07/24/2023 Stop Stick News: High-Speed Pursuits, Stolen Semi-Trucks, and DUI’s – 21 Pursuit Stories From Around the World.

July 24, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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UPDATE: Two women dead, TPD investigating after shooting at Mission Hills Apartments Florida –

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – 9:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Tallahassee Police Department confirms a double homicide investigation is underway after two women were found dead Sunday evening.

TPD says a shooting happened just before 6 p.m. at Mission Hills Apartments just off Mission Road, and the women were found at the scene. Around 10 p.m. TPD said “preliminary findings“ helped detectives identify a suspect. Officers in another county located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, according to officials. They added the suspect died before an arrest was made.

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Spike strips deployed to end police pursuit along Highway 32 in Chico California

by Jason Turk

A Chico man has been arrested after reportedly leading police on a chase along Highway 32.

Chico Police (CPD) says the incident happened around 1:35 A.M. on Sunday morning, when officers say they spotted a Ford Mustang driving recklessly in the area of Pillsbury Road and East Avenue. Police say they tried to pull the car over, only for it to speed off down Highway 32.CPD says they ended up deploying spike strips to disable the suspect’s vehicle before he came into Chico on Highway 32. Officers were ultimately able to detain the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Francisco Miguel Mendez, at North Cherry Street and West 4th Street.

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New Hampshire man accused of leading police on a chase from Claremont to NewportNew Hampshire

A Northfield man was arrested after a police chase that started at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Claremont, according to authorities. Claremont police said officer said he tried to take Joseph Crawford, 32, of Northfield, into custody on an outstanding warrant but Crawford sped away.At one point, a New Hampshire State Police trooper used stop sticks to deflate the tires on Crawford’s vehicle, police said.Police said he was arrested after pulling over in Newport.

CLAREMONT, N.H. —A Northfield man was arrested after a police chase that started at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Claremont, according to authorities.

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Pursuit ends with wanted fugitive captured in Blackford County Indiana

WOWO News/Talk 92.3 FM, 1190 AM –

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – A pursuit that began in Grant County Friday morning led to the arrest of a man wanted by the U.S. Marshall Service.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a request to assist in apprehending the wanted man. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on I-69 northbound.

The pursuit, also involving Indiana State Police, ended in Blackford County in the area of SR 3 and County Road 200 North as a result of Hartford City Police deploying stop sticks.

The driver was apprehended without incident, while the wanted man, fled into a cornfield. He was taken into custody without incident a short time later.

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Indiana State Police not changing chase policy following trooper deathsIndiana

ndiana State Police does not plan to change its chase policy following the deaths of two troopers.Aaron Smith and James Bailey both died this year during high-speed chases as the troopers tried to deploy stop sticks.ISP’s superintendent says both cases will be reviewed, but he doesn’t expect the agency to change its policy for when troopers use stop sticks.”I don’t anticipate that happening. We’ll continue to do what we’ve done with in-service schools and in-service training,” said Superintendent Doug Carter. “Because I think the community expects us to have those tools and use them even when we put ourselves in harm’s way.”According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, more than a dozen officers have died across the country over the last 10 years while deploying stop sticks.


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Pair Accused Of Stealing Thousands Of Pills From Walgreens Pharmacy Illinois

Glen Ellyn, IL Patch –

LOMBARD, IL — Two Chicago residents are accused of stealing close to 8,000 pills from the Walgreens pharmacy in Lombard and then leading police officers on a high-speed chase.

Kionna Kemp, 23, and Devan Flax, 19, both of Chicago, were charged in connection with the incident. Kemp was charged with two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding and Flax was charged with one count of burglary.

Police say Kemp and Flax came into the Walgreens at 309 St. Charles Rd. around 1:11 p.m. and that Flax hopped the pharmacy counter and broke into a cabinet that contained “pharmaceuticals.” According to prosecutors, Flax took nearly 8,000 pills, including codeine, hydrocodone, Xanax and acetaminophen.



