06/26/2023 Stop Stick News: 27 Stop Stick Pursuit World News

June 26, 2023

By: Zach Madden

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Bodycam footage released of teens, arrested after robbery and chase into Eatonville Washington


Four teenagers — three boys and a girl — suspected of robbing a convenience store on June 9 in South Hill led deputies on a chase in a stolen SUV into Eatonville, according to recently released bodycam footage.

Pierce County deputies were called to the store in the 15200 block of Meridian East at 5:33 a.m. Friday, June 9, where an employee told them three black males had robbed him at gunpoint and then left in a white Kia Soul.

A deputy saw the Kia headed south at 224th Street East and Meridian East and tried to pull it over, but the driver kept going.

Because armed robbery is a pursuable crime, deputies chased the Kia southbound on Meridian/SR 161 into Eatonville, where deputies briefly lost sight of the SUV due to the highway’s curves.

A few minutes later, a deputy found the SUV and the driver backed into his patrol car, according to the sheriff’s department. The SUV then ran over stop sticks put out by deputies before heading north on SR 161.

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Driver flees on foot after police chase in Ripley County Colorado

The Journal  –

10:32 p.m. A woman scratched a profane sexual euphemism onto the passenger door of her boyfriend’s car after they had been arguing. The woman then left the man’s home in the 27400 block of Road T.5 and was seen driving east on Colorado Highway 184 near mile marker 9. An officer signaled with lights and sirens for the woman to pull over, and she continued to drive at the speed limit. A spike strip was used to damage the woman’s tires near mile marker 25, and she turned east onto U.S. Highway 160 heading into Mancos. Two officers stopped the vehicle in the 42000 block of U.S. 160 by boxing it in. An officer drew his weapon and told the woman to exit, and she refused. Another officer broke the front driver window and the woman crawled into the back seat. The officer broke the back driver window and sprayed the woman with OC spray. The woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, domestic violence and eluding.



Bethlehem Area Weekly Police Blotter June 14th – 21st New York

DELMAR – A Coeymans man led police from multiple departments on an 11-mile chase that ended with a crash and foot chase near Elsmere Avenue on Monday, June 12.

Coeymans police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of Blodgett Hill Road in Coeymans.

According to reports, when officers arrived in the area, they observed a Chevrolet pickup truck speeding, leaving the roadway and entering a large field.  At this point, officers from Coeymans and the Albany County Sheriff’s office searched for the vehicle in the field and observed it exit back onto Blodgett Hill Road and then on Cedar Grove Road.

The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Starks, 24, of Coeymans, failed to comply with attempts by police to pull him over and continued into the town of Bethlehem where town police and State Police joined the chase. It ended on the Delmar Bypass near Elsmere Avenue when Bethlehem officers placed spike strips on the roadway, disabling Starks’ tires.

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Florence, Ky. woman apprehended following I-64 pursuit, deputies say Kentucky


Deputies in Eastern Kentucky apprehended a Florence woman Friday following a vehicle pursuit that extended more than 30 miles along Interstate 64 and ended after law enforcement officers deployed spike strips to disable the vehicle.

Abbie S. Kent, 40, has been charged with DUI, fleeing, driving without a license and possession of marijuana, according to a news release from the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies reported Kent “had several active warrants through Kentucky.”

The news release said emergency dispatchers received a call concerning a vehicle near mile marker 182 “parked in the middle of the interstate with the female driver passed out behind the wheel.”

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County fields budget requests, approves Fire and Sheriff purchases – Kansas

The Chase County Commission approved new wildland firefighting gear and received budget requests during its meeting Thursday morning.

The Chase County fire department requested 40 sets of wildland gear to replace older, deteriorating gear. The gear will be paid for with the Local Safety and Security Equipment state grant program, for a total cost of $32,000, with the county matching 10%. The county will pay its $3,200 share out of the fire department fund.

Sheriff Jacob Welsh presented commissioners with his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. Welsh’s budget focused on vehicle repairs, polygraphs for new employees, salary for a sixth deputy, cutting down on overtime, an up to 3% performance raises for deputies and a 6% raise for base level dispatchers to help bring the county to a more competitive rate.

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Stolen cars spark another huge police chase in Exeter United Kingdom

by Anita Merritt

For the second time this week, a large police presence has been sparked in the Pinhoe area of Exeter following another incident involving vehicles being allegedly stolen by teenagers. In the early hours of Saturday morning, June 24, two vehicles were stopped by police in Station Road.

