Teen arrested after crashing stolen car in Maple Heights home

Teen arrested after crashing stolen car in Maple Heights home

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A Maple Heights homeowner is left picking up the pieces after a stolen vehicle slammed into her house Tuesday morning.

According to Maple Heights police, a teenager stole a car from the Shell Gas Station at Warrensville Center and Libby Road just before 10:30a.m.

Teen arrested after crashing stolen car.
Teen arrested after crashing stolen car. (Source: WOIO - Tim Dubravetz)

Officers said the owner of the car went into the store and left his vehicle running and unlocked. Police that’s when the teen stole the vehicle, eventually leading officers on wild chase, ending in a crash into a home on the corner of Waterbury Avenue and South Blvd.

The homeowner told 19 News she was home at the time, on a conference call, when she heard a loud bang. She said she ran to her front door and saw several vehicles on her front lawn, including the stolen vehicle.

“I look over to my left and I see a police car, as well, that hit the house and everything is torn up,” the homeowner, who did not want to be identified, told us.

The driver crashed into a home at the corner of Dalewood Avenue and South Blvd.
The driver crashed into a home at the corner of Dalewood Avenue and South Blvd. (Source: WOIO - Tim Dubravetz)

Tire marks can be seen all over her front lawn, her concrete front steps are now in pieces and the railing that once led up to her front door is now closer to the side of the home.

“It was atrocious,” she said.

After crashing the stolen vehicle, police say the teen suspect then tried to run away, but was quickly caught by officers and taken into custody.

The homeowner, meanwhile, now has to deal with mess left behind.

“We work too hard and I don’t appreciate it,” she said.

Maple Heights police are looking for the driver of the blue Dodge/Chrysler 4-door.
Maple Heights police are looking for the driver of the blue Dodge/Chrysler 4-door. (Source: Maple Heights police)

Anyone with information is asked to call Maple Heights police at 216-387-9624 or e-mail their detectives at Detectives@mhpd-ohio.com.

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