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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...
July 16, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man for first degree murder in connection to a homicide that occurred between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Malmo. Investigators have arrested Kolton Barnes, 25, who was the fiancé of the victim, Kayla Matulka, 27. Barnes has been lodged in Saunders County Jail for first degree murder and felony animal cruelty. The investigation began when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office received a report at approximately 9:30 a...
Colonel Bolduc speaks at podium
July 16, 2020
(Lee's Summit, MO.)
The leaders of five state law enforcement agencies came together today to announce a collaborative effort to address a dramatic increase in excessive speeding across the Midwest. Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas have all reported increases in vehicles traveling at more than 100 miles per hour during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The best way to prevent the tragedies that we’re experiencing on our roadways here in the Midwest is through safe driving,” said Colonel John Bolduc,...
July 14, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Utah man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Monday evening. The pursuit began in York County and ended in Grand Island. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Monday, troopers were notified that Seward County Sheriff’s Deputies had attempted to stop a westbound Chevrolet Camaro for speeding near mile marker 377 on I-80. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. A trooper observed the same vehicle traveling at 150 miles per hour at mile marker 361,...
NSP Truck
July 13, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
This week, Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are participating in Operation Safe Driver Week. Operation Safe Driver is an initiative organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The week-long effort runs from July 12 through July 18 and includes law enforcement agencies throughout North America. This year, CVSA has placed an emphasis on speed enforcement for Operation Safe Driver Week. CVSA reports that states throughout the country have seen an increase in excessive...
42 pounds of marijuana
July 13, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Maryland man and seized 42 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 6:00 p.m. MT Sunday, a trooper observed a Hyundai Genesis speeding at mile marker 57 near Sidney. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 42 pounds of marijuana concealed in trash bags in the trunk. The driver, Ryan Chun, 29, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was arrested for...
July 12, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team has arrested a man after a brief standoff in Broken Bow following a homicide in rural Custer County Saturday evening. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting that occurred at 80451 Round Valley Road, north of Broken Bow. The victim, Crystal Esch, 62, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect, Trenton Esch, 44, is the stepson of the victim. Esch was believed to have fled to his residence...
DUI reading
July 7, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 16 impaired drivers from the road during the weekend surrounding Independence Day. During the enforcement effort, which ran from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, troopers performed high visibility patrols throughout Nebraska. The effort was in cooperation with several local law enforcement agencies across the state. In addition to the 16 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, troopers also issued citations for driving...
Camp 63
July 6, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Twenty-three recruits have started their journey to become troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Today at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island, NSP began its 63rd Basic Recruit Camp. “Every new camp marks a milestone for our agency and the beginning of an immensely rewarding career for the recruits,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “These 23 men and women are joining a dedicated team of troopers who serve Nebraska with pride from border to...
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July 2, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Over the Independence Day weekend, Nebraska State Troopers will be working overtime to keep Nebraska roads safe. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) joins agencies throughout the state to focus on drunk driving enforcement this weekend. “Like many aspects of daily life lately, Independence Day celebrations may happen in different ways this year,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “However you plan to celebrate American independence, all people should include a...
July 2, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Investigators with the York Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating an attempted murder that occurred Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, York PD responded to a hang-up 911 call from the address of 413 N Beaver Avenue in York. Upon arriving at the scene, the York PD officer heard screaming coming from inside the residence. The officer entered the residence and discovered a man appearing to strangle a woman. The officer immediately pulled...
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June 30, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people following pursuits near Lincoln and Scottsbluff. At approximately 6:00 p.m. MT Monday, troopers observed a GMC Suburban, which had previously been reported stolen, traveling westbound on Highland Road, several miles east of Scottsbluff. The troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop. Troopers initiated a pursuit, which following the suspect vehicle north on County Road 27, then west on Lake Minatare...
June 30, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Two troopers were assaulted during a situation which began with a report of a man walking into traffic on Interstate 80 near Grand Island. Troopers responded to the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday after receiving the report that a man appeared to be attempting to step in front of traffic. Vehicles were swerving to avoid the man. When a trooper arrived on scene, the man was laying in the westbound passing lane of I-80 near mile marker 318. The trooper was able to remove the man from I-80...
June 30, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) investigators have arrested a Red Willow County Sheriff’s Deputy on multiple charges following an investigation into two incidents that occurred in May. Earlier this month, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office requested NSP to investigate a report of the deputy, Justin Dice, 28, using his official patrol vehicle to follow a vehicle driven by his wife. During the incident, which occurred on May 31 on Highway 83, Dice reportedly drove his patrol vehicle in a manner...
June 27, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
One person has been arrested this morning following a standoff, which lasted several hours, in North Platte. The response involved the North Platte Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT team. At approximately 5:40 a.m. today, North Platte PD requested assistance from NSP SWAT with a suspect who was barricaded inside a home at 2405 East E Street in North Platte. The suspect had reportedly fired multiple gunshots while law enforcement officers were...
NSP Cruiser
June 26, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Travelers are hitting the road in greater numbers as the state continues to move into a new phase of COVID-19 response. Most Nebraska counties are now in Phase III of reopening, as of Monday, June 22. Nebraska State Troopers continue to report an increase in traffic throughout the state, which corresponds with figures reported by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The latest NDOT stats show that traffic volume increased last week to within 10% of the 2016-2018 average, up from 35...
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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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