02/13/2023 Stop Stick News: 35 Pursuit Stories From Around the World
February 13, 2023
By: Zach Madden
Category: Stop Stick News
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Three 15-year-olds crash stolen car into hotel, lead deputies on chase – Washington
KECI – https://cbs12.com/news/nation-world/three-15-year-old-boys-one-with-ankle-monitor-arrested-for-crashes-police-chase
SEATAC, Wash. (TND) — Three 15-year-olds are accused of leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase that involved a stolen car and several collisions, including one into a hotel’s valet area.
The King County Sheriff’s Office near Seattle said the first call at 1 a.m. Sunday was about a vehicle crashing into a DoubleTree hotel.
The driver crashed into the hotel’s valet area and hit several people inside.
Then, authorities said, he got out of the vehicle, “had a physical altercation with someone,” ran back to the car, and drove away.
Goffstown man accused of leading police on chase through several towns – New Hampshire
KSNV – https://www.wmur.com/article/goffstown-man-accused-leading-police-chase-new-hampshire/42848687
ONE OF THE SAFEST FORMS OF TRAVEL. SO IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS.. YOU SHOULD JUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. TONIGHT — A MAN FROM GOFFSTOWN IS ACCUSED OF LEADING POLICE ON A CHASE THROUGH MULTIPLE TOWNS. POLICE SAY 56- YEAR-OLD THOMAS FINNERAL JUNIOR WAS SUSPECTED OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED WHEN HE REFUSED TO PULL OVER TODAY. AT ONE POINT — POLICE SAY HE HIT A WEARE CRUISER
Smarr Smith Foundation has gala planning in full effect – Americus Times-Recorder – Michigan
After presenting a check to South Georgia Technical College President, Dr. John Watford, to further scholarships for law enforcement students, the board of the Smarr Smith Foundation (SSF) sat down around a fine lunch and continued their work to ensure the community has a way to support the efforts of three local law enforcement agencies.
The SSF provides an opportunity to ensure the Americus Police Department, GSW Public Safety and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office gets the tools needed to do their job. This could include anything from body armor and cameras, to stop sticks, to drones and funding of ongoing education. For six years the SSF has been a way for the community to show their support of law enforcement. For six years, the community always is successful in backing up our men and women in blue. Thus far, the SSF has given over $100,000 for training and equipment needs. In addition to this, the foundation has given over $35,000 in scholarship funding. Those dollars belong to this community. The heads of the three departments decide what is most vital to the everyday work. The SSF then purchases those items. Every dollar given to the SSF ultimately ends up going towards very specific and valuable needs. These needs would go unmet but for the community stepping up and refusing to let our officers be without what they need to get the job done.
Lewisville police recover stolen catalytic converters, arrest suspects – Cross Timbers Gazette | Southern Denton County | Flower Mound | News – Texas
Cross Timbers Gazette – https://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/2023/02/09/lewisville-police-recover-stolen-catalytic-converters-arrest-suspects/
After an overnight vehicle pursuit, Lewisville police arrested three suspects and recovered 20 stolen catalytic converters.
Around midnight, officers responded to the 2000 block of Vista Drive, where a resident reported seeing a dark Dodge Charger and three men sawing a catalytic converter off a vehicle, according to a Lewisville Police Department spokesman. The resident called out to them, and they took off.
While officers were in the neighborhood, one officer saw a dark Dodge Charger and started following it. The Charger tried to speed off to evade the officer, and a short chase ensued, according to Lewisville PD. Officers were able to deploy spike strips and disable the vehicle just inside the Carrollton city limits, and the three suspects got out and ran off.
SIOUX CITY MAN ARRESTED & CHARGED IN PURSUIT OF STOLEN CAR – KSCJ 1360 – Iowa
KSCJ 1360 – https://kscj.com/2023/02/10/sioux-city-man-arrested-charged-in-pursuit-of-stolen-car/
A SIOUX CITY MAN IS IN CUSTODY FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES FOLLOWING A POLICE PURSUIT THAT ENDED IN MORNINGSIDE THURSDAY NIGHT.
AN OFFICER ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A TRAFFIC STOP ON A 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN FROM THE 1300 BLOCK OF SUMMIT STREET.
THE DRIVER OF THE STOLEN VEHICLE REFUSED TO STOP FOR POLICE AT WEST 3RD AND PERRY.
Suspects flee police after alleged drug deal in Walmart parking lot – Michigan
WWMT – https://wwmt.com/news/local/walmart-parking-lot-narcotics-van-buren-county-drug-deal-michigan-arrest-south-haven-covert-township
Suspect arrested after allegedly fleeing from Omaha Police, crashing into house – Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Police make an arrest after an intense chase with a stolen vehicle.
