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Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 03/21/24 – 130+mph Pursuit, Copious Amounts of Drugs, Stolen Car

March 21, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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3/18/24


Fairfield traffic stop leads to ‘copious amount of marijuana,’ pills and chase California

https://fox40.com/news/local-news/fairfield-california/fairfield-traffic-stop-leads-to-copious-amount-of-marijuana-pills-and-chase/ 

(FOX40.COM) — Two people were recently arrested after a “copious amount of marijuana, prescription pills, and other property indicative of narcotic sales,” were found in a vehicle, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

On March 11, a Fairfield police officer reportedly pulled over a vehicle with two occupants inside and “developed probable cause to search it.”

After learning the car would be searched the 27-year-old driver led officers on a pursuit, according to police. Spike strips were deployed and the vehicle came to a stop on Airbase Parkway, just before the eastbound 80 on-ramp.

Officials said the 27-year-old driver and 30-year-old passenger were both arrested and booked into jail on multiple drug charges and felony reckless evading.

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03/16/23


High-speed pursuit in Grand County ends with over 50 pounds of meth seized – Utah

High-speed pursuit in Grand County ends with over 50 pounds of meth seized (kjzz.com)

THOMPSON SPRINGS, Utah (KUTV) — Over 50 pounds of meth were seized after a pursuit reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour through Grand County.

Deputies were patrolling I-70 just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when they said a black Ford Escape with a Colorado license plate was not staying in its lane as it drove by.

They attempted to stop the vehicle, which belonged to a rental company, near mile marker 189 with their lights and sirens on.

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03/16/24

Ohio Valley police use spike strips to end chase that spanned 3 states  – Ohio

https://www.wtrf.com/news/ohio-valley-police-use-spike-strips-to-end-chase-that-spanned-3-states/

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol have released the names of the individuals who led multiple police units through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio on Friday evening.

According to the OSHP, Scott McNary, 40, of 84, PA, was driving with passenger Shande Sickman of Cambridge in Washington County, PA, when the pursuit started.

Officials say Pennsylvania State Police asked the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department for assistance when the vehicle entered West Virginia.

McNary fled onto I-470 into Ohio, where the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, took over the pursuit.

According to officials, the vehicle was stopped at mile marker 186 before Cambridge after a successful deployment of spike strips.

 

 

03/20/24


Loris man accused of fleeing police with meth in car  – South Carolina

https://wpde.com/news/local/loris-man-accused-of-fleeing-police-with-meth-after-stop-stick-capture

Roy Wayne Ramsey, 56, is charged with failure to stop for blue lights second offense, possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, and resisting arrest.

According to the police report, on Saturday an officer tried to stop Ramsey’s car at Highway 9 Bus and Liberty Church Road due to a defective tag and brake lights.

The reporting officer said Ramsey turned onto Liberty Church Road and sped away, entering North Carolina and escaping the officer.

 

03/19/24


Attempted murder fugitive busted in North Carolina with guns, drugs, sheriff says – North Carolina

https://myfox8.com/news/attempted-murder-fugitive-busted-in-north-carolina-with-guns-drugs-sheriff-says/

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A fugitive wanted on attempted murder charges out of New Jersey was caught in Rowan County following a chase, and nearly a dozen guns along with a drug stash were seized from his vehicle, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies in Rowan County spotted a vehicle on Interstate 85 near Exit 76 previously reported by another agency as ‘fleeing’ after an attempted traffic stop. Area deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle for a speeding violation and the vehicle fled, and a chase began on I-85 North.

The chase continued from Rowan County, into Davidson County, into Alamance County, through Orange County, and Durham County, the sheriff’s office said.

03/19/24


130-mph chase on I-75 in Marion County ends in arrest – Florida

130-mph chase on I-75 in Marion County ends in arrest – Ocala-News.com

A 20-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly leading deputies on a high-speed chase on Interstate 75 in Marion County that reached speeds of over 130 miles per hour.

On Monday, a white Dodge Challenger was observed traveling at a high rate of speed near the 13500 block of N U.S. Highway 441 in Ocala. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office corporal noted in the arrest report that an agency-issued radar confirmed that the vehicle was traveling 96 mph in a posted 65 mph zone.

After emergency sirens and lights were activated, the corporal attempted to catch up to the Dodge Challenger. The driver of the Challenger, later identified as Kamari Jayvon Stokes, refused to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, according to the report.

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03/16/24

Man suspected of killing 3 people in Philadelphia area arrested in New Jersey, police say Pennsylvania

https://www.wtrf.com/news/headlines/ap-u-s-news/ap-shelter-in-place-order-issued-in-pennsylvania-after-shootings-businesses-closed-parade-canceled/

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting three family members in their Philadelphia-area homes Saturday was arrested in New Jersey after evading law enforcement for hours as police mobilized across two states, shutting down a parade and an amusement park and ordering some residents to stay in their homes.

Steve Wilson, police director for the city of Trenton, New Jersey, said the man was arrested near a house where officers had believed he was barricaded inside. He apparently left the home before the police cordon was erected, Wilson said.

Wilson added that he did not believe the suspect was armed at the time.

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03/21/24

Cars stolen from Sport Durst in Durham allegedly by teenagers, lead police on high speed chase North Carolina

https://abc11.com/duram-juvenile-crime-stolen-cars-teens-steal-vehicle/14551993/

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — The I-team is investigating what’s behind a wild crime spree and high-speed chase through the Triangle last week.

Some of it was caught on camera at Mazda Sport Durst off US15-501.

The video shows a car ramming into the side gate of the dealership. Someone gets out of the car and looks around but doesn’t take anything.

What these guys want–allegedly teenagers–is across the street.

“It’s mainly all the high-performance type vehicles,” said Sport Durst, long-time owner of Sport Durst. “Just the motors alone are worth a ton of money.”

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03/19/24

Suspect hit 135 mph during Colusa County chase, CHP says California

https://www.cbsnews.com/sacramento/news/suspect-hit-135-mph-during-colusa-county-chase-chp-says/

COLUSA COUNTY – A suspect who led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Colusa County Tuesday morning is now under arrest.

Exactly where the chase started was not detailed by authorities, but the chase ended in Williams.

CHP says the suspect, who was driving a Dodge Challenger, allegedly hit speeds up to 135 mph during the chase.

Police in Williams helped put the chase to an end by deploying some spike strips, CHP says. The driver, whose name has not been released, gave up and was arrested without further incident.

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03/18/24


High-Speed Chase Through Fairfield Ends with San Francisco Man Arrested for Stolen Vehicle and Outstanding Warrants California

https://hoodline.com/2024/03/high-speed-chase-through-fairfield-ends-with-san-francisco-man-arrested-for-stolen-vehicle-and-outstanding-warrants/

In a high-speed chase that crisscrossed the highways of Fairfield, California, a routine vehicle scan turned into a dramatic pursuit on March 9. According to a Fairfield Police Department social media post, the trouble began when an officer spotted a vehicle reported stolen, and behind the wheel was 24-year-old Wilhem Rivas, who had an outstanding felony arrest warrant.

The man was not just a suspected car thief. Rivas, who hailed from San Francisco, already had a rap sheet with warrants for Post Release Community Supervision violations in San Montano and San Francisco Counties.

With a helicopter from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) soaring above, Fairfield police attempted a felony stop, which quickly escalated as Rivas pushed the pedal to the metal, initiating a chase from Lopes Road and Auto Plaza Court, zigzagging to Dixon on eastbound Highway 80, before doubling back westward.

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