Stop Stick News: 10 News Stories You Missed 01/08/24 – U-Haul Truck Destruction, Carjackings, Drugs Fueled Pursuits, and a lengthy slow speed chase.

January 8, 2024

By: Zach Madden

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Court docs: Man struck several cars, drove through school playground while fleeing from police in U-Haul truck Indiana

by Austin Hanson

INDIANAPOLIS — A man caused more than four crashes while he was trying to flee from police in a U-Haul box truck on Dec. 30.

According to an affidavit for probable cause filed Friday, 33-year-old Troy E Bradford Jr. was involved in an armed robbery at a Target located on Southport Road and Emerson Avenue in Indianapolis before Franklin Police located the U-Haul he was using at a Marathon gas station.

After receiving reports about Bradford’s vehicle from Greenwood Police, Franklin PD began to monitor the U-Haul.

Court documents indicate police saw Franklin’s U-Haul pull into a Taco Bell drive-thru at about the same time the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department requested law enforcement in the area attempt to stop the vehicle and detain its occupants.

When the vehicle exited the drive-thru, officers attempted a “high-risk stop,” according to police reporting on the incident. An officer exited their vehicle with a gun drawn and began to give Bradford verbal commands during the attempted stop. Bradford disregarded the officer’s commands, fleeing from the scene in the U-Haul.

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Sheriff: Ohio man leads law enforcement on multi-county pursuit following carjacking – Ohio


SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WCHS) — An Ohio man is behind bars this weekend after being accused of leading law enforcement on a pursuit with speeds reaching 140 mph following a carjacking in Scioto County, deputies said.

Christopher Lorenzo Peak, 40, of Cincinnati, has been charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, fairly to comply with police, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, attempted burglary, assault of a police officer, having weapons while under disability, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and reckless operation, according to a news release from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.

The news release said emergency dispatchers received a call from a Lucasville resident Friday shortly after 1 p.m. regarding two men that attempted to break into a home.

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Marion man arrested after pursuit on I-69 Indiana

Fox 59 –

MUNCIE, Ind. — Troopers from the Indiana State Pendleton District arrested a Marion man for possession of marijuana Saturday evening after a short pursuit along Interstate 69.

According to Indiana State Police, at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, a trooper was patrolling Interstate 69 near the 241-mile marker when she noticed a blue Chevrolet Cruz with an equipment violation.

The trooper initiated a traffic stop and walked up to the driver’s door when the driver attempted to flee from the trooper, according to police.

ISP stated the pursuit remained on Interstate 69 and lasted nearly ten minutes. During the pursuit the driver reportedly threw multiple bags from the vehicle.

Police say another trooper was also patrolling Interstate 69 near the 151 mile-marker when the pursuit started and was able to deploy stop sticks near the 151 mile-marker.

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Spike strips used in Edwardsburg to stop two-state police chase Michigan

95.3 MNC –

In an early Friday morning incident, law enforcement officers from two states collaborated to apprehend a suspect involved in a domestic dispute.The pursuit commenced shortly before 3:30 a.m. in Elkhart County and traversed into Cass County, Michigan.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department reported that the individual, whose identity is being withheld pending arraignment, entered the Edwardsburg area.

Spike strips successfully deflated the car’s tires, bringing the chase to a conclusion.

The unnamed suspect is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.



GP Police Jailed Man for Violent Vehicle Theft and Attempting to Elude Officers – Oregon

FOX6 News Milwaukee –

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. – Two men were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 30, following a pursuit in Washington County that ended with the deployment of spike strips.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, just before 1 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy saw a blue Dodge Charger on I-41 northbound near Pioneer Road. The deputy was about to conduct a traffic stop on the operator for multiple equipment violations and a moving violation of unsafe lane deviation when he recognized the vehicle from a previous eluding incident.

On Mar. 19, 2023, another deputy attempted to stop the same vehicle for similar violations when the driver fled at speeds of more than 130 mph. The driver was never identified after the pursuit was terminated.

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Kenosha police chase into Illinois, man accused had revoked license – Illinois – Wisconsin

FOX6 News Milwaukee –

KENOSHA, Wis. – An Illinois man is accused of leading police on a chase through Kenosha County and across the state line on Dec. 29.

Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Jesus Catalan with nine felonies and two misdemeanors. Police reported the chase stretched just over 30 miles with a top speed estimated at 100 mph.

According to a criminal complaint, Kenosha police were initially alerted around 3 a.m. that a black SUV – which had fled police in Pleasant Prairie and Waukegan, Illinois on Dec. 23 – was spotted near 52nd Street and Green Bay Road. An officer soon found a black SUV in that area and did a U-turn to check its license plates. That’s when court filings state the SUV’s lights suddenly turned off and the driver, since identified as Catalan, sped off and ran a red light.
The officer caught up with the SUV and started the pursuit near 58th Avenue and 55th Street, per the complaint. While the SUV sped up, the officer was able to confirm the license plates matched those of the SUV involved in the Dec. 23 pursuit. The SUV sped and weaved around Kenosha as police tried to keep sight of it.

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Law enforcement officials push for increased penalty suspects who cause police pursuits following a number of chasesSouth Carolina

by Kei’Yona Jordon  –

KERSHAW COUNTY (WACH) — Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan released a portion of dash cam video where a man driving a dark colored charger ran from police at more than 130 mph.


According to deputies on Friday night around 9pm James Bradley, 33, rolled through a stop sign trying to evade deputies.

Authorities said he sped onto the interstate turning off his head and tail lights and that’s when the chase was called off.

Boan shared the driver then drove through town recklessly speeding again with no head or taillights. At this point deputies used stop sticks to slow him down

Bradley ultimately crashed and tried to run before being caught.

The sheriff said the actions of Bradley deserve a steeper punishment.

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‘Only in Lemay’: Super-Slow St. Louis Police Chase Crawls for Miles [VIDEO] Missouri

by Ryan Krull

Chris Goetz captured this photo of a slow-speed chase passing through Lemay on January 3, 2024.

Multiple St. Louis area police agencies engaged in an incredibly chill chase early this afternoon, with both pursuers and pursued traveling at speeds somewhere between OJ Simpson’s white Bronco and a sloth.

It’s unclear where this pokey pursuit began, but it passed through Lemay in south county and ended in south city not far from Hampton and Chippewa.

The chase presumably began at speeds more typical of those fleeing law enforcement, but police say that things down-shifted when they used spike strips on the Kia Optima they had been pursuing. Undeterred, the 30-year-old behind the wheel kept going.

Chris Goetz, manager of Phil’s Tire Shop on South Broadway in Lemay, says that a little before 1 p.m. today he heard the sirens and stepped outside to see the slow-moving police vehicles.

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office finds drugs, paraphernalia after high-speed chase – Ohio

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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) – Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Painesville township man after he took off at high speeds Friday night.

Deputies arrested 40-year-old Brandon Modic after a high-speed chase on SR-2 around 8:30 p.m..

Modic was originally on deputies radar after his estranged wife said he had entered her grandmother’s house without permission and took some of her belongings.

Deputies say she also claimed he had threatened to kill her and that he was armed.


Modic was located by deputies four hours after the initial report, attempting to pull over the suspect vehicle.

Officials say the suspect failed to stop and drove westbound on SR-2 towards Cleveland.

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High-speed pursuit across 20+ miles of western Whatcom County roads ends with 1 returned to jail Wisconsin

Whatcom News –

FERNDALE, Wash. — A Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office deputy contacted a man at a Blaine address about 6:30pm on Monday, January 1st, who had bench warrants out of Whatcom County Superior Court only to have him jump in a vehicle and flee. A pursuit resulted covering over 21 miles of western Whatcom County Roads.

Speeds were reported to reach the 80 to 90mph range at times. A spike strip was reportedly deployed successfully in the area of the I-5 and Slater Road interchange. The vehicle came to a stop in the area of the northbound on- and off-ramps resulting in a temporary closure of the off-ramp.

Thomas Howard Johnson, age 37, was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail under the warrant for failing to appear in court on a violation of a no contact order charge where he had been released from custody after posting a $3,000 cash bail. The cash bail had been forfeited due to his failing to appear in court.

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