05/22/2023 Stop Stick News: 23 Stop Stick Pursuit Stories From Around the World

May 22, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Deputies arrest couple after high-speed chase Georgia

Appen Media –

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a Covington man after a high-speed chase on southbound Ga. 400 May 1.

Deputies reported spotting a suspect sought in another crime, David Hamilton, 43, of Covington, in a GMC Yukon at an outlet mall off Ga. 400 in Dawsonville. They also observed a passenger in the vehicle, Alshawnta Strothers, 36, of Pennsylvania.

Hamilton reportedly attempted to flee on southbound Ga. 400, reaching speeds of more than 120 miles per hour. Deputies laid spike strips near the Ga. 20 exit at Cumming, the report states, and after Hamilton hit the strips, he continued driving over 100 miles per hour while his tires deflated.

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Seven Kids, 17 And Under, Charged With Stealing Cars In Rochester Area – AM 1480 WLEA News – New York

by Brian O’Neil

From Sheriff Todd Baxter: Juveniles Detained in Stolen Vehicle Case – Four Arrested – One Remanded to Secure Detention.

Penfield, NY – The Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Crown Oak Drive in the Town
of Penfield at 4:18am, Saturday morning, for the report of people breaking into cars. A witness saw the suspects get into a blue Hyundai and leave towards Penfield Road. Deputies promptly located the suspect vehicle and discovered it was stolen. A brief pursuit ensued, and deputies were able to stop the vehicle utilizing stop sticks. All occupants were detained and identified as juveniles. Deputies found multiple vehicles damaged in the area of Oak Drive.

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Wanted man not in the car, still leads to a high speed chaseTennessee

Sweetwater Police were looking for one man and ended up in a high speed chase and had an officer getting injured by a barbed wire fence.

Officer Jordan Moore said he and other officers were on Vonore Road trying to locate a Kenneth Shepherd when Detective Marty Kyle spotted a car they thought Shepherd was in. Kyle tried to stop the car, but it took off at a high rate of speed.

The driver, who was later identified as Jesus Diaz and not Shepherd, drove down Old Highway 68 where Sgt. John Brewster had put down stop sticks. Moore said the stop sticks punctured the tires on the car, but Diaz kept going down various roads before Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies performed a PIT maneuver and stopped him.

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Police chase through backyards, farm fields in Buchanan County leads to two juveniles arrested Iowa

by KCRG News Staff  –

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KCRG) – A high-speed chase through various urban and rural parts of Buchanan County ended with two juveniles receiving various charges, according to law enforcement officials.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, May 21, the Independence Police Department said that it attempted to pull over a GMC pickup truck, with the truck allegedly reacting to that action by speeding away from the officers. The pickup went through yards in the city during the pursuit, with police saying that speeds reached upwards of 80 mph.

The truck then exited the city to the east, continuing the chase which included almost 2.5 miles of travel through a cornfield. When the truck returned to paved roads, it was brought to a halt with stop sticks as it traveled back toward Independence.

hout 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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Police chase ends in arrest – Wisconsin


A 25-year-old Janesville man is facing charges after police say he led them on a chase from Janesville to Beloit.  Beloit officers say Jerry McCleland was apprehended about 4:00 p.m. Friday following a chase down the Interstate onto Shopiere Road.  Officers say stop-sticks were used to disable the vehicle.  McCleland was arrested on a number of charges related to domestic violence.

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Police involved in chase of alleged car thieves Australia

by By Max Stainkamph, Andy Wilson

Police said officers attempted to intercept the allegedly stolen Isuzu ute on Riverview Dve shortly before 12.30pm on Sunday, May 21, however the driver fled.

Stop sticks were successfully deployed on McLennan St in Mooroopna, puncturing one tyre.

The vehicle was dumped on Park St, where two occupants allegedly ran from the scene, police said.

Police quickly responded and located both men, taking them in custody without issue.

A 26-year-old Moama man was charged with a string of offences including home invasion, burglary, theft of a vehicle and possessing a handgun.



Seven plays part in court sentences – Oklahoma

by From Staff Reports

The number seven plays a big part in a trio of Garvin County races getting a wrap with sentences.

One is the case for Shiloh Yarberry, 30, of Moore, who took authorities on a high speed and reckless pursuit from Purcell to the Elmore City area last September.

On Sept. 10 the pursuit came from neighboring McClain County as the chase with Yarberry behind the wheel of a sports utility vehicle sped through Maysville and into Elmore City.

At one point the SUV nearly struck another vehicle trying to avoid stop sticks laid on the road by Elmore City police.

At least one of the vehicles tires did hit the sticks as it deflated down to a metal wheel as the accelerating vehicle spun out and finally stopped.

