05/08/2023 Stop Stick News: 32 Stop Stick Pursuit Stories From Around the World
May 8, 2023
By: Zach Madden
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DCSO deputies’ spike strips, pursuit move ends Hwy. 97 chase near Redmond’s Yew Ave. exit; driver taken to hospital – KTVZ – Oregon
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A pursuit by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies on Highway 97 north of Bend Sunday afternoon ended near Redmond’s Yew Avenue exit, where the suspect’s SUV left the road, due to spike strips and a pursuit-ending technique, officials said.
The driver, the sole occupant of the car, was taken to St. Charles Bend for treatment, Sgt. Jason Wall said.
Captain William Bailey said the pursuit of the black BMW SUV was initiated between Bend and Redmond after following the vehicle from the north end of Bend on Highway 97.
South Carolina Man Arrested While Out On Bond In Iredell County For Possession Of Fentanyl – WCCB Charlotte’s CW – South Carolina
IREDELL, CO., N.C. – After being out on bond for several charges, wanted felon, Muhammad Abdur-Rahim was arrested by Gaston County Police Department on Friday, May 5th.
Abdur-Rahim was wanted on federal charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a felon in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Officers say they located Abdur-Rahim in
the area of McAdenville Road in Belmont, NC.
During a search of Abdur-Rahim’s vehicle, an additional 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was seized, officers say. Abdur-Rahim was served with his outstanding federal arrest warrants as well as new charges for trafficking methamphetamine, according to a news release. Abdur-Rahim is currently being held at the Gaston County Jail with no bond.
Suspect arrested after allegedly stealing trolley, taking joy ride that ended near Ignacio – Colorado
Durango man arrested after vehicle tires damaged by spike strips
A Durango Transit bus was was stolen from the city’s Transit Center and crashed near Ignacio on Friday sits Saturday in the city maintenance lot in Bodo Park. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
A Durango man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly stole a Durango Transit bus, crashed it on Camino del Rio and fled the scene in the vehicle, causing multiple law enforcement agencies to give chase in a pursuit that ended in Ignacio.
After attempted to flee from a group of LASD deputies gathered behind him, the suspect pulled over, near Mulberry Drive and Ruoff Avenue, and began throwing clothes from his vehicle and screaming at law enforcement.
https://www.13abc.com – https://www.13abc.com/2023/05/05/tpd-teen-leads-police-chase-crashes-stolen-vehicle/
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A 14-year-old boy was arrested after police say he led officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle and crashed.
It happened near Richards and Hill in Toledo Thursday night around 11:00 p.m. According to Toledo Police records, officers located a stolen vehicle and tried to pull the driver over. The teen led police on a chase that ended when officers deployed stop sticks the 14-year-old drove over. The teen lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a fence.
That’s when police say the boy ran away but surrendered to officers shortly after. He was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on multiple felony offenses but police did not disclose exactly what charges he is facing.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A woman was arrested Thursday after she led troopers on a high-speed chase near Kearney, the Nebraska State Patrol says.
Around 9:10 p.m., a trooper tried pulling over an Infiniti G37 that was going 117 mph on Interstate 80 southwest of Kearney.
But the driver – later identified as 46-year-old Rebecca Brown of Kimball – continued heading west, reaching speeds over 140 mph, the patrol says.
Later on, a trooper deployed stop sticks, which slowed Brown’s vehicle until she drove it into a ditch.
After about seven minutes of refusing to exit the vehicle, Brown came out and was taken into custody, the patrol said.
Sumter driver, who made improper turn, arrested after police chase through 2 SC counties – South Carolina
A Sumter man was arrested on Interstate 20 near Clemson Road outside of Columbia Saturday after leading two Sheriff’s Offices in a car chase.
Police used spike strips to slow Reginald Van Lyons, 57, as he fled into Richland County from Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies.
The chase began near McCray’s Mill Road as Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a “driver’s license safety check” on St. Paul Church Road, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.
During the security check, deputies reported seeing a vehicle turn around in the road without signaling and tried to stop the vehicle for a traffic citation.
The vehicle, driven by Van Lyons, didn’t stop, instead driving through Sumter County and into Richland County.
