MIAMI – A pursuit that involved the Carthage (Missouri) Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Highway Patrol ended in Craig County near Vinita.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's report by Trooper Lt. Roger Starling, at 11:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 17, the pursuit of an allegedly stolen vehicle ended in a non-injury collision on U.S. Highway 60 near the I-44 interchange a tenth of a mile east of Vinita.
Offices with the Carthage Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol were in pursuit of a 2014 Chevy pickup reported stolen from the Oklahoma City Police Department driven by Joshua Glenn Collins, 36, of Bakersfield, California.
Those law enforcement agencies terminated the pursuit from the Travel Center at the state line when Collins’ vehicle went black, which means he shut the lights off.
Short activated the pursuit again at State Highway 10 C in Ottawa County when he located the vehicle.
Collins ran through two roadblocks avoiding stop sticks until Short performed a TVI (Tactical Vehicle Intervention) forcing Collins’ vehicle off the roadway to the right, through a fence, before striking an embankment.
Collins was transported by officials with Mercy Emergency Medical Services to Craig General Hospital in Vinita for treatment of minor injuries and then taken into custody.
Short was not injured. The State OHP Fleet vehicle received an estimated $600 in damages.
The stolen vehicle received an estimated $8,000 in damages.