06/19/2023 Stop Stick News: 29 Stop Stick Pursuit World News

June 19, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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CCSO: Wanted man leads police on pursuit in Carter County Tennessee

by Emily Hibbitts

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A man with outstanding warrants from surrounding counties allegedly led police on a pursuit in Carter County.

According to Sergeant Steve Tipton with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Stoney Creek community just before noon Sunday.

The driver, identified as Steven Michael Peterson, had outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and theft of property from Carter County, as well as other warrants from Sullivan and Washington counties and Florida, Tipton said.

Peterson allegedly led officers on a pursuit and was arrested in the Willow Springs Community at 12:03 p.m. after the CCSO deployed spike strips on his vehicle.

Deputies found two guns, a sawed-off shotgun and a revolver in Peterson’s vehicle, a release from the sheriff’s office stated.

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Driver flees on foot after police chase in Ripley County Indiana

by WLWT Digital Staff –

Police are searching for a suspect after a two-county police chase ended in Ripley County, Indiana, on Sunday afternoon. According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began in Jennings County when officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. Police say the pursuit on U.S. 50 entered Ripley County where deputies deployed stop-sticks and disabled the vehicle in Versailles, however, the suspect fled on foot. Police describe the suspect as a Black male, with short dreadlocks and last seen wearing a black shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 689-5555.

VERSAILLES, Ind. —Police are searching for a suspect after a two-county police chase ended in Ripley County, Indiana, on Sunday afternoon.



Running From Police In A Toyota Prius Goes As Well As You Can Imagine – Arkansas

Arkansas State Police are well known for their ability and willingness to pit a fleeing criminal in just about any situation. That makes running from such a bold organization even less brilliant when one considers that this person decided to do so in a Toyota Prius. We’re frankly shocked at just how long the chase went on.

This pursuit took place in far southwest Arkansas. It’s the kind of area where you’d expect something like a classic orange Dodge Charger to run from police on the regular. This chase doesn’t have that sort of good ol’boys ending though.

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Woman Leads Police on High Speed Pursuit – Trooper Injured – X101 Always Classic New York

by Jack Eves 

A New Jersey woman led State Troopers and other area law enforcement on a high speed pursuit back on May 8th that went through Onondaga, Cortland, and Broome Counties.

State Police were trying to pull over a vehicle in Onondaga County with the vehicle failing to comply with Troopers and sped away at high speeds. The pursuit continued into Cortland County where speeds exceeded 100mph. Officers then made the decision to terminate the pursuit.

When the vehicle was entering Broome County, the pursuit was started again with additional assistance from Troopers posted in Whitney Point. Stop sticks were used against the speeding vehicle.

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Corvette stolen in Festus found in Edwardsville – Illinois

A Corvette stolen in Festus recently was recovered in Edwardsville, Ill., after a 19-year-old St. Louis man allegedly was drag racing there and then was found in the vicinity of the stolen car, authorities reported.

Festus Police reported that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen May 20 from outside a house in the 1700 block of Scenic Drive.

Edwardsville Police Lt. Brandn Whittaker reported that the St. Louis man, Daysyon Cooks, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. June 4.

“We received a report of vehicles drag racing on Route 157,” Whittaker said. “The blue Corvette was racing a white Range Rover.”

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Carjacking suspects arrested after leading police through wild chase in Oakland California

ABC7 San Francisco –

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Carjacking suspects were arrested after leading police through a pursuit in Oakland Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Oakland police say just after 4 p.m., officers spotted the carjacked vehicle near Avenal Ave. and Foothill Blvd.

SKY7 was overhead as the driver ran several stop signs – sometimes driving on the wrong side of the street, narrowly missing pedestrians, cyclists and other cars.

The driver led the chase that lasted about 40 minutes. It ended at 28th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in the Fruitvale District, when police threw a spike strip. Seconds later, the driver ran into a car at an intersection.



Out on $1 million bond for murder, a man was arrested on threatening incident at Southington bar, say police – Connetticut


SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Police arrested a man Thursday on charges he pulled a gun on the staff of a local bar. The suspect is out on $1 million bail for a 2020 murder in Meriden.

Brandon Anthony Ramos, 24, of West Haven, was charged with Threatening in the First Degree, Interfering with an Officer, Reckless Endangerment, and Engaging in a Pursuit. He was held on a $250,000 bond.

