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Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 07/01/24 – Stolen Cars, High Speed Pursuits, DUI, and More

July 1, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

Stop Stick Deployments July 1 2024: Stop Stick® Pursuit News: Stolen Vehicles, Multiple County Chases
With over 500,000 vehicles equipped across the U.S. and around the world and over 50,000 documented pursuits ended safely, Stop Stick® is law enforcement’s most trusted brand today. We are committed to serving those who serve us by providing training and proven safe, simple-to-use, and effective tools. Now the Stop Sticks Weekly News:

 

06/26/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Tennessee

HERNANDO, Missi. – DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office (DSCSO) arrested a suspect in a stolen car after a police pursuit on Interstate 55, DSCSO said.

On June 22, deputies responded to a stolen Toyota 4runner on Interstate 55.

Deputies Dylan Phillips and Robin Grace collaborated with Hernando Police Department (HPD) to conduct a felony traffic stop on the stolen car, DSCSO said.

According to the sheriff’s office , as a result a pursuit ensued.

The stolen car traveled north on I-55, HPD gave primary control of the pursuit to Deputies Phillips and Grace, who intercepted the car, DSCSO said.

Stop sticks were put out to halt the car by Sergeant Jonathan Hardin and Southaven Police also helped, DSCSO said.

 

06/30/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Ohio

2. Turnpike chase: Driver arrested after going over 100 mph – Ohio

https://fox8.com/news/turnpike-chase-driver-arrested-after-going-over-100-mph/

 

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06/27/24
July Deployments Stop Stick, Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE – A 57-year-old Wood River woman was charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person with a disability, a Class 1 felony; theft of property over $5,000 by deception from an elderly person, a Class 2 felony; and forgery, a Class 3 felony.

 

 

06/24/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Tennessee

 

 

4. Spike stripes deployed in Carter County to end Pursuit, 2 arrested – Tennessee

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports a man with active warrants was arrested Tuesday after leading Carter County deputies on a pursuit, stealing a pickup truck during the chase.
32 year old Robert Ray refused to stop a stolen Ford Taurus before crashing at Betty’s Burger Hut on Highway 91. Ray then stole a Dodge Ram pickup and continued toward Cross Mountain Road.
During pursuit of the second vehicle officers deployed spike strips and fired multiple shots in an attempt to disable the vehicle. Carter County deputies then executed a pit maneuver, disabling the truck.
Deputies took Ray into custody after a foot chase. A female passenger, Debbie Garland, was also arrested on outstanding warrants.

 

06/26/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Missouri

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06/27/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Washington

6. Bellingham man back in custody following high-speed chase in north Bellingham – Washington

BELLINGHAM, WA (MyBellinghamNow.com) – A Bellingham man was placed back in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in north Bellingham.

 

06/29/24
July Deployments Stop Stick, Texas

7. North Texas police use tracking dart, spike strips, Taser to apprehend suspect – Texas

https://www.fox4news.com/news/police-chase-fort-worth-white-settlement

A suspect was arrested on Friday night after a chase with White Settlement police.

White Settlement Police Chief Chris Cook says license plate readers tipped off officers about a suspect with a felony warrant from Southlake in the area.

When police tried to stop the car, the suspect rammed into a police vehicle and took off, according to police.

Officers with White Settlement Police deployed a tracking dart, known as StarChase, onto the suspect’s vehicle.

The chase went into Fort Worth where police officers from the Fort Worth Police Department deployed spike strips.

The car eventually stopped near downtown Fort Worth because both tires on the right side of the vehicle had been deflated.

 

 

06/29/24
July Deployments Stop Stick, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – A high-speed chase began Friday afternoon in Kinder and ended in Lake Charles, according to authorities.

The chase began during a routine traffic stop on a van driven by William Miles, 40, of Oakdale on U.S. 165 in Kinder.

Kinder Police Department Lt. Jason Fontenot said the van was missing a door so trash was observed falling out of the vehicle.

“The officer attempted to make a traffic stop but he took off,” said Fontenot. “Several agencies ended up getting involved.”

Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Matthew Gaspard said the suspect’s vehicle reached speeds of over 100 mph during the pursuit.

Gaspard said Troopers deployed spike strips on I-10 near the La. 171 exit. Despite having all four tires deflated by the spike strips, the van was finally stopped and suspect apprehended near the Enterprise exit on I-10.

Miles was returned to Kinder where he was arrested and charged with aggravated flight from an officer, driving under suspension and driving with no insurance.

 

06/28/24
July Deployments Stop Stick, North Dakota

9. Man arrested for DUI after high-speed chase in McKenzie, Billings Counties – North Dakota

 

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (KUMV) – A man was arrested Thursday night after leading McKenzie County deputies on a high-speed chase on Highway 85.

Deputies said they tried to stop 43-year-old Alfred Clark around 9 p.m. south of Watford City for speeding. Clark did not stop and continued speeding, reaching 120 miles per hour at times. A spike strip eventually stopped him 55 miles south of the initial location.

When Clark was stopped, deputies said they had to tase him because he did not comply with their orders.

Clark is charged with a DUI, driving with a suspended license, reckless endangerment, DUI refusal and preventing arrest.

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06/28/24

July Deployments Stop Stick, Washington

10. Local law enforcement officers complete emergency vehicle operator course in Packwood – Washington

https://www.chronline.com/stories/local-law-enforcement-officers-complete-emergency-vehicle-operator-course-in-packwood,342775

As a regular host for the annual Sports Car Club of America tour, the Packwood Mill is no stranger to fast cars navigating challenging courses.

On Wednesday, though, the mill site hosted a different kind of fast driver: members of local law enforcement completing an emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC).

Washington state law requires any officer engaging in a pursuit to have completed an EVOC within the last two years and to be certified in at least one pursuit intervention option, such as deploying stop sticks or conducting PIT maneuvers.

Wednesday’s training, which was overseen by local EVOC instructor Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Detective Skylar Eastman, involved teaching personnel how to properly deploy stop sticks and practice safely navigating both a skills course and a high-speed pursuit course.

 

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