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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)
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...
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...
May 29, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
The summer travel season is underway and so is the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) “100 Days of Summer” initiative. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, NSP will work to hold at least one special enforcement operation every day, somewhere in the state. “We know that this time of year means more vehicles and travelers on the roads,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers will be on the roads as well, working to keep them safe for those traveling...
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...
May 25, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Thursday, May 24, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) 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, with one selling alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 7%. The businesses included convenience stores,...
May 25, 2018
As citizens attempt to break a world record along the Cedar River this weekend, troopers and dispatchers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be working overtime in an effort to prevent drunk-driving related crashes. A special enforcement operation will take place in Greeley County on Sunday, May 27th. Large crowds are expected to attend an event being described as a “World Record River Party”. The enforcement will include saturation patrols and a DUI checkpoint during the event. The event...
May 24, 2018
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Thursday, May 24, in Douglas County. 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 74 vehicle inspections, discovered 339 violations of Federal Motor...
May 23, 2018
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Wednesday, May 23, in Sarpy County. 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 82 vehicle inspections, discovered 261 violations of the Federal...
May 22, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle today, Tuesday, May 22, in Lincoln 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. The Lincoln Police Department assisted in today's operation. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted...
May 18, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be on the lookout for seatbelt violations and other signs of dangerous driving for the two weeks surrounding Memorial Day. The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign coincides with efforts from other law enforcement agencies around Nebraska, and many more participants around the country. The campaign will run from Monday, May 21, through Sunday, June 3. “Seatbelt use is a proven way to increase your odds of survival in the event of a crash...
May 11, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people and seized 263 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The stop occurred Wednesday, May 9, at approximately 4:50 p.m. at mile marker 403 in Lincoln. An NSP trooper observed an eastbound Ford F250 flatbed pickup following too closely to the vehicle in front of it. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from the bed of the truck. A search was conducted, revealing sealed...
May 11, 2018
(Norfolk, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found more than $11,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency during a traffic stop in Cedar County. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, when a trooper clocked a 2014 Chrysler minivan traveling at 99 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone on Highway 20 near the Cedar/Dixon county line. Upon stopping the vehicle, the trooper discovered that the driver, Robert Nixon, 42, of Cleveland, Ohio, was driving under suspension. Nixon...
May 9, 2018
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have started a special enforcement operation focused on motorcycle and exhibitionist speeding in the Omaha metro area, specifically Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Nebraska’s motorcycle fatality rate hit a 20-year high in 2017 with 26 deaths. Nearly 40% of those occurred in NSP’s Troop A area – based in Omaha. “Our troopers have noticed a recent increase in reckless driving by young motorcyclists,” said Major Brenda Konfrst, NSP Commander of Eastern...
May 7, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
The next class of Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) recruits has begun their journey to become Nebraska State Troopers. This is the 59th Basic Recruit Class in NSP’s history. “We have hired folks who have gone through an extensive vetting process to make sure that they are the right men and women with the right character to serve the citizens of Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’re looking forward to training and preparing them to be successful as...
May 3, 2018
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Two men were arrested and multiple stolen firearms recovered following an incident Monday evening in Scottsbluff. The WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group) Task Force, with assistance from the Scottsbluff Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), was following-up on an investigation of stolen property. Jeremy Edward Masoner, 30, was attempting to sell stolen firearms when one of the firearms discharged into the ceiling of a residence at 1308½ East Overland in...
May 1, 2018
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have seized 117 pounds of narcotics during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kearney. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, when a trooper observed an eastbound 2013 Freightliner truck-tractor and semi-trailer driving on the shoulder near mile marker 280. During the stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered a false compartment located in the empty...
April 25, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the CODE Drug Task Force with the assistance of the WING and Central Nebraska Safe Streets Task Forces arrested six individuals on Federal charges ranging from Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine to Money Laundering. In addition, three state search warrants were executed that resulted in the recovery of 3 rifles, 2 handguns, body Armor, various amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and over $500 in US currency...

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