It all began along the interstate system through Council Bluffs.
“We had a vehicle that was tailgating one of our detectives and kind of road raging with him,” an officer said.
Police followed a white car into Council Bluffs where Omaha Police picked up the scene heading toward the airport.
“He ran the red light at avenue H & Abbott, northbound, picking up a little bit of speed,” an officer said during the incident.
Man allegedly found with stolen guns, fentanyl and numerous other drugs faces narcotics and gun charges after fleeing police in Hartford – Missouri
by Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant – https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-fentanyl-narcotics-gun-possession-police-illegal-20230210-x44wd2qrzje7todi2idhgzx6sy-story.html
A New Britain man was arrested on several charges after police allegedly found two handguns and quantities of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in his car on Thursday night in Hartford, according to police.
Hartford Police Department officers saw an Infiniti QX80 that had previously fled multiple motor vehicle stop attempts on Thursday around 10:20 p.m. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it again refused to stop. The officers deployed stop sticks as the Infiniti got onto Interstate 84 West and followed the car until it stopped near Exit 44, police said.
Two people exited the Infiniti and attempted to flee on foot. Police were able to get the driver in custody, but the other occupant evaded arrest, police said.
Louisville teen charged after allegedly stealing vehicle, leading police on pursuit – Indiana
whas11.com – https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/indiana/louisville-teen-charged-stealing-vehicle-police-pursuit-kentucky/417-03f891d5-362c-4eb5-a365-10603497814a
Jeffersonville Police Department charged the 17-year-old boy with resisting law enforcement, auto theft, and leaving the scene of an accident.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind — A Louisville teen was charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading police on a pursuit.
Jeffersonville Police Department charged the 17-year-old boy with resisting law enforcement, auto theft, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Jeffersonville PD said they used “intelligence-based technology” to find a stolen vehicle near the 1600 block of East 10th St.
Man Who Opened Fire on a Kitwanga Rest Stop Arrested After Fleeing Police Across the Northwest – Canada
CFNR Network – https://www.cfnrfm.ca/2023/02/08/man-who-opened-fire-on-a-kitwanga-rest-stop-arrested-after-fleeing-police-across-the-northwest/
ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis rapper pleaded not guilty Wednesday to gun and fentanyl charges.
Antonio Harris, 25, who performs as La4ss, fled from police Feb. 16 as he was driving a Toyota Corolla on North Broadway in the city’s Baden neighborhood, according to court documents.
Officers used spike strips on the car’s tires, but it kept driving to Riverview Boulevard, where it eventually crashed in a median near Spring Garden Drive, according to court documents.
Pursuit from Bellingham into Ferndale by multiple law enforcement agencies ends with arrest | Whatcom News – Washington
Whatcom News – https://whatcom-news.com/pursuit-from-bellingham-and-into-ferndale-by-multiple-law-enforcement-agencies-ends-with-arrest_210732/
Whatcom News — A Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck about 2am this morning, Friday, February 10th, but the driver fled.
WSP Trooper Anthony Califano told Whatcom News the trooper attempted the stop eastbound on Bellis Fair Parkway toward Cordata Parkway. When the vehicle fled at a high rate, the trooper disengaged but continued following. The trooper reported the vehicle had trouble staying in its lane and was seen running a stop light.
According to unconfirmed law enforcement radio transmissions at the time, the vehicle went south on Meridian Street and then got on northbound I-5. While the WSP patrol vehicle followed with its emergency lights off, it was reported the Ford continued north on I-5 past the W Bakerview Road interchange at about 80mph.
Sheriff’s office carries out 55-mile DUI pursuit – Washington
Feb. 8—A Grays Harbor County sheriff’s deputy set off a 55-mile chase for a suspected driver under the influence early Friday morning that ended near Tokeland after they attempted to stop the driver north of Aberdeen.
Mitchell Roy Mullins was arrested for felony attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, driving under the influence and second-degree driving with license suspended.
The deputy first noticed Mullins showing signs of driving under the influence on Wishkah Road, said Sheriff Darrin Wallace.
Burglary in Salamanca leads to lengthy police pursuit that ends in West Seneca – New York
WKBW 7 News Buffalo – https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/burglary-in-salamanca-leads-to-lengthy-police-pursuit-that-ends-in-west-seneca
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office announced two arrests were made following a burglary in Salamanca.