Metrevell Hutchinson, 21, of the 700 block of North Ada Street, and Cobie Vaughn, 20, of the 7800 block of Oglesby Avenue, both have been charged with one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hutchinson also is charged with one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, according to a news release from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Authorities said Hinsdale police spotted a stolen 2022 Jeep Compass about 1:25 a.m. Friday
As an officer approached the Jeep, Vaughn entered from the passenger’s side and Hutchinson sped away, exceeding 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, the news release said,
Inmate charged for assaulting five detention officers at jail – North Carolina
DAVIDSON COUNTY — A New York man arrested last month after a four-county high speed chase has been accused of fighting several Davidson County detention officers at the jail on Wednesday.
Melvin Charles Butler, 38, of 1969 Bergen St., New York, NY, was charged with five counts of assault causing physical injury to a detention employee and one count of felony taking hostage by a prisoner.
Representatives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Butler was creating a disturbance inside the jail, and when officers tried to subdue him, he began fighting them.
A special detail involving multiple agencies focused on street racing and takeovers netted dozens of citations and multiple arrests of criminal suspects and towed vehicles last night.
The mission was run the evening of Friday, May 5, 2023 by Portland Police Bureau (PPB) North Precinct. Oregon State Police (OSP) assisted, as did members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. PPB Air Support Unit, K9, former Traffic Division officers, and detectives also participated, which resulted in adequate resources to address organized street racing/takeover events on Swan Island and North Marine Drive west of I-5.
Many of the participants in the street racing event were seen leaving the area and attempting to elude police officers due to the noticeable police presence. One arrested person was armed with a gun and is now facing a weapons charge.
Police chase reaches 100 mph through downtown Sonoma – California
A suspect sped over 100 mph through downtown Sonoma while trying to evade police at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to Sonoma Police Chief Brandon Cutting.
The suspect drove an Audi S4 Wagon heading east on Napa Street West at approximately 70 mph, using the middle lane to avoid traffic. Deputies began tailing the driver, whose vehicle was billowing black smoke during the chase, Cutting said.
The driver blew past the stop sign as he turned south on Broadway where he then accelerated past 100 mph. The suspect then turned on Leveroni Road and stopped to shout he was a “federal agent,” according to Cutting.
Man guilty of 2 charges after 3 people forced into Sterling Heights apartment at gunpoint – Michigan
CARLSBAD – A vandalism suspect who allegedly stole a ride-share vehicle in Carlsbad today and fled in it refused to surrender when officers stopped her on a nearby stretch of Interstate 5, prompting a road chase and an ensuing 90-minute freeway standoff that ended with her arrest.
Darneisha Hill, 39, allegedly vandalized a vehicle in the 6000 block of Paseo Del Norte, near Palomar Airport Road, shortly before noon, then summoned a ride-share car and was driven out of the area in it, according to police.
A short time later, officers responding to the reported crime pulled over the driver of the vehicle the suspect was riding in, Lt. Darbie Ernst said. When they approached it, Hill allegedly brandished a large knife and made threatening statements.
FOX 17 West Michigan News (WXMI) – https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/kent/5-teens-arrested-in-kent-county-after-chase-involving-stolen-vehicle
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A man has been found guilty of two charges linked to an armed robbery in which three people were forced into a Sterling Heights apartment at gunpoint.
On Nov. 1, 2021, Marques Watson, 21, of Detroit, drove four people to an apartment in Sterling Heights, according to authorities.
Three people were forced into the apartment at gunpoint. Personal belongings were taken from the apartment, and a 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was stolen.
State troopers, as well as officers from Sterling Heights and Warren, chased the stolen car on Van Dyke Avenue in the middle of rush hour traffic. The pursuit ended when stop sticks flattened the Hellcat’s tires.
Police arrest six in stolen cars – Australia
Police have arrested six male youths in two allegedly stolen cars in Melbourne’s south this morning.
Officers spotted the vehicles, a BMW X5 and Mercedes, travelling in convoy in Rowville shortly after 9am.
The vehicles separated and police turned their focus on the fleeing Mercedes.
