05/15/2023 Stop Stick News: 19 Stop Stick Pursuit Stories

May 15, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Multi-County Chase Ends in Arrest, 5th OWI ⋆ Michigan

by Morgan McCarthy

What started as a traffic stop ended with a two-county chase through the Chippewa Valley yesterday morning.

The State Patrol yesterday tried to stop 61-year-old Paul Smith for speeding and rolling through a stop sign. But troopers say Smith refused to stop, and sped-off. The chase went from Hastings Way near Highway 93, down I-94, and eventually ended in Chippewa County when Lake Hallie Police used spike strips to stop his car. Smith was arrested on a laundry list of charges, including for his 5th OWI.

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Omaha police use helicopter, stop sticks to end stolen vehicle pursuit Nebraska

by KETV Staff Report

Omaha Police deployed stop sticks to disable a stolen vehicle fleeing from law enforcement early Sunday morning.OPD was able to end the pursuit around 2:30 a.m. near 55th & Northwest Radial Highway. During the high-speed chase, the OPD helicopter Able-1 was used to track the car into Iowa and back into the metro. At the scene, officers said the car reached up to 90 miles per hour. All three people occupying the car were taken into custody, including a child. They face charges for obstruction, unlawful occupancy and unlawful taking.

Omaha Police deployed stop sticks to disable a stolen vehicle fleeing from law enforcement early Sunday morning.

OPD was able to end the pursuit around 2:30 a.m. near 55th & Northwest Radial Highway.

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Police: Late night chase involving stolen pickup starts in Fort Hall, enters Blackfoot and eventually ends in PocatelloIdaho

by Christian Burney

A lengthy chase involving a stolen pickup truck ended with a Fort Hall man being arrested late Thursday night in Pocatello.

The incident began to unfold around 10:50 p.m. when Fort Hall police engaged in a pursuit with a stolen pickup truck driven by Skyler Callahan, 19, of Fort Hall, authorities said.

The pursuit continued on multiple Fort Hall Reservation roads but eventually left the reservation and entered Blackfoot, authorities said. Police used spike strips to deflate the pickup’s tires but Callahan reportedly would not pull over

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Safford armed robbery suspect apprehended after high-speed police chase – The Gila Herald Arizona

by News Director

SAFFORD – A Safford robbery suspect is in custody Friday night after leading officers on a high-speed chase down Highway 70 and into Thatcher.
According to a Safford news release, officers were dispatched at about 8:13 p.m. to the Dollar General at 1640 W. Thatcher Blvd. regarding an armed robbery.
Prior to officers’ arrival, the suspect – identified at this time only as a 19-year-old Safford resident – had already fled the area in a gold Chevy pickup truck.
Witnesses gave updates to officers for the truck’s location, and the police caught up to the truck as it went eastbound on U.S. Highway 70.
The truck led officers on a “lengthy pursuit” throughout Safford, Thatcher, and unincorporated Graham County until officers disabled the truck through the use of “stop sticks” to puncture the vehicle’s tires.

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Two arrested after leading deputies on chase in Sumter County – South Carolina


SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) – Deputies say a duo was arrested after leading Sumter County sheriffs on a chase through the area.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports William Lemoin Armstrong II, 39, and Teal Hope Leviner, 32, were arrested after the driver failed to dim the headlights on the vehicle they were in before oncoming traffic and refused to stop for a Sumter County deputy.

Detectives say in the early morning of Saturday, May 6, a deputy observed a vehicle fail to dim its headlights while passing near Guignard Drive and Miller Road. The deputy tried to make a traffic stop but the suspect ignored the blue lights and siren of the deputy’s vehicle says law enforcement

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Police: 2 arrested following overnight chase that ended in Sharonville Ohio

by WLWT Digital Staff

Two people have been arrested after leading law enforcement on a chase overnight that ended in Sharonville.Springfield Township police say it started with a traffic stop at the UDF on Winton Road, near Compton.Police say the car drove away south, nearly hitting an officer. Officials add that, at some point during the pursuit, a male passenger tossed drugs out the window.Authorities say the car eventually got onto the Norwood Lateral, hitting stop sticks, then made it to I-75.WLWT’s cameras were near where the pursuit ended on the interstate, near Sharon Road, where the car hit police stop sticks a second time.Officials say the driver, a woman, is in jail for OVI and fleeing while the male passenger was arrested for tampering with evidence and drug possession.Police say no one was hurt during the chase.



Man accused of stealing vehicle arrested after Osceola County chase – Florida



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Suspect in hospital, I-271 open in Summit County after police manhunt – Ohio

A semi-truck driver who brandished a weapon at a vehicle repair worker in Medina County is in custody in a hospital following a pursuit and standoff that shut down I-271 for several hours Thursday, according to Beacon Journal news partner News 5 Cleveland.

The Ohio Highway Patrol told News 5 that the driver pulled a weapon on the worker in the northbound lanes of I-271 around 3 p.m. in Granger Township in Medina County.

Troopers responded and found the truck, but before they could speak with the truck driver, he disconnected his trailer and drove off, the patrol told News 5.

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Man arrested in lengthy pursuit across county lines – West Virginia –

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man is behind bars and faces a list of charges, including attempted murder, after a long pursuit between the Ripley area in Jackson County and Point Pleasant in Mason County.

Sheriff Corey Miller in Mason County was at the scene when the pursuit happened. That driver was later identified as Joseph Smith Jr.