The sheriff’s office said deputies were notified of the burglary at Dancing Turtle West, a cannabis dispensary, around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. A responding deputy observed the suspect vehicle traveling on Route 219 in Great Valley, the vehicle continued on into the Town of Ellicottville where an unsuccessful spike strip attempt occurred. The sheriff’s office said the pursuit continued through the Village of Ellicottville and back onto Route 219 in Springville and through Springville, Boston, Hamburg and into the Town of Orchard Park.
Suspect in Custody After Two-Day Manhunt Spans Baltimore And Harford Counties | Towson Patch – Maryland
COCKEYSVILLE – The suspect who shot two Baltimore County officers, closed over a dozen area schools, and led police on a more than two-day chase is in custody, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. 24-year-old David Emory Linthicum is accused of shooting one officer during a call for a “person in crisis” and another during the ensuing manhunt that spanned Baltimore and Harford Counties. Online Court records show that Linthicum has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault, and other firearm violations. He is currently scheduled for a bail review on February 13 and a preliminary hearing on March 10.
According to Officials, Baltimore County Police responded to a call of a “person in crisis” in the area of Powers Avenue in Cockeysville at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Upon arriving at the home, family members escorted the officers to 24-year-old David Emory Linthicum.
During the interaction between police and Linthicum, one of the officers was shot, according to Baltimore County Police spokesperson Joy Stewart.
That officer was released from the hospital on Wednesday night and is in “good spirits,” Baltimore County Police said.
A barricade situation followed the shooting, which caused a shelter-in-place order to be issued for the area of Powers Avenue.
Centralia Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing $1,000 in Groceries, Driving Over Spike Strip – Nevada
A man accused of stealing $1,000 worth of items from a Centralia grocery store and then fleeing from officers, continuing to drive after a spike strip deflated his vehicle’s tires, in January has been arrested on a $25,000 warrant.
The man, identified in Lewis County Superior Court documents as Adrian Garcia, 31, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Feb. 8.
He was charged Jan. 23 with one count each of second-degree theft, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and first-degree criminal impersonation stemming from a Jan. 18 incident.
Police puncture tyres to stop car driving off with ‘wanted’ passenger – United Kingdom
Police used a special tyre-deflation device to bring a wanted car to a halt after it was spotted by officers from Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit. The vehicle was located by officers with a passenger wanted for alleged serious assault offences and an outstanding court warrant, and police moved quickly to minimise any likelihood of a high-speed chase.
They deployed a Stop Stick – a device that punctures tyres to bring cars to a stop and avoid the need for pursuit – to stop the vehicle. The suspect was arrested, while the driver of the car was also arrested on a charge of drug-driving.
Rockwell City man leads deputies on high-speed chase – Iowa
messengernews.net – https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2023/02/rockwell-city-man-leads-deputies-on-high-speed-chase/
A Rockwell City man reached speeds of over 90 miles per hour while leading a Webster County Sheriff’s deputy on a pursuit through Fort Dodge early Tuesday morning.
According to criminal complaints and Webster County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Walter, Deputy Matt Burns attempted to stop Ray Hollers, 27, of Rockwell City, for a traffic violation in the 900 block of South 17th Street in Fort Dodge shortly before 3:30 a.m.
One in custody after West Chester pursuit ends in Dayton – Ohio
The pursuit came to an end at 7:16 p.m. as the occupants bailed out of the vehicle on state Route 4 in the area between Valley Street and Stanley Avenue, records said, and a woman was taken into custody.
Records described a man running into nearby woods and law enforcement calling for a drone on scene, but it is unclear whether the man was found.
Wild, wild ride to Wilsons Promontory and back again – South Gippsland Sentinel Times – Australia
Another serious crash on the highway at Leongatha South
There has been yet another serious accident on the Bass Highway (Inverloch Coast Road) at Leongatha South, at around 11.30 am on Saturday, January 29. Police, ambulance, and CFA were on the scene of a two-car collision involving a VW Golf and SUV…
Fargo burglary suspect arrested in Clay County, Minn. – Minnesota
The Mighty 790 KFGO – https://kfgo.com/2023/02/08/752349/
GEORGETOWN, Minn. (KFGO) – The suspect in a north Fargo storage facility burglary Wednesday morning was arrested in Clay County, Minnesota after a police chase.
According to Fargo Police, the burglary was reported around 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of 7th Avenue and 35th Street N. where the manager reported seeing the suspect break into a storage unit.
The suspect fled as officers arrived, heading north out of town, with the victim following.
Blue Lexus Leads Authorities on a Wild High-Speed Chase | NewsRadio WFLA | Florida News – Florida
Florida News – https://wiod.iheart.com/featured/florida-news/content/2023-02-07-blue-lexus-leads-authorities-on-a-wild-high-speed-chase/
Collier County, FL – A high-speed chase ensued in Collier County when a blue Lexus with an inoperable headlight evaded authorities leading to a pursuit reaching speeds of up to 130 mph.
