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The suspect in an armed robbery that happened two months ago at a Westside Athens apartment complex was arrested last week after a car chase with police in which he allegedly tried to strike an officer with his car.
According to an Athens-Clarke County police official, the incident occurred the night of Jan. 12 when an officer with ACCPD’s Gang Unit spotted a car being driven on West Broad Street by 31-year-old Dontavious D. Carruth and initiated a traffic stop because he knew warrants had been issued for Carruth’s alleged involvement in an armed robbery at University Oaks apartments in November.
“Upon making contact with Mr. Carruth the officer ordered him from the vehicle informing him that he had outstanding warrants,” Capt. Aubrey Epps said, “Mr. Carruth stated ‘nope’ and drove away on Sycamore Drive. ”
According to Epps, the officer briefly pursued the suspect while other officers set up stop sticks on Sycamore Drive at West Broad Street, where Carruth drove toward one of the officers, causing the officer to dive to safety.
Norwood Police arrested a man Friday following a high speed chase into town from Wadesboro.
“Mr. Johnny Robinson of Wadesboro committed a hit and run in Wadesboro. Upon the arrival of law enforcement Mr. Robinson fled in his vehicle leading officers on a high speed chase,” police said in a Facebook post.
Police used stop sticks, but due to the “speed of the vehicle in excess of 100 mph, the impairment of the driver and his inability to control his vehicle he ran over the curb, striking a fire hydrant and two utility poles before overturning his vehicle. The vehicle then caught fire and officers quickly extracted the driver to safety.”
Many complaints about street racing occupy McKinley Park’s recent community policing meetings. Solutions to the loud and vexing problem are few, and police say they are stumped.
“Depending on the size of the crowd, officers are told to monitor and not engage,” Chicago Police Department community policing Officer John Matich said at the Beat 912 meeting on January 10, 2024, at the McKinley Park field house.
“Officer safety is the issue. Shots may be fired at police cars; bottles are thrown,” he said.
January 21, 2024 – Amador County Sheriff’s Office officials report that on January 19, 2024, at approximately 10:00 P.M., a Deputy was patrolling the area of Coal Mine Road, in Ione, when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and led deputies on pursuit for approximately 10 miles, traveling on Stony Creek Road, into the City of Jackson. Officers from the Jackson Police Department successfully deployed spike strips on the suspect vehicle near Argonaut High School. The suspect continued for about one more mile before yielding in the driveway of a residence.
Officers from the Jackson Police Department, Sutter Creek Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol responded to assist in successfully taking the driver of the vehicle into custody. The suspect was identified as 44-year-old Thomas Trehearne of Pioneer, who was on active Post Release Community Supervision and had recently removed his ankle monitor. Trehearne was arrested for felony evading, resisting arrest, and a violation of the terms of his supervision.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said a Live Oak man was arrested Thursday after an attempted traffic stop led to a vehicle pursuit in Yuba City.
According to officials, at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 Nissan Altima near the intersection of Bogue Road and Highway 99 in Yuba City for allegedly “failing to maintain lanes.”
The sheriff’s office claimed that the driver of the Nissan, identified as 24-year-old Santiago Romero of Live Oak, failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit, deputies were able to successfully deploy a spike strip on the Nissan, officials said.
A 15-year-old boy faces felony charges after leading officers from multiple law-enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase last week, the Woodland Police Department reported Friday.
Sgt. Richard Towle said an officer patrolling the area of Main and Cottonwood streets on Jan. 12 spotted the Kia Soul that had been reported stolen and attempted a high-risk vehicle stop, but the driver failed to yield.
“The driver led officers on a pursuit on surface streets for approximately 13 minutes until they reached the city of Davis on County Road 98,” Towle said. At that point, the California Highway Patrol took over the chase, which ended after Winters police deployed a spike strip that disabled the car.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – A North Port man has been indicted for the murder of his parents, according to court documents.
On Aug. 31,2023, the North Port Police department found two people dead at a home on Mallicoat Road.
A neighbor made a 911 call after answering her door in the middle of the night to find a woman covered in blood, screaming that she needed help.
When officers arrived, they observed 21-year-old Dima Tower covered in blood, shutting the trunk of a black 2012 Chevrolet Sonic in front of the home. Tower ignored commands to stop and sped away in the car.
Inside the home, investigators said they found the bodies Rob and Jennifer Tower, both facedown. The two were well known realtors with Keller Williams. The man appeared to have been stabbed in the back, while unknown wounds covered the woman’s head. The bed in the master bathroom, much of the kitchen, and the living room couches all were soaked in blood.
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A man was arrested after leading a multi-state chase that began in Lincoln County this past weekend, the sheriff’s office said.
The chase began around 11 p.m. on Jan. 13 when deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 321 after a vehicle was found to have a fictitious license plate. Deputies said the driver initially pulled over near High Shoals before speeding away.
Deputies pursued the vehicle south on Highway 321 before the driver turned onto I-85 South and entered South Carolina. Authorities from South Carolina took over the chase, which ended 17 miles from the Georgia state line when they deployed stop sticks.
The driver, 41-year-old Jesse Michael Waterson, refused to get out of the vehicle once it was stopped. Authorities had to break a window and use a K-9 to get him out.