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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit of a teenage male in a stolen vehicle ends in crash.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Police pursuit of a teenage male in a stolen vehicle ends in crash.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has just released a press release of the police pursuit in Needles, California that was captured on ZachNews on the morning of Thursday, March 15th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 4:15am PT, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station received a 911 call from an employee of the Roadway Inn Hotel in Needles, California reporting they left the vehicle running in front of the hotel while they entered the lobby to gather a guest’s luggage.

While away from the van, a Hispanic male entered the courtesy van and drove rapidly away from the hotel.

The responding deputies located the van and attempted to initiate a traffic stop as it left the area of the hotel.

The driver of the van, later identified as a 17 year old male from Moreno Valley, California, refused to yield to t he deputies and led them on a high speed police pursuit throughout Needles, California and eventually onto the eastbound Interstate 40.

As seen in the video above, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was going to check out a haystack fire that was burning when police sirens and the sound of something scraping was heard in the distance, and within a few seconds, a vehicle speeds by a block away heading eastbound along Erin Drive at Orange Avenue in Needles, California with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles in pursuit.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the driver of the stolen van reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on the Interstate 40 and nearly collided with an uninvolved motorist.

The driver of the van drove into the center median, near the Park Moabi Road off-ramp, and collided with the steep dirt embankment causing the vehicle to jump the hill and overturn, landing on its roof.

The juvenile was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was transported by medical personnel to the hospital for medical treatment.

The juvenile was charged with vehicle theft and evading a peace officer and was released to his parents at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The juvenile was issued a notice to appear in San Bernardino County Juvenile Court.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6464007/

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Video: Police pursuit passes by down the street from ZachNews.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Video: Police pursuit passes by down the street from ZachNews.

At around 4:19am PT on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was going to check out a haystack fire that was burning when police sirens and the sound of something scraping was heard in the distance.

Within a few seconds, a vehicle speeds by a block away heading eastbound along Erin Drive at Orange Avenue in Needles, California with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles in pursuit.

The police pursuit went onto Bailey Avenue southbound to Lilyhill Drive where the vehicle headed eastbound towards the D Street.

A few minutes later, the vehicle got onto eastbound Interstate 40 and passed Five Mile Road.

Reports over the police and fire scanner that a traffic collision with injuries occurred in the parking lot area of Pirate Cove Resort and Marina in Needles, California, and that a medical helicopter was being called.

At this moment, there is no further information from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department or the California Highway Patrol regarding the police pursuit.

** Video from ZachNews: **

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Suspect arrested after police pursuit in a stolen vehicle from Florida.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Suspect arrested after police pursuit in a stolen vehicle from Florida.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 7:20am PT on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, Sergeant Adelmann of the California Highway Patrol Needles Area attempted to stop a suspected Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) driver on westbound Interstate 40 at East Broadway in Needles, California.

The driver exited East Broadway then accelerated to 75mph.

A pursuit ensued and traveled through most of Downtown Needles, California.

The driver eventually ditched his vehicle along the railroad tracks and fled on foot towards Fenders/Rainbow Beach.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, Deputy Bevan responded to a report of a suspicious person attempting to open car doors in the 3300 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.

Upon arrival, Deputy Bevan located the person, identified as 22 year old Anthony Martin from Lakeland, Florida, walking on Needles Highway and detained him.

During the investigation it was learned the California Highway Patrol was pursuing a reported stolen vehicle driven by Anthony Martin.

Anthony Martin abandon the vehicle in the area of Needles Hwy and fled on foot, when he was apprehended by Deputy Bevan.

Anthony Martin was turned over to the custody of the California Highway Patrol for their investigation and he was subsequently booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California for vehicle theft and felony evading with bail set at $100,000.

The arrest was the result of great teamwork by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies and California Highway Patrol officers who removed a dangerous criminal from the streets.

Suspect was caught and the vehicle, a 2006 Jeep Cherokee, was determined to be stolen out of Florida.

** Press Releases: **

  • California Highway Patrol: Police Pursuit:

  • San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: Police Pursuit Suspect Arrested:

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6431361/

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Topock, AZ: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting of a naked man from Needles, California.

Topock, AZ: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting of a naked man from Needles, California.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an agency assist at about 3:00pm PT on Monday, May 15th, 2017 for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (B.N.S.F.) police in reference to a naked male subject jumping off one of their trains in the Topock, Arizona area.

As deputies were enroute, they were redirected to a call at a residence, not too far away from the rail road tracks, in the 7900 block of Regil Road in reference to a naked man on a private property that had been shot.

