November 27, 2014

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UPDATE: Two juveniles arrested after Sheffield Lake carjacking

Police officers watch as a vehicle that was reportedly hijacked is towed. The vehicle crashed into the curb at the intersection of Root Road and Colorado Avenue. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Police officers watch as a vehicle that was reportedly hijacked is towed. The vehicle crashed into the curb at the intersection of Root Road and Colorado Avenue. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A carjacking in Sheffield Lake led to a police chase, car crash and an almost four-hour search for two juvenile suspects Monday afternoon.

Police officers run toward Lake Breeze Church on Lake Breeze Road, where an open door was found. The building was searched, but no one was found in the building.

Police officers run toward Lake Breeze Church on Lake Breeze Road, where an open door was found. The building was searched, but no one was found in the building.

The incident began about 2 p.m. in the 4600 block of Lake Road when two boys stole a woman’s car outside of Dave’s Vacuum Cleaner Repair in Sheffield Lake, according to Sheffield Lake Police Chief Tony Campo. The owner saw the carjacking and attempted to grab onto her vehicle as the two juveniles drove away with it. When the boys refused to stop, the woman was dragged a short distance and suffered injuries as a result, Campo said.

Because the woman was injured, multiple police departments were called to the scene, Campo said. Only moments after the carjacking, Sheffield Police Chief Larry Bliss, who had heard a description of the car, saw the vehicle heading southbound on Harris Road minutes later and called police departments from Avon Lake, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Lorain to the scene.

Police officers leave the woods on South Street in Sheffield Lake after the hunt for the second suspect in a carjacking was suspended.

Police officers leave the woods on South Street in Sheffield Lake after the hunt for the second suspect in a carjacking was suspended.

“They were fleeing,” Bliss said. The boys were driving quickly down Harris Road before crashing the car near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Root Road. After damaging the car, the two boys ran from the car into the woods north of Colorado Avenue, Bliss said, adding that police did not think the boys were armed.

When police responded to the scene, they formed a perimeter around the area and the railroad tracks.

The conducted a four-hour search through the woods with the help of K-9 units and park rangers. The first suspect was found and taken into custody around 3 p.m. The second was taken into custody around 6 p.m.

Police were unable to provide any additional information on Monday night.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.


  • Mike wowk

    Where was the car jacked from?

    • jz

      Good question. Journalism 101.

      • kspaetz

        That information was not immediately available yesterday. We’ve updated the story.

        • jz

          Thanks for the follow up.

  • stayfocused

    Can hardly wait till my car cam get here from Russia.

  • DonMega

    Do people still carjack,thats a thing of the pass,

  • Mark B

    Were the keys left in the car , did they take the key from her .. Details ?
    would it not be more like the owner saw her car being Stolen. Is carjacking when a person is forced from their car?

  • Jennifer Baker

    Playing too much Grand Theft Auto smh

  • Brandy Lynn

    Stupid stupid boys. Glad they were caught and hopefully they will get into some big trouble that they can’t GET OUT of.

  • yup

    i know the two boys and they had a gun held the women at gun point and took the car with her in it most likely drug related sheffield lake has some dumbass’s who think they are big into drugs. they ran into the woods and thats why they had the dogs and rifles because they ran and had a gun.

    • NO

      yeah, that didn’t happen. get your facts straight.