05/01/2023 Stop Stick News: 25 Stop Stick Pursuits Across the Country

May 1, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Man Charged After Hopkinsville Pursuit Kentucky

by News Edge Newsroom 

A Hopkinsville man was charged after he reportedly led law enforcement on a pursuit in Hopkinsville Sunday morning.

Hopkinsville Police say they attempted to stop 26-year-old Tavarious Mathews for not having headlights in the area of Broad Street and he fled.

During the pursuit, police say he almost hit two officers that were out on Central Avenue on a separate call.

Law enforcement used spike strips on East 18th Street and the pursuit came to an end at James Village Apartments on East 21st Street.

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Eugene police arrest a man after dispute leads to chase Oregon

by Albert James

A still from a video provided by a KEZI 9 viewer shows police at Echo Hollow Road and Willhi Street.

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene Police say a man was arrested after a dispute ended in a police chase which left four police cars damaged and one officer injured.

According to EPD, they received a 9-1-1 call at 8:51 p.m. on April 28 about a dispute at a home in the 1100 block of Elizabeth Street. The caller reported the man was intoxicated and punching holes in the walls before leaving in a Ford pickup truck with a firearm, police said.

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Suspect wanted for domestic battery in Reno led police on multiple chases involving stolen truck – California

2 News KTVN

The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office says the man who was recently arrested for a domestic battery case in Reno led police on a second chase from Truckee in a stolen truck.

On Friday, April 28, at approximately 3:30 am, the Reno Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit with an outstanding suspect wanted for a violent crime in Reno.

The suspect identified as Nathan McKinney continued to elude officers and exited at Hwy 267 in Truckee.

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Man Arrested for Felony Eluding, Grand Theft After Leading Law Enforcement on High-Speed Chase Through Multiple Counties Idaho

by Jaymin Stamper

IDAHO – A 39-year-old man was arrested for felony Grand Theft and Eluding Thursday evening after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase through multiple counties.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Big Country News Connection, the pursuit started in Clarkston, WA when a man identified as 39-year-old Christopher Garner eluded police in a stolen vehicle. At the time, police also had probable cause that Garner had committed a violent felony assault in Asotin County.

The chase then entered Idaho where Nez Perce County Deputies and Idaho State Police Troopers took over the pursuit as Garner traveled southbound on US95.

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Headlines – Police Press Release – April 28, 2023 – Maryland 


On April 27, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of New Freetown Road and Freetown Road. During the stop, a K9 developed probable cause to search the vehicle. The driver took off in the car, and the vehicle was disabled by stop sticks, and the driver fled on foot. While being taken into custody, the suspect assaulted the officer. The subsequent search revealed:

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Robbery suspect shot 8 times by store clerk after fleeing from Palm Coast to Georgia Florida – Georgia

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online –

Early Friday morning, Qwinntavus Kwame Jordan allegedly robbed the Circle K Gas Station at 6125 State Road 100 East in Palm Coast, making off with $90 in cash and other items, and then headed north on I-95, according to police.

But Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, using “investigative means,” according to an extensive and detailed Facebook post, were aware of where the man was going. He was located by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

Jordan’s vehicle was pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office on I-95 until it reached the Florida-Georgia line, according to the post.

Once Jordan got to Georgia, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office took over the pursuit, and the Kingsland Police Department put out “stop sticks” on I-95 and the vehicle came to a halt. Jordan then fled on foot.



They stole a truck and a keg of beer, Florida cops say. That was just the beginning – Florida

by Madeleine Marr

Four men from the Miami area traveled to Naples and caused mayhem Wednesday afternoon, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

A Facebook release says that after their 120-plus mile journey west in a white Ford pickup truck, the suspects ended up at Corkscrew Middle School around 3:30 p.m., where they stole a different Ford pickup (a F-250, also white) from the parking lot.

The crew then popped by a gas station and ripped off a keg of beer, the sheriff’s post says.

Deputies spotted the stolen truck heading west on Golden Gate Boulevard at “a high rate of speed” and attempted to pull them over, but were initially unsuccessful.

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Attempted murder leads to chase, arrest – Massachusetts

by Maureen Sullivan

MARLBOROUGH – A man from Marlborough was taken into custody by state police after a pursuit on routes 20, 95 and 93 on Thursday, April 27.

Mark T. Donahue, 41, is suspected in an attempted murder that took place in Marlborough.

At around 9:50 p.m., Massachusetts State Police were notified that Weston Police were in pursuit of a 2022 Toyota Highlander SUV. The pursuit was on Route 20 approaching Route 95. State troopers responded to the area and assumed a secondary position in the pursuit as it entered Route 95.

State troopers moved into the primary pursuit position as the suspect continued to flee on Route 95 and onto Route 93. Pursuing agencies were notified that the suspect was in possession of a knife.

