12/04/2023 Stop Stick News: 16 Stop Stick Deployments from the first week of December – Reckless Driving Sprees, Stolen Cars, Stolen Guns and Plenty of Arrests.

December 4, 2023

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Man lands himself in Martin County Jail after reckless driving spree – Florida

by Gershon Harrell

STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — A man who goes by the nickname ‘Worm’ had a reckless night of driving, resulting in him being locked up in Martin County Jail.

Roderick Phinizee sped through the streets of Martin County in his Dodge Challenger at speeds over 125 mph, says the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

Deputies tried to pull him over but Phinizee refused to stop and headed for the interstate where he was met by multiple road patrol units and an Air1.

His speed was dangerous to other motorists so deputies deployed stop sticks to deflate his tires.

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2 jailed over chase through 2 counties & stolen gun Michigan

FOX 17 West Michigan News (WXMI) –

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase through two counties on Sunday morning.

At 2:49 a.m. Sunday, Van Buren County Central Dispatch received several calls about a dark-colored sedan driving erratically eastbound on Interstate 94 near mile marker 56. One caller said that one of the vehicle’s headlights was not functioning.

Deputies observed a black 2007 Mercury Marquis matching the description on I-94 near mile marker 63. They followed the vehicle and observed multiple violations plus the defective headlight. A traffic stop was attempted, the driver refused to stop and a chase ensued.

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PD Chase on patrolUnited Kingdom

Our very own crime fighting PD Chase has had a successful couple of days catching criminals and is ready to protect his community and his handler as our on-duty dog this weekend.

PD Chase, a 20 month-old Belgium Malinois handled by Operational Support Unit’s PC Dan Radford, caught two wanted men last week after they fled and attempted to hide from officers.

On 25 November, PD Chase was able to put his nose to the test after a man evading police contact was hiding in gardens in the Holmes area of Rotherham.

The 32 year-old man, wanted for eight offences of theft from a shop, was found hiding behind bushes. PD was able to follow the scene, and as the man attempted to run, PD Chase was straight on the case and the man was quickly caught by PD Chase and arrested. He has since been released on police bail.

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High-speed chase along I-44 through Southwest Missouri ends with two arrested Missouri –

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – Two people have been arrested after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase on I-44 Saturday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, troopers initially started following a car near Rolla because of some traffic violations. The troopers had to stop the pursuit because the driver was being dangerous on the interstate.

Authorities then pursued the car again near the 160-mile marker of I-44 but had to pull away because it got too dangerous. Webster County deputies began pursuing the car through Greene, Lawrence, and Jasper Counties, attracting more and more law enforcement from each county.

Jasper County deputies laid down spike strips near the Sarcoxie exit on I-44 and were able to get all four tires. A Lawrence County deputy was able to stop the car and spin it out.



St. Louis man pleads guilty to federal gun, drug charges – Missouri


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A St. Louis man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to possessing drugs and automatic weapons.

According to a U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Missouri news release, 26-year-old Courtland Green pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Green is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department detectives began investigating Green after learning he was selling drugs at a supermarket in the 8300 block of North Broadway, according to the release.

As he was leaving the store on Jan. 3, officers used spike strips on his car before activating their lights and trying to approach due to Green’s history of fleeing, the release states. He sped away and then crashed into another car at the intersection of Broadway and Gimblin roads.

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VIDEO: Driver rams into Volusia County deputy’s car, sheriff’s office says – Florida

by Deanna Clement

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said a driver was arrested Thursday night. Deputies said they were trying to take a driver into custody who had felony warrants out of Seminole County. When deputies approached 21-year-old Timothy Chiles’ vehicle, they said he didn’t follow their commands and “reversed into another deputy’s vehicle approaching from behind.”Dash cam video captured the moment. According to deputies, Chiles then drove way, fleeing along Woodland Boulevard and State Road 472.After stop sticks were used, Chiles ran into the woods, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. Chiles was arrested on the charges of resisting arrest without violence, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, leaving the scene of a crash with damage along with other charges. Top headlines: 18-year-old found shot dead on Seminole County sidewalk Police: Florida mom charged after video shows her slapping 6-year-old for unhooking car seat ‘World’s largest cruise ship’ coming to Port Canaveral, officials say

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IACP 2023: Report from the AislesUnited States

Police Magazine  –

Ecamsecure’s Tech Terrier quadrupedal robot could be seen roaming the aisles. It can run, walk backward, and perform other maneuvers.POLICE

The second post-pandemic International Association of Chiefs of Police conference was held in October at the San Diego Convention Center, and it was a very interesting show.

Like most recent IACP shows, the 2023 edition was mostly about high technology used in law enforcement operations. There was software, and body cameras, and computers, and license plate recognition systems, the stuff that makes the IACP show the IACP show.

One of the questions that always has to be asked after attending IACP is what are the trends in law enforcement technology.

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Suspect leads police on 10-mile chase after ramming police vehicle, Winston-Salem police say North Carolina

by Emily Mikkelsen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A traffic stop led to a chase and an arrest in Winston-Salem.

