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A Will County teenager was arrested after leading several Grundy County authorities on a pursuit around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11th.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Morris Police Department, and Minooka Police Department said they were made aware of a vehicle operated by Christian Mikolaitis, 19, of Lockport, who was wanted by the Lockport Police Department for an investigation into an attempted murder that took place in their jurisdiction.
Grundy County deputies located Mikolaitis vehicle south of the Illinois River bridge and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from deputies at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued onto east bound I-80. Upon entering the village limits of Minooka, stop sticks were successful in deflating tires on the vehicle. After striking the stop sticks, the vehicle struck a Minooka Police Department squad car as the officer was not injured.
Enidnews.com – https://www.enidnews.com/news/sheriffs-office-helps-capture-pursuit-suspect/article_fe706cf2-9867-11ee-9a08-db2aa8b348d8.html
GARBER, Okla. — Garfield County Sheriff’s Office helped end a pursuit that started in Oklahoma City on Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2023.
The pursuit started by Oklahoma City Police Department after the agency received a report of a stolen vehicle.
GCSO received a call at about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff Cory S. Rink said in a Facebook post.
“I initiated the traffic stop in Covington and it led to a high-speed pursuit north out of Covington,” he said.
GCSO deputies employed stop sticks south of U.S. 412 on Oklahoma 74.
“We deflated the front two tires. The vehicle continued north stopping just south of Garber,” Rink said. “The suspect was arrested by myself, my deputies and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.”
https://www.kptv.com – https://www.kptv.com/2023/12/11/suspect-clings-semi-truck-escape-after-vancouver-police-chase/
CLARK COUNTY Wash. (KPTV) – Two suspects are in custody following a police chase while a third suspect was reportedly seen clinging to the side of a semi-truck to escape arrest, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded at 4:09 a.m. to reports of a northbound car driving erratically on NE 117th Ave near the 9500 block of Vancouver
A deputy attempted a traffic stop of the red Camry, but the driver attempted to flee, heading northbound on State Route 503 before executing a U-turn at NE 179th Street.
The pursuit reached speeds of 100 miles per hour when a deputy successfully deployed ‘Stop Sticks’ at NE 119th Street, while another deputy successfully used a second set near NE Padden Parkway.
WSBT – https://wsbt.com/news/local/police-pursuit-ends-crash-driver-arrested-chase-michigan-m60-stop-sticks-penn-township-driver-cassopolis-vandalia-drugs-alcohol
CASS COUNTY, MI — An Elkhart man led multiple police departments on a pursuit Sunday.Sheriff Richard J. Behnke says his deputies were notified that the Niles Police Department and Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of the vehicle entering Cass County.Then, deputies of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit near M-60 and Yankee St. in Howard Township.
Cass County deputies took over the pursuit, which continued into Cassopolis, where the Cassopolis Police Department deployed stop sticks entering into the village limits.
Police say the vehicle continued to flee through Cassopolis and into Vandalia, where the suspect vehicle crashed behind a residence on Lakeview Drive in Penn Township.
AN17.com – https://www.an17.com/crime/deputies-pursue-suspects-across-two-parish-area-in-high-speed-chase/article_96263ac0-96a3-11ee-b359-cbf23b76dcfb.html
In the early hours of December 9, 2023, at approximately 3 a.m., local dispatch received two urgent calls. The first call was in reference to a previously occurred illegal use of a firearm, and the second was a report of an ongoing residential burglary approximately 2 miles east of the first incident’s location. Both complainants provided descriptions of the same vehicle, a silver Ford F250.
During the residential burglary call, which was actively monitored by dispatch, the suspect vehicle was seen leaving the area. Law enforcement units, including Lieutenant Harris, were promptly informed. Lt. Harris attempted a traffic stop on the highway, but the suspect vehicle fled, initiating a high-speed pursuit on Highway 10.
Denton Record-Chronicle – https://dentonrc.com/news/national/tcs-austin-man-leads-troopers-on-high-speed-pursuit-operation-lone-star-border-crisis/video_1fef55b7-28eb-51e8-97ef-e9186a1830c3.html
An Austin man led DPS Troopers on a high-speed vehicle pursuit in Kinney County. After successfully deploying a tire deflation device, the driver was stopped and taken into custody. Troopers then discovered five illegal immigrants from Mexico inside the vehicle. The driver is charged with evading arrest and smuggling of persons. The five immigrants were referred to Border Patrol.
