On 09/15/2019 at approximately 6:40 PM, a traffic accident with injuries occurred around 3300 W Omaha Ave, Norfolk, NE. An eastbound pickup driven by Jesse Zobrist drove left of center and collided with an oncoming westbound SUV driven by Jodi Schnebel causing both vehicles to enter the north ditch. The SUV caught fire and was later extinguished by Norfolk Fire.
The driver of the pickup was life flighted due to the severity of his injuries and the driver of the SUV was transported by Norfolk Fire to Faith Regional ER.
A witness to the accident, 17-year-old Wyatt Smydra was able to free the driver of the SUV by cutting the seat belt and pulling the driver from the vehicle before it was engulf in flames. Deputys on scene and investigating the crash advised that the actions of Smydra, were nothing short of heroic and kept the driver from sustaining severe burns or worse.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the
accident. Norfolk Fire and Rescue, Norfolk Police Department, Nebraska State
Patrol, and Life Net assisted at the scene.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department participated in the 3rd annual “Shop with a Cop” at the Norfolk JCPenny store. This event was held in partnership with Bright Horizons, JCPenney, Norfolk noon Kiwanis, other local donors and fundraisers, and local law … Continue reading →
Press Release September 9, 2019 Madison County Sheriff Department Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Madison County Sheriff Department wanted to advise that the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign was a success. Authorities participated in the recent campaign … Continue reading →
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information about a fatality hit and run accident that occurred on 8-22-2019 at the intersection of Skyline Drive and Highway 81 south of Madison. The driver of a motorcycle that had crashed … Continue reading →
—–PRESS RELEASE—- On 08/22/2019 at approximately 21:58 hours, Deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on Hwy 81 near mm 142 just south of Madison, Ne. It was determined that a northbound motorcycle lost control … Continue reading →
The Sheriff’s Department has received the report of several calls to area residents where the caller asks for ransom for a loved one. This scam call usually starts with a person screaming and pleading for their life. The caller then … Continue reading →
Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (Lobby). Region 4 Behavioral Health System has partnered with the Madison … Continue reading →
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, April 12, 2019 FEMA Disaster Assistance Team Has Begun the Process of Door-to-Door Assessments A team of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials, known as the Disaster Survival Assistance Team (DSA), has begun the process … Continue reading →
On March 21, 2019, beginning at 9:00 AM an extensive search was conducted in the area of the North Fork of Elkhorn River, from the North 1st Street Bridge to the confluence of the Elkhorn River and beyond, for the … Continue reading →
As of 1100 AM this is the list of damaged and closed roads in Madison County: Highway 275 – open across Madison County Highway 81 – open south of Norfolk to south county line Highway 81 north of Norfolk – … Continue reading →