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09/12/2022 – 39 Pursuit Stories From Around the Country and World

September 12, 2022

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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9/11/22

Felony traffic convictions drive defendant into prison time  Kansas

www.atchisonglobenow.com by Mary Meyers – https://www.atchisonglobenow.com/news/felony-traffic-convictions-drive-defendant-into-prison-time/article_37ffc1c8-306a-11ed-b2a8-43842fe450fb.html

A 29-year-old Atchison man was recently ordered to serve more than a year with the Kansas Department of Corrections for a felony crime that started in Atchison city limits and crossed over Leavenworth County line.
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9/11/22

Police deploy spikes twice during dramatic three-hour pursuit across Melbourne’s north – Australia

Source: 7NEWS   https://7news.com.au/news/crime-melbourne/police-deploy-spikes-twice-during-dramatic-three-hour-pursuit-across-melbournes-north-c-8204657

A man and a woman have been arrested after a dramatic three-hour police pursuit through Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Officers spotted the red Volkswagen Golf, allegedly fitted with false numbers plates and driving 100km/h over the speed limit on Minns Road in Kurunjang at about 11.45pm on Sunday.
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9/06/22

Man charged with ramming vehicle into Onondaga County Justice Center twice in 1 day – New York

Source: KECO 96.5FM By News Director Jared Atha   https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2022/09/man-charged-with-ramming-vehicle-into-onondaga-county-justice-center-twice-in-1-day.html

Syracuse, NY — A 32-year-old Cicero man has been charged with intentionally ramming his vehicle into the Onondaga County Justice Center twice in one day, deputies said. Kevin Somer was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing from a police officer and several traffic tickets, deputies said.
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9/11/22

Australian Police Use Stop Sticks ON stolen Range Rover

Local duo lead high-speed chase through Georgia residential area Georgia

Source: Yahoo News by Ashley Morrison https://www.annistonstar.com/news/crime/local-duo-lead-high-speed-chase-through-georgia-residential-area/article_fac04b78-3183-11ed-abb3-333ac795cb22.html

An Oxford man and Anniston woman were arrested Wednesday in Peachtree, Ga., after a dangerous high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods and school zones, officials say. Peachtree City Police Department was notified that two suspects, Travis Glenn Smelley, 52, of Oxford, and Natalie Nicole Dumitras, 42, of Anniston, were involved in a theft at a Home Depot there, according to Peachtree police Lt. Chris Hyatt.
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9/09/15

Slooooow Chase, Spike Strip, End With Driver in the Humboldt County Jail – California

Source: Redheaded Blackbelt by sohumjoe – https://kymkemp.com/2022/09/09/slooooow-chase-spike-strip-end-with-driver-in-the-humboldt-county-jail/

Giving OJ Simpson’s pursuit a run for slowest ever, a driver fled law enforcement headed southbound on Hwy 101 for over 22 miles at speeds that never topped 40 mph and often were less than 20 mph. A spike strip finally disabled the vehicle and officers arrested Ginger Porter for a DUI. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Clevenger, the incident began with a call reporting a disabled vehicle.
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9/10/22

Crestview man arrested involved in hit and run, fleeing from Okaloosa County deputies – Florida

Source:WEAR by WEAR staff  https://weartv.com/news/local/crestview-man-arrested-involved-in-hit-and-run-fleeing-from-okaloosa-county-deputies

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who tried to flee from deputies early Saturday morning. Jesse Matthew Nixon, 36, of Crestview, is charged with felony fleeing and eluding, hit and run leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and driving with a suspended license.
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9/08/22
Teens using a relatives car stopped by officers with Stop Sticks

Police arrest two men after pursuit in melton – Australia

Source: The National Tribune https://www.nationaltribune.com.au/police-arrest-two-men-after-pursuit-in-melton/

Police have arrested two men following a pursuit in Melton this morning. Melton Crime Investigation Unit detectives spotted a Holden sedan, believed to be involved in a police ramming in Melton yesterday, travelling north along Exford Road about 10.50am. Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle however the driver allegedly failed to stop. Police deployed stop sticks on Barries Road in an attempt to stop the vehicle however the driver has again refused to stop.
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9/08/22

Police: Burglary Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends Near St. Joe – Minnisota 

Source: KNSI by Jake Judd https://knsiradio.com/2022/09/08/police-burglary-suspect-arrested-after-high-speed-chase/

Charges are pending against a suspected burglar from St. Cloud after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near Saint Joseph. On Tuesday, the Waite Park Police Department was called to the 400-block of 4th Street North at 12:14 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. Arriving officers found a stolen U-Haul trailer from St. Cloud and the suspect vehicle. Police say they attempted a traffic stop, but the driver sped away at a high rate of speed, heading west on County Road 75/ Division Street.
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09/08/22