Police Magazine – https://www.kvor.com/2023/12/08/four-teens-are-under-arrest-in-connection-to-an-armed-robbery-east-of-pueblo/
Four teenagers are facing charges after an armed robbery in Pueblo Friday afternoon. The sheriff’s office says they responded to a convenience store along Highway 50 east of Pueblo. When officers arrived, the teens fled, and a chase ensued. Officers were able to stop the vehicle with spike strips. At that point, two suspects were arrested and the other two fled on foot but were quickly caught. Two suspects are 19 years old, one is 18, and the 4th is 13. The sheriff’s department says during their investigation they recovered an a-r-style rifle.
Newport Dispatch – Local News – https://www.newportdispatch.com/2023/12/07/police-arrest-braintree-man-after-high-speed-chase-on-i-89/
ROYALTON — A high-speed chase on Interstate 89 ended with the arrest of a Braintree man on multiple charges including aggravated operation without consent of owner, gross negligent operation and eluding a police officer.
Shawn Carpenter, 46, was taken into custody Wednesday evening after troopers from the Royalton State Police barracks spotted a stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it around 6:43 p.m.
Carpenter failed to yield and sped south on the interstate, prompting a chase.
According to authorities, troopers did not engage in a high-speed pursuit but maintained visual contact while deploying spike strips near exit 2 southbound to slow the vehicle.
Your Wyoming News Source – https://cowboystatedaily.com/2023/12/08/men-ditch-800-fentanyl-pills-while-running-from-whp-at-well-over-100-mph/
Three men who led Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase Friday while ditching hundreds of fentanyl pills and meth out of their speeding vehicle could face multiple felony charges.
The men, whose IDs haven’t been released pending formal charges being filed, were clocked driving south out of Lander on Highway 28 going “well over 100 mph in a 70 mph zone” at about 11:05 a.m., WHP Officer Arron Healy told Cowboy State Daily.
They then led the trooper on a high-speed chase along the highway until they got to South Pass, where the trooper broke off the pursuit because of unsafe road conditions, Healy said.
WDIV – https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2023/12/09/68-year-old-man-arrested-after-leading-police-on-pursuit-in-monroe-county/
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 68-year-old man who led them on a pursuit.
The incident occurred on Thursday (Dec. 7) at 9:40 p.m. in Ida Township.
Officials say they received a call from family members of the motorist, who was believed to be operating while under the influence of drugs.
Police say the caller was following behind the suspect in Whiteford Township and provided location updates for deputy sheriffs who were responding to the area.
Officials say Deputy Sheriff Christine Ost intercepted the vehicle near the intersection of Secor and Ida Center roads, but the suspect refused to pull over when a traffic stop was attempted.
TMJ4 News – https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/series-of-stolen-car-police-chases-represent-troubling-trend-in-milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — In just over 12 hours in different parts of the city, law enforcement engaged in chases of stolen vehicles that all resulted in crashes.
Starting Wednesday night around 5:00 p.m., Milwaukee Police attempted to stop a vehicle driving recklessly and disregarding traffic signals near S. 13th and W. Layton Avenue. That vehicle eventually crashed into a daycare vehicle with 10 children inside. No children were seriously hurt and the suspect, a 22-year-old, was taken into custody.
OKEECHOBEE — We previously reported a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 98 North.
We now have all the information from the investigation to give you the whole story.
The Highlands County Sheriffs recently attempted to apprehend a Sebring resident who was wanted for active warrants on Burglary of a Structure and Grand Theft Auto charges. However, the suspect chose to flee toward Okeechobee County after attempting to hit a deputy and speeding south on Highway 98 at over 110 miles per hour.
The Okeechobee units set up Stop-Sticks at the intersection of 700A and Hwy 98N.
Stop-sticks were successfully deployed, deflating one of the rear tires of the suspect’s vehicle. Despite the blown tire, the suspect continued to drive south, reaching speeds of 97 miles per hour.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Memphis police arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday night for allegedly running from officers after stealing a car.
Denim Galloway was identified as the driver of a stolen 2017 black Infiniti Q60. MPD confirmed that the owner said her car was stolen in her church parking lot.
MPD says officers noticed three vehicles in the parking lot of Wooddale High School outside of school hours and individuals putting on gloves.
Officers saw a man get out the stolen Infiniti and remove the tags from it. As officers pulled into the parking lot, the individuals drove off in the cars.
