06/05/2023 Stop Stick News: 26 Stop Stick Pursuit Stories
June 5, 2023
By: Zach Madden
Category: Stop Stick News
June Pursuit News:
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Fast And Reckless: Aerial Support And Street Spikes Nab Driver After Lengthy High-Speed Chase – Margate Talk – Florida
A man faces multiple felony charges, including fleeing law enforcement, after leading police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit through Broward County.
On May 21, an officer from the Margate Police Department on a routine patrol observed an Infiniti sedan at the intersection of Northwest 31st Street and North SR7 that drew his attention due to its dark window tint and a loud modified exhaust.
According to the report, the officer initiated his emergency lights and followed the vehicle as he drove westbound towards the entrance of the Toscana Apartment Complex.
Sensing that the driver was attempting to evade the traffic stop, the officer intensified his pursuit, but as he grew closer, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Joshua Travon Oliver, 31, of Tamarac, made a U-turn at the complex gate and accelerated back eastbound.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA — Law enforcement in Georgia spotted a sports car that gave new meaning to Super Speeder.
In a post on Facebook, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says they clocked a Ferrari going 178 miles per hour on Georgia Highway 400.
The Sheriff’s Office warned the driver, and other Super Speeders, that they should slow down, because next time, “…spike strips won’t care how fast you’re going.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two men are behind bars for using a stolen Infiniti to ram into multiple police cars, according to Memphis Police.
On June 4, police saw a grey Infiniti G37 with a broken passenger window and no tag traveling down Hickory Hill Road.
After the Infiniti pulled into a parking lot on Hickory View Place, police put down stop sticks.
Shortly after, the Infiniti rammed into two MPD squad cars, before leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed.
Eight teenagers have been arrested after police spotted a convoy of allegedly stolen vehicles in the South East early on Friday 26 May.
Three cars reportedly stopped at a Thomastown service station and stole petrol about 2.14am that night, according to Victoria Police.
Police Air Wing later spotted four vehicles – a Suburu, a Land Rover, a Mercedes Benz and an Audi – travelling in convoy on Eastern Freeway towards Dandenong.
Two teens were arrested near the Suburu, after it was dumped in Cairns Road, Hampton Park.
Man facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing car with child inside in Rancho Cordova – California
RANCHO CORDOVA – A man was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing a car with an infant inside.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Robinson, at around 12:30 p.m. Friday, a mother was loading her children into her Acura sedan at an apartment building in the 2000 block of Laurenhurst Drive. The mother had buckled one child, a 1.5-year-old infant, into their car seat and went to get another child. When she returned, she found that the car was gone, along with the baby.
A Rockford woman is wanted in Grundy County. 20-year-old Nyla Jones was charged with Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Police, a class four felony and endangering the life or health of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Illinois State Police that jones failed to stop for an officer on Interstate 55 on November 30th of 2022. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but Jones failed to pull over and fled the scene. The deputy terminated that stop.
The Sheriff’s Office was then notified that Jones was now travelling northbound on Interstate 55. Jones once again failed to stop for officers as she reached speeds of 120 mph in a 70 mph zone. A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office was able to successfully deploy stop sticks as Jones’ vehicle exited at Reed Road and came to a stop.
A fleeing burglary and assault suspect who shattered a window trying to break into a Deltona home before pulling a knife on a neighbor was spotted and arrested Thursday after a 2-hour search off State Road 415, where he ran into the woods to hide.
Deputies responded to the house on the 1300 block of Azora Drive in Deltona around 1:45 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported Christopher Sosa (DOB 8/9/1989) had broken a window and cut a screen door in an attempt to force his way inside.
When a neighbor came outside, Sosa pointed a knife at him and threatened to kill him.
It was determined Sosa had been an unwanted guest at the house for about 3 weeks without paying rent or contributing in any way, and the residents had informed him several times he was no longer welcome there.
Driver Pointed Fake Gun At Officers: Meriden Police – Conneticut
MERIDEN, CT — A man was arrested after police said he brandished a fake gun at several officers Thursday in Meriden.
Officers responded to the old Meriden Hospital at Cooke Avenue and Orange Street for an unrelated incident, according to police. While returning to their cruisers, police said they saw a motorist traveling south on Cook Avenue who made eye contact with the officers and smiled, while “waving what appeared to be a silver revolver near the center console.”
