(Pierce Co, WA - 12:07 AM Pursuit in Progress) Lakewood PD - Officer Matt Brown is going to assist in a pursuit of a stolen white Honda SR-V heading their way in the rain. Officer Mike Phipps is driving. The suspect blows a light at Tyler and they get permission to PIT. He blows a light turning through head on traffic, hits the stop sticks, loses a tire, but the cops also hit the sticks and lose a tire. South Hill Precinct - Deputy Kristi Estes now takes the lead. The suspect cuts his lights, is pitted on a turn and goes into the lot of an industrial complex. They have to yank Jeremy out through the window, his pants fall down and he screams the whole time about his leg. He is cuffed and so is the passenger. A gun is found on the floor and Jeremy won't look at Kristi when she reads him his rights. They also find packages of dope ready to sell and a bag of money. Jeremy has a warrant and is on probation. Fort Worth, TX (9:45 PM Suspicious Activity) North Division - Officer M.L. Simon says one of his goals is making it to the SWAT team if possible or the gang unit or narcotics. He's keeping his options open. He goes to a call of gang activity, Hispanic males stripping down a 1989 maroon Chevy GMC truck on the street. They run when he pulls up, the first one is caught by M.L. and says he didn't do nothing. He has no answer to why he ran, is cuffed and taken back to the car. He asks what the problem is, doesn't know whose truck it is he was by, he just pulled up, doesn't know what is going on was just the wrong place at the wrong time. He knows the column was punched, but didn't do it, he wasn't in the truck. The second guy is caught and brought back by Officer Domingo Martinez. Officer Daniel Gonzalez says the 2nd guy gave up the 1st. He says it's a lie and the third guy he only knows as Shorty. He's on probation for burglary. The truck has the radio missing, tools and speakers out of the back. They find the radio and speakers in the guy's car. The owner Josh shows up with his parents. Josh had his wallet in the truck they took too. Norwood, OH (6:31 PM Sting Operations) Police Division Task Force - Sgt. Tom Fallon tells Detective Harry Schlie they are doing a buy/bust for crack. Harry is covered with a mask and sunglasses. The guy has a priors for guns, assault, drug trafficking, B&E, resisting arrest and robbery. The deal is set up for $190 for a quarter ounce. Josh is set for the guy to show up with the drugs. He pulls up in a small silver car next to the detective in an SUV with a female passenger. He leaves and they surround him a block away. He tries to swallow the drugs and they tell him to spit it out and try to choke it out of him. Then they taser him and he screams. Bobby and another cop saw him eat the coke. He keeps screaming and won't answer. The girl cries, says she doesn't know the man, she was waiting for the bus and he gave her a ride and has been arrested for bad checks before. She says she's waiting to get back to her kids. He is charged with 3-4 counts of trafficking. He confirms her story in the station. He is put in a cell until the paperwork is done then he'll be taken to the justice center. He had $1200 on him.
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