Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 06/11/24 – Meth Charges, Stolen Vehicles, High Speed Pursuits, and More

June 11, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

Stop Stick Deployments June 11 2024: Stop Stick® Pursuit News: Stolen Vehicles, Multiple County Chases
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June 11 Stop Stick Deployments Oklahoma Highway Patrol

MUSKOGEE – A Californian who was on the lam from a drug conviction in the Golden State was in possession of 49 pounds of methamphetamine when he was arrested in eastern Oklahoma while attempting to evade a traffic stop.

Marco Antonio Naranjo-Aguilar, 30, from Sacramento, pleaded guilty last year in the Eastern District federal court here to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and was sentenced to 19.5 years in federal prison.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

An OHP trooper reported an SUV bearing a New York license plate was speeding through a construction zone on Interstate 40 a short distance west of Sallisaw in Sequoyah County the morning of Jan. 20, 2022. When the trooper attempted to stop the driver, the eastbound vehicle sped up to 115 miles per hour, the officer said.

The Roland Police Department was alerted and one of its officers deployed “stop sticks” – tire deflation devices equipped with myriad spikes – on the highway. The SUV ran over the devices and its speed began to decline. The trooper said that after “several more miles” he “performed a tactical vehicle intervention” that forced the SUV into a ditch, where Naranjo-Aguilar was arrested.

In the SUV was found a suitcase containing 48 zip-style plastic baggies and two vacuum- seal baggies which contained 22.3 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Besides imposing the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White ordered Naranjo-Aguilar to forfeit $3,085 in U.S. currency that had been in his possession when he was detained.



June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Missouri State Highway Patrol

2. Vehicle nearly torn in half after police chase ends in crash Tuesday in Independence – Missouri

The force of a crash following a police chase that ended in Independence Tuesday morning ripped a vehicle in half.

The Independence, Missouri, Police Department said its officers assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with a vehicle pursuit early Tuesday morning.

The pursuit began at 2:49 a.m. when an MSHP Trooper attempted to stop a black Jeep on US-40 at South Crysler Avenue. in Independence.

The chase lasted approximately three minutes and ended when IPD officers deployed stop sticks near the intersection of 23rd Street and Sterling Avenue.

The suspect vehicle in that police chase lost control and struck a utility pole.

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June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Melbourne Australia, Stolen Vehicles

Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged three males after an extended follow in two allegedly stolen vehicles yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to reports of a suspicious loiter at a carpark on Katandra Road in Ormond about 2.45pm.

Three people in a Ford Mondeo in the car park, which was allegedly stolen from Wheelers Hill, fled the scene.

Officers followed the vehicle through Glen Huntley and Caulfield to Keys Road in Moorabbin, where the trio dumped the Ford.

They allegedly then stole a Hyundai sedan, which was parked outside a business, and fled.

With assistance from the Air Wing, police followed the car through Cheltenham, Keysborough and Noble Park.

Stop sticks were deployed on Frankston Cranbourne Road, near McClelland Drive, in Langwarrin.

The vehicle continued on its rims on the Peninsula Freeway.




June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Florida Highway Patrol, Stolen Cars


4. Florida prison escapee driving stolen car arrested after bolting from Sarasota deputies: FHP – Florida

A woman wanted for escaping from a Florida prison is headed back behind bars.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Sarasota County deputies tried to pull over 22-year-old Aaliyah Christian Foster shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Instead of stopping, authorities say Foster, who officials say was driving a stolen Lexus, took off and was later spotted by a trooper on I-75 in Lee County.

The trooper tried to pull her over, but she bolted again.

Troopers say she was weaving through traffic and speeding, reaching 115 miles per hour at one point.

According to FHP, the speeding Lexus made several aggressive lane changes in front of the patrol vehicle and threw an unknown object from the passenger-side window.

Troopers tried to perform a precision immobilization technique (PIT maneuver) to stop the Lexus but were unsuccessful.

In Collier County, troopers and deputies deployed stop sticks, which deflated the tires on the Lexus, but she kept driving south on I-75 on the rims, according to FHP.



June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Sacramento Police Department, California Highway Patrol

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June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Dauphin County Police, Stolen Car with Stolen Plates

6. PA State Police Pursuit In Stolen NY Car With NJ Plates – Pennsylvania

Two men were spotted trying to break into a vehicle at the Ciocca Honda dealership located at 8001 Allentown Boulevard, West Hanover Township, around 5:45 a.m. on June 5, troopers detailed.

When Dauphin County troopers arrived the men hopped into a stolen car from New York City with a stolen license plate from New Jersey, according to the release. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed east on Allentown.