The occupants of the vehicles reportedly then fled the scene. A search for them was conducted by officers on foot as well as by police dogs and a police helicopter.

It resulted in three male teenagers being arrested, aged between 17 and 18 years old. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.



Wild Clackamas County Car Chase Involving La Mota Owner Aaron Mitchell Ends With Nanny Indicted – Oregon

Willamette Week –

On June 8, a grand jury in Clackamas County indicted the 19-year-old nanny for the owners of La Mota after a 5-mile car chase that took place in the early morning of Oct. 1, 2022.

In the car that morning with the the young woman, whose name is Arlen Alva, was the owner of the embattled La Mota dispensary chain, Aaron Mitchell.

Now, Alva faces one felony charge and two misdemeanor charges for which she could face jail time. The Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against Mitchell.

According to law enforcement documents obtained by WW, the car chase, which reached speeds of 100 miles per hour, took place along Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in Milwaukie. It ended only after deputies deployed spike strips and surrounded the La Mota-owned vehicle with their guns drawn.

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Tennessee Man Arrested on Multiple Charges after Multi County Pursuit– Tennessee

Early Friday morning, June 23, 2023 at 2:53amCT, Adair County Deputy Josh Durbin attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2005 Subaru Outback on KY 61 South. The driver, identified as 37-year-old Adam Nix of Hamilton County, TN, was suspected of operating under the influence as he was traveling into oncoming lanes. The vehicle failed to stop and continued on into the city limits of Columbia where Columbia Police attempted to deploy spike strips. The pursuit traveled through several city streets before leaving city limits and gong onto Pelham Branch Road. The pursuit led to the Cane Valley area before going into Green County. The vehicle then made a turn and headed back to Adair County where Sheriff Josh Brockman joined in the pursuit.

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Officers injured in car crash after responding to prowler call Tennessee

by Courtney Anderson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two Memphis police officers are recovering after wrecking their vehicles in North Memphis on Thursday night.

The officers hit a guardrail near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Farmville Road where they were responding to a call about a prowler.

They were both taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis for treatment before being released.

Not far from that incident, along Warford Street, there was more police activity involving a tow truck towing a police cruiser with damage to the front of the vehicle.

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

by Staff Report  –

A chase that exceeded 100 miles per hour ended in a woman’s arrest in The Villages.

Larissa Diane Molina, 22, of Franklin, N.C. was driving a black Ford F-150 in the wee hours Friday on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Mount Dora, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy began pursuing the truck and the chase reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

She continued on U.S. Hwy. 441 and when she reached Fruitland Park, an officer from that police department deployed stop sticks. The vehicle continued on until reaching La Grande Boulevard at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 on the Historic Side of The Villages.



Innocent drivers caught up in carjacking rampage across Melbourne Australia


Innocent Melbourne drivers have been caught up in a destructive rampage as carjackers evaded police in a wild chase through the southeastern suburbs.

The chase started when officers saw a Honda driving erratically on the Princes Hwy in Springvale about 1.30pm on Thursday, before it sped off.

The police Airwing followed the car until it was dumped by the occupants, who then carjacked three vehicles in succession.

The first carjacking was at the intersection of Parkers Rd and Nepan Hwy in Parkdale, the second was on Clayton Rd in Clayton South and the third at Boundary Rd in Dingley.

One witness told 7NEWS she saw two young men drag a woman from her car in Parkdale before stealing it.

“(They) came down the side with baseball bats and they smashed the windscreen of the car in front of me and then they smashed the driver’s window as well,” the witness said.

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“Touch a Truck” event proves popular … and loud Wyoming

by Greg Marsten

Residents in downtown Webster may have noticed that Musky Street was closed for a block beside the Larsen Family Library for a spell on Friday, as over half a dozen law enforcement and emergency response vehicles moved in and parked, lights blazing, with occasional sirens, joined by an ambulance, Wisconsin DNR firefighting rigs, a US Army truck, and more. 

But this was no typical emergency response, it seemed, as the siren sounds and feedback squawk, horns, warnings and the occasional chatter from the public address (PA) system on the Webster Police Chief’s Ford squad truck seemed a little off, as did the appearance of a vintage “Deuce-and-Half” military flatbed truck and then even a new wrecker/tow truck showed up on the closed street, now filled with heavy equipment.

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Midlander charged with multiple felonies after police chase – Texas

by Mercedes Cordero, Reporter-Telegram

A 26-year-old Midland man is facing multiple felony charges after leading Midland Police Department officers on a high-speed chase on Tuesday, according to court documents.

