Cleveland teen arrested in Bath Township carjacking, suspected in other robberies

CLEVELAND-- A 17-year-old from Cleveland was arrested following a carjacking in Bath Township Wednesday evening.

Cleveland police spotted the vehicle on the city's east side. The teen was taken into custody and was brought to the juvenile detention center.

Officials say an arrest was able to be made in the case because of great team work with Cleveland, Bath Township police and Independence Police Departments.

A Cleveland police report notes that a helicopter pilot spotted the stolen vehicle from Bath Township pull into a driveway on E. 118th. The chopper pilot then spotted two suspects run from the vehicle.

Officer Mike Shay and Lt. Paul Baeppler were able to arrest the teen suspect after a brief foot chase.

“Shay realized that [the suspect] was the wanted male that detectives have been looking for,” the report states.

Police said the suspect, who is missing part of his right arm, is being questioned in connection with several other robberies.

The carjacking happened at about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday when a couple stopped at a rest stop along Interstate 77. The woman told police her husband went to the restroom and two men with guns came up to the vehicle.

She said she got out of the car, and a suspect jumped in and drove away. The other suspect followed in another vehicle.

A truck driver, who was stopped at the rest stop, said his video camera caught the vehicles driving away.

Police are still looking for the other suspect.

The 17-year-old is being held on several charges stemming from a March 21 carjacking on Cleveland’s west side.