Highway Patrol

(ended 1959)




Episode Guide

    • Transmitter Danger
      Transmitter Danger
      Season 4 - Episode 4

      Sticks of dynamite and blasting caps are stolen by two men who plan on using them in yet unplanned criminal activities. Only they don't understand that radio signals can set the caps off at any time resulting in a very unpleasant result for them if they are near.

    • Hideout
      Season 3 - Episode 14

      A holdup man kills a guard and deserts his wounded partner during a robbery, but then discovers that the silent partners who planned the robbery and provided a hideout are even more ruthless than he is.

    • Reckless Driving
      Reckless Driving
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      A salesman's wife is critically injured in a car crash after the man, driving on a suspended license, tries to evade a Highway Patrol check point.

    • Dan Hostage
      Dan Hostage
      Season 4 - Episode 31

      Bungling holdup man, Ed Leggett, blows a restaurant robbery and shoots the owner, Cotton Harmon. Chief Mathews just happens upon the scene causing Legett to use the owner's wife as a hostage until Mathews convinces him to swap himself for the wife.

    • Dead Patrolman
      Dead Patrolman
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      On a remote road, a citizen happens upon a Highway Patrol squad car with keys in the ignition, engine running, but abandoned. Mathews calls out an all out search for a patrolman that is either injured, or dead, for a Highway Patrolman would never just walk away from his car.
    • Hot Rod
      Hot Rod
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Dan enlists the help of the leader of a local hot rod car club to assist in finding two robbers who use a souped-up car to get away from the Highway Patrol after each job.
    • Phony Insurance
      Phony Insurance
      Season 1 - Episode 12

      A crook has what appears to be a perfect racket. His men cause trucks to have accidental break-downs on the roadway, and then he sends out a service to repair the trucks. His plans works until two things happen. A trucker turns down the service, calling the Highway Patrol instead, and one of the crooks/road mechanics ends up dead.

    • Taxi
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      A Highway Patrolman is murdered by a gunman in a taxi cab after a gas station is held up.
    • Credit Card
      Credit Card
      Season 3 - Episode 29

      Two robbers of credit cards pick their victims at gas stations, in turn are identified, one killed, and one escapee begins the HP pursuit.


    • Motel Robbery
      Motel Robbery
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Dan finds himself on the business end of a gun barrel when he corners a thief who has been robbing motels and has already proven he's willing to kill to escape capture.
    • Detour To Death
      Detour To Death
      Season 4 - Episode 37

      Unsuspecting motorists who follow what turns out to be a phoney detour sign wind up pulled over by just as phoney police officers in a fake cruiser. The drivers don't get tickets, but they do get robbed.

    • Desert Town
      Desert Town
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      While inspecting some of the outlying Highway Patrol substations, Dan decides that breakfast sounds good and stops at a dinner in a small town, only to be told that the stove has just broken. He tries another place that closes as soon as he gets there. The town's general store is closed and Dan's suspicions rise when he sees no one anywhere in the town.

    • License Plates
      License Plates
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      The Highway Patrol gets involved with trying to catch an extremely crafty bank robber, who keeps no pattern, never performs the same way twice, and looks like an everyday guy, making it near impossible to get an accurate description of him. That is, until he runs across an alert young man with a good memory.moreless
    • Careless Cop
      Careless Cop
      Season 3 - Episode 26

      An inadvertent lack of procedure results in a HP Officer being shot and his suspects escaping.


    • Hit And Run
      Hit And Run
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      After a fight with her husband, a distraught woman accidentally runs down a pedestrian, and then flees the scene to take refuge at her mother's house.
    • Convicted Innocent
      Convicted Innocent
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Mathews helps get a man out of prison who was wrongly convicted of murder during a robbery, but the bitter man can only think of taking revenge on the bus driver whose mistaken identification helped to convict him.
    • Hostage Officer
      Hostage Officer
      Season 3 - Episode 36

      Chopper patrolman crashes while chasing two suspected felons who take the unconscious officer as hostage.


    • Human Bomb
      Human Bomb
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      A fired employee heads his car full of explosives toward the company's main building as the Highway Patrol puts up roadblocks in hopes of stopping him before it's too late.
    • The Search
      The Search
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      After an elderly couple inadvertently help a murderous bank robber slip through a police road block, a restaurant manager spots the fugitive who uses the old folks to keep from getting caught.
    • Lie Detector
      Lie Detector
      Season 1 - Episode 17

      Using a lie detector, and his intuition, Dan must sort out who is telling the truth about an attempted robbery of an old woman who owns a motel and her eager to help nephew.

    • Hitchhiker
      Season 4 - Episode 27

      The Parkers have devised a slick modus operandi. Joe thumbs a ride with unsuspecting drivers. He then robs them and meets Dolly at a spot they've decided on, only to set up the next mark. But all turns deadly for one good Samaritan when he fights back and gets murdered.