High-speed chase ends with Chicago man in custody, 5 criminal charges filed – Wisconsin

Racine County Eye –

RACINE COUNTY — Five criminal charges have officially been filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office against the 22-year-old Chicago man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Tuesday.

Christopher R. Moore Jr. remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond. Moore is charged with two felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony counts of attempting to elude or flee an officer and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.

The four felonies carry a maximum possible prison term of 32 years, six months and a total fine of $70,000.

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One arrested after moving violation pursuit – Ohio

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) – A Parkersburg man is behind bars after a short pursuit that stemmed from a moving violation.

Maurice Burton, 39, was arrested for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and obstructing justice.

A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull Burton over for moving violations on the morning of Friday, July 21, 2023.

The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy turned on his emergency lights around Route 50 and Tower Road in Belpre. Burton pulled into the Arrowhead Road Par Mar parking lot but failed to stop and drove around the gas pumps back onto Route 50. Burton continued to flee from Route 50 to Route 7, crossing left of center and fog lines multiple times, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Troopers deploy spike strips to stop DUI driver on I-5 north of Ferndale Washington

790 KGMI –

FERNDALE, Wash. – A suspected DUI driver faces a number of charges after State Patrol troopers had to use spike strips to stop him on I-5 early Monday, July 17th.

Court documents state a trooper observed a red pick-up speeding northbound near Meridian Street just before 2 a.m.

The driver sped away recklessly and another trooper deployed spike strips to stop the vehicle north of Ferndale.

The truck was reported stolen out of California and was being sought in connection with an armed robbery in central Oregon.

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Police Airwing used in allegedly stolen car pursuit Australia

Officers spotted a white Hyundai i30 about 9am in Hare St, however, the driver allegedly fled.

With the assistance of Police Airwing, the car was spotted allegedly driving erratically before stop sticks were successfully deployed on Sunbury Rd, police said.

The driver of the allegedly stolen car was successfully intercepted on Poplar Ave and was arrested at the scene.

Police allege during the pursuit, the driver drove on the footpath, as well as the wrong side of the road, and was speeding.

Police allege the Hertz hire care worth $24,300, was stolen from a residential address in Shepparton earlier that morning.




Suspected DUI driver arrested after I-8 chase, driving over spike strips – California

San Diego Union-Tribune –

A suspected DUI driver was arrested early Wednesday after leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase from Alpine to El Cajon, a sheriff’s official said.

The incident began shortly before 1:20 a.m. when a sheriff’s deputy suspected a 20-year-old man was driving impaired and tried to pull him over on a street in Alpine. The driver took off on Interstate 8, heading west on the freeway, said sheriff’s Lt. Gavin Lanning.

Deputies put down a spike strip on I-8 near Mollision Avenue in El Cajon — about 14 miles from where the pursuit began — and when the driver ran over it, it deflated at least some of the tires on the man’s car, Lanning said.

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High speed chase comes to an end in Volusia Florida

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Police attempt to stop stolen truck with spike strip  – California

A suspect in a stolen truck has one flat tire after police threw down a spike stripe in front of his vehicle. The chase continues through back streets in San Fernando Valley.

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Spike strips stop stolen big rig after I-78 pursuit, police say Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Police say troopers deployed spike strip tire deflation devices to end the pursuit of a stolen bobtail truck early Wednesday morning on Interstate 78 through Northampton and Lehigh counties.

The driver, identified as a 38-year-old Baltimore man, was jailed on felony charges, police said.

A trooper with state police at Belfast was monitoring I-78 West near the Easton-Williams Township border about 1:30 a.m. when he was notified of a stolen tractor-trailer traveling west on the highway, according to court records.

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3 suspects arrested after chase from West Sacramento to Vacaville California

by CBS13 Staff

WEST SACRAMENTO – Three suspects possibly linked to a case of grand theft totaling about $20,000 have been arrested after a chase from West Sacramento to Vacaville.

Police in West Sacramento said, early Wednesday morning, officers responded to a reported attempted burglary on Ramos Drive. Officers noticed that the suspects’ vehicle matched that of a grand theft incident that happened the day before.

