11/27/2023 Stop Stick News: 26 Stop Stick Deployments from Thanksgiving and more – Felony Warrants, Fugitives, Smugglers, and alot of reckless driving.

November 27, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Pursuit across state lines ends in K-9 bite, arrest for Michigan man – Indiana

by Marin Murphy

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A Michigan man has been arrested following a chase through Fremont Indiana.

In a press release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, officers were dispatched just after 9:30 a.m. on an assist with a vehicle pursuit from Branch County Michigan Sherriff’s Office. Branch County indicated that the vehicle was heading southbound and it was a dark-colored Pontiac Montana with no license plate. Officers were also told that stop sticks had been previously used on the vehicle.

Once officers arrived in the area stop sticks were deployed on County Road 700 on Fremont Road. The suspect vehicle struck the stop sticks with 2 previous deflated tires, causing a third tire to become deflated. The pursuit then continued through the town of Fremont on State Road 827 where the vehicles’ speeds were varying from 40 to 55 mph. A second set of stop sticks were deployed near County Road 300 N, but the vehicle avoided hitting them.D

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Woman arrested for multiple criminal charges Michigan


PAW PAW — A 29-year-old woman faces multiple charges following an attempted traffic stop in Paw Paw early Tuesday morning, Nov. 21.

Van Buren County deputies became aware of the suspect – believed to have lived in eastern Michigan but with a driver’s license from Missouri – at 4 a.m. when central dispatch received a report of a silver SUV with no tail lights driving through Paw Paw. Police said the driver was described to be driving erratically and disobeying traffic lights, according to a news release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

A Paw Paw police officer located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. However, the driver did not stop and began to flee the scene. Van Buren deputies took over the pursuit as the vehicle traveled northbound on M-40 and out of the village.

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Alaska State Troopers arrest man on felony warrantAlaska

Palmer, Alaska (KINY) – On Saturday, at approximately 12:42 a.m., Alaska State Troopers, Palmer Post, attempted a traffic stop on a 1983 Subaru Brat for an equipment violation on Trunk Road near PWH.

The vehicle failed to yield a pursuit ensued southbound on the Glenn Highway.

With the assistance of the Anchorage Police Department, spike strips were successfully employed, causing the driver of the vehicle to intentionally crash before fleeing into a Peters Creek residential neighborhood.

With the assistance of the Wasilla Police Department Officers, including K9 Echo, Anchorage Police Department, including their K9s, the suspect was located hiding on an elevated porch of a residence and taken into custody without further incident.

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Police chase caught on camera in St. Charles County Missouri –

The suspect was taken to Progress West Hospital to make sure they were medically fit to be detained. There, the suspect escaped police custody— temporarily.

LAKE ST LOUIS, Mo. — Police found a stolen car from Nevada in Lake St. Louis Friday afternoon thanks to a FLOCK camera.

St. Charles County Police found the car near Bent Oak Apartments in Lake St. Louis. Police officers then tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect intentionally rammed an O’Fallon Police Department squad car and drove away, which led to a pursuit.

One person who lives nearby caught the commotion on her balcony camera while she was away.



Fort Wayne Man Arrested After High-Speed Pursuit With Officers – Indiana

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PIERCETON — A Fort Wayne man was recently arrested following a high-speed vehicle pursuit with law enforcement.

Nicholus Karl Smith, 44, Fort Wayne, is charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; criminal mischief and criminal recklessness, a class B misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a class C misdemeanor.

Around 2:50 a.m. Nov. 20, a Pierceton Police officer noticed an SUV traveling west on US 30 at a high rate of speed. The officer alerted the Warsaw Police Department to watch for the speeding vehicle.

According to court documents, when the SUV entered city limits, a Warsaw Police officer clocked the vehicle’s speed at 109 mph while in a 45 mph zone. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over but its driver, later identified as Smith, did not stop.

Smith continued traveling west on US 30 while changing lanes erratically and reaching speeds in excess of 120 mph. Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit, which continued into Marshall County. The pursuit ended west of Bourbon when officers deployed stop sticks. The front passenger tire of the SUV was flattened and eventually came off the vehicle, hitting a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and damaging it.