    • Women Escapees
      Women Escapees
      Season 4 - Episode 32

      Two women inmates, doing life for murder, manage to escape from the prison they are incarcerated at. After getting a car to stop for them, Lita Morgan and Caroline Craig murder again.

    • Mental Patient
      Mental Patient
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      After a local farmer is brutally killed, a recently escaped mental patient becomes the prime suspect when it's reported that the man was spotted near the murder site.
    • Phony Cop
      Phony Cop
      Season 3 - Episode 32

      A wife contacts the HP with illicit crimes to cover her spouse’s robberies posing as a Highway Patrolman.


    • Lookout
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      After a restaurant owner is killed by two men in a hold up, a man hunt searches for a third man, who was uninvolved in the robbery but unlucky enough to be with the robbers at the time.
    • Slain Cabby
      Slain Cabby
      Season 3 - Episode 16

      Two thieves steal taxicabs in order to use them as getaway cars for their next robberies.

    • Magazine Writer
      Magazine Writer
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Reporter Sam Dalquist has gone missing. Dan has been looking for him because a two bit hood was found dead after getting a traffic citation driving Dalquist's car. The only lead Mathews has is that Dalquist was working on an exposé about a hood named Matlock and that may be where the writer will be found...dead or alive.moreless
    • Deaf Mute
      Deaf Mute
      Season 3 - Episode 23

      Robbing a grocery store, assaulting the proprietor, abducting the same man’s deaf-mute daughter is the work of callous spouses.


    • Temptation
      Season 3 - Episode 3

      Rudolph Preston, a construction foreman, provokes a physical altercation between his employer and an independent contractor, Brian Meeker. Preston then takes advantage of the altercation to steal a large sum of money from the construction company and pin the blame on Meeker.

    • Father Thief
      Father Thief
      Season 1 - Episode 10

      A Highway Patrolman stops a young man for exceeding the speed limit and then becomes suspicious of all the spare parts in the car, only to have the boy panic and accidentally run over the officer.

    • Hitchhiker Dies
      Hitchhiker Dies
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      After a payroll heist goes wrong and the robber is wounded, a good Samaritan who stops to help the man by giving him a ride soon finds himself as the Highway Patrol's prime suspect in the crime.
    • The Seventh Green
      The Seventh Green
      Season 3 - Episode 18

      Groundskeeper Keeley harbors criminals at his employer country club for a price. Fugitive Gage a/k/a Hepner threatens Keeley and Keeley kills him. Chief Mathews uncovers evidence of these fugitives and while grilling Mrs. Keeley Chief Dan learns of the murder. He catches up with Keeley and fugitive Carroll in a shootout on the golf course.

    • Hitchhiker
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      An ex-con is suspected of multiple murders in an insurance fraud scheme involving migrant workers.
    • Released Convict
      Released Convict
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      When an armored car thief is released after doing his time, Chief Mathews sets up an elaborate net of officers to track the man as he heads back to the hiding place he put a half million dollars before his capture.
    • Gambling
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      The Highway Patrol is asked to lend assistance to a local Sheriff after his attempts to shut down an illegal gambling house all fail.
    • Typhoid Carrier
      Typhoid Carrier
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Hank Dooley's daughter has just died from typhoid fever, and Dooley is now searching for his farm hand Len Frazier who is the one who infected her, complete with rifle in hand.
    • Framed Cop
      Framed Cop
      Season 4 - Episode 21

      After witnesses come forth accusing Sergeant Williams of hit-and-run, Chief Matthews can do nothing else but suspend him from duty while he investigates the crime.

    • Plant Robbery
      Plant Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 25

      Using forensic science like metal work and foot print analysis to help solve a crime, Dan must use all resources available to find the criminals behind a daring armed robbery using a perfectly replicated armored truck, which has already resulted in one murder.

    • Hired Killer
      Hired Killer
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      A hitman comes to a small town looking for two brothers who are in hiding while waiting to testify against a Chicago gangster. The gunman finds and kills one of the witnesses, but the other brother is on a picnic with his girlfriend. Dan Mathews races to find the couple before the assassin can kill again.moreless
    • Suicide
      Season 3 - Episode 31

      Joe Curran and brother Pete Curran worked for the syndicate at one time and brother Pete wants to make certain there are no loose ends.
      Pete is in town to "erase" Joe. A third man is along to see the job is done. Joe's wife Mary wants revenge after Joe is murdered.

    • Psycho Killer
      Psycho Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 30

      Mentally unstable man seeking lonely women on a false matrimonial premise only to kill them.

