TROOPER CAR REAR - ENDED 2006
AN OHIO STATE TROOPER CHRIS MARTIN WAS BLOCKING AN EXIT ON AN OHIO INTERSTATE BECAUSE OF AN EARLIER WRECK ON THE RAMP. THE DASH CAM CAMERA SHOWS THE TROOPER BACKING UP IN THE RIGHT LANE NEAR SOME CONES. HIS CRUISER THEN COMES TO A STOP. A FEW MOMENTS LATER, WHILE THE TROOPER WAS STILL IN THE CAR, A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY MARY FITZPATRICK, HIT THE REAR OF THE CRUISER. THE TROOPER WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. AFTER THE IMPACT, HE'S HEARD SAYING "SON OF A GUN" AND SIGHING BEFORE CALLING IN THE INCIDENT. THE TWO INJURED PARTIES WERE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS, TREATED AND RELEASED.
SWERVE AND CRASH CAUGHT ON CAMERA (2006)
AN OUT OF CONTROL MINI VAN STRIKES TWO POLICE CRUISERS AND SENDS ONE FAMILY TO THE HOSPITAL! AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON POLICE DASHCAM. POLICE SAY THE VAN HAD JUST EXITED A CONSTRUCTION AREA WHEN IT WAS HIT BY A CAR. THE CAR THAT STRUCK THE VAN KEEP GOING AND POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR IT'S DRIVER. TWO ADULTS AND THREE SMALL CHILDREN IN THE VAN WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THEY WERE ALL TREATED AND RELEASED.
VERMILLION WOMAN HITS MOTORCYCLE 2006
A MCDONALDS EMPLOYEE CALLS POLICE AFTER SERVING FOOD TO A VERY DRUNK CUSTOMER IN THE DRIVE THRU. THE WORKER ALSO NOTICED THE PLATES ON THE CAR WERE YELLOW INDICATING A PAST DUI. POLICE DASHCAM SHOWS END OF CHASE ONCE COPS CATCH UP WITH SUSPECT. A MOTORCYCLE CAN BE SEEN SLOWING DOWN BECAUSE OF THE POLICE SIRENS, BUT THE DRUNK DRIVER CANNOT NAVIGATE AROUND THE BIKE AND HITS IT SENDING THE RIDER FLYING. SUSPECT IS ARRESTED ON DUI. SUSPECT NAME IS PAT JENSEN.
LIMA PICKUP TRUCK CHASE (2006)
POLICE RELEASE VIDEO OF A PICKUP PURSUIT IN LIMA, OHIO. CHASE ENDS IN DRAMATIC FASHION WHEN THE TRUCK ROLLS OVER! Police were pursuing the truck as it was reported stolen. Police tried to initiate a traffic stop but suspect refused to pull over. That's when many more police cars got involved in trying to stop this truck. At one point the truck slowed down to 40 mph and the passenger bails out. several cops veered off to arrest the passenger and the rest stayed on the driver's tail. shortly thereafter police terminated the chase.
TASER THAT RUNNER! 2006
WHILE CHECKING THE DRIVER OF A DISABLED VEHICLE, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD A MISDEMEANOR WARRANT THROUGH A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT STATION. WHILE WAITING FOR THE AGENCY TO ARRIVE, THE DRIVER DECIDES TO TRY AND MAKE A BREAK FOR IT ON FOOT! AFTER A SHORT FOOT PURSUIT, THE GUY IS TASED BY THE STATE TROOPERS AND EASILY TAKEN BACK INTO CUSTODY.
WOMEN COPS SHOOTOUT (DASHCAM) 2006
A CINCINNATI POLICE OFFICER IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE FACE AT POINT BLANK RANGE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP. THE SHOT CUT 1.5 INCHES ACROSS OFFICER KRISTINA HOLTMANN'S CHEEK AFTER IT WENT THROUGH THE BILL OF HER HAT AND SHATTERED HER GLASSES. HOLTMANN'S PARTNER, lAUREN sMITH WAS ALSO WOUNDED IN THE GUNFIGHT THAT STARTED WHEN THE TWO OFFICERS ARRESTED THE DRIVER OF A CAR. THE DRIVER'S PASSENGER, DANTE "PRETTY BOY" PERSON, GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OFFICERS. PERSON GOT OFF ONE SHOT FROM HIS .45 CALIBER PISTOL BEFORE IT JAMMED AND HE WAS WOUNDED BY OFFICER SMITH. PERSON UNDERWENT SURGERY FOR A SEVERED ARTERY IN HIS RIGHT THIGH. PERSON DROPPED HIS GUN AND RAN, BUT COPS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM 30 MINUTES LATER.
