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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.
CHICO, CALIF. — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES – 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.
WRIC ABC 8News by Will Gonzalez – https://www.wric.com/news/northern-virginia/two-drivers-charged-with-dui-after-hitting-each-other-in-stafford/
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.
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.
Sikeston Standard Democrat – https://www.inforum.com/news/minnesota/clay-county-deputies-use-stop-sticks-pit-maneuver-to-end-pursuit
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.