01/30/2023 Stop Stick News: 26 Pursuit News Stories From Around the Country and World
January 30, 2023
By: Zach Madden
Category: Stop Stick News
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Traffic Stop Leads to Chase, Arrest of Suspect on I-70 – Missouri
KSIS Radio 1050 AM – https://ksisradio.com/traffic-stop-leads-to-chase-arrest-of-suspect-on-i-70/
Last Friday morning, Sedalia Police attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation.
The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as Edward D. Ebert, 52, of Kansas City, failed to stop. SPD initiated a pursuit, which was later terminated.
A short time later, Pettis County Deputies were in the area of Swope Road and US 65 Highway, when they observed the same vehicle traveling north on US 65 Highway. Pettis County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. However, Ebert continued to flee law enforcement.
Pettis County Joint Communication advised the Missouri State Highway Patrol of the pursuit and a Trooper was able to deploy stop sticks, which deflated the passenger side tires near 65 Highway and Missouri Route BB.
Arrest report: Woman backed stolen bus into Las Vegas officer’s motorcycle during pursuit – Nevada
KSNV – https://news3lv.com/news/local/arrest-report-woman-drove-stolen-bus-at-slow-speeds-ran-over-officers-motorcycle
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A 32-year-old woman drove a stolen public transit bus at slow speeds and backed over a Las Vegas police officer’s motorcycle before she eventually surrendered, according to an arrest report.
Brandy Lackey was taken into custody on Saturday on suspicion of grand larceny of a motor vehicle and assault on a protected person.
According to the arrest report, Lackey stole the RTC bus after the operator parked to take a break at a stop on Durango Drive south of Blue Diamond Road in the southwest valley.
Highway chase: Speeds hit 100 mph as driver eludes authorities across multiple counties – Ohio
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) – Speeds hit 100 mph as a driver in a suspected stolen vehicle fled authorities from Butler County to Dayton on two highways early Friday, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The sheriff’s office and troopers both cut the chase off at different points.
The driver remains at large and was last seen in a black Audi A-6 with Ohio license plate JWE-8662 on westbound Third Street from Williams Street in Dayton’s West Third Street Historic District, county dispatchers say.
Suspect arrested after police chase in Muskegon County – Michigan
mlive – https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2023/01/suspect-arrested-after-police-chase-in-muskegon-county.html
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Charges are pending against one person who was arrested for leading police on a chase along a highway, Michigan State Police said.
Troopers attempted to perform a traffic stop around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, along U.S. 31 in the city of Muskegon.
Police said the suspect allegedly crashed into the patrol vehicle and fled.
A pursuit was initiated and continued northbound on U.S. 31 where additional troopers attempted to use stop-stick tire deflating devices to disable the suspect’s vehicle.
18-Year-Old Charged After Yesterday’s Crash in Downtown St. Louis – Missouri
Riverfront Times – https://www.riverfronttimes.com/news/18-year-old-charged-after-yesterdays-crash-in-downtown-st-louis-39355012
Chaos ensued after three people in a vehicle believed to be stolen crashed into another car and then ran into a tree.
Charges were filed today in St. Louis Circuit Court against an 18-year-old whom police say was one of three individuals in a stolen car that was involved in a collision in Downtown West yesterday.
Today, prosecutors charged Cameron Brown with two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle and one count of resisting arrest.
SLMPD Major Janice Bockstruck said yesterday that police and federal authorities had formed a joint task force to investigate the recent spree of carjackings in St. Louis.
Man Fires Shots At Deputies During Pursuit – Missouri
94.7 Country – https://www.ktts.com/2023/01/26/man-fires-shots-at-deputies-during-pursuit/
Local man charged following police chase – Ohio
Times Recorder – https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/local/2023/01/26/local-man-charged-following-police-chase/69843678007/
ZANESVILLE − A 23-year-old Zanesville man is facing multiple charges following a pursuit Monday night.
According to the Zanesville Police Department, officers attempted to make a traffic stop on Ray Watts as the 2016 Kia he was driving had fictitious plates.
