Juveniles Apprehended After Pursuit in Buffalo County

Juveniles Apprehended After Pursuit in Buffalo County

January 17, 2023
Grand Island, NEB.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended two juveniles from Colorado after a pursuit in central Nebraska Monday night.

At approximately 9:35 p.m., a trooper observed an eastbound Nissan Pathfinder traveling on Interstate 80 at approximately 35 miles per hour. The trooper attempted a traffic stop near Kearney, at mile marker 276, but the vehicle accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour as it fled eastbound on I-80. Another trooper was able to successfully deploy stop sticks at mile marker 288 to slow the vehicle. The suspect vehicle then exited I-80 at the Shelton interchange and began traveling northbound at slower speeds.

A short time later, the trooper was able to successfully perform a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop. The driver and passenger were taken into custody without further incident. Troopers located a firearm in the vehicle as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The driver was identified as a 13-year-old female. The passenger was identified as an 11-year-old male. Both were placed in protective custody.

The pursuit lasted approximately 16 minutes. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Shelton Police Department assisted in this incident.

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