The driver, later identified as 37-year-old Mohammed Baakrime, was operating a 2009 Dodge Caliber, according to police.
Jun. 1—AUSTIN, Minn. — A 21-year-old Wykoff man was given a stayed 27-month sentence following an appearance in Mower County District Court on Thursday, June 1, 2023, on charges related to him fleeing police after stalking a residence with a rifle and for burglarizing a residence.
Adam Scott Everson pleaded guilty in two separate cases to felony counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor driving under the influence of a controlled substance as part March 2023 plea deal that dismissed a felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a gross misdemeanor count of possessing a firearm while using a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of theft.
ST. LOUIS — A man fleeing police on Tuesday with a gun and drugs ran into a random St. Louis apartment and ordered an 11-year-old and 16-year-old to keep quiet until he eventually surrendered, police said.
Anthony C. Wooten, 40, was charged Wednesday with seven offenses, including kidnapping and first-degree burglary.
Police said they tried to pull Wooten over while he was driving a Hyundai Veloster on Goodfellow Boulevard in north St. Louis, but the Hyundai fled. Officers eventually used spike strips, but the car kept going until it came to a stop behind a home in the 5900 block of Hamilton Terrace, just north of Page Boulevard.
Police saw Wooten run into the home, which contained multiple apartments. Officers surrounded the building, and someone called 911 and said her 11-year-old nephew and 16-year-old niece were trapped inside an apartment with a stranger, court documents said.
A driver who refused to yield for a traffic stop in Spring Valley Wednesday led deputies on a roughly 15-minute road chase that ended with his arrest in Bonita, authorities reported.
The man, whose identity was not immediately available, sped off when a deputy tried to pull him over for a traffic violation in the area of Grand Avenue and Jamacha Boulevard at about 11 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Due to the fleeing man’s unsafe driving, deputies soon backed off the pursuit and allowed personnel aboard a San Diego police helicopter to take charge of tracking his direction of travel from above, sheriff’s Lt. Matthew Carpenter said.
(Portland, OR) — Portland Police arrested a suspect after he eluded them several times over seven hours. Just after midnight Saturday, police responded to a report that a man threatened employees of a fast-food restaurant with a gun. Officers tried to stop the suspect, but he drove away eluding them. Two hours later, the man was passed out in his car blocking an intersection. Police saw a gun in the car. When the man woke, he sped away and police didn’t pursue him. He pulled into a parking garage and evaded officers again after they deployed spike strips. Several hours later, they found the car again and blocked the driver in. He ran, but was caught. Twenty-nine-year-old Dylan Savage was arrested on several charges and warrants.
WGBA NBC 26 in Green Bay – https://www.nbc26.com/fonddulac/drone-k-9-used-to-track-down-suspect-hiding-in-field
FOND DU LAC COUNTY (NBC 26) — After fleeing from police, Fond du Lac County deputies used a drone and a K-9 units to find a suspect hiding in a field.
According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, May 30, a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper located a vehicle on I-41 that had fled the scene of a court order violation in Winnebago County at around 9:45 p.m.
Deputies set up spike strips after the suspect failed to stop near West Scott Street. Authorities say the suspect stopped his vehicle and fled on foot after seeing squads setting up the spikes.
A Michigan man who caused at least five crashes while driving impaired on Interstate 75 is going to prison.
Jacob Joseph Calleja, 40, of East Tawas, appeared May 22 in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Molly Mack.
On June 21, an alert was issued in Hancock County for a reckless vehicle, driving at a high rate of speed and passing on the shoulder. The description was of a Sprinter van emitting heavy smoke.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was parked in the median near Ohio 582 and checked the speed of the van at 105 mph as it approached. The van was in the right lane and passed traffic on the right shoulder.
Wrong Way Pursuits Ends Safely – Indiana
Suspect steals safe from country club | Federal Way Police Blotter | Federal Way Mirror – Washington
There were at least 6 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft on this day.
Attempted ATM break-in: At about 1:35 a.m. near the 1400 block of South 320th Street, officers responded to reports of a suspicious suspect at a bank. The suspect had attempted to break into an ATM but was unsuccessful.
Another man was sentenced in a Will County court case. LaJuan James, 26, of Harvey pled guilty to burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle, both class two felonies and was sentenced to four years in prison. He also pled guilty to the aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a class four felony and received a three-year prison term.
