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DEPUTY HURT DURING CHASE


A deputy suffered minor leg injuries after a law enforcement vehicle pursuit from La Paz County ventured north into Mohave County Wednesday. Spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said the Mohave County Sheriff's office was notified at 7:20 p.m. that the  chase of a 2016 Mini Cooper entered south Mohave County near the Bill Williams Bridge on highway 95.


Mortensen said the suspect vehicle entered and quickly exited Cattail Cove State Park where a La Paz County sheriff's deputy was staged near the entrance.


``The deputy positioned himself outside of his vehicle attempting to stop the suspect," Mortensen said. ``During this attempt, the deputy suffered injuries to one of his legs."


Mortensen said the suspect, 65-year-old Patrick Kalember, Bouse, drove north on highway 95 at a high rate of speed, avoiding stop sticks that were placed in the roadway to flatten his tires. ``Deputies lost sight of the vehicle in the area of highway 95 and Oro Grande," she said.


Mortensen said Kalmebar was taken into custody without incident at a Lake Havasu City convenience market at about 11:30 p.m. He was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Center on charges including aggravated assault of an officer, unlawful flight, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon during the commission of a drug related offense.


The injured deputy was released following treatment at a local hospital.

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