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Watch Semi Slam into Cruiser in Wild Chase with Ohio Police – Ohio

A semi-truck driver who allegedly pulled a gun on a mechanic and then led Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a frantic pursuit before his vehicle slammed into a Richfield police cruiser.

A wild pursuit in Ohio was caught on video as state troopers chased down a semi-truck driver who was swerving through traffic after allegedly pointing a gun at a mechanic last week.

The chase began May 11 when Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers responded to a report of a truck driver who pulled a gun on a car repair worker in Granger Township in Medina County, WJW-TV reports. Troopers caught up with the tractor-trailer and found it on the shoulder of Interstate 271 near Interstate 71.

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Jeff police make arrests in three crimes: car theft, two shootings Michigan


JEFFERSONVILLE — Three recent crimes, one involving a stolen vehicle and the other two involving shootings, were reported by the Jeffersonville Police Department in news releases issued Wednesday afternoon.

The three crimes were unrelated, police said.

Stolen car stopped, 3 arrested

On May 11, at approximately 2:17 a.m., a Jeffersonville police officer was alerted that a stolen vehicle was travelling within city limits, the news release said.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the vehicle fled to evade police.

Officers then maintained a controlled pursuit and a successful stop stick deployment was made in the 900 block of East 8th Street.

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Employee and customers help thwart alleged Dollar General armed robber – The Gila Herald Arizona

by News Director

SAFFORD – An employee and customers helped thwart an armed robbery attempt at the Dollar General in Safford on Friday night after a teenager allegedly pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded money. During an ensuing police chase, the suspect allegedly attempted to strike officers’ vehicles, adding additional charges.

Isaiah Jacob Moran, 19, was taken into custody after a high-risk stop. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and has been charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement.

According to a Safford Police report, officers were initially dispatched at about 8:13 p.m. to the Dollar General store at 1640 W. Thatcher Blvd. in Safford regarding an armed robbery. Graham County Dispatch alerted a description of the suspect and advised he fled the area in a gold Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.



Louisville man facing 6 felony charges after shooting, police chase in Jeffersonville Kentucky


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Louisville man is facing attempted murder and five additional felony charges connected to a shooting and police chase in southern Indiana.

In a release, Jeffersonville Police Det. Lt. Samuel Moss said that Devante Harris, 30, of Louisville was arrested on Thursday, May 11.

Moss said officers responded just after 7 p.m. to a report of multiple shots fired on Beech Grove Court, which is in an apartment complex off Allison Lane near Lutz Lane.

When officers arrived, they found spent shell casings and were told by witnesses that a grey Kia passenger car left the scene. Officers quickly found the car and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver led officers on a pursuit that went down East 10th Street toward Interstate 65.

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New Haven police deploying speed tables, GPS trackers, drones, stop sticks to stop drag racing California –

These new tactics have already led to the safe recovery of 11 vehicles.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — New Haven leaders gathered Wednesday to announce new measures to quell traffic violence after a Massachusetts man was killed and teenage bystanders were hurt in drag racing activities last October on Sargent Drive.

Long Warf Drive is home to dozens of food trucks like Jose Corona’s Mexicali Truck. It was also a historic site for drag racing until the city installed speed tables two years ago.

“Before they were driving very faster,” Corona said. “But now with that one, they stopped the traffic more slower.”



‘Unbelievable’ scenes as eight teenagers pile out of alleged stolen car in Melbourne – Australia

Police were left “shaking their heads” after watching eight teens pile out of an allegedly stolen Honda Jazz early this morning.
Police first noticed the car early this morning in Endeavor Hills, south-east of Melbourne, when a routine check at 3.15am revealed the car to be stolen.

Officers called for a helicopter, which was able to track down the car across two suburbs. Stop sticks were deployed, taking out a couple of the car’s tyres, but the car continued to drive with damaged wheels.

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Video: Dover Police Detail Incident That Closed Route 13 On Monday Massachusetts

An 18-year-old Dover woman is receiving treatment at an area hospital following a domestic incident that lead to a vehicle pursuit and barricade incident police said.

Public Information Officer Master Corporal Ryan Schmid said the incident began when officers were called to the unit block of Vera Way for the report of a domestic where a female was in possession of a knife and threatening another subject.

Upon the officer’s arrival, the woman was still in possession of the knife and when officers confronted her, she entered a vehicle and drove away which prompted officers to pursue her. She drove westbound to McKee Road and College Road where she stopped.

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Man Accused of Fleeing Centralia Police in Stolen Vehicle Apprehended After Crashing in Thurston County  – The Daily Chronicle Washington

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Bail has been set at $100,000 for a Pacific Beach man accused of fleeing from Centralia police officers at high speeds in a stolen vehicle on Monday before crashing the vehicle in Thurston County.

The Centralia Police Department received a notification from the Flock Security camera system of a stolen vehicle within Centralia city limits just after 5:50 p.m. on May 15, according to call logs.

