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Military Vehicle Abandoned
August 20, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol is working with the South Dakota National Guard to make sure a large military vehicle reaches its appropriate destination in South Dakota. This morning, a trooper was made aware that the vehicle, which is used in engineering operations, was sitting on a parked trailer at the Interstate 80 on-ramp near Overton. The trooper found the vehicle and noticed markings which identified that it belongs to the South Dakota National Guard. NSP has since learned that the trailer...
NSP Cruiser at Night
August 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
As schools are back in session and the summer vacation season winds down, Nebraska State Troopers and officers from dozens of other law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska will participate in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign is part of a nationwide effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. “Over the last few months, we’ve seen many people return to the road for summer trips. Traffic volume has increased since the early months of the pandemic, but so...
Troopers and Game and Parks Officer
August 19, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a summer-long effort focused on maintaining safe state recreation areas in Nebraska. Throughout the summer, troopers have worked with Nebraska Game and Parks officials and local law enforcement across the state in the effort. The effort included high visibility patrols at recreation areas, working to prevent drunk driving on nearby roads. In some cases, troopers accompanied Game and Parks Officers on boats as they patrolled several popular lakes across...
2295 pounds of marijuana
August 17, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person after discovering nearly 2,300 pounds of marijuana during a motorist assist on Interstate 80. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, a trooper noticed a commercial box truck stopped with mechanical problems on the shoulder of eastbound I-80 at mile marker 228, near Cozad. The trooper stopped to assist. During the motorist assist, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. The truck was towed to the NSP...
NSP Tech Crimes Logo
August 14, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Lincoln man during a child pornography investigation. Friday morning, August 14, the NSP Special Operations Division Technical Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 4115 South Street in Lincoln. The warrant was served as a result of a cybertip NSP received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The cybertip alerted NSP that a user at the residence was uploading images of child pornography onto the...
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August 14, 2020
(Norfolk, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people during a drug investigation in Albion. This morning, NSP investigators executed a search warrant at a residence at 512 S. 6th street in Albion. Investigators located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and drug manufacturing equipment, as well as a knife/iron knuckles weapon. The home was approximately 111 feet from the Boone Central Schools building, The residents, Devin Samuelson, 31, and Kristi Samuelson...
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August 13, 2020
(Ogallala, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested an Iowa man after he fled from a crash on Interstate 80 in Keith County. At approximately 8:15 a.m. MT Wednesday, NSP received a report of a crash near mile marker 130 of I-80. The crash involved a Nissan Altima and a semi-tractor/truck-trailer. The driver of the Altima then fled the scene on foot. Troopers, Ogallala Police Officers, and Keith County Sheriff’s Deputies searched the area for approximately two hours before the subject...
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August 13, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have arrested two drivers following two separate pursuits that occurred Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning. At approximately 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Acura sedan speeding on Highway 59 south of Wausa. The same vehicle had been observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 20 approximately 30 minutes earlier. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated to over 140 miles per hour as it fled. The trooper...
Captain Jeff Wilcynski
August 12, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Wilcynski to Captain of the NSP Professional Standards Division. Wilcynski has most recently served as a lieutenant in the NSP Investigative Services Division, stationed in Lincoln. “Captain Wilcynski has led a distinguished career in multiple areas of State Patrol operations,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “He has been a valuable leader for our agency for years and is well...
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August 12, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested multiple people following a traffic stop in Lincoln. At approximately 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a driver discard a cigarette out the window of a Jeep Patriot while it was stopped at the intersection of 27th and O streets. The trooper then discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The trooper followed the vehicle north on 27th Street until it turned west onto Vine street. The trooper...
August 3, 2020
(Kearney, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men following a pursuit on I-80 and search of cornfields Saturday evening. At approximately 6:20 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Jeep Liberty speeding as is traveled westbound on Interstate 80 near Grand Island. As the trooper attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle refused to stop and fled westbound. The Jeep then exited at mile marker 305, failed to stop at the stop sign, lost control, and crashed into a pole on the westbound on-ramp...
Captain Matt Sutter
August 3, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is streamlining the organization of several specialty divisions within NSP. The restructuring will add NSP specialties such as the Technical Crimes Division, Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC), and others into the existing Special Operations Division. The NSP Special Operations Division will now include the Aviation Support Division, SWAT, Technical Crimes, NIAC, Police Service Dog Division, Hazardous Device Technicians, and Emergency Preparedness. With...
Drug Seizure
August 3, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Lincoln man after locating several controlled substances and a stolen handgun at the conclusion of a pursuit in Hamilton County. At approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday, NSP received a report that a motorcycle was passing on the shoulder of Interstate 80 at approximately 120 miles per hour in York County. About 20 minutes later, the Aurora Police Department reported that the motorcycle was on County Road 9 near Highway 14, south of I-80. A...
July 30, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
With great sadness, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Department of Transportation, and Metropolitan Area Planning Agency announce the passing of John Holcomb, 70, of Omaha, who was a volunteer in the Metro Area Motorist Assist Program (MAMA). Holcomb was killed in a traffic crash this afternoon on Highway 75 in Omaha, while performing his motorist assist duties. “We send our deepest condolences to John’s family,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His...
Trooper performs inspection
July 30, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Thursday, July 30, in Seward and the surrounding area. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 15 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 5 vehicles and trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations...
Trooper performs inspection
July 29, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Wednesday, July 29, in Lincoln and the surrounding area. NSP was assisted by the Lincoln Police Department. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 32 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 13 vehicles and trailers throughout the day,...
Trooper performs inspection
July 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Tuesday, July 28, in York and the surrounding area. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 65 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 34 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers...
Major Russ Stanczyk
July 27, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Administrative Services Major for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), Major Russell Stanczyk, will retire on July 31, 2020. Stanczyk has served the citizens of Nebraska with NSP for nearly 34 years. “It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Nebraska throughout my career,” said Major Stanczyk. “As I depart the agency, it gives me pride to see the men and women of the State Patrol continuing that mission as troopers and in civilian capacities. NSP is a talented team and I’ve been honored to...
Speeding radar
July 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Nebraska State Troopers have completed Operation Safe Driver Week, resulting in dozens of citations for excessive speeding and more than 20 arrests for impaired driving. Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual campaign, coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Law enforcement agencies throughout North America participate in the annual operation to raise awareness and focus enforcement efforts on issues related to commercial motor vehicles and traffic around those vehicles...
July 17, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Nevada man on several charges following a pursuit on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County. At approximately 2:15 p.m. CT, NSP dispatch received a report of a dangerous driver traveling eastbound on I-80 between Paxton and Sutherland. Minutes later, a trooper was able to locate the vehicle, a Nissan Murano. The trooper observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and fled. The...

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