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Video shows Enid man lead police on 110+ mph chase Oklahoma

by Natalie Clydesdale/KFOR  –

ENID, Okla. (KFOR) – An Enid man is locked in the Garfield County Jail after allegedly leading police on a high speed pursuit earlier this week.

“He put his own life, the life of his passenger, the lives of our officers at risk,” said Cass Rains, a spokesman for the Enid Police Department. “It reached speeds up to 110, 120 miles per hour.”

Rains told KFOR the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Monday. An Enid police officer noticed a car that we now know was being driven by Dillon Smith, traveling without its headlights on down W. Owen K. Garriott Road.

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Stolen van’s flight from Key West ends after deputies spike tires, Monroe authorities say | Southeast Florida – Florida

Miami Herald by David Goodhue –

Monroe County sheriff’s deputies flattened the tires of a van they say was reported stolen from Key West Tuesday afternoon. But, even after the spike strip laid across U.S. 1 by deputies blew out the tires of the Chevy van shortly before 5 p.m., it managed to drive on its rims from mile marker 18 to almost mile marker 30 before stopping, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies arrested the driver, Evan Joseph Dodge, a 36-year-old man from New Albany, Ohio, on driving under the influence, reckless driving and drug paraphernalia charges, sheriff’s office spokesman Adam Linhardt said. TOP VIDEOS

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Car v. pedestrian, hit and run call turns into wild chase near Nicholls Georgia

by Staff Reports

Breyonna Watts, 25, of Douglas, is in jail on a number of charges after she allegedly hit a family member with her car, crashed into another car in the process and fled, leading Nicholls police and Coffee County deputies on a chase before eventually coming to a stop at a house in Nicholls.



Minnesota Man Arrested For 35th Time After Wrong-Way Chase That Included A Stop At Menards Minnesota


Is this real-life Grand Theft Auto in Minnesota? It appears that way after a man has been arrested for the 35th time by a Minnesota Sheriff’s office. This story is so bizarre for so many different reasons. Let’s start to unpack what happened in this wild crime story.

April 19 Arrest

31-year-old Yonas Abay has been a frequent visitor to the Ramsey County Jail. On April 19, he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for two outstanding warrants. Those were for a DWI and receiving stolen property. He was booked and held at the Ramsey County Jail. Then, on April 25, Abay posted a $5,000 bond and was released at about 6 am.

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Two-county vehicle pursuit results in two arrests Michigan

FOX 17 West Michigan News (WXMI) –

KENT COUNTY — Five teenagers are now in a juvenile detention center after deputies say the group lead them on a chase in a stolen car.

5 teens arrested in Kent County after chase involving stolen vehicle

On Tuesday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office provided more details about the chase, including dashcam video.

It all started on Monday night, just after 9 p.m., when deputies spotted a stolen Kia in the area of 60th Street SE and Kalamazoo Avenue.

“They activated their lights. Unfortunately, the vehicle didn’t pull over,” said Undersheriff Chuck DeWitt.

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2 in custody after leading deputies on chase in Collier County – Florida

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Two people are in custody after they led deputies on a chase in Collier County Wednesday evening.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the vehicle pursuit began at Collier Boulevard and Verona Walk at around 6:38 p.m.

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Kenosha County police chase; Illinois man caught hiding in tree Wisconsin

Kenosha County chase; Illinois man caught hiding in tree

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department shared video of a police chase that ended with the suspect hiding in a tree.

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. – The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department shared video of a police chase from Tuesday evening, April 25, that ended with the suspect hiding in a tree.

Officials say around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a Kenosha County deputy and his K-9 partner, Arlo, assisted Pleasant Prairie police with a pursuit that ended in a crash on Springbrook Road just south of 91st Street.

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Minor Arrested After String of Car, Purse Thefts in Wallingford Connecticut

NBC Connecticut-

A minor has been arrested in connection to a string of purse thefts that happened in Wallingford Wednesday morning.

The police department said they notified of three purse snatching incidents involving multiple minors that were wearing masks and driving a stolen car.

The first theft happened on South Whittlesey Avenue at about 10:25 a.m. Officers said three minors wearing dark clothing tried to steal cars in the parking lot. One of the cars was damaged in the process, police said.

About five minutes later, a second theft happened at Sunoco on North Colony Road. Police said three minors took a purse for an unoccupied car and fled.

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ISP: Female leads police on chase in stolen company car Indiana

by Deja Studdard 

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. –Police were attempting to stop a vehicle in Boone County that did not have a license plate, however, the driver led the officers on a pursuit in a stolen company car, according to the Indiana State Police.

The chase went west from I-465 to I-865, until going north to I-65, with the driver reaching speeds of approximately 115 mph. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks which brought the vehicle to a stop along the exit ramp to Highway 52.

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Milwaukee police chase Wednesday morning – Wisconsin

FOX6 News Milwaukee

Four law enforcement agencies were involved in a police chase early Wednesday morning, April 26 in Milwaukee.

