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June 28, 2018
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Kearney Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, June 28, in Kearney and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weight stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team...
June 28, 2018
(Hastings, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Hastings Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections on Wednesday, June 27, in Hastings and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weight stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team...
June 27, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections on Tuesday, June 26, in Grand Island and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weight stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 33 vehicle inspections, discovered 141...
June 27, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
One person has been arrested following an operation of the Panhandle Region Team of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The operation occurred on Tuesday, June 26, in Sidney. The Task Force was assisted by the WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group) Task Force, the Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Gering Police Department, Scottsbluff Police Department, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, and several other...
June 22, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Cadets of the 50th Junior Law Academy have completed a week of training and experiences to get a glimpse of what it takes to be a Trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Organized by the American Legion Department of Nebraska, Junior Law is held annually at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. The cadets receive instruction from current troopers and take part in presentations on many facets of NSP operations. “We have a number of troopers within NSP today who are graduates of Junior...
June 21, 2018
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 290 pounds of marijuana and other products during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday when a trooper observed an eastbound, maroon Freightliner pulling a box trailer make an improper lane change at mile marker 279 near Kearney. The semi also had a lighting defect. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from the semi-...
June 20, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
A trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, was able to revive a subject suffering from an opioid overdose by administering a dose of NARCAN Tuesday evening near Dunning. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office was called with a report of a suicidal person and requested assistance from NSP. Upon arrival at the scene, the subject was discovered to be unconscious and appeared to be suffering from an opioid overdose. The trooper...
June 18, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is seeking the public’s help in locating a person wanted on multiple charges. An arrest warrant has been issued in Chase County for Kody G. Huff, 30, for the following offenses: first degree assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kody Huff, please call the NSP tip line at (308) 535-8137. ###
June 18, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
On Friday, June 15, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in York and Polk counties. This operation was made possible by a grant from Region V Systems. In total, 26 businesses were inspected. Two businesses sold alcohol to a minor. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID. These are the businesses which failed the inspection: Pump & Pantry #46 – York (checked ID, sold to minor) Walgreens #10892 – York (checked ID, sold to minor) Businesses...
June 14, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle. Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149...
June 12, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
On Friday, June 8, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area. This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution. In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will...
June 12, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The stop occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, when a trooper observed an eastbound blue Freightliner with a refrigerated trailer driving on the shoulder near Shelton, at mile marker 290. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 18 boxes inside the...
June 11, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper Kris Hunzeker took first place and Trooper John Hadaway received runner-up honors at the Nebraska Inspector Championships held June 8-9 in Grand Island. This marks the second consecutive year for Trooper Hunzeker to win the championship. Trooper Hunzeker is a 14-year veteran of NSP, stationed in Nebraska City, and assigned to the Carrier Enforcement Division. The Inspector Championships are held each June as part of the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships...
June 8, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have recovered a child, for whom an AMBER Alert had been issued in Colorado Thursday evening, and arrested one woman following a pursuit which ended near Friend. At approximately 10:00 p.m. CDT Thursday, a trooper attempted to stop a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder for speeding on Highway 6 near Sutton. The driver refused to stop and instead accelerated. The trooper then initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, troopers were able to identify the vehicle as being...
June 7, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol based in Troop H – Lincoln have arrested five people following four pursuits in the last several days. The first pursuit occurred in Thayer County on Friday, June 1, when a trooper attempted to stop a driver for speeding. Following a pursuit of nearly 20 minutes, the suspect was taken into custody after attempting to flee on foot. The driver was found to be driving on a 15-year revoked license. On Wednesday, June 6, troopers engaged in two pursuits...
June 5, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol issued more than 100 citations for seatbelt violations during the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign which ran for two weeks surrounding Memorial Day. The enforcement ran from May 21 through June 3 in conjunction with efforts of numerous other departments around Nebraska and agencies all over the country. The campaign included high-visibility patrols, special enforcement areas, and vehicle checks. In addition to the 101 seatbelt violations, NSP issued...
June 4, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
A suspect was shot following a pursuit that crossed two counties in central Nebraska Monday morning. The pursuit of a stolen vehicle began in Dawson County near Highway 30 and Road 490. Near the initial stages of the pursuit with Dawson County Sheriff’s deputies, shots were fired. The pursuit continued into Gothenburg, where the suspect stole another vehicle and headed west on Interstate 80. The vehicle eventually came to a stop northeast of Hershey on a county road. More shots were fired by...
June 1, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
Thanks to multiple tips from citizens to the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) tip-line, the subject of a child exploitation investigation has been arrested in Montana. Just after 3:00 p.m. CT, Friday, NSP issued an advisory asking for help from the public in locating Jason Hornkohl, 39, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from an NSP investigation that included the service of a search warrant on his home in Ogallala in May. Thanks to information provided by the public...
June 1, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are seeking the public’s help in locating the subject of a child exploitation investigation. On Thursday, May 10, NSP Investigators served a search warrant at a residence in Ogallala in response to a NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) cyber tip-line report of suspected child exploitation offenses. Pursuant to the warrant, multiple items were seized from the residence. An arrest warrant has been issued for an occupant of...
May 29, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Pre-planning is credited for relatively low numbers of traffic citations during Sunday evening’s special enforcement operation in Greeley County. The effort coincided with a tanking event and concert near Spalding. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) observed a high percentage of designated drivers and light traffic on the highways in the area. NSP did make one arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) and also issued citations for speeding (2) and minor in possession (1). The...

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