ABC 10 News San Diego KGTV – https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/caught-on-camera-man-confronts-sdpd-officer-in-ocean-beach-leading-to-pursuit-crash
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Video shared with ABC 10News shows a confrontation between a man and a San Diego police officer in Ocean Beach.
The video shows the man yelling at the officer. When the officer deploys his taser and his expandable baton to subdue him, he leaves the scene, driving off in his Toyota Tacoma.
San Diego Police Department, in an email, said this incident happened just after 2 p.m. on Thursday. They received several 911 calls about a man threatening someone with a screwdriver and driving recklessly in the 2000 blocks of Abbott Street.
When the first officer arrived on the scene to investigate, William Williams, a 47-year-old Chula Vista resident, started aggressively confronting the officer, according to SDPD.
NBC Los Angeles – https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/socal-police-chases/police-chase-vehicle-carjacking-fontana/3286469/
A suspected armed carjacker led police on a pursuit from Fontana to Santa Clarita after the vehicle he traveled in got a flat tire on the 5 Freeway.
The pursuit began in Fontana on Thursday after police responded to a report of an armed carjacking of a red Toyota Tacoma on Citrus Avenue. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, continued traveling on the westbound 10 Freeway from Fontana through the San Gabriel Valley and ultimately through Los Angeles.
While continuing to evade officers at relatively low speeds on the freeway, the driver then traveled on the 5 Freeway, arriving in Santa Clarita. It appears the truck got a flat tire from a spike strip that was deployed on the freeway, bringing the vehicle to a stop near Exit 169.
BATAVIA — Two people face gun and drug charges after a high-speed chase from the city to Pembroke early Thursday morning, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.
The incident began with a traffic stop on West Main Street just after 1 a.m. The driver pulled over but sped off as deputies approached the car.
The chase ended when spike strips were deployed and the car left the road. The driver, Tanner B. Wiley, 35, of Henrietta ran from the car into nearby woods, where he was located and taken into custody.
A report of a vehicle struggling to maintain lanes on Highway 36 on Wednesday afternoon, December 6, resulted in paramedics taking the driver into their care.
Chillicothe Police Sergeant Preston Sandner reported that officers were informed the vehicle had entered the ditch several times.
Officers pursued the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle reportedly failed to yield to officers. Officers then positioned themselves to deploy spike strips. The vehicle came to a stop after the successful deployment of the spikes.
Sergeant Sandner stated that upon making contact with the vehicle, it was determined that the driver was experiencing a medical emergency. Consequently, Chillicothe paramedics assumed care of the driver. Sergeant Sandner noted that the driver was not injured due to the spike strip deployment.
SAN ANTONIO – Two women lead police on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck that started on the North Side and eventually ending on the Far West Side.
The chase ended around 3 a.m. Thursday along Alamo Parkway and Farm-to-Market 1560.
Castle Hills Police said they started following the truck with two women inside on Blanco Road and Loop 410 because of reckless driving and no headlights.
The driver wouldn’t stop when police tried to pull her over, so she took off and the pursuit was on. Police said the driver reached “excessive speeds” during the chase.
At some point, the female passenger jumped out of the truck along West Cypress Street and North Main Avenue. Police were unable to find her.
CLE ELUM – A 30-year-old West Richland man is behind bars in Kittitas County after his ill-fated attempt to flee from the law on Tuesday.
Kittitas County Sheriff’s officials say law enforcement tried to pull over a driver suspected of DUI near Selah, but the motorist opted to flee. The driver, 30-year-old Jason Paul Luther of West Richland, managed to navigate around deployed spike strips. The driver fled past Wenas Lake, north into the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area. Yakima County deputies and Washington State Patrol terminated their pursuit at the county line.
A short time later, Deputy Garret Taklo of the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office located the mud-covered Dodge Avenger traveling west on I-90 near Cle Elum, its exterior showing signs of travel on the challenging Wenas and Umptanum terrains. Support arrived from additional deputies, Cle Elum/Roslyn Police, and WSP Troopers. Kittitas Deputy Logan Garcia set up spike strips around milepost 80, successfully puncturing one of the car’s tires. The driver then reversed direction, heading east on I-90 until the vehicle’s condition deteriorated significantly. Eventually, the car collided with the central guardrail. The driver exited the vehicle and escaped on foot.
Milwaukee police officers shot and injured two men ages 19 and 22 who they said fled after an attempted traffic stop and carried one gun.
