Dashcam Captures Hit and Run
/ Nighttime dashcam footage, police car parked at intersection / man trying to cross the street is hit by speeding car as his body is flung into the air, car keeps going / police radios in the hit and chases after the car who hit man, pulls him over and man seems to have no clue what he did / man is arrested. Dashcam Captures Hit and Run on June 11, 2006 in Ferndale, Michigan (Footage by Getty Images)
CLIPPING A COP CAR 2009
A motorcyclist is okay after his wild ride and sudden stop was caught on a police cruiser's dash cam. The officer was just starting through the intersection at 9 Mile and Woodward when the cycle slammed into the front quarter panel. The force of the impact sent the rider flying off the bike, and over the hood of the car. The man did get up and was walking around seconds later. A second motorcyclist was also involved in the incident. He took off from the scene.
fleeing felon's wild chase 2006
FERNDALE COPS PULLED OVER MAN FOR A FAKE LICENSE PLATE. THE 42-YEAR OLD DRIVER JAMES STAMBAUGH AT FIRST COOPERATED, BUT THEN CHANGED HIS MIND AND TOOK OFF IN HIS WHITE BUICK MAKING FOR A VERY DANGEROUS HIGH SPEED CHASE. A FLAT TIRE DIDN'T EVEN STOP THE MAN UNTIL HE RAN HIS CAR STRAIGHT INTO A GUARDRAIL, FLIPPING HIS CAR UP INTO THE AIR AND DOWN ON ITS SIDE IN A DRAMATIC CRASH. POLICE THINK THE MAN TOOK OFF BECAUSE HE HAD TWO OUTSTANDING DRUG WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST.
DASHCAM CAPTURES TERRIFYING HIT AND RUN 2006
A SPECTACULAR AND SHOCKING VIDEO SHOWS A DRIVER COMPLETELY RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN AND THEN DRIVING AWAY. THE VICTIM SOMEHOW SURVIVED AFTER BEING THROWN STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR AND LANDING ON THE PAVEMENT. THE MAN HIT SUFFERED A VERY BAD LEG FRACTURE AND SOME CUTS AND BRUISES. POLICE HAVE ONLY NOW RELEASED THE TAPE OF THE 2006 INCIDENT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE VICTIM WOULD RECOVER. POLICE ARRESTED THE HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHO WAS NEARLY TWO TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT OF BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL. THE DRIVER TOLD POLICE ON TAPE THAT HE HAD NO IDEA HE HAD HIT SOMEONE.
TEEN CHASE AND CRASH INTO TREE 2007
TWO TEENAGERS HAVE STOLEN A CAR AND COPS ARE ON THEIR TAILS. THE CHASE ABRUPTLY ENDS WHEN THE KIDS SLAM THE CAR INTO SOME TREES AND THEIR CAR STARTS ON FIRE. THE DRIVER’S LEG IS STUCK IN THE CAR AND POLICE ARE ABLE TO FREE HIM AND SAVE HIS LIFE. THE PASSENGER IS ABLE TO ESCAPE ON HIS OWN. BOTH MEN ARE TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL FOR BURNS.
CARJACKERS’ FLIP, CAN’T FLEE 2007
Dramatic police video that shows carjackers flipping a vehicle they stole in Oak Park before tearing through Royal Oak and Ferndale, Michigan has been released. The video shows the end of the chase, as the suspect's car flies out of control, flips, and lands on its roof. The officer can then be seen pulling the driver and his passenger, both suspects in a carjacking, out of the vehicle. Oak park, Royal Oak, Ferndale, wild pursuit, until the suspects lost control and rolled. Carjacking...rises to a serious crime...this is something where you want to get this guy off the street 17 yr old Roger Tisby and 18 yr old Dennis Howard, both of Detroit, $1 million bond each.
