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Man taken into custody after police pursuit in Lorain County

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 11:36:11-05

LORAIN, Ohio — A pursuit of a stolen vehicle that started shortly before 6 a.m. in Fairview Park ended in Lorain County after troopers deployed stop-sticks on State Route 10 Friday morning.

The chase started after a license plate reading camera picked up a van with a stolen license plate at the intersection of Story and Lorain roads.

Fairview police located a Dodge Caravan at the intersection of West 215 Street and Lorain Road and attempted to pull over the vehicle.

The van fled west on Lorain Road into North Olmsted, where it eventually struck a North Olmsted police cruiser.

The pursuit continued on I-480 then west onto State Route 10.

State troopers used spike strips near Route 57 to stop the van. Two Fairview Park police cruisers struck the spike strips, causing flat tires on the cars.

Police said a 32-year-old man was taken into custody until he appears for his arraignment in Rocky River Municipal Court.

AirTracker 5 was over the scene just after 6:30 a.m as police took the man into custody.

Charges have not yet been filed, according to police.