Stop Stick News: Top 10 News Stories 05/28/24 – Reckless Drivers, Stolen Vehicles, 120 mph Chases and More

May 28, 2024

By: Zach Madden

Category: Stop Stick News

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California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of an alleged reckless DUI driver.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department started the chase before handing it over to the CHP.

The driver took authorities from East Los Angeles to Riverside County through the CA-60 freeway before heading south on the I-15 Freeway north of Eastvale.



2. Burbank Pursuit Suspect Taken Into Custody In Valencia – California

A pursuit that originated in Burbank ended in Santa Clarita Tuesday afternoon after the successful deployment of a spike strip.

In the 2 p.m. hour, Burbank police officers initiated a pursuit after they attempted to stop a vehicle wanted for expired registration tags and making an illegal u-turn, according to officials.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Newhall Area Office took over the pursuit on the northbound 5 Freeway near Roxford Street, according to officials.

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A 29-year-old woman has been charged after police say she stole a septic truck from a Manitoba community and drove erratically on the highway.

According to RCMP, a woman was reported stealing a septic truck from Ebb and Flow First Nation on Monday at roughly 9:20 a.m., and she was last seen on Provincial Road 278.

An officer on his way to the call saw the truck go through a stop sign at Provincial Road 278 and Highway 68, with the driver heading west. Police attempted to do a traffic stop, but the septic truck kept driving.

RCMP said the person behind the wheel was driving erratically and veered into the oncoming lane of traffic. Several drivers were forced off the road by the truck, police said.




4. Driver hospitalized after Kan. deputies help end KHP pursuit – Kansas

JACKSON COUNTY – One person was injured after a law enforcement pursuit ended just after 6p.m. Tuesday in Jackson County.After a 911 call, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies learned the Kansas Highway Patrol was in a pursuit with a small pickup from central Topeka. The pickup entered Jackson County from Topeka Blvd. on 94th and headed north on U.4 Road, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.

Deputies deployed stop sticks disabling the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and the pursuit ended at 142nd and U.4 Road.



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6. Spike strip and pepper balls stop man who stole Calif. FD vehicle – California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A resident accused of stealing a vehicle from the Sacramento Fire Department Saturday night is in custody and facing four felony charges, including evading a police officer, authorities said.

According to Sacramento police Officer Cody Tapley, a city-owned F-150 pickup truck was stolen Saturday around 8:39 p.m. from Sacramento Fire Department Station 12, near the 4500 block of 24th Street in South Land Park.

The truck is used by the department’s emergency medical services captain, fire officials said.

A police helicopter aided in the search for the vehicle, which was located near 30th and R streets.



7. Toledo man arrested in Detroit after police pursuit across state line – Michigan

A 30-year-old Toledo man who led police on a pursuit across the Ohio-Michigan state line early Thursday morning.

Michigan State Police assisted Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies in the arrest of the suspect, who was spotted in the area of I-96 near Schaefer Highway.

“(Washington Township police) reported that the vehicle had fled from a traffic stop in Toledo and that the registered owner may have warrants,” said a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. “Sheriff’s Deputies were able to successfully deploy stop sticks, as the vehicle passed LaPlaisance Road. Deputies then took over the pursuit.”

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(Fargo, ND) — A Fargo man was arrested Friday afternoon after leading deputies and a state trooper on a chase in a stolen Mercedes.

Authorities say 36-year old Shaun Montanari at times was driving 120 miles an hour.

A police officer first tried to pull over Montanari around 1:25 for reckless driving in Glyndon.

The chase eventually led to I-94 westbound.

It ended after Montanari drove over stop sticks near mile marker ten.

He was arrested at the scene on multiple charges including Felony Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

A female passenger in the car is not facing charges.




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10. Dangerous drug driver jailed after failed attempt to evade officers in police chase – England

Watch as Reece Newman – a ‘dangerous’ driver – tries to get away from police. After driving over a grass verge to avoid a stop-stick, Newman is shown leading officers on a dangerous pursuit down country lanes in poor weather, putting innocent members of the public at risk.

Dangerous driver denied being in the car

He manages to lose the pursuing police car briefly by forcing his way between two vehicles being driven by members of the public – and then abandons his vehicle. He later claims he wasn’t driving the car – and is heard in the video saying ‘I haven’t been in the f***ing car, bruv, stop telling me I’ve been in a car.” He was then detained and arrested by firearms officers, after a police dog and his handler managed to track from the car to where Newman was a few streets away.

‘High risk offender’ off the road

Reece Newman, aged 33, from Milton Keynes, was jailed for two years and disqualified from driving for five years following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on 15 May. He had previously been found to be driving over 100mph without insurance, while over the limit of both cocaine and cannabis. He had already been subject to a three-year disqualification at the time.

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