April 17, 2014

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UPDATE: Suspect remains on loose following two-county pursuit

Police chase a vehicle down Durkee Road near Grafton Friday night. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Police chase a vehicle down Durkee Road near Grafton Friday night. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

A suspect remained on the loose Friday night after police searched Lorain County for several hours following a pursuit from Cleveland.

A suspect wanted on aggravated robbery and a slew of other charges after a two-county pursuit gives a thumbs up as he see the camera flashing in the distance while he's being pursued by police. The vehicle was traveling about 15 miles per hour at this point.

A suspect wanted on aggravated robbery and a slew of other charges after a two-county pursuit gives a thumbs up as he see the camera flashing in the distance while he’s being pursued by police. The vehicle was traveling about 15 miles per hour at this point.

The car chase began in the area of West 32nd Street and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland at around 5:30 p.m. Friday and turned into a pursuit on foot when the suspect’s car, a burgundy four-door Honda, crashed into a mailbox at 36060 state Route 57.

Cleveland police said the suspect is Angel David Santana Maisonet, 44, who is wanted for aggravated robbery and is a suspect in several other aggravated robberies. He had been seen in the area earlier in the day and broadcasts to check the area for the suspect or vehicle were repeated throughout the day prior to the chase.

According to police, officers located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop it in Cleveland, but the driver refused to stop. Stop sticks were deployed by the North Ridgeville Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol and were effective in deflating all of the tires on the vehicle, but Maisonet continued to drive at a low rate of speed.

After crashing into a mailbox near the intersection of state routes 57 and 83 in Grafton Township, Maisonet allegedly ran into a wooded area on foot, losing a shoe when he bailed from the vehicle.

The area in which the suspect was last seen was searched extensively by officers and canines from multiple agencies, but he was not located, according to a news release from Cleveland police.

A vehicle being chased by police grinds down the road at about 15 miles per hour after its tires were shredded by police stop sticks.

A vehicle being chased by police grinds down the road at about 15 miles per hour after its tires were shredded by police stop sticks.

Approximately two dozen police car were involved in the chase and subsequent hunt for the suspect. Law enforcement departments involved included Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga County Sheriff, Grafton Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Medina County Sheriff.

Maisonet was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. Police said he is possibly armed with a handgun.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.

  • Julie O’Brien

    Of all times to NOT have a train go through! LOL

    • billgreg65

      He was smart; he went over the Durkee Rd overpass LOL.

  • ekwaykway

    Catch me if you can!

  • proccw

    24 police cars, shredded tires, 15 miles per hour and he got away???? WOW!

  • ken m

    you can t blame the cops….if they ram the car or shoot this criminal all the cry babies come out of the wood piles and start bitching and want to sue the police..so in return, you have a criminal maybe armed somewhere in grafton!!!!

    • MZee

      at least they didn’t blame the police for the pursuit. Two guys last week blamed the Hwy Patrol in the death (killing) of the two 77 yr olds in the van when the guy rammed them at 125 mph+ on I80 over by Toledo. It was sad people blame the police when a criminal is committing a crime. Nah, let’s just let the criminals run free and unabated!

      Geniuses.