As deputies were getting near the residence, they observed a naked man traveling west on Regil Road.

He was stumbling and covered in blood. Deputies detained the male subject.

Medical responded and the male subject was transported to a medical facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the male subject was later identified as 25 year old Joshua Daniel Reza from Needles, California.

Deputies proceeded to the residence and contacted the victims. The 72 year old female victim said that she was in the house when the power went out.

The victim further said that she told her boyfriend as he was in the garage at the time.

The victim advised that a naked man walked up to her residence while her boyfriend walked up the road to check their electrical box.

The victim further advised that she didn’t recognized the naked man and she started screaming for him to leave.

The victim said that the naked man never spoke while he kept walking toward her.

The victim further said that he stopped and stared at her, ignoring her commands to get off the property.

The victim said that her boyfriend returned with a gun and the naked man started walking towards them when her boyfriend fired a few shots into the air while she was screaming for the naked man to get back and leave.

Deputies contacted the victims’ boyfriend, an 86 year old male victim.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the victim confirmed his girlfriend’s statements.

The victim reported that he fired 2 to 3 warning shots into the air.

The victim further reported that the naked man continued walking toward them and he fired another round, striking the subject in the face.

The victim said that the man also broke the water pipes near their electrical box.

Nobody is in police custody at this time pending the County Attorney’s Office review.

The .22 caliber revolver was taken and placed in evidence pending the CAO review.

** Press Release: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2017/05-16-2017_Press_Release.pdf

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Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

The nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting death of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio has ended on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 when his body was found in a vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania.

** Picture from NBC News: **

The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that 37 year old Steve W. Stephens was spotted by employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Buffalo Road.

An employee at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant called 911 well employees held up the suspect’s order until authorities arrived.

According to TMZ, Steve W. Stephens’ order of a 20 piece McNugget and a large fry, and employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant made it seem the fries weren’t ready so they could buy time.

Steve W. Stephens later shot and killed himself as authorities approached his vehicle.

Steve W. Stephens was filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

A nationwide manhunt was launched for Steve W. Stephens on Monday, April 17th, 2017 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to his arrest.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

A nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

The Cleveland Division of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the United States Marshals Service are working together on the nationwide manhunt for the murder suspect, identified as 37 year old Steve W. Stephens,

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Steve W. Stephens filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans.

Steve W. Stephens is seen in the video walking up to Robert Godwin Sr., ask him to say some name, pointed a gun at him, and shooting him.

Steve W. Stephens then is seen running to his vehicle where he then driving off leaving Robert Godwin Sr. behind on the sidewalk.

The video of the killing was then posted to Facebook where Steve W. Stephens bragged about having committed many other homicides.

The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been spotted reported on YouTube.

** Picture from NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3: **

Mourners gathered at a vigil on Monday, April 17th, 2017 to remember Robert Godwin Sr., who’s described by family and friends as a man who loved his kids and would never hurt anybody.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to Steve W. Stephens’ arrest.

Steve W. Stephens may be driving a white, 4 door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags: E363630.

Steve W. Stephens has ties to Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve W. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information should call 911 or 1 (800) CALL-FBI.

** Tips may also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tips Website at: **

https://tips.fbi.gov

** Wanted Flyer Picture from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. **

Needles, CA: Resident from Bullhead City, Arizona in police custody after leading deputies on a high speed police pursuit into Needles, California.

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Needles, CA: Resident from Bullhead City, Arizona in police custody after leading deputies on a high speed police pursuit into Needles, California.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:52am PT on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, personnel from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Colorado River Station were requested to assist in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that was heading south into Needles, California from Arizona on Highway 95.

Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department had taken over a police pursuit that was initiated in Bullhead City, Arizona and now reached Needles, California.

Deputies from Needles, California units took over the pursuit of the stolen 2002 Mercury SUV and followed it through Needles, California and east onto Interstate 40.

The vehicle drove at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and failed to obey traffic devices or posted stop signs.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.

Deputies were then able to take the driver, identified as 29 years old Anthony Julian Rodriguez from Bullhead City, Arizona, into police custody.

Once in the Needles Jail, Rodriguez resisted deputies resulting in an additional charge of resisting an officer with force.

In addition to the new charges, Anthony Julian Rodriguez also had a felony no bail warrant for possession of explosives out of Ventura County, California.

Anthony Julian Rodriguez is currently on felony PRCS Probation out of Ventura for weapons charges.

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court Decision requiring the state to lower its prison population; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5858120/?sub_id=1651930

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/February/Needles-High-SpeedPursuit.aspx

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