Heriberto Vasquez was being held in Midland County Jail on Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, first-degree felonies; two third-degree felony charges of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle and stalking; possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; and detainer hold for the US Marshal Service. Bond was set at a total of $627,500.

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Beaufort County teen leads deputies on chase in stolen car South Carolina

BEAUFORT COUNTY, Sc. (WTOC) – A Beaufort County 13-year-old led deputies on a chase in a stolen car through the streets of Bluffton.

Earlier this week, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Bluffton Police in tracking down a stolen minivan from Hilton Head Island.

When deputies tried to pull the teen driver of the van over on Palmetto Bluff Plantation, he sped off towards May River Road. Before he got there, they deployed spike strips and the driver still kept going.

Deputies say they reached speeds of 80 miles an hour on the two lane roads through Bluffton. The driver turned onto Gascoigne Road and at that point two tires were off the van.

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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend arrested in Danville after police chase Kentucky

by Matthew Duckworth

DANVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Danville man accused of assaulting his girlfriend allegedly led law enforcement agencies on a police chase early Thursday.

Multiple agencies pursued Aaron Jackson, 27, who was considered armed and dangerous, homicidal, and under the influence, around 2 a.m. after learning he was wanted for the alleged assault, according to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies reportedly chased Jackson through Danville, Junction City, and back to Danville. Meanwhile, the Danville 911 center told authorities that there was also a female passenger.

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Police say suspect led them on low-speed chase through Salt Lake County Utah

by Rolf Boone

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police say a suspect led them on a car chase at “extremely low” speeds through several cities after his tires were spiked late Wednesday night.

Taylorsville Police Sgt. Kresdon Bennett said officers responded to a call about a possible protective order violation near a Texas Roadhouse restaurant at 1900 West and 5400 South. When they arrived, the suspect was no longer at the scene, but investigators were able to locate the man at an apartment complex in Sandy.

Officers tried to make contact with the man, but he fled in his truck, Bennett said. He said the man had a history of violating protective orders against the same person and, for that person’s safety, police began pursuing the suspect around 11:55 p.m.

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Drunk Driver Stopped With Spike Strip On I-84, I-684 Interchange In Southeast – New York

Putnam Daily Voice  –

The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, June 16 just after 11:30 p.m., when patrol officers saw a Jeep Commander commit a traffic infraction on Route 52 in Kent, according to Kent Police.

The officers tried pulling the Jeep over, but it refused to stop and started driving erratically in an eastbound direction on Interstate 84.

At this point, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office began assisting with the pursuit and deployed spike strips in the area of the highway’s interchange with Interstate 684 in Southeast. Once the Jeep drove over the strip, its passenger-side rear and front tires deflated. Even after this though, the vehicle continued until finally coming to a stop near mile marker 69, police said.

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Three teens arrested in kidnapping of man outside his home – Tennessee

by Lawrencia Grose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three teenagers have been charged with the kidnapping of 29-year-old Zachari Pappas from outside his home Wednesday.

Reports say the kidnapping took place at 7 p.m. in the 3500 block of Philwood Avenue in the High Point Terrace neighborhood. The victim’s girlfriend was looking for him, as his car had been ransacked.

Through video footage, officers found the suspect and vehicle descriptions. Officers found that the last location for the victim was in the 2400 block of Chelsea Avenue.

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Chases end with suspects in custody – Florida


It was a “twofer Tuesday” for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department when it came to fleeing suspects and high-speed chases.

Jack Stevens, 56, of Laurel was charged with felony fleeing, DUI-first offense, resisting arrest and traffic offenses after leading deputies on a chase through the Hoy Community that afternoon. Deputy Matt Bailey attempted to stop the Chrysler 300 Stevens was driving on Houston Road when he reportedly took off.

Deputy Matt Bailey takes suspect Jack Stevens following a vehicle and foot pursuit. (Photo by JCSD)

Other deputies and Constable Danny Gibson were converging on the area to try to “box in” the suspect as he nearly hit two units head-on as Stevens tried to make his getaway on Houston and Hoy roads, Lone Oak Apartments and Hoy Green Acres before finally ditching his vehicle and fleeing on fot to the Windsor Court area, according to reports.

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Man, 24, arrested following high-speed chase overnight in Wood, Portage counties– Wisconsin

RUDOLPH, Wis. (WSAW) – A 24-year-old man is facing criminal charges after deputies said he led them on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning.

Around 2 a.m., Wood County Sheriff’s Department Deputy attempted to stop Zachary Zywicki near Highway 66 and 2nd Avenue in Rudolph. The driver did not stop. The pursuit continued into Portage County and reached speeds over 115 mph, according to a news release.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Department and Stevens Point Police Department responded to provide assistance.