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After shooting in Lowe’s lot, New Haven police work to stop illegal ‘stunt shows’ – Missouri

by Mark Zaretsky

“Obviously, it’s an escalation to gunshots,” Jacobson said Tuesday, two days after the event that attracted what on video appeared to be hundreds of people to the parking lot of Lowe’s. While the stunt show, which was reported about 1 a.m. Sunday, was similar to past events involving illegal drag races at Long Wharf and on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, in this case “somebody decided to fire a gun and a woman was shot in the crowd,” Jacobson said.

The victim was a 17-year-old from Waterbury, he said. Police previously said the woman was shot while running away after vehicles allegedly struck pedestrians in the crowd. Her injuries were non-life-threatening and she is expected to recover, said police Lt. Scott McDermott, who commands the Police Department’s East Shore District.

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High-speed pursuit lands one in jail -Missouri

California Democrat

A California man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit.

Kineth L. Lowe, 48, of California, is in custody on suspicion of felony resisting arrest by fleeing, felony unlawful possession of a firearm and numerous warrants from other jurisdictions. According to a Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office news release, Lowe is being held without bond.


Glendale stolen Hyundai chase, Milwaukee kids arrested– Wiscons

Hampshire Franklin Daily Voice

Four kids (ages 12-16) were arrested after police say they led Glendale officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen Hyundai, with speeds reaching nearly 100 miles per hour.

GLENDALE, Wis. – Four kids (ages 12-16) were arrested after police say they led Glendale officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen Hyundai, with speeds reaching nearly 100 miles per hour. Police used stop sticks to bring it to an end.

The chase happened early on Thursday, April 20. Police said the Hyundai was stolen out of Saukville earlier in the night.

Video shows multiple officers chasing the Hyundai being driven recklessly, with officers deploying stop sticks. The driver kept going, even as the tires gave out.

“They should not be behind the wheel – period,” said Tracey Dent, community activist.

Video of the chase is hard to watch when you know the ages of those in the car.

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Teen Crashes Parents’ Car In Warsaw After 2-County Police PursuitIowa

Home – Times-Union Newspaper by David Slone

police pursuit that began west of Columbia City early Saturday morning ended in Warsaw when the teen driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

According to information provided by Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Brian Walker, the 15-year-old male driver refused to stop when an officer tried to pull him over for a speeding violation. The teen – whose name was not released – had unauthorized control of his parents’ vehicle and was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The pursuit started west of Columbia City and ended in Warsaw after stop sticks were placed by Warsaw Police Department at some point, according to Walker, and the teen was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. WPD Public Information Officer Capt. Brad Kellar said WPD assisted with the pursuit and the crash occurred at the southwest corner of Winona Avenue and Buffalo Street. Kellar said the juvenile suspect was taken into custody after the accident without incident.

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Robbery suspect in custody after chase, 6-hour standoff in Canyon Country – California

ABC7 Los Angeles

CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. (KABC) — An armed robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a vehicle for hours at the end of a cul-de-sac in Canyon Country after a chase involving sheriff’s deputies.

The standoff finally ended after nearly six hours when deputies flushed the suspect out with tear gas and took him into custody.

The incident began around 6:20 a.m. with a report of a robbery on the 2800 block of Bouquet Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Intoxicated Monroe County woman leads police on chase from Ohio to Michigan before losing her tires to spike stripsOhio, Michigan

WWJ NewsRadio 950

MONROE (WWJ) — A Sunday morning police chase from Ohio into Monroe County ended when the driver’s tires deflated due to spike strips, allowing sheriff’s deputies to take the intoxicated woman into custody.

Just after 1:30 a.m. on Apr. 23, Monroe County dispatch got word of a police chase on northbound I-75 involving officers from Washington Township, OH, and heading into Michigan.

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Shooting incident under investigation in KannapolisNorth Carolina  –

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) – The Kannapolis Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, April 23.

According to the report, an officer, traveling on Rogers Lake Road, noticed a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be involved in a recent drive-by shooting incident. The officer attempted to pull the 2016 black Jeep Patriot over using lights and siren, but the vehicle continued onto Kannapolis Parkway.

Police said that at this point a passenger in the vehicle displayed a weapon and began firing at the officer.

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One behind bars after tear gas deployed to end Lawrence standoffKansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – One man is behind bars after tear gas was deployed inside a vehicle ending a nearly hour-long standoff in Lawrence.

The Lawrence Police Department says that around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday night, April 23, officials arrested Louis G. Galloway, 32, of Lawrence, after a standoff that lasted for about an hour.

Officials said the standoff began in the 100 block of N. Michigan St. after Galloway refused to exit a car he had been a passenger in which had been pulled over. In the past, he has frequently been armed and has caused several significant injuries to officers during arrests.

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