May 26, 2016


Chase suspects evade police

ELYRIA — A car chase that started in Elyria ended in Sheffield with the suspects remaining at large.

According to Elyria police, an officer observed a silver Nissan around 11 a.m. Friday near the Econo Lodge Hotel in the 500 block of Griswold Road.

After running the license plate, it was verified that the license plate belonged to a black Subaru rental car from Enterprise.

Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said the officer observed the car exit the hotel’s parking lot and go west on Griswold Road.

“The officer pulled behind this vehicle and attempted to stop (the driver) for the fictitious plates,” the report stated.

The driver of the Nissan failed to stop and headed east on Interstate 90 as the officer continued the chase.

Avon police were notified and set up stop sticks along the highway.

However, the Elyria police officer observed the vehicle exit I-90 and head east onto state Route 254 and then enter the high-traffic area.

After approximately 10 minutes, a Sheffield police officer found the vehicle parked in the Sam’s Club parking lot on North Abbe Road.

The suspects were not located and remained at large Friday night.

Officers from Elyria, Sheffield and Avon provided mutual aid during the search.

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