VAN CRASHES HEAD ON INTO TROOPER (2 ANGLES) (2006)
A VAN CRASHES HEAD ON INTO TROOPER AFTER ANOTHER VEHICLE ATTEMPTED TO MOVE INTO ITS LANE. IT APPEARS THAT THEIR WAS SOME SLIGHT CONTACT BETWEEN VEHICLES. THE VAN MADE AN ABRUPT TURN TO THE RIGHT AND LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK 2 POLICE UNITS. THE 5 OCCUPANTS OF THE VAN WERE 2 ADULTS AND 3 CHILDREN. THEY RECEIVED ONLY MINOR INJURIES AND TREATED AND RELEASED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. A POLICE K-9 WAS IN THE FIRST CRUISER WHICH WAS SIDESWIPED. THE DOG WAS NOT INJURED.
COP RESIGNS OVER TAKE DOWN 2006
OTTAWA HILLS POLICE OFFICER RESIGNS AFER CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING HIS TREATMENT OF A FEMALE DRIVER. THE VIDEO SHOWS WHY. OFFICER MARK DETERS PULLED OVER LATOYA BROWN AND HER FATHER CHARLES AS THEY WERE DRIVING HOME AT 1:00AM. AFTER A BATTERY OF TESTS, TO SEE IF BROWN WAS SOBER, HE GAVE HER A TICKET FOR SPEEDING. THEN IT ALL WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE. BROWN THREW THE TICKET BACK AT THE OFFICER AND HE LOST IT. OPENING THE DOOR HE GRABBED HER BY THE HAIR AND THREW HER TO THE GROUND. PLACING HIS KNEE IN HER BACK, HE HANDCUFFED HER AND THREATENED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY IF HER FATHER INTERVENED. BROWN CALLS dETERS A RACIST THROUGHOUT THE END OF THE TRAFFIC STOP.
DRUNK LAWNMOWER GUY CAUGHT ON TAPE (2006)
OFFICER SEES 50-YEAR OLD MAN NAMED DONDI BOWLES DRIVING HIS RIDING LAWNMOWER ON A SIDEWALK CLOSE TO 10PM AT NIGHT. WHEN THE OFFICER APPROACHED BOWLES HE SMELLED BEER AND GAVE HIM A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST WHICH HE FAILED. HE LATER BLEW A .144 (TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT). BOWLES SAYS HE DIDN'T KNOW DRIVING YOUR LAWNMOWER DRUNK WAS ILLEGAL. BOWLES WAS DRIVING ABOUT A MILE TO A STORE AND WAS ON HIS WAY BACK WHEN HE GOT BUSTED. THE LAWNMOWER WAS TOWED. THIS WAS BOWLE'S 3RD DRUNK DRIVING ARREST. FIRST TIME WAS A VAN, THEN A CAR...NOW THE ULTIMATE DRUNK DRIVING MACHINE - HIS 20 HORSEPOWER LAWN CUTTER!
NO SUICIDES ON MY WATCH! 2006
OHIO STATE TROOPERS ARE ABLE TO RESCUE A SUICIDAL WOMAN ON THE OVERPASS FROM JUMPING TO HER DEATH.
CHASED DRIVER LEAPS AND VANISHES! 2006
SUSPECT ZACHARY AYLSWORTH, JUMPS FROM CINCINNATI'S BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE. HE WAS RUNNING BECAUSE HE WAS SUSPECTED OF TRYING TO CARJACK TWO CARS BEFORE FIGHTING WITH ONE MAN AT A GAS STATION AND ACTUALLY TAKING ONE. POLICE SAID AN ARRIVING OFFICER TRIED TO TASER THE SUSPECT, THE PRONGS HIT THE WINDOW AND BOUNCED OFF. THE HIGH SPEED CHASE WAS NOW ON. AS THE CHASE CROSSES THE BRIDGE, THE MAN BAILS FROM HIS VEHICLE AND JUMPS. COPS REPORTED BRIEFLY SEEING THE AYLSWORTH DOWN BELOW IN THE WATER, BUT COULDN'T LOCATE HIM AFTER THAT.