Early Thursday, at 12:15 a.m., officers were called to 75 Center St. for a report that a man was brandishing a firearm toward bar staff.

Before officers arrived, the suspect and another man took off in a black BMW sedan. Officers found the car on Bristol Street and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect’s vehicle refused to stop; officers deployed Stop Sticks causing damage to a tire; however, the vehicle continued and fled southbound towards Plantsville Center, evading police.

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Drivers and passengers arrested in overnight incidents – Australia

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.

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After bridge standoff with a fugitive, I-30 is open at U.S. 287 near downtown Fort Worth Texas

Fort Worth Star-Telegram –

Parts of Interstate 30 and U.S. 287 were closed Friday afternoon near downtown Fort Worth, officials say. Google Maps

A man wanted in connection with crimes in Maryland and Colorado engaged on Friday in a standoff with authorities on an Interstate 30 bridge near downtown Fort Worth.

The man, whose name and age authorities did not release, was involved in a vehicle pursuit that began about 11:30 a.m. when a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to arrest him in the 1700 block of Oak Village Boulevard in Arlington.

The fugitive led deputies to Dallas County, then returned to Tarrant County.

After authorities used stop sticks to penetrate the fugitive’s vehicle tire, he drove at slow speeds along I-30 and stopped on the bridge at Highway 287, the sheriff’s office said.

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Intense pursuit involving vehicle with deflated tires in Moses Lake ends in arrest Washington

by Peter Talbot

MOSES LAKE – Police say an intoxicated man led a line of patrol cars during a harrowing pursuit in Moses Lake early Friday.

At around 1:15 a.m., Moses Lake police say an officer was on patrol in the Basin Homes area of the city when he was nearly struck head on by an SUV. The officer attempt to stop the vehicle, observing erratic driving. When the driver failed to stop for the officer, a pursuit was initiated.

During the chase, officials say two sets of spike strips were deployed, but the suspect vehicle continued on despite all three tires being deflated.



Suspect who led deputies on chase in Spartanburg Co. charged South Carolina

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was arrested after leading deputies on a chase on Thursday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Highway 357 and Gap Creek around 12:30 p.m. in regards to a stolen trailer. As deputies were enroute, they were told that the victim of the stolen property shot the tire of the suspect’s vehicle because he was trying to run him over and chased him into Greenville County.

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Spiked Stop Strips On Saratoga PD’s Request List Wyoming

Bigfoot 99 Radio  –

The Saratoga police chief requests to purchase spike strips.

During the June 6th Saratoga town council meeting, Police Chief Mike Morris provided an update on the number of calls his department has responded to this year. Chief Morris said the police dispatch center had received over 1,500 calls since the beginning of the year. The police chief also said officers issued nearly 150 tickets since their computerized citation system, called digiTICKET, was introduced in October.

After giving his report, Chief Morris asked the town council to approve the purchase of six spike strips, called Stop Sticks. The police chief explained what the pursuit intervention devices are used for.

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Farmington Hills armed robbery suspect caught after high speed chase in SW Michigan; 2 others on the run – Michigan

FOX 2 Detroit –

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (FOX 2) – An armed robbery suspect is in custody after losing control and crashing during a police chase early Thursday in southwest Michigan.

Michigan State Police said the vehicle was involved in an armed robbery earlier in Farmington Hills, and troopers were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle around 2:10 a.m.

Troopers spotted the vehicle headed west on I-94 in Kalamazoo County around 3 a.m., police said. They tried to stop the vehicle in Paw Paw, but the driver fled, at times reaching speeds higher than 130 mph.

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Baton Rouge man arrested following I-10 chase involving vehicle stolen in Shreveport Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – A police chase that began in Lake Charles and ended in Jennings Tuesday evening was a pursuit of a vehicle stolen out of Shreveport, authorities said.

David Todd Blanchard, 30, of Baton Rouge, was arrested on counts of aggravated flight, possession of stolen items, felony obstruction, possession of marijuana, CDS II possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The chase began when officers attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of Legion Street and Gerstner Memorial Drive in Lake Charles, according to Lt. Brenda Treadway, spokeswoman for the Lake Charles Police Department.

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Toledo council lays an egg – Iowa

TOLEDO – Jokes and puns were volleyed back and forth between almost everyone at the Toledo City Council meeting on Monday, June 12. The subject of the group’s wit was the proposition of keeping chickens inside the city limits.

