11/21/2022 Stop Stick November News: 28 Stop Stick Deployments from Around the Country
November 23, 2022
By: Zach Madden
Category: Stop Stick News
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Woman Facing Charges After Leading Police in Pursuit on Burma Road – Pennsylvania
Skook News – Schuylkill County News – https://www.skooknews.com/2022/11/woman-facing-charges-after-leading.html
A woman from York County is facing charges after leading police in a several-mile-long pursuit on the Burma Road and crashing in Ryan Township on Saturday.
According to Saint Clair Police, on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, Borough Police were dispatched to the intersection of West Russell Street and South Third Street for a motor vehicle accident.
Upon the arrival of police, one of the vehicles involved in the crash, driven by Mariah Elizabeth Wolgamuth, 24, of York, fled the scene.
Man arrested after trying to run over officer in Merced, police say – California
MERCED, Calif. (FOX26) — A man was arrested after police say he tried to run over an officer with his car Saturday night in Merced.
An officer with the Merced Police Department was walking a prisoner to his squad car around 10:15 p.m. near the 3500 block of G Street when he says a Silver Honda Pilot intentionally swerved into the opposite lane to try to hit him. When officers tried to stop the driver, they were led on a pursuit throughout the city for about 11 miles.
Mountain Home man pleads not guilty to ‘extensive’ drug activity – Arkansas
KTLO – https://www.ktlo.com/2022/11/19/mountain-home-man-pleads-not-guilty-to-extensive-drug-activity/
A rural Mountain Home man appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Monday and entered a not guilty plea to a number of charges filed against him.
The charges against 22-year-old Uriah Plez Jones stem from a November 2 incident and include drug possession, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, being a felon in possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and violating parole.
Jones was arrested after Baxter County Sheriff’s deputies went to a residence off Red Robin Lane in response to reports of “extensive” drug activity at the address.
Newport police use spike strips to stop vehicle attempting to elude VSP – Newport Dispatch– Vermont
Newport Dispatch – https://newportdispatch.com/2022/11/19/newport-police-use-spike-strips-to-stop-vehicle-attempting-to-elude-vsp/
BARTON — A 35-year-old woman from St. Johnsbury was arrested following an incident that started in Barton early this morning.
Police say they pulled over a vehicle on I-91 at around 12:20 a.m.
The driver was identified as Janita Ledoux.
Ledoux had active court ordered conditions of release which required her to abide by a curfew in which she was in violation.
High-speed chase results in crash near Newton – Kansas
NEWTON, Kan. (KAKE) – An extended high-speed chase that started west of Salina has ended in a crash.
The chase started just before 3:30 p.m. at mile marker 247, 4 miles west of I-70. Troopers stopped a white BMW with a man and woman inside for speeding and during the stop, the car took off.
They went south on I-135 until exiting onto Smokey Valley road. They then stayed on dirt roads until going back onto I-135 at the Lindsborg entrance. They got into the northbound lanes going south.
Bellingham Police video demonstrates futility of fleeing from K9s and drones | Whatcom News – Washington
Riotact – https://whatcom-news.com/bellingham-police-video-demonstrates-futility-of-fleeing-from-k9s-and-drones_208764/
UPDATE: Interstate Pursuit Ends Near Newton – Texas
KSAL.com – https://www.ksal.com/pursuit-ends-near-newton/
A Texas man is in jail in McPherson while his female passenger is being held in Saline County after a high-speed pursuit that ended near Newton.
Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander tells KSAL News that the chase began Thursday afternoon around 2:30 pm after a deputy stopped a BMW 328 with Texas plates near mile marker #247.
The driver had no ID, his passenger handed her Texas license to the officer who then noticed the strong odor of marijuana. Moments later the driver sped away with the deputy in pursuit as they looped down onto southbound I-135.
Authorities arrested 21-year-old Braelyn Aubrey of Eskridge, TX on multiple charges after he was apprehended in Harvey County.
Two teens arrested after police spot stolen vehicle driving on Clarksville Pike – Tennessee
WZTV – https://fox17.com/news/local/two-teens-arrested-after-police-spot-stolen-vehicle-driving-on-clarksville-pike-nashville-middle-tennessee-area-crime-local-news
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — TITANs detectives, along with Violent Crimes Division detectives, arrested two male teens Thursday night for driving in a stolen vehicle.
