Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 06/25/24 – High Speed Chases, Burglaries, Wrong Way Drivers, and More

June 25, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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EDINBURGH, Ind. – Three Indianapolis men led police on a high-speed pursuit that crossed multiple county lines in southern and central Indiana on Friday afternoon.

At around 5:30 p.m., Indiana State Police (ISP) troopers attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding on southbound I-65. The truck was clocked at 87 mph in a 70 mph zone near the 14-mile marker in Clark County. The vehicle pulled over at the 12-mile marker but the driver quickly sped away with ISP chasing.

The pickup exited at Sellersburg and re-entered the interstate on the northbound side. The pursuit continued through Scott, Jackson, and Bartholomew Counties, often at speeds over 100 mph. Other law enforcement agencies deployed Stop Stick tire deflation devices, however, the driver successfully eluded them on several occasions.

As the truck fled north on I-65, officers allegedly saw the driver and the front-seat passenger throwing an unknown substance out the windows. About five miles south of Columbus, the driver crossed the median and began driving north on the southbound side before getting off at Columbus.

The vehicle exited the interstate and stuck a car entering the southbound on-ramp. The car sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. The pickup then re-entered the interstate on the northbound side and continued fleeing north.



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2. Wrong-way driver on a divided highway arrested, cited for OWI in Waupaca County – Wisconsin

WAUPACA COUNTY, (WLUK) — The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office is offering tips about how to stay safe while driving on divided highways after arresting a driver for going the wrong direction on a divided highway.

In a post to Facebook, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office says just before 3 a.m. on June 15, a police officer with Weyauwega Police noticed a car traveling westbound in the eastbound fast lane of Highway 10 near County Highway F.

“[The] officer was traveling in the correct direction of travel with emergency lights and siren activated while attempting to get the wrong-way driver to stop. The wrong way driver continued to travel in the wrong direction,” the post says.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man is behind bars after leading police on a short pursuit in Nelson County.

According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was attempting a traffic stop on Highway 150 just after midnight Sunday when a driver was traveling 89 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Police said 42-year-old Inca Calcine of Liberty, Kentucky failed to stop and continued west onto the Bluegrass Parkway.

KSP assisted the deputy by deploying spike strips near the 3-mile marker.

The pursuit came to an end and Calcine was taken into custody.

He faces multiple charges including fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest, no registration and failure to produce an insurance card.




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4. Three teenage boys charged after police pursuit across Melbourne – Australia

Three teenage boys have been charged following a police pursuit across Melbourne overnight.
The pursuit began following an alleged attempted theft of a car on Lawson Street in Essendon about 1.30am.
A witness reported seeing a blue Mazda CX5 at the scene and passed the information to police who spotted the car on Albert Street in Preston about 1.45am.
Police allege the Mazda sped off from officers before the air wing was called in.
Footage from the police airwing, shows the car driving near parkland on Heritage Drive in Springvale, before one of the teens got out and allegedly tried to get in a nearby vehicle.
He was chased down by police and arrested before the Mazda sped off.
The car was captured driving up and down the Monash Freeway before exiting onto a main road.
Police used stop sticks to bring the car to a stop on Springvale Road in Brandon Park about 2.45am.
Officers arrested three youths at the scene.
Investigators allege the Mazda was stolen from a recreation reserve in Bentleigh on June 23.
Two 13-year-old boys were charged with theft of motor vehicle and will appear at a children’s court at a later date.



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6. Man, woman arrested after leading police on motorhome chase through Boulder City – Nevada

BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — A man and woman have been arrested after a motorhome chase through Boulder City on Tuesday night.

According to the Boulder City Police Department, they were contacted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol around 7 p.m. Arizona officials were trying to stop a motorhome that had reportedly been stolen.

National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers unsuccessfully attempted to deploy spike strips to stop the motorhome several times but the vehicle made it into Boulder City.

During the pursuit, a woman jumped from the motorhome while it was still moving and police took her into custody. She has not been identified and was taken to the Henderson Detention Center for an outstanding felony warrant from the Henderson Police Department.


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7. Bloomington police arrest man accused of severely injuring woman during pursuit – Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A Bloomington man has been arrested following a search warrant for a 2021 incident where he reportedly struck a Martinsville woman with his vehicle during a multi-county police pursuit.According to the Bloomington Police Department, officers arrested 30-year-old O’Shawn McCullough around 9:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of South Winslow Court, who had a pending warrant for his arrest for the past three years.Previous reports indicate that McCullough hit a Martinsville woman with his car while evading officers during a pursuit on Aug. 5, 2021, just before 4 p.m. The woman suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’ that included a broken femur, fractured right foot, a sternal fracture, multiple rib fractures and multiple lumbar fractures.

According to BPD, the incident began in Bloomington when officers pulled McCullough over for a reported traffic infraction. He allegedly took off and led police on a pursuit. This continued at speeds over 100 miles per hour as the pursuit spilled into Martinsville, with McCullough attempting to avoid multiple stop sticks.



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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. — Montgomery County deputies arrested a burglary suspect following a car chase that started in Coffeyville and ended north of Tyro on U.S. Highway 75 on June 6.

Montgomery County deputies originally responded to a break-in call in Coffeyville and when they got there they learned the suspect, Terry Reagans-Clark, ran from the scene, got into a car and drove off.

This prompted a chase as Clark took off down Highway 166 and continued into Tyro before going north on County Road 2700.

The Kansas Highway Patrol deployed Stop Sticks at the intersection of County Road 2700 and County Road 3200, which caused one of the suspect’s tires to be disabled.

Clark continued to U.S. Highway 75 before coming to a stop and running out of the car on foot.

Deputies quickly arrested Clark, who is from Muskogee, and he was taken to the Montgomery County jail and booked on charges of felony fleeing, attempting to elude law enforcement and reckless driving.

The case has been forwarded to the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office for formal charges.





Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man following a pursuit with a stolen vehicle in central Nebraska.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Jeep speeding at over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, at mile marker 321. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and accelerated. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

Near mile marker 293, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office successfully deployed stop sticks to slow the vehicle. The Jeep eventually came to a stop in the median and the driver fled on foot. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of Ohio.

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10. Woman with multiple warrants arrested after car chase – Washington

A driver with multiple warrants has been arrested after a chase that crossed the Washington/Oregon state line several times to elude police.

According to the Milton-Freewater Police Department, Gina Maria Perez, also identified as Gina Marie Reymundo, first caught the attention of Walla Walla Police for a suspect Dui. When police began the pursuit of the red 1997 Honda Accord, she crossed into Oregon prompting Milton-Freewater police to join.

Spike strips were deployed on Highway 11 near milepost 35 in Oregon and Perez was arrested. The list of her outstanding warrants includes one from the Idaho Department of Corrections which noted she “was inadvertently released by the Washington Department of Corrections to community supervision” in April, per a press release from Milton-Freewater police.


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