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Wild chase ends on SR 200 with Citrus deputies shooting an armed suspect – Mossuri

The Star Banner –

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials are investigating a Friday afternoon shooting involving the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on busy State Road 200 in Marion County.

According to a news release issued by Citrus County sheriff’s officials, their deputies tried to stop a Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle in the town of Hernando because the driver was suspected of having a felony warrant. Authorities did not provide details about the warrant.

The driver, so far identified only as a man, did not stop. Citrus deputies chased his SUV, and one attempt to end the pursuit with stop sticks was unsuccessful. The deputies tried stop sticks again and managed to slow the SUV, but the man continued driving and entered Marion County via SR 200.

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Man arrested after police chase from Buckingham to AylesburyUnited Kingdom

By James Richings

At around 1.30 am on Friday, November 24, officers were called to an area of Buckingham after a Ford had been ‘seen involved in suspected drug deal’.

A pursuit began in the town after a lengthy chase that eventually ended in Aylesbury, some 17 miles away, the driver was apprehended by the authorities.

A stop-stick was used to try and catch the person in question (Image: TVP)

It had been confirmed that the person in question had his car tires deflated via the stop-stick, but ‘decamped’ to try and evade getting caught.

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Police charge man after evade through Bendigo Australia

Mirage News  –

Police have charged a man after he allegedly evaded police through the Greater Bendigo area yesterday.

The 19-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with 45 offenses.

The charges follow an alleged incident in Bendigo where police spotted an allegedly stolen 2006 Holden Utility on Holdsworth Road about 1.30pm.

Officers followed the vehicle, where it was allegedly observed driving at an excessive speed through red lights.

With the assistance of Air Wing, police continued to follow the vehicle, before unsuccessfully attempting to intercept the car on Emmeline Drive in Maiden Gully.

Air Wing and officers on the ground continued to follow the vehicle, which was allegedly still driving erratically, through including Maiden Gully, Ironbark, Eaglehawk, North Bendigo, East Bendigo, Strathdale and Flora Hill.

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2 charged after vehicle pursuit, Henry County deputies say Virginia

by Kaylee Shipley  –

(WSET) — Two individuals have been charged following a vehicle pursuit, deputies said.

On Thursday, at approximately 7:49 a.m., a Henry County Deputy was on patrol traveling North on the Rt. 220/58 Bypass.

A white Chevrolet pick-up swerved into the deputies lane, nearly striking the patrol vehicle. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the truck near Irisburg Road exit. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, and the driver appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, deputies said.

As the deputy was attempting to remove the driver from his vehicle, he suddenly fled the scene. The driver then leads deputies on a 37-mile-long pursuit. While pursuing the vehicle on Airway Drive, the suspect vehicle went off-road, and a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by pinning it against a tree. The suspect vehicle was temporarily disabled, and deputies exited their vehicle to attempt to take the driver into custody, deputies said.

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Reported pursuit involving Lyon, Chase county deputies leads to arrest of Wichita man Kansas

by Chuck Samples  –

A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of felony flee and elude and other counts after work by Lyon and Chase county deputies earlier this week.

Lyon County Detective Eric Williams says the incident began unfolding around 3:15 am Tuesday when a Lyon County deputy saw a car using Interstate 35 to go southbound around Emporia at a high rate of speed. The deputy tried unsuccessfully to do a traffic stop and then started chasing the car, with the pursuit going to US Highway 50 and then west into Chase County. Williams says Chase County deputies then used stop sticks to end the chase just west of Strong City.

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94-year-old woman carjacked in Brown Deer Wisconsin

by Nick Bohr

A Milwaukee man is charged with carjacking a 94-year-old woman from a Goodwill parking lot in Brown Deer. Cameron Curtis, 31, was charged Thursday with robbery and physical abuse of an elder person. According to the criminal complaint, the victim was getting out of her car at Goodwill on Green Bay Road on Oct. 18 when a man approached her and told her he was taking the car.The woman refused and attempted to put the car in gear and drive away, but according to the complaint, the man “threw her hard to the ground and drove off in her car,” a 2001 Cadillac Deville with gold trim. The victim said she felt pain in her neck, hip and knee, and “the officer observed asphalt marks on her left sleeve and grass and asphalt stains on her left knee.” According to the complaint, the stolen vehicle was spotted the next day by a Milwaukee police officer near 74th Street and Good Hope Road, and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over. After a pursuit of more than 29 miles, the vehicle was stopped using stop sticks. Curtis was behind the wheel and was arrested. Surveillance video showed a man matching Curtis’ appearance at the Goodwill at the time of the carjacking. If convicted of both counts, he could face as much as 27 years in prison.