The Mercedes travelled into Langwarrin and dropped off one of its passengers, who was quickly taken into custody by police.
Stop sticks were deployed in John Street, Langwarrin where several tyres were punctured.
The Mercedes drove to Quality Drive in Dandenong South where police arrested the two final occupants.
The Glendale police deployed spike sticks to stop a high-speed chase from Glendale to Milwaukee on Thursday morning, April 20, but the driver kept driving on rims.
White River Now – Batesville, AR – https://www.whiterivernow.com/2023/05/04/two-additional-cases-of-fleeing-from-authorities-reported/
Now, two more cases have been reported.
On April 28, Mountain View officers responded to a report that a caller’s 2012 Cadillac Escalade had just been stolen.
The Cadillac was spotted at the Hwys. 4, 9, & 14 intersection, and the chase was on, first in Mountain View, and then south to the Marcella area on Highway 14. That was where stop sticks to deflate the vehicle’s tires were used with success, according to the court info. The stolen vehicle traveled another mile and a half before coming to a stop in the middle of the highway — that’s where the driver, identified as Stephanie Lynnc Ford, 50, of Mountain View, was taken into custody.
Her charges include three felonies: fleeing, theft of property, and breaking or entering. The other charge is misdemeanor reckless driving. Ford’s bond was set at $50,000.
Driver Charged Following Investigation – Illinois
Lakecountyil.gov – https://www.lakecountyil.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3527
Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit, the driver of the Toyota was charged with several felonies.
After reviewing the facts and circumstances of the incident, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges for Liliana Wagner, 17, of Winthrop Harbor:
Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident (Class 2 Felony)
Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Class 4 Felony)
Aggravated Fleeing to Elude (Class 4 Felony)
Wagner, who was charged as an adult, surrendered herself to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on May 3, 2023, and appeared at a bond hearing. Following the hearing, a Lake County Judge set her bond at $250,000.00. Wagner currently remains in custody.
Two men are in jail for allegedly attempting to rob a local retailer after their getaway failed on multiple levels.
According to reports, Peachtree City police were dispatched to the Best Buy store on W. Hwy. 54 at about 3 p.m. April 28 because of a complaint that the suspects were attempting to make purchases with stolen credit cards.
After leaving the scene in a car, the suspects were pursued by police until a stop-stick maneuver deflated the tires and disabled the vehicle near the Kedron Hills subdivision. The suspects made it to the back of the neighborhood and then fled on foot into the woods.
A police spokesman said it took about 90 minutes to locate one suspect while the second one was caught almost three hours into the call. The latter one attempted to fight the apprehending officer but was unsuccessful.
TUCSON, Ariz. (KVOA) – Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers attempted to stop a car for multiple moving violations westbound I-10 in Marana on Tuesday morning.
AZDPS says the driver failed to stop, and troopers started a pursuit. During the pursuit, a trooper deployed a spike strip, which the car ran over.
AZDPS says after losing a tire the driver intentionally drove the vehicle through the right-of-way fence near milepost 246 on I-10. The driver and five other occupants fled from the scene.
AZDPS and Marana Police Department arrested five people including the driver, 45-year-old Michael Martinez. One other person is believed to be still outstanding.
Near midnight Jan. 29, Locust officers saw a vehicle with substantial recent front-end damage and detached vehicle parts traveling through a Locust business parking lot, according to a Facebook post May 1.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle to check the condition of the driver and the circumstances of the damage. The driver did not stop and attempted to flee on West Main Street recklessly and at a high rate of speed, police said.
Locust Patrol Officer Timmy Hartsell was able to set up near Meadow Creek Church Road and deploy an issued Stop Sticks tire deflation device which successfully deflated two tires on the suspect vehicle, and the pursuit was ended after the suspect vehicle could no longer continue fleeing near the Locust Wendy’s. The driver was apprehended without incident and charged with multiple offenses including felony flee to elude and driving while impaired.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports – Massachusetts
Aggravated Assault — Bethany Renae Brown, 31, of Huntingdon was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault.
