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Law enforcement pursuing white van from Orleans County into Genesee County

Orleans County law enforcement is reportedly pursuing a white van that has entered Genesee County southbound on Route 63. The vehicle is refusing to stop.

Orleans County advises caution. The van almost ran a law enforcement car off the road.

The vehicle is now headed west on Ledge Road.

UPDATE 5:43 a.m.: The vehicle is registered to a female resident of Seven Springs Road.

UPDATE 5:46 a.m.: Vehicle now headed into Erie County.

UPDATE 5:56 a.m.: Orleans County called off the pursuit. The van was last seen passing Jan's Smoke Shop.

UPDATE 6:06 a.m.: White male driver. The vehicle had been loaned to a woman in Albion.

UPDATE 6:22 a.m.: There is now a pursuit in the city. It's unclear if it's the same vehicle. The vehicle is eastbound on North and just passing North Spruce after allegedly going through several stop signs.

UPDATE 6:23 a.m.: Vehicle is now eastbound on Clinton and passing Grand View Cemetery. It was allegedly going 50 mph through the residential neighbhoods.

UPDATE 6:25 a.m.: The vehicle avoided spikes laid down on Clinton. It's continuing eastbound past Seven Springs and past Horseshoe Lake Road. Now at 33 and Mill, eastbound.

UPDATE 6:27 a.m.: Vehicle is slowing down in the area of 5168 Clinton St. Road, down to 20 mph.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Vehcile is stopped. Multiple law enforcement units arriving on scene.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Subject in custody.

UPDATE 6:37 a.m.: Medina PD informs local law enforcement of a suspicion of a controlled substance in the vehicle, and as a possible reason for the pursuit.

Doug Yeomans
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She look-like-a man?

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I bet he/she is in a miserable amount of pain....not a good start to a Friday morning.

John Woodworth JR
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I doubt it Doug since, he was (alledgely) smoking crack cocaine and drinking while driving. Curious on how you think the suspect was in a miserable amount of pain? Maybe from being dragged through the window, when he refused to exit? Do not understand why the Medina PD Chief called them off the chase, when they were right behind the suspect.

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John, I've seen felony stops and people pulled from vehicles by the police. They do not exit the vehicle being handled with kids gloves. They're usually yanked out by their hair or whatever the cops can get their hands on and subdued as quickly as possible, and for good reason, especially after fleeing from the police for so long.

Their main objectives are to stop the person from fleeing again by overwhelming the suspect by whatever force necessary and then restraining them with handcuffs That means the suspect is going to be removed from the vehicle by force and planted face down on the pavement with a knee in the middle of the back, probably a knee on the side of their head and arms twisted up behind their back with a wrist lock for good measure. Being taken into custody after running from the police is not a pleasant experience. I sure never want to find out what it feels like.

There's no mention in this news report of the suspect being dragged through a window so I had no way of knowing that when I made my comment about being him being in considerable pain. I made the comment after it was reported that the suspect is in custody. Are you following along now? :^]

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Maybe they called off the chase because they knew who the driver was? Sometimes it's better to let the person think they're home free so that they slow down. Chasing them just places too many other people in danger. Luckily the van ran out of gasoline and ended his mad dash before a crash.

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Hum... I thought there was a fire actually when I heard/saw all the sirens go by my house. They were FLYING down Bloomingdale. I didn't see anything when I left for work a few minutes afterward though.

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Sorry Doug, if you did not see my sarcasm in the comment. Doug, I am well aware on what happens. BTW, I do know why they called off Medina PD since, I know the officers involved. The spikes probably helped too.

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