Deputies in Collier County were on high alert for more than 20 minutes when a blue Lexus with a broken headlight was observed in the eastern part of the county.
The Lexus accelerated and drove away from the deputy as he attempted to conduct a traffic stop, dodging all law enforcement.
Man, 6 teenagers in custody after Indiana gun store burglary – Indiana
The suspects drove into Louisville and were eventually stopped near St. Catherine Street, due to a successful stop stick deployment.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — An adult and six teenagers are in custody after reportedly fleeing from a gun store burglary.
According to the Jeffersonville Police Department, the burglary alarm went off at the Kentuckiana Gun Store, located on State Road 62, around 1 a.m.
Police dash cam video shows suspected stolen mail tossed at police during chase – Ohio
WLWT – https://www.wlwt.com/article/video-shows-stolen-mail-tossed-at-police-during-chase/42794036
A police chase through Greenhills was caught on a police cruiser camera, and in the video, viewers can see what looks like confetti being tossed at the cruiser.Investigators said it was actually people’s mail, checks and credit cards believed to have been stolen from the Forest Park area.Sgt. Tony Patton initiated the chase late Sunday night. The SUV was reported stolen out of Norwood.”He’s throwing all kinds of stuff out of the car,” Patton said.During the chase down Winton Road, the driver can be seen blowing through a red light before hitting stop sticks as he entered Springfield Township.The driver didn’t immediately stop.”He’s turning left onto East Compton. Standby, he’s bailing,” Patton said. The man took off running. He went across the road and into a parking lot where he slipped and fell.Police arrested him and identified him as Lawrence Sherman, 22, of Cincinnati. Two passengers, 21-year-old Jaimaar Gibson, and Derico Gibson, 18, also from Cincinnati, were arrested.All three were charged with obstructing official business
Three Juveniles were caught by police after stealing a car – Florida
FOX 4 News Fort Myers WFTX – https://www.fox4now.com/collier-county/three-juveniles-were-caught-by-police-after-stealing-a-car
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — On Wednesday the Naples Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of 5th avenue.
The police began to check the area and eventually found the vehicle in the Tommy Bahamas parking lot. Police approached the vehicle and saw that it was empty.
NPD began monitoring the perimeter and checking surveillance cameras and saw two African-American males and a Hispanic female walking along the Naples Pier. The video footage showed the subject’s entering the pier shortly after the vehicle arrived in the area. As the NPD began monitoring them, they made their way back toward the vehicle.
Woman nearly hits 2 deputies on traffic stop, arrested after pursuit – Florida
WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm – https://www.wptv.com/news/treasure-coast/region-martin-county/woman-nearly-hits-2-deputies-on-traffic-stop-arrested-after-pursuit
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A Fort Pierce woman was arrested after nearly hitting two Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a traffic stop on Interstate 95, then she refused to pull over, the agency said Wednesday.
Luciana Jean Louis, 36, had a passenger and an unrestrained child in the car as she didn’t attempt to slow down or move over by the deputies, who were working the traffic stop on the highway shoulder around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.
Deputies got back into their patrol cars and catch up with her. Despite lights and sirens, Louis refused to pull over or slow down. Deputies deployed stop sticks, which deflated the vehicle’s tire but she still refused to stop, the agency said.
Police chase ends in crash on Spanish Lake – Missouri
https://www.kmov.com – https://www.kmov.com/2023/02/08/police-chase-ends-spanish-lake-missouri/
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A police pursuit ended in a crash in Spanish Lake on Wednesday morning.
Authorities told News 4 they pursued the vehicle from St. Charles County. The car drove over spike strips on the Blanchette Bridge before crashing on eastbound Interstate 270 at Bellefontaine Road before 3:15 a.m.
A News 4 photographer on the crash scene saw a woman being transported via ambulance. Her injuries and condition are not known at this time.
Driver Strikes Squad Car, Leads Cops On High-Speed Chase, Police Say – Illinois
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch – https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/driver-strikes-squad-car-leads-cops-high-speed-chase-police-say
LAKE BLUFF, IL — Police said a North Chicago man nearly struck a trio of Lake Bluff police officers as he fled a traffic stop, leading officers on a high-speed chase before crashing into a snow bank and running into the Great Lakes naval base.
Luchiano Salgado, 19, of the 1400 block of 20th Street, was arrested by Great Lake police and charged with three felony counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding police, along with a half-dozen traffic offenses.