    • Chain Store
      Chain Store
      Season 3 - Episode 12

      A disgruntled truck driver seeks revenge by robbing only the chain stores owned by his employer.

    • The Sniper
      The Sniper
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      A sniper is taking random shots at passing cars on a rural road and one of those shots takes the life of a driver. This sets the Highway Patrol hot on the trail of the shooter only Matthews isn't convinced of the person the townsfolk are accusing.

    • Escaped Mental Patient
      Escaped Mental Patient
      Season 2 - Episode 13

      Dan uses tracking dogs to stay on the trail of a middle aged escaped mental patient who thinks he's a famous musician, but who has also taken a woman hostage.

    • Prospector
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      An old prospector finds more than ore on his claim. A robber has hidden a cache of stolen money there and Asa McQueen has found it and started spending it quite publicly, drawing the dangerous attention of the thief.
    • Missing Witness
      Missing Witness
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      The same day that a suspect is about to be sentenced in the Sunrise Park murders, a lady walks into the Highway Patrol HQ with the story that the man on trial is innocent, and she knows who the real killer is.
    • Plane Crash
      Plane Crash
      Season 1 - Episode 23

      A ranger calls the Highway Patrol when he sees a small plane coming down in what he thinks is an emergency landing. Mathews arrives to find the empty plane intact and the ranger murdered.

    • Confession
      Season 4 - Episode 36

      When a bank robber tries to get away with all the money, he gets gunned down by the rest of the gang. Chief Mathews sets up a trap at the dead crook's hideout hoping the others will look there for the money.

    • Insulin
      Season 3 - Episode 17

      A reformed convict is kidnapped by his former prison-mates and left locked in a remote shack to keep him from testifying against a crime boss. Mathews and the Highway Patrol search for the man, who is diabetic and in need of an insulin shot.

    • False Confession
      False Confession
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      A warehouse is broken into and robbed by two men who end up killing the security guard. Jim Rogers witnesses the break-in and devises a plan where he'll confess and take the rap for the reward to benefit his impoverished family. Only when he finds out that the money doesn't come until after a court trial and conviction, he takes off.moreless
    • Retired Gangster
      Retired Gangster
      Season 1 - Episode 11

      An ex-mob boss turned witness refuses to be guarded in a hotel, so Dan and team set up defenses on the man's ranch, spending five days fending off a sharp shooter, a car bomb, and explosives in a package.

    • Trojan Horse
      Trojan Horse
      Season 2 - Episode 23

      A couple of thieves stow away in the rear of a truck driven by a third crook that will carry them into a plant's secured lot at night so that they can crack the company's safe where there's a $27,000 payroll being stored.

    • Radioactive
      Season 1 - Episode 8

      An oil research device that contains radioactive materials is stolen and makes it's way through various hands until it's about to be dismantled by a ham radio operator, with his pregnant wife looking on.

    • The Collector
      The Collector
      Season 4 - Episode 22

      A wounded ex-con flees after accidentally killing a blackmailer in a struggle. Thinking he'll go down for murder, the badly injured man refuses to give himself up when confronted by Dan Mathews.

    • Ex Con
      Ex Con
      Season 2 - Episode 10

      The life of an ex-con is never easy, especially when cellmates show up expecting favors. Al Baldwin is a reformed criminal but suddenly has unexpected guests who hide out at his house while plotting their next crime. When that holdup goes bad, the cons hold Al's wife hostage unless he helps.

    • Expose
      Season 4 - Episode 15

      Protection racketeers who rough up an elderly motel owner make the columns of reporter Merrill Hartman. The crusading writer soon becomes the object of the criminals' ire.

    • Split Robbery
      Split Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 13

      Two crooks hit a group of grocery stores by holding the store managers' wives hostage during the robberies.

    • Convict's Wife
      Convict's Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 29

      After killing a guard and escaping from the state penitentiary, armed convict Niles Brandon steals a car and contacts his estranged wife to help him stay at large. When Sgt. Walters shows up to question her, she lies about having heard from Niles.


    • Mistaken Identity
      Mistaken Identity
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      An elderly man, John Colter, is mistaken for a diamond merchant traveling in a similar car and kidnapped by a thief. Mathews makes contact with the real merchant and replaces him with an officer in an attempt to catch the thief and find Colter.
    • Double Cross
      Double Cross
      Season 2 - Episode 35

      A bonded messenger plots with an accomplice to steal a payroll worth $20,000. Only what he doesn't count on is his partner in crime killing him and taking all the money for himself. The murderer also doesn't plan on Chief Dan Mathews being right on his tail.