On April 19, officers responded to a domestic on Price Rd., Huntingdon. On scene officers spoke with the victim about an altercation between her and Bethany Brown. The altercation led to Brown throwing a shampoo bottle at the victim’s face causing visible injuries. Bethany was located hiding in the woods near the address of the altercation.
Multiple Charges — Kasey Christian Lemke, 28, of Huntingdon was placed under arrest for an active warrant; charged with Felony Evading and Possession of Schedule VI with Intent (marijuana).
On April 24, Deputy Townes attempted to initiate a traffic stop in Hollow Rock on a white Chevy Silverado in reference to the vehicle not having the license plate. The vehicle did evade the traffic stop, reaching speeds as high as 90 mph. After several miles of a high-speed chase through out Hollow Rock heading into Huntingdon, Deputy Meier was able to deploy spike strips to stop the vehicle. The driver, Kasey Lemke wrecked. Lemke did have an active warrant for failure to appear. A large bag, with five smaller ba
SNOHOMISH — The big green pickup on blown tires barreling down Maple Avenue got quite a lot of attention Wednesday, April 26 just before 6 p.m.
The driver, a 37-year-old man, made it to Second Street where he turned left, and made it past Pilchuck Vet along 88th Street before parking it on the U.S. 2 overpass and trying to flee on foot. A K-9 got him.
His initial court date was April 27 in district court on charges alleging possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing law enforcement and possession of stolen property plus misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia (he had a glass pipe) and resisting arrest.
Police: Runaway girl fled from officers – Pennsylvania
WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old girl who ran away from Westmoreland County allegedly refused to stop for police in her vehicle until spike strips were placed on the vehicle in White Deer Township, according to state police in Milton
Trooper B. Harvey reported that the Latrobe juvenile, who was not identified in the police report, failed to stop for police for 15 miles on Interstate 80 in White Deer Township at 4 p.m. Sunday. Spike strips were deployed, but the girl stopped prior to hitting them, police said.
A 16-year-old male from Brooksville faces numerous charges after he allegedly stole a semitruck and drove it north on U.S. 19 into HernandoCounty, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
On May 2, at about 1:10 a.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told FHP there was a stolen semi traveling north on U.S. 19, south of the HernandoCounty line.
Trooper Wakeland was able to locate a vehicle matching the description and saw it driving recklessly. She activated her emergency equipment and the vehicle failed to stop. Wakeland advised the Tampa Regional Communications Center that she was actively involved in a pursuit with a reckless vehicle that was possibly stolen.
The vehicle traveled north on U.S. 19 in Hernando County until it reached the intersection of State Road 50 (Cortez Boulevard). At the intersection the vehicle made a right and began traveling east on Cortez Boulevard.
BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – A Davenport man is facing a number of charges after police say he led them on a high-speed chase Monday.
Gabriel J. Hoyt, 39, is charged with eluding, first offense operating while under the influence, controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, reckless driving, interference with official acts, fifth-degree criminal mischief, failure to provide proof of financial liability, sticking fixture upon a highway, failure to maintain control, driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway, failure to obey traffic control device, failure to obey stop sign and yield the right of way, failure to use headlamps when required, speeding 21 or over in a 55 or under zone, and turning at intersection violations.
In less than one week, two Valley fire departments had ambulances stolen from outside hospitals. On Sunday, officials say a 45-year-old thief led police on a high-speed chase that ended with Gila River police officers puncturing the tires of a Mesa ambulance. In Tuesday’s theft of a Phoenix ambulance, the suspect totaled the expensive emergency vehicle in a five-vehicle crash.
On Monday, April 10, 2023, East Precinct Officers, including the Neighborhood Response Team, worked with local retailers at Eastport Plaza Shopping Center to target active shoplifting and criminal activity in the area.
The mission was in conjunction with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Transit Police, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney’s office and MCDCJ Parole & Probation.
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — A Charlottesville man was arrested in Orange County on drug and other charges.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Independence Road and Boston Road in Unionville around 3 a.m. April 23.
The deputy believed the driver might be intoxicated based on driving behavior, but when he tried to pull the car over, it wouldn’t stop.
