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Mr Bill

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  7:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Following a report of five police cars speeding down 515 west from town, a check of the scanner showed they were chasing a blue motorcycle. After chasing up Loving Rd, then Mull, then back down Jonica Gap, then a few side roads there and finally onto Tate Rd where the perpetrator is heading North and seems to be trying to cross the state line.

Listening to the chase, it seems apparent that this motorcyclist knows that area very well. It's uncertain whether the police or the motorcyclist will come out victorious.

Update: he's heading South on 129 instead, towards Poteete's. This person is traveling fast. I wouldn't want to get in either his way or the police's at this point.

Update: looks like the motorcyclist made it into North Carolina. Units without a visual on the suspect have been advised to terminate the pursuit.

Update: A police car appears to have blown an engine during the pursuit, but it sounded like it was a Blue Ridge or Fannin County unit rather than from Union County.

The motorcyclist was wearing a light jacket with the letters "VIKON" or "VICON" and has a yellow helmet with flames on it.

stardust74

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  7:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just heard the sirens from my house.

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  8:34:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Motorcycle went screaming past Cubby's house just as she was getting her stuff out of the truck. Of course I was ringing the phone off the hook to tell her to go inside and lock the doors in case he crashed and tried to hide there.

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stardust74

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  8:43:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmm..wonder if the letters could have been Vulcan??

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  8:50:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No it was Vicon on his jacket


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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  8:52:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And the police unit blew his transmission not his motor.

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Mr Bill

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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And the police unit blew his transmission not his motor.

Thanks for the clarification. End result was the same though: a wrecker had to haul it away!

The last report I heard was that Cherokee County (NC) officers had lost sight of the person while seemingly heading South on 129 again towards Union County.

Did anyone hear anything about how this all started? I kind of got the impression that Fannin County is where this all started.

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nativelady

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All I know is the cops went flying past me on 515 headed towards Blue Ridge. One could of caused a collision at the redlight if the other driver hadn't been defenceful in their driving. I know it was a "chase" but they sure wasn't going to get anything faster by causing another accident.

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fawn

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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit fawn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They were headed south at one point on John Smith East then a minute or two later the motorcycle headed north on John Smith with the two cop cars close behind. One was a white Sheriff's car and the other a dark blue. Glad I was home and wasn't trying to go anywhere.

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I missed the beginning of it all on the scanner. All I know is Topaz said something about John Smith Rd. and gunpoint so I hung up, turned on the scanner and called Cubby. Tried to call Fawn too but her phone was busy.

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Mr Bill

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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:43:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I heard the "gunpoint" comment too, but dismissed it because I knew they were traveling at a good rate of speed still. I got the impression the police officer was suggesting that officers ahead at the intersection could have the motorcyclist at gunpoint if the motorcyclist kept going the same direction.

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stardust74

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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:56:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy, my friends are having fun with this one, I've got phone calls asking if it was me LOL just to aggravate me of course, told them nope my bike was black and I sold it the other day!

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paprclip22mom

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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  9:57:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh that's too funny Star.

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stardust74

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  10:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL, not funny when teenager asks "why would they think you would do that mom". Don't want to explain that one LOL.
Guy must be high or stupid one, going that fast he will kill himself before the cops have time to shoot him.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  10:32:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We were on our way through loving road when this was taking place.. the State Trooper was going TOO fast and wasnt chasing at that time ANYTHING in front of him.. he was trying to make timing to help out I guess.. he was going probably as fast as his car would go and on the wrong side of the road.. Hunnys dad said he heard on the scanner that his State trooper car blew up.. I understand persuit but this was a motorcycle.. and there had to have been almost every on duty county officer out there.. and no, you wouldnt had wanted to be on the roads.. we didnt see ever see the motorcycle but the cops were everywhere waiting on it.. Loving road isnt a great road but it does cut through to Blue Ridge easier.. I just want to know who put the stripes on the road..lol!

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fawn

USA
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  08:16:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit fawn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I sure want to know why the high speed chase. This guy better be wanted for some heinous crime otherwise there is no good reason for a high speed chase that endangers life. MAC...do you have any info on this that you can share?

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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2007 :  08:26:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounded pretty exciting. I know what I want for my birthday now! A scanner. If it was one of those crotch rockets, they should have just given up on the chase. They can't catch them & they know it. Put up some road blocks & pray he comes their way.

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Cherry Blossom

USA
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  09:11:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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nativelady

USA
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  09:32:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maddy, They had road blocks up and he knew how to get through them evidentally.

Or by pass them was what I heard.

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a teach


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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  11:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez, they shoulda shot him. Works for me.

...end of story

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  12:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Hello Teach!lol Your end of the story would have probably been how it ended with all the excitement that chase lead to on loving road... we didnt know what the heck was happening or why untill hunny called his daddy.. kinda felt like THE DUKES OF HAZZARD skit that we jumped into... people were standing in their driveways with the looks on their face of the end of the world coming..

Fawn, I agree with you and Maddy completely.

Maddy, those scanners are informative but people sure do get carried away with what they hear verses what they think they hear.lol! I have to laugh about that too in some ways.

I am glad that hunnys daddy took the one out of the party room down stairs so we can enjoy our gatherings a lil bit more...

Anne Frank said,
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." I agree!
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nativelady

USA
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  12:45:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I hate scanners. Grew up listening to them when I was young. Literally made me so nervous and I didn't have kids on the road then. Now, I hear our name is popular on there so I'll let everyone call me to ask whats going on! LOL!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2007 :  12:48:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL! Lady.. if hunnys dad hears our last name and usually they only say last names on there.. haha! We get phone calls thats the part I am laughing about cause apparently the people with our last names that live out Gum Log are popular on there as well! sigh
haha! Sorry hun but I am laughin cause I can imagine that there aint no telling how many times yourns phone rings as well!

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honeybear cubs

USA
1436 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2007 :  2:03:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone! Just getting on...been so busy past couple a days haven't had a chance! And, YES, I was just coming in, with the boys, from baseball practice, and went back outside to get some stuff out of the truck and the motorcycle went FLYING by...it startled me, 'cause it was going sooooooooooooo fast...next thing I know...one cop car blaring by, then another, then another, and yet another! The boys came running out (yelling, as little boys would "that is so cool"), and the dog was going nuts. Then, my oldest said "mom, the phone's ringing"...and sure, enough, it was PCM calling to tell me to get inside and lock up! (Thanks for looking out for us, PCM!) :) Anyways, I KNEW it wasn't just a cop trying to catch a speeder! So, what's up with it? Any news on what the heck was happening?!?!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2007 :  8:40:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As far as I have been told unofficially.. the motorcycle was not cought.. ??

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stardust74

USA
2131 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2007 :  10:33:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
  I wonder if this is what they were chasing??? LOL  oh these pics on here can easily get out of hand LOL

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