Pursuit ends in crash after Maple Heights police chase suspected stolen car into Cleveland

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 5:35 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An overnight police chase that started in Maple Heights ended in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood after the suspect’s vehicle nearly crashed into the Cedar Estate Apartments.

Cleveland police confirmed that Maple Heights officers chased the vehicle until the pursuit ended just before midnight on Tuesday at 2801 Central Ave., near the East 28th Street and Central Avenue intersection.

Maple Heights Police Chief Todd Hansen said around 11:37 p.m. Tuesday officers were alerted by the Flock camera system that a stolen Jeep with an Ohio license plate was traveling southbound on Lee Road.

Chief Hansen said officers located the Jeep and attempted to to make a traffic stop, but the driver fled into Cleveland.

After the crash on Central Avenue, Chief Hansen said the driver and passenger of the Jeep fled on foot and remain on the loose.

Chief Hansen added the Jeep was stolen in Cuyahoga Falls at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maple Heights police at (216) 587-9624 or Detectives@mhpd-ohio.com

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