A pair of robbery suspects led New Franklin police on a high-speed chase that ended when their car crashed in Barberton.
The Beacon Journal reports speeds reached 80 mph as a police cruiser pursued the men in a Pontiac Sunbird. The pair were suspected of firing a gun and robbing the Subway restaurant on Manchester Rd.
The suspects fled the restaurant and ran towards Tate Road before getting into the Pontiac. Police say the incident occurred around 9:25 a.m. Tuesday morning. No one was hurt.
29-year old Justin Harris and 23-year old Alan Devine are accused in the Subway robbery after firing one shot once they entered the restaurant.
The newspaper reports the 8-minute chase ended around 9:45 a.m. in Barberton where the suspects' car struck a curb and blew out a tire on Wooster Road. One of the men ran approximately 40 yards before he got tackled. The second man remained in the vehicle and was arrested at the scene.
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11:01 a.m. Editor's note: Akron police originally identified the third suspect as Jimmelle Moore, Sr., who is deceased.
Akron police arrested three men, including a shooting suspect, following a 15-minute car chase in the city.
Police say Garland V. Phillips, 35, of Akron, tried to ram a police cruiser during the chase which started in West Akron and continued through North Hill.
He was charged with possession of Oxycodone, trafficking in Oxycodone, willfull flee and two counts of felonious assualt on a police officer. Police also found more than $5,000 in the car.
After the arrest, police executed a search warrant at the house where the chase started and ended.
Officers arrested Jeremiah Rowe, 29, of Akron, who had a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a November shooting at a used car lot, and Jimmelle A. Moore, Jr., 18, of Canton. Police recovered 56 grams of heroin, over 50 grams of marijuana and a loaded handgun.
On Nov. 24, 2012, authorities say Rowe drove into the car lot at Premier Auto Sales on South Arlington Street and fired shots at the building. The victim told police Rowe was upset for being fired the week prior and because the owner didn’t lie to his case worker about his employment. Officers signed additional charges of weapons under disability, trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools.
Moore was charged with possession of marijuana and occupying a drug premise.
All three suspects were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Ravenna police are investigating a high-speed car chase that led to a fatal accident Tuesday night.
Police started an investigation around 9:30 p.m. after a woman told officers that she was assaulted by her husband.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of the husband's Chevy truck near South Chestnut St. and Lake Avenue.
Police say David Johnson, 32, of Diamond led police on a high-speed car chase before crashing through a guard rail barrier blocking the road on Cableline Road near state route 14.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ravenna Police Department are investigating the crash.
Anyone with additional information about the incident should contact the City of Ravenna Police Department at 330-296-6486.
North Canton police say a man was after he side-swiped an officer's cruiser early Saturday morning.
The North Canton officer walked away without any injuries after his police cruiser was struck on its passenger side by a 1998 Lincoln Navigator.
Police arrested Kevin C. Kreiter, 59, of Pompano Beach, FL, on charges of grand theft, reckless operation and fleeing the scene. Kreiter is expected to face additional charges following an investigation.
A police press release indicates Kreiter was driving without headlights, when he crested the hill in the 5900 block of Market Avenue and was traveling north bound in the south bound lane. The officer was forced to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.
Police say Kreiter drove away following the collision, as he continued to travel north bound, forcing several other vehicles off the road. Lake Township officers finally caught up with him near the intersection of Kent Avenue NE and Smith Kramer Street.
Authorities say Kreiter had been involved in another collision prior to the incident involving the North Canton officer's car.
A suspect crashed his car into a home Tuesday night after leading Akron police on a chase.
Police say the chase started near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Broadway Street, when they tried to pull the driver over.
After a short chase, the suspect crashed into a home on North College Street. Authorities say the crash caused structural damage to the home.
The suspect was treated for minor injuries and was taken to Summit County Jail.
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