“He was definitely DUI from drugs,” Miller said.

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Fugitive arrested after attacking official, leading chase through Monroe County Michigan

The Detroit News –

A 55-year-old man is facing multiple charges after leading authorities on a chase through Monroe County and attacking a state corrections worker, sheriff’s officials announced Thursday.

The Michigan Department of Corrections and Michigan State Police were seeking the Monroe resident Wednesday for absconding from parole, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. He had previously been convicted of armed robbery.

The man allegedly assaulted a corrections department employee then rammed a vehicle, according to the release.

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Lumberton chase ends after troopers deploy stop sticks North Carolina

by Tonya Brown

A multi-agency police chase ended when stop sticks were deployed on a suspect vehicle in Lumberton Thursday.

Lumberton police say the chase began around 11:15 a.m. when officers attempted to pull over a green 2002 Chevy Silverado. They say the driver was 39-year-old Karon Rorie, of Lumberton, who was the subject of a search warrant being executed by LPD.

After about 35 minutes, North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were able to disable the pickup by deploying stop sticks on NC-211.



Chesterfield police pursuit goes all the way to Petersburg’s Poplar Lawn; suspect still on run Virginia

The Progress Index

A red-light run in Chesterfield County turned into a police-pursuit run down into and through Petersburg’s Poplar Lawn Park area late Tuesday night, with the driver still on the lam but authorities knowing who he is.

Chesterfield Police spokesperson Elizabeth Caroon said the driver was wanted on unrelated charges. She said he has been identified, but that identity has not yet been released.

The saga began on Willis Road about 15 miles north of where it ended, Caroon said. According to reports, an officer saw the driver run a stop sign at one of the Interstate 95 exit ramps onto Willis Road.

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Homicide suspect arrested following lengthy standoff with authorities in Huntington Park California

by KCAL-News Staff

Deputies use tasers, flashbangs to take down armed murder suspect
Deputies use tasers, flashbangs to take down armed murder suspect 03:43

Authorities have arrested an alleged homicide suspect in Huntington Park, after a brief pursuit turned into an hours-long standoff Tuesday evening.The pursuit, which only lasted a few minutes, came to a stop near Marbrisa Avenue and Walnut Terrace.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies began pursuit after running the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle, which is said to be connected to a homicide investigation.

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Dashcam video shows tire come off stolen vehicle during Kent County police pursuit – Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Dashhcam and bodycam videos show Kent County sheriff’s deputies successfully use stop sticks to damage a fleeing car’s tires, eventually causing a tire to come off and disabled the car.

Police suspected the occupants of the car, which turned out to be stolen, were breaking into vehicles in Gaines Township.



Stop sticks used to recover stolen SUV in Lincoln Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Nebraska State Patrol aided Lincoln Police in recovering a stolen SUV and taking two suspects connected to the crime into custody Tuesday morning.

According to LPD, a Chevy Equinox was reported stolen from the area of 10th and C around 9 a.m. Tuesday. NSP was able to monitor the vehicle’s path and tracked it to 40th and Y where they used stop sticks to pop the tires on the SUV.

Two people from Lincoln were taken into custody just after 10 a.m. but it’s unclear what charges they’re facing. No one was injured.

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Suspect leads law enforcement on chase from Tennessee to Morgan County Tennessee

by Brittany Harry -

A suspect is now in custody after leading police on a chase on Monday.

The pursuit started in the Nashville, Tennessee area and made its way to North Alabama before ending with a crash in Morgan County.


We’re still working to learn more about the suspect law enforcement was pursuing.

Video was provided to WAAY 31 showing state troopers and Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies chasing the suspect down Interstate 65 where the pursuit ended at exit 322 in Falkville.

The suspect then got out of a wrecked vehicle and ran from law enforcement before being arrested.

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One man arrested in after another high speed Saginaw-to-Genesee County police chase Illinois

by Terry Camp

Police believe the suspect led police on a chase back in April

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) – Another police chase in Mid-Michigan ended with one arrest.

A Michigan State Police patrol car dash camera captured the dramatic chase, which spanned two counties. A second chase early Monday resulted in one arrest.

The Saginaw Township Police Department were involved in the Monday morning chase of a pickup truck. Police believe the person arrested could be the same suspect from a chase that took place in April.

Police say they haven’t seen an increase in chases recently, but these incidents underscore how dangerous they can be and the tough call for when an agency should continue the pursuit or end it.

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Authorities: Man leads local deputies on high-speed chase with stolen vehicle – Wisconsin

by Dan Holtz, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.

May 8—EAU CLAIRE — A Minneapolis man led local deputies on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle, authorities say.

At one point, authorities said, the man was driving on four rims and struck and damaged a Dunn County Sheriff’s squad car.

Pierre D. Bowdry, 28, was charged recently in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of eluding an officer and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and a misdemeanor count of second-offense operating under the influence.

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Delaware man leads troopers in pursuit of a stolen semi | WBIW – Indiana

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LAGRANGE CO. – A man led troopers in pursuit of a stolen semi across three counties before surrendering and safely being taken into custody.

On Saturday, May 6, Indiana State Police dispatch received a call that a semi-tractor that was allegedly stolen from a trucking company by a terminated employee was suspected to be traveling eastbound on Indiana Toll Road.

At approximately 12:42 p.m. Trooper Matthew Henson located the semi, a blue 2019 Freightliner as it exited the Indiana Toll Road at the Notre Dame Exit, mile marker 77.

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