PRISON ESCAPEE CHASE 2005
UNDERCOVER AGENTS LOCATE THE VEHICLE OF AN ESCAPED INMATE AND ALERT LOCAL COPS AS TO HIS WHEREABOUTS. WHEN THE MICHIGAN POLICE GET ON HIS TAIL A HIGH SPEED CHASE BREAKS OUT AND INCLUDES THE SUSPECT TRYING TO RAM THE COPS AND AN EVENTUAL FOOT RACE THE MAN SIMPLY LOSES.
STOLEN CAR, FREE GAS CHASE 2006
POLICE ARE CALLED TO A MICHIGAN GAS STATION AFTER A CAR ROLLS UP AND STEALS $13 WORTH OF GAS. WHEN THE COPS CATCH UP WITH THE CAR THE SUSPECT REFUSES TO PULL OVER AND ENDS UP CRASHING HIS CAR. AFTER A FOOT CHASE THE SUSPECT IS NABBED. TURNS OUT THE CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN AND COPS RECOVER A SCREWDRIVER THE SUSPECT USED TO TRASH THE STEERING COLUMN WITH.
HE MAKES A BETTER DOOR THAN A WINDOW CHASE 2010
YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS ONE UP. WATCH AS COPS ARE SEARCHING THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR A BAD GUY AND THEN SUDDENLY FIND HIM WHEN HE BURSTS OUT OF A GARAGE AND KEEPS THE GIANT GARAGE DOOR STUCK TO THE HOOD. IT’S A SLOW SPEED CHASE GONE WRONG AS COPS ARE IN HOT PURSUIT OF THE MOTOR HOME WITH THE GARAGE DOOR STUCK TO IT!!
NO LEFT TURN PULLOVER 2004
SUSPECT CITED FOR A “NO LEFT TURN” VIOLATION. SUSPECT NAME IS SHIRLEY ANN RHOADES. NO OTHER INFO KNOWN...WE HAVE A COPY OF THE TRAFFIC CITATION WHICH DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ELSE.
ANTI COP DOGGY 2000
OFFICER RESPONDING TO CALLS OF LOOSE PIT BULLS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD FINDS OUT FIRST HAND THAT THESE RUMORS ARE TRUE. THE OFFICER IS ATTACKED BY A FEMALE PIT BULL BUT LUCKILY WAS NOT INJURED SINCE HE WAS WEARING LEATHER BOOTS. THE DOGS’ OWNER WOULD LATER TELL THE OFFICER HE WISHED HE WOULD HAVE SHOT THE DOGS...ESPECIALLY THE FEMALE BECAUSE SHE IS “NOT RIGHT”. A POLICE OFFICER’S WORK IS NEVER DONE AND ALWAYS DANGEROUS!
“WANTS TO BE ON TV” CHASE (2004)
PONTIAC POLICE COME UPON A CAR THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY IN A CHASE CALLED OFF IN A NEIGHBORING CITY BECAUSE IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS. AFTER CAUTIOUSLY FOLLOWING THE CAR, POLICE HIT THE LIGHTS AND SIRENS AS SOON AS THEY OBSERVE DRIVING RULES BEING BROKEN AND THE CHASE IS ON. THERE’S LOTS OF ACTION IN THIS ONE INVOLVING OTHER CARS AND MOTORISTS AND IN THE END THE SUSPECT TELLS OFFICERS, “I JUST REALLY WANTED TO DO IT UP RIGHT AND GET ON TV THIS TIME”. WELL, SMILE BUDDY...YOUR WISH JUST MIGHT COME TRUE!
CHASE IS A SEADOO DON'T - PART 2
TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL AFTER LEADING COPS ON A WILD HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH SEVERAL MICHIGAN CITIES. POLICE WERE CLUED INTO AN OPERATION TO STEAL AND RESELL PERSONAL WATERCRAFT MACHINES. THEY CAUGHT TWO MEN IN TWO SEPARATE TRUCKS WHEN DEPUTIES FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE’S AUTO THEFT UNIT TRIED TO INTERCEPT THE DELIVERY OF TWO JET SKIS THEY BELIEVED TO BE STOLEN. POLICE SAY ONE OF THE TRUCKS CRASHED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CHASE WITH THAT SUSPECT FLEEING ON FOOT. BUT THE OTHER TRUCK TOWING THE WATERCRAFT CONTINUED THE CHASE EVENTUALLY LOSING ITS TRAILER AFTER COPS DEPLOY STOP STICKS. THEY CAUGHT UP WITH THE TRUCK SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND ARRESTED THE SUSPECT WHO IS A 43-YEAR OLD MAN. HE WILL FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES. THE CHASE INVOLVED 30 MILES AND 10 PATROL CARS AND LAST NEARLY 45 MINUTES.
