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Parma Heights police chase of two stolen vehicles ends with two suspects arrested

Parma Heights pursuit of two stolen vehicles
Parma Heights pursuit of two stolen vehicles
Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 12:57:13-05

Parma Heights police pursuit of two stolen vehicles that were believed to be used in a future smash and grab ended with two suspects arrested on Wednesday.

Shortly after 3 a.m., police observed two suspicious vehicles in a parking lot at 6219 Pearl Road, which is where LoanMax Title Loans is located.

The two parked vehicles fled, which prompted officers to pursue one of the vehicles to the area of East 30th Street and Chester Avenue in Cleveland, which is about 10 miles from where the pursuit began. The vehicle began to have engine problems and lost a tire, which ended the pursuit.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Jenjuan Martell Durrah in Cleveland hiding behind a dumpster. The second suspect was able to get away.

The pursuit of the second vehicle ended when it struck a house in Parma Heights. Two suspects also fled the vehicle but police were able to arrest 30-year-old Ravanel Young at the scene.

It's believed the suspects in the two vehicles were going to smash an SUV at the location to get an ATM where officers first spotted the parked cars then use the second vehicle to get away.

Young and Durrah are scheduled to be arraigned in Parma Municipal Court on Thursday.