27-year-old man in custody after allegedly shoplifting, ramming into police cruiser at Crocker Park

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WESTLAKE, Ohio — A man accused of shoplifting and striking a police cruiser at Crocker Park is in custody.

According to Westlake police, a 27-year-old Cleveland man committed a theft at the Apple Store.

They say he then tried to escape, ramming a police car before taking off on foot.

He was arrested a short time later.

Police say the situation is under control, although they are looking for a gun they think the suspect may have dropped on the Crocker Park property.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital for a possible seizure.

No injuries were reported.

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