Kearney Police shares Cruise Nite stats

(Kearney Police Department)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:04 AM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - It was another successful year of celebrating Cruise Nite in Kearney.

Kearney Police said there were no major concerns or incidents related to the event, except for areas of congested traffic Saturday night along 2nd Avenue and 25th Street.

“As with any large-scale event, members of the Kearney Police Department focus on preparation, collaboration, and community engagement toward a safe and secure outcome. We appreciate the assistance from our allied agencies, community partners and event organizers toward this goal,” said KPD Chief Bryan Waugh. “I couldn’t be prouder of the Kearney Police Department, preparation for this event requires months of planning, additional staff, equipment, and resources. All of our staff once again stepped up to the task.”

There were 241 calls for service between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 18. KPD investigated 10 traffic accidents and performed 85 traffic stops during this time. These numbers only reflect statistics from the Kearney Police Department. Law enforcement officers from Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and U.N.K. Police all collaboratively worked together for Cruise Nite.

A summary of the weekend activity related to the event includes:

Traffic Activity:

  • 69 Written Warnings and 9 Uniform Traffic Citations
    • Improper Turn (6)
    • Negligent Driving (3)
    • Traffic Signal/Stop Sign Violation (9)
    • Speeding (13)

Criminal Activity:

  • Narcotics (3)
  • Assault (5)
  • Disturbances (6)
  • Larceny (4)
  • Liquor Law Violations (3)

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