Officers spotted a BMW sedan slowly driving south through Lake Bluff with its lights off around 1 a.m. on Jan. 31 and pulled it over on Simpson Avenue, just south of East Center Avenue, according to police reports.
18-year-old arrested after allegedly fleeing from Portage Police – Wisconsin
https://www.nbc15.com – https://www.nbc15.com/2023/01/31/18-year-old-arrested-after-allegedly-fleeing-portage-police/
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Authorities arrested an 18-year-old after police say he allegedly led Columbia County authorities on a chase following a traffic stop.
The Portage Police Department stated that officers pulled over the suspect on New Pinery Road. The driver identified himself and police said they allegedly smelled marijuana. During the stop and while waiting for backup, an officer learned that the driver had previous charges of fleeing and eluding, operating a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm.
‘You’re passing cars like a picket fence’: Officials seeing more super speeders in metro Atlanta – California
WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta – https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/youre-passing-cars-like-picket-fence-officials-seeing-more-super-speeders-metro-atlanta/DMTOKCZJOBGD5PR2YPQTT4HJAA/
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — They’re called “super speeders,” and a metro area sheriff’s official says they’re on the rise.
These are drivers who go 75 miles per hour on a two-lane road or 85 miles per hour on the highway. The state fines super speeders and extra $200.
Lieutenant Scotty Spriggs of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office told Channel 2′s Brian Mims he’s seeing more of these speeders on the road.
“We could go out to (Georgia) 400 right now; if I had seven folks, we could all probably stop seven people doing 85 and above,” he said.
Suspect faces theft, DUI charges after tow truck pursuit along I-10 ends in Avondale – Arizona
AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — One person has been arrested in connection to a stolen tow truck that led Arizona Department of Public Safety deputies on a chase throughout Phoenix and into an Avondale neighborhood late Sunday night.
According to DPS, a tow truck company reported just after 10 p.m. that a truck had been stolen from a tow yard in Chandler. Police and DPS were also notified that the tow company had started tracking the truck using GPS. At that point, they found it along Interstate 10 headed west from Sky Harbor airport. At that point, troopers initiated a pursuit near the I-10 stack.
Lengthy chase ends with Geneva man being jailed – Indiana
An incident that started at 6:12 a.m. Saturday in Delphi of Carroll County involved six different police departments and two counties before a Geneva man was finally stopped and taken to the Carroll County Jail.
Police there said Timothy Brumbaugh, 57, Geneva, initially has three charges filed against him after he nearly struck a police K9 officer head on in Delphi after the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Main Street. Police said Brumbaugh refused to roll his window down for the officer and fled the scene in his vehicle.
Driver who waved gun, fired shots in air stopped by BCSO | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima – Washington
BENTON COUNTY, Wash.-
Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) assisted the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in finding and stopping a reported gun-toting driver on February 5.
The suspect was reportedly pointing a gun at cars and shooting into the air.
BCSO Deputies located the driver, however, the male suspect refused to stop and Deputies pursued from I-82 to Coffin Rd and then onto Nine Canyon/Haney Rd.
According to the BCSO spike strips were put down to stop the suspect, but were unsuccessful. Deputies then employed a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver, which did stop the car.
HPD: Man takes woman’s car before stealing HFD ambulance and leading police on chase – Texas
The chase ended at the intersection of Greenbriar Drive and Rice Boulevard in the Rice Village area. Police said the man appeared to be in a medical crisis.
HOUSTON — A man was taken into custody Monday after being accused of stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase through the Houston area.
Houston police said the man, who appeared to be in the middle of a medical crisis, first stole a vehicle from a woman in the Kroger’s gas station on West 11th Street and North Shepherd Drive. Police said the man pretended he was helping the woman before stealing her car.
Police: 3 teenagers in custody after attempted vehicle break-ins – Michigan
The teenagers led police on multiple chases after allegedly trying to break into parked cars at an Amazon fulfillment center.
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Three teenagers were arrested Sunday night after allegedly attempting to break into parked cars and fleeing from police.
Police say the initial call came in around 9 p.m. from an Amazon fulfillment center on 68th Street SE. The caller reported that people were stealing from vehicles in the parking lot.
Assault suspect arrested after fighting Thurston County deputies in puddle of cow dung – Washington
An attack, chase, and a messy fight in a cattle field ended in an arrest by Thurston County deputies Sunday night.
Deputies were dispatched to Waddell Creek Road Southwest for a report of car theft in progress. The caller said someone in a utility truck was on his property trying to steal his car, and the suspect had rammed his car before running him over, according to deputies.
Luckily, the man only had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.
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