CAR HITS GUARD CHASE 2006
ON 1-14-06, A FERNDALE POLICE OFFICER PULLED OVER A WHITE BUICK FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. THE DRIVER WAS A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN. WHEN THE OFFICER RETURNED TO HIS POLICE CAR TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER, THE DRIVER OF THE BUICK ACCELERATED AWAY SUDDENLY TO A HIGH RATE OF SPEED IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET AWAY. OFFICERS PURSUED THE MAN WITH EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND SIRENS. THE MAN DROVE SIDE STREETS AT 50 MPH IN THIS RESIDENTIAL AREA DISOBEYING STOP SIGNS AND RAN HEAD ON INTO A GUARD RAIL. THE DRIVER REVERSED HIS VEHICLE AND CONTINUED SOUTH ON THE SERVICE ROAD. THE OFFICER ATTEMPTED A "PIT" MANEUVER AND DEFLATED ONE OF THE FLEEING DRIVER'S TIRES. THE DRIVER OF THE BUICK CONTINUED ON THE SERVICE ROAD AT 50 MPH RAN THE RED LIGHT AND FINALLY STRUCK ANOTHER GUARD RAIL BRINGING HIM TO A STOP ON TOP OF IT. THE DRIVER, THE LONE OCCUPANT IN THE BUICK WAS ARRESTED WITH NO FURTHER INCIDENT.
MONSTER HIT AND RUN
The tape shows a man crossing the street, only to be barreled down by a car. It slammed into him so hard, that one of his shoes went flying about 200 feet. Rafael Hatter was casually crossing a street in Ferndale, Michigan when he was hit by a black Cadillac that never even slowed. Hatter was just about to clear the crosswalk when he was hit with what appeared to be deadly force, "When I first saw that video, I was shocked by that accident, and, because that man went up in the air and over the car and then skidded along the pavement," said Lt. Norman Raymond. Somehow, Hatter survived the hit. He suffered a broken leg and head injuries. The accident happened around 4:30 last June 11. Officers in two different scout cars from Ferndale were parked along Eight-Mile (The road Hatter was crossing). That's when they witnessed the hit and run. Officers in one scout car rushed to help the victim while the others took off after the suspect. Soon after Ferndale police catch up to the black Cadillac, they find 43-year-old Glenn Schaefer behind the wheel, and he asks officers what he did wrong. They tell him he hit someone. His reply, "Why are they in the road?" Schaefer was asked if he'd been drinking and he said he'd had a couple of beers. He was arrested and police say his blood-alcohol was point one-seven, more than twice the legal limit. Hatter's family says his road to recovery will be a long one. As for Glenn Shchaefer, he is now facing charges of operating while intoxicated, causing a serious accident, then leaving the scene. 8 Mile pedestrian run down: On June 11, 2006, @ around 4:29 am, Ferndale Officers responded to a trouble call at 561 E. 8 Mile Rd. a gas station minimart. The employee was having trouble with a 29-year-old Detroit man. Two officers in separate patrol cars made the run and had resolved the situation when one of them pulled his patrol car around and stopped facing 8 Mile, probably to type the disposition into his in-car computer. As he was sitting there, the Detroit man apparently decided to cross 8 Mile, (a 8 lane highway) to go back to Detroit and happened to do so in front of the camera in the patrol car. The black Cadillac driven by Glenn Schafer, a 42-year-old Livonia man struck the Detroit man and continued down the road. The officer with the camera on target pulled out and went after Schafer as the video depicts, while the second officer somewhere else in the gas station lot, pulled out to attend to the Detroit man. (Note: The equipment here in Fashionable Ferndale is so hi tech and cutting edge that when the officer turned on the overhead lights, the in car camera started recording, but actually goes back some 30 seconds or so which is why it actually recorded the impact with the ped adding to the coincidental aspect of catching this on video). The video shows the balance where Schafer gets arrested and his statement. He was later charged with Operating While under the Influence causing a serious injury and Failing to stop at the scene of a serious personal injury accident. Schafer plead guilty on March 6, 2007 in Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, his sentence has not yet been determined.
DUI DRIVER’S CHASE AND CRASHES 2008
A Ferndale man was arrested after driving away from police drunk and crashing into a light pole, police said. Police said Ferndale officers stopped Jonathan Parton, 23, early Sunday morning on suspicion of drunken driving. Officers said Parton punched and kicked them, then drove off at a high rate of speed. Officers chased him through Ferndale and Detroit. Police dashcam video caught Parton?s Chevy Blazer crash into another car in Detroit, then crash into a utility pole. Police nabbed Parton shortly after he took off on foot. He was arrested on charges of drunken driving, resisting police and fleeing and eluding for a lengthy chase.
