Saturday, August 26, 2006

Almost got 'em

Last night the Rock Island police chased a vehicle that was suspected of containing Don White, one of the 2 suspects in the Vincelina Howard murder still at large. It appeared that he was heading for Davenport via the Centennial Bridge at one point, and Davenport was alerted. At first officers were told to hold back until they knew what the car being chased was involved in, as it needed to be a violent crime, or under the new temporary rules, suspected of being involved with a gun crime. When the word came back that it was possibly Don White, the DPD officers were given permission to pursue if the car came into Davenport. Stop sticks were readied, and officers were posted at both the Centennial and Arsenal Bridge approaches, but the RI PD lost the car before it got to the bridge, and it never came across into Davenport.

He may have since been caught, but I haven't heard anything about it. Hopefully they catch these guys, although I'm surprised they're stupid enough to stay in the area.

Update on 8/29: They were stupid enough to stay in the area, and now all 4 police were looking for have been caught.


WindingHills said...

I don't know why you would be suprised that they are stupid, I could tell by looking at their pictures.

QuadCityImages said...

Its like you keep tempting me to delete your comments, WH, and I don't like it.

WTM said...

I did come accross the Centennial bridge at or about that time last night. It was around 23:00 and I will say that the Davenport Police did have a quite a few officers in the area and they were doing a good job in checking cars and people coming over to Davenport.

I would like to see more of that kind of enforcement going on everyday in this City. I dont have problem in paying the bill if they get the Job Done!!!!!!

If I was a Alderman I would give them the personel and the money they need to make this a Safe Place. They can do it.... but they need the support.

One shooting is one too many......

QuadCityImages said...

I believe they were doing a speed trap there earlier in the evening, because this Don White thing was around 2am.