    • Kidnap Copter
      Kidnap Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Jerry Watts is the son of a millionaire and he's just been kidnapped and taken to an old shack high in the mountains. After a tip from a game warden brings the Highway Patrol, Jerry tries to escape to the officers, only to fall into a canyon severely injuring himself. The only way out is straight up.moreless
    • Auto Press
      Auto Press
      Season 4 - Episode 33

      After a husband and wife robbery team mess up a gas station job resulting in the owner getting killed, they hurry to ditch the car before the eventual Highway Patrol road block finds them.

    • Lady Bandits
      Lady Bandits
      Season 3 - Episode 20

      A series of armed robberies which turn deadly are blamed on two men. But Mathews can't seem to catch the men. He'll soon figure out that the "men" are actually two women who disguise themselves as men to pull off the jobs and can then easily pass through the Highway Patrol roadblocks as women.

    • Dan's Vacation
      Dan's Vacation
      Season 3 - Episode 34

      Chief Dan Matthews vacations at a resort used by the new owners as a drug smuggling operation. Events unfold leading Dan to nab the bad guys in the act of their heroin movement.

    • Blast Area Copter
      Blast Area Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      The all clear has been given for a blasting team to start excavating a flood zone basin when a gunman and the car and driver he's hijacked drive directly into the danger zone. High overhead, Dan in a Highway Patrol helicopter attempts a capture, only to have their radio knocked out, with moments to go before the blast.moreless
    • Art Robbery
      Art Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      A known art collector purchases some very valuable and very expensive paintings for his collection. But even with extreme security, someone has devised a plan to take those paintings and hold them for ransom. Unfortunately, that leads to a man's death which brings Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol into the picture.moreless
    • Hostage
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      A wounded killer will face first-degree murder charges if caught and, to avoid capture, takes a woman and her paraplegic mother hostage in hopes of getting away.

    • Narcotics Racket
      Narcotics Racket
      Season 4 - Episode 17

      Dan Mathews is in pursuit of two crooks who are posing as a federal agent and his prisoner to swindle business owners out of thousands of dollars with threats.

    • Fake Cop
      Fake Cop
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      Mathews must deal with a trio of thieves, two men and a woman, who have come up with a novel robbery plan: a scout and pretend witness; the thief; and a fake cop.
    • Escort
      Season 1 - Episode 13

      Dan gets a tip from an anonymous source that a mobster has a hit scheduled for the senator who is heading up the crime commission that is investigating the crook's rackets.

    • Car Theft
      Car Theft
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      Dan gets a tip from a salvage dealer and uncovers a car theft ring that buys wrecks for their plates and registration, which they then put on freshly stolen repainted vehicles.

    • Diversion Robbery
      Diversion Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 25

      A couple of crooks use harmless explosions to cause confusion so that they can commit crimes unnoticed.

    • Stolen Plane Copter
      Stolen Plane Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 31

      Two convicts escape when a small plane makes a landing near their work detail. Chief Dan Mathews takes to the air in the Highway Patrol helicopter to find them before they land and get away.

    • Reformed Criminal
      Reformed Criminal
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A company's financial courier goes missing with a large sum of money and the Highway Patrol soon discovers that he has a checkered criminal past.
    • Witness Wife
      Witness Wife
      Season 3 - Episode 9

      A guard is killed during a packing house robbery. When one of the killers dumps the body in a remote area, he is seen by a farmer who calls the Highway Patrol. But the killers change cars and soon are chased by the cops, figuring out that there must have been a witness to the body dump or car switch, so they set out to eliminate that witness, with Chief Dan Mathews right behind them.

    • Blood Money
      Blood Money
      Season 4 - Episode 10

      A railroad employee refuses to pay any more protection money to a couple of crooks and that decision leads to him being severely beaten and murdered.

    • Copter Cave-In
      Copter Cave-In
      Season 4 - Episode 18

      An escaped prisoner murders a man and steals a car trying to get away. But roadblocks force the man into back country where he holds a prospector at gunpoint.

    • Scared Cop
      Scared Cop
      Season 1 - Episode 18

      One of Chief Mathews' best officers suddenly resigns and Dan soon figures out that it's because the cop's own brother is an escaped criminal.

    • Desert Copter
      Desert Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 24

      As a result of an APB broadcast on radio stations, Dan picks up the trail of a murderous con man heading out into the desert. The only way to catch up with him is by air.

    • Hypo Bandit
      Hypo Bandit
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Nursing home attendant Joe Varnum, and his bride, take to robbing luxury stores on their honeymoon by injecting shopkeepers with a sedative stolen from the nursing home. But one victim has already died and Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol try to stop the thieves before they kill again.
    • Reward
      Season 3 - Episode 39

      A wounded fugitive bank robber is holed up in a barn and has already killed three people. The barn owner and two of his fellow farmers risk their lives in order to collect a reward.


