Guilty! Drugs and money prove too tempting again.


Former Scottsbluff Police captain pleads guilty to two felonies March 6th, 2024 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - A former Scottsbluff Police captain accused of stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room pleaded guilty to two felony charges Tuesday. Brian Wasson, 52, pled guilty to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking in excess ...

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Criminal charges are becoming a trend.


Former Dundy County Sheriff facing charges requests case be moved to Lincoln County February 7th, 2024 DUNDY COUNTY, Neb. — The recalled former Dundy County Sheriff charged with stealing a firearm from the sheriff's office has pleaded not guilty as he requests his case be moved out of Dundy County. RECALLED FORMER DUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF CHARGED WITH ...

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Evidence is not for your personal use!


Former Dundy County Sheriff arrested as part of investigation into firearms missing from sheriff's office December 8th, 2023 DUNDY COUNTY, Neb. — The former Dundy County Sheriff who was recalled from office last month has been arrested on charges related to firearms missing from the sheriff's office. INTERIM SHERIFF TAKES OVER IN DUNDY COUNTY AFTER...

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Man federally charged in connection to drugs stolen from NSP locker takes plea deal


Officials said Weaver's girlfriend, Anna Idigima, 37, of Lincoln, was a Nebraska State Patrol employee who worked in the evidence unit when the drugs were stolen from an evidence storage facility. She then allegedly gave them to Weaver to sell. March 17, 2023 LINCOLN, Neb. — A Lincoln man facing federal charges related to drugs stolen from a Nebras...

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Former Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Theft


Former Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Theft Local NewsFormer Nebraska State Patrol Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug TheftByJulia BertinoFeb 15, 2023 On Tuesday, Anna Idigima entered her plea and now faces 20-years to life in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine laced with fentanyl. Prosecutors say Idigima took part in the...

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Federal jury trial set for former NSP employee charged with stealing drugs


FORMER NEBRASKA STATE PATROL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR STOLEN DRUGS FROM EVIDENCE ROOM August 24, 2022 Federal court records say the trial is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 6 for Anna Idigima, 37, and George Weaver Jr., 37. Idigima and her boyfriend, Weaver Jr., 36, have both been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five...

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Stolen Neb. Police Evidence Leads to Dismissal of over 65 Cases


Seized narcotics worth over $1.2 million were stolen from Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room in Lincoln in September, and continued reviews could result in even more dismissals, officials say. November 1, 2021 A month after news broke about the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of seized drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room, ...

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Attorney General says State Patrol can withhold policy for handling, storing evidence

The patrol has declined to say how the employee with 14 years of experience allegedly took the drugs from the Troop H evidence storage building in Lincoln November 1, 2021 The Nebraska State Patrol says it is continuing a review of its evidence handling and storage procedures following a security breach that resulted in $1.2 million in drugs being ...

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Evidence stolen from State Patrol facility results in 66 cases dismissed and potential for more

And more are likely coming. Oct 31, 2021 A month after news broke about the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of seized drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room, it's led to dozens of cases being dismissed in Lincoln. And more are likely coming. Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Bruce Prenda said officials haven't yet finished t...

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South Dakota woman convicted in her baby’s 1981 death

A South Dakota woman was convicted of manslaughter Friday in the death of her newborn son whose body was discovered in a ditch 40 years ago. October 10, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman was convicted of manslaughter Friday in the death of her newborn son whose body was discovered in a ditch 40 years ago. Theresa Bentaas, 60, of Si...

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NSP evidence tech, boyfriend arrested on suspicion of distributing fentanyl laced with cocaine

Through random audits, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics task force said detectives discovered large amounts of drugs missing including "significant quantities of cocaine and fentanyl."  September 24m 2021 LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska State Patrol evidence tech and her boyfriend are under arrest accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine l...

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MOVING ON UP: Columbus Police making themselves at home in new facility

One locker is refrigerated for evidence, such as blood or urine, that needs to be kept cold. April 25, 2020 The Columbus Police Department officially started operations earlier this month in its new downtown station at 2330 14th St. Funded by half of a $16 million bond issue approved by voters in 2018, the new facility is intended to help the depar...