In March of this year, Davonnte Marshall, 28, of Homewood pled guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, both class two felonies. He was sentenced to three years in prison. In August of 2022, the Braidwood Police Department said both men committed burglaries and stole vehicles.
During the investigation, both individuals returned a second time to Braidwood and committed additional car burglaries in September of 2022. James and Marshall were then in the Morris area trying to steal another vehicle, but were apprehended after their vehicle hit stop sticks set up by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and Channahon Police Department.
Man arrested for allegedly selling narcotics, fleeing from police in Windsor Locks – Hartford Courant
A 51-year-old man was charged with drug possession after fleeing from police during a stop in Windsor Locks on Tuesday.
Officers tried to pull over a 2018 Audi after spotting the driver allegedly taking part in a drug deal in Windsor Locks, but the driver — later identified as Christopher Jenkins — drove away from police. Officers deployed stop sticks to disable the vehicle and arrested Jenkins, according to the Windsor Locks Police Department.
Officers reportedly found about half an ounce of suspected crack cocaine in Jenkins’ possession that was individually packaged for sale, police said.
Jenkins was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and engaging an officer in a pursuit, police said.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Three men are in jail after leading New Braunfels Police on a high-speed chase following a car burglary.The incident began about 7 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY — A couple who allegedly fled from police before having their tires spiked, and then carjacked another vehicle to try and get away, is now facing criminal charges.
Samuel Rodriguez, 35, and his wife, Krystal Corinne Rodriguez, 35, were each charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and being a restricted person in possession of a weapon, a third-degree felony. Samuel Rodriguez received an additional charge of failing to respond to an officer’s signal to stop, a third-degree felony.
An overnight burglary at a Bucks County gun shop ends in crash. Here’s what police recovered – Florida
Three juveniles are in police custody and two more individuals are wanted in an overnight burglary at a Middletown custom gun store that resulted in a police pursuit ending in Trenton.
Middletown police responded about 3 a.m. Tuesday to a burglar alarm at LugerMan Inc. in the 1800 block of East Old Lincoln Highway. The business sells firearms and ammunition, but is known for manufacturing custom replicas of World War II-era German Lugers and historical restoration work.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Police chased and arrested a person at the wheel of a stolen school bus for miles, across multiple county lines, before the chase ended in Shelby County, Indiana, according to Indiana State Police.
A spokesperson with the Cincinnati Police Department said the bus was stolen out of CPD district 2, from the 2300 block of Grand Avenue in East Walnut Hills.
ISP said they received word of the theft and pursuit from Ohio authorities at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“It’s not normal, I mean we don’t have school bus pursuits very often if ever,” said Indiana State Police spokesperson, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.
BIG RAPIDS TWP. — A group of minors in a stolen vehicle led deputies from Mecosta and Lake counties on a high speed pursuit early Sunday morning.
At 1:30 a.m. May 28, Mecosta County deputies joined a pursuit of a stolen vehicle traveling 130 mph on U.S. 131. According to a news release from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County deputies had been pursuing a stolen vehicle. Dispatch relayed that the vehicle in question were headed south on U.S. 131 from U.S. 10 going 130 mph.
JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) — Three Chicagoans are in custody Tuesday after an hours-long manhunt in the south suburbs sparked a shelter-in-place order. One burglary suspect remains at large, and he may be armed.
Police said at around 5 a.m. they received a request for assistance by suburban Chicago law enforcement agencies who were in pursuit of burglary suspects in two stolen Chrysler 300s, including one taken out of Lockport.
When officers arrived, they learned the suspects ran on foot near Black Road and Junie Court, after police had used stop sticks on the vehicles.
Bond Set at $250,000 for Oswego Man Charged with Leading Police on 110 MPH High-Speed Chase in Stolen Jaguar – Illinois
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis announced today that bond has been set for an Oswego man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Craig Singleton, 43 (d.o.b. 7/18/1979) of the 400 block of Grape Vine Trail, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $250,000 with 10% to apply. Singleton is charged with one count of Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Class 1 Felony), two counts of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer (Class 4 Felony), one count of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked 4th -9th Violation (Class 4 Felony) and multiple Misdemeanor and petty traffic offenses.
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