06/12/2023 Stop Stick News: 28 Stop Stick Pursuit News
June 12, 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 – Colorado
A multi-county high-speed chase Sunday night that originated in Sedalia resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City man.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Kenneth H. Steenstry of Kansas City, was arrested at 12:26 a.m., this morning, and charged with felony resisting arrest by fleeing, felony receiving stolen property and 2nd degree felony burglary.
The chase involved several law enforcement agencies, and two instances where spike strips were used on the truck as it traveled north on Highway 65 out of Sedalia and through Marshall, Malta Bend, Waverly, and across the Missouri River.
An alleged chase in Greenwood County has led to numerous charges for the reported driver in the case.
Greenwood County deputies say they tried to stop a vehicle on US Highway 54 west of Eureka on May 25. The driver, later identified as Aaliyah Blazek, age and hometown not listed, allegedly fled at a high rate of speed before authorities used spike strips to stop Blazek in El Dorado. The formal complaint indicates Blazek was driving 100 mph in a 65 mph zone.
On June 9, 2023, at 7:11 p.m., Officers from the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) attempted to stop a car they believed to be involved in criminal activity. In the area of Southeast Holgate Boulevard and Southeast 114th Avenue, FIT officers witnessed the car being driven in a reckless manner and when they attempted to stop the car, it took off and a pursuit began. Officers from the East Precinct, the K9 Unit, and Gresham came to assist.
An officer was able to throw out spike strips in front of the eluding car, which was successful. As the car’s tires were going flat, the car turned down a dead-end street, where two of the occupants ran from the car and three stayed in the car.
The Register Citizen – https://www.registercitizen.com/news/article/meriden-cruiser-damaged-chase-18145758.php
MERIDEN — A police cruiser was damaged slightly after cops chased a stolen vehicle Thursday night.
The incident occurred about 7 p.m., Meriden police Lt. Darrin McKay said in an email. No injuries were reported.
“Our detectives spotted a stolen motor vehicle and attempted to stop it,” McKay said. “It fled and struck a cruiser, causing minor damage. Our patrol units deployed stop sticks, which disable the front tires. However, we did not pursue because of the erratic driving of the operator.”
The Greenville Police Academy Alumni Association met recently and honored Officer Reuben Vargas as its Officer of the Quarter.
Vargas has been with the Greenville Police Department for five years, and is one of the department’s field training officers as well as a stop sticks instructor. In this capacity, Vargas has either trained or assisted in training multiple officers.
Currently, he is training a veteran officer with several more years of experience than him.
A 26-year-old Aurora, Colorado man is facing a slew of charges after leading Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase east of Cheyenne Thursday afternoon.
According to arrest records, Alexander Brandon Salzar was headed east on Interstate 80 near mile marker 366 when a trooper clocked him going 133 mph, 58 mph over the posted speed limit.
When another trooper tried to stop him after he exited at Archer and pulled into the T-Joe’s parking lot, Salzar reportedly drove off, leading the trooper on a high-speed chase on the I-80 Service Road towards Cheyenne.
A multi-county pursuit in Nebraska ended with an arrest Thursday.According to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff, Zachary Marco, 21, of Omaha, had an active felony warrant out of Adams County. Deputies attempted to make contact with Marcoe in Louisville around 3:10 a.m., but said he fled toward Sarpy County. Speeds reportedly hit 110 mph.A Nebraska State Patrol trooper eventually stopped Marcoe using stop sticks. The sheriff’s office said he tried to run away on foot, but investigators arrested him behind a house.Marcoe was transported to Cass County Corrections. He faces multiple charges, including felony flight to avoid arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
AMERICAN CANYON – Police in American Canyon on Wednesday apprehended suspects in a city of Napa grand theft case, the department said Friday.
Shortly after 4 p.m., police spotted a vehicle matching the description of one allegedly involved in a grand theft from the Sunglass Hut store in Napa. The silver van was heading south on state Highway 29 and was driven by a woman with a male passenger. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to yield, police said. A pursuit ensued and police employed spike strips that deflated the suspects’ tires. Nonetheless, the vehicle continued to evade officers, though its speed was impeded due to two flat tires. At this point, police used a PIT maneuver, a tactical driving technique used by law enforcement to corral suspects. The van eventually came to a stop on the side of the highway, police said.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a suspect is facing several serious charges following an incident Friday morning.