This was brought forth because Birkwood Village has hatched and is currently raising a number of chickens. After much humorous discussion, the council decided to wait until they received more information from Birkwood Village. Or, in the words of city attorney Michael Marquess, the chickens will be put on the back burner.

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Suspect pepper-sprays victim, steals car, tries to hide in crawl space, Tumwater police say Washington

by Rolf Boone

A 28-year-old Lakewood man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and could face additional charges after he pepper-sprayed a man at a gas station to steal his car, according to Tumwater police.

About 11:15 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to the Tumwater Fred Meyer gas station on Trosper Road. Police learned that a 65-year-old man was filling his car with gas when suspect approached him from behind, Lt. Jen Kolb said Tuesday.

The man turned around and was pepper-sprayed by the suspect. The victim then tried to block the man from getting into the driver’s seat, but the suspect pulled out a folding knife, Kolb said. Two other people also tried to intervene, but were unsuccessful, she said.

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Nevada State Police share video of carjacking pursuit along I-15 – Navada

by Denise Rosch –

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada State Police troopers are sharing a video of a pursuit along I-15.

Last month, a carjacking suspect headed north from Barstow, California, crossing over the state line.

“We got reports he was in excess of 100 miles per hour,” says Nevada State Trooper Bert Kirk.

Nevada troopers followed the stolen Honda Ridgeline for nearly 30 miles, from Primm to Sloan.

During that time, troopers managed to lay down spike strips, which flattened the front passenger tire.

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Sheriff’s Office assists Oregon City Police, locates suspect hiding in garbage can – Oregon


Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped Oregon City Police capture a suspect found hiding in a trash can in a garage, after the suspect abandoned a vehicle and tried to escape from police in a residential neighborhood.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, deputies learned that Oregon City Police officers were pursuing a black Honda Civic driven by Cody Warren Mcalary, 33, of Tigard. A Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputy successfully deployed spike strips along Clackamas River Drive, near Springwater Road. After eluding authorities for approximately seven miles, the vehicle came to a stop near Highway 224 and Goosehollow Drive. Mcalary and a female passenger then ran from the scene towards a nearby neighborhood.

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Speeder Clocked At 110 MPH In Marshall County, Iowa | NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO – Iowa


(Marshall County, IA) — A man’s facing charges after being clocked going 110 miles per hour in Marshall County. The Sheriff’s Office says the driver blew past a deputy’s squad car on westbound Highway 30 yesterday (Monday).

The Sheriff’s Office says the driver later pulled over, then crossed both lanes of traffic, and fled eastbound on Highway 30. Several other officers joined in the chase, stop sticks were used, and the vehicle stopped near the Meskwaki Casino. Twenty-eight-year-old Keenon Davis of Northlake, Illinois is facing a long list of charges and was taken to the Marshall County Jail.

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Police arrest four after extended follow through Geelong– Australia

Mirage News

Police have arrested four people following an extended follow through Geelong this afternoon.

Officers responded to reports of an allegedly stolen Toyota Prado driving erratically in the Highton area, about 11am.

Airwing later spotted the Toyota Prado along Shannon Avenue in Newtown and the driver sped off.

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Two suspects on the loose after early morning police chase – Indiana

by Joseph Paul  –

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two people are on the loose after a police chase in southern Tippecanoe County.

Sheriff’s deputies at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday tried to pull over a car in the Benjamin Crossing neighborhood.

That’s when, they say, the driver led them on a pursuit throughout the county reaching speeds of 85 miles per hour.

Lt. Austin Waibel says deputies deployed stop sticks, which flattened the car’s tires.



Driver Charged After Chase with Sheriff’s Office– North Carolina

Randolph News

ASHEBORO N.C. – A driver is facing multiple charges after fleeing from Deputies earlier this month.

According to a press release, on June 3rd, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a small black SUV traveling east bound on US Hwy 64 E. at a high rate of speed, on the wrong side of the road. A deputy near Crestwick Rd. and US Highway 64 E. witnessed a black SUV in the center-turning lane, passing vehicles in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed.

Reports indicate that the deputy began to follow the vehicle and tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver did not stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued, extending into Chatham County.

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Suspect charged in high-speed chase through Coeymans, Delmar – New York NewsChannel

A man was arrested in Monday’s high-speed chase that started in Coeymans and ended with a crash in Bethlehem.