PURSE SNATCHER PURSUIT (2006)
A MAN WAS AT A GAS STATION WHEN HE REACHED INTO A WOMAN'S CAR AND GRABBED HER PURSE. THE COPS CAUGHT UP TO HIM AND THE CHASE WAS ON! HE ENDS UP CRASHING INTO A TREE AND FLEES ON FOOT, HE WAS CAPTURED SHORTLY AFTER BY POLICE.
JUST ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER 2006
IT’S BECOMING ALL TOO COMMON...DRUNK DRIVING. BUT OHIO OFFICERS ARE CRACKING DOWN. AFTER SPOTTING SOME ERRATIC DRIVING, COPS PULL OVER THIS DRIVER AND ADMINISTER FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS WHICH PROVE THEIR THEORY CORRECT. THEY TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY OF OVI OR OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
NO SKIDMARKS CRUISER CRASH (2006)
ANOTHER REMINDER FOR DRIVERS OUT THERE TO BE AWARE WHEN POLICE OFFICERS HAVE DRIVERS PULLED OVER. POLICE SAY AN OHIO OFFICER PULLED OVER A CAR ON THE INTERSTATE. WITNESSES THEN SAY THE OFFICER WAS IN HIS CRUISER WRITING A TICKET WHEN A THIRD CAR SLAMMED INTO THE BACK OF THE CRUISER SENDING IT FLYING INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF IT. NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
CHASE CRASH AND EXPLOSION (2006)
ROUTINE DUI STOP TURNS INTO HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH A FIERY ENDING WHEN THE SUSPECT TAKES OFF AND CRASHES STRAIGHT INTO A UTILITY POLE. THE CAR WAS SPLIT INTO TWO AND BURST INTO FLAME. THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED AND DIED AT THE SCENE.
A MISS AND A HIT STRUGGLE 2006
TROOPER ON LEAVE AFTER STRUGGLE ENDS WITH SHOOTING. TROOPER JAMES CRESS OF THE WILMINGTON PATROL STOPPED ERROL BAKKER II AND ASKED HIM TO EXIT HIS VEHICLE ON SUSPICION OF DUI. WHEN CRESS TRIES TO PAT BAKER DOWN HE FIGHTS BACK AND A STRUGGLE ENSUES. BAKER HAS A HANDGUN THAT FALLS TO THE GROUND AND THE TWO FOUGHT TO GAIN CONTROL OF THAT FIREARM. MOMENTS LATER WE SEE TROOPER CRESS PULL HIS WEAPON OUT AND THEN BAKER'S BODY GO LIMP. TROOPER CRESS SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD AND BAKER DIED AT THE SCENE.
DASHCAM TORNADO (2006)
A POLICE CRUISER'S DASHBOARD CAMERA CAPTURED A TORNADO ON VIDEO IN DYER COUNTY TENNESSEE. THUNDERSTORMS PACKING TORNADOES AND HAIL AS BIG AS SOFTBALLS RIPPED THROUGH EIGHT MIDWESTERN STATES KILLING AT LEAST 23 PEOPLE, INJURING SCORES AND DESTROYING HUNDREDS OF HOMES. THE DASHCAM VIDEO SHOWS POWERFUL WINDS WHIPPING DEBRIS IN FRONT OF THE POLICE SQUAD CAR. TENNESSEE WAS HARDEST HIT, WITH TORNADOES STRIKING FIVE COUNTIES. MOST OF THE STATE'S 19 DEATHS WERE REPORTED ALONG A 25 MILE PATH FROM NEWBERN TO BRADFORD. THE HIGHWAY PATROL SENT TEAMS TO THE AREA WITH SEARCH DOGS TO CHECK THE DEBRIS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, MANY PRODUCING TORNADOES, ALSO STRUCK PARTS OF IOWA, KENTUCKY, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, OHIO, ILLINOIS AND INDIANA. STRONG WIND WAS BLAMED FOR AT LEAST THREE DEATHS IN MISSOURI. A CLOTHING STORE COLLAPSED IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, KILLING ONE MAN. THE WEATHER SERVICE'S STORM PREDICTION CENTER SAID IT HAD PRELIMINARY REPORTS OF 63 TORNADOES.