In a video shared by the sheriff’s office, someone appears to back a vehicle into the entrance of a church early in the morning. The person gets out of the vehicle, rips open the door and appears to walk into the building. The sheriff’s office is reporting the vehicle was stolen.
“When deputies arrived, they saw the vehicle leaving the scene,” part of a social media post by the sheriff’s office reads. “A deputy tried to pull over the driver, who fled. After a short pursuit, stop sticks were deployed, which disabled the vehicle. The suspect stopped and surrendered without further incident.”
Update, 12:35 p.m.: Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said a fourth person was arrested in connection to the armed robbery. Deputies said an 18-year-old who fled after the suspect vehicle crashed was spotted walking near state Route 161 and Ohop Drive North, and Eatonville police arrested him.
Original story: Three teenagers suspected of robbing a South Hill convenience store at gunpoint Friday morning were pursued by Sheriff’s Department deputies to Eatonville, where the teens crashed and fled until police dogs found them. Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl were arrested. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputies said they would be booked into Remann Hall, the juvenile detention center.
Fight between two semi-truck drivers on I-70 lands one in jail facing felony charges – The Daily Reporter – Greenfield Indiana – Indiana
HANCOCK COUNTY — An altercation between two semi-truck drivers on I-70, including one driver who is accused of using a hammer on another driver’s truck, landed an Ohio man in the Hancock County Jail facing numerous felony crimes.
Tolga Cabukel, 43, 260 block of Grove Avenue, Dayton, has been charged with a Level 3 felony count of criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony count of criminal confinement where a vehicle is used, a Level 5 felony count of attempt to commit battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony count of criminal recklessness and two misdemeanor charges from an incident in early June.
Cabukel had his initial hearing in Hancock County Superior Court 1, Wednesday, June 2. Judge D.J. Davis set a $10,000 cash bond. Cabukel is scheduled back in court June 21, court records show.
Police cruiser damaged after pursuit in Meriden – Connecticut
A Meriden police cruiser was damaged after officers tried to pull over a stolen vehicle in town Thursday night.
The police department said they tried to stop the stolen car, but it took off. Officers deployed stop sticks and the car’s tires were damaged, but the vehicle continued off at a high speed.
Berlin police said Meriden police contacted them just after 7 p.m. and asked for assistance in finding the stolen vehicle. They added that Meriden Police reported that the stolen vehicle had struck a Meriden Police vehicle.
The stolen vehicle had last been seen on the Chamberlain Highway and police found it, disabled and abandoned, in the area of 1406 Chamberlain Highway.
98.1 – Minnesota’s New Country – https://minnesotasnewcountry.com/dont-run-minnesota-sheriffs-office-has-3-vehicle-pursuits-in-6-days/
If you see lights behind you, pull over. That’s more or less the message from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office after it posted about 3 vehicle pursuits over the last 6 days all resulting in arrests, and added charges.
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office posted to social media about the busy week for their deputies.
Summer has arrived Chisago County! Unfortunately, this past week has also resulted in three vehicle pursuits with people attempting to evade traffic stops. On Friday one of our deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for suspicion of DWI which led to a pursuit, which resulted in the driver at one point striking a squad car. The pursuit ended near the driver’s home and the suspect was arrested for DWI and fleeing in a motor vehicle.
Pleasant Prairie police apprehended two teenagers after they reportedly fled law enforcement in a stolen vehicle before crashing early Monday morning.
Sgt. Chad Brown said that the Kenosha Police Department located a pair of stolen vehicles travelling together Monday morning and attempted a traffic stop. Both vehicles fled, with one travelling southbound on Green bay Road.
Kenosha police officers terminated their pursuit around the 7500 block of Green Bay Road. Brown said the Pleasant Prairie Police Department was notified at about 8:30 a.m. of the fleeing vehicle on Green Bay Road.