Police recovered the stolen vehicle, along with a gun that was reported stolen, Metro Police report. Both teens have been charged in a juvenile court.
The stolen Ford Escape was seen near Clarksville Pike and West Hamilton Road. The driver fled from the police once he was aware of their presence.
A police helicopter then followed the stolen vehicle and officers successfully deployed spike strips on the ground which brought the vehicle to a stop.
Pickaway County – High-Speed Chase Stopped after Spike Strips – Ohio
https://www.kctv5.com – https://www.sciotopost.com/pickaway-county-high-speed-chase-stopped-after-spike-strips/
Pickaway County – A 23-year-old man was arrested after taking local Law Enforcement on a high-speed chase of over 115 MPH.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, they attempted a traffic stop on a black Toyota around the area of milepost 11 on US-23 Southbound. Initially, the driver stopped but then took off heading southbound. The post reported that the vehicle then did a U-turn in the median around the area of the Pickaway Sheriffs’ office and then put the pedal to the metal.
Armed carjacking in Ocean City leads to three-county vehicle chase: Police – Maryland
The Daily Times – https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2022/11/18/ocean-city-md-car-jacking-leads-to-three-county-police-chase/69661466007/
A report of an armed carjacking in downtown Ocean City turned into a three-county police pursuit of multiple vehicles Friday. One of the vehicles ended up on fire after an explosion, police said.
Five suspects were taken into custody in the incident, according to an Ocean City Police Department Facebook post on Friday afternoon, noting there was no further threat to the public at this time. At least three juveniles who police say were involved were not identified by name due to their ages.
Grays Harbor Sheriff Darrin Wallace’s statement on the Monday shooting incident – Washington
https://www.wndu.com – https://www.wndu.com/2022/11/10/south-bend-teen-arrested-after-leading-police-chase-holding-multiple-people-against-their-will/
On 11-14-22 at approximately 1138 hours, a citizen called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle at the Chevron gas station located at 1366 Rush Rd in Napavine, WA. A Napavine police officer was dispatched and responded to the location and ran the suspicious vehicle’s registration. The vehicle return showed the vehicle was stolen in an armed carjacking out of Oregon. The Napavine Police Officer requested an additional unit to his location and a Lewis County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the location to assist. The LCSO deputy caught up to the Napavine police officer and they attempted to stop the vehicle at milepost 81. The suspects failed to yield and began to flee at a high rate of speed northbound on I-5. As the officers pursued the vehicle the suspects fired a gun at the officers and a patrol vehicle was struck.
Madison man sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison on gun crime – Wisconsin
madison.com – https://madison.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/madison-man-sentenced-to-3-years-in-federal-prison-on-gun-crime/article_49358629-2cbf-5b06-8733-47e037957774.html
A 30-year-old man who fled police last year after a high-speed chase was sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison Thursday for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. attorney’s office for the western district of Wisconsin said.
Raymond Poore, 30, pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 3. On Nov. 18, 2021, he was a passenger in a car that led police on a high-speed chase on the Beltline and in Monona before police used a spike strip to disable it. He and the driver, Jontrae M. Larsen, 21, tried to flee on foot but were captured and Poore was found to have a 9-millimeter handgun, authorities said.
Bemidji Man Charged for Fleeing Police, Crashing Into Mall Doors – Minesota
Lakeland PBS – https://lptv.org/bemidji-man-charged-for-fleeing-police-crashing-into-mall-doors/
A Bemidji man is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors for fleeing from police in his vehicle and then crashing into the front doors of the Paul Bunyan Mall in Bemidji.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, a Bemidji police officer responded to a call Tuesday of a man having mental health concerns at the Bemidji Sanford Health walk-in clinic. The officer located Damian Smith and told him he should go to the emergency room instead and told him he would follow him over to that facility across the street. However, Smith backed into the doors of the walk-in clinic and then led police on a chase at speeds between 30 and 50 mph.
KCPD video shows police closing in on sideshow participants, police say 100 shell casings recovered – Colorado
KMBC – https://www.kmbc.com/article/kansas-city-missouri-sideshow-video-kcpd/41995634
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said more than 100 shell casings were recovered from the scene of a sideshow that was busted up by officers over the weekend. Video shared to the department’s social media pages shows cars blocking an intersection with dozens of people on the street surrounding a car doing donuts in the middle of the road. In the police, police say command staff is currently meeting to explore new ways of stopping illegal sideshows and street racing.Police said the video was taken over the weekend when around 90 vehicles blocked roads, performed dangerous stunts, and fired off guns.