Police pursuit on A27 ends with officers hitting chased car and arresting three peopleUnited Kingdom

Source: ABC FOX Montana by Diane Casanova https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/pursuit-of-suspected-stolen-vehicle-across-hayling-island-and-a27-ends-with-police-deliberately-hitting-chased-car-and-arresting-three-people-from-farnborough-and-bracknell-3835835

Officers responded to an ANPR hit on a suspected cloned Volvo XC60 in the early hours of Thursday morning. The driver of the Volvo failed to stop as they traveled along the Havant Road, on Hayling Island, before officers used a stop stick – which is a device used to deflate tires – on Langstone Bridge.
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09/09/22

Australian Police Use Stop Sticks ON stolen Range Rover

FTR – West Virginia 

Source: The Preston County News Journal  – https://www.wvnews.com/prestoncountynews/records/ftr/article_96f38e7a-2eb8-11ed-ab1f-57aea94d301e.html

While patrolling on Sept. 6, Preston County deputies attempted to pull over a pickup driven by Heidi Mae Faulkner, 46, of Terra Alta, because they knew she didn’t have a valid driver’s license. The ensuing 20-mile pursuit came to a halt when spike strips were deployed on the Brandonville Pike, flattening all four tires on the truck, which continued until a deputy drove in front of it. According to a criminal complaint, Faulkner was passing vehicles, causing them to take evasive action to avoid a collision, during the pursuit and hit the deputy’s cruiser when he pulled in front of her.
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9/09/22

Caledonia Police Department Weekly Police Reports Aug. 31-Sept. 6 | Racine County Eye– Wisconsin

Source:Racine County Eye – https://racinecountyeye.com/caledonia-police-department-aug-31-sept-6/

The Caledonia Police Department shared a roundup of police reports from the past week. Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6, there were 330 calls for service in the Village of Caledonia. According to the department, 107 traffic stops, one OWI arrest (first offense), and three accidents happened.
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9/09/22
Australian Police Use Stop Sticks ON stolen Range Rover

Spike strips halt fleeing suspect in Schuylkill Co. | Times News Online – Tennessee

Source by:  Times News Online https://www.tnonline.com/20220909/spike-strips-halt-fleeing-suspect-in-schuylkill-co/

On August 6th a woman with restraints on her wrists and ankles was found in distress in the 14,000 block of State Route 772. It turns out that a male suspect, and 48-year-old Terri Diaz of Lucasville, picked up the victim in Columbus August 3rd. She stayed with them until the male suspect asked for oral sex and she refused. Diaz helped restrain her at knifepoint as the male found zip ties to restrain her in a camper trailer….but she later found a box cutter and escaped from the moving trailer on State Route 772.

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9/09/22

Driver Apprehended Following Johnston County Chase – North Carolina

Source by: JoCo Report – https://jocoreport.com/driver-apprehended-following-johnston-county-chase/

Law enforcement officers arrested a driver following a nearly 20 mile high speed chase Friday night on Interstate 95 in Johnston County. Around 8:00pm, a Johnston County deputy, assigned to patrol the Kenly city limits, attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near I-95. The driver accelerated onto I-95 southbound and quickly reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
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9/11/22

9-11-22 high speed chase-dodge county – Wisconsin

Source by: Radio Plus  – https://www.radioplusinfo.com/2022/09/09/9-10-22-high-speed-chase-dodge-county/

A 42 year old Columbus man is in custody following a high speed chase in Dodge County.  The chase started shortly after 2pm Friday when a sheriff’s deputy pulled over a car for speeding  on Madison Road near Iron Road.  The driver fled into the city of Beaver Dam, and then northbound on Highway 151 at speeds in excess of 90 miles an hour.  The chase ended when the vehicle ran over stop sticks on 151 near state Highway 33 and the driver was taken into custody.
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09/09/22

Exclusive Footage Shows Wisconsin Police Stopping Car Stolen At Gun Point During Harrowing Home Invasion – Wisconsin

Source by: RadarOnline https://radaronline.com/p/exclusive-footage-wisconsin-police-car-gun-point-home-invasion-reelz/

The GPD quickly surround the crashed Volkswagen and discover four people – including teenagers – who were believed to be either suspect in the previous night’s home invasion or hostages kidnapped when the Volkswagen was carjacked.
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9/09/22

Man charged for allegedly hitting KCPD officer with vehicle, fleeing police – Missouri 

Source by: KSHB  – https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/man-charged-for-allegedly-hitting-kcpd-officer-with-vehicle-fleeing-police

A man is accused of hitting a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer with his vehicle while fleeing police Sept. 3. The incident happened near Westport Road and Mill Street, according to court documents. Jay’Mon Lars is charged with second-degree assault of a special victim, leaving the scene of the accident and resisting arrest, and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to a person.