CASPER THE FRIENDLY CHASE (2002)
POLICE TRY TO PULL OVER A TRUCK DRIVER FOR SPEEDING DURING EVENING RUSH HOUR; TRUCK DRIVER MAKES A U-TURN ACROSS MEDIAN; DRIVER THEN JUMPS FROM MOVING TRUCK AND SLIDES UNDER GUARDRAIL; WITH NO ONE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE TRUCK THE TRUCK SLID DOWN AN EMBANKMENT WITHOUT HURTING ANYONE; SUSPECT SURVIVED AND RAN INTO A WOODED AREA; POLICE CATCH HIM AND ARREST HIM.
GAS STATION CAR HEIST 2004
COPS ARE CALLED TO A GAS STATION WHERE SUSPECTS HAVE JUST STOLEN A RED DODGE PICKUP TRUCK FROM A CUSTOMER. POLICE QUICKLY SPOT THE TRUCK TAKING OFF FROM THE AREA AND WHEN THEY GET BEHIND THE SUSPECT AND TURN ON THEIR SIRENS, A HIGH SPEED CHASE IS ON! DURING THE CHASE, THE SUSPECT HITS A STUDENT PEDESTRIAN AS IT ENTERS A HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT. THE ERRANT TRUCK EVENTUALLY SLAMS INTO A TREE AND A BRIEF FOOT CHASE IS ENSUES.
COP’S FLIPPIN’ CHASE 2009
High-speed crash involving a Michigan State Police trooper. The accident occurred Sept. 19 on I-96 in Norton Shores when the trooper was trying to pull over a speeding motorcyclist. The trooper's car flipped over as it exited the freeway at Airline Road. A camera on the vehicle's dashboard shows the crash. The trooper suffered minor injuries. Other state police troopers caught up with the motorcyclist, 23-year-old Joseph Ryan Holstine, and arrested him. Holstine has been charged with fleeing and eluding. He will be in court later this month for a pre-trial hearing.
BAD BOYS UP CLOSE (2006)
A 19-YEAR OLD MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. CHAD ALLEN BURDICK WAS WANTED ON A NUMBER OF WARRANTS INCLUDING FELONY HOME INVASION. COPS FOUND HIM AND TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER FOR AN IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE. BURDICK REFUSED TO STOP AND LED COPS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. THE CHASE ENDED WHEN BURDICK SWERVED IN FRONT OF A TROOPER AND THE TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED. BURDICK'S FORD EXPLORER ROLLED OVER IN A YARD.
Convertible Chase - 2004
Sheriffs in Oakland County, Michigan pursue a suspect fleeing a domestic dispute. The man is armed, possibly drunk, and driving like it. He lets the top down. But as seen from police dashboard cameras, the extra oxygen isn't helping his driving skills. And things get really dicey when he tries the wrong side of the road. He makes it up the next intersection and now he attempts to force his way through it. The sheriff in the lead chase car side swipes a motorist as he rams the suspect. But he only takes that as encouragement to keep running. And that's when the law decides it's had enough of this joker. In a sort of bumper car demolition derby, three sheriffs combine to push the suspect off the road. But he still wants to run. A trailing pursuit car hits the suspect so hard his camera goes on the blink. The camera recovers as suspect and sheriff slide onto a side street. The two remaining sheriffs cut in on the action, bringing this loopy chase to a finale with a solid slap to the front end. Sheriffs are instantly all over the car, and more than happy to help the suspect out of it. He was arrested and booked for DUI, assault and fleeing arrest. All that aside, it was a perfect day for a ride in a red convertible with the top down.
PICKUP GETS THE PIT (2009)
A police chase in Woodhaven July 17 was captured on an officer's dash cam. Police said an officer noticed a Ford F-150 going south at a high rate of speed on Hall Road near Provincial Street. The officer was able to get the truck to stop near Irongate and Cambridge streets and the driver indicated that his female passenger was having an asthma attack and he was trying to get to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. The officer said he told the driver that he would call the fire department to come treat the woman, but, he said, the driver sped off. Officers chased the truck for several minutes, over an Interstate 75 bridge and all along West Road. The truck lost one of its rear wheels in the chase, but didn't stop. The truck was struck by the officer's vehicle in an attempt to immobilize it, but the driver and woman jumped out and ran away. Police said the man was found a short time later and arrested, but taken to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center because he appeared to have a seizure. Police said a stolen purse was found inside the truck. Police said the man has a criminal history and is considered a non-compliant sex offender. The woman was not taken into custody along with the man and police said they are not pursuing any legal action against her for the incident.
