Search Leads to Arrest After Grand Island Traffic Stop

Search Leads to Arrest After Grand Island Traffic Stop

April 20, 2023
Grand Island, NEB.
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Troopers have arrested a Hastings man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday evening near Grand Island.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Silverado speeding on Highway 34, just north of the I-80 Interchange in Grand Island. During the traffic stop, a passenger of the vehicle fled on foot, jumping over a fence and running toward the Platte River.

Additional troopers traveled to the scene. After approximately 90 minutes, a trooper saw the subject crawling across the south channel of the Platte River. He was then taken into custody without further incident.

Troopers discovered that the passenger had provided false identification via a debit card during the initial traffic stop encounter. The subject, Miguel Lopez, 30, was arrested for criminal impersonation, obstructing a police officer, and criminal possession a financial transaction device. He was lodged in Hall County Jail.

The NSP K9 Division and drone operators assisted in this search.