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Trio charged in Waukesha Walmart carjacking and pursuit Wisconsin

Charges were filed Tuesday in Waukesha County against three Milwaukee men accused of a terrifying carjacking at the Waukesha Walmart Sunday night, forcing a woman from her car while pointing a shotgun at her.

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New video: Authorities use stop sticks to end 3-county freeway chase Wisconsin

A South Milwaukee man is in custody accused of leading authorities on a pursuit Monday from Milwaukee to Kenosha County.The Racine County Sheriff’s Office released two body clips Tuesday. One clip showed a deputy throwing stop sticks onto the roadway during the chase. Another clip showed deputies arresting a man after the vehicle stopped on Interstate 94 just before the Highway C exit in Kenosha County. According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, that man is Charles Lewis, 46, from South Milwaukee. A news release said Milwaukee police started chasing him after seeing Lewis deal drugs at a Milwaukee gas station. Authorities ended the chase by boxing in the driver’s car with multiple cruisers.During a search of Lewis’ car, officers found a small amount of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said. “The officers suspected Lewis destroyed additional drugs because they located multiple baggies that appeared to have been bitten off,” a news release said.

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Colorado man accused of killing 3 arrested in New Mexico New Mexico

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Teen arrested after reckless U-Haul chase through Spokane Valley Washington

by Will Wixey

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a teen Saturday night accused of driving a U-Haul recklessly across Spokane Valley and fleeing from law enforcement.

Around 10 p.m., deputies attempted to stop a U-Haul truck on E. Sprague Avenue near Pines Road when it was observed driving recklessly, crossing lanes without signaling and almost hitting another vehicle.

Deputies say as they were trying to pull over the truck, it ran a red light, began swerving, and sped up to around 75 mph.

With deputies suspecting the driver was under the influence, Spokane Regional Air Support Unit’s Air-2 began tracking the fleeing U-Haul.

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Suspects arrested after chase with police: Narcotics, weapons found in vehicle – Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A man and woman were arrested after officers located narcotics and weapons in a vehicle the two were found sleeping in.

Metro Police officers responded to the Chase Cove Apartments on Smith Springs Road around 5:00 p.m. Monday. They located a Kia Soul spray painted metallic silver that had fled an investigative stop on Murfreesboro Pike in the days prior.

According to an affidavit, beside the Kia was a pickup truck that was painted the same metallic silver. Police report a search of the truck’s VIN showed it had been reported stolen earlier this month.

When officers approached the vehicles, two individuals, identified as Shay Williams Jr. and Kimberly Thompson, were sleeping in the Kia.

According to the affidavit, since the Kia had already fled officers once, and was parked next to a stolen vehicle, officers placed spike strips under the Kia the individuals were sleeping in.

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Woman facing slew of charges after allegedly driving drunk, leading deputies on chase with 4-year-old in car – Michigan

The charges include operating while intoxicated, child endangerment, assault on a police officer, resisting and obstructing, flee and elude and open intoxication.

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A woman is facing charges after allegedly leading Van Buren County deputies on a chase with her daughter in the car.

Deputies say a be-on-the-lookout alert was issued just after midnight on Tuesday when a silver SUV with no taillights was spotted driving “erratically” through Paw Paw. An officer found the SUV and attempted to pull it over, but the driver sped off and out of Paw Paw.

Van Buren County deputies pursued the SUV for several miles before stop sticks were deployed. The SUV’s front tires were deflated from the stop sticks. The driver continued for a short distance, but later pulled over and got out of the vehicle.

The driver, a 29-year-old Missouri woman, attempted to run, but lost her balance and fell. She was taken into custody shortly after.