Police say that just after 8 p.m. on Thursday they tried to stop a Nissan Sentra for an unspecified equipment violation. When officers tried to block the vehicle during the traffic stop, they say the driver, identified as William Andrew Mitchell Jr., 31, rammed a police vehicle and drove away, heading northeast on Stanleyville Drive.

Officers began following the car and the sheriff’s office was called in, assisting by dropping stop sticks on Indiana Avenue. During the chase, police say that Mitchell threw drugs and a stolen gun out of his car.

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Two arrested after stolen car pursuit near Middleton Wisconsin

by Jaymes Langrehr

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Dane County authorities say they arrested two young men early Wednesday morning after they tried to get away from police in a stolen car.

A Mercedes Benz that had been reported as stolen was first spotted by a Madison police officer near Portage Road on Madison’s east side. A Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputy later saw the same car on Highway M and began following the car, while other deputies stood by to potentially put down spike strips.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz eventually made their way to Highway K near Highway 12 north of Middleton, where they hit some of the spike strips. The driver tried to keep going on flat tires before stopping on the off-ramp to Airport Road.

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Hungry Horse man arrested for firing shots, fleeing law enforcement Montana

KPAX News –

KALISPELL — A Hungry Horse man was arrested early on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, after firing a gun and then fleeing from law enforcement.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a vehicle driving around Second Avenue South in Hungry Horse shooting a firearm at approximately 2 a.m.

Deputies located the vehicle and then attempted to stop the man, who has been identified as 42-year-old Michael Raymond Loncto.

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Search underway for suspected pharmacy burglars in Calera Wisconsin

by Jeff Wyatt

Two people have been captured and two are on the run after an attempted pharmacy burglary in Thorsby.

According to the Calera Police Department, Thorsby officers chased four suspects after stopping a burglary at a pharmacy. The chase ended on Highway 31 when Calera officers deployed spike strips.

All four suspects ran from the vehicle. Two of the suspects were caught.

The remaining suspects were seen on video heading away from a school just after 4 a.m..

While there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the schools, extra officers will be at both Calera Intermediate and Calera Middle Schools this morning.

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On the Beat: Neighbourhood Policing Team update United Kingdom

by Guest Post

Greetings everyone, as we come out of the busy bonfire period and approach the festive seasons I wish to update you all on the work the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team has undertaken.

The team, as you will appreciate, has been very busy helping to police a number of events such as bonfire night, remembrance parades and assisting with the protests/vigils in the city. They have however remained dedicated to the work on going in South Leeds.

The team has issued a number of public spaces protection order tickets (PSPO) in relation to the nuisance use of vehicles across South Leeds in particular the ‘car meets’ and use of off road bikes. The team are now all trained in the use of stinger/stop stick which gives them more options and contingencies (in certain circumstances} when dealing with nuisance vehicles.

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Xenia man sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court for 4-county police chase Ohio

A Xenia man alleged to have evaded law enforcement for nearly an hour and a half during a four-county, 91-mile chase was sentenced recently to two years in prison in Highland County Common Pleas Court.

As previously reported, Mark David Younker, 28, was indicted by a Highland County grand jury in October. Charges in the indictment included failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance, a fifth-degree felony; and a forfeiture specification. All of the events were alleged to have occurred “in Highland County and as a continuing course of criminal conduct in Ross County, Brown County and Clermont County.”

Younker pleaded guilty to the failure to comply charge and the forfeiture specification Nov. 21. The remaining charges were dismissed.

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45-mile high-speed chase on I-79 comes to an end in Wexford Pennsylvenia

by Nick Matoney

State police said a 45-mile police chase that began in Mercer County came to an end in Wexford, Allegheny County. The incident happened on Thanksgiving Day, with police releasing information on Tuesday.Investigators said troopers tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation in the southbound lanes of I-79 in Mercer County. Police said the vehicle did not stop and a 45-mile high-speed chase continued, with state police in Butler using stop sticks south of exit 99.Police said the driver hit those stop sticks but continued on rims until exiting at Wexford and coming to a stop. The alleged driver, Britney Goodwine, 32, of Pittsburgh, is facing multiple charges including DUI and fleeing and eluding.Goodwine faces a preliminary hearing on Dec. 7.


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Stolen car chase leads numerous law enforcement agencies on multi-county pursuit Texas –

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The end of a multi-agency law-enforcement chase that started in Port Aransas and ended just north of Edroy slowed traffic on Interstate 37 north Monday.

The chase began in Port Aransas after Pct. 4 Constable Chris Stimson’s deputies tried pulling over a Honda for speeding.

When officials ran the car’s registration, they realized the car was reported stolen in San Antonio and the chase began.

Port Aransas police shadowed the chase in the city and the Pct. 3 constable’s deputies assisted, as well as Pct. 5 deputies, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the San Patricio Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Public Safety troopers, which ultimately laid down spike strips in order to stop the car.

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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Police chase ends in officer-involved shooting on I-240 and Lamar – Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Police officer was involved in a shooting on I-240 and Lamar Monday morning.

According to reports, at around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a prowler call in the 1800 block of Eldorado Street.

Officers caught the suspects fleeing the scene in a car. A passenger pointed a gun at an officer. MPD then used stop sticks to stop the vehicle.

Once stopped, two suspects ran from the car. During a foot chase, one of the suspects pointed a gun at an officer.

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