DASHCAM CAPTURES TERRIFYING HIT AND RUN 2006
A SPECTACULAR AND SHOCKING VIDEO SHOWS A DRIVER COMPLETELY RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN AND THEN DRIVING AWAY. THE VICTIM SOMEHOW SURVIVED AFTER BEING THROWN STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR AND LANDING ON THE PAVEMENT. THE MAN HIT SUFFERED A VERY BAD LEG FRACTURE AND SOME CUTS AND BRUISES. POLICE HAVE ONLY NOW RELEASED THE TAPE OF THE 2006 INCIDENT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE VICTIM WOULD RECOVER. POLICE ARRESTED THE HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHO WAS NEARLY TWO TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT OF BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL. THE DRIVER TOLD POLICE ON TAPE THAT HE HAD NO IDEA HE HAD HIT SOMEONE. On June 11, 2006, @ around 4:29 am, Ferndale Officers responded to a trouble call at 561 E. 8 Mile Rd. a gas station minimart. The employee was having trouble with a 29-year-old Detroit man. Two officers in separate patrol cars made the run and had resolved the situation when one of them pulled his patrol car around and stopped facing 8 Mile, probably to type the disposition into his in-car computer. As he was sitting there, the Detroit man apparently decided to cross 8 Mile, (a 8 lane highway) to go back to Detroit and happened to do so in front of the camera in the patrol car. The black Cadillac driven by Glenn Schafer, a 42-year-old Livonia man struck the Detroit man and continued down the road. The officer with the camera on target pulled out and went after Schafer as the video depicts, while the second officer somewhere else in the gas station lot, pulled out to attend to the Detroit man. (Note: The equipment here in Fashionable Ferndale is so hi tech and cutting edge that when the officer turned on the overhead lights, the in car camera started recording, but actually goes back some 30 seconds or so which is why it actually recorded the impact with the ped adding to the coincidental aspect of catching this on video). The video shows the balance where Schafer gets arrested and his statement. He was later charged with Operating While under the Influence causing a serious injury and Failing to stop at the scene of a serious personal injury accident. Schafer plead guilty on March 6, 2007 in Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, his sentence has not yet been determined.
MICHIGAN FLIPPIN’ CHASE 2007
Dramatic police video that shows carjackers flipping a vehicle they stole in Oak Park before tearing through Royal Oak and Ferndale, Michigan has been released. The video shows the end of the chase, as the suspect's car flies out of control, flips, and lands on its roof. The officer can then be seen pulling the driver and his passenger, both suspects in a carjacking, out of the vehicle. Oak park, Royal Oak, Ferndale, wild pursuit, until the suspects lost control and rolled. Carjacking...rises to a serious crime...this is something where you want to get this guy off the street 17 yr old Roger Tisby and 18 yr old Dennis Howard, both of Detroit, $1 million bond each.
MOTORCYCLE CHASE / CARJACKING ARMED ROBBERY
On Saturday, October 7, 2006 @ around 1:10 am, a 49-year-old Marine City man was pulling into the back yard of his girlfriends house in the 600 block of Camden in Ferndale. The man was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had been traveling on the nearby I-75 expressway when he observed an older compact white vehicle behind him. The vehicle followed the victim to the Camden location. When the victim got off the motorcycle to open the gate to the backyard two black males suddenly approached him. One man was heavy set with a mustache, braided hair; approx 35 years old and was armed with a black revolver. He was also holding a German style helmet. The other man was slender and approx 25-30 years old wearing a motorcycle helmet. The gunman stated, " Give me the keys, give me your bike and give me your wallet." The gunman held the firearm to Metcalf's left side while searching Metcalf. He removed keys, money and the victim’s wallet. The two men fled in an unknown direction. The victim immediately called the Ferndale Police. An observant Ferndale Police Officer spotted the armed assailant a short distance from where the Armed Robbery occurred. He writes the following: I activated my siren and attempted to stop the driver; however, he failed to stop and continued west on 8 mile to the turn-around at Stratford where he turned around onto to