Westlake Police Report 8-20-12

Date: 8-20-12

Media Release

Carjack Suspect Crashes

Fr: Capt. Guy Turner

911 audio
At 6:43AM this date, Avon PD reported a Ford Taurus taken in a carjacking in Avon was last seen on
Detroit Rd. near Bassett Rd. That vehicle crashed into a Ford pickup driven by a 54-year-old Westlake
man at that intersection. The male suspect fled on foot and forced his way into a nearby apartment;
he fought with Westlake PD officers there, was tasered, and was taken to St. John Medical Center by
Westlake FD. He is in the custody of Avon PD. The pickup driver (54-year-old Westlake man) was also
transported to St. John Medical Center for face, back, and arm injuries.

Bassett School was placed on lockdown after a second male ran from officers at the intersection at
7:22AM. He was arrested by Westlake PD at 9:12AM near the Hunters Chase apartment complex on
Detroit Rd. His identity is uncertain, but he claims to be a juvenile. Preliminary findings are that he may
be an accomplice of the other suspect and may have been in Westlake trying to find his partner in crime
after dumping another vehicle that was stolen in Cleveland. That vehicle was turned over to Cleveland
PD at the scene.

Bassett School was given the all-clear at 9:15AM. Multiple police agencies assisted at the incident,
including Avon, Rocky River, North Olmsted, and North Ridgeville.

********************************8-20-12 Update***********************************

The second suspect has been identified as the 14-year-old brother of the suspect in custody of Avon PD.
Little brother (of Cleveland) will be filed on in Juvenile Ct. for drug charges related to the suspected
crack cocaine on found on his person and RSP for the car that was taken in Cleveland.

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