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20 pounds of cocaine
September 19, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California woman after locating approximately 20 pounds of suspected cocaine during a traffic stop near York. At approximately 12:35 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Ford Expedition following another vehicle too closely while traveling on Interstate 80 near York. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 20 pounds of suspected cocaine, which was concealed...
September 15, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine during an encounter at an I-80 rest area near York. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper made contact with the driver of a Hyundai Accent at the eastbound Interstate 80 rest area near York. During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The...
Summer Cruiser
September 14, 2022
Omaha, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol has closed-out multiple summer-long operations focused on specific areas of roadway safety. Troopers and dispatchers have been working overtime this summer to keep roads safe across the state. Troopers based in Omaha performed several operations focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. During the effort, troopers partnered with the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on multiple occasions for high visibility enforcement operations...
Husker Harvest Days
September 13, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Husker Harvest Days is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages visitors and travelers in the area to be prepared for heavy traffic. During the event, which runs from September 13-15, troopers will provide traffic control in the areas around the event and maintain an increased presence in an effort to reduce the potential for crashes. NSP reminds all motorists in the area to be prepared for slowed traffic at Husker Highway and Highway 30. Visitors to the show can also come in on the...
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September 8, 2022
Kearney, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Kearney Police Department and TRIDENT (Tri-Cities Drug Enforcement Team) Task Force, have arrested a Kearney man following a pursuit early Wednesday morning. Following the pursuit, troopers located 8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. Late Tuesday evening, the Kearney Police Department notified troopers that the subject of an ongoing narcotics investigation may be traveling on Interstate 80. The subject was believed to...
September 8, 2022
Norfolk, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol continues investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday evening in rural Wayne County. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the incident at approximately 7:15 p.m. at a residence at 320 Y Road, north of Wisner. Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Gerald Ruskamp, 65, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Sheriff’s Office has requested that the State...
Firearms
September 7, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people after locating multiple stolen firearms and controlled substances during a traffic stop in Cheyenne County. The incident occurred Friday at approximately 6:50 a.m. MT when a trooper observed a Nissan Versa speeding as it was traveling westbound on I-80 near Lodgepole. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was also found to have a suspended license. Troopers...
School Safety
September 1, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
As the new school year is now in full swing, the Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Education are reminding parents, students, and school officials of the options available to report school or student safety issues. “The safety of our schools is vital to everyday life in Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “It takes partnership from teachers, students, parents, and the community to keep our schools safe. If you become aware of a threat...
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September 1, 2022
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Illinois man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The incident occurred about approximately 11:00 a.m. Wednesday when a trooper observed a Nissan Versa traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-80 near Lexington. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, the Nissan reached speeds of nearly 120 miles...
Methamphetamine and Fentanyl
August 31, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people after locating more than 100 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and 9 pounds of suspected fentanyl during a traffic stop Tuesday near Utica. At approximately 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Nissan Rogue traveling with a license plate violation on Interstate 80 at mile marker 365. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed...
NSP Persuader
August 30, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
The Nebraska State Fair is underway, and troopers are teaming up with the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office to spread the message of seat belt safety and practicing safe driving behaviors. Throughout the fair, troopers are giving safety demonstrations at the NDOT-HSO booth inside the Pinnacle Bank Expo Building. Visitors can take a spin in the NSP Seat Belt Persuader and experience a simulated rollover crash. “Our troopers do a great job of educating young drivers...
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...
NSP Cruiser
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...
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...
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...
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May 11, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a South Dakota man on several charges following a pursuit in western Nebraska. At approximately 2:15 p.m. MDT Sunday, a trooper observed a BMW speeding near mile marker 132 on Interstate 80. The trooper performed a traffic stop, but during the process of the traffic stop the driver provided a fake name. As the trooper was attempting to verify the driver’s identity, the driver accelerated and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed. The...
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April 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division and Patrol Division will distribute 100,000 surgical masks to truck drivers over the next two days at several locations. The masks were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSP is working with the Nebraska Trucking Association, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and...
Respirator
April 15, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has partnered with two Lincoln businesses to develop a product that could save thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment. The product will allow NSP troopers and investigators to use gas masks with reusable filters rather than N95 masks at crime scenes. Every NSP trooper and investigator has a gas mask, but filters for the current gas masks are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. In searching for a solution, NSP personnel located several...
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...

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