Previously Convicted Armed Robber Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Carjacking – Wisconsin
Department of Justice – https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/previously-convicted-armed-robber-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-armed-carjacking
EVANSVILLE – Omaree Shay Roby, 25, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to carjacking and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
According to court documents, on September 27, 2020, officers with the Evansville Police Department responded to a residence on East Indiana Street regarding a robbery complaint. The adult female victim, told officers that she had been approached by a man, later identified as Roby, as she sat inside her car while parked on her driveway. When Roby demanded that the victim relinquish her vehicle, the victim refused, and Roby pointed a pistol in the air and fired a shot. At that point, the victim exited her vehicle, and Roby entered the driver’s seat and drove away. While at the scene, officers located one spent .40 caliber shell casing on the victim’s driveway.
Four Career Criminals Convicted of Racketeering and Organized Crime. – Colorado
Douglas County Sheriff – https://www.dcsheriff.net/four-career-criminals-convicted-of-racketeering-and-organized-crime/
After a lengthy and detailed investigation, four individuals were convicted and sentenced for crimes associated with Racketeering and Organized Crime.
The investigation began in the early hours of November 24, 2020, when deputies observed a stolen 2017 Kia leaving the area of Castle Pines Parkway and Shoreham Drive at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stolen out of Denver. Deputies were able to stop-stick the vehicle, then discovered the Kia abandoned at I -25 and Orchard Road. The evidence recovered from the abandoned stolen car led to a massive investigation that identified four individuals who were involved in an extensive criminal enterprise involving stolen cars, vehicle trespasses, theft, identity theft, and numerous other charges.
Sheriff: Deputies force reckless driver off road near South Carolina school – South Carolina
FOX8 WGHP – https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/heavy-police-presence-near-upstate-elementary-school/Z
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man accused of reckless driving was forced off the road by deputies near an Upstate elementary school Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, a Buick pulled out in front of deputies driving recklessly around 1 p.m.
Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop. They then dropped stop sticks which punctured three of his tires.
Sheriff Chuck Wright said the man then drove on the wrong side into oncoming traffic on I-26 and turned left onto Blackstock Road.
Chase into Pottawattamie County helps authorities nab burglary suspect – Iowa
https://www.wowt.com – https://www.wowt.com/2022/11/16/chase-into-pottawattamie-county-helps-authorities-nab-burglary-suspect/
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) – Another stolen gun taken off Omaha-metro area streets by Iowa deputies helped law enforcement solve a few other crimes as well.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputies found the stolen weapon after chasing two people on the run from Mills County Sheriff’s deputies.
It all started when a Mills County deputy noticed a vehicle traveling with expired plates. When they tried to stop the car, the driver took off, and headed toward Pottawattamie County.D
Suspect Arrested for Kings County High Speed Pursuit – California
Crime Voice – https://www.crimevoice.com/2022/11/16/suspect-arrested-for-high-speed-pursuit/
On November 6th, 2022 a Deputy Sheriff who was patrolling the area of 17th and Jackson Avenue spotted a Chevy Silverado with an expired registration. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop, and when the driver refused to stop a vehicle pursuit began. During the pursuit the suspect was reportedly driving at speeds exceeding 100 MPH, drove through several intersections, and also drove into oncoming lanes without slowing down.
Another Deputy successfully deployed spike strips at the intersection of Idaho Ave and 12th. Ultimately the tires of the suspect’s vehicle were punctured and they were forced to stop the vehicle.
College Station Police Involved In A High Speed Chase With A Stolen Pickup That Ends In Navasota – WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM – Texas
WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM – https://wtaw.com/college-station-police-involved-in-a-high-speed-chase-with-a-stolen-pickup-that-ends-in-navasota/
A College Station police officer spots at 3:30 Monday morning, a pickup on the freeway near Fitch that turns out to be stolen.
That leads to a chase at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour that ends in Navasota.
According to the CSPD arrest report, the stolen truck runs over spike strips placed by Navasota police.
Then the truck strikes a CSPD patrol vehicle head on, the driver gets out, and following a short foot chase he is caught.
Multi-town chase ends after suspect hits Woonsocket police cruiser, police say | ABC6 – Rhode Island
ABC6 – https://www.abc6.com/multi-town-chase-ends-after-suspect-hits-woonsocket-police-cruiser-police-say/
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A Woonsocket man is facing several charges after police said he led them on a chase that went into several different communities Monday night.