    • Motorcycle B
      Motorcycle B
      Season 2 - Episode 26

      Two men use motorcycles to rob merchants, sprinting away from each scene and then hiding the motorcycles in the back of an accomplice's truck to escape. Only they are seen by a lineman who alerts the Highway Patrol and soon Dan Mathews is hot on the crooks' trail.

    • Frightened Witness
      Frightened Witness
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      When a couple of newlyweds witness the murder of a cafe employee and then flee, both the Highway Patrol and the murderer race to be the first to find them.

    • Suspected Cop
      Suspected Cop
      Season 2 - Episode 22

      Professor McKay, a gemologist, is transporting uncut jewels to have them appraised when he suffers a heart attack while driving. After his car is impounded by the Highway Patrol, McKay dies and his daughter accuses Patrolman Johnson, the officer who was the only one in charge of her father's car, of stealing the jewels which can't be found. A newspaper reporter is about to publish the story, pointing the finger at Johnson so Dan Mathews has little time to sort out the theft.

    • Armored Car
      Armored Car
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      An armored car is stolen from a local farmer's market, complete with guard still locked in the hold. What Dan soon finds out is that the guard's wife has been taken hostage in order to make the guard in the truck's vault open the steel door.
    • Prison Break aka Road Block
      Prison Break aka Road Block
      Season 1 - Episode 1

      A guard is killed during a prison break and the escapee is a ruthless career criminal who will stop at nothing to prevent capture by Chief Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol.

    • Train Robbery
      Train Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 8

      When two crooks learn that a train carrying a large shipment of government currency will be passing by, they plot to steal the money after causing the train to wreck.

    • Double Death
      Double Death
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      Tom Thornton, recently released from prison, vows to kill his former business partner, Harold Sylvester, who framed him for murder. Dan Mathews attempts to prevent the killing, but is hampered by the fact that the crime that Thornton served time for was the murder of Sylvester.

    • Machine Napping aka Machine Story Copter

      Two men steal a state of the art computer and hold it for $100,000 ransom. A chase from the air in the Highway Patrol's Bell 47 helicopter prevents their get-a-way.

    • Resort
      Season 1 - Episode 14

      Chief Dan Mathews sets up a sting to try and find out the source of heroin that is craftily being smuggled to pushers behind the hubcaps of unsuspecting tourists who frequent a certain resort.

    • Hostage Family Copter
      Hostage Family Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 6

      A murderer on the run kidnaps a couple and their daughter at gunpoint. They hideout in a cabin in the woods. Highway Patrol helicopters finally track them down.

    • Christmas Story
      Christmas Story
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      It's two days before Christmas, and Ted Spath comes home to find a note from his wife Laura. She and their 6 year old daughter Julie had left and were headed for Silver Shores, to stay with Laura's sister Sue. But before they complete the trip, little Julie disappears from the Brentwood Motor Hotel early Christmas Eve. Enter Dan Matthews and the Highway Patrol. Through clues, good police work, and some help from Santa, Chief Matthews pulls off a double holiday miracle, just in time for Christmas.moreless
    • Hostage Copter
      Hostage Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 38

      A restaurant owner is wounded and his daughter kidnapped by two robbers, who flee but are tracked by Chief Dan Mathews in a Highway Patrol helicopter.

    • Gambling Story
      Gambling Story
      Season 4 - Episode 5

      A crook and his muscle plot to take over an illegal gambling house with the help of two others only to have it lead to murder.

    • Efficiency Secretary
      Efficiency Secretary
      Season 3 - Episode 2

      A super-efficient and highly trusted secretary for a farmers' co-op devises a meticulous plan to rob the co-op of $50,000 with the help of her crop duster boyfriend.

    • Family Affair
      Family Affair
      Season 4 - Episode 3

      A woman helps her husband escape police custody on his way to trial and helps him elude the search to find him before Chief Mathews discovers the wanted man's whereabouts.

    • Mountain Copter
      Mountain Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 16

      An injured young hood takes hold up in a mountain cabin and is helped by a woman, while her husband contacts a nearby ranger. The man comes to, and takes the woman hostage, just as Dan closes in from the sky.

    • Cargo Hijack
      Cargo Hijack
      Season 4 - Episode 26

      A hijack gang manages to stay ahead of arrest by committing heists over a wide area. Only after a truck driver is killed during a robbery do gang leaders Vance and Sheila Nolan change their way of doing business, delivering Chief Mathews his first break in the case.

    • Wounded
      Season 2 - Episode 33

      A young boy playing in the woods sees two robbers who have kidnapped a local doctor to remove a bullet from one of the man's shoulder. He runs home and calls the Highway Patrol who must figure out how to not only save the doctor, but now also the boy who has gotten captured.