The vehicle was reportedly observed going 90 to 100 miles per hour at several points. Stop sticks were deployed around the 10800 block of Green Bay Road. Brown said the driver, attempting to avoid the stop sticks, lost control and went off the west side around the 10900 block.
PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio Highway Patrol and multiple law enforcement agencies in Pickaway County are currently involved in a high-speed pursuit.
According to dispatchers, the driver has been traveling south along Route 23.
Just before 2:30 p.m., the Ross County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the chase was heading toward the county. Deputies, per the sheriff’s office, were asked to position themselves along the highway, ready with spike strips.
The vehicle involved in the pursuit is believed to be stolen.
Police chase ends in Mountain Island Lake – North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A police chase involving a stolen car ended with the driver in Mountain Island Lake.
Gaston County Police reported that around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, they tried to stop a stolen GMC near Noles Drive and Craig Street in Mount Holly.
The driver, identified by police as Christopher Lewis Moise, refused to stop and the chase went up to Mountain Island Lake. Officers were able to use stop sticks near Highway 16.
Moise allegedly kept going until his tires were flat, then drove down an embankment in a wooded area. Then, he and Natasha Joanna Arrowood, who was a passenger, left on foot.
He was found swimming in the lake by the Mount Holly Fire Department. Arrowood was found by Gaston County Police K9s.
Moise was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, felony flee/elude arrest, misdemeanor reckless driving, misdemeanor driving while license revoked and speeding in a work zone.
Officers say he already had two active orders for arrest for failure to appear in court.
Arrowood was taken to Caromont Regional Hospital and will face charges for resisting/delaying/obstructing officers once she is released. She also has an active arrest warrant for a probation violation, according to police.
Drunk driver evades officers in St. Joseph County but stop sticks do job in La Porte County – Indiana
La PORTE — An intoxicated driver evaded capture by deputies in St. Joseph County early Tuesday, only to finally be apprehended by law enforcement near La Porte, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.
And the suspect claimed it all started because a deputy pointed a Taser at him during the initial pullover.
Creve Coeur man in custody after four hour long pursuit Monday morning in Livingston County – Illinois
PONTIAC – A Creve Coeur man was arrested in Pontiac early Monday morning after allegedly evading police in Livingston County.
Fairbury Police Officers initiated a pursuit after Cameron Acosta sped through the town going over 80 miles per hour around 3:00 a.m., according to a news release.
The pursuit by FPD was terminated and picked up by the Livingston County Sheriffs Department outside of Fairbury.
Authorities say Acosta continued fleeing police, heading towards Pontiac, where Pontiac officers activated spike strips causing the vehicle to disable.
Police say he then exited the vehicle and began running on foot towards Pontiac.
Just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, a Tukwila Police detective spotted an occupied stolen vehicle in the 5800 block of S. 152nd Place (map below).
Using spike strips and an eventual foot pursuit, officers were able to apprehend and arrest the suspect.
Here’s more from Tukwila PD:
- Officers quickly responded and setup spike strips near the exit.
- Upon noticing the officers, the female suspect within the vehicle immediately fled.
- Officers successfully spiked the vehicle tires at which time the suspect continued to flee in the vehicle.
- Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 4700 block of Southcenter Parkway, at which time the suspect fled on foot.
- After a brief foot pursuit, she was taken into custody.
- While running, the suspect tossed a bag containing a substance consistent with meth from her person and onto the ground.
Two men were arrested in Windsor Locks after threatening to shoot employees at Wendy’s over an issue with their order, police said.
The police department said they received a 911 call alerting them that a man had just fled Wendy’s on Route 75 after a dispute Monday night. Authorities said the man threatened to shoot employees.
According to police, three men were ordering food in the drive-through and were dissatisfied with their order. They then went inside and made threats, including to stick a gun into the mouth of one of the employees, officers said.
Employees said they saw a gun inside the vehicle at the drive-through window. Police said the men fled in a BMW, and officers spotted and pursued the car. Stop sticks were deployed and the car ran over them, but was able to briefly continue onto Interstate 91.
