Dashcam video shows a chase that ended when the vehicle crashed into the kitchen of a Cleveland Heights man.
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Cleveland Heights police are searching for a second suspect who led officers in a high-speed chase Friday that ended when the vehicle crashed into a Fairmount Boulevard home.
The driver of the vehicle was detained but the passenger fled.
No one was seriously injured.
The house was badly damaged.
Police say they found a backpack at the location that they believe belonged to the suspects.
“Inside the backpack, there was a pistol loaded with a bullet in the chamber, so it was ready to be fired,” said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg. “There was also some cash and drugs.”
She said that moments before the accident, police tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled.
“The officer observed the vehicle in a parking lot for an extended period of time and, while continuing to observe the occupants in the vehicle, he observed what he believed to be a hand-to-hand transaction of a drug purchase,” the chief said.
Body camera video was given to FOX 8 Team I shows officers chasing suspects and then responding after the crash.
Anyone with information on this case should call the Cleveland Heights police as soon as possible.