Watts failed to stop and the pursuit ensued on Old Newark Road and continued onto Ohio 146 until reaching Ohio 16. The pursuit continued into Licking County. Licking County deputies attempted to spike-strip the vehicle, but Watts drove through the center median and turned back towards Muskingum County. A ZPD officer was able to deploy spike-strips on Ohio 16 near Ohio 586 to disable the vehicle. Watts then drove off the side of the road and was taken into custody. A passenger in the Kia was taken into custody for an unrelated warrant, according to the ZPD.
Police arrest three after dandenong pursuit 935552 – Australia
Miragenews.com – https://www.miragenews.com/police-arrest-three-after-dandenong-pursuit-935552/
Police have arrested three people following a pursuit in Dandenong this morning.
An allegedly stolen grey Mazda sedan was observed on Cleeland Street just before 10am. With assistance from the Air Wing, police followed the sedan and stop sticks were deployed.
It is alleged the male driver and two passengers dumped the car on Boronia Road and jumped multiple fences into the backyards of surrounding homes.
Officers cordoned off the area and the trio was arrested near a Bentley Street home shortly after.
A 19-year-old Narre Warren woman, a 14-year-old Craigieburn boy and a 15-year-old Hastings boy are assisting police with their enquiries.
It’s alleged the Mazda was stolen during an aggravated burglary in Cranbourne overnight.
Nebraska State Patrol arrests Cozad woman following pursuit – Nebraska
https://www.wowt.com – https://www.wowt.com/2023/01/26/nebraska-state-patrol-arrests-cozad-woman-following-pursuit/
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Cozad woman after a pursuit on I-80 Wednesday night near the Overton exit.
Around 10:30 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a Hyundai Elantra, believed to be driven by someone wanted for multiple felony warrants. The driver refused to stop, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour.
Additional troopers were dispatched near the Lexington interchange, and successfully deployed stop sticks at the vehicle. The vehicle attempted to re-enter the westbound lanes of I-80 when a trooper performed a tactical maneuver and stopped the vehicle.
Rapid City woman arrested after fleeing police in stolen vehicle – KNBN NewsCenter1 – South Dakota
KNBN NewsCenter1 – https://www.newscenter1.tv/rapid-city-woman-arrested-after-fleeing-police-in-stolen-vehicle/
RAPID CITY, S.D. – 38-year-old Stacie Tail of Rapid City was arrested Tuesday night after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, according to the Rapid City Police Department
According to police, at around 11 p.m., police observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen traveling at a high speed westbound on Omaha Street. After it turned to head south on Mount Rushmore Road, an officer followed the vehicle until more units could arrive to stop the vehicle. Police initiated a traffic stop just before the vehicle turned into a driveway in the 1100 block of Saint Patrick Street.
Police: Same group is behind St. Louis carjackings, homicide. One car involved in crash. – Missouri
STLtoday.com – https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-same-group-is-behind-st-louis-carjackings-homicide-one-car-involved-in-crash/article_c2107075-df65-5516-b564-ef963e8d8efc.html
ST. LOUIS — One group of people is believed to be responsible for a rash of recent carjackings and a homicide in St. Louis, police say, and authorities recovered one of the vehicles on Wednesday after a crash in Downtown West.
In a span of less than 48 hours, police were called to eight carjackings, two ATM robberies and one homicide, all in south St. Louis. Police believe they are all connected.
2 hours and 3 spike strips: Fort Worth chase finally comes to end with suspect in custody – Texas
The suspect’s name and charges have not been released by police officials yet.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police arrested a man after a lengthy chase, which included three spike strips, and an hour of negotiations early Wednesday morning.
The suspect, Lamont Bassett, 33, had an active warrant for aggravated robbery from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, according to a police news release.
He also now faces a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.
He surrendered to police around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Fort Worth police began chasing the suspect before midnight and the chase went for more than an hour and a half and across 63 miles, reaching speeds of 100 mph, according to police and WFAA photojournalist Josh Stephen, who witnessed the chase at various points.
Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Pursuit – Illinois
WCSJ News – http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/grundy-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-pursuit/article_b49bc3ac-9cb8-11ed-b17e-aff9cf330808.html
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a pursuit that occurred around 10 p.m. on January 23rd.
Sheriff Ken Briley said his office tried to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Reed Road, but the offenders failed to stop.
The Sheriff’s Office was able to spike strip the tires of the vehicle, but the offenders continued driving with two flat tires north on Interstate 55.