east bound 8 mile. At Livernois, the driver turned south and accelerated away from me at a speed well in excess of the posted speed limit (estimated to be 50-60 mph). With my emergency lights and siren activated I followed the driver south on Livernois at speeds between 50 and 70 miles per hour. Livernois between 8 mile and 7 mile is under construction with two lanes open for traffic in each direction, the speed limit through the construction zone is 25 mph. As we crossed W McNichols, the driver moved into the far right lane and ran through the red light missing two passing cars on McNichols (He continued to drive between 50-60 miles per hour). At Fenkel, the driver braked hard, passed several cars on the right side, then ran the red light and continued south on Livernois. Traffic on Livernois was light, and cross traffic was also light/non-existent. The driver continued to drive 50-60 miles per hour as we approached Oakman Blvd where he passed a car on the right then hit the brakes and appeared as if he was going to turn onto west bound Oakman Blvd. I passed the same car on the left then crossed over to turn; however, the driver accelerated hard and continued straight on Livernois almost colliding with my patrol car. At W. Davison/Livernois, the driver was in the far right lane and attempted a hard brake causing his motorcycle to swerve in the loose gravel and debris along the side of the road- I also attempted to brake hard; however, I slid in the same debris and tapped the motorcycle in the rear tire as he continued to slow down. Then he accelerated away from me and continued traveling south on Livernois. I backed off of the motorcycle to allow him space to pull over, he failed to stop and continued to speed up then make sudden slow downs causing me to take evasive maneuvers away from him. The driver accelerated back to 60 miles per hour- approximately half a mile south of W. Davison where he again braked hard. I attempted a hard braking maneuver, but was unable to stop and again tapped the motorcycle in the rear tire. The driver was unaffected by the contact and continued south on Livernois. As we approached the area of Grand River/Livernois and I-96/Livernois the driver used his left hand and put it out to the side and motioned for me to slow and possibly stop. I decreased my speed and gave the driver room to stop; but, he continued south without stopping and accelerated away from me at speeds of 60 miles per hour. We crossed the intersection of Joy/Livernois and he moved to the far right side of the roadway and started a gradual brake as if he were going to turn onto a side street. I also started moving to the right and started applying my brakes to stop. The driver let off of the brake as I moved behind him (brake light shut off on the motorcycle) and it appeared that he was going to accelerate away. I continued to slow down by applying my brakes- he then suddenly applied the brakes quickly and attempted a hard stop. I also attempted a hard brake from my gradual braking but was unable to stop and struck the motorcycle causing the driver to fall from the motorcycle. We collided approximately a cars length from near the north crosswalk of Linsdale/Livernois- I was able to come to a complete stop within the crosswalk and started to get out of my patrol car to apprehend the driver who had slid to approximately the middle of the intersection (the motorcycle continued south on Livernois without a driver eventually stopping at the east curb). As I exited my car he got up and ran west on Linsdale. I notified dispatch about the situation and was running west on Linsdale. Using my patrol car I followed the man onto Linsdale and into the back yard of 6342 Linsdale where I began a foot pursuit after him. The driver ran through the back yard and attempted to climb the rear fence I pointed my pistol at the man and ordered him to stop and to get onto the ground which and he complied. I handcuffed the man (double locked) without incident and waited for back-up officers to arrive. The driver is Earl Rembert, a 30-year-old Detroit man. He was charged with Armed Robbery, Car Jacking, and Fleeing and Eluding. He is in custody pending trial in the Oakland County Circuit Court. Ferndale Police Detectives were able to find and have identified the accomplice, his name is Ruemonda Goosby a 30-year-old Detroit man, he is charged with Armed Robbery and Carjacking as well. He went to trial and was found guilty as charged by a jury on March 9, 2007. He is pending sentencing.