The 19-year-old is in critical condition, and the 22-year-old has minor injuries, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said at a news conference Thursday morning. Both are being treated at a hospital.
Two officers, a 26-year-old man with eight years of experience and a 27-year-old man with two years of experience, will be placed on administrative duty, a routine practice while the investigation is carried out, Norman said.
At 3:17 a.m., at North 91st Street and West Silver Spring Drive, Norman said, police tried to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen and wanted in connection with a Wednesday shooting. When the driver did not stop, a chase began.
The woman had reportedly fled from officers multiple times in the past when police attempted to stop her.
Officers found the vehicle near West Stroop and Lamme roads and attempted to block it so the woman couldn’t flee. She rammed both the police cruisers and drove away, James said.
Two other officers in the area pursued the woman. Miami Twp. police used tire deflation devices near Mad River and Fox Run roads.
“As the vehicle slowed due to the stop sticks deployment, the first pursuing officer was able to conduct a successful PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver to terminate the pursuit,” James said.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Four people were arrested after a police chase in Chicago that ended in a crash in Brighton Park Thursday morning, Illinois State Police said.
At about 11:51 p.m., troopers spotted a stolen car wanted in connection with an armed robbery on Lake Shore Drive near Chicago Avenue headed north on I-55 at Damen Avenue, ISP said.
Troopers pursued the stolen car, with the stolen car speeding at over 100 miles-per-hour at times, police said. Chicago police assisted with the chase and stop sticks were successfully deployed, police said.
At about 12:08 a.m., police said the driver lost control and crashed at 38th Street and California Avenue.
Four suspects were taken into custody, include one who tried to get away before being caught by a K9 and bit, police said. That suspect was transported to St. Anthony Hospital and is expected to be OK, police said.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (First Alert 4) – A Florissant man is facing a litany of charges, including 16 counts of felony child endangerment, after authorities say he sideswiped a school bus while fleeing police Tuesday on Interstate 70 in St. Louis County.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged 23-year-old Vance P. Carter III, with one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child for every student on the bus, as well as two counts of fourth-degree assault for a teacher traveling with the students and the driver.
Carter is also charged with resisting arrest and motor vehicle tampering related to the pursuit. Court and St. Louis County Jail records show he is currently in custody on $250,000 cash-only bond.
According to a St. Louis County Police probable cause statement, local authorities were alerted to a grey Ford Fusion sedan wanted for felony fleeing in St. Louis and University City. Authorities located the car near the airport and began conducting surveillance.
Dillon Alexander was arrested Sunday night in Madison County after he allegedly led officers on a high-speed chase of over 100 mph, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Alexander, 32, has been charged with evading in a motor vehicle and felony possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to police.
At 11:10 p.m. Sunday, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Texas 21 for expired registration, police said.
The vehicle did not pull over and began accelerating at a high rate of speed. Officers said additional patrol cars joined the pursuit as the vehicle traveled over 100 mph across state highways and county roads.
NORTH BEND – In the early hours of December 4, a potentially catastrophic event was narrowly avoided thanks to the swift action of the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Around 12:20 am, WSP communications received an alarming 9-1-1 call about a vehicle heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-90 near milepost 32 in North Bend.
Responding to the emergency, WSP troopers converged on the area. Near milepost 27, a trooper spotted the errant vehicle, identified as a silver Nissan Altima, proceeding the wrong way. Despite attempts to stop it, the vehicle swerved and continued its dangerous course.
The incident happened at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 on I-495 in Holbrook.
Suffolk County Police said another driver called 911 saying a box truck was swerving across the roadway as it drove eastbound in the westbound lanes near Exit 52.
The truck continued going the wrong way, passing four exits, before cutting across the center median near Exit 52, where it crossed back into the eastbound lanes.
A Highway Patrol officer followed the truck as it swerved back and forth across all lanes of traffic but refused to stop, police said.
The vehicle finally came to a rest after driving over stop sticks that were deployed near Exit 62 in Holbrook.
Pickaway County – A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to prison 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 Sheriff’s office and then put the pedal to the metal.
OSP reported speeds of over 115 MPH, and during the chase asked for spike strips in the Northbound lane. Pickaway Sheriff’s department was in position and was able to successfully spike strip a front driver’s side tire. The driver continued through South Bloomfield at high speeds and it wasn’t until his front tire started to break down that he decided to stop.
Once stopped OSP initialed a felony stop and 23-year-old Keon’ta Whitney was arrested. In his possession, Whitney had a loaded handgun.