Man arrested after stolen tow truck strikes police car – Australia
3AW – https://www.3aw.com.au/man-arrested-after-stolen-tow-truck-strikes-police-car/
A man has been arrested after a police vehicle was struck by a stolen tow truck at Laverton North this morning.
Officers spotted the truck on the side of Boundary Road at about 3 am with a man asleep inside.
Police allege the driver woke up and attempted to drive away.
Stop sticks were deployed before the vehicle reversed into a police vehicle.
The 34-year-old driver has been taken to the hospital under police guard.
Pursuit across multiple suburbs sees 30-year-old man arrested – Australia
A 30-year-old man has been arrested by ACT Policing after a multi-suburb pursuit ended in Ngunnawal.
About 9am yesterday, (Wednesday, 25 January 2023), ACT Policing were made aware of a white Ford utility that was stolen from a commercial business in Hume.
Shortly after, the vehicle was involved in a pursuit in NSW which was terminated after the driver rammed a NSW Police Force vehicle.
The vehicle then crossed into the ACT.
About 11am, the vehicle was spotted in Harrison. ACT Policing disengaged and re-engaged the vehicle multiple times due to the risk the driver posed to the public.
Driver leads deputies on chase on eastside of Lafayette – Indiana
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Deputies chased a gold Pontiac Grand Am after trying to stop the driver at Creasy and McCarty lanes for a traffic violation, according to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Beginning about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, the deputy chased the Grand Am north on Creasy Lane, across Eisenhower Road, north on Tippecanoe County Road 400 East to County Road 300 North before the driver turned south onto Schuyler Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office. The Grand Am drove over stop sticks, puncturing its tires, and the chase ended at 18th Street and Schuyler Avenue.
Deputies capture “threatening suspect” responsible for back-to-back armed robberies – South Carolina
https://www.foxcarolina.com – https://www.ktiv.com/2023/01/18/sioux-city-man-sent-federal-prison-after-threatening-two-women-with-loaded-gun/
ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said a “threatening suspect” responsible for back-to-back armed robberies overnight has been captured in Anderson County.
The Sheriff’s Office said just after 5 a.m. Monday, deputies got a call to the Shell gas station near River Road where they found a man who had been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took off in a white Kia Sedan.
Deputies said they tracked down the car near I-85, however, the driver, identified as Ja-Qis McCollough, continued to speed on despite obvious blue lights.
Driver taunts Utah Highway Patrol trooper after high-speed chase in Summit County | Gephardt Daily – Utah
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 24, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a high-speed chase in Summit County and then taunting law enforcement following the pursuit.
Police say Ricardo Aguire topped 100 mph in cold and icy conditions on westbound Interstate 80 before stopping near Kimball Junction, then telling the arresting Utah Highway Patrol trooper: “It took you long enough to catch up.”
The pursuit began about 9:40 a.m. when a UHP trooper observed a black Nissan Versa traveling an estimated 90 mph on I-80 near Wanship, according to a probable cause statement filed in 3rd District Court.
WATCH: Man arrested after chase reaches 144 mph – Georgia
According to information from the Forsyth County Jail, Aslanov has been in the jail since Dec. 20 and is being held on $8,000 bond.
According to a video released by the sheriff’s office, the chase began on Sanders Road and the responding officer continued the chase on Hwy. 20 and onto Ga. 400.
Later, the video shows another officer located near the Shiloh Road bridge over Ga. 400 between Exits 12 and 13 deploying a spike strip, which slowed the vehicle before the arrest.
Wilson woman charged after chase – New York
Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y – https://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/crime/wilson-woman-charged-after-chase/article_5e609336-9b7e-11ed-a60b-8bc003a70a48.html
Jan. 23—A Town of Wilson woman was arrested following a high-speed chase from Niagara Falls Boulevard to Mapleton Road early Sunday morning.
About 2:10 a.m., Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a vehicle speeding south on Niagara Falls Boulevard. A vehicle stop was initiated but the vehicle kept going, turning north on Ward Road, east on Lockport Road and then on to Mapleton Road, where a deputy had placed spike strips. The pursuit came to an end when the vehicle’s tires were flattened.
