02/27/2023 Stop Stick News: 22 Pursuit Stories From Around the Country

March 7, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Minneapolis Felon Charged in Federal Complaint for Violent Carjacking Minnesota

Red Lake Nation News –

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has been charged in a criminal complaint for an armed carjacking spree and illegal possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

“Let this be a lesson that we will not tolerate violent felons that prey on our community, especially those who endanger the police officers who courageously place their lives on the line in the protection of others,” said Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara. “I am thankful for the dozens of officers from multiple agencies who responded to swiftly bring this person to justice before he could cause any more harm in our community.”

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Maine man accused of leading police on chase, crashing in Oxford Maine

by Ariana St Pierre, WGME

OXFORD (WGME) — Police say a 20-year-old Maine man led officers on a chase, hit a car, and eventually crashed in Oxford Thursday morning.

The Oxford Police Department says officers spotted a black GMC pickup truck with multiple inspection and registration violations on Skeetfield Road. They tried to pull the driver, later identified as 20-year-old Dawson Bond of Oxford, over, but he sped off.

Police say Bond was erratically passing other vehicles. He eventually hit a vehicle and sped off again, according to police.

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Police: Road rage incident leads to chase, arrest of Cloverdale man – California

Santa Rosa Press Democrat –

A Cloverdale man rammed another motorist Tuesday night before leading authorities on a chase that ended after a spike strip was deployed on Highway 101, police said.

Ian Haynes, 41, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, fleeing police and resisting arrest, according to the Windsor Police Department.

Windsor contracts with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for public safety services.

About 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, dispatchers got a call regarding a road rage incident in Windsor.

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Midweek pursuit leaves two jailed Kansas

MSC News –

(KAIR) – the sighting of a stolen vehicle turns into a Wednesday afternoon Atchison county pursuit that ended with two men in custody.
According to a release from Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie, a deputy around 2:20 Wednesday afternoon recognized the suspect vehicle matching one reported stolen in Kansas City, Missouri
An attempt to stop the vehicle was made after it had turned onto 254th road, fleeting south on Neosho Road, and then back toward Atchison, on U.S. Highway 59

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High-speed chase near Heron Lake leads to 22 catalytic converters, 2 saws, a car jack — and 3 chargesMinnesota

JACKSON — Deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a pursuit on Interstate 90 at 6:48 a.m. Thursday near the Heron Lake exit.

A Nissan was reportedly fleeing a state trooper, traveling east at speeds near 120 miles per hour. Deputies were later told the trooper had conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for going 100 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone.

According to the report, the car came to a complete stop. The trooper opened his squad door and placed one foot on the ground to exit the squad car, and as he did so, the driver took off from the stop.

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Police stop fleeing vehicle on Highway 131 in Osceola County – Michigan

by Julie Norwood

OSCEOLA COUNTY — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Reed City Police Department worked together Thursday morning to end a pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Highway 131 that was driving on three rims and one tire.

At 9:34 a.m. Thursday, March 2, law enforcement joined in a pursuit of a suspect that crossed the Mecosta-Osceola county line going northbound on the highway, according to a news release from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

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Vehicle pursuit, DUII arrest in Newport Oregon

Newport News Times –

On Thursday, March 2, at about 11 p.m., an officer with the Newport Police Department observed a Subaru Legacy being driven carelessly at a high rate of speed near Highway 101 and Southwest Angle Street. The officer activated his overhead lights to stop the car, but the driver failed to pull over and instead sped up, continuing south on Highway 101.

Near Highway 101 and Southwest 68th Street, the driver turned around and headed back north on the highway, again traveling fast.

Newport officers were able to deploy “spike strips” on the highway, which the vehicle passed over, but the driver continued north, still refusing to pull over.

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DCSO: Jail shooting suspect is son of La Pine man suspected of luring teenOregon

by Central Oregon Daily News Sources

A man suspected of firing across Highway 20 toward the Deschutes County Jail, using a high-powered rifle, was arrested Thursday night. But not before he allegedly tried to get away from authorities by driving the wrong way on Highway 97, carrying weapons and a “tremendous amount” of ammunition.

Investigators believe the suspect wanted to force a confrontation with law enforcement.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Nicholas Ryan Preston-Cooper, 25, of Sunriver. The sheriff’s office also confirmed he is the son of a La Pine man who was arrested by Bend Police for allegedly trying to lure a 17-year-old girl.

