Westlake Police report that at 9:10 a.m. this date (Oct. 22), a female caller reported the father of her child was following her on I-90 westbound from Cleveland and was deliberately striking her vehicle with his.
The victim pulled over once she entered Westlake. The suspect continued westbound, exited at Crocker Rd., struck two more vehicles, and then fled on foot near the Promenade.
A Westlake Service Dept. worker who was monitoring police radio activity was able to give the suspect’s direction of travel to WPD dispatch.
As a precaution, nearby Bassett Elementary School was notified of the incident and directed to lock the school doors until the all-clear was given.
Rocky River, Bay Village, and Avon PDs assisted in the incident, which ended when an Avon officer located the male at the Wendy’s restaurant on the northeast corner of Crocker-Detroit Rds.
That male is currently in the Westlake City Jail; charges have not yet been determined. He is tentatively identified as a 40-year-old Cleveland man. No one was injured in the incident.