    • Deadly Diamonds
      Deadly Diamonds
      Season 4 - Episode 9

      Using inside information, three people plan to steal $300,000 worth of diamonds. After a salesman dies, and a second robbery yields junk, Dan Mathews finds himself engaged in a high-speed pursuit.

    • Resident Officer
      Resident Officer
      Season 2 - Episode 19

      Dan engages in solving the type of crime all officers hate the most: the murder of a fellow cop. Officer Joe Kline's body is found in a remote area and at first it look like it could have been an unfortunate hunting accident, except for the marijuana leaf found in his pocket. From this clue, Mathews deduces that Kline must have found drug dealers while he was hunting and this sets the chief to find the cop killers.

    • Nitro
      Season 2 - Episode 25

      A ruthless crook kills another, stealing valuable counterfeiting plates that are packed in tubes of nitroglycerin. Dan Mathews and Secret Service Agent Taft set up roadblocks in hopes of capturing the murderer and his dangerous cargo.

    • Migrant Workers
      Migrant Workers
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Dan suspects inside help on a robbery of migrant fruit pickers when upon settling in a new location, a worker is murdered.
    • Dead Hunter
      Dead Hunter
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      Chief Dan Mathews responds to a call of an apparent hunting accident involving two business partners in a remote area of the mountains. Only it's after the dead man's daughter reveals that her father would never hunt and hated guns that Mathews begins to suspect foul play.

    • Tear Gas Copter
      Tear Gas Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 22

      Three dubious men enter the restaurant where Officer Simpson doesn’t like what he sees, tries to stall, one pulls a gun, Simpson kills him, another knocks him out and he is taken away as hostage.


    • Mother's March
      Mother's March
      Season 3 - Episode 15

      A handyman takes advantage of an overheard conversation in a beauty parlor to steal money collected from a local charity for crippled children.

    • Female Hitchhiker
      Female Hitchhiker
      Season 2 - Episode 24

      A crook uses two women to pose as hitchhikers to lure male drivers to give them a ride, then robs them of their valuables.

    • Killer On The Run
      Killer On The Run
      Season 4 - Episode 29

      Two middle-aged women have just done the kind deed of giving a man a ride. Only the man they've given the ride to is Les Curtis, a crook who has just burnt a bogus-currency printing outfit by taking twenty large of their funny money, and drawing a hit-man to his trail.

    • Narcotics
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      Two narcotics dealers murder "Skipper" Mason, the elderly owner of a roadside cafe, planning to pose as the new owners of the cafe long enough to distribute a shipment of heroin. When Mason's body is found, Dan Mathews and a special narcotics agent stake out the cafe.
    • Desperate Men
      Desperate Men
      Season 4 - Episode 35

      A hospital boiler room has become the holdup spot for two killers after a botched robbery. With the Highway Patrol all around them, their offer in exchange for freedom is horrific.

    • Stripped Cars
      Stripped Cars
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      Two brothers have the idea to commit a one time crime to get the money to buy a farm by hijacking a car-carrier truck, intending to modify the cars to look used. Their plans go awry when they hear that they accidentally killed the truck driver.
    • Express Delivery
      Express Delivery
      Season 4 - Episode 34

      A gem courier is targeted by a couple of thieves who think he's carrying $200,000 in precious stones. They soon find out that the jewels are flying in that afternoon and plan to take the courier's place to receive them.

    • Stolen Car Ring
      Stolen Car Ring
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      A man gets pulled over in an expensive car that has been reported stolen. He's rugged looking and could easily be type cast as a car thief. He insists that he's innocent and bought the car recently, causing Dan to suspect that a ring of car thieves has moved into the area. A trap is set, with Dan pretending to be an eager customer.moreless
    • Girl Bandit
      Girl Bandit
      Season 1 - Episode 15

      A bank messenger responsible for transporting large sums of money is pressured by his wife to steal one of the shipments, only he finds out she plans on taking the loot and running away with another man.

    • Illegal Entry
      Illegal Entry
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      A hustler named Ben Douglas has a sweet racket going. He smuggles illegal Mexicans into the United States and arranges for them to get work in the California fields, only to turn around and blackmail the same illegals with arrest by the police if they don't pay him off.
    • The Truckers
      The Truckers
      Season 3 - Episode 28

      Drugs stolen by married accomplices from transports while drivers are purposely sedated.


    • Runaway Boy
      Runaway Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      Jimmy is a 12 year old boy who was hit in the head with a baseball bat and needs immediate eye surgery to keep his vision. But the boy is scared of hospitals and has run away, sending Dan and squad into a search to find the young man before he hurts himself or loses his sight forever.moreless
    • Portrait Of Death
      Portrait Of Death
      Season 4 - Episode 7

      At first, the murder of an artist appears to be just a robbery gone bad. But after a drawing and a written description of the killer are found by the Highway Patrol, Dan Mathews' focus shifts to the artist's estranged wife and her companion.