The driver of the vehicle, Darina M. Shaw, 36, of the Town of Wilson, was charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving and several other traffic infractions.
Police arrest man after carjackings and pursuit 934318 – Australia
miragenews.com – https://www.miragenews.com/police-arrest-man-after-carjackings-and-pursuit-934318/
Police arrested a 30-year-old man following two carjackings and a pursuit through Frankston overnight.
Police have been told a woman was loading her groceries into her vehicle in the car park of a Beach Street shopping centre about 4.30pm yesterday.
She was approached by a man who climbed into the passenger seat while armed with a knife and demanded she drive.
The male offender dropped the uninjured 74-year-old woman at a service station on Forest Drive in Frankston North and drove off in the woman’s car shortly before 5pm.
The stolen car was found after police were notified that a vehicle had crashed into a pole and the driver had run off on Frankston-Dandenong Road about 6.25pm.
Eaton County deputy injured in multi-county police chase Tuesday afternoon – Michigan
Lansing State Journal – https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2023/01/25/eaton-county-deputy-injured-during-police-chase-tuesday/69838479007/
CHARLOTTE − An Eaton County Sheriff’s deputy was treated for non-life-threatening injuries following a multi-county police pursuit that ended in southern Eaton County on Tuesday, officials said.
The pursuit involved a suspect in a stolen flatbed truck who entered Eaton County from Barry County via Lawrence Highway around 1:15 p.m., the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Deputies deployed Stop Sticks that flattened all four tires of the suspect’s vehicle.
Regardless, the fleeing driver continued on toward Charlotte and tried to ram a police vehicle, according to the release.
Man arrested on multiple charges, traffic violations after leading police on pursuit in Black Hawk County – Iowa
KWWL – https://www.kwwl.com/news/man-arrested-on-multiple-charges-traffic-violations-after-leading-police-on-pursuit-in-black-hawk/article_3fb4fdb6-9a55-11ed-bcf9-0f161806bedf.html
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) — A man is facing several charges after leading police on a pursuit in Black Hawk County overnight.
The chase began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on University Ave. in Cedar Falls when an officer tried to stop a speeding vehicle. The driver refused to pull over, leading authorities on a chase that went on south Highway 58 and east on Highway 20.
The pursuit continued into Waterloo, going south on Ansborough Ave., east on Schrock Road and south on Dysart Road. Officers used stop sticks on Dysart Road to disable the vehicle.
Man accused of sending LPD on chase and hitting officer with vehicle – Texas
https://www.kgns.tv – https://www.kgns.tv/2023/01/23/man-accused-sending-lpd-chase-hitting-officer-with-vehicle/
LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) – A man is facing multiple charges after sending officers on a chase across Laredo Sunday night and allegedly assaulting an officer in the process.
Laredo Police arrested 36-year-old Fernando Mora and charged him with aggravated assault with a vehicle, and accident involving damages.
The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. when a woman called police for help saying that a man known to her was following her in a white Ford F-150.
Officers located the truck at McPherson and International and attempted to speak with Mora.
Man sentenced for shooting at law enforcement following chase – Ohio
https://www.fox19.com – https://www.fox19.com/2023/01/23/man-sentenced-shooting-law-enforcement-following-chase/
WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A man who shot at police and sheriff’s deputies after multiple agencies tried to make a traffic stop was sentenced to an indefinite term in prison by Judge Timothy Tepe, a news release from the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said
Christopher Hubbard, 38, of Middletown was found guilty on Jan. 9, 2023, of three counts of felonious assault with firearm specifications, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer with a firearm specification, assaulting a police dog, having weapons under disability and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, according to Prosecutor David Fornshell.
License plate readers lead to arrest of man who allegedly shot East Nashville man – Tennessee
WTVC – https://newschannel9.com/news/local/license-plate-readers-lead-to-arrest-of-man-who-allegedly-shot-east-nashville-man
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A license plate reader led to the arrest the man accused of critically injuring an East Nashville man on Saturday.
Metro Police report 40-year-old Terrance Vanpelt was arrested Monday afternoon for the shooting of a 22-year-old man in a complex parking lot.
Vanpelt allegedly shot the victim several times while arguing. The fight took place after Vanpelt yelled at the man’s girlfriend.
Officers also found Vanpelt possessed the following:
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