June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Stafford County Police, Virginia

7. Spike strips used to stop accused squatter – Virginia

A woman from Philadelphia attempted to evade police by driving recklessly and pulling over at a house that wasn’t hers, police said. She was detained after pulling out a knife, leading to charges of eluding police, obstruction of justice, and a traffic lane violation, police said.

From the Stafford sheriff’s office:

Many people believe if you reach “home base” the police can’t get you. That is not true, especially if it’s not your house as one Philadelphia woman found out.

On June 2nd at approximately 12:35 p.m. First Sergeant J.D. Florendo, Deputy C.R. Szentkuti, and Deputy A. De Hoyos responded to the 3000 block of Warrenton Road for a reckless driver. Fauquier County dispatch advised a red Ford Mustang that was all over the roadway and nearly struck a motorcyclist was heading towards Stafford. Deputies would locate the suspect vehicle in the area of Hartwood Road and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle would pull over, but only for a moment. Before deputies could even get out of their vehicles, the suspect vehicle took off continuing Southbound on Warrenton Road, initiating a pursuit.

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June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Idaho, High Speed Chase

POCATELLO — A 23-year-old local man was recently arrested after leading officers on a high speed pursuit from Pocatello into Fort Hall, authorities said.

Gilberto Coronel, of Pocatello, has been charged with felony eluding following the incident, which began to unfold around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, according to police and court records the Idaho State Journal recently obtained.

An officer in an unmarked police car was in the area of Marlu Street and Poole Avenue when he observed a woman crying and in some type of distress while walking in the middle of the street, police said.

The officer began driving toward the woman when he observed a white 2011 Buck drive toward the woman and stop briefly, said police, adding that the officer had to drive past the car in order to make a turn around on the street.

After making a U-turn, the officer observed the white Buick driving away and no longer saw the woman in the street, so he asked an officer in a marked patrol vehicle to initiate a traffic stop on the car to check the welfare of the woman, the report says.

The officer in the marked patrol vehicle attempted to stop the driver of the Buick, later identified as Coronel, in the area of McKinley Avenue and Marlu Street but Coronel fled at a high rate of speed, according to police.

Coronel failed to stop at two stop signals at busy residential intersections and reached speeds in excess of 70 mph in zones posted at 35 mph, said police, adding that Coronel then entered Interstate 15 and began heading north toward Fort Hall.

Coronel reached as fast as 118 mph on Interstate 15 before exiting in Fort Hall where police there joined the pursuit, according to the report.


June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, St. Joseph County Police Department

9. Suspect leads police chase across state line in stolen car – Indiana

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The St. Joseph County Police Department reports on Thursday, June 6, around 11 p.m., the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department advised them of a stolen gray Ford Focus believed to have entered Indiana during a pursuit on the US 31 Bypass.

Authorities say 40 minutes later the Focus was located going west on Cleveland Road near the intersection of SR 933.

The officer followed the Focus while attempting to confirm it was the stolen vehicle.

Before confirmation was made, the report states the Focus sped off and began driving erratically through all lanes of traffic on Cleveland Road, heading toward the US 31 Bypass.

The officer then began a pursuit of the Focus.

Before reaching the bypass, authorities were able to deploy stop-sticks on Cleveland Road near Mayflower Road causing a tire on the Focus to deflate.

The Focus continued, reaching the US 31 Bypass, and drove north back toward Michigan.

The report states approximately a half mile south of the Michigan state line, the suspect lost control of the Focus and crashed into a ditch off the bypass.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Anna-Alicia Bishop of Benton Harbor, complied with St. Jospeh County Police and was safely apprehended.

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June 11 Stop Stick Deployments, Hamburg Township Police

10. Michigan woman leads police on high-speed chase while allegedly driving under influence of drugs, without license – Michigan

(CBS DETROIT) – Two people were arrested following a high-speed chase in Michigan on Tuesday. One of them was allegedly driving with a suspended license and is accused of operating the vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

At 8:25 p.m., Livingston County deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop on a gray Ford F-350 truck in Brighton Township because the license plate wasn’t on the vehicle properly and appeared to be unregistered.

The truck fled, leading deputies on a chase that reached speeds that exceeded 80 mph through Brighton and Hamburg Townships.

Dash camera footage shows that Hamburg Township officers deployed stop sticks when the truck entered the township, deflating three tires. The truck kept traveling but eventually stopped at the dead end of Old Road.

The passenger, a 38-year-old Brighton man, was arrested and taken to the Livingston County Jail for outstanding warrants. He isn’t facing any charges in connection to the chase.

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