CAR HITS BIKE 2007
A CAR HITS A BICYCLIST IN THE MIDDLE OF A CROSSWALK. THE BIKE RIDER WAS NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED BUT THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR FAILING TO YIELD TO A BICYCLE.
SUSPECT JUMPS FENCE CHASE (2008)
Chesterfield Township police say two people have been arrested following a police chase that ended along 23 Mile Road near Gratiot. Investigators say the suspects were caught stealing catalytic converters from cars in the area of 25 Mile Road and Gratiot by workers at employees of Exco-Excursion Dies Inc. The employees told police that the suspects took off in a black Ford Fusion with a sun roof. As the suspects entered westbound I-94 from 26 Mile road, officers from Chesterfield and Macomb County attempted to pull over the individuals. The suspects sped off with cops in pursuit. Attempts to set “spike strips” to flattened the tires on the getaway car were unsuccessful. The chase lasted for several miles with the suspects driving on I-94 to 21 Mile, 21 Mile to Gratiot, Gratiot north to 23 Mile Rd., 23 Mile Rd. east to Market Place, Market Place back to 23 Mile, then west through Gratiot. The suspects lost control of the car and took off running near 23 Mile Road and Fairchild. Both suspects were captured after a short foot chase. During the pursuit, the suspects struck a New Haven Police patrol vehicle twice and continued. The officer was not injured. Officers found walkie-talkies, a cordless saw-zaw (used to cut the converters from the undercarriage of the cars), and 3 catalytic converters. Police throughout southeast Michigan say some stolen catalytic converters wind up being used on other vehicles while others are disassembled to recover small quantities of precious metals found inside them, such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Charges are pending.
TEENAGE ESCAPEE CHASE 2006
TEENAGER ESCAPES FROM A YOUTH DETENTION CENTER AND STEALS A CAR. HIGH SPEED CHASE IS ON AND IT ENDS WHEN YOUNG SUSPECT GETS T-BONED IN AN INTERSECTION. HE JUMPS FROM THE CAR AN IS IMMEDIATELY CAUGHT BY POLICE. NOBODY WAS HURT IN THE NASTY LOOKING ACCIDENT CAUGHT ON TAPE.
trooper crashes into tractor trailer 2005
A MICHIGAN STATE POLICE TROOPER CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF A TRACTOR TRAILER IN A PURSUIT THAT LED OFFICERS THROUGH SEVERAL CITIES. THE CHASE STARTED IN YPSILANTI AND ENDED IN MONROE. POLICE WERE CHASING A SUSPECT WHO HAD OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS. WHILE EXITING ON AN OFF-RAMP, THE CAR BEING CHASED HIT A POLICE CRUSIER THAT THEN SMASHED INTO THE TRACTOR TRAILER. THE POLICE WERE ABLE TO STOP THE DRIVER BY FORCING HIM INTO A SPINOUT. THE TROOPER HITTTING THE TRAILER WAS NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED.
SHOPLIFTERS’ COVER IS BLOWN CHASE 2002
AFTER SHOPLIFTING PERFUME AND CLOTHING FROM A MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT STORE A COUPLE OF THIEVES GET BUSTED BY COPS CHASING THEM DOWN AFTER NARROWLY ESCAPING WITH A FLAT TIRE AFTER AN ALTERCATION IN THE STORE’S PARKING LOT. THE SUSPECTS TRIED RUNNING OVER THE STORE’S SECURITY GUARDS AND WHEN THAT FAILED THEY HIT A CURB PUNCTURING OF THEIR TIRES. THEY TRIED TO TAKE OFF ANYWAY AND THE POLICE CAUGHT UP WITH THEM ON THE HIGHWAY AS THEY WERE UNLOADING SOME OF THEIR BOOTY OUT OF THE WINDOW OF THE CAR. ONCE THEY KNEW THEY WERE BUSTED, THE SHOPLIFTING DUO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN JUST ENOUGH TO JUMP OUT AND A FOOT CHASE IS ON JUST AS THE SUSPECT’S PILOTLESS CAR STRIKES ANOTHER INNOCENT VEHICLE. THE OFFICER CATCHES UP WITH THE BAD GUYS AND AFTER A PATHETIC ATTEMPT AT FIGHTING THE COP, THE GOOD GUY WINS AND APPREHENDS THE SUSPECTS.
BANK ROBBERY HIGH SPEED CHASE/DASHCAM 2005
BANK ROBBER BACKS HIS CAR UP TO DOOR OF BANK, GOES IN AND ROBS THE JOINT. BUT BECAUSE HE BACKED UP, ALL THE BANK EMPLOYEES COULD CLEARLY SEE HIS CAR'S LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND THEY QUICKLY CALLED IT IN MAKING IT EASY FOR COPS TO CATCH UP TO THIS CROOK. HIGH SPEED CHASE ENSUES AND SUSPECT ENDS UP CRASHING HIS CAR IN A SPECTACULAR CAUGHT ON TAPE SPECTACLE!
