(Pierce County WA - 12:34 AM Pursuit in Progress) Lakewood - Officer Trent Stephens joins the chase of 2 occupants driving back and forth across the city from Pierce to Tacoma. He gets out and lays stop sticks at 5th. The guy sees him and cuts through a 7-11 parking lot. Units from 5 cities are now chasing him. He gets out again and drops the stop sticks after clearing traffic. The car hits them fast, stops a few blocks later and bails. He and the passenger are surrounded and cuffed. The passenger says the driver was going to sell him dope and then cops got behind him and he took off. He wasn't able to get out, he wouldn't let him and he kept asking where to go and he said he was lost. The driver lies on the ground drooling and moaning. Deputy Roger Fuller was leading the chase. The driver has a felony warrant plus will be charged with evasion. The trunk has meth in it. Officer Mike Phipps assists. The passenger has a black eye and says driver would only let him out if he jumped and he thought the way they took the winding turns he would hug them. North Little Rock, AR (1:03 AM Traffic Stop) Officer Kenny Livingston spots a possibly stolen suburban, pulls it over and asks for backup. He makes them put their hands on the roof and the driver has switched seats. They pulls 3 black men out of the back, but the passenger is passed out. K-9 arrives and 3 guys, 1 girl are cuffed. No one wants to say who was driving. They find crack in the front and the girl says she knows nothing about the crack and John nor Curtis wasn't driving. It was Bobby. John says the drugs aren't his and didn't know the SUV was stolen. Curtis was passed out and doesn't know nothing. Bobby says he wasn't driving, Casper the ghost was. The tag was stolen from another stolen car, so it's two counts of theft. Hamilton Co, OH (11:46 PM Disturbance Call) Sheriff's Office - Cpl Greg Raubanus & Deputy Steve Sabers teach at the police academy. Because they see the same things over and over they get lackadaisical. They get a call to a hotel where a man backed his pickup over a wall. The manager says owner has been cussing her out up and down. She just wanted him to fix the wall, but he refused and cursed her out. She wants him out. He is in Apt 121, says he didn't call, has no problem and they are upset because he is upset. They turned the phone off because he owes them 70 cents. He has a suspended license, says he wasn't driving, it was Chad. It's his truck, he didn't hit anything, if he did he didn't mean to. Chad is his nephew who lives with him, but he took off. The truck's back bumper is damaged. The bricks are broken in half. Russell is drunk and picks them up and puts them the wrong way then says he won't do it. He keeps trying and trying and says to put him in jail. He keeps at it until he gets it right with Steve's help. A cab is called because the manager wants him out. Russell says he's not an idiot. Greg tells him if he sees or hears from again tonight he's going to jail.
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