CLEVELAND-- Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek fired off another letter to the city safety director after another police chase by an outside agency this weekend ended with a crash into a home.
On Saturday, a Ohio State Highway Patrol chase ended with a crash into a home on the northeast side.
The councilman has complained about the problem for years. In fact, as far back as 2007.
In Polensek's latest letter, he said the mayor of Euclid is ready to discuss this with him. He wants a meeting with suburban police chiefs on the matter as well.
"I am assuming you aware that there was another high speed chase over the weekend through Ward 8 and Ward 10 resulting in the suspect slamming into a residential home on Nyack Court, off Nottingham Road, south of St Clair Avenue.
"A neighbor called my city cell phone to tell me that his happened at approx. 5:00 PM on Saturday, Jan. 30. The chase alleged involved officers of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
"Director, in less than a week – two homes have been hit on the NE Side of the city during high speed chases. Once again, I call upon you, the Safety Director, and ultimately the Mayor, to implement a Chase Policy for outside agencies into the City. This is occurring all too often and two in one week is too many on the NE side of the city. Our residents should not have to live in fear of their homes being hit – or worse yet, one of their members of their family hurt or killed because of these types of activities.
"Per prior emails – I have asked for further discussions with you and suburban agencies regarding this matter. On Saturday morning, I spoke to the Mayor of Euclid, who said she is greatly concerned about their pursuit policy and will be in discussions with her Chief.
"Director, there needs to be resolution. I look forward to further discussion on this matter."