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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
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 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 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
(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 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 19, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have seized more than 1,850 pounds of marijuana and other drugs during a traffic stop on Highway 81 in Fillmore County. The traffic stop occurred Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 5:50 p.m. when a trooper observed a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van driving on the shoulder at mile marker 36 near Geneva. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance inside the van. Troopers then searched the van and located 1,...

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