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9/03/22

Woman Celebrates Labor Day Weekend By Stealing Police Car, Taking It On A 140 MPH Chase | Carscoops – North Carolina

Source by: https://joomlakave.com by David F. Ashton  – https://www.carscoops.com/2022/09/woman-celebrates-labor-day-weekend-by-stealing-police-car-taking-it-on-a-140-mph-chase/

We all make a few bad decisions in our lives, but hopefully, they aren’t as stupid as stealing a police car. That should be an obvious no-no, but it didn’t stop 30-year-old Chelsea Horsley from allegedly taking a joyride in a vehicle belonging to the Shelby Police. Citing the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Fox 46 is reporting an officer with the department stopped and exited his vehicle to talk to someone around 11 p.m. on September 4th. As this was happening, Horsley allegedly got into the vehicle and took off.
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9/09/22

Suspect in Wednesday Morning High Speed Chase Now Charged – Minnesota

Source by: KNSIRADIO.com by Jennifer Lewerenz – https://knsiradio.com/2022/09/09/suspect-in-wednesday-morning-high-speed-chase-now-charged/

The suspect accused of trying to break into a business and leading police on a high-speed chase has officially been charged.

According to court documents, the Waite Park Police Department was called to an amateur radio station on the 400 block of 4th Street North at 12:14 a.m. on September 7th for a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary. Police say they saw a vehicle driving away from the building and attempted to stop the driver, identified as Patrick John Pribyl, but he drove off, reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour.

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9/04/22

Drugs found in vehicle, 2 arrested, after spike strips end 15 mile high speed chase – Texas

Source by: KVII by Jamie Burch, ABC 7 Newshttps://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/attempted-traffic-stop-police-chase-leads-to-drug-bust-2-arrested-in-wheeler-county-wheeler-county-sheriffs-office-shamrock-texas-wheeler-i-40-us-83-willie-crispin-ebony-ford

Drugs were found in a vehicle and two people were arrested after Wheeler County deputies used spike strips to end a 15-mile high speed chase. According to the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on routine patrol tried to stop a vehicle around 5:30 p.m. on eastbound I-40, just west of US 83 in Shamrock.

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9/08/22

Fugitive arrest follows Wednesday crash by park – Salisbury Post –  North Carolina

Source by: Salisbury Post  https://www.salisburypost.com/2022/09/08/fugitive-arrest-follows-wednesday-crash-by-park/

According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Bennett was wanted for probation violations, felony failure to appear and failure to pay child support, and has an extensive criminal conviction history spanning several years and dating back to 2013, including assault by pointing a handgun, violation of a protective order, felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, possession of schedule 6 controlled substance, and multiple counts of both resisting arrest and assault on a female.
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9/09/22

Video: Man flees from police on baggage tractor – New Mexico

Source by: KOB.com by Christina Rodriguez – https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/video-man-flees-from-police-on-baggage-tractor/

At the Lea County Regional Airport, 32-year-old Sebastian Rios Sierra led police on a low-speed chase on a Sunday night in August. Police said he crashed a stolen pick-up through the airport gate and tried to steal a plane. Then, he attempted to flee on a baggage tractor, typically used to haul all the suitcases to the plane.

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9/08/22

Pursuit Leads to Arrest, Discovery of Methamphetamine – Nebraska

Source by: Nebraska.gov – https://statepatrol.nebraska.gov/pursuit-leads-arrest-discovery-methamphetamine

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Kearney Police Department and TRIDENT (Tri-Cities Drug Enforcement Team) Task Force, have arrested a Kearney man following a pursuit early Wednesday morning. Following the pursuit, troopers located 8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
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9/08/22

StaySolidRocky Arrested for Reportedly Shooting at Funeral Service – Georgia

Source by: WJAC by Alyssa Coleman  – https://www.xxlmag.com/staysolidrocky-arrested-shooting-funeral/

The Georgia State Patrol offered the following statement in regard to the arrest of StaySolidRocky in connection to a funeral shooting in Virginia: “On Thursday, September 7, the GSP Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) and CIU members were requested by the U.S. Marshalls office regarding a wanted fugitive. The suspect entered a pink and black Maseratti and proceeded to leave the area. Units were set up with stop sticks at every exit to avoid a possible pursuit. The suspect was taken down in the parking lot without incident. The suspect was wanted for a drive-by shooting in Virginia.”
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9/07/22

