Carjacking Suspect Tasered After Break-in

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The window of an apartment in Westlake is broken after a carjacking suspect allegedly broke in before his arrest. (Photo Credit: Fox 8 News)

WESTLAKE, Ohio — The Westlake Police Department had issued a warning to residents Monday morning after a carjacking led to a crash and break-in. The advisory has since been canceled.

The incident started at approximately 6:45 a.m. after Avon police had reported a Ford Taurus taken from their city in a carjacking.

A short time later, police say the stolen vehicle crashed into a pickup truck driven by a 54-year-old Westlake man at the intersection of Detroit and Bassett roads. That’s where a suspect ran from the scene and forced his way into a nearby apartment. Westlake police say officers fought with that the suspect inside the apartment, tasered him, then took him to St. John Medical Center. He’s now in the custody of Avon police.

The driver of the pickup was taken to St. John Medical Center for face, back and arm injuries. His name was not released.

Another suspect, who claimed to be a juvenile, was arrested just after 9 a.m. near Hunters Chase apartment complex on Detroit Road. Bassett School was placed on lockdown for a short time while officers searched for that suspect. Police say the male is believed to be an accomplice of the other detained suspect.

An alert was issued Monday morning, advising residents to lock their doors and asking parents not to send their children out for the school bus, and to make other arrangements for transportation. It was canceled at around 10:30 a.m.

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