    • Brave Boy
      Brave Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 24

      After a man is killed and his wife injured by a thief, their small son is the only witness that can help Dan Mathews try to find the killer.

    • Safecracker
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      A recently paroled burglar and his wife move into town and after a string of robberies, they become the chief suspects. Despite being under the watchful eye of the Highway Patrol, the confident pair attempt to pull one last major heist.

    • Bank Messenger
      Bank Messenger
      Season 4 - Episode 39

      The Highway Patrol is busily searching for Sue and Red Hammond, who just pulled double heists the same day, with Sue persuading the bank messengers away from the bank where Red puts a bullet in them and takes the loot.

    • Statute Of Limitations
      Statute Of Limitations
      Season 2 - Episode 18

      The father of a little girl injured by a careless driver gets paid off not to report the accident. Only the driver, Eddie Beekman, is not a wealthy guy and when Dan Mathews finds out about the payoff, he looks into Beekman's past and discovers a bank robbery that was never solved with money that was never found. He also sees that the statute of limitations on that crime runs out at midnight.

    • Confidence Game
      Confidence Game
      Season 4 - Episode 12

      An old man who gets taken in a swindle dies of a heart attack after he is severely assaulted when he asks the crook for his money back.

    • Train Copter
      Train Copter
      Season 4 - Episode 6

      After killing his partner, a bank robber slips onto a train to retrieve the $35,000 he stole only to be confronted with Chief Dan Mathews in the Highway Patrol's helicopter.

    • Gem Robbery
      Gem Robbery
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Raymond Harris, carrying gems to be delivered to a Dr. Corbett, is robbed at gunpoint by a man claiming to be Corbett's assistant. The thief threatens to harm Harris' family if he gives any information to the police, forcing Mathews to conduct his investigation without any information.
    • Revenge
      Season 4 - Episode 23

      A young man seeks revenge against a man whose car killed his father in an accident.

    • Policewoman
      Season 3 - Episode 27

      An undercover police officer is found by her crooked boss after she contacts Chief Mathews for help in apprehending the crime members.


    • Trailer Story
      Trailer Story
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Steve Talbot is a jewel thief who likes nice automobiles, and the Highway Patrol knows this. So Talbot flees capture after a job in an old junker. This gets him past the roadblocks but he soon is stranded on the side of the road. He hijacks a newly married couple pulling a trailer and Dan passes the trio through, not wanting harm to come to the civilians. But in passing the blockade, they unknowingly pick up a new rider.moreless
    • Hot Dust
      Hot Dust
      Season 3 - Episode 8

      Mr. Garson of Western Chemical has to make a delivery of highly dangerous radioactive dust and he asks the Highway Patrol to accompany their driver to the point of delivery. Chief Dan Mathews sees to the task himself, only he leaves the site before Harry Wells, the driver, drops the canister, spilling the radioactive material on the ground and contaminating himself in the process. The spill is discovered and search is started, only the dust causes Harry to start acting strangely, prompting Mathews to try and find him before it's too late.

    • Ranch Copter
      Ranch Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      George and Iris Wilson live on her ranch, along with her two brothers. When Iris is accidentally shot, one of the brothers takes off after George with a rifle. Dan takes off in a Bell 47 to try and find the hot-headed sibling before he commits murder.
    • Harbor Story
      Harbor Story
      Season 1 - Episode 19

      After a bystander is shot when three robbers hold up a bank, Dan must move quickly to insure no one else in this small coastal town gets hurt.

    • Revenge
      Season 3 - Episode 21

      Ex-con returns to exact revenge on the person that put him in prison with two neighboring farmers plan to permanently remove that same ex-con and a showdown ensues with Chief Dan waiting for all.


    • Double Copter
      Double Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 37

      A daring escape by air of a life-sentenced(murder) prisoner leads the Highway Patrol on an air-search for the convict and his accomplices.


    • Prisoner Exchange Copter
      Prisoner Exchange Copter
      Season 4 - Episode 30

      Racketeer Jack Avery just got unlucky when a hick sheriff managed to catch him. While the sheriff waits on the Highway Patrol, Avery manages to get contact one of his mechanics to come rescue him.

    • Officer's Wife
      Officer's Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      After an patrolman is killed in a shootout, Officer Ed Wylie's wife is so fearful that she convinces him to resign from the force. Mathews gives Wylie a leave of absence to try another job, but in the meantime works on Mrs. Wylie to convince her to conquer her fears and approve of her husband's return to the job he loves.moreless
    • Gem Robbery
      Gem Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 19

      The delivery of $35,000 of diamonds quickly turns into abduction and robbery.