The deputy pursued the suspect vehicle for more than 10 minutes, while another deputy joined in the chase and a third deployed Stop Sticks that flattened three of the vehicle’s tires.
During the chase, the deputies saw items being thrown out of the car window.
Once the car came to a stop on Zachary Taylor Highway and Independence Road, the driver was arrested.
Investigators were able to retrieve the items that had been thrown out during the chase, which were identified as methamphetamine.
Springfield woman charged with resisting arrest after shooting led to chase through north Springfield – Mossuri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A Springfield woman has been charged after a shooting in a home and leading officers on a chase through north Springfield Friday.
According to court records, 44-year-old Melissa Emerson is charged with resisting arrest, causing a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person.
On Friday, April 28, Springfield police officers were sent to a house in the 1600 block of E. Central Street for shots fired. Officers were told by dispatchers that several shots were fired and two people were possibly injured.
It was later reported that evening that no one was hurt in the shooting.
State Police Say Runaway Juvenile Caught on I-80 in Valley | – Pennsylvania
WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY – A runaway juvenile from western Pennsylvania was taken into custody along I-80 in the Valley over the weekend.
State police say they were notified to be on the lookout for a missing 16-year-old girl from Latrobe. Troopers say they then observed the teen’s vehicle along I-80 east in White Deer Township, Union County Sunday afternoon.
That’s when troopers say she failed to yield to their units for about 15 miles. Troopers say they deployed spike strips, but she stopped prior to hitting them and was then taken into custody. Troopers say charges were filed with juvenile probation for fleeing and eluding and the teen was released to her parents.
It Happened Here – South Carolina
Dylan W. Carder, 22, of 1208 Eastview Lane, was charged with drug possession counts and other offenses by sheriff’s deputies following a lengthy vehicle pursuit that began about 11 p.m. Saturday on Milburnton Road in Limestone. Carder was charged with delivery or sale of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, possession of a Schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest and driving on a revoked license-2nd offense. A traffic stop was attempted on a car seen crossing the double yellow line numerous times and paced at 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone, Deputy Cody Travis said in a report.
It happened on Monday, April 24, Pocono Township police wrote. Officers patrolling on Route 611 spotted a white BMW with its headlights off and tried to initiate a stop, but the driver fled the scene, the department said.
Officers lost sight of the BMW but later flagged it down at a nearby Sheetz, they said. The driver fled again, leading township police, Pocono Mountain Regional police, and state troopers on a “high-speed” chase for almost 15 miles, authorities wrote.
Police laid out Stop Sticks on the road to immobilize the car and end the pursuit, according to the release. The BMW was found to have a “black cloth-like material” installed in the license plate frame, allowing the driver to “conceal the registration from view,” authorities claimed.
Suspect leads officers on high-speed chase along Highway 17 Bypass into North Myrtle Beach – South Carolina
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A traffic violation in the Socastee area led to a high-speed chase into North Myrtle Beach, according to an incident report.
Police said they tried to stop the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Kenneth Miller after he drove through a stop sign on Macklen Road and Socastee Boulevard.
But they said Miller didn’t stop and instead started speeding northbound on Highway 17 Bypass and headed into the city of North Myrtle Beach limits.
Four Suspects Apprehended Following Dunkirk Bank Robbery, High Speed Chase and Serious Crash – Southern Maryland News Net – Texas
UPDATE 5/1/2023 @ 6:00 P.M.: On Monday, May 1, 2023, around 1:30 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to an armed bank robbery at the M&T Bank located at 10090 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk.
Preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect approached the counter and passed the teller a note, then displayed a handgun demanding money.
The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses observed the suspect enter a brown Kia with no front tag fleeing SB on Rt. 4. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau located a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses at Rt. 4 and Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Police arrested two people after a chase involving a stolen Jeep.
An incident report shows that around 8 p.m. Friday, officers were alert to a Jeep Cherokee that was stolen out of Horry County and it was coming back into their jurisdiction.
Police said the stolen Jeep was spotted on Highway 378 near Conway, and the officer tried to stop it on Grainger Road, but the driver didn’t stop.
The chase went onto Cates Bay Highway where speed reached 121 mph, according to the incident report.
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