A Creve Coeur man is facing six charges in Livingston County. Cameron Acosta was charged with possessing less than five grams of meth, a class three felony; Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Police, a class four felony; driving suspended and speeding 35 miles or more over posted limit, both class A misdemeanor and two other petty offenses.
The Fairbury Police Department said Acosta failed to stop for a traffic stop around 3 a.m. on June 4th. After fleeing from Fairbury officers and deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the Pontiac Police Department was able to use spike strips on Acosta’s vehicle near the Pontiac area.
Suspect leads police on high-speed chase between Phoenix and Central Point | KMVU Fox 26 Medford – Oregon
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A suspect was arrested following a high-speed chase on Interstate 5. At about 8:30 p.m. Friday, a Phoenix police officer tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation on the northbound interstate onramp at Exit 24. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the vehicle didn’t stop and proceeded on I-5 at speeds above 100 miles per hour. At milepost 31, a spike strip was deployed. It punctured the rear tire of the suspect’s vehicle before the vehicle got off I-5 at Exit 33. The vehicle’s driver reportedly tried to get back on I-5, this time southbound, by driving over a sidewalk and crashing through a utility pole. Before the vehicle was able to get back on the interstate, a sergeant from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office used a PIT maneuver to disable the vehicle.
CASS COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) – A Walcott, ND man is facing multiple charges after leading police on an early morning pursuit on Sunday, June 4.
The Cass County Sheriff’s office said they tried to stop a car in rural Horace shortly before 2:00 a.m. after the speeding vehicle crossed into the deputy’s lane. The vehicle then fled north into Fargo. During that time the deputy terminated the chase but continued to follow the vehicle. The vehicle eventually traveled into West Fargo, at which time the West Fargo Police Department pursued the vehicle for a short time, until the vehicle drove back into Fargo, and the pursuit was terminated.
The driver left Fargo and headed back toward Horace where a deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks on County Road 14 and stop the vehicle.
HOWARD CO. – Sunday morning, a vehicle pursuit led to the arrest of Mark A. Ashley, 25, of Grand Rapids, MI.
He was incarcerated in Howard County to face preliminary charges for resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle a Level 6 felony and criminal recklessness a Class A misdemeanor.
On Sunday, June 4, 2023, at approximately 9:05 a.m., Indiana State Police Master/Trooper Mathew Rogers initiated a traffic stop on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on US 31 near Toby Pike for traveling 97 mph.
The driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as Ashley, allegedly did not stop and led the trooper on a vehicle pursuit.
One person is in custody after a multi-county chase ended in Preble County early Tuesday morning.
The chase began just after 1 a.m. when Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a black 2013 Kia Sportage.
The driver, later identified as 36-year-old Randy Trammell, of New Carlisle, failed to stop and then made an illegal U-Turn on State Route 4, near the Masonic Home area, according to Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Michael Young. From there, he drove northbound.
Deputies from the CCSO chased Trammell’s Kia to the Montgomery County line, according to Sergeant Tyler Ross with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). From there, Huber Heights officers began to chase the SUV.
If you haven’t seen the video of Officer Patrick McCarty of the Carroll (Iowa) Police Department being thrown from the hood of a speeding vehicle resulting in him breaking his back, you can find it below. Unfortunately, incidents where officers are injured by a suspect’s vehicle, occur far too often around the country. In 2021 the FBI LEOKA statistics show that six officers were killed by vehicular assault.
The defense attorney for McCarty’s assailant pleaded for leniency for his client at trial rightly claiming that the officer, “wasn’t trained” to do what he did. The attorney of course is correct. Yet all of us at some time have found ourselves standing in front of a running motor vehicle with a driver seated behind the wheel. Despite our training. I believe human beings are hardwired to stand facing a threat, which contributes to this unfortunate situation.
Police have arrested three people following an extended follow through Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs this morning.
Officers responded to reports offenders were breaking into a Mercedes sedan at a Mount Waverly home about 3.30am.
It’s understood the offenders was disturbed when the victim came outside to investigate.
The offenders, believed to be armed with weapons, took off in an allegedly stolen silver Commodore.
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