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December 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A high-speed police chase on freeways that crisscrossed San Bernardino and Riverside counties Monday ended peacefully after spike strips shredded the tires of the suspect's pickup. David Dean, a 31-year-old from Palm Desert, fled from police after allegedly firing a handgun from his truck in Murrieta, said police Sgt. Robert Landwehr. He led police and the California Highway Patrol on a chase along Interstate 15, the 91 Freeway and the 60 Freeway.
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March 29, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested near Barstow after a high-speed chase, hours after being expelled from the Legislature because he was “potentially dangerous.” Brooks, 41, was arrested about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road, officials said. He was being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga on $100,000 bail, jail officials told the Los Angeles Times. Authorities said it was unclear why Brooks was in California.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2001
For the second time in as many days, California Highway Patrol officers used spike strips Friday to stop a fleeing motorist on the Ventura Freeway. Officers arrested 39-year-old Mark Ortiz Middaugh of La Habra near Santa Barbara. The pursuit began about 6 a.m. near Cal State Channel Islands, said Capt. Miguel Colon of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
SPORTS
September 30, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers have four starters who could go straight from Staples Center to Springfield, Mass. Their bench is no longer kiddie-pool deep. Even their coaching staff underwent a massive off-season upgrade. What could possibly go wrong? Well, actually … Stuff happens, and it's not always Dwight Howard swatting shots, Steve Nash finding open teammates or Kobe Bryant making game-winning jumpers. PHOTOS: Newest Lakers are introduced during Media Day Chemistry concerns, defensive deficiencies and parking lot spike strips are among the factors that could combine to deny the Lakers the championship that a sea of purple and gold fans are expecting this season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2003 | Anna Gorman and David Haldane, Times Staff Writers
Two men were killed and 20 people were injured Sunday when a pickup truck carrying suspected illegal immigrants overturned in a high-speed police chase after running over a spike strip laid down by the California Highway Patrol. The truck turned over several times after crossing the second of two spike strips and hitting the center divider on Interstate 8 about five miles east of El Cajon, authorities said.
NEWS
March 11, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican Consulate used harsh language Monday to criticize U.S. law enforcement agencies for their high-speed pursuits of vehicles carrying suspected illegal immigrants, after a chase Sunday ended with two people dead and 20 injured. Consul General Rodulfo Figueroa accused the California Highway Patrol and the U.S. Border Patrol of "gross negligence" for using spike strips in pursuits that have reached speeds of nearly 100 mph. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know what the consequences are going to be, even if they don't hit the spikes," Figueroa said Monday.
SPORTS
September 30, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers have four starters who could go straight from Staples Center to Springfield, Mass. Their bench is no longer kiddie-pool deep. Even their coaching staff underwent a massive off-season upgrade. What could possibly go wrong? Well, actually … Stuff happens, and it's not always Dwight Howard swatting shots, Steve Nash finding open teammates or Kobe Bryant making game-winning jumpers. PHOTOS: Newest Lakers are introduced during Media Day Chemistry concerns, defensive deficiencies and parking lot spike strips are among the factors that could combine to deny the Lakers the championship that a sea of purple and gold fans are expecting this season.
OPINION
March 14, 2003
Re "Mexican Official Condemns Use of Spike Strips in Border Chases," March 11: To Consul-General Rodulfo Figueroa's statement about "gross negligence" by the California Highway Patrol and Border Patrol for using spike strips in pursuits that have reached speeds of nearly 100 mph: Why doesn't the Mexican government take the responsibility of keeping its own people on its side of the border? Crossing the border illegally is breaking the law and a criminal act. So why is it gross negligence to pursue lawbreakers and criminals?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1999 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The City Council voted unanimously to give $44,842 of the city's General Fund money to the Police Department to purchase video processing equipment and spike strips and pay police overtime. The money will be replaced next year when the department receives its yearly supplemental law enforcement funding from the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
A trolley driver had a gun put to her head by an ex-boyfriend who led police on a freeway chase Sunday before he was caught, authorities said. Police arrested Jayson August, 49, of Spring Valley, for investigation of carjacking, assault and kidnapping. Officers stopped the trolley, which had no passengers on board, after a 90-minute chase by throwing spike strips in front of it. A police dog bit August and police arrested him, officers said. The driver of the trolley was not hurt.