Two boys were arrested after police pursued an alleged stolen car through Dandenong.
Police say a group of youths entered a house on Nicholsdale Road in Camberwell about 4.30am on Wednesday 6 December.
They allegedly stole car keys to a white Audi Q5 and a grey Mitsubishi Pajero.
Police arrived at the house and saw the Audi and Pajero collide.
The group allegedly fled in the pair of stolen cars and a third unknown car.
About 9.30am, police officers found the stolen Audi in Tania Court, Dandenong.
A cordon was put in place and stop sticks successfully deflated a tyre about 9.40am
TAMPA, Fla. (CBS12) — A joint effort between a city’s police force and the county’s sheriff’s office was crucial to a suspect’s arrest as he left one jurisdiction and fled to the other in a stolen sports car.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office’s Aviation Unit never lost sight of the suspect as he “recklessly” traveled into the City of Tampa, where the police department later took him into custody. The aerial footage provided shows how the man narrowly missed other drivers, bypassed traffic and eventually burned out, rotating a full 180 degrees then running from the white Porsche.
“This suspect’s disregard for other drivers is seen as he weaves in and out of traffic, putting so many others in danger,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Little did he know, our aviation unit never lost sight of his every move.”
Towards the end of the video, the Porsche looks to have spun out of control, but it wasn’t clarified if the suspect drove over stop-sticks or simply lost control of the car. After the crash, he bailed.
It’s pretty wild to see just how much abuse a car can take in one of these police chase videos. As is often the case, the cars involved in the chase perform surprisingly well – right up to the point they stop performing at all. The Chevy Cavalier in the following chase video is one such example.
The video is a little under 30 minutes long, and shows the chase from start to finish, including multiple angles from the squad cars involved. Looking at the video overlay, we see this particular incident occurred on November 21st, 2023, around 4:50 p.m. local time in Miller County, Arkansas.
As the video gets under way, we see Officer Tyler Gentry pulling over a black Chevy Cavalier on U.S. Highway 67 and Country Road 53. The driver pulls over at first, and we see officer Gentry talking to the driver, letting them know that the reason they were pulled over is because they were following too closely behind a truck and they were driving with an expired license plate. The driver says they’re repairing the Chevy Cavalier for someone nearby, and they don’t have their license on them.
(KTTS News) – Two individuals were arrested after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase on I-44 on Saturday.
The chase started near Rolla when the police tried to pull over a vehicle for multiple traffic violations.
Several counties assisted in the pursuit.
Jasper County deputies were able to deploy spike strips near the Sarcoxie exit. A Lawrence County deputy successfully stopped the car by spinning it out.
The driver, who was identified as a man from East St. Louis, Illinois, and another occupant were taken into custody.
Deputies said it all started around 1 a.m. when Shenandoah police saw a man running out of a pharmacy. The man then rammed a patrol car, which started the chase.
The crash happened along the North Freeway at Airtex but started in Montgomery County and ended in Harris County.
Investigators said it all started around 1 a.m. when Shenandoah Police saw a man running out of a pharmacy. The man then rammed a patrol car which launched a police chase.
An Evansville man led police on a high speed chase Saturday night, starting on Main Street and came to a close on US 41A after the Kentucky State Police deployed spike strips.
Madisonville Police say that 911 was alerted to a possible DUI at around 9:27 p.m. on Saturday. The caller told police that the vehicle was “all over the road” and driving through front yards along Main Street. As the vehicle turned onto Noel Avenue, it struck a telephone police. Police deport that it also caused damaged to several other properties, including a retaining wall.
Officers state that when they located the vehicle, it had a large piece of wood sticking out the passenger side window and was tailgating the vehicle in front of it. Its taillights were not working.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman is in custody after a slow-moving police chase from Hendersonville to Nashville on Monday.
The Hendersonville Police Department responded to an alert on several license plate readers for a wanted suspect with felony warrants.
A pursuit began from State Route 386/Vietnam Veterans Boulevard, with several officers attempting to pull the vehicle over and the suspect consistently refusing to stop.
Spike strips were deployed twice in an attempt to disable the vehicle. The suspect continued to drive, only reaching speeds between 10 to 30 miles per hour.
The vehicle exited Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and traveled through Goodlettsville to Dickerson Road, where Melissa Leanna White, 41, pulled over and surrendered to officials near Old Hickory Boulevard.
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