RESTAURANT ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT CAUGHT ON TAPE 2006
ROBBERY CAUGHT ON TAPE AT THE LAROSAS' RESTAURANT. TWO MEN WALKED INTO THE PLACE WEARING SKI MASKS AND DEMANDED MONEY. THEY THEN TOOK OFF IN DARK COLORED SUV.
GRANDMA’S FINAL MOMENTS 2006 (TWO ANGLES)
POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE DASHCAM VIDEO OF A FATAL CRASH IN AMHERST, OHIO. COPS STOPPED THE DRIVER OF A SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE BECAUSE HE WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY. WHILE THEY WERE TALKING TO SUSPECT PHILLIP STERN, HE DROVE OFF. OFFICERS FOLLOWED THE SUV WHEN HE SLAMMED INTO ANOTHER CAR, KILLING THE 51-YEAR OLD WOMAN INSIDE. DRAMATIC DASHCAM. THE SUSPECT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS NEARLY THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT.
SUV SQUEEZE CHASE (2 ANGLES) 2006
AN OHIO STATE TROOPER, TRIED TO PULL OVER A DRIVER IN SANDUSKY COUNTY, AFTER HE AFTER HE WAS CLOCKED AT 107 MPH. A HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDED AFTER THE SUSPECT TRIES TO SQUEEZE THROUGH A CAR AND A 18 WHEELER AND WRECKS OUT. GOOD VIDEO ON BOTH ANGLES. THE SUSPECT SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES WHEN HIS AIRBAG RELEASED WHEN HE STRUCK TWO VEHICLES AND HIS CAR CAME TO REST AGAINST A CENTER BARRIER. THE SUSPECT WAS SAID TO HAVE LED TROOPERS ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE AFTER HE WAS CLOCKED GOING 107 MPH. THE SUSPECT CONTINUED FLEEING OFFICERS WEAVING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC. THE TROOPERS FOLLOWED THE SUSPECT AT SPEEDS THAT REACHED MORE THAN 120 MPH BEFORE HE CAME UPON A TRACTOR-TRAILER IN THE RIGHT LANE AND A CAR IN THE MIDDLE LANE. ALTHOUGH THE LEFT LANE WAS OPEN, THE SUSPECT TRIED TO PASS BETWEEN THE VEHICLES STRIKING BOTH OF THEM. THE SUSPECTS SUV CAME TO A STOP AT THE CENTER BARRIER, AND TROOPERS MADE AN ARREST WITH NO FURTHER PROBLEMS.
DOOFUS SLAMS INTO HOUSE (2009)
What started out as a minor traffic violation for the driver of a pick up truck turned into a pulse-racing high speed chase for a New Philadelphia police officer. A pick up truck was spotted driving down the wrong way in an alley. After the officer got the registration off of the truck's license plate, he activated his lights. Instead of stopping, the driver took off, racing down Rt. 416 toward the Village of Tuscarawas. Police say the driver, 21-year-old Jeremy Murch, drove about 110 miles an hour down the two lane road, swerving to the left over double yellow lines to get around another car. At one point the officer told dispatchers he was slowing down to 90 miles an hour for safety reasons while letting the driver he was pursuing continue to outdistance him. The chase went on for about eight miles when Murch made a bad move. He tried to turn right at a traffic light, only to find out there wasn't a road there. He lost control, slamming his truck into a parked car and then a gas meter on the side of a house. Det. Capt. Michael Goodwin said, "(The) meter actually broke and was leaking natural gas. Fire Department and Dominion had to come shut the meter off. There was the potential of an explosion." A family inside the house had been asleep. The collision knocked the house an inch off its foundation. Clyde Milburn's head was right by the wall that was hit. "I was sleeping in my bedroom, I heard a big crash". Milburn says the collision knocked him out of his bed. His 14-year-old grandson, Foster, was sleeping on the living room floor. "I heard a big boom. It sounded like a shotgun going off," he said. After hitting the house on Main St. in Tuscarawas Murch was placed under arrest. Initially he didn't realize he'd hit a house. You can hear him talking to the officer on the cruiser's dash cam video asking, "I just hit his house?", and the officer responded by saying, "Yep". The officer then asked Murch why he didn't pull over, saying all he was going to do was cite him for a traffic violation. Murch responded by saying, "I've been drinking." To that the officer said, "So it's a heck of a lot better, wrecking somebody's truck and having a felony fleeing on your record isn't it?" Murch then asked, "It's a felony?". "Yea," said the officer. The driver has not only been charged with two misdemeanors, DUI and going the wrong way on a one way street, but he now faces a felony charge of fleeing and eluding the law. Murch underwent a breathalyzer test. His blood/alcohol content was .133, over the legal limit of .08. Police say Murch has a prior conviction for DUI back in Nov. of 2006.
