Highway Patrol - Season 1

(ended 1959)




Episode Guide

  • Christmas Story
    Christmas Story
    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
  • Prospector
    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
    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.
  • Taxi
    Episode 36
    A Highway Patrolman is murdered by a gunman in a taxi cab after a gas station is held up.
  • Runaway Boy
    Runaway Boy
    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
  • Art Robbery
    Art Robbery
    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
  • Dead Patrolman
    Dead Patrolman
    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.
  • Anti-Toxin
    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
  • Blast Area Copter
    Blast Area Copter
    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
  • Hitchhiker Dies
    Hitchhiker Dies
    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.
  • License Plates
    License Plates
    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
  • Mental Patient
    Mental Patient
    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.
  • Motorcycle A
    Motorcycle A
    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
    Episode 27
    Eight months ago, the tiny town of Sunland Park was raided and ran-sacked by a renegade motorcycle club.
  • Released Convict
    Released Convict
    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.
  • Plant Robbery
    Plant Robbery
    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.

  • Desert Copter
    Desert Copter
    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.

  • Plane Crash
    Plane Crash
    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.

  • Human Bomb
    Human Bomb
    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.
  • Car Theft
    Car Theft
    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.

  • Hit And Run
    Hit And Run
    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.
  • Harbor Story
    Harbor Story
    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.

  • Scared Cop
    Scared Cop
    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.

  • Lie Detector
    Lie Detector
    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.

  • Mountain Copter
    Mountain Copter
    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.

  • Girl Bandit
    Girl Bandit
    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.

  • Resort
    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.

  • Escort
    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.

  • Phony Insurance
    Phony Insurance
    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.

  • Retired Gangster
    Retired Gangster
    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.

  • Father Thief
    Father Thief
    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.

  • Reformed Criminal
    Reformed Criminal
    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.
  • Radioactive
    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.

  • Desert Town
    Desert Town
    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.

  • Hitchhiker
    Episode 6
    An ex-con is suspected of multiple murders in an insurance fraud scheme involving migrant workers.
  • Gambling
    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.
  • Lookout
    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.
  • Reckless Driving
    Reckless Driving
    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.

  • 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.

  • Prison Break aka Road Block

    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.