Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 02/28/24 – A Stalker, 130+mph DUI, Unlicensed Drivers, and more.

February 28, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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RPSO: High speed chase leads to arrest of Abbeville man Louisiana

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) – The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said a man from the Abbeville area was arrested after leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

RPSO said deputies attempted to stop Lawrence Joseph Syon, 41, of Abbeville, on I-49 near mile marker 108 on February 24 around 8:45 a.m., due to a traffic violation. Syon refused to stop, driving over 95 mph on I-49. Around mile marker 80, the vehicle was disabled and came to a stop with the assistance of the Alexandria Police Department and Louisiana State Police. Spike strips were deployed to aid in stopping the vehicle. Syon was taken into custody and placed under arrest. He was later found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana and a firearm. A computer check revealed Syon was a convicted felon with active warrants through Vermillion and Lafayette Parishes.

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Pair charged over road rage incident Australia

by Rebecca McDonald

Two teens have been arrested in connection to multiple vehicles that were stolen from gas pumps in Woodbridge and West Haven on Friday afternoon.

The first vehicle was stolen shortly after 4 p.m. from Woodbridge. Police there said they notified several agencies about the stolen Audi heading from their town towards New Haven.

About 20 minutes later, officers said a woman was pumping gas into her Hyundai when a teenage male entered her car and drove away. While attempting to stop the theft, the woman suffered minor injuries.

A few minutes later, police said a black Cadillac was stolen from the Noble gas station on Boston Post Road in West Haven while someone was pumping gas.

The driver of the Cadillac hit a vehicle on Saw Mill Road. All of the people inside of the vehicle then fled.

According to police, the original Audi from Woodbridge was later seen on Saw Mill Road picking up the people who fled from the Cadillac.

A police sergeant attempted to stop the Audi, but stopped the attempt when the vehicle continued onto Interstate 95.

During the investigation, authorities said they found the Audi on the I-95 south rest stop.

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Sheriff: Alabama man runs from deputies after violating protection order, crashes on highway after chase – Alabama

CBS 42

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — An Alabama man was booked into the Houston County Jail Tuesday afternoon after leading Houston County deputies on a chase through Dothan that ended with a crash on Highway 84, Sheriff Donald Valenza said.

According to Sheriff Valenza, sometime before lunch on Tuesday, Houston County deputies received a call from a woman claiming a man, whom she had a protection order against, was following her in a car on the north side of Dothan.

Sheriff Valenza said deputies found the man, identified as Evan Newman, and attempted to pull him over, but Newman fled, and deputies chased.

During the chase, Newman hit a deputy’s patrol car but kept driving.

The sheriff said the chase continued onto Hwy 84, and troopers laid down spike strips near County Road 9, which Newman hit, but he continued to drive until he crashed into a guard rail, knocking off one of his tires. His car finally stopped in the highway’s median.




Kenosha law enforcement looking to stop high-speed chases on I-94  – Wisconsin

TMJ4 News –

KENOSHA, Wis. — An alarming number of high-speed I-94 chases through Kenosha County continue to consume local law enforcement agencies and put the community at risk.Operating on the Wisconsin-Illinois border, Kenosha law enforcement often pursue chases that start in other jurisdictions and travel through Kenosha.On Sunday, a crime ring stole nine luxury vehicles from a Waukesha Land Rover dealership. Police say the suspects led them on a 30-minute, high-speed chase toward the Illinois border.Calvin Valentine, 17, of Chicago was driving a stolen Land Rover at speeds over 115 miles per hour. He hit spikes strips and continued fleeing despite driving on three tires.



Unlicensed driver leads Marion sheriff’s corporal on 130-mph chase– Florida

by Staff Report  –

A 29-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly led a Marion County Sheriff’s Office corporal on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of more than 130 miles per hour.On Thursday, the corporal was on patrol near the 10000 block of S U.S. Highway 441 in Belleview when a black BMW sedan was observed in the area. According to the arrest report, the sedan was traveling southbound at 83 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.No other vehicles were in the area, and the corporal conducted a U-turn in an attempt to pull over the sedan. After the corporal activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights, the sedan’s driver – later identified as Christopher Anthony Santiago – briefly stopped his vehicle on the side of the road near the 5200 block of SE Abshier Boulevard, according to the report.



