Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 03/28/24 – Police Standoffs, Carjackings, Stolen Guns

March 28, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Auto burglars who shot at police arrested after standoff at Southaven warehouse Tennessee 

Two Memphis teens accused of shooting at police after an auto burglary are under arrest following a ten hour stand off that ended at a Southaven warehouse on Monday.

The suspects, 19 year-old Lamottis Simms,Jr., and 18 year-old Franshawn Brown, surrendered peacefully and were taken into custody and charged with conspiracy to commit murder of law enforcement and two counts of receiving stolen property.

According to police, Horn Lake Police pursued two individuals Monday morning suspected of auto burglary as they headed northbound on Horn Lake Road.

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Reckless driving elderly lady arrested for resisting, told officers it could wait until after church Texas

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An 84-year-old woman on her way to church, driving in the wrong lane, was arrested by Wichita County Deputies after refusing to stop until spike strips were set up.

According to Wichita County Sheriff David Duke, around 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024, a deputy was southbound on F-M 367 when a car, driving north in the southbound lane, ran him off the road while passing cars in the no-passing zone and speeding.

Duke said the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. Spike strips were set up, but the driver stopped before running over them. The woman told deputies she was on her way to church in Iowa Park.

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Three suspects in custody following high-speed chase after alleged carjacking – Texas 

BOERNE, Texas – Three robbery suspects are in custody after a high-speed chase across several counties early Tuesday morning.

The incident started just before 7 a.m. at the QuikTrip gas station off Tapron Dr. near Fair Oaks Parkway.

Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies said a woman was pumping gas when the suspects in a white car pulled up alongside. An armed suspect got out and threatened the victim with an AR-15-style pistol and demanded her purple Dodge Charger. The suspects then took off with the Dodge Charger.




State police: Man arrested following 40-mile chase at high speeds – Pennsylvania 

SOMERSET, Pa. – Metal spike strips were deployed to bring a high-speed chase to an end last week after a Brooklyn, New York, man fled officers, police said.

State police said the chase ensued for more than 43 miles before coming to an end in Bedford County.

According to state police in Somerset, Ali Monhem, 21, was traveling at speeds exceeding 140 mph on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, despite efforts to get him to stop the BMW he was driving in Somerset Township.

The chase began after police received a report of two black vehicles racing on the interstate. Trooper Chad Howell said he set up a radar zone near mile marker 113 eastbound.

A black BMW – later determined to be Monhem’s car – allegedly traveled through the zone at 102 mph, leading police to pursue the vehicle and activate lights and sirens.



Man allegedly drives wrong way on I-90 while intoxicated for 27 miles between Manhattan and Cardwell – Montana

BOZEMAN — A Belgrade man is facing felony charges after allegedly driving on Interstate 90 in the wrong direction for nearly 30 miles while intoxicated early on Sunday morning, March 24, 2024.

Michael Shawn Waters, 56, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday where he was arraigned on three counts of criminal endangerment. His bail was set at $30,000.

Court documents say a deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2:55 a.m. on Sunday to the report of a wrong-way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-90 just east of mile marker 288 in Manhattan. A second report placed the driver west of mile marker 284.

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Man Fleeing Police Shot by Woman Trying to Protect Her Grandchild – New Mexico

The Albuquerque Journal reported that police pulled over 32-year-old Joseph Rivera, who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and refused to stop for police. They deployed a spike strip, leaving Rivera to drive the truck “on its rims” and eventually to crash.

Rivera then allegedly fled into a neighborhood on foot and entered the home in which the woman and her grandchild sat.

The woman indicated that Rivera “appeared to be angry” and said he “just needed her keys.”

KRQE noted that the woman handed over the keys, and Rivera left but then returned to “demand more keys.” Unbeknownst to Rivera, the woman had retrieved a gun between his first entrance into the home and the second, and she shot him.

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Mexico police learn of stolen guns after chase with stolen car – Mexico

Mexico police learn of stolen guns after chase with stolen car


The Mexico Public Safety Department learned that five guns were stolen after it and other law enforcement agencies chased a stolen white Toyota Camry on Friday morning.

According to a press release from the Mexico Public Safety Department, police were alerted of suspicious activity in the south-central part of Mexico. Officers tried to detain five-to-seven people dressed in dark clothing that were running in the area, the release states. The Camry was reported stolen from Columbia on March 17, the release states.

The release states that the suspects escaped and officers saw a white Toyota Camry head onto Route FF. An Audrain County Sheriff’s deputy saw the Camry on Highway 22 between Mexico and Centralia, the release states.

The Centralia Police Department used “stop sticks” on Highway 22 to deflate the front two tires, according to a post on its Facebook page. The Camry started going southbound on Highway 124, but stopped after it hit an embankment, according to the post. The people in the vehicle abandoned it and ran away, according to the release from Mexico police.

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Southaven police: 2 men in custody after police chase, standoff – Tennessee

Two suspects have been taken into custody after a police chase Monday on Interstate 55 in which shots were fired, according to Southaven Police Department.

The two men — identified as Lamottis Simms Jr., 19, and Franshawn Brown, 18, both of Memphis — barricaded themselves inside a warehouse on Hamilton Road, near where I-55 crosses the state line, for hours after Monday morning’s chase. Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder on law enforcement and two counts of receiving stolen property.

According to a news release from Southaven police, at 8:21 a.m. Monday, Horn Lake Police Department began pursuing the men, who were suspected of auto burglary. The suspects drove over spike strips deployed by police which disabled the tires, but they retained control of the vehicle. The pursuit continued onto I-55, where the car crashed into the median.

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Two teenage suspects in custody after shootout with police officers following car chase in Southaven – Tennessee

SOUTHAVEN, Miss — Two suspects are reportedly in custody after firing gunshots at officers who then returned fire Monday morning in Southaven.

According to the Southaven Police Department, Horn Lake Police were chasing two teenagers riding a grey Nissan Altima — wanted for auto burglary and attempting to take away a motor vehicle — northbound on Horn Lake Road on March 25.

The police deployed a stop stick as the Altima drove toward Desoto Road. Despite hitting the stick, the car continued driving north on flat tires on Horn Lake Road. The suspects then turned east on Stateline Road before turning south on I-55, where they lost control and crashed into a concrete median.

There, the two suspects ran out of the car, heading across the interstate toward Hamilton Road, police said. While running, one of the suspects fired gunshots at officers, who then returned fire.

They ran into a warehouse on Hamilton Road, where a huge police presence was situated in the area. Southaven Police said no officers were shot. They have not released any word on whether a suspect was injured.

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Sapulpa man arrested after high speed chase through four towns – Oklahoma

Jeffrey Harris, a man from Sapulpa, led police on a high speed chase through Spiro, Pocola, Panama, and Shady Point on Friday morning. Harris was finally stopped and arrested in Shady Point, where a state trooper deployed a strip of spikes, flattening the front two tires and bringing the vehicle to a halt.

According to Chief Eddie Seaton from the Panama Police Department, the chase began in Spiro. Seaton had been getting gas at the Casey’s in Spiro when he noticed a vehicle that matched a Be-On-the-Look-Out alert for earlier that morning.

Seaton called Spiro Police Chief Larry Crossland, who was parked just across the road, and informed him of the vehicle. According to both chiefs, they attempted to corner the vehicle with their police cruisers, but the vehicle swerved away and left the parking lot at a high rate of speed, hitting Crossland’s cruiser as it went. Seaton and Crossland pursued.

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