Los Angeles Police Chase (December 12, 2016)
A 90-minute chase came to an end Monday evening after officers shocked the woman driving a stolen vehicle with a stun gun. The pursuit began around 6:55 p.m. in Compton. California Highway Patrol officers were pursuing the stolen vehicle on the southbound 405 Freeway and continued on to the 110, 105 and 710 freeways and along surface streets. The vehicle was stolen out of the Compton area, according to CHP. The pursuit ended in Compton around 8:30 p.m. after the driver ditched the stolen Nissan Rogue and hid behind a wall. After walking away from officers, the suspect was shocked with a stun gun.
Miami Police Chase (July 12, 2016)
MIAMI Miami-Dade Police detained three subjects who they believe are connected to a shooting that led police on a chase from Hallandale Beach to Interstate 95 in Miami. Tuesday afternoon, three right lanes were temporarily blocked on I-95, near 25th Street, in the aftermath of the pursuit. According to police, officers chased a red, four-door Pontiac, that was believed to have been involved in a shooting that happened near Pembroke Road and Northwest 10th Street, in Hallandale Beach, around 11:30 a.m. “Upon arrival, units encountered two victims who were transported to the Memorial Regional Center,” said Hallandale Beach Police Capt. RaShana Dabney-Donovan. A third victim had taken himself to the hospital. After a chase down I-95, one of the suspects stopped the vehicle in the middle of the highway, just north of the 836. He then hopped out of the passenger’s side of the car, which contained two other people inside, and made a run for it. Then, two Miami-Dade Police officers chased the suspect by foot until he jumped over a fence located along the highway and injured himself. The suspect was then subdued with a Taser by police and taken into custody. As this occurred, a second suspect exited from the back seat, dropped to the ground onto his knees and crawled toward police. A third suspect who was seated in the driver’s seat, slowly exited the vehicle and raised his hands. All three suspects were then taken into police custody. Police said they discovered one gun inside of the car and another gun near the fence where the suspect jumped. Now, three shooting suspects are in custody and three shooting victims are in the hospital. “We don’t know the motive right now,” said Dabney-Donovan. “We’re still trying to ascertain information from the victims themselves.” Danielle Coles, the mother of one of the victims, said this is not her first encounter with gun violence. “I just lost my grandson last year to gun violence, now this? I’m done with Miami. I’m done,” said Danielle Coles. Coles is the mother of 23-year-old Andrew Jackson, a father of a 2-year-old girl. Jackson is now recovering at the hospital and in stable condition. “Yeah, he is OK,” she said. Officials said the other two victims are recovering. One of these victims is in stable condition, while the other victim is in critical condition. Police have not yet released the identities of the other two victims. The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing.
Los Angeles Police Chase (November 22, 2016)
Two people were taken into custody in Whittier after a driver led officers on a dangerous multi-county pursuit on Southern California freeways and surface streets during the Tuesday morning commute, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Officers initially attempted to stop a stolen red vehicle in the area of Western Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue in Buena Park around 7:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Buena Park Police Department. The car, reported stolen out of Cerritos, was occupied by a male driver and a female passenger, the release stated. The driver did not stop, and police initiated the pursuit. The chase went through surface streets in the Lakewood and Norwalk areas before moving into Downey and later Santa Fe Springs. At one point, the car went into a Target parking lot in the Norwalk area and appeared to be boxed in by police. The driver was able to get out of the parking lot, and pursuit continued back on surface streets, according to the footage. By 7:55 a.m., the chase had moved onto the 5 Freeway, and the driver appeared to be dangerously maneuvering between cars at a higher rate of speed, the video showed. About 5 minutes later, the driver was back on surface streets in the Santa Fe Springs area and traveled on the wrong side of the road for a brief period, narrowly missing oncoming vehicles at times, the aerial footage showed. At 8:02 a.m., police successfully employed a PIT maneuver on the car in the 11500 block of Slauson Avenue in Whittier, according to the release. With guns drawn, officers from multiple patrol cars got out of their vehicles and had their weapons pointed at the red car, the aerial video showed. The police vehicle appeared to have pinned the driver’s side door, and minutes later, the driver was still not out of the car. A short time later, however, a female exited the car on the passenger side and was handcuffed at the scene. The male driver got out of the car on the passenger side a short time later and also surrendered to police, the footage showed. After being taken into custody, the pair were transported to the Buena Park Park Police Department, according to the release. Police later identified the driver as 32-year-old Brian James Alexander, of Yorba Linda, and the passenger as 44-year-old Melissa Marie Goehring, of Cypress. Charges are pending. The Whittier Police Department, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, assisted in the pursuit.
Southern California Police Chase (November 06, 2016)
A stolen vehicle pursuit that began in South Los Angeles ended in a violent crash on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita, about 60 miles away, Sunday evening. The pursuit originated in the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division Sunday around 8 p.m. Officers spotted the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on the northbound 110 Freeway near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and began chase when the driver failed to yield. The stolen Mercedes-Benz was taken from a valet in Studio City just before 7 p.m., police said. The man who owns the car was able to tell police that his gas tank was full and that he kept a .45-caliber Colt handgun in his glove compartment. The full gas tank allowed the suspect to make his way from the 405 Freeway in Culver City, north through the San Fernando Valley onto the 5 Freeway up the Newhall Pass, where he got on the 14 Freeway and eventually crashed. Aerial footage showed the driver nearly colliding with several vehicles on various surface streets. The driver could be seen running several red lights, driving on the wrong side of the road and even driving over a sidewalk at one point. The high-speed chase spanned freeways and surface streets, ultimately coming to a violent end when the driver slammed into a divider on the 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita area. The suspect was taken into custody around 9:15 p.m., more than an hour after the pursuit began. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. No officers or civilians were injured in the crash.