Table Rock State Wildlife Management Area, has been identified as part of the investigation. NSP investigators believe Dillard may have been the victim of a crime, which led to her disappearance. The search operation includes numerous...
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March 21, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, rescued a woman and arrested a Newman Grove man following a pursuit in rural Madison and Boone counties. The incident began at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday, when the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for a possible domestic incident occurring inside a moving vehicle. Deputies responded and requested assistance from NSP. It was determined that the 911 call had been made by a female who...
March 18, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is renewing its request for information regarding the disappearance of Linda Dillard, who went missing last June in southeast Nebraska. The investigation is ongoing. Dillard was last seen on June 16, 2021, in the rural Table Rock area. As part of the investigation, NSP and assisting agencies have conducted multiple searches in the area where Dillard was last seen. Investigators believe Dillard may have been the victim of a crime, which led to her disappearance. Dillard...
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March 14, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
A busy week of basketball in Lincoln was coupled with a busy week on Nebraska roads as teams and fans from across the state traveled for the NSAA State Basketball Tournaments. This year, both the boys and girls tournaments were held during the same week. During the week of the state tournaments, Nebraska State Troopers patrolled high-traffic roadways to assist teams and fans travel safely. Throughout the week, troopers performed 278 motorist assists across the state. “This was a week like we’ve...
Alcohol Inspections
March 10, 2022
Hastings, NEB.
During the evening hours of Monday, March 7, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Adams and Clay Counties. In total, 18 businesses were inspected. None of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a 100% compliance rate. All businesses checked the minor’s ID. The businesses included convenience stores, restaurants, and bars. This project was supported in whole or part by grant #05609 under the Hastings Area Substance and Alcohol Abuse Prevention program...
25,000 Fentanyl Pills
March 8, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating thousands of suspected fentanyl pills and other controlled substances during a traffic stop in Dawson County. At approximately 3:40 p.m. Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound Acura TSX speeding on Interstate 80 near Lexington, at mile marker 231. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. Troopers performed a search of the vehicle and located numerous bags containing...
March 7, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
Investigators with Nebraska State Patrol Troop Areas B and C, along with the Trident Task Force, conducted two search warrants Friday and have arrested a man after locating multiple controlled substances at his residence and business in Primrose and Spalding. Friday morning, March 4, investigators served a search warrant at the residence of 1320 255th Street in Primrose. Another search warrant took place at a business at 150 South Chestnut Street in Spalding. During the searches, investigators...
Unit Crash
March 6, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
A Nebraska State Trooper was struck and received minor injuries while responding to a motorist assist near Maxwell. The incident was among dozens of weather-related incidents handled by troopers Saturday, as much of western Nebraska received snow throughout the day. At approximately 10:40 p.m., a trooper was parked, with emergency lights on, while responding to a vehicle that had slid off Interstate 80. That vehicle had come to a stop in the median near mile marker 186. As the trooper responded...

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