Westlake police taser unruly carjacking suspect - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Westlake police taser unruly carjacking suspect

Crash Scene in Westlake Crash Scene in Westlake
Westlake Apartment Complex Westlake Apartment Complex
Courtesy: Greg DeSena Courtesy: Greg DeSena
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Police in Avon and Westlake are investigating an early morning carjacking.

A 38-year-old Avon woman was carjacked and assaulted around 6:30 a.m. at Laura's Learning Treehouse on Colorado Avenue.

About 15 minutes later, the suspect driving the stolen Ford Taurus crashed into a Ford pick-up truck at the intersection near Detroit and Bassett Roads in Westlake.

The suspect fled on foot, and forced his way into a nearby apartment. The suspect then fought with arresting officers and was tasered.

The suspect was taken to St. John Medical Center, and is now in the custody of Avon Police.

Bassett Elementary School was placed on lock down after a second male ran from officers at the intersection.

He was arrested by Westlake PD shortly after 9:12 a.m. near the Hunters Chase apartment complex on Detroit Road. 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 Police at the scene.

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

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