Burglary suspect dies fleeing from Cops on motorcycle By: Bill Curtis
2:49 PM Monday, March 27th, 2006
Early Sat Morning 3/25 Deputies were dispatched to a possible commercial burglary in progress located at 211030 Snow Rd. Two suspects fled the scene on a motorcycle just prior to Deputies arrival. The Air Support Unit was able to locate two subjects riding a motorcycle from the area.
Deputies attempted to stop the motorcycle but the driver failed to yeild and a pursuit was initiated. The Air Support Unit followed the motorcycle. After a brief pursuit, the driver of the motorcycle pulled over at the intersection of Old Farm Rd at Jewetta Ave. and allowed the passenger to get off of the motorcycle. The passenger,
Donald Webb Jr., was taken into custody.
The driver of the motorcycle continued to flee from Deputies after
dropping off Webb Jr. The motorcycle was traveling westbound on James Rd, approaching Hwy 65 at a high rate
of speed when the vehicle left the
roadway and crashed. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene.
The drivers name is Richard Jay Howard, Jr.age 40 of Bakersfield.
I was thinking the same thing, about the spike strips.Jams said:Would spike strips thrown in the path of a speeding motorcycle be considered deadly force?
If the purpose is to stop the rider period -- why not just shoot him?
Naples man recovers after hitting patrol car
Last Update: 3/30/2006 8:38:02 AM
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A Naples man is in the hospital after hitting into a Collier County Sheriff's patrol car.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Daniel Watkins was driving his motorcycle when it collided with the patrol car.
The bike turned over and Watkins was thrown off.
Officer Chayne Cunningham had been parked in an outside lane with the emergency lights were on.
Watkins was taken to the hospital. His condition is not yet known.
No charges have been filed.
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