Potential check fraud leads to police chase – Wisconsin

FOX2548 & WIProud –

MENOMINE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A potential case of check fraud led to a chase and arrest this morning. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office says a man tried to use an altered check at a bank in Menomonie just before 8:30 this morning (2/22/24) and police were contacted. The man had a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation.

The Menomonie Police Department was informed that the suspect’s vehicle was seen going west on Highway 12, and a chase began. The suspect was pursued onto I-94 and to the town of Roberts, where he was stopped by spike strips. There were 4 people in the vehicle during the chase, two of them were arrested.

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West Fargo man arrested after chase reaching speeds of 120MPH North Dakota –

WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – A West Fargo man is charged in Cass County court, accused of leading police on a chase while intoxicated.

A West Fargo Police officer was patrolling on February 18 when he saw a vehicle in the 700 block of 40th Avenue East going 74 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. When the officer tried to pull the driver over, court documents say he sped up and fled west on 40th Avenue West.

The officer says, as he approached Sheyenne Street, the driver passed a vehicle at approximately 90 miles per hour. The vehicle continue west on 40th Avenue, north on County Road 15, east on 38th Street SE, and was finally stopped on 15th Street West when the officer deployed spike strips.

According to court records, the vehicle drove into a field and eventually stopped near the intersection of 21st Avenue and 15th Street West. The officer says the chase reached speeds of 120 miles per hour.

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Axe-wielding intruder jailed Australia

Cranbourne Star News –

An ice-addled and armed home intruder who erratically fled in a stolen car and veered off the road to avoid a police intercept in Narre Warren South has been jailed.

Trent Harrison, 39, of Dandenong, pleaded guilty to a range of charges at the Victorian County Court including dangerous driving, unlicensed driving, aggravated burglary, car theft and breaching bail and intervention orders.

In June 2022, Harrison sent a ‘dick pic’ and text messages to a Hampton Park woman. She responded she was reporting him to police, adding “you deserve everything you get”.

“Yeah so will you in the next 20, you’ve been playing me the whole time now it’s my turn,” Harrison typed back.

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Suspect fires at Findlay police, escapes capture before being caught up with in Sylvania Ohio –

A man has been arrested after allegedly fleeing from police who used a “stop sticks” maneuver to stop him.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, an officer responded to the area of Vanderbilt Drive about a mutual aid request.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office advised 24-year-old Ortiz Ernesto of Bonita Springs, who was driving a white four-door Ford Explorer, ran from a traffic stop heading south on Old U.S. 41 from Bonita Beach Road driving around 85 miles per hour.

Deputies activated their emergency lights and sirens, Ernesto’s vehicle then continued to speed in an attempt to evade police toward Tamiami Trail north.

Deputies in the area deployed stop sticks, which struck the vehicle’s tires.

The car continued north, still failing to stop, and eventually turned right onto Old U.S. 41.

The stop sticks damaged the car’s front tires, which caused it to drive into the opposite lanes of traffic.

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Police chase group of luxury cars through multiple counties Wisconsin

by Amy Fleury –

Eight stolen car dealership vehicles and one stolen customer vehicle led West Allis police on a chase on the morning of Feb. 18.The Waukesha Police Department says officers responded to the Jaguar/Land Rover in Waukesha around 9 a.m. after a maintenance worker noticed significant damage to a service garage door. Police believe the vehicles were stolen around 6 a.m.West Allis police said they got a tip from a caller about the cars in the parking lot of a business at South 108th Street and Theo Trecker in West Allis. The caller told police the people in the cars had their faces covered. West Allis officers located the group of vehicles on Greenfield Avenue, and the drivers took off onto Interstate 894.West Allis police chased the vehicles south on I-894 and onto southbound Interstate 94.Officers believed the vehicles to be stolen. At least one of the vehicles struck stop sticks and crashed with an uninvolved vehicle on I-94 in Pleasant Prairie, police said. (See above video)The driver of that vehicle, a teenager, was taken into custody, according to Waukesha police. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.Waukesha police believe this to be the result of an organized crime group of teenagers from the Chicago area.

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