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Suspect wanted for domestic violence arrested after high-speed chase on I-5, OSP saysOregon

by Robert Desaulniers

MILLERSBURG, Ore. — A suspect wanted for domestic violence is in state police custody after a high-speed chase on Interstate 5 Friday, Oregon State Police reported.

According to OSP, on March 3 they heard information that a suspect wanted for a charge of second-degree domestic violence assault was traveling from Roseburg to Washington State up Interstate 5. OSP confirmed that troopers spotted the suspect’s vehicle at about 11:45 a.m. on I-5 near Highway 34 in Linn County. Troopers said the suspect sped northbound when they tried to initiate a traffic stop, and a felony pursuit was began as the suspect hurtled northbound into Marion County at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

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High speed chase through linn and livingston counties on highway 36 ends with arrest of 25 year old suspect – Missouri

KTTN Radio  –

A law enforcement pursuit Thursday night ended when the vehicle’s tires hit two sets of spike strips in Livingston County and the driver was arrested.

Chillicothe police were advised of law enforcement pursuing a vehicle westbound on Highway 36. The incident began in Linn County where the pursuit reached speeds well over 100 miles an hour. The highway patrol and Livingston County deputies requested assistance from Chillicothe Police.

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Milwaukee homicide suspect arrested in Menasha after police chase Wisconsin

WGBA NBC 26 in Green Bay –

MENASHA (NBC 26) — A suspect in a homicide that happened in Milwaukee was taken into custody in Menasha after a chase with officers, police said Wednesday.

Tuesday night, Neenah Police and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department asked the Menasha Police for help in apprehending the suspect. Neenah Police tried to pull the suspect over, but police said the suspect drove off.

Menasha Police used a stop stick, which is a tire deflation device, and took over the pursuit as the suspect continued into Menasha slowly. Officers performed a PIT maneuver to stop the car and police said the suspect then got out and ran off. Police said officers deployed a K9 and said the suspect continued to resist. Police said officers used a taser and took the suspect into custody.

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PIT maneuver, stop sticks end 105mph chase in Des Moines Iowa

by Kelly Maricle

Authorities in Wyoming have identified a missing romance author who allegedly fled to Hawaii after being accused with escaping police officers.

Faleena Hopkins, a well-known author of romance novels and for attempting to trademark the word “cocky” for her books about the “Cocker Brothers,” disappeared on January 30, shortly after her imprisonment.

Three days prior to Hopkins’ disappearance, she was apprehended after allegedly dodging officers approaching her vehicle, which was parked in a remote area of Grand Teton National Park.

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Volusia sheriff stops fleeing driver in stolen car during radio interview Florida –

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida sheriff was caught in the middle of a highway chase Tuesday while doing a radio interview about tackling hate groups in the county.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood joined Drew Garabo and John Senning on 102.5 The Bone to talk about his response to antisemitism and hate speech in the county, but not before a fleeing driver in a stolen car on I-95 took the sheriff away for a moment, the sheriff’s office reports. The radio show was met with the sound of muffled movement and sirens from first responders.

“Sheriff, are you there?” Garabo said on the radio show.

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Audio details efforts to apprehend Florida murder suspect Matthew Flores during North Carolina chase – Missouri

WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm –

A Missouri woman was arrested after a high-speed chase through two area counties Sunday night.

According to a report from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:20 pm Sunday, a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop in Mozier on a white 2008 Pontiac G6. The driver of the Pontiac then fled northbound on State Highway 96 reportedly reaching speeds exceeding 100 MPH.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office notified the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Pleasant Hill Police Department of the fleeing vehicle coming into their jurisdiction. Officers from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Pleasant Hill Police deployed stop sticks in an attempt to stop the fleeing motorist.

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Police: Child sex abuse suspect on the run near Gainesville Texas

GAINESVILLE, Texas (KXII) – Gainesville Police are searching for a man who they say escaped from them on Tuesday afternoon.

The chase began in Gainesville at the Quik Trip.

Sulphur Police had been working on a case involving Joshua Moreno, who they say is a child sexual abuser, who will be charged with lewd acts to a child.

“We had an active search warrant for Joshua’s phone,” Sulphur Police Chief Michael Plunkett said. “It had to do with that particular case that we were pinging and we were actively tracking that today. As we tracked him from Fort Worth to the state line, we learned that the highway patrol in Texas and Gainesville got in a pursuit with him.”