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2 minors lead Charleston and Georgetown deputies on high-speed chase – South Carolina

by Jameson Moyer

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Two minors were arrested Saturday for leading deputies from Charleston and Georgetown Sheriff’s on a high-speed chase back and forth over the county line, said officials.

The two minors were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to stop for blue lights.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received calls of a suspicious vehicle near North Carolina Drive in McClellanville.

The suspicious vehicle, a blue Subaru Forrester, had been reported stolen in Mount Pleasant on Nov. 17.

Deputies found the stolen vehicle and pulled behind it, flashing blue lights. The vehicle then fled toward Georgetown County, where Georgetown Deputies followed the car.

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Man who allegedly shot at Leawood detective captured after car chase – Mossuri

KSHB 41 Kansas City News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man suspected of stealing a car Monday morning in Leawood allegedly shot at a Leawood detective and led Kansas City, Missouri, police officers on a car chase before surrendering at a KCMO convenience store.

Leawood detectives found the stolen vehicle Monday afternoon and followed the gray Ford Fusion until KCMO officers could get in position to help the Leawood detectives.

The suspected car thief stopped the car near east 38th Street and Wabash Avenue, stuck his arm out a window and fired shots at a Leawood detective in an unmarked car, according to the news release.

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Holmes Beach Police chase ends in crash and arrest – Florida

by Jason Schaffer

HOLMES BEACH – Police Officer Andrew Adkins was in his patrol car at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive on Nov. 7 at 10:41 p.m. when he saw a black Chevy Silverado leave the Manatee Beach parking lot and go straight through a traffic light while in the left turn lane.

Adkins noticed the truck had a tinted license plate cover and initiated a traffic stop in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue. He identified the driver as Christopher Leopard, 46, of Indiana.

“Leopard was acting nervous during the stop and told me he did not have his license. I gathered his name and date of birth and went back to my vehicle,” Adkins said in his official report. “While doing so, he waved out of the driver’s window so I approached the vehicle again. He told me he found his Indiana driver license so I took it from him and returned to my vehicle.”

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Lumberton PD chief uses vehicle to stop teenage suspect in wild chase– Texas

by Scott Lawrence

HARDIN COUNTY — This was anything but a routine day at the office for Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins.

The chief used his police vehicle to help stop a 19-year-old suspect accused of forgery at a Lumberton credit union, after she led officers on a wild chase that began in Hardin County, moved into Beaumont and then ended back in Hardin County.

Sullins says it began at about 2 p.m. Monday when DuGood Federal Credit Union in Lumberton notified police that the suspect was in the drive-thru lane, attempting to cash stolen checks. He says the credit union tried to delay the suspect until officers could get there. However, when an officer walked toward her vehicle, the 19-year-old fled down the Eastex Freeway toward Beaumont, then took Highway 105 heading toward Sour Lake. Sour Lake Police Chief Aaron Burleson used a spike strip in an attempt to stop the woman, but she continued driving.

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Pursuit from Sun River to Mohave County ends in arrest with multiple charges in 2 states – Arizona

Suspect is taken into custody by officers from St. George and Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies following 45 mile pursuit from St. George to Mohave County, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2023 | Reader submitted photo, St. George New

ST. GEORGE — A Southern California man is in custody following a multi-agency pursuit from Southern Parkway in St. George to a remote area near the Mount Trumble Loop in Mohave County, Arizona, over the weekend.

Rear tires of a stolen pickup truck are completely destroyed after the driver continued to flee on tires hit with spike strips during pursuit into Mohave County, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2023 | Submitted photo, St. George News

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Supervisor  Jody Schanaman said in a statement Monday that shortly after 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, deputies in Mohave County were notified of a pursuit involving a man suspected of unlawful flight from St. George Police officers earlier that same day.

Officers had responded to what was initially reported as a disorderly call near one of the hotels off Exit 2 in Sun River. They responded and spotted a suspect fleeing from the area in a black pickup truck.

