Police: Man crashes truck into South Euclid house then flees on foot

Police: Man crashes truck into South Euclid house then flees on foot
Police say they've arrested a man they think crashed a truck into a S. Euclid house Monday. (Source: South Euclid police)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - South Euclid police say they have arrested a man who they believe crashed his truck into a house Monday evening.

Police responded to a house on Okalona Road after a caller reported that a white truck had struck a house and the driver had fled the scene on foot, according to the South Euclid police.

The caller said the driver was a man wearing a puffy black coat and Timberland-style boots, police say.

Officers spotted a man who matched the caller’s description near the 2000 block of Miramar Boulevard.

The man was out of breath, delirious, and had mud on his shoes and pants, police say. He told police we was “out for a run,” according to the release.

Police say they noticed a small cellophane baggy partially sticking out of the man’s jacket pocket. They believed it contained crack cocaine.

Officers searched the man further and say they found more of the drug, according to police.

A witness told police the man they stopped was the same who crashed the truck into the house, according to police.

The man was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and traffic related offenses, including OVI, police say. He may also face drug possession charges. Tests to identify the 2.59 grams of what police suspect was crack cocaine are pending.

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