SPORTS
September 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Training camp is still a week away, but the Lakers are already dealing with an unusual injury. Backup point guard Steve Blake stepped on a spike strip over the weekend at a beach parking lot and sustained a puncture wound in his left foot. He can't take part in any impact exercises for about three weeks, the Lakers said Monday. The Lakers begin exhibition play Oct. 7 against Golden State. The regular season begins Oct. 30 against Dallas. Blake lives in Manhattan Beach and was walking barefoot when he was injured.
SPORTS
September 24, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Training camp is still a week away, but the Lakers are already dealing with an unusual injury. Backup point guard Steve Blake stepped on a spike strip over the weekend at a beach parking lot and sustained a puncture wound in his left foot. He can't take part in any impact exercises for about three weeks, the Lakers said Monday. The Lakers begin exhibition play Oct. 7 against Golden State. The regular season begins Oct. 30 against Dallas. Blake lives in Manhattan Beach and was walking barefoot when he was injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2010 | By Amina Khan
A man who allegedly hurled firebombs at five targets in San Diego, including two police stations and a middle school, has been arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Riverside County. Edward Batties, 26, of San Diego was arrested about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Temecula and jailed for investigation of arson, evading a police officer, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of a destructive device, authorities said. The incidents began Friday evening when someone tossed a Molotov cocktail into the fenced yard at the San Diego Police Department's Mid-City station, where it rolled under a car but failed to ignite, said Maurice Luque, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2008 | Richard Marosi and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pursuing suspected drug smugglers along the California-Mexico border was struck and killed Saturday by one of the fleeing vehicles, agency officials said. The agent was trying to stop two vehicles that had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico when he was hit, said agent Jeremy Schappell, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's Yuma sector. He said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A high-speed police chase on freeways that crisscrossed San Bernardino and Riverside counties Monday ended peacefully after spike strips shredded the tires of the suspect's pickup. David Dean, a 31-year-old from Palm Desert, fled from police after allegedly firing a handgun from his truck in Murrieta, said police Sgt. Robert Landwehr. He led police and the California Highway Patrol on a chase along Interstate 15, the 91 Freeway and the 60 Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
To hear LAPD officers tell it, it's like tapping a fleeing suspect on the ankle to trip him. Except these suspects are behind the wheels of 3,500-pound automobiles. With lights and sirens wailing Wednesday, three patrol cars came barreling down behind a Ford on the track of the LAPD's $29-million training facility for the unveiling of two crime-fighting techniques newly approved for the force. The officer in the lead car suddenly pulled alongside the fleeing Ford.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested near Barstow after a high-speed chase, hours after being expelled from the Legislature because he was “potentially dangerous.” Brooks, 41, was arrested about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road, officials said. He was being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga on $100,000 bail, jail officials told the Los Angeles Times. Authorities said it was unclear why Brooks was in California.
SPORTS
September 24, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Training camp is still a week away, but the Lakers are already dealing with an unusual injury. Backup point guard Steve Blake stepped on a spike strip over the weekend at a beach parking lot and sustained a puncture wound in his left foot. He can't take part in any impact exercises for about three weeks, the Lakers said Monday. The Lakers begin exhibition play Oct. 7 against Golden State. The regular season begins Oct. 30 against Dallas. Blake lives in Manhattan Beach and was walking barefoot when he was injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2005 | Ashley Powers and Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writers
One person was killed and at least nine others injured early Wednesday when a U.S. Border Patrol chase ended in a rollover crash in the remote desert east of Joshua Tree. The crash occurred after an SUV loaded with 21 people, suspected of being illegal immigrants, drove over a tire-deflating spike strip deployed by the federal agency.
OPINION
March 14, 2003
Re "Mexican Official Condemns Use of Spike Strips in Border Chases," March 11: To Consul-General Rodulfo Figueroa's statement about "gross negligence" by the California Highway Patrol and Border Patrol for using spike strips in pursuits that have reached speeds of nearly 100 mph: Why doesn't the Mexican government take the responsibility of keeping its own people on its side of the border? Crossing the border illegally is breaking the law and a criminal act. So why is it gross negligence to pursue lawbreakers and criminals?
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