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Steubenville Lights up the Night postponed; Nutcracker Village events will go on as scheduled – Illinois –

Traffic stopper: A Wintersville woman whose car was hung up on the railroad tracks with a train stopped about 100 feet from it was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, Sunday. Deputies filed the charge against Amanda Jane Praught-Lawther, 33, 327 Orchard Place, Wintersville.Spiked: A man was taken into custody after he allegedly led deputies on a high-speed chase that took them from state Route 7 onto U.S. Route 22 before crashing into a large plastic pipe behind the Jefferson County Water and Sewer District garage on state Route 43, Thursday. Deputies said Tyler Lee Lewis, 30, of Niles, was charged with fleeing, resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia after he gave them conflicting information after being stopped for speeding. Deputies said when they pulled him over, Lewis “appeared nervous and irritated” and told them he didn’t have his license or registration, claiming he’d argued with his wife and left, but now was going back home. Asked his name he told them the name of the vehicle owner but couldn’t provide the man’s birth date or Social Security number. When they were unable to confirm the information he’d given, them deputies said they told the man to exit the truck but instead he drove off, alleging he neglected to use turn signals, passed vehicles on the shoulder of the road, ran the red light at state Routes 7 and 213 and at one point almost T-boned a vehicle while running a red light. Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol put spike strips in the roadway, flattening the driver side tires though he kept going, despite sparks flying from the front rim. They said he left the roadway at sewer and water property and drove down the hill through the grass, hitting a culvert at the bottom that “bounced the truck off the ground.”

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Suspect arrested after three-county police chase – Wisconsin

by By Erica Finke

Traffic cameras tracked a police chase that started in Milwaukee and ended in Kenosha County Monday.12 News obtained the video through Wisconsin Department of Transportation traffic cameras and dispatch audio through Broadcastify.The pursuit was started by Milwaukee police before 6 p.m. Monday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. The pursuit went south on I-43 into Racine County and continued all the way into Kenosha County. Racine County deputies reportedly used spike strips on the car: “Front tires are on rims, back tires are smoking. He’s losing a little control, slowing down at 50,” said an unnamed officer heard on dispatch audio.Pleasant Prairie Police Department joined the chase to box the vehicle in and bring it to a stop. Investigators closed the interstate to investigate before opening all lanes again around 6:50 p.m. 12 News reached out to Milwaukee police for information, but did not receive a response Monday night.

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PPB Officers Arrest Suspect in Carjacking, Shooting – Oregon

by Portland Police Public Information Office

Portland Police officers, alongside partner agencies, apprehended a suspect in a crime spree that stretched from Downtown Portland to Columbia County.

On Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to reports of a carjacking in the area of Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. Through the investigation, officers determined a suspect took a vehicle by strong-arming the driver.

Using the vehicle’s GPS device, officers tracked it into Washington County, back into Multnomah County, and then into Columbia County. At a business just inside the Columbia County line, the suspect was involved in a shooting. The suspect attempted a second carjacking before jumping in the original vehicle and taking off.

As the vehicle returned to Multnomah County on Highway 30, officers saw it veer into oncoming traffic at speeds of up to 80 mph. Officers used spike strips and other pursuit intervention techniques to stop the vehicle. The driver, identified as Buomkouth J. Chuol, 28, was taken into custody.

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Police arrest fugitive after car chase through multiple towns in two counties – Maine

by Kerry Brookes  –

Police arrest fugitive after car chase through multiple towns in two counties

A Norway man suspected of domestic violence is in custody after police say he led them on a car chase through two counties. Kenneth Avery, 36, was driving a black pick-up truck out of a condo complex in Norway early Friday morning when Oxford police tried to pull him over. At the time, officials said there were already two active arrest warrants, one for domestic violence. When Avery continued instead of stopping, police saw him speeding and deliberately driving his truck at police vehicles. Dashcam footage shows Avery trying to ram police cruisers with his truck, before speeding off. As he drove through multiple Oxford and Cumberland County towns, officers tried on two occasions to use spike strips to deflate his truck’s tires, but Avery was able to avoid them and continue. Finally, on Bolsters Mills Road in Harrison officers were able to successfully deflate his tires using spike strips. Using non-lethal force during a confrontation, police were able to arrest him. He is now charged with driving to endanger, failing to stop for an officer, eluding and refusing to submit to arrest, passing a roadblock, and aggravated reckless conduct.

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