Police pursuit goes over 100 mph; suspect on the loose

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A driver remains on the loose after he sent Guthrie police officers on an 11-minute car pursuit on the northern side of town Monday evening. The pursuit ended in the county near Highway 74C.

The suspect crashed a 2004 white, four-door Chevrolet into a dead-end sign and fence at the intersection of Broadway and County Road 76 at 8:41 p.m. The suspect then took off on foot and after a 90 minute search, officers were unable to spot the individual.

Guthrie officers were aided by a K9 unit from Edmond.

An officer went to make a routine traffic stop at Pine and Noble at approximately 8:31 p.m. for a brake light that was out.

The pursuit quickly moved to Walnut and toward Guthrie Upper Elementary School. The driver proceeded down Hillcrest to Pine before heading north on Highway 77 and turning onto Highway 74C. Once on 74C, the driver began traveling down dirt roads causing dust to be flown into the air and limiting the view of the officers following.

Finally, the suspect attempted to turn south on Broadway as he approached the dead-end at the intersection of County Rd 76. However, he lost control of the vehicle and rolled into the sign and fence before taking off on foot.

Speeds were clocked at over 100 m.p.h. and alcohol was later spotted inside the vehicle.

Despite not locating the individual, police are investigating several clues found inside the car.

10 Responses to "Police pursuit goes over 100 mph; suspect on the loose"

  1. Lucy   October 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

    They went FLYING in front of my house at Elm &Logan. I have to wonder if the risk to the dozens of innocent residents living in these residential areas where families are outside enjoying the lovely weather is really worth that kind of chase. It’s Guthrie. Could it have been that difficult to find the guy another way? I just feel that the risk of injury to innocent bystanders should supersede the urge to chase the rabbit unless there is an imminent threat to public safety. I realize that there can sometimes be extenuating circumstances, but usually not. Perhaps this was one of those times. I’m just happy that my grandchildren weren’t riding their bikes in front of the house last evening.

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  2. Steve   October 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I would like to invite those who are quick to judge LEO’s , to go ride with one for a shift. We work weekends, nights, holidays, and miss family events so you, dear citizen, can sleep easy at night. Those who judge without knowing are ignorant. Please educate yourselves before passing judgement. Officers have a split second to make life and death decisions, while the public and the press have a lifetime to judge them for their actions. I would like to thank all LEO’s who put on the badge, and kiss their loved ones goodbye, not knowing if that will be their chance to do it!

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  3. MIKE   October 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    STEVE, THEY CHOSE THAT OCCUPATION. THEY WERE NOT FORCED TO BE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.THANKS FOR DOING YOUR JOB BUT USE YOUR BRAIN A LITTLE.

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  4. Steve   October 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Your right Mike, they were not forced. But they do it so others, like yourself, don’t have to. My brain is working fine. How is yours?

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  5. MIKE   October 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THEY WOULD HAVE CAUGHT THE GUY. COULD HAVE FINED HIM THOUSANDS. MY BRAIN IS FINE THATS WHY I’M NOT A COP. ISN’T FREEDOM OF SPEECH A WONDERFUL THING.

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  6. Steve   October 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Mike. Good for you! You admit that you couldn’t cut it as a law enforcement officer. Yes enjoy your freedom of speech, and whatever handouts the government sends your way. LEO’s are used to being belittled and questioned. It makes them who they are.

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  7. MIKE   October 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    ISAAC CALDWELL WAS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER

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    Cause: Gunfire

    Incident Date: 9/7/1913

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    Patrolman Isaac Caldwell and Patrolman Lon Muxlow were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bar owner for a liquor violation. The man had repeatedly sold illegal bootleg at his parlor on Vilas Street between First and Second Streets. As the officers attempted to arrest him he produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot both officers in the head.

    The shooter was apprehended and convicted of manslaughter, but was later pardoned.

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  8. Leigh   October 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

    You know, I think people look for any reason to judge police officers. There is not a single person who knows why the chase was taking place. (at the time) and fortunately no one was hurt. Had they NOT chased him then all of these comments would be saying rude things about how our PD doesn’t do their job and so on.. It was an unfortunate event that it had to take place in a neighborhood but obviously the PD was doing what they thought was right in the situation. Like many have said, do not judge one’s decisions until you have put yourself in their place. Find something else to gripe about.

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  9. Cindy Jurina   October 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I’m with Lucy, speed chases through residential areas are extremely dangerous and should only happen under the most critical and dire circumstances. Her comments were not judgemental to the degree that such a response from a LEO was necessary. With, LEO’s being so used to criticism, I wouldn’t expect them to be so thin skinned that such a comment would even evoke such a response.
    The police cars now have computers in the front passenger seat so if anybody is going to ride with an officer it will have to be in the back seat.

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    • Steve   October 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Cindy, your right. I guess folks should feel confident in your opinion. With your extensive training and background in law enforcement.

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