TAPED TASERING MAY END COP'S CAREER 2006
POLICE ARREST A WOMAN FOR RUNNING A RED LIGHT AND THEN FAILING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. BUT THINGS TURNED UGLY ONCE THEY GOT BACK TO THE STATION. THE OFFICER IN THE BOOKING ROOM CLAIMS HE SUFFERED AN INJURY TO HIS FACE WHILE THE WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS TASERED FROM BEHIND. POLICE OFFICIALS SAY THE WOMAN WAS BEING VERY EMOTIONAL AND CRYING, BUT NOT BELIGERENT. conus HAS BOTH THE DASHCAM OF THE INCIDENTS AND THE BOOKING ROOM FOOTAGE. more info: The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, OH) > >SHEFFIELD - A Sheffield police officer being investigated for >discharging his police-issued Taser stun gun on a woman already in >custody has served one suspension, was facing another and has been >involved in three accidents with his police car during the two years >he's been on the village force. > >Officer Edward Long, who is on paid leave as a result of the incident >Monday morning, was facing a five-day suspension for crushing the side >of his police cruiser while entering the Police Department's garage >earlier this month, according to his personnel file. It was the third >accident of Long's career, and Mayor Darlene Ondercin wrote a letter >included in the file recommending Long be terminated immediately if >another accident occurred. > >Long, who was sworn in as a full-time officer in February 2005, also >served a three-day suspension in October 2005 after driving his cruiser >across a field and through a ditch without headlights at night to get >to a suspicious vehicle call at a car dealership. The cruiser stalled >out and wouldn't restart as a result of the severe damage it suffered >from the trip, Ondercin said. >The suspicious vehicle that initiated the trip turned out to be a >dealership vehicle in which someone had left on the interior light, >according to the file. > >Long's file also contained two written reprimands. The first was for >failing to put his police car in park while conducting a traffic stop, >causing his cruiser to strike the back of the violator's vehicle, while >the second was for failing to search a suspect before returning to the >police station. In the second incident, the suspect had $1,200 on him, >but he just as easily could have had a gun, Ondercin said. > >Ondercin is expected to decide Monday whether to level any punishment >against Long for the incident Monday. He is accused of using his Taser >on an allegedly intoxicated Kristina Fretter, 32, of Sheffield Lake, in >the booking room of the police station off of Colorado Avenue, Chief >Mike Gurich said. The incident was witnessed by another officer and a >dispatcher, who were in the booking room at the time. The room also is >equipped with a security camera, Gurich said. > >Gurich was to turn in the findings of his investigation into the >incident to the mayor Friday, along with a recommendation for >punishment. Village laws require the mayor to approve any discipline >more severe than a three-day suspension. "I expect he'll recommend more >than that," Ondercin said Friday. > >Gurich said it's not typical for an officer to be placed on leave while >being investigated, but he felt it was appropriate in this instance. >"There were some questions that he could have handled things in a >different way," Gurich said, declining to go into specifics. "There >were some factors involved that I was not comfortable with." > >Fretter was charged with DUI, driving under a DUI suspension, assault, >consumption in a motor vehicle, driving in continuous lane of traffic, >disobedience of traffic control devices and two counts of obstructing >official business, according to a police report.
CHASE TURNS INTO CRASH 2006
POLICE IN WHITEHALL, OHIO ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THREE SUSPECTS THAT LED THEM ON A WILD HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH A DRAMATIC ENDING. THE SUSPECTS' CAR CRASHED INTO A PHONE POLE...AND THE BAD GUYS STILL MANAGED TO JUMP OUT AND RUN AWAY MOMENTS BEFORE THE VEHICLE EXPLODES! THE CHASE STARTED WHEN SOMEONE CALLED THE COPS REPORTING THAT THE MEN ROBBED SOMEONE AT GUNPOINT IN A PARKING LOT.
BENGALS WIDEOUT DUI ON TAPE 2006
Field Sobriety test of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Christopher Henry. While he performs fairly well (and was cooperative) he registered .092 and the legal limit in Ohio is .08.