    • Hot Cargo
      Hot Cargo
      Season 2 - Episode 8

      Several criminals conspire to stage highway accidents prompting truck drivers to stop and help victims only to be assaulted and have their cargoes stolen. Chief Mathews creates a ruse to force the crime ring into action with the hopes of capturing them.

    • Explosives
      Season 3 - Episode 35

      Larry Bolton has a gambling problem and is in debt. He also tells a lot of lies. This leads his wife to ask for a divorce and his boss to fire him from his job. His reaction is to abduct his wife and steal a truck full of dangerous chemicals to retaliate against his boss.

    • Foster Child
      Foster Child
      Season 3 - Episode 19

      A boy accidently shoots himself while the neighbor boy stands nearby. The victim’s father blames the foster neighbor boy and wants justice.


    • The Judge
      The Judge
      Season 3 - Episode 33

      Red Baker escapes from prison to avenge his long sentence by the judge who sent him there. Red has help from his cellmates' widow Carol Hayes, who supplies the necessary guns and transportation. Carol's car is proofed as the getaway vehicle by the Highway Patrol. Forcing a confessed whereabouts of Red, Dan Matthews proceeds to Red Baker's location to prevent the judges' assassination.

    • The Trap
      The Trap
      Season 4 - Episode 14

      Chief Dan Mathews sets a trap for a gang of mobsters using their crime boss as bait.

    • Fire
      Season 4 - Episode 38

      A farmer hires Jod Patterson as a worker, not knowing that Patterson is a pyromaniac wanted by the Highway Patrol for setting fire to a warehouse.

    • Fisherman's Luck
      Fisherman's Luck
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A car that was involved in an accident is stolen and later found again, and just happens to match the description of one used in a bank holdup. Putting two and two together, Dan speculates that this was the getaway car and it's occupants must have escaped on foot, which is near a posh resort.moreless
    • Hit And Run
      Hit And Run
      Season 3 - Episode 24

      Two brothers execute a meticulously planned robbery. There's just one problem. One of the brothers has been badly injured by a hit and run driver.

    • Breath Of A Child
      Breath Of A Child
      Season 4 - Episode 16

      A sailor saves a young baby from choking little knowing he has meningitis. Highway Patrol scours the area to find him.

    • Mexican Chase
      Mexican Chase
      Season 4 - Episode 20

      An auto theft ring is working the border between the United States and Mexico.

    • Oil Lease
      Oil Lease
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      An Army bazooka is stolen by two men who use it to capture the payroll from an oil drilling company.
    • Anti-Toxin
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      A young man is dying of a closed wound infection and lives in such a remote area that a doctor may not have time to get there. Dan makes arrangements for the Highway Patrol to race drugs to the boy but that plan falls apart due to what appears to be a jealous employee.moreless
    • Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 25

      Ex-con blackmails former partner and is killed in confrontation. Partner evades HP as much as he can but is caught.

    • Dan Sick
      Dan Sick
      Season 3 - Episode 38

      Dan Mathews arrives at work feeling sick and weak from an unknown source. As the source is determined, Dan is treated and brought out of danger, but a young man's life is in jeopardy experiencing the same symptoms as Dan.

    • Rabies
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol search desperately for a vacationing woman and her young daughter after it is learned that a dog that bit the young girl has rabies.
    • Reformation
      Season 2 - Episode 30

      Two robbers soon have a differing of opinion after a heist. One wants to give the money back while the other wants to kept the spoils of the crime.

    • Counterfeit
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      High quality forged payroll checks are flooding into the area, being made by the new owner of an established printing company which keeps him under the radar. Dan, knowing that it can't be a backroom operation, tries to eliminate each possible point of operation, knowing that the clock is ticking and that the counterfeiters will soon leave the area once it's too hot to pass any more bogus checks.

    • Amnesia
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      The Highway Patrol finds a woman who fell off of a cliff and is now suffering from amnesia. An even bigger problem is that her husband is missing in the same forest and presumed injured.
    • Psycho
      Season 2 - Episode 20

      Chief Dan Mathews investigates an abandoned car on the side of a road and is suddenly the target of a man with a rifle on a hill. After checking ownership of the car, it turns out that the man with the gun is novelist Guy Pemberton who, according to his doctor, is acting out a part from one of his books because of the medication he is taking. Dan's job is to keep Guy from harming himself and someone else.

    • Motorcycle A
      Motorcycle A
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      In the aftermath of a devastating visit to a small town by a raiding motorcycle gang, the town reacts violently when any motorcyclist enters. After an incident with accredited bikers and the death of a trooper, Dan sends in undercover officers as motorcyclists to find out the truth...and he does quickly and violently.moreless
    • Motorcycle
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      Eight months ago, the tiny town of Sunland Park was raided and ran-sacked by a renegade motorcycle club.