SON LEAPS FOR MOM (8-17-2002)
AFTER STEALING MERCHANDISE FROM A STORY, THIRTY-ONE YEAR OLD EBONY BATES AND HER SIXTEEN YEAR OLD SON RACED ALONG THE INTERSTATE. THE TEEN EVENTUALLY BAILED OUT OF THE CAR AND BATES THEN CRASHED THE CAR INTO ANOTHER CAR ON THE FREEWAY. SHE TRIED TO RUN FROM POLICE BUT WAS SOON ARRESTED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AS A RESULT OF THE HIGH SPEED CHASE.
MAKE A BREAK FOR IT 2007
A police chase that ended with a collision and guns drawn Tuesday night was caught on dash board camera in Taylor, Michigan. Troopers from the Michigan State Police South Post had attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 94. The car came to a slow stop and when the trooper got out of the car and approached the suspect car, the vehicle took off. The trooper followed and observed the suspected throwing a bag of drugs out of the window. The trooper was able force it to a stop, before arresting the driver and his passengers.
BABY ON BOARD CHASE 2009
Police chased a shoplifting suspect, who they thought was alone in the car, through two communities. Police say the suspect weaved dangerously through traffic at high speeds, ran red lights and stop signs and at one point nearly hit officers. Ontario police say officers spotted the green car Monday evening, moments after Wal-Mart security notified them of a shoplifter. Dash camera video shows the car passing through a red light at an intersection in front of a police car, in which officers immediately turn on their lights and siren and give chase. Trying to get away from police, the driver, identified as 24-year-old Chiquita Toddie of Mansfield, is seen speeding around other cars, crossing the center line. As the car nears the intersection, the driver makes a sudden left turn in front of another vehicle at a traffic light, and then continues to speed away. Mansfield Police Chief Rodney Smith says the officer decided to call off the chase a short time later. "The officers made the right decision," Chief Smith tells Fox 8 News, adding that at the time they did not have information that anyone other than Toddie was in the car. Although they were not still chasing the suspect, Chief Smith says the officers watched her turn into a residential street and followed from a distance. Video from the cruisers camera shows the car they were following stopped in a cul-de-sac. As the officers exited their car to try and confront the driver, their camera shows Toddie gunning the car, just missing one of the officers as she again speeds past them and continues into Mansfield. Police in Mansfield had been radioed the description of the car and the driver, which they were successful stopping and then got their biggest surprise. In the car, strapped in a baby carrier, was a 9-month-old child. According to police reports, Toddie was supposed to be babysitting. Investigators say Toddie faces multiple charges. She was being held Monday in the Richland County jail. Police have involved Children Services in the investigation. The child was reportedly returned to the parents unharmed. Chief Smith says they were informed in the initial call from store security that the suspect had a child, but in relaying the description of the car and the suspect to the officers the dispatcher did not tell them about the baby. He tells Fox 8 News it might have increased the urgency of the decision making, but under the circumstances things would probably not have changed much. "The officers did what they were supposed to do," he says, referring to their decision to call off the pursuit.
INCREDIBLE CRASH AND BLAZE 2008
MICHIGAN COPS ARE IN HOT PURSUIT OF A STOLEN CAR OUT OF DETROIT. DURING THE PURSUIT THE DRIVER OF THE STOLEN CAR IS TOTALLY WILD, NARROWLY MISSING COP CARS INVOLVED IN THE CHASE AT TIMES. THE CHASE COMES TO A QUICK AND DRAMATIC ENDING WHEN THE CAR PLOWS INTO A COUPLE OF POWER POWERS AND POWER LINES COMING TUMBLING DOWN AROUND HIM. IT GETS MUCH SCARIER WHEN THE STOLEN CAR GOES UP IN FLAMES AND COPS ARE FORCED TO RESCUE THE MAN WHO PUT THEIR OWN LIVES IN JEOPARDY DURING THE CHASE.
STOLEN SILVERADO CHASE 2007
POLICE RECEIVE CALL FROM A MOTORIST FOLLOWING THEIR OWN STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK! OFFICERS QUICKLY CATCH UP WITH THE THIEF AND ARE ON HIS TAIL AS THE SUSPECT REFUSES TO PULL OVER. AFTER A BRIEF CHASE THAT REACHES 90 MPH AT SOME POINTS IN A 25 MPH ZONE, THE SUSPECT PARKS THE TRUCK AND TAKES OFF ON FOOT. HE IS QUICKLY BROUGHT INTO CUSTODY ALONG WITH A FEMALE ACCOMPLICE WAS WAS IN THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THINGS.