Category: police chase

One suspect arrested in Davis County pursuit; three eluded police

CENTERVILLE — Police have called off the search for three remaining suspects who fled after an armed robbery in Centerville.

The Centerville Police Department received a report of an armed robbery near 800 East and 650 South earlier Tuesday evening. They say four men robbed another man while he was inside his car, taking his wallet.

Police found a gun they believe was involved in the robbery, but they do not believe it was discharged. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for minor cuts on his face and hands. Police were not sure if the injuries were from the weapon.

The man told police he knew where they could find the men and gave an address in Farmington.

When police arrived at the address, the suspects ran from the home and got into two cars, three in one and one in another. Police were able to apprehend the single suspect, while the other three are still at large.

The man arrested could face charges of aggravated robbery and assault with a firearm

The three crashed the car they were in near Glover St. in West Farmington and fled on foot, police said, potentially heading west of Legacy Parkway.

Police employed multiple tools and tactics in the search, including K-9 units, a helicopter, and officers from multiple agencies in the area. They will now turn efforts over to their investigative team, but they believe they know the identities of a few of the men.

The suspects are all described as Hispanic males in their late teens or earlier twenties. Police identified one as Alonso Abraham Valdez, 19, with ties to the Farmington area.

Police ask that area communities stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities. They added that if someone sees Valdez, to not approach him as he may be armed, but to just call the police right away.

Man leads police on high-speed chase in southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A man lead police on a high-speed chase on I-15 Tuesday morning after causing a scene at a car wash in Cedar City, police say.

The man was demanding money from other people at Tagg-N-Go Express Car Wash, then sped away recklessly after being unsuccessful, according to Cedar City Police.

The man almost hit a woman standing nearby, broke an entrance gate as he drove through it the wrong way, then drove onto Main St. where police say he drove into oncoming traffic and almost crashed into other vehicles.

Police located him about five blocks further south and attempted to pull him over, but he did not stop. He pulled into a parking lot, where officers blocked the exits, but he drove over the grass and curb and drove away.

He then got on I-15 northbound, where he led police on a chase of up to 90 miles per hour for about 20 miles. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol helped by setting up spike strips and blocking off exit ramps, and he finally pulled over near Parowan after the spike strips popped his tires.

Police say the man showed signs of impairment and was booked in the Iron County Jail after being medically cleared at Cedar City Hospital.

Fugitive hits two police cars while trying to flee from Unified Police in Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – A fugitive is in custody after leading police on a chase and ramming several patrol vehicles in the process.

The incident began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when officers with the Unified Police Department encountered a suspicious vehicle near the Chelsea Park Apartments on 7300 South near I-15.

Officers approached to speak to the driver, and he fled—running into two patrol vehicles in the process.

A chase ensued and ultimately ended in a church parking lot in Murray. Police took the man driving the car and a female passenger into custody.

A booking photo of Boris Moiseyev

The driver has a lengthy criminal history, according to police, and officers located a loaded gun in the car. He was later identified as Boris Moiseyev, a parole fugitive.

“The gun’s loaded, ready for action, and so we took a dangerous criminal off the street tonight,” said Lt. Bill Robertson.

Police said Moiseyev faces two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

It’s unclear if the passenger will face charges in connection with the chase.

Illinois Woman Jailed After 130 MPH Chase Through Dallas, Polk Counties

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa – An Illinois woman is in jail in central Iowa after officials say she led them on a chase that topped speeds of 130 miles per hour Monday night.

Lacinda Overton of Rock Island, Illinois is being held in the Dallas County Jail. She is charged with eluding, reckless driving, failure to have a valid driver’s license, and multiple traffic offenses.

According to Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol, the incident began around 8:30 p.m. Monday on I-80 near the Jordan Creek Parkway exit when a trooper tried to stop Overton’s vehicle because of a traffic violation.

Overton refused to pull over and took off, leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Des Moines on I-235 and then north on I-35 to Ankeny where she exited at 1st Street and headed east. The chase ended at Highway 65th and NE 94th Ave., northeast of Bondurant, where Overton stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody.

There are outstanding arrest warrants for Overton out of Illinois.