MOTORCYCLE KNOCKDOWN CHASE
On Saturday, October 7, 2007 @ around 1:10 am, a 49-year-old Marine City man was pulling into the back yard of his girlfriends house in the 600 block of Camden in Ferndale. The man was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had been traveling on the nearby I-75 expressway when he observed an older compact white vehicle behind him. The vehicle followed the victim to the Camden location. When the victim got off the motorcycle to open the gate to the backyard two black males suddenly approached him. One man was heavy set with a mustache, braided hair; approx 35 years old and was armed with a black revolver. He was also holding a German style helmet. The other man was slender and approx 25-30 years old wearing a motorcycle helmet. The gunman stated, " Give me the keys, give me your bike and give me your wallet." The gunman held the firearm to Metcalf's left side while searching Metcalf. He removed keys, money and the victim’s wallet. The two men fled in an unknown direction. The victim immediately called the Ferndale Police. An observant Ferndale Police Officer spotted the armed assailant a short distance from where the Armed Robbery occurred. He writes the following: I activated my siren and attempted to stop the driver; however, he failed to stop and continued west on 8 mile to the turn-around at Stratford where he turned around onto to east bound 8 mile. At Livernois, the driver turned south and accelerated away from me at a speed well in excess of the posted speed limit (estimated to be 50-60 mph). With my emergency lights and siren activated I followed the driver south on Livernois at speeds between 50 and 70 miles per hour. Livernois between 8 mile and 7 mile is under construction with two lanes open for traffic in each direction, the speed limit through the construction zone is 25 mph. As we crossed W McNichols, the driver moved into the far right lane and ran through the red light missing two passing cars on McNichols (He continued to drive between 50-60 miles per hour). At Fenkel, the driver braked hard, passed several cars on the right side, then ran the red light and continued south on Livernois. Traffic on Livernois was light, and cross traffic was also light/non-existent. The driver continued to drive 50-60 miles per hour as we approached Oakman Blvd where he passed a car on the right then hit the brakes and appeared as if he was going to turn onto west bound Oakman Blvd. I passed the same car on the left then crossed over to turn; however, the driver accelerated hard and continued straight on Livernois almost colliding with my patrol car. At W. Davison/Livernois, the driver was in the far right lane and attempted a hard brake causing his motorcycle to swerve in the loose gravel and debris along the side of the road- I also attempted to brake hard; however, I slid in the same debris and tapped the motorcycle in the rear tire as he continued to slow down. Then he accelerated away from me and continued traveling south on Livernois. I backed off of the motorcycle to allow him space to pull over, he failed to stop and continued to speed up then make sudden slow downs causing me to take evasive maneuvers away from him. The driver accelerated back to 60 miles per hour- approximately half a mile south of W. Davison where he again braked hard. I attempted a hard braking maneuver, but was unable to stop and again tapped the motorcycle in the rear tire. The driver was unaffected by the contact and continued south on Livernois. As we approached the area of Grand River/Livernois and I-96/Livernois the driver used his left hand and put it out to the side and motioned for me to slow and possibly stop. I decreased my speed and gave the driver room to stop; but, he continued south without stopping and accelerated away from me at speeds of 60 miles per hour. We crossed the intersection of Joy/Livernois and he moved to the far right side of the roadway and started a gradual brake as if he were going to turn onto a side street. I also started moving to the right and started applying my brakes to stop. The driver let off of the brake as I moved behind him (brake light shut off on the motorcycle) and it appeared that he was going to accelerate away. I continued to slow down by applying my brakes- he then suddenly applied the brakes quickly and attempted a hard stop. I also attempted a hard brake from my gradual braking but was unable to stop and struck the motorcycle causing the driver to fall from the motorcycle. We collided approximately a cars length from near the north crosswalk of Linsdale/Livernois- I was able to come to a complete stop within the crosswalk and started to get out of my patrol car to apprehend the driver who had slid to approximately the middle of the intersection (the motorcycle continued south on Livernois without a driver eventually stopping at the east curb). As I exited my car he got up and ran west on Linsdale. I notified dispatch about the situation and was running west on Linsdale. Using my patrol car I followed the man onto Linsdale and into the back yard of 6342 Linsdale where I began a foot pursuit after him. The driver ran through the back yard and attempted to climb the rear fence I pointed my pistol at the man and ordered him to stop and to get onto the ground which and he complied. I handcuffed the man (double locked) without incident and waited for back-up officers to arrive. The driver is Earl Rembert, a 30-year-old Detroit man. He was charged with Armed Robbery, Car Jacking, and Fleeing and Eluding. He is in custody pending trial in the Oakland County Circuit Court. Ferndale Police Detectives were able to find and have identified the accomplice, his name is Ruemonda Goosby a 30-year-old Detroit man, he is charged with Armed Robbery and Carjacking as well. He went to trial and was found guilty as charged by a jury on March 9, 2007. He is pending sentencing.