Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 04/02/24 – High Speed Chases, Manhunts, and More

April 2, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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Man drives at 120 mph, crashes into cars, runs red lights before ending 2-county chase in Syracuse New York

Syracuse, N.Y. — A man took police on a nearly 30 mile chase Monday, running red lights, speeding at 120 mph and crashing into other cars before ending the chase in Syracuse, sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

The chase with the 2014 Dodge Charger started around 1:22 p.m. in Volney, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office deputies said in a news release. Deputies did not say why the pursuit started.

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Naked woman leads officers on chase through San Luis Obispo County – California

A naked 31-year-old woman in a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on mutiple chases through San Luis Obispo County before deputies arrested her in Morro Bay on Thursday evening.

On Thursday morning, a Los Osos resident reported his white Chevy Equinox had been stolen. Hours later, officers spotted the vehicle in Arroyo Grande and initiated a stop, but the driver sped away.

At about 5 p.m., the vehicle was spotted in Pismo Beach, according to Jason Brock of SLO CO NEWS on Facebook, but the driver again fled.

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Stolen Car Full of New Jersey Teens Captured After Police Chase in Ocean County – New Jersey

In a dramatic late-night operation on Friday, the Stafford Township Police Department apprehended all occupants of a stolen 2019 Mercedes GLC following a high-speed chase. The incident began around 9:57 PM when authorities were notified of the stolen vehicle’s presence on Route 72, approaching the Garden State Parkway.

The stolen Mercedes, involved in a hit-and-run in Newark earlier, failed to stop for police and led officers on a pursuit. Spike strips effectively disabled the vehicle on the Garden State Parkway North, leading to the capture of five suspects as they attempted to flee.




Police: Driver fleeing Kingston traffic stop smashes into cruiser, tree –  Pennsylvania

A driver smashed into a police cruiser and eventually a tree early Thursday morning during a pursuit on the West Side that began in Kingston and ended in the Back Mountain after police deployed spike strips on the road, police said.

Ronald C. Martin, 33, of Hanover Twp., is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing police, reckless driving, driving with an expired registration and other traffic violations.

Police said they spotted Martin’s vehicle about 3 a.m. at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Pierce Street, checked his vehicle registration and determined it was expired.




WATCH: Police release dash cam footage of 12-year-old driver – Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol released footage on Thursday of a police chase involving a 12-year-old driver on I-15. The chase happened in early March and ended with the girl’s brief arrest.

According to a statement from UHP, the 12-year-old driver took her mom’s car without permission on March 7.

Close to midnight, troopers got a call about a reckless driver on southbound I-15 near North Salt Lake.

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Cops Use ‘Stop Sticks’ to Arrest Violent Suspect – Pennsylvania

MIFFLINBURG — Charges pending in Union County after an incident Thursday. Police in Union County used ‘stop sticks’ to help arrest a Williamsport man who they say was fleeing a violent domestic incident Thursday. State police say Buffalo Valley Regional Police used devices which flatten a vehicle’s tires. That’s how they stopped 50-year-old Andre Coach of Williamsport.

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St. Clair County chase ends with spike strips, crash; 3 in custody – Alabama

An hours-long search following an early-morning police chase that started in Springville end with all suspects in custody.

The pursuit started about 4 a.m. on Highway 11 in St. Clair County when Springville police received a suspicious vehicle call and then found them driving without lights on.

Police tried to stop them and they refused.

The chase then moved into Argo where police used spike strips to deflate the vehicle’s tires. The vehicle wrecked on Highway 11 near Liles Lane.

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FULL STORY: 3 suspects in custody after manhunt in Argo – Alabama

From Tribune staff reports

ARGO–Three men who fled from Springville police this morning were arrested in Argo after a high-speed pursuit and an extensive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

According to Springville Police Chief Wayne Walton, at around 3:30 a.m. one of his officers spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at a strip mall in Springville.

The officer approached the vehicle and found three men, who said they were taking a break, and told them to leave the area.

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

Police pursuit of stolen vehicle in Portage ends in crash

Two suspects and another person were injured Wednesday after a stolen vehicle crashed into a cement truck, according to the Portage Police Department.

At around 11:00 a.m. an officer with the Portage Police Department was on routine patrol in the city’s northwest side when he received notification from the Flock Safety license plate reader system that a stolen 2020 Hyundai Elantra bearing Illinois license plates was in the area. The officer was able to locate the vehicle on County Line Road near Oak Avenue. When the officer attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver of the stolen vehicle initiated a pursuit. The pursuit turned westbound onto U.S. Highway 12 and continued until reaching the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 (Melton Road). At that point, the suspect vehicle began traveling back eastbound along Highway 20.

Responding Portage Police Officers set up stop-sticks just east of State Road 249 in an attempt to bring the pursuit to an end but as the suspect vehicle neared the intersection it suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the midsection of a cement truck that had stopped on the north shoulder facing west. The driver of the cement truck, a 43-year-old male, indicated that he observed the approaching lights of the police vehicle and had pulled to the shoulder and come to a complete stop before the collision. The cement truck driver reported minor bruising and did not require EMS transport for his injury.

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Man arrested after driving at officers during Lancaster County police chase – Pennsylvania

PEQUEA, Pa. — A man is in police custody after driving at officers during a chase in Lancaster County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers say they received several calls from Pequea Township residents around 5:20 p.m. on March 28 concerned about a vehicle backing up in the oncoming lane of travel on West Penn Grant Road. When township police responded to the scene, the vehicle allegedly took off south on Church Road.

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