High-speed chase ends in Winters – California

Source by: Winters Express by Angela Underwoodhttps://www.wintersexpress.com/local-news/high-speed-chase-ends-in-winters

A 100-mph car chase ended on Putah Creek Road directly due to the Winters Police Department’s assistance. The late-night, high-speed chase began in the City of Chico and ended up on Interstate 505 on Sept. 1, leaving local law enforcement a matter of minutes to act. After the California Highway Patrol started to chase the suspect on the rural freeway, they contacted the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and Winters Police Department. The chase led right into Winters, where it ended abruptly.

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9/07/22

Tallulah high-speed chase ends at Mississippi River Bridge on I-20 – The Vicksburg Post – Mississippi

Source by: The Vicksburg Post  – https://www.kcci.com/article/video-shows-driver-unaware-that-police-were-asking-him-to-pull-over-newton-iowa/41058958

The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Delta Marshal’s Office were involved in a high-speed chase along I-20 eastbound from Tallulah on Sunday at around 7:39 p.m. A Madison Parish deputy was initiating a traffic stop on the vehicle when it failed to yield for lights and sirens. Speeds exceeded 100 mph during the ensuing chase. A Delta Marshal joined the pursuit at the 182-mile marker, according to a release from Delta First Responders.
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9/07/22

Preston County woman accused of fleeing from officers for 20 miles – West Virginia

Source by: https://www.wdtv.com – https://www.wdtv.com/2022/09/07/preston-county-woman-accused-fleeing-officers-20-miles/

A Preston County woman has been charged after officers said she fled for 20 miles. Deputies were patrolling the Bruceton Mills area on Tuesday when they attempted to perform a traffic stop on a truck on Brandonville Pike, according to a criminal complaint.
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9/07/22
Teens using a relatives car stopped by officers with Stop Sticks

Driver faces 80 charges after 4-county chase that began in Schuylkill – South Carolina

Source by: Yahoo News by Frank Andruscavage  – https://www.republicanherald.com/news/cops-and-courts/driver-faces-80-charges-after-4-county-chase-that-began-in-schuylkill/article_9546fe76-3572-5164-91c4-507b50e85ed7.html

A South Carolina man is facing charges by state police at Schuylkill Haven following a high-speed chase that started in West Brunswick Twp. around 7 p.m. Monday and traveled through four counties. Clifford L. Gavin, 51, of Vance, was charged by Trooper Bradley Tymchyshyn with 80 counts. The charges included fleeing or attempting to elude police; exceeding the speed limit by more than 55 mph; unsafe passing; and numerous lane violations.
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9/07/22

CPD arrests three suspects after vehicle pursuit – Shelby County Reporter – Alabama

Source by: WTVF – https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2022/09/07/cpd-arrests-three-suspects-after-vehicle-pursuit/

A suspect with at least 20 prior arrests was charged with drug possession after attempting to flee from the Calera Police Department during the early morning of Wednesday, Sept. 7.
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9/08/22

Police: Burglary Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends Near St. Joe – Minnesota

Source by: KNSI by Jake Judd https://knsiradio.com/2022/09/08/police-burglary-suspect-arrested-after-high-speed-chase/ 

Charges are pending against a suspected burglar from St. Cloud after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near Saint Joseph. On Tuesday, the Waite Park Police Department was called to the 400-block of 4th Street North at 12:14 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. Arriving officers found a stolen U-Haul trailer from St. Cloud and the suspect vehicle. Police say they attempted a traffic stop, but the driver sped away at a high rate of speed, heading west on County Road 75/ Division Street.
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8/31/22

Suspects flee Dodge County deputies in three separate Labor Day weekend incidentsMinnesota

Source by: Bring Me The News by BringMeTheNews – https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/suspects-flee-dodge-county-deputies-in-three-separate-labor-day-weekend-incidents

Authorities in Dodge County say suspects led deputies on a chase in three separate incidents over Labor Day weekend.  According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the first incident happened soon after midnight on Saturday when a deputy saw a vehicle with expired registration on westbound Highway 14.

