|Edit||Subject:||Two Vehicle Accident with Road Closure|
|Location:||833 Road (Enola Road) and 550 Avenue, Madison County|
At 12:05 PM on August 27, 2020 the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an accident at the intersection of 833 Road, AKA Enola Road and 550 Avenue. A semi-truck hauling corn was east bound on 833 Road, approaching the 550 Avenue intersection. A County road Maintainer was crossing the 833 Roadway and was struck by the eastbound semi-truck.
The semi-truck went into the south ditch and came to a stop on it’s side. There were no injuries reported from either driver.
As the time of this writing (2:30 PM), crews were working on removing the corn and preparing to remove the Semi from the ditch. The Sheriff’s Office advises that the 833 Road will be shut down when crews are ready to remove the semi from the ditch. The Madison Sheriff’s Office would ask that drivers be prepared to stop or find an alternate route to their destination.
The accident is still under investigation at this time.
Sheriff Todd Volk
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|Approve and send Last updated 08/27/2020 at 14:41 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
|Edit||Subject:||2020 Labor Day Holiday Weekend DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER CAMPAIGN|
We will see you before you see us
drive sober or get pulled over
[Madison Nebraska] — As we approach Labor Day weekend, law enforcement in Madison County is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. During the holiday weekend, law enforcement will work to put an end to drunk driving. In support of law enforcement’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see increased enforcement on the roads with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.
In Nebraska, there were over 1,540 alcohol-related crashes last year. That is at least 4 alcohol-related crashes every day of the week. Those crashes are 100% preventable. Drunk driving accounted for approximately 30% of the motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2019.
Madison County officials will be out in full force through during the upcoming Labor Day week and Weekend. Plans including two High-Visibility Enforcement Zones. These will be located at 1st Street and Northeast Nebraska Industrial Highway and 1st Street and Sherwood Road. The date chosen will be on the 29th of August.
“My Deputies do exceptionally well when it comes to finding impaired drivers and they will be out in full force”, said Sheriff Volk.
The enforcement wave begins August 26th and goes through September 7th. Madison County requests that you contact them regarding any suspicion of impaired drivers on the roadway. Madison County always appreciates help from the public. 402-454-2110.
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|Approve and send Last updated 08/19/2020 at 14:41 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
|Edit||Subject:||Pursuit and arrest after Norfolk incident August 1, 2020|
|Location:||Madison County and Antelope County|
On August 1, 2020 at approximately 8:45 PM, Deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were monitoring Norfolk Police Department radio traffic and heard of a shoplifting incident at Target, in Norfolk.
A description of two vehicles were broadcasted and one of the suspect vehicles was located by a Madison County Sheriff Deputy near the 61st Street intersection on Highway 275. After confirming that the Texas plated Nissan Murano, was the suspect vehicle, the Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Texas vehicle.
The vehicle did not stop and continued west bound on Highway 275 at times, at speeds in the excess 95 mph, through traffic.
Tire deflation devices were deployed by Nebraska State Patrol and by Antelope County Sheriff’s Office, in Antelope County. The vehicle came to a stop approximately one mile East of Oakdale in Antelope County.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Madelines Martinez Venero was taken into custody without further incident. A search of the vehicle found numerous suspected stolen items from the incident at Target. Also found was a glass pipe with which contained methamphetamines.
Martinez-Venero was transported to the Madison County Jail and booked in on the following charges:
Possession of a controlled substance
Flight to Avoid Arrest
Willful Reckless Driving
No Operators License
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Battle Creek Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office in the Pursuit and arrest of the suspect.
An investigation is still underway and more charges may be filed.
|Approve and send Last updated 08/03/2020 at 09:52 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
|Edit||Subject:||Click It or Ticket 2020 Campaign|
2020 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [6-11-2020]
CONTACT: Sheriff Todd Volk
Click It or Ticket seat belt ENFORCEMENT EFFORT was successful
Madison, Nebraska— From May 18-31, Madison County Sheriff Department successfully shined a spotlight on seat belt use during its annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement campaign. Law enforcement officers wrote a total of 5 citations for seat belt violations in the process. The campaign, which included the Memorial Day holiday weekend, one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, was twofold: to combine increased enforcement and a zero-tolerance policy, with effective communication to road users on the importance of seat belt use. The campaign kicked off with a collaborative Border to Border effort, a 1-day national seat belt awareness event coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons.
“This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign was a real success,” said Todd Volk. “Through our enforcement efforts, we believe we made progress. We don’t measure success by number of tickets issued; it’s about reaching people and promoting a simple, lifesaving habit.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2018 were unrestrained. During this year’s campaign, NHTSA urged law enforcement nationwide to issue seat belt citations to anyone caught in violation of the law—during the day, and at night, when 56% of those killed are unrestrained. By adding patrols at night, and training officers on specific techniques to catch nighttime violators, the campaign—and the nighttime focus—was a “major success,” according to Sheriff Volk.
Deputies had 99 contacts with the public during this period. 35 citations were issued for multiple violations. This year proved to be difficult with all the obstacles with the Covid epidemic. “My Deputies worked hard and safely through the conditions to help educate the public with seat belt usage.” said Sheriff Volk.
A pre and post wave survey was done to see if the whether the enforcement was a success. A 10 percent increase in seatbelt usage was found in Madison County at the conclusion of the mobilization. “The goal was to educate the public and save lives,” said Sheriff Volk.
The national seat belt use rate in 2018 was 89.6%. The Click It or Ticket campaign exists for the remaining 10.4% who still don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every person was properly restrained on the road.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.
|Click it or Ticket 2020|
|Approve and send Last updated 06/11/2020 at 08:32 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
Edit Subject: 2020 Click it or Ticket Date: 05/13/2020 Location: Madison County Please see attached press release for information. Thank You Sheriff Volk Madison County Sheriff’s Office Click it or Ticket 2020 Approve and send Last updated 05/13/2020 at 11:38 … Continue reading →