Anthony Sparks, 24, faces several charges, including DWI, reckless driving and speeding.

The chase began when sparks fled the scene of a Coeymans crash, police said.

A spike strip blew out Sparks’ tires and ended the chase with another crash at State Route 32 and Elsmere Avenue, near the Legacy Church.

Fortunately, Sparks – nor anyone else involved in the crash – were hurt.

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Spike strips used to stop erratic driver who was fleeing deputies near Quincy – Washington

by Shawn Gogginso

QUINCY – A 29-year-old Yakima man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a chase near Quincy last Friday.

At around 2 a.m., deputies and EMS were summoned to the 9700 block of SR 28 near Quincy. A caller reported seeing a man slumped over inside a dark-colored sedan. When EMS arrived and knocked on the car’s window, the driver woke up and drove away at high-speed east on SR 28.

A nearby deputy watched the vehicle blow through a stop sign at SR 28 and SR 283; the vehicle continued south on SR 283. Several minutes later, about 10 miles away, a deputy deployed spike strips at SR 283 and SR 281 causing one of the car’s tires to deflate. The tire eventually came off the car and the driver fled on foot.

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11 Men Charged With Stealing $5 Million-Plus In Vehicles In Ohio – Ohio

by Steven Symes

For years now, thieves have been pilfering dealerships in the middle of the night, breaking into key safes and taking all the high-performance and luxury vehicles their hearts desire. However, authorities are honing in on some of the more prolific thieves, like a group of 11 men says have been charged with stealing over $5 million worth of vehicles from dozens of Ohio dealerships.

According to the report, the men are accused of stealing 86 cars from 26 different dealerships in 32 separate incidents. This was reportedly done over just a five month period throughout 11 counties in the northern part of the state.

This group, like many criminals, seemed bedazzled by Hemi V8s, as pointed out by prosecutors. They stole a lot of Dodge Challengers and Chargers, plus Durango Hellcats and Jeep Trackhawks. BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes were also favorite targets of theirs.

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Two Arrested In Southeast Portland After Running From Police – KXL– Oregon

by Jim Ferretti

Portland, Ore. — 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. The car was observed being driven recklessly, and when officers tried to stop it, the car fled, leading to a pursuit. Additional officers from the East Precinct, the K9 Unit, and Gresham provided assistance.

During the pursuit, an officer successfully deployed spike strips in front of the fleeing car, causing its tires to go flat. The car turned into a dead-end street, prompting two occupants to flee on foot while three remained in the vehicle.



Pickup truck crashes in Delmar after high-speed chase – New York

by Ben Gorenstein

A pickup truck crashed in Delmar on Monday evening, ending a high-speed chase that involved spike strips, said police.

The crash happened at State Route 32 and Elsmere Avenue, near the Legacy Church.

This began in Coeymans, police said. The driver of a black Chevy pickup truck was in a different accident near Ravena, but fled the scene.

That driver then led police on a high-speed chase, they said.

Bethlehem Police eventually blew out the tires with the spike strip.

There was a second crash involving another driver, said eyewitnesses. Fortunately, that driver wasn’t hurt.



Pursuit of armed carjackers ends with stolen car, at least one patrol vehicle catching fire in Tacoma – Washington  –

The pursuit ended on southbound I-5 near the 72nd Street exit. Both suspects are in custody.

TACOMA, Wash. — A police pursuit of suspected armed carjackers ended on Interstate 5 south of the 56th Street exit in Tacoma on Monday afternoon when the vehicle crashed and caught fire.

Two Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy patrol vehicles also caught fire.

All lanes of southbound I-5 at South 72nd Street were initially closed, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) tweeted at 1:59 p.m. At least two northbound lanes were also temporarily blocked.

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29-year-old arrested following police chase on Interstate 90 – Ohio

News 5 Cleveland WEWS  –

A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase on Interstate 90 early Monday morning.

The driver has been charged with the following:

  • Driving under suspension
  • Reckless operation
  • Resisting arrest
  • Obstructing official business
  • Failure to comply

Everything started around 2 a.m. when Rocky River Police heard from Lakewood Police about three vehicles involved in an attempted robbery.
Lakewood Police were searching the area when they saw a silver Mercedes without its headlights on. A short time later, Rocky River Police saw the same vehicle on I-90 still driving with its headlights off.

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