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Man arrested for 19-year-old cold case murder

"After all these years, my dad will finally be able to rest in peace and our family will be able to rest a little better at night knowing that the person who did this is finally getting what he deserves, January 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — The family of a man who was murdered 19 years ago is now getting justice. Metro Area Fugitive Task Fo...

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Supreme Court rejects Gage County appeal of $28 million wrongful conviction ruling

The six people were wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of Helen Wilson. They spent more than 75 years combined in prison until DNA evidence cleared them in 2008. March 4, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Nebraska county that has to pay a $28 million court judgment to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slay...

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Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

DNA evidence cleared them in 2008. February 24, 2019 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying. Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams is a former chairman of the Gage County Board. The county has had to raise its property tax by ...

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Fentanyl Bust In Nebraska Seizes 118 Pounds Of Opioid Drug Enough To Kill 26 Million People

The Nebraska State Patrol made a history-making drug bust as it seized 118 pounds of the opiate drug fentanyl last month. Enter Article DATE HERE Largest Fentanyl Seizure In Nebraska The bust is the largest fentanyl seizure in the history of Nebraska and among the largest in the United States. The drugs were seized during a routine traffic sto...

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Omaha man is sentenced to life in prison for 2007 slaying of his aunt (DNA)

While family — even Simmer's mother — long suspected Simmer, the homicide unit wasn't able to pin the killing on him until Schneider ordered tests in 2016 on a DNA sample found on Blanchard's doorknob Enter Article DATE HERE Rarely is a case tinged with so much irony. Consider: Joy Blanchard, 50, was a peace lover who loved to throw parties fo...

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Former State Patrol investigator accused of stealing prescription drugs, controlled substances

Court documents indicate that Kober had previously been assigned to pick up the drop-off boxes from drug take-back events. November 15, 2017 Former Nebraska State Patrol investigator Christopher G. Kober has been accused by federal prosecutors of stealing drugs while on the job and intending to distribute them to others. The Patrol fired Kober, 44,...

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Nebraska State Patrol, DEA agent make state's biggest fentanyl seizure yet

This fentanyl seizure is the largest-ever in Nebraska and one of the largest in the nation October 12, 2017 The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Nebraska State Patrol made a record-setting fentanyl seizure — 15 kilos, with a potential street value of $15 million — during routine surveillance at the Amtrak train station in Omaha on Wednesday morning....

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Nebraska trooper charged with theft from patrol facility

Trooper take ammunition Enter Article DATE HERE OMAHA, Neb. - A Nebraska State Patrol investigator has been accused of stealing ammunition from the patrol's facility in Omaha. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 44-year-old Christopher Kober, of Bellevue, was arrested Friday and has been charged with felony theft. If convicted, he faces up to ...

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Pot piling up in Lincoln police warehouse


Lincoln Journal Star, JournalStar.comBYLINE: ZACH PLUHACEK / Lincoln Journal StarLink to ArticleOne VideoLincoln, NEPaper lawn bags filled with mar­i­juana dry in a police prop­erty room on March 18, 2010. (ERIC GREGORY / Lin...

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Marijuana raids continue;

Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska)BYLINE: ZACH PLUHACEKLincoln, NEPolice's pot stash growsMore than two dozen yard waste bags filled with drying marijuana - evidence of 11 recent raids on pot-growing houses in Lincoln - are neat...

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100-box search fails to find missing evidence in Lincoln murder case

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBy PETER SALTER / JournalStar.comLink to ArticleLancaster County, NEDarrel Parker carries a bucket of sunflower seeds to a bird feeder in his Moline, Ill., backyard. Parker retired as park...

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DNA match leads to more burglary charges for man in prison

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBYLINE: LORI PILGERLink to ArticleLincoln, NEDavid R. Morgan (courtesy photo)Police say they now can put a name to a DNA profile charged in a "John Doe" arrest warrant in December for a 20...

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