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9/07/22

Bozeman PD deploy stop sticks to slow down suspect in high speed chase – Montana

Source by: KBZK –https://www.kbzk.com/news/local-news/bozeman-pd-deploy-stop-sticks-to-slow-down-suspect-in-high-speed-chase 

Labor Day weekend took an unexpected turn when the Bozeman Police Department became involved in a high-speed chase. An officer attempted to pull Dylan Klapak over for speeding when he took off towards interstate 90. “The suspect vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued,” says Captain Joseph Swanson of Bozeman PD.
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9/06/22

Robbery, evade police, drug and weapon charges – Canada

Source by: Country 600 CJWW by Carol Thomson  https://www.cjwwradio.com/2022/09/06/air-support-unit-helps-to-track-down-multiple-suspects/

The Saskatoon Police Service Air Support Unit came in handy for tracking down suspects Monday night. Around 10:30 p.m. officers responded to a robbery in the 600 block of Taylor Street East. A traffic stop was unsuccessful and police say the suspect vehicle sped off. The police plane tracked the vehicle to the 2600 block of Meadows Boulevard, where four people abandoned it. Four suspects were located and taken into custody.
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9/06/22

Suspect in jail on felony evading, 7 no-bail warrants following 100 mph chase that ends on I-15 – Utah

Source by: St George News – Southern Utah https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/09/06/cgb-suspect-in-jail-on-felony-evading-7-no-bail-warrants-following-100-mph-chase-that-ends-on-i-15/

2019 file photo for illustrative purposes only of Hurricane Police officers responding to North State Street, Hurricane, Utah, Dec. 17, 2019 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News Ryan Lane Blackmore, 45, also faces a third-degree felony charge of failing to stop or respond to command of police after he reportedly took off when an officer attempted to pull over the car.
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9/07/22

Worthington man facing charges after vehicle pursuit in Marion, Wyandot counties – Ohio

Source by: Andrew Carter, Marion Star – https://www.marionstar.com/story/news/crime/2022/09/07/worthington-man-facing-charges-after-chase-in-marion-wyandot-counties/65474673007/

A Worthington man is facing misdemeanor charges after leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Marion and Wyandot counties over the weekend. According to a press release issued by the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Thomas Yapp, age 41, Worthington, was taken into custody Saturday evening near milepost 8 on U.S. 23 in Wyandot County following the pursuit that began in Marion County.
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9/06/22

Deputies: 3 charged after stolen vehicle pursuit with Okaloosa County deputies – Florida

Source by: WEAR by Kai Davis  – https://weartv.com/news/local/deputies-3-charged-after-stolen-vehicle-pursuit-with-okaloosa-county-deputies

Okaloosa County deputies arrested three individuals after a stolen vehicle pursuit took place Monday night. Sebastian Orr, 25, of Fort Walton Beach, Kaitlin Burnett, 21, of Fort Walton Beach, and Jamal Thompson, 19, of Pensacola, are facing various charges from the pursuit that took place around Green Acres Boulevard and Beal Parkway at 11 p.m.
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9/06/22

Police pursuit ends on Tri-State Tollway at 75th Street, causing huge backup – Illinois

Source by: CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/police-pursuit-ends-on-tri-state-tollway-at-75th-street-causing-huge-backup/

A police pursuit ended with a backup on the Tri-State Tollway Tuesday afternoon. As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reported, a vehicle occupied by a female driver and two male occupants were being sought for battering a police officer after police said they rammed a squad car in west suburban Oak Brook around 3 p.m.
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9/06/22

Nashville serial robbery suspect captured after police deployed spike strips – California

Source by: WZTV by WZTV Staff  https://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-serial-robbery-suspect-captured-after-police-deployed-spike-strips

Metro Police arrested a serial robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon in the 1800 block of Dickerson Pike. The suspect, 43-year-old Robert Durham, was arrested after detectives successfully deployed spike strips, according to Metro Police.
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9/06/22

Woman accused of stealing Shelby police cruiser, leading police on chase into Gastonia – North Carolina

Source by: gastongazette.com https://www.gastongazette.com/story/news/2022/09/06/woman-accused-stealing-shelby-police-car-chase-into-gastonia/7999090001/

A woman is in custody after allegedly stealing a Shelby police cruiser and leading officers on a high-speed chase late Sunday night, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Authorities say the woman got into an open Shelby police car while an officer was speaking to someone else and took off. Investigators said she drove up U.S. 74 from Shelby into Gastonia. She reached speeds of 140 mph, according to police.
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9/06/22

Michigan State Police: 2 arrested after guns found during traffic stop – Michigan

Source by: WILX 10 by Dane Kelly https://www.wilx.com/2022/09/06/michigan-state-police-2-arrested-after-guns-found-during-traffic-stop/

A traffic stop Tuesday resulted in “more guns off the street,” police said. According to authorities, Michigan State Police troopers from the Lansing Post conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of two guns.
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