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Two-county chase ends on U.S. 65 in Ozark, Mo. – Missouri

Christian County Sheriff Brad Cole says he was notified about a chase involving the Taney County Sheriff’s Office on northbound U.S. 65 Tuesday morning. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office picked up the pursuit at the county line when deputies found the driver of the stolen GMC pickup and followed it. Sheriff Cole says his officers monitored the driver without their lights. Other deputies prepped U.S. 65 with spike strips.

The spike strips worked. After less than a mile, the sheriff’s office did something it calls a tactical vehicle intervention. The first technique they used they pinned the car against a guardrail, but the female driver gunned it and took off. That’s when the lieutenant comes across and does another tactical vehicle intervention hitting the car.

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WATCH: Surveillance video captures Ky. dealership heist; suspect arrested Kentucky

by WKYT News Staff

Yesterday, deputies responded to a report of a Chrysler Pacifica traveling at a  high rate of speed eastbound on Highway 60 in the area of Lake Crystal. Additional checks determined the Pacifica was reported stolen earlier in the morning from the city of Heron Lake in Jackson County.

Deputies located the stolen vehicle near the junction of Highways 60 and 169 traveling at 98mph. The male driver appeared to be the only occupant and refused to stop. The pursuit went north on Highway  169 through Mankato with multiple law enforcement agencies assisting.

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High Speed Early Morning Pursuit Ends With Two Damaged Squad Cars, Near Misses for Deputies and a Ton of Charges for the Suspect – Illinois

by Tim Lee

Feb. 22—MANKATO — A Rosemount man faces felony charges after reportedly leading police on a pursuit Tuesday morning through Blue Earth County in a stolen van.

hortly before 3:00 am on Saturday, Ogle County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 11000 block of N. Kennedy Hill Rd. Byron, IL on a GMC Envoy that was driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The GMC refused to stop for deputies, and continued to flee southbound on N. IL RTE 2. Deputies deployed stop sticks, which were successful at deflating several of the tires on the tan GMC. This did not stop the vehicle as Deputies continued to pursue the GMC into Byron.

It turned south onto South Fox Run Lane and came to a stop on Deer Wood Ct where the driver refused to comply with deputies commands, almost struck several deputies, and struck a Byron Police Squad Car as it drove away.

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12-mile stolen car chase: Driver hits 3 cars, was convicted of a felony the day before Wisconsin

TMJ4 News

MILWAUKEE — A driver in a stolen car took police on a 12-mile chase through Wauwatosa and crashed into three other drivers on Friday, Feb. 24.

A day prior to the chase and crashes, the defendant, 22-year-old Tobias Jamel Hill, was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and given probation on Feb. 23 despite the state recommending prison time.

Hill is now facing second-degree recklessly endangering safety, vehicle operator flee/elude officer causing damage to property, and hit and run, all as a habitual criminality repeater.

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Massachusetts State Police stop and charge Route 195 wrong-way driver – Massachusetts

Fall River Reporter –

Massachusetts State Police recently stopped and arrested a wrong-way highway driver on the South Coast.

According to the State Police Association of Massachusetts, on Saturday, two Troopers responded to calls of a wrong-way operator that was traveling from Fall River on Route 195. Just minutes later, a Trooper came dangerously close to being struck by the driver as he barreled toward the cruiser head-on.

Stop sticks were then deployed at the Fairhaven underpass on Route 240, and the driver who was traveling against traffic struck them.

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Man leads police on chase after sex hookup, leading to counterfeit bust, guns, police say South Carolina

by Janice Limon  –

A man who deputies say tried to hook up an undercover officer with a teenage girl for sex led police on a chase and was found with thousands in counterfeit merchandise, police said.Thomas Durrell Adams, 38, is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, solicitation of a minor for sex, failure to stop for blue lights, and distribution of counterfeit goods/merchandise, according to the Laurens City Police Department. Police said in a Facebook post that Adams, on Monday, arranged for undercover deputies to meet up with what he thought was a 14-year-old minor child for the purpose of a sexual encounter.

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Teen suspect tracked by K9 unit after high speed chase South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -A 16-year-old is under arrest after leading deputies on a high speed chase. Investigators said the pursuit lasted roughly 36 miles and topped out at 115 mph.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said at around 8:13 a.m. Sunday dispatchers received notice of a Hyundai Santa Fe in the Brabham Road area. A caller reported seeing the vehicle moving slowly and passenger looking inside parked vehicles.

The report provided a license plate that came back to a vehicle from Kingstree. Investigators said a SCSO deputy moved into position in the event the vehicle came back to that area.

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