Stop sticks were placed near Highway HH to stop the vehicle. Investigators said the vehicle crashed and the driver got out of the vehicle and ran away.

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Parma Heights chase suspect wanted ‘suicide by cop’ according to police (VIDEO) – Ohio  –

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -Last Thursday, Parma Heights Police were involved in a chase with a woman who later admitted it was an attempt at suicide by cop.

It started around 4:00 p.m. when someone in Parma Heights called 911 to report a black SUV driving off the road near Valley Forge High School on Independence Boulevard.

When police found the SUV and attempted to stop it, that’s when the chase began with the suspect driving on sidewalks, through flower beds, even sideswiping three cars.

The woman hit police stop sticks which flattened the tires on one side but did not stop the suspect.



West Allis police chase; vehicle stolen, driver in custody – Wisconsin

FOX6 News Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody following a police pursuit in West Allis Tuesday morning, June 20.

It began around 4 a.m. after officers were dispatched to reports of a person attempting to gain entry to a car in the area of 77th Street and Greenfield Avenue.

While searching the area, officers located two vehicles in an alley near 73rd and Washington with their lights off.

The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and both vehicles immediately reversed through the alley and fled the area, police say.

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Milwaukee transgender woman killed, Menasha suspect takedown video – Wisconsin

FOX6 News Milwaukee  

FOX6 News obtained video showing the Menasha arrest of Cordell Howze, charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Cashay Henderson, 31, a Milwaukee transgender woman.

MENASHA, Wis. – FOX6 News obtained video showing the Menasha arrest of Cordell Howze, charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Cashay Henderson, 31, a Milwaukee transgender woman.

Howze is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The arrest happened Feb. 28, two days after Henderson’s murder. Neenah police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, which then fled into Menasha. Police there successfully deployed stop sticks and took over the pursuit at a very slow rate of speed. Menasha police requested help from the Wisconsin State Patrol to perform a PIT maneuver, which happened on Appleton Road in Menasha.

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Man Arrested After Two County, High-Speed Chase – Wisconsin

by Mike Leischner –

TOWN OF RUDOLPH, WI (WSAU) — A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a high-speed chase that began in the Town of Rudolph and ended after spike stripes disabled his vehicle in Portage County.

It started when officers in Wood County attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Zachary Zywicki. The vehicle didn’t pull over, sparking the chase.

Officers notified their peers in Portage County who were able to deploy spike strips near the intersection of Highway 66 and County Road HH. They successfully deflated the vehicle’s tires, and Zywicki crashed.

He fled the scene on foot, forcing officers to bring in a K9 unit from Plover. After an hour of searching, he was arrested.

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Law enforcement responds to high-speed pursuit on I-59 – Mississippi

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – A high-speed pursuit on Interstate 59 has been reported on Tuesday night.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said deputies assisted the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office in a 100+ mph pursuit with a vehicle out of Florida.

JCSD deputies utilized spike strips on I-59 at Mile Marker 85 at the Howard Tech Park Exit to disable the vehicle’s tires.

Two people are reportedly in custody.

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Four migrants hospitalized after high-speed chase ends in dramatic crash– Texas

by SBG San Antonio Staff Reports

ZAVALA COUNTY, Texas (WOAI/KABB) — Four migrants were hospitalized after their vehicle flipped over during a high-speed chase with authorities early Monday morning.

The chase began around 1 a.m. when a Zavala County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a Toyota Tundra along U.S. Highway 57 near La Pryor, Texas.

Instead of pulling over, the driver sped up and led the deputy on a high-speed chase that lasted nearly 20 miles along Highway 57. Another deputy was able to put spike strips down along the highway near Rural Route 187 in Batesville.

The truck’s tires hit the spike strip, lost control and rolled over several times.



Pursuit through Miami and Fulton counties leads to two arrests – Indiana

by Staff Reporters

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two people have been arrested and face multiple charges after leading Indiana State Police on a chase through several counties.

According to ISP, around 9:10 p.m. Friday officers observed a speeding vehicle on US 31. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but fled at a high rate of speed. The chase reached speeds of 130 mph.

ISP deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Old US 31 and County Road 650 S., Fulton County. As the vehicle approached, the driver stopped before hitting them.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Michael J. Leonard of Carmel, Indiana, and the passenger, 18-year-old Ciarra R. Blameuser, also of Carmel, were taken into custody without incident.




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