Woonsocket police said they were alerted just before 10:30 p.m. of a pursuit that started in North Smithfield.
According to a police report, Woonsocket officers joined the chase that stretched into several other communities and that the driver was operating in “a desperate attempt to evade law enforcement.”
Men arrested in Ohio connected to local robbery – Kentucky
The News-Enterprise – https://www.thenewsenterprise.com/news/crime_and_courts/men-arrested-in-ohio-connected-to-local-robbery/article_8d9cab97-3151-5edd-afb2-36937ec1fb5e.html
Three of four men who were arrested in Ohio on robbery charges recently were connected with a robbery of a local pharmacy.
Dayemon Rashawn Tucker, 24, of West Carrolton, Ohio; Armon Ray McDaniel, 20, of Dayton, Ohio; and Seth Gary Lee Arnold, 23, of Huber Heights, Ohio, were arrested Dec. 16 after police were able to track them following a reported robbery of a CVS store in Columbus, Ohio, according to a report from WBNS in Columbus.
Two arrested after chase of rental van through three counties – 101.5 WKKG – Indiana
101.5 WKKG – https://wkkg.com/local-news/two-arrested-after-chase-of-rental-van-through-three-counties/
Three charged after pursuit with Kearney PD – Missouri
KMZU.com – https://www.kmzu.com/news/three-charged-after-pursuit-with-kearney-pd/article_e9730492-6431-11ed-bffb-2ba4559a4b08.html
CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – Formal charges are pending against three occupants of a vehicle that was disabled after a pursuit on I-35.
Kearney Police indicates in a social media post Sunday the incident began at a local apartment complex. The suspects allegedly fled in vehicle, determined to be stolen, from the scene. A male and female, 23 years of age, and a 22-year-old male were captured after spike strips were deployed by Clay County deputies, south of Highway 92.
BPD arrests 40 over weekend after ‘sideshows’ blocked Bakersfield’s major roads – California
The Bakersfield Californian – https://news.yahoo.com/bpd-arrests-40-over-weekend-020600186.html
Nov. 14—The Bakersfield Police Department arrested 40 people during the weekend after hundreds of vehicles and individuals blocked major road intersections and performed dangerous stunts at so-called “sideshows” or “takeovers,” according to a news release the agency issued Monday.
BPD officers went to Ming Avenue and Stine Road at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after getting reports of a “takeover” event. Two adults and one minor were arrested, and one vehicle involved was impounded, the release stated.
Navasota Police help end high speed chase with spike strips and the arrest of a Spring man – Willy 1550 & 98.7 – Navasota – Texas
Willy 1550 & 98.7 – Navasota – https://navasotanews.com/navasota-police-help-end-high-speed-chase-with-spike-strips-and-the-arrest-of-a-spring-man/
A stolen vehicle from Montgomery County spotted by College Station police culminates in a high speed chase that ended in Navasota early Monday morning.
Police spotted the stolen 2003 Ford F-250 near William D. Fitch around 3:30 am Monday morning. When the driver refused to stop, Navasota Police deployed spike strips near the Highway 90 exit. The driver eventually lost control when turning into a business on Highway 90, and crashed into a patrol unit head-on.
Stolen car chase ends outside Miami Valley Gaming with 2 arrested – Ohio
Willy 1550 & 98.7 – Navasota – https://www.fox19.com/2022/11/14/stolen-car-chase-ends-outside-miami-valley-gaming-with-2-arrested/
WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A stolen vehicle chase ended outside of the Miami Valley Gaming Monday with the arrests of two suspects.
A plane from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section was flying over I-75 around 11 a.m. when a speeding Dodge Challenger was spotted, according to troopers.
The Challenger, which was stolen out of Louisville, was clocked going 92mph in a 65mph zone, OSP said.
Madison County – Armed Man Chased From Grove City and Back – Ohio
Willy 1550 & 98.7 – Navasota – https://www.sciotopost.com/madison-county-armed-man-chased-from-grove-city-and-back/
Madison – An armed man was chased from Madison county into another county and back to Madison county last night
According to OSP around 12:30 am West Jefferson OSP attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation when the driver of the vehicle took off. The driver went East into Franklin County then south onto Georgesville road when the driver stopped and produced a handgun at the OSP officer. He then took off again heading back toward Madison County.
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