Officers checked the area the notification came from, the 140 block of West High Street, and located an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot of a Centralia outlet store. With help from Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) detectives, officers placed spike strips near the vehicle’s tires and waited for the driver to return.

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Dramatic Police Chase Unfolds in Tarneit Australia

by WyndhamTV  –

It began when approximately four individuals in a black Audi Q3, believed to be stolen, caught the attention of police.

The high-speed pursuit witnessed the Audi running multiple red lights and narrowly avoiding collisions as it sped through the suburb. The Airwing unit was deployed to aid in the pursuit and stop sticks were deployed at various points.

The chase came to a halt on Rose Grange Boulevard, where the allegedly stolen vehicle was finally stopped.

Police swiftly apprehended four males at the scene, three of whom were wearing school uniforms under their tops. A subsequent search of the Audi revealed the presence of a bong, among other items, which were placed on the ground by the police.

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Airwing assists in multiple arrests in southern suburbs – Australia

Mirage News

The Airwing was in the right place at the right time overnight assisting members on the ground with arrests in Cranbourne and Bangholme within five minutes of each other.

In the first incident the Airwing was called in to assist after a car, seen driving erratically in a nearby suburb, was spotted travelling approximately 150km/h in an 80km/h zone on Ballarto Road about 3.15am.

With help from the air, the stolen vehicle was followed as it travelled along Hall Road, Frankston Cranbourne Road and then onto the South Gippsland Freeway where officers successfully deployed stop sticks.

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Grundy Center man arrested in Marshall County after high speed chase – Iowa

Times Republican

A tri-county pursuit that began in Grundy County ended in Marshall County on Monday morning.

A Grundy Center man was arrested in Marshall County after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase that stretched over three counties and resulted in damage to a Tama County deputy’s vehicle on Monday morning.


According to a press release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, a state trooper attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Trae Louis Redix in Grundy County. He refused to stop, leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit that went into Tama County and then eventually into Marshall County on Highway 96, where deputies successfully deployed Stop Stick tire deflation devices.

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Andrews arrested for Criminal Charges: Resisting Law Enforcement w/ a Vehicle; Resisting Law Enforcement; Battery on Law Enforcement; Possession of Marijuana – Iowa

by Content Provided

On Wednesday May 10, 2023 at approximately 5:02 a.m. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call in reference to a van or “longer vehicle” with no taillights all over the roadway in the area of U.S. 6 and King Rd. This vehicle was reportedly traveling eastbound on U.S. 6 and further information was provided that it had slowed to 35 MPH. Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Deputies eventually located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it. The driver of the vehicle refused to pull over resulting in the deployment of stop sticks on the vehicle. The stop sticks were effective with the vehicle stopping near Bremen on U.S. 6 with Bremen Police Officers and Nappanee Police Officers assisting Marshall County Deputies with the occupant of the vehicle.

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Video shows Mississippi police chase come to halt in front of home – Tennessee

by Autumn Scott

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video shows a police chase in north Mississippi come to a screeching halt in front of a home in Marshall County over the weekend.

According to DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, a pursuit started on Byhalia Road and Lee Road Saturday when the suspect refused to stop. Deputies deployed stop sticks, but the driver kept going and hit a patrol car.

The pursuit went into Marshall County where a deputy used a pit maneuver and caused the suspect to spin. One cruiser went up an embankment onto a lawn.

The suspect was taken into custody on the scene.

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Spires pleads guilty to high speed chase charges – Tennessee

by By: Philip Launius

A man who turned what should have been a minor traffic stop into a wild high-speed chase during which he tried to ram the vehicles of pursuing sheriff’s deputies appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court recently.

Several of the charges against 29-year-old Justin Spires of Mountain Home were dropped and he pled guilty to the remainder, including felony fleeing and several traffic infractions.

He was sentenced to four years-probation under the provisions of Act 346. The act, commonly known as the First Offender’s Law, means that if a person stays out of trouble during probation, he can apply to have his records sealed.

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Video captures crash at end of high-speed pursuit in Palmdale – Tennessee

by Josh DuBose

Video captured the dramatic end of a high-speed pursuit Sunday in Palmdale.

It is unclear why the pursuit was initiated, but authorities with California Highway Patrol told KTLA that the chase began in San Bernardino County.

The suspect, driving a black Audi, can be seen in the video attempting to avoid a spike strip thrown in the roadway by CHP. The driver veers off the road, quickly loses control of the vehicle and slams into the back of an innocent motorist in a Toyota Rav4 near the intersection of 50th Street East and Avenue N.

The hood of the Audi can be seen in the footage flying up and blocking the driver’s view. Both the Audi and the Rav4 travel several more feet before coming to a stop.

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