Officers tried to pull the suspects’ vehicle over, but it wouldn’t stop – sparking a chase that soon got onto the freeway.

The suspects led officers toward the Vacaville area. At some point during the chase, officers just ahead of the suspects launched some spike strips that managed to pop two tires.

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WATCH: Tampa Police chase man throughout city before deadly shootout – Florida


At 5:40 p.m., officers spotted Bresnahan driving near Dale Mabry Highway and Spruce Street and began following him. Eight minutes later, he pointed the gun at the officers, who then chased him, Bercaw said. Officers attempted to stop the chase using spike strips, but Bresnahan drove around them. The pursuit was headed northbound on Florida Avenue when he crashed into a blue car — occupied by both a driver and passenger — near the intersection of Gladys Street. According to Bercaw, immediately after the crash, Bresnahan opened fire on TPD officers. Eighteen officers returned fire, striking and killing the man.

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Police chase: Suspect in custody after carjacking three vehicles across LA County – California 

A suspect was in custody Wednesday afternoon following a high-speed pursuit through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The suspect is accused of carjacking three vehicles during the chase.

A hefty amount of the pursuit happened in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County where an exhausting hours-long pursuit occurred earlier Wednesday.

An official with the Los Angeles Police Department said the pursuit was initiated in the Ventura area before it continued southbound to Granada Hills and then toward Pacoima on the 118 Freeway. It is believed the suspect was involved in a crash in the first suspected stolen vehicle before taking off.

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Racine police chase; 130 mph speeds, vehicle stolen in Chicago – Wisconsin

A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested Tuesday morning, July 18 in Racine County following a police chase and crash. The vehicle was reported stolen.

RACINE, Wis. – A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested Tuesday morning, July 18 in Racine County following a police chase and crash. The vehicle was reported stolen.

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began around 12:40 a.m. after a deputy observed a white Infiniti traveling northbound on I-94 at a high rate of speed.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop south of Seven Mile Road, however, the driver accelerated to speeds in excess of 125 mph and turned off their lights.

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Two drivers charged with DUI after hitting each other in Stafford – Virginia

by Will Gonzalez –

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Two drivers in Stafford County were arrested and charged after police said they collided head-on while driving while intoxicated.

According to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a head-on collision on the 1800 block of Mountain View Road at around 8:34 p.m. on Thursday, July 13.

It was determined that an 18-year-old man driving a Honda Civic heading west crossed into the opposite travel lane and struck another Honda Civic, which was being driven by a 59-year-old woman from Stafford.

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New Haven’s Police Chief reflects on 1 year of service – Conneticut –

The Rhode Island native has been with the department for 16 years but became chief in 2022.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It’s been just over a year since the City of New Haven swore in its newest police chief, Karl Jacobson. The Rhode Island native is now reflecting on the trials and tribulations the last year has brought on top of the successes the department is seeing.

Jacobson’s time as chief started on July 6 of 2022 on the day of his swearing-in ceremony, where his daughter was the one who pinned him. The same daughter who is now studying criminal justice, to get into the same field as her dad.

“She wants to be a New Haven police officer,” Chief Jacobson said.

That fact, as chief, makes him proud. He’s been in law enforcement for 26 years, transferring to the New Haven Police Department in 2007. In 2019, he became the assistant chief of investigations and last year, he was promoted to chief.

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Police use stop sticks, PIT maneuver to end pursuit through Clay County – Minnesota

Sikeston Standard Democrat –

MOORHEAD — A police chase early Monday morning, July 17, resulted in the arrest of Amber Jahner, 28, of Dilworth.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office with a pursuit of a vehicle on Interstate 94 approaching Barnesville at 1:10 a.m.

Deputies were able to take the pursuit over after stop sticks were deployed by the Barnesville Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The pursuit continued north on Old Highway 52 toward Moorhead, with speeds at times reaching 100 mph, according to the release.

A Minnesota state trooper was deployed another set of stop sticks at the intersection of Clay County Road 10 and Old Highway 52, the sheriff’